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  • 13 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Vanessa W.

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I had ordered some food for about 14 guests. I ordered just a few dishes which were steak tips, very enjoyable, meat cooked perfectly, went very quickly, ribs were very nice, the honey glazed chicken wings were not so popular thought they lacked a bit of sweetness, however not terrible, the slider bar was popular, pulled pork and burgers nicely done and the herbed chicken was delicious. Ordered cookies with infused milk and smores bars both very good. I picked the food up before 12pm and communication with John was easy and always available whether through phone or email. I had made some of my Nigerian rice (Jollof Rice) to go on the side which is why I did not order any sides from John. The food was very well all my guests were raving on about it and where I got it from. Fantastic job.

Line C.

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John and Co did a fine job on our daughter's graduation party for about 60 people with 2 food stations and hors D'oeuvres. John and his employees were very easy to work with, the food was great and they left our house neat. You wouldn't know they had even been in the kitchen. Thanks John an Co

Mira W.

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John was outstanding. Extremely professional and great to work with. We would absolutely use John again for our catering needs of any size. The food was the perfect portioning and everything was delicious from the appetizers, to main dishes, to the tasty desserts. Thanks again.

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Manda & Me

4.9

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  • 27 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

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

  • 17 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Chelsea M.

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We hired Colin for my sisters Bachelorette weekend in Newport to do a cooking class/meal for us at the house we were staying at. Colin was great all around! From the food to the experience everything was fabulous. We wanted to make the experience a bit more interactive then a normal personal chef meal but nothing too intense, he was able to read the group perfectly and did exactly what we wanted. We decided to go with a baked stuffed lobster for our main course, and he was extremely accommodating to anyone with dietary restrictions. We also prepared a butternut squash soup that was delicious, kale/quinoa salad with grilled vegetables and spaghetti squash on the side, finishing it off with crème Brule, everything was amazing for a reasonable price too! I would definitely recommend Colin and would love to use his services again!

Susan M.

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I found this web site on the internet. I inquired as to a cooking clas that I would like to give my children as a christmas present. within 24 hours i received an email from Colin Shea, ex.chef at the Exeter Country club. very impressed. thank you

Kathleen H.

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My son really enjoyed his class with Chef Colin. It was very organized. I would highly recommend Chef Colin to anyone that is looking for cooking classes.

  • 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!

TOP PRO
  • 12 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 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!

TOP PRO
  • 23 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Newport, RI

Geoff G.

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I've been enjoying food that Christopher prepares for many years. He can make all the things that I like to eat and more. I recently had a dinner party and hired him as my personal chef. All the guests at the table were real foodies and loved the dishes he prepared that evening. I've also attended group cooking classes he has given in the past and have taken private one-on-one classes to learn specific kitchen skills and recipes I now make on my own. If you want a cooking instructor, personal chef service or a private chef, I highly recommend Chris for job. Geoff G. Charlestown, RI

Amy M.

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We hired Chris (Global Gourmet Cuisine) to cook for our Family Reunion. I truly feel like we were so lucky to find him! He was incredibly professional and his food was incredible!! My whole family was raving about it. He had to work in a rental house so the supplies were more limited and he worked so efficiently as if he was in a chef's kitchen. I feel like we got an incredible value for the quality of the food and the work. I would definitely hire him again when I am back in RI. I highly recommend him!

Raymond T.

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Enjoyed working/learning with Chef Erickson and learned a great deal in first lesson.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 hours
  • Providence, RI

Heather B.

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Michael is a welcomed addition to our weekly routine. He began teaching my 14 year old son some basic knife skills and techniques in July and by August they were whipping up everything from comfort food to elevated culinary masterpieces. My son's self confidence continues to grow week after week as a result of his time in the kitchen. Michael's passion for flavor coupled with his extensive knowledge of limitless styles of cooking, make each week a culinary adventure.

Wing L.

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I had contacted Michael to work with us for a bachelorette. Unfortunately, the bachelorette had to be canceled and we didn't have an opportunity to work with him. However, Michael was extremely patient with me while we were working out all the details of this bachelorette and very prompt with responding to messages. If the opportunity arises, I would definitely contact him to cook for our event.

Michele N.

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Chef Michael responded right away to my requests. I have not had the pleasures of using his services yet.. I am giving “him” as a Christmas gift to teach a relative cooking skills and techniques.

  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 36 min

Samantha N.

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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!

Brad M.

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Lara and Norbert exceeded our expectations. We had a New Years Eve party with them cooking and performing a wine tasting. Laras food was excellent, Norbert was great as throughout the night and we learned some new things about wine glasses also.

ELIZABETH G.

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We purchased meals from Chef Lara for a friend recovering from serious surgery. They met with her to learn her strict dietary requirements and preferences and prepared meals accordingly. Our friend was very pleased.

  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 19 hours

Sheri B.

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I surprised my husband with a cooking class for his birthday. We made it a family activity with the two of us and our 2 children. Claudia is very personable. She was very good with teaching adults and children simultaneously. She taught about different herbs, knife skills and other tid bits! We made delicious shrimp scampi and my husband and children loved it! Claudia is great!!

Stacy B.

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My husband and I has out first of 4 cooking lessons with Claudia this weekend - it was great! We learned the best/safest ways to chop (husband has experience cutting himself while trying to prepare meals), differences between fresh seasonings and made Beef Pizzaola - we look forward to our second lesson!

Mary W.

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Simply home and fresh cooking at it's best! All elements of quality that you could imagine. The bonus is the caring nature of Claudia. She is professional yet has that something extra and with a smile. Never a hassle. Highly recommend with extra *** stats

  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Stoneham, MA

Emily C.

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Chef Joe hosted a group for a pasta and sauce demo from scratch. We loved his professional abilities and his friendly nature. He was engaging and captivated the whole group of strangers! They left feeling like they could make it all again at their own homes! Everyone loved hearing his favorite things to cook and they were spell-bound hearing about creating every element from scratch for homemade hot dogs, pretzel buns, and even condiments. He was so prepared, on time, neat, and professional. We'd love to work with him again!

Sarah G.

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We had the pleasure of putting together a cooking demonstration and tasting series with Joe this past Summer on the Kendall Square Rooftop Garden. This series was an absolute blast! Joe created a different recipe each week by incorporating garden ingredients found in the Green City Grower Gardens located on the roof and showed us how to use them in everyday cooking. This series was free to the public and had some delicious results! We are looking forward to a new series starting every Wednesday evening in June!

Chris B.

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Fantastic experience with Joe! He makes the entire process a lot of fun with no pressure whatsoever. We learned a ton about how to make Gnocci and both dishes were tasty. I loved bringing home the extras and sharing with friends and family. :)

Ana N.

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  • Marshfield, MA

Andi W.

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Ana taught my girlfriends and I a cooking class recently and we had an amazing experience. She's extremely knowledgeable but also makes the information digestible to the rookie cook. We prepared an entire meal together and Ana taught us fun little tricks of the trade along the way. I'm still cutting my onions the way she taught me. We learned alot but also had a really fun night. Ana has a lovely personality and makes sure to tailor the experience to be exactly what you are looking for. We plan to do it again soon and I can't recommend her highly enough to others!

Patricia M.

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I took two cooking classes with Ana. For someone like me, who feels as comfortable in the kitchen as in outer space, my experience with Ana was eye-opening. She teaches with patience, care, and attention to detail. Her good humor helped me relax through the preparation of a three-course dinner... Twice!! I feel more confident in my kitchen, and now I dare to experiment with more than scrambled eggs. Thank you, Ana!

Kate W.

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It was amazing. I have taken 2 classes from Ana. One on knife skills - and she showed me the different techniques for various foods. Another class was on healthy recipes - for instance instead of relying on salt and pepper to enhance flavor she introduced our class to numerous other spices that add flavor without salt. Ana is patient and extremely knowledgeable! She also makes cooking fun!

  • 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!

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours
  • Plymouth, MA

Katherine C.

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Chef Stephen is a very talented Chef. We met 11 years ago and Chef Stephen gave me many cooking lessons in my home in addition we worked on special projects in public schools, catered dinners, culinary outings and a whole lot of fun and learning. My teenage son has taken cooking lessons and loves every taste and the fun and seriousness of Chef Stephens approach to teaching. I think Chef Stephen has an esthetic that pleases the eyes, the mouth, the tummy and many many people off all ages...we think he is a gift to the Culinary World!

Laurie H.

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Chef arrived early to set up his tools of the trade and presented guests with a delicious charcuterie board. Out in-home cooking class was great fun and introduced techniques and flavors for all!

  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Ericka C.

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Chef Kev D made our anniversary that much more special. The food was AMAZING and he left our kitchen just as he found it. We even had some left over risotto! He also gave us a copy of his cook book as a gift for our anniversary. I would definitely recommend him and I look forward to having him cook for us again!

Marie L.

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Chef Kev D created an amazing experience for my sister's Bridal Shower! He took care of everything from beginning to end! Menu planning, service, clean up etc... I will definitely use him again for my next Dinner Party!!

Mia H.

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Chef Kev D was personable, fun and the meal he produced was outstanding! I would recommend Chef Kev D for any occasion!

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

RENEE M.

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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.

  • 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.

Amy C.

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It was an amazing experience, from start to finish. Her menu selections were perfect for an early Summer Dinner Party for eight. The drinks were out of this world, the appetizers were tremendous, the dinner- truly delicious, and the desert, fantastic! They arrived on time, were unassuming and completely professional and the kitchen was magically spotless when they left. Cheers to Mary and Gathered Table!!

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.

  • 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
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Jenifer L.

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Chef Rich is a gem! Food for our vacationing group of 15 was a perfect '10'. We enjoyed his cooking tips and demos. Professional. By the end of 4 days, he was part of the family. Shopped, prepped, cooked, served & cleaned up! Menus were well thought out. He made necessary adjustment for dietary issues & it was all delicious! Best decision ever to pick chef Richard Conti.

Jean G.

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I've taken 4 cooking classes with Rich Conti and I'll be signing up for more. His classes are fun and informative. I learned some wonderfu, l delicious shortcuts as well as great recipes. Rich manages to do it all with ease and grace.

  • 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.

  • Marlborough, MA

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We cater small house parties and in-home cooking classes with wine or beer tasting. We will orchestrate a fun event in your home.

  • Charlton, MA

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I teach basic cooking and sewing skills, life skills and couponing for ages 3 to 103. I will also do cooking for elders or families who can't or don't want to cook. I will travel 10 to 15-mile radius from Charlton. I can also help with weekly meal planning and some dieting tips or tricks. Please let me know if you would like or need my help. Prices vary to fit the job. I look forward to working with you!

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