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Chicopee Home Chefs

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Chef of All Seasons
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Andrey T.
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Mitch is great! He is an awesome trainer and an excellent chef. After my first lesson I have signed up for sessions 4 times a week and but as good as he can possibly handle too cook. Mitchell is honest, respectable and motivating. He will certainly motivates you to reach your goals, highly recommend!

Victoria's Event Planner
4.3
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Donna H.
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I had a pool party bbq for my adult sons birthday party. There were about 50 people with many children. Although there were a few glitches the party was a success. Her staff were wonderful, two great cooks and a friendly bartender who kept everyone well fed and happy!

  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanette S.
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I hired Kylene to cater a small Christmas gathering. Everything went perfectly. She is professional, the food was outstanding and she even delivered it to me. I am very pleased with Chef Kylene and her efforts to make an event go smoothly.

Haven Foods
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan M.
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Nate and his sous chef cooked a delicious 4 course meal for me and five of my friends for a bachelorette party. A salad of fresh, organic greens with pickled shallots, tomatoes and a homemade vinaigrette, a stuffed chicken appetizer, a delicious salmon with quinoa, wilted greens and an avocado cream aioli. I highly recommend Haven foods!

D.Myles Chef&Catering
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tara A.
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We hired Dexter to cook a nice breakfast/brunch for my parents in law. He was very professional, his food got rave reviews and they loved the experience! Highly recommended. Thank you, Dexter!!

Earth Love Food
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Donna V.
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Jessica expertly worked from a comprehensive questionnaire and other tools to understand my dietary needs (as well as food pleasure needs) to design the ideal diet for me, as well as delicious meal plans. Her culinary skills are superb. My health has improved dramatically, and these organic meals, from locally sourced ingredients, have changed my life.

Hubbard’s farm
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 95 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anne C.
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I’m delighted with the quality of the meats and eggs. Everything we have tried has been wonderful. The convenience of having weekly home delivery is a great advantage. Clayton is a cheerful and helpful person. I highly recommend the service he offers and plan to continue with Hubbard Farm!

Good Food Catering Co.
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Maureen P.
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    I hired Good Food Catering for a shower in my home for approximately 25 people. I was offered a variety of appetizers and dinner items to choose from. The food was timely delivered, set up, served and cleared without interrupting the shower whatsoever. Most of all, the food was delicious! My guests really enjoyed the variety and there was plenty of food for seconds which many took advantage of. I was able to enjoy the shower and not worry about the food, serving or clean up!

    Spano's Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    Cheryl O.
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    Michael has helped me in many ways. First of all I need help with my brother. Didn't have enough time to get food ready for my brother to eat. Plus shopping and take care of a family. Michael would go shopping and buy the best ingredients to make the best dishes. That my brother enjoyed. Fruit salad, pasta salad, chicken salad. Pasta dishes, home made soups, beef stew. Also Michael would make home made bread, pies, cookies, and cakes. He would even try new recipes out. Which my brother loved very much. Michael has gone above and beyond to help make my brother days better for him. My brother looks forward to Michael's visit. Michael make food on a regular basis every week. His quality of his work is excellent and outstanding. Always on time with my brothers meals. The job was done in New Britain Connecticut. I would refer Michael to anyone of my family and friends. Excellent and Outstanding.

    Chef Tuinei
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    Jennifer L.
    Verified review

    I have attended many wine dinners that Chef Tuinei has done. They were all excellent. Looking forward to the next one.

    Davewags Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Dawn P.
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    We had a lunch for 100 people. They did amazing! The exceptional part to me was that they brought ice trays for all the food so the cold choices stayed very cold!! Highly recommend the grilled wraps! They were gone so quick! I am so pleased with the food, price and service! I will would certainly use them again! Kane Elementary PTO

    About

    I'm a dinner party chef specializing in gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan cuisine. You approve the menu, I shop, cook, serve, and clean while you sit back and enjoy your guests.

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    I no speak good English but i loved cook all type of food

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    We provide healthy home cooked meals customized to suit your taste and budget! We do all the work so you can enjoy! Services include small house parties, theme parties, cooking lessons, BBQ's and more!

    About

    The Valley Bowl is a locally-owned personal chef service offering delicious meals made from local and organic ingredients. We all know the importance of gathering around a table for a nourishing, home-cooked meal. We’ve all come to understand that the best food is local, organic food cultivated in ways that are good for our bodies and the earth. And we all know how a delicious meal can erase a hectic day at work or a rocky day at school. But the truth is that many of us simply do not have the time, energy, or resources to scour farmers markets for fresh, organic produce or find a local farm that raises all-natural meats and poultry. Most of us do not have the time to cure our own meats, craft delicious cheeses, or make batches of fresh baked breads and cookies. Most of us do not have the desire – or the skill – to create dishes that are wholesome and unforgettably delicious! Fortunately, the Valley Bowl will do it for you. Without having to drive from the farm to the co-op to the specialty store, you and your family will enjoy amazing meals that are created especially for you. The Valley Bowl uses almost exclusively organic, always fresh produce, naturally raised meats and dairy products from local vendors, including Simple Gifts Farm of Amherst and the River Valley Market in Northampton. We will use these fresh, local ingredients to prepare thoughtful and scrumptious dishes in your kitchen and then pop them in your fridge or freezer so that they’re ready when you are. No pots and pans to scrub, no messy kitchen to clean, no more fast food or bad take-out and best of all, no more spending every night slaving in the kitchen when you could be relaxing around the table with family and friends. All you have to do is set the table, turn on the music, and uncork a bottle of wine.

    About

    My name is Daniel Geraghty, chef and owner of Geraghty's Catering. I am a full-service caterer and personal chef. I am a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Our customer service and from-scratch cooking, separates us from our competitors. We use organic, all-natural foods, and farmer's markets as much as possible. Because we cook from scratch, we are able to customize menus for catering events as well as personal chef clients. Many of our personal chef clients have the need for specific diets that are confusing for the home cook to create. That is where we shine. I create beautiful, tasty, and healthy meals for diabetes, fibromyalgia, celiac, some forms of cancer, and for clients going through lengthy cleanses.

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    Love to cook! Love for the kitchen too! I think those are the aspects that make my preparations a delicious meal. Being from the Caribbean, I grew up in a kitchen full of sasones and species. come and try it!

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    I'm a great cook and have alot of experience doing it. also have bartender and wait staff

    About

    Karla is a graduate of the prestigious Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Cambridge, MA and has experience cooking numerous types of cuisine. Her passion for food and the Culinary Arts is evident in everything that she does. Karla has over a decades worth of experience cooking in restaurant, catering, and private kitchens. Her friendly, hands on approach allows you to become comfortable in your own kitchen and with your own cooking skills. Personally she has cooked for for many notable celebrities including Sheryl Crow and Multi-Grammy Award Winner Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience. Karla also holds a certificate in Nutrition which allows her to take into consideration any dietary needs. Currently she works with clients and students in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, And New York. In 2011 Karla co-founded KMKCreatives a personal chef service company but has since found her passion in teaching others how to be successful and confident in their own kitchens. Whether you are looking for on-going private lessons or wish to have a "Cooking Party," Karla can serve you up a memorable experience.

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    My service stands out because of my great customer service and my comfort food. I go out of my way to make every customer happy. I provide a personal meeting to discuss details of what type of food you're looking for, which comes with samples. I also provide great-tasting desserts. Email or call me to discuss your special occasion.

    About

    We provide upscale in-home catering for all types of events. Chef David D'Ambruoso, who worked at Bouley and Park Avenue Café in NYC, will come to your home and produce four-star cuisine so you can be a guest at your own event. Call David personally on his cell to discuss your party.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How much do private cooking lessons cost?

    You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

    How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

    Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

    Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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