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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
Molly P.
Verified review

Wendy and her daughter catered a wonderful dinner for my sister’s bachelorette. Wendy was so nice to work with before the event and was awesome onsite. Her partner did an excellent job preparing a delicious meal. I highly recommend Wendy and Bill if you are looking to cater a dinner at home!

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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
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.

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

Sara and her staff did an absolutely fantastic job catering our wedding in late July, 2016. The event was at a small horse farm in Rehoboth, MA, and Sara planned a menu that perfectly reflected the verdant, warm and playful atmosphere of the venue. Throughout the planning process, she and her staff were swift to respond to any questions we had and were very transparent about all of the costs involved. They were incredibly friendly and professional, reflecting a true pride in their work. The event itself went flawlessly and all the guests we talked to (we had about 150) really enjoyed their meals and the buffet service was well run. In short, the food was excellent and the customer service, friendliness and overall professionalism were superb. I highly recommend hiring Sara and her crew to cater any special event!

  • 11 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen M.
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I was very happy with the food and service...the food was delicious and the service and clean up was professional and friendly. I would definitely use Christo's kitchen again.

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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
John H.
Verified review

Sarah was wonderful, our party of ten was larger than normal for her class but she said to come and she would accomodate us. She sure did, we all took a seat around the kitchen island and talked about how we were going to prepare and cook this meal (Italian). Sarah kept everyone busy preparing the ingredients while describing why and how she uses each piece, we sampled different flavors of olive oil and wine. Then we cooked and tasted each course while Sarah provided cooking tips and wonderful stories of how she got started doing this work. Next, we sat in her formal dining room, which seated 10 people easily, while Sarah served us the main course (Shimp Scampi) with wine and desert (Tiramisu). We all dressed in costume formalwear with the women wearing witches hats, Sarah found that amusing and wore a few hats of her own while serving. We all agreed that this was one of the best "reunions" we have had together. As we were leaving, Sarah presented each of the couples with a personalized apron and a book of recipes that we made that day. Keep up the good work Sarah. Fantastic.

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J&L Catering
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pam M.
Verified review

I had a brunch for my daughters graduation and John did a fabulous job with the meal - we were all very placed with the food and John was great to work with. I would definitely recommend J&L to cater an event!

William Ference Catering
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

William made my retirement party a HUGE success. I had an intimate group of people I worked with over the past 40 years from three different entities. The food was fantastic, the service excellent and when the meal was over the kitchen was immaculate. Highly recommend!! Thank you William and TJ!!

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Ran's Kitchen
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
Verified review

I tried the meal service plan for me and my husband for 3 days a week and was very pleased. Plenty of food and easy reheat instructions.

Lori Rizzo Events
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Diane R.
Verified review

Lori catered a three day event for us. Everyone was pleased with the food. All meals were delivered on time and her staff was very helpful. We highly recommend Lori.

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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
Ron G.
Verified review

If Marie's performance at the wedding is anywhere near her performance in getting hired, then I will be very happy. She was more responsive than all other candidates, and provided clear responses to all of my questions. I look forward to continuing my wedding preparations with her.

MV Gourmet Dishes
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Juan G.
Verified review

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

Defined Palate
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria C.
Verified review

We had an extraordinary family gathering thanks to Stephen and his fantastic cooking. He managed to keep everyone happy, even the pickiest of eaters. Our family members from age 3-83 loved the food! What a treat to have a chef prepare a wonderful meal for us (he even cleaned up, too). We'd recommend him to anyone!

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The Aipyn Catering
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stefanie G.
Verified review

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!!

  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Julie S.
Verified review

I have been using Jill to prepare meals for my family and extended family for over a year now. She makes a variety of food always delicious, always healthy, and always custom to suit our choices. Sometimes we get on the vegetarian kik and she prepares the most delicious vegetarian meals. Sometimes we get on a paleo diet kik and she prepares carb free meals that will knock your socks off. When I am entertaining, Jill even prepares meals to assist in my crazy work load. I find her food to be beautifully prepared, and always really diverse. She is generous with her time and an asset to my life and anyone who uses her. My favorite ? Chocolate mousse! And, the most amazing gluten free healthy cookies you'll ever have. Jill prepares meals twice a week for my family and I recommend her to everyone I know .....an angel bearing food, she is a blessing in our lives. In fact, we call her the food fairy as she even helps with our groceries! Thank you Jill. We are grateful for you and all you do

Pixie Dust Gourmet
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Maura O.
Verified review

Beth has been great to work with! Very flexible with menu, my choices, and days that work for cooking. Her meals/food is FAB! BEST part? I have so lost weight eating her food. Even the yummy pixie balls aren't added inches to my waste line ;) Definitely recommend to anyone to busy to cook meals daily and or is looking for better/health meals to serve the family or themselves.

SommeChef
5.0
from 7 reviews
    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.

    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

    Erin Kenney Wellness
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kelly N.
    Verified review

    My name is Kelly and Erin Kenney has been a long time friend of mine. She was my roommate for 3 years in college and boy did she save my health. I started off running long distances in college (very slowly by the way). I remember living with Erin and noticing how dedicated she was to her health. I would be shoving my face with doritos and starbursts while Erin was eating quinoa and bananas. I began to become frustrated because I was not seeing results from all of my running. My goal at that point was to lose weight. One day, I decided to ask Erin. I knew she was a nutrition major and seemed to be the perfect person to ask because I was putting in the work but I just wasn’t getting the results I wanted. I remember her saying, “Kelly, you love to run but you don’t eat like you love to run.” I remember thinking, huh? What does that mean? She further explained that my body needed the proper nutrients in order to get the results I was working so hard for. Fast forward a few years, I lost roughly 20 pounds just from her guidance of trying to eat more food ! She gave me great options and always had an alternative if I had a craving. Finally, I decided I needed to ditch the running because honestly, I was getting bored of it. I started doing Crossfit ironically enough (seeing that I am 5’11, this isn’t common for someone my height and female). Immediately, I began to notice I was sore and run down all of the time. I felt that I was eating okay, but I needed something to change. I wanted to get bigger now! So, I called Erin! At this point, I had realized that she was the nutrition guru. From making me protein waffles to teaching me that cocoanut oil is your friend, I knew that she was the perfect person for me to run to once again. Now, I have been doing crossfit for three years, six days a week. Erin has been my nutrition coach through the entire process. With her guidance, I have seen extreme changes in my body composition. She created a meal plan specific for my needs with food I LIKED! (Like I previously said, my diet consisted of doritos and starbursts and a lot of donuts). Besides creating an easy to follow, true to my food preferences, and helpful food plan, she has always been there when I need her. If I cheat or want a substitute, she answers me right away, that is why Erin is special. Her ability to give me substitutes or help me when I cheat is what has kept me on my plan. She is kind, caring, strong, compassionate, and intelligent. You are not a number to her, you are a person who wants to change for the better. Please, take my UTMOST recommendation for Erin. Whatever your goals are, she can help you! She has been my sole guidance in both losing fat and gaining muscle. If you are looking for a change or just need to take control of your health, she is the perfect person for you!

    CHEFreyL
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Geoff P.
    Verified review

    I have had several meals prepared by Jeff, they have been outstanding to say the least. Always delicious and creative, can’t say enough good about ChefreyL!

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

    Matthew was amazing. His food was outstanding, it impressed me and all of the guests. All of his ingredients were local and fresh, and he was so amazing he brought out all of their flavors, unlike any meal we have ever had. We will definitely use him again in the future!

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

    Francesca was personable, professional and cooked an amazing dinner for my wife and I. She helped bounce ideas around for a menu and even took suggestions on where to purchase the food to be prepared all while staying cost conscious of our budget. I would definitely have Francesca back to prepare another incredible meal and recommend her for a nice evening in like my wife and I did, or for larger events as well.

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