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Somerville Home Chefs

Browse these home chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Somerville.

Top Pro
Jen Royle: Dare To Taste
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 133 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.

Top Pro
Sara's Cooking
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 143 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
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sabrina C.
Verified review

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.

Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bill P.
Verified review

Daniel is an accomplished chef and caterer. We have hired him for graduation and dinner parties and each time he has made each event spectacular to the point where all the guests asked for his contact information. Daniel's has a real talent for creating, cooking, seasoning and presenting plates that never disappoint. We do not hesitate to recommend Daniel to others and would and will hire him over and over again.

Top Pro
J&L Catering
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 78 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.

Top Pro
William Ference Catering
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 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.

Hostess Catering
4.7
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!

  • 23 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Janet F.
Verified review

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.

Malone Catering
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 26 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!

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 .

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!

Happy Eats Catering
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah G.
Verified review

Vanessa helped us with an engagement party of about 30 guests in our home. She helped coordinate serving drinks, food, and cleaning up. She was a delight to have at the party, very professional, and was a huge help. Highly recommend working with Vanessa for any party needs.

Chef Michael Haigh
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 15 hires 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!!

The Aipyn Catering
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires 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.

My Chef Lara
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha N.
Verified review

Working with Norbert and Deb was a fantastic experience. We had them prepare a few courses for a bachelorette dinner. The food was delicious, they were soooo friendly and at the same time, very professional. I had a great time with old friends and the chefs! Pricing was on point too! Overall great experience -- I would definitely use Norbert and Deb again!

Infuse Catering Services
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Wayne O.
Verified review

Great food, reasonably priced and great customer service. I couldn’t have picked a better chef or catering service.

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.

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

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

Chef Jon
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl M.
Verified review

Jon is a very talented chef. Always very satisfied with the flavor of all the food he has prepared. I have never seen a presentation like his before out of this world!

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

Actual Requests

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Need On-Going Meal Delivery Services

West Roxbury, MA

  • Meal preparation frequency
    A few times a week
  • Meals needed
    Dinner
  • Head count
    3
  • Serving style
    Buffet, Individually packaged
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Day preference
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Time preference
    Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    My son is a picky eater and doesn't like alot of spice but I want to be able to have one meal for all of us to eat. He seems to like things breaded though (i.e. pork chops, chicken, even steak). However, I do want to keep the meals healthy so finding a balance between these things will be important.
  • $15
    Average price

Need a Food Specialist

Somerville, MA

  • Meal preparation frequency
    2-3 times a day
  • Meals needed
    Lunch, Dinner, Snacks
  • Head count
    1
  • Serving style
    Individually packaged
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    Other (low carb )
  • Day preference
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Time preference
    Morning (9am-noon)
  • Details
    I want to lose weight so I need a chef that will cook low fat , low carb, high protein foods
  • $79.5
    Average price

Need Cooking Skills Instructor

Boston, MA

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Gift for someone else
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    Basic cooking skills, Roasting and braising, Baking - desserts and pastries
  • Cuisine interest
    American, Healthy, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican/Latin
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (None)
  • Number of students
    5-10
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18)
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Frequency
    One-time event
  • Lesson length
    2+ hours
  • Willing to join an existing group?
    Maybe. Can consider joining an existing group if recommended by the instructor
  • Day preference(s)
    Thursday, Friday
  • Time preference(s)
    Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    Birthday gift for 23 year old daughter just finishing college
  • $50
    Average price
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