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Gardner Personal Chefs

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Sara's Cooking
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Lois F.
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My experience with Sara's Cooking was most positive. Our son and fiance sadly needed to postpone their wedding plans a few weeks before the actual wedding date. Because so many people had made plans, purchased airline tickets...etc. We decided to turn our lemons into lemonade by hosting a friends and family event on the date the wedding would have been. We had committed to having Sara's Cooking for the wedding and now we needed to switch gears in changing our venue. Sara graciously and easily accommodated our switch and do so with utmost kindness. The food was most incredible with an international flare, home cooked goodness and beautiful presentation. I purposely had chosen Sara's Cooking because her menu selections grabbed my attention right away. My husband and I were not disappointed and neither were our guests. The chefs are topnotch, pay careful attention to detail, friendly, fun and were most accommodating to all our needs as we hosted our gathering. I will always recommend them and use them again for future events.

  • 11 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Amy P.
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Chef Cristo was fantastic and easy to work with. He met not only my initial requests but was flexible to add items as I had new ideas. He traveled to my house in a snowstorm to deliver and ensure that my party went off without a hitch! I would use him again in a minute!

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The Home Chef of NH
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff l.
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My friends and I enjoyed our dinner together. I liked the environment that we cooked in. The chef was very knowledgeable and we all enjoyed sharing in the cooking. One of the items was a new recipe that she tried on us that did not turn out well and the dinner also took longer than expected. I appreciated the price she gave us and thought that was reasonable considering the entire event.

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J&L Catering
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael C.
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John & Laurel (THE J&L) are fantastic to work with. They take a concept, add their own creative spark to it and deliver a product that exceeds all expectations. Laurel is organized and attentive, while Chef John is amazing. His flair for presentation gives a special look that adds to the taste of the food.

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Cameron Culinary Concepts
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aleks M.
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We had the pleasure of hiring Cameron Daly for our engagement party back on March 21, 2015. From the first email to execution Cameron and his wife Christine were amazing!! They both take such a personal interest in ensuring our party was an event our guest and ourselves never forgot with their amazing culinary items! We chose Cameron due to his willingness to sit down and let us know more about him and his wife Christine and always answered every email or picked up the phone right away with all our questions. We had 50 friends and family at a private home and they executed the food and service like we were in a 5 star restaurant. They came with everything you would need in order to ensure your home was never disturbed and when they did need the kitchen they left it cleaner then it was before they got there. We even utilized the service of their bartender Nigel who happens to also be there son and he was a fan amongst all our guests! We would highly suggest Cameron Daly for any party and will be hoping to use him again down the road for other parties we will have. Please feel free to contact us for references and we will be glad to recommend Cameron!!

William Ference Catering
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Kim S.
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William has been providing personal chef services for my family for a few months now. I can't say enough positive things about him as well as his food! It is like bringing a five star chef into your home. William's food is superb - expertly made, beautifully prepared and plated (if you want) and delicious. William is a pleasure to have in our home as well and works with you to develop the menu and is open to suggestions and feedback. I would highly recommend him for catering and personal chef services.

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Ran's Kitchen
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steven P.
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Chef Randall is one of the best services I've contracted. He was professional, punctual and an exceptional chef. I've contracted his services 3 times now and he out does himself every time. Chef Randall will be my go to personal chef and caterer for a long, long time.

The Henrys
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Megan L.
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We hired Chef Chris Henry for a small dinner party. He created an amazing 3 course menu...delicious, inventive and beautifully plated. Meredith was our server was professional, efficient and very personable. Our dinner party guests included 'foodies' ...Chef exceeded their expectations! The cleanup was quiet and swift... left the kitchen spotless. Communication with Chris from day 1 was superb. We can recommend Chef Chris and Meredith without hesitation!

Lori Rizzo Events
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Janet F.
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Lori, her partner Sam and her staff made my small event seamless. Lori and I were able to effectively communicate via email and text a half a dozen times in the span of 17 days which proved a tremendous value for me in terms of my time and energy. The team were prompt, professional, friendly, anticipated my needs and stayed on top of everything all night. They met and exceeded all my expectations and received rave reviews from my 50 guests. Chef Jim and Crew Debbie and Jim - I welcome you back anytime. It was so much fun to work with you. Chef Jim - The food and presentation was awesome and abundant. Thank you! Debbie and Jim - thank you for staying on top of the time and making it effortless for me to stay on schedule and stlll be able to enjoy the party with my guests. I look forward to working with all of you again.

MV Gourmet Dishes
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Juan G.
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I want to recommend Paula as your personal chef. I needed a meal prepared for my family reunion. I was expecting 20 plus people. I only gave Paula a couple of ideas for the menu and she went way beyond my expectations with her service. The meal was superb. Food was prepared with fresh ingredients that she hand picked from local markets. Everything tasted delicious and the presentation of the dishes she served were magnificent. The portions were generous and yet not excessive. I got many compliments from many members of my family. Paula was punctual, courteous and very professional. She left a wonderful culinary impression of her professionalism and my kitchen clean and tidy, which to me was a plus. -Juan

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  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nathalie L.
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Benjamin catered a fantastic selection of delicious healthy items at our holiday party. He timed the food perfectly and made sure the party flowed. He is delightful and a gifted chef. He will be our go to chef for all events!

  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Angela H.
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I attended an event catered by Tiffany and I was totally blown away by the food, her professionalism and skills, and the overall presentation. She takes great care to be sure the food is not only delicious, but pleasing to the eye, as well. Everything was ready when she said it would be, and she was completely calm and unruffled throughout the entire event. The next time I need a caterer, I'm calling her. I'm seriously considering hiring her for her personal chef services, too -- I mean, who doesn't need a break from the kitchen every now and then, right?

Haven Foods
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Steven C.
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Nathan Cartel is an amazing chef, teacher, and host. My girlfriend and I attended his valentines day dinner special and it was so fun and informative! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for cooking lessons!

Pixie Dust Gourmet
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kristy D.
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Beth has been amazing to work with! We started with one meal plan and then I decided to change to a stricter diet plan and she was beyond flexible with the changes. Her food is amazing and I highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a personal chef.

Chef Matthew Stogryn
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
M.A. G.
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I highly recommend Matt Stogryn as private Chef for parties large and small. I have worked with Matt on a Holiday Party for 100, and a dinner party for 12. Both times, Matt consulted with me with plenty of advance notice regarding menu, food restrictions, and drink pairings. Matt was on time, very organized with his prep. Matt was charming and knowledgeable when presenting each course to my guests, and the food was fantastic! Matt was clear on pricing in advance, took care of every detail. Wit Matt in the kitchen, I was able to enjoy my guests, and we all loved the food.

Walker's Foods
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Michael A.
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Christopher provided a fantastic 4-course meal for our 18 person party. He was accommodating, responsive to emails, personable and most importantly a great chef. I intend on hiring him again in the future and would highly recommend to anyone else.

Nan J.
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My daughter loved all of her birthday cakes from Melany's Designs and Cakes! She always insisted on having one from Melany. The cakes were works of art!

About

I am a personal chef looking to do private parties from 1-100. I do barbecue parties, NE clam bakes, kids birthdays, graduations, and bridal showers.

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Beautiful and delicious food, prepared for you in your home. Special diets are a specialty!

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I am your personal party chef. I create memorable parties of distinction in your home. I plan the event with you to ensure the party has your signature. Then, I do the shopping, prepare a four-star restaurant-quality meal in your kitchen, including cocktails, appetizers, fine wine with dinner and dessert, set-up the party or dining rooms, put out your best linen and china, pick out the flowers, the candles and the music, serve the meal and clean up the aftermath. I owned and operated my own restaurant and have over 15 years of catering experience. I have an enthusiastic and loyal following, with lots of references on request.

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I am a personal chef for families and small gatherings. I will research recipes for clients' description of desired dishes. I love to make very tasty and flavorful dishes. Most are very satisfied with my cooking, even children! I'm professionally trained by 2 cooking schools! I am the best!

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