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Gloucester Home Chefs

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For The Love of Food & Drink
4.8
from 106 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Annie F.
Verified review

For The Love of Food & Drink was everything we hoped for and more! The food was delicious and the staff was amazing! We had a bourbon tasting where we wanted the bartender to be engaged with our guests she did just that. The Chef was just as engaged with our guests which we loved. We will definitely be using them again!

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Jen Royle: Dare To Taste
4.9
from 92 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Seth S.
Verified review

Jen is amazing. I had no idea what having a chef in our home would be like, and it exceeded my expectations. It was such a pleasure to have Jen in our home, and we fell in love with her personality just as much as her food. She gave a small cooking lesson to my wife and her 10 friends for her birthday and then fed them a five-course meal. Everyone loved the food and is still talking about it. But they also loved meeting Jen, and to us, that was just as important. I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again.

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Sara's Cooking
4.8
from 73 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lois F.
Verified review

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.

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sumedha B.
Verified review

Chef Cristo and his team did a great job catering my son's 1st birthday fiesta! The quantity and flavors were great and they did an excellent job serving and telling folks what everything was etc. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food! I would highly recommend Cristo's kitchen to anyone and will likely use them in the future!

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Manda & Me
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
Verified review

SUPERB!!! I live in Los Angeles. I wanted to hire a personal chef for my boss who lives in Massachusetts for her birthday. As I was talking with many chefs, Julie (from Manda & Me) totally got what I was trying to do immediately and took the ball and ran with it. I wanted to incorporate my boss's kids and dogs as I know that they are extremely important to her. She knew exactly what to do down to the serving dish specifically for the dogs. To hire a personal chef for your boss from across the country has several risks and I have to say that this one paid off a hundred fold! I would highly recommend Manda & Me as a personal chef. They are amazing and it was worth every. single. penny. Thank you!!!!

Hostess Catering
4.6
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Elise H.
Verified review

Hostess Catering made our Division Holiday party so spectacular. The food was amazing, and I really appreciated the effort they put into helping us customize the menu. At the event itself, all staff were extremely professional, friendly and efficient. Everyone was raving about how much they liked the set-up and food, and the hosts (who held the event at their home in Brookline), said it was the least stressful event they'd ever been a part of. Our ONLY complaint is that, although we stressed that we had a few lactose-intolerant guests, the rice pilaf had butter in it, which we think could have been avoided and allowed for more options for the few who couldn't eat milk products. Otherwise, GREAT EVENT. Thanks ladies!

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William Ference Catering
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kim S.
Verified review

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.

  • 23 years in business
  • 62 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.

SYB Event Planning
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Habib B.
Verified review

hired Soraya to help with catering for our corporate event in Boston. From the day I found her, she has been nothing but pleasant and helpful with us. She came to see our office space and helped us with suggestions on floor plan. She customized a menu for us and the food was AMAZING!! I have never had steak tips like that before. She brought her wait staff on site and even the sous chef. Her company also provided the bar for us as well - the bartender was very friendly! We are all very happy with the outcome of this event and are definitely planning on using SYB Events and Catering again!

Blonde on the Run Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Amy S.
Verified review

This past Sunday, Renee catered an engagement brunch for 33 people in our Needham home. I was a bit hesitant at first choosing Renee as I did not know anyone who had used her. After checking out her website and talking to her on the phone, I was confident I had chosen the right caterer for our celebration. Renee listened to my ideas and created a menu that was both elegant and rustic at the same time. Her food was out of this world and the presentation equally as brilliant. If you are looking for a special caterer with a special talent (think design and top chef) Renee is the one! I look forward to working with her again .

Malone Catering
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.
Verified review

Chef Marty and his team provided appetizers, main meal, desserts, bar service, linens and dinnerware for our recent Holiday Party_12/6/13. Chef Marty was a delight to work with, he was responsive to our menu requests & updates; the request for a vegan meal was provided without a hitch. Pricing for our Holiday Party was fabulous, as a volunteer organization, we are always looking for the best for our dollars. The best review to offer was the request for business cards from the attendees! The serving staff were friendly and accommodating to last minute requests. I will keep Malone Catering's contact information near by!

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nathalie L.
Verified review

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!

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor S.
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Extremely Competent and Talented - Delicious food - Impeccable professionalism - Very Reasonable Pricing Expertise in the field is immediately evident. Upon our first call, I knew Deirdre was highly capable of handling our event. Her years of experience have made her confident in her execution - which made me as a client secure and calm that Slavin in the Kitchen would handle our event as anticipated and without incident. This particular event that we hired Deirdre for was a very personal one - a “Celebration of Life” gathering at our home after my Mother-in-law’s passing. I desired a very specific passed hors d’oeuvres menu to honor my Mother-in-law to include her favorite foods. Deirdre didn’t blink. She was completely amicable with creating offerings that are not typically on her appetizer menu. She made excellent suggestions and designed special hors d’oeuvres just for our memorial. We certainly didn’t provide her with the best working conditions - and she didn’t even shrug! I requested that she work out of our garage so that guests could have full use of our kitchen. She did so flawlessly and to boot - when she left, you would have never even known she was there! I would have been happy to rent cooking equipment for her to use, but as an added bonus - she had it all in her inventory and brought it with her. Our guests were swooning over her cuisine! I received MANY compliments on how delicious folks found her cooking to be. Guests even took her name and number so that they may hire Slavin in the Kitchen for future events. I am still dreaming about the Curried Chicken Tartlets and the Masala Chai!! SO TASTY!! I need to note how lovely and professional her Serving staff were as well! As an Event Planner, I’ve experienced that even if the Chef is professional and capable - the crew they bring to serve isn’t always as fabulous. That was certainly not true of Slavin in the Kitchen’s Servers. The two ladies were courteous, crisp, polite and gracious. They knew the tone of the event and were overwhelmingly sensitive to our family and guests. I was delighted with how our event was handled by Slavin in the Kitchen. I will hire Deirdre again and I implore you to too! Taylor Singh Owner, Avasara Events

  • 24 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Shawney L.
Verified review

Sam and his staff catered our nonprofit organization's annual Sandra K Russell Derby Day Benefit for MitoAction a few weeks ago and it was beyond amazing! Our attendees and staff cannot say enough great things about the Merrimack Event team. From start to finish, Sam was polite, attentive, and efficient. He worked with our budget and understood the complexity of the event. Sam went above and beyond to help decorate the event venue beautifully and of course, have his chef design an out of this world Southern Fare dinner menu to match our event's theme. Everyone was so pleased with the delicious food, and has told us out of the 8 years we have hosted this event - this one was truly the best. We cannot wait to use Simply Elegant Catering again next year! Thank you again Sam and team!

The Aipyn Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey L.
Verified review

Shamia has been cooking for my family for 13 years. Her food is always delicious, and she has been a great help for all types of events- from catering for large parties, performance receptions, to weekly family dinners. She is our number 1 recommendation for anyone looking for a chef!

William Morin
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Liz B.
Verified review

professional chef with creative ideas and a passion for what he does. great chef!

Thyme + TIDE kitchen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melinda L.
Verified review

Chef Reed and and his staff of culinarians and service staff provided a wonderful holiday feast for Phillips Exeter Academy. The attention to flavor profiles, detail in execution in all the selections were exceptional. Chef Reed attended all planning meetings, developed all the menus based on a shared vision while providing timely quotes. The wait-staff were professional, well presented and attentive to guests while ensuring the food presentation were maintained. I would highly recommend Thyme and TIDE Catering.

  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa P.
Verified review

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!

SommeChef
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Steve A.
Verified review

Don is absolutely the best home chef who has prepared full meals for our busy family. Everyone, from Mom and Dad to the kids ranging from teenager to toddler, raves about his delicious and well planned meals. As a testament, everyone would rather eat Don's home prepared meals than go out to a restaurant, especially if the meal if followed up by one of his wife's homemade cookies! His service allows us to eat fine cuisine together as a family without worrying about "keeping a lid" on the little ones at a nice restaurant.

Thyme To Rise
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kelley C.
Verified review

I highly recommend Sean for any occasion. Outstanding at his craft.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lee L.
Verified review

Christine and Dennis have been cooking for us for three years every other week. Terrific choices, healthy and tasty. We love them like family.

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Gloucester, MA

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  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
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  • Number of students
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    Adult (over 18)
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