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Melrose Personal Chefs

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

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FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD + DRINK
4.8
from 116 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 172 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 98 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ian B.
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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
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Sabrina C.
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Chef Cristo is reliable, personable and a great chef. We have used him 3 years in a row, and will continue for many more years. This year we also hired two friendly women to help prepare, cook, serve and clean-up and the trio did a great job.

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J&L Catering
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael C.
Verified review

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.

William Ference Catering
5.0
from 34 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.

  • 12 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Raymond A.
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After initially using thumbtack.com to assist with our search, we hired Heidi Mazzeo of Wilder Cuisine to be our personal chef for a recent family dinner party. Heidi was very helpful with planning the food selection, timing, etc. The results were excellent! Heidi prepared and served several appetizers that tasted great. Salad, entrees and dessert were served right on time; and were all delicious. Our family was able to totally relax and enjoy our time together, knowing Heidi was handling everything. We all had a great time thanks to Heidi. Ray; Norfolk, MA

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Ran's Kitchen
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 50 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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Blonde on the Run Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Camilla (Mimi) B.
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Renee Scharoff is a world class chef with a client base that reflects this from both here and abroad. Renee has been our personal chef for a number of years having pursued a relationship with her after an event we attended where she catered. Her culinary repertoire is sophisticated, inventive and always savory. Importantly, this is coupled w/ a keen perception of individual tastes and health considerations. She is extremely talentd, reliable and flexible adapting to need: personal chef, dinner parties, holiday event deliveries or formal events. I can think of nothig that would not have her meet the highest of standards. We live in Brookline, Mass.

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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.
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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
  • 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!

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Chef Michael Haigh
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Mike cooked a beautiful and delicious meal for our bachelorette party. He was prompt, brought all his own equipment and ingredients, and cleaned everything immaculately. Mike was a fun addition to our celebration and was courteous yet charismatic. The meal was to die for, and Mike prepared a large menu while accommodating dietary restrictions. I feel confident that every guest at the party would hire Mike again. Of all the events that day, the chef was the best! Thanks, Mike!!

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The Aipyn Catering
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura A.
Verified review

Working with Aipyn has been a treat. I have used the company for two different parties. People from both parties are still talking about the food, the wonderful service, and the lovely chef. The food is beyond words. I can’t wait for my next event this summer. Best wishes, and thank you again.

SommeChef
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Robert R.
    Verified review

    Don is an exceptional chef whose creative preparations rise to the heights of having your own personal, Michelin chef for the evening......truly incredible.

    Thyme + TIDE kitchen
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 5 hires 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.

    Chef Matthew Stogryn
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    M.A. G.
    Verified review

    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.

    Reel Thyme Chefs
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Shea G.
      Verified review

      I hosted a 75th birthday party for my father. Chef Greg was a huge help creating the menu taking the time to find out exactly what we were looking for. I was most impressed when he called a few days later to see how my dad enjoyed his birthday. I definitely intend to use Reel Thyme Chefs again

      Walker's Foods
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 5 years in business
      • 6 hires on Thumbtack
      Michael A.
      Verified review

      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.
      Verified review

      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!

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