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  • 14 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Eric B.

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I wanted a fun night for myself and two of my closest friends. This was a gift for them, and I know they won't forget it. Sarah was so careful to make sure the event was customized to our liking. Everything was perfect. The wine pairings were excellent and food astounding. My group was running a little late, but that didn't stop Sarah from filling our time with valuable tips and tricks. If you want a personal experience in a comfortable setting, this is perfect! I've looked into and have seen other "cooking classes" and none of them offer the value Sarah does. I would absolutely recommend the Home Chef of NH!

Shalini D.

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I had so much fun learning from Mrs saira. Classes were so much hands on , I never have trouble asking a question, Sarah was very helpful in all her classes and she made sure I understood the recipees.

Donna M.

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saraha is a very energetic inovative cook. she is her happyest when she is cooking. she is VERY GOOD COOK.

Manda & Me



  • 27 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Betty A.

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Julie has done both parties and cooking class at my home. The parties are always unique and lovely after the first one I have always left all the details and ideas to her. She did an incredible party for my husbands 65th birthday. Everyone raved about it for months. We did the cooking classes with another couple and it was more fun and entertaining than I imagined it could be. We learned so much and it made cooking fun for all of us again. She has marvelous ideas and so many tips to make things easier. We have another party planned for the holidays and can't wait to see her innovative ideas. She is truly a delight to work with.

Dan S.

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My family and I had Julie over for a private cooking class this past week. She taught 8 of us how to make some delicious Italian food including homemade pasta, sauce and dessert. Everyone in my family is raving about the experience, it was like nothing they'd ever done before and it was such a hit! Julie is wonderful, wildly talented and so down to earth, it was our pleasure to learn from her and are looking forward to our next class!

Tammy C.

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I get very anxious over cooking but thought a night with my daughter and I being led through a dinner preparation and meal would be a great way to bond. Julie was sweet, well prepared and made it a special night of cooking and a great night with my daughter

  • 25 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Maria S.

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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!

Eric E.

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Marty and co catered our daughter's grad party, what a wonderful experience! Everything was fantastic. More compliments on the quality of the food and the great service than I could count. Marty's cooking was done by his two sons and, along with the staff, provided a great, seamless experience for all. This was my best experience ever with a caterer, absolutely great! HIGHLY RECOMENDED!!!!!

Caroline C.

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I used Chef Marty Malone for a holiday party that my Vice President held at his house this past December for his team. The cook and server that he sent were very professional, friendly, efficient and tidy. The passed appetizers were excellent and everyone loved the homemade tortilla chips. I would highly recommend them!

  • 12 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Heidi D.

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Ben came to our house to teach us a few Thai dishes. He worked with us ahead of time to work out a menu. He was extremely responsive to our emails. When he came to our house he was on time, professional, and an excellent teacher! If you want to participate, he is your man. If you don't want to participate, he is your man. He adapts his teaching to you. He even made my husband a tofu fan! We would highly recommend Ben!

Aaron H.

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I have worked with Ben on many of jobs. He is professional and well educated on organic and sustainable cooking. He has always done a fantastic job with everything and always has a great up beat attitude.

Kristina M.

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Ben is a wonderful teacher and clearly passionate about cooking. He taught us so many new skills from how to use a knife to maximizing flavors. It was such a fun experience!

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min
  • Groton, MA

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

Jim A.

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We have been huge fans of Deirdre's cooking, having been fortunate enough to be invited to several events she has catered. We also had her cater a large graduation party and it was awesome. Not your standard fare (taco bar, yum!) and very reasonable, all with a huge family style smile!!!! We have plans to use Deirdre for our next graduation event and am hoping to be invited to other events she happens to be catering. Jim and Tiffany Antonellis

Marta F.

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Deirde and her team were great! Her cooking demo really impressed everyone who attended and she was able to answer the questions well. Her story of why she got into cooking and her different experiences as a cook defiantly added some flavor to the cooking demo. I hope to work with her again in the future.

  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 min

Stefanie G.

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Food was amazing! She was amazing! I really didn't know what I wanted and she help me through figuring out what would work for my dinner party of 10. I also have some complicated food restrictions and she very willingly work around them. We ended up with an awesome three course meal. Most important she was able to go with the flow, if I didn't have something she needed she worked around it, when guests hadn't pretold me what they don't eat she worked around it. Everyone had a great time and it was because of the food and the service. Highly recommended!!

Jay A.

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Shamia is the definition of professional. Her food is top notch. Shamia delivers what she promises and so much more. Her attention to detail is amazing. I use her catering and cooking services exclusively and would recommend her to anyone looking for exceptional food, service and value!!!

Audrey L.

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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!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Newtonville, MA

Craig P.

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Eilene has been cooking for my wife and I 2x/week for about 6+ months and it has been an absolute pleasure. We both work full time and have 3 kids under 6 years old. When we get home from work at the end of the day, not only is it hard for us to summon the energy to cook a healthy balanced meal for ourselves and our family as soon as we walk in the door, but even more importantly we prefer to spend that time playing with our kids rather than in the kitchen. Eilene has provided a perfect solution for us! Not only does she cook amazing meals that both taste great and are healthy, she's a great person and our kids always look forward to seeing her. If you are looking to lighten the burden of cooking meals each night, you can't possibly do better than Eilene and Too Busy to Cook! Craig Newton, MA

Jaimie K.

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We ask Eileen to cook for us every few weeks. We tend to freeze about half of what she leaves for us-- this is primarily a way for us to have quick dinners on hand, without resorting to processed food. We tend toward healthier eating, and Eileen always accommodates us, coming with a mix of old favorites and new things to try. The money is definitely worth it-- Eileen eases up our schedule and if it saves us from some take-out, so much the better!

Jill S.

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Eileen does an amazing job. We hired her to cook for my Dad. She is very professional. Can cook anything and does it beautifully. Even leaves the kitchen spotless. A pleasure to work with.

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 min


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For her birthday, my friend received a private cooking session with wine pairing with Lily and she invited me to attend with her. How lucky was I! We had such a great time in our cooking session learning to make amazing French dishes - an outstanding tomato tatin tarte for an appetizer, a fish provencale and eggplant crumble for the main course, and chocolate choux for dessert. I can't even pick a favorite, they were all AMAZING. Lily was warm and welcoming and very knowledgeable in the kitchen, specializing in French recipes and focusing on ingredients that are in season. She even has an amazing vegetable garden at her home where she sources a lot of her ingredients for the cooking session. We spent about 3 hours cooking our 3 course meal, and at the end we sat down to a beautifully set dining table to enjoy our dishes. Lily's husband did the wine pairings with each course with outstanding French wines. The food was incredible and we can't wait to make the dishes again in our own homes. I highly recommend a cooking session with Lily!

Natacha T.

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I work in the Cultural department of the French Cultural Center in Boston and Aurélie has partnered with us for one of our family events, the Fete des Rois, held on January 9th. Aurelie has done an outstanding job by preparing 100% home made and from scratch, eight gorgeous galettes. They were delicious and '' even better than in France'' some attendees said. I have only worked with Aurelie for one time but I know that I would definitely contact her again for other events related to French food. or French cooking classes. She is also very friendly and sweet and it is a great pleasure to partner with her.

James M.

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This was a birthday gift of my sister, and she raved about how Lili really helped them feel at home and shared her experience cooking French cuisine.

  • Merrimack, NH

Marianne J.

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Mr. Emery (which he probably would prefer Eric) taught me to make, in my opinion, the most delicious scallops wrapped in bacon. I have a very limited kitchen supply of utensils and he helped me make the best of what I have and recommended good utensils to purchase,but at a very reasonable price. It is a huge deal in using the correct knives. Eric showed me balance between the handle and blade which I never knew was important when cutting different foods. I highly recommend Eric. Email me if you need more information. Thanks

Heidi M.

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Eric and I have worked together for over three years. We have worked in a restaurant situation and he has worked for me at my catering company. He is a great chef with creative ideas and an amazing attention to detail. Eric will go above and beyond for those who choose to hire him! Chef Heidi,Wilder Cuisine,Concord Ma.

Chris K.

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Never a bad meal with Eric. His knowledge and skills-- and his heart-- show in his food, and he's not afraid of suggestions. All told, a very personal touch in all he cooks.

  • 15 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Melissa H.

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Gathered Table is by far a cut above the rest. We have used Mary and her team for anything from intimate celebrations to holiday parties. Each event is delivered with thoughtful care, elegance and impeccable taste. Her variety of fare ranges from vegan to meat lovers. The food is consistently outstanding, original, organic and always impressive, with guests raving about the food. Each creation is a feast for the eyes and a delight to the belly! Gathered Table takes away the stress of planning and executing a party for the host with all their preparation and anticipation of what might be needed. Mary is always 5 steps ahead going above and beyond on all the little atmospheric touches, delivering a sensational culinary experience. We are always blown away by the level of professionalism, grace and creative food and cocktails crafted for every event. Gathered table is simply the best and unparalleled in its industry. Many thanks to Mary for always managing and delivering an exceptional experience each time.

Jenny M.

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We hired Gathered Table to cook for 11 women at a bachelorette party this past weekend. The food was delicious and they were a pleasure to work with. Mary carefully worked to craft a menu that suited our tastes perfectly. She was flexible, accommodating and professional. I would hire her again in a heartbeat and definitely recommend them to handle any type of event.

Michel B.

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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

  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Steve B.

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Our party of five hired Shilpi for a private Indian cooking class at her home in Andover MA. We had a wonderful time. Shilpi was warm, welcoming, and well prepared. After a quick lesson in Indian spices, we immediately got down to cooking five delicious dishes. It was a lot of fun and the hands-on teaching along with the detailed handouts will make it easy to recreate the delectable recipes at home. We highly recommend Shilpi and her cooking classes.

Charity T.

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Shilpi gave our Cooking Group a class at a private home. It was fantastic! She is so informative, her food is delicious, we all learned a lot and felt we had made a new friend. Can't say enough wonderful things about delightful, talented, inspiring and instructive Shilpi!

  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Scituate, MA

Desmond P.

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SommerChef was amazing. The recipes were easy enough to do, but were amazingly delicious. I liked how the printed recipes we used during the class were in large enough print that they were easy to read. And the printed copies we were given at the end of the night are well organized. I plan to make five of the recipes tonight – a weeknight, no less – for guests. Great value. Great food.

Joe B.

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I highly recommend Don. He is very effective at creatively combining different flavors and cooking styles that always work well together.

Doug M.

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Eating what I learned to cook

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Fitchburg, MA


Hello everyone! My name is Caitlin Nadeau and I have been a professional chef for the last 12 years! I have a passion for helping others and love to teach, and I am looking for an opportunity to spread the joy of cooking! There is no task too small to teach or stupid questions! So please, if you have any interest in learning the basics or mastering dinner parties, let's get cooking!

  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Debbie F.

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With Jeanne's help, I made shrimp with linguine and a homemade marinara sauce. I learned how to sauté the onions and garlic without burning them. The pasta, sauce ingredients, and basil were all organic. It was a little overwhelming at first, but she was supportive and helped me with every step. And it came out delicious! In the future however, I think I will ask her to help me with some every day suppers instead of a special dinner, like this one. She said that she would help me pick out something that I could cook any day of the week.

  • 13 years in business
  • Boston, MA


I am classically trained in French cuisine but love to cook in many different cultures. I love cooking with seafood!

  • Auburndale, MA


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!

  • 4 years in business
  • Malden, MA


We are a two-person team comprised of an experienced photographer and a talented cook and baker and cake decorator. We can be very creative or conservative, which really depends on what you want. We are striving to combine the west and the east no matter on culture or food, especially food. We are trying our best. You are absolutely our first concern, we would love to do whatever we can to cater your needs. Our clients right now are friends of us; we made nutritious and delicious cakes for them, and we took wonderful pictures for them. Furthermore, all the services we are offering is customized. We would love to know you better than a client and make some design just for you. Besides, since we are looking for more experiences other than just making money, our pricing is very reasonable. Please feel free to call us or email us; we will be very happy to answer any of your question. Thank you so much for your time, and we are looking forward to working with you!

  • Beverly, MA


I know what I offer is not too common. There are many cooking instructors out there that work in a store or school environment, but this is totally different. You are in a private home, cooking hands on with the chef and getting a much more personalized service. The atmosphere is all about Italy and breaking bread with family and new friends. It's a very "Italian" experience. In addition, the proceeds and sponsorship of certain fundraising events are for the benefit of local charities such as FAF, Beverly Bootstraps, Boston Strong, etc...

  • Peabody, MA


I am no longer in the food industry but will offer occasional services for hire. My experience consists of approximately 20 years in various areas (e.g., farming, kitchen, managerial positions, and training), as well as knowledge that was passed to me from my father who has another 40 years in the business. I am a former food industry professional.


I make healthy, weekly meals that are easy to reheat and freeze. I take care of the grocery shopping, cooking, storage and cleaning!


I provide catering for small parties of up to 60 people. I also do in home cooking lessons for those who could use a little chef help.

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