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Gardner Personal Chefs

Browse these personal chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Gardner.

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Jen Royle: Dare To Taste
4.9
from 97 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ian B.
Verified review

Jen is the one of the greatest things to ever happen to me. She cooks delicious food, has large portions and brings it to my place with a smile. Exactly what i had in my mind with a personal chef. Looking foward to the future of eating all her food all the time!

Sara's Cooking
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 145 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
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Amy P.
Verified review

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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Cameron Culinary Concepts
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aleks M.
Verified review

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 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Eitan M.
Verified review

William Ference Catering cooks for our family on a weekly basis. He is an excellent chef that comes up with creative healthy dishes on a weekly basis. He was very attentive to our dietary needs and proposes menus that meet our objectives. The food is always excellent. He picks out excellent ingredients, is a pleasure to have in the house and always cleans up everything when he is finished cooking. We highly recommend him for your personal chef needs.

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Ran's Kitchen
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 47 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.

Lori Rizzo Events
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 64 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.

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Step It Up Bartending
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christy G.
Verified review

Wonderful service! Our guests at are 20th anniversary loved her and the drinks were great!

MV Gourmet Dishes
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 24 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

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
Catherine L.
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Beth has been very easy to work with, and we love her food. She is extremely flexible, and is willing to either cook at her own home and deliver, or cook in your home. She will either provide you with a menu, or let you send her recipes! And the food is delicious and healthy. We're glad we found her and decided to give a personal chef a try! It's really helped the weeknight dinner rush and made evenings more enjoyable with the family since we can focus on being together after a long day, rather than worrying about what's for dinner!

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa P.
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I had the pleasure of experiencing Chef Stacy's food at a local restaurant, and it was absolutely delicious! A few months down the line, I opened a business and needed a caterer for my grand opening. I contacted Chef Stacey in hopes that he provided this kind of service.. Thankfully he did! From the first consult until the end of the event he was extremely professional, pleasant, the array of food that I could choose from and that he provide was amazing, his table and presentation of the food was flawless! My customers and I was extremely happy with his service that evening! So much that when I moved locations of my business, that we hired him again!!! I would definitely recommend Chef Stacy for your catering needs!

Gathered Table
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Michel B.
Verified review

Mary is an amazing chef using only the best quality products creating awesome and delicious meals. Having worked with her on several occasions I can truly recommend her, you and your guests will be surprised by her creations and remember this culinary exploit

CHEFreyL
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Beth M.
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Jeff's knowledge and personal attention to details during the planning stage made it easy to know that my event would be fantastic. I was able to socialize with my guests while Jeff handled everything. It was a perfect evening.

Erin Kenney Wellness
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bobby C.
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Erin is without a doubt one of the most concentrated and dedicated nutrition/wellness coaches I have ever had the pleasure of working with. It is obvious from her continued commitment to research and education that she has placed herself into a position to make herself time and time again a valuable contributor and leader in the wellness field. As a former athlete and busy professional, I asked Erin to put together a meal plan for me that would allow me to maintain a high protein diet, support my active lifestyle and also not yield a long preparation time. Erin was able to implement a meal plan and diet schedule that not only met, but exceeded my expectations. The information and structure she provided for me allowed me to adjust my diet without demanding a large alteration in my lifestyle. With her personalized understanding and application of my needs, and the experience I had with Erin, I would readily and highly suggest her to anyone looking for a motivation and committed wellness trainer.

Chef Matthew Stogryn
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marvin L.
Verified review

Matt is the consummate professional, with a great culinary sense as to what would work best with a large and diverse group. We were dealing with a lot of different types of foodie personalities and Matt helped us come up with a tasting menu that made sense for everyone. Even more important, once the dishes were decided upon, his execution was flawless. I would say that some of his suggestions were the stand outs of the evening, so i will just let him come up with the menu next time. Thanks for making our evening memorable and tasty

The Magic Spoon
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Betsy R.
Verified review

Claudine is a very creative chef. She customizes her menu for the needs of her clients including good likes/dislikes, food allergies and preferences as well as budget. Her food quality is high and never wavers. Claudine and staff are always professional and punctual. You can't go wrong using Magic Spoon for any culinary event.

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew W.
Verified review

I had the pleasure of having Chef Dee cater a anniversary dinner and it was incredible. Thank you again and look forward to using her again.

Abudanza Restaurant
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Brooke W.
Verified review

Chef Lou Thank you! from the bottom of our hearts thank you! you and your team for made our holiday cocktail party a roaring success. effortlessly cooked for 50+ people and the amazing staff did such a wonderful job! Your food was absolutely to die for! and the whole place just smelled scrumptious! Thank you so very very much for such an impressive job well done! see ya next year!

The other helper
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
ASHLEY H.
Verified review

First I want to start off by saying thank you so much Francesa. This was my first time hiring a chef and using this website. I tried to book her since Monday but I was terriable with communication. I finally reached her Thursday via phone which was the day I actually needed her. I was also at work and only could talk for a few minutes. I quickly expressed how much I wanted to surprise my mom and quickly told her my moms favorite food. Believe it or not she was available and took on the job. I also texted her during the day just to make sure it wasn't a scam. She was great she kept reassuring me everything will be perfect. Francesa arrived on time and immediately starting cooking. She was quite in the kitchen and didn't bother anyone she brought her own ingredients and also left the remaining ingredients for me to use at a later time. Dinner was perfect she also simg to my mom (bless her beautiful voice) and CLEANED!!! job well done I will book again

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