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

Ann M.

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Chef Kev provided wonderful food and outstanding customer service. He was very pleasant to work with. He and his assistant, Anita, made it possible for us to relax and be good hosts while our guests were taken care of. I appreciated the worry-free night knowing that everything was handled. Anita even chatted with guests who didn't know many people to make sure they were having a good time. My favorite items were the pasta salad, pulled pork sandwiches, and the dessert tray items because they tasted great and they were easy to eat on small plates while standing up. The sparkling punch with strawberries was so good -- I think I drank a whole pitcher. Bonus: my fridge is full of awesome leftovers. I won't have to cook for a week.

Ellihue H.

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Chef Kev was a delight to work with. His customer service, professionalism and his culinary skills came together to make our seniors event extremely successful. The food, delivered on time, was as equally satisfying to the eyes as it was to our taste buds...it was absolutely delicious.

Sonya P.

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Chef Kev is very professional. His food is delicious. I used Chef Kev for my meal prep to help my weight loss journey. His healthy selections have really open my mind to healthy choices.

  • 7 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 19 hours

Talainia S.

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I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Crowe's Traveling Cuisine. He arrived on time and gave me a cooking lesson on how to make Corn and crab chowder soup, Loaded baked potato soup, and Sweet corn bread. He prepared the meals in a timely manner, while answering my questions along the way. I appreciate his professionalism and knowledge about the recipes. The soups and the corn bread turned out to be delicious. I enjoyed my cooking class with him and signed up for future classes so that I can be a better cook.

Katelyn O.

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Just had Chef Steve over for a couples cooking class and had a great experience! Sweet lemongrass grill pork chops, Asian style noodles, grilled baby bok choy and green beans. It was really delicious and a great experience. We are looking forward to having his service again! experience, we will definitely be looking

Marian K.

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He was fantastic! My husband and I have confidence that we can make a whole chicken that is delicious and juicy every time! I loved learning all the different cutting techniques! Definitely try him out for anything: cooking classes or dinner parties!

TOP PRO
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min

Denise T.

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JUST HIRE DANIEL! Where do I begin to describe the services provided by Daniel? He was PROFESSIONAL, COURTEOUS, HELPFUL and JUST GREAT He should give lessons in "BarTending with Excellent Customer Service." #VERY TASTY COCKTAILS #DELECTABLE MOCKTAILS Daniel visited the site a few days before hand to decide how he would set up his station. He took all the stress out of deciding what signature drinks we should serve, based on theme, budget, number of guests expected... He provided a list of what we would need to purchase based on scale of party. He hand makes fresh juices as mixers and sets up a thoughtful, first rate display. HIS SERVICE IS SECOND TO NONE He promised that he would arrive 2 hours before the event to set up and was here an extra hour EARLY. His input and assistance is invaluable. His interactions with our guest was what one would expect at a 7 Star Hotel or Restaurant; he was engaging and appropriate. Seriously, no one else should be a contender for your event. If you want to enjoy your event and have guests call you the following day to compliment the services provided by your bartender, who they have "Officially Adopted" USE THE SERVICES OF F&Btainment by Daniel

Cheryl J.

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Daniel was an exceptional professional. He managed the bar for a very large Halloween party. Amazing bartending skills, the cocktails were so delicious. He also added his own unique decor which made it even more special. I will definitely be using Daniel to manage the bar for all of my parties in the future. Several people at my party also commented on how fantastic Daniel was. Very personable, professional, and skilled.

Stacey G.

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He catered my 40th birthday party , the food was great and the presentation was first class! Daniel is very maticulous and has such a passion for cooking . I would highly recommend him for any catering event , big or small.

TOP PRO
  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 48 min

Ann P.

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We hired Chef Chris to provide some advanced cooking instruction to our daughter while preparing, together, in our home a complete dinner for the family. Chef Chris was prepared, conscientious, interested, engaged and full of ideas. Our daughter learned lots of great techniques and together they prepared a fabulous meal of French onion soup, coq au vin, gratin dauphinois, green beans with hazelnuts and chocolate souffle. We truly appreciated that Chef Chris did not provide elementary instruction but rather understood our daughter's level and interest and treated her accordingly. As a result, the evening was perfect. Excellent instruction, a delicious meal prepared superbly with very good, very fresh ingredients and an overall wonderful experience. And even afterwards, Chef Chris remained willing to answer questions and respond to emails. All very well worth it!!!

Aurelie T.

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I hired Chris for a cooking class for my husband's birthday. We had a great evening: my husband really enjoyed learning from Chris and chatting with him about cooking tips and trends, and the food was absolutely delicious (in particular the vegan/vegetarian options!). There even leftovers which we're enjoying now. Chris was very punctual and friendly, and left the kitchen entirely clean - it's definitely a nice bonus not to have to do any dishes! We highly recommend Chris!

Lori K.

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I attended two cooking classes ( light Mexican and healthy grains) taught by Chris & Emily at the William Tally Rec Center. I highly recommend these classes. They were very informational and Chris &Emily are full of cooking knowledge which they share. We made several recipes and sampled our finished dishes. After the Mexican class, I promptly purchased a tortilla press. It is so easy to make your own corn tortillas. I would have never tried it on my own. Lori

TOP PRO
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Karen S.

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Belinda came to my house one afternoon while I was at work. When I came home the kitchen was clean and I had a week's worth of meals waiting in the refrigerator. It felt like a dream to be able to come home each evening and not have to worry about what to make for dinner. I did not know what to do with the extra time I had since cooking and cleaning were not necessary. Perhaps best of all, my husband and I got to taste new and interesting foods instead of 'the usual' mealtime fare. It was a win all the way around!

Shani W.

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I purchased a gift certificate for a colleague for Belinda's personal chef service and she had a wonderful experience! Belinda's personality was contagious and I heard it was like cooking with a great friend. Thank you for making this a special gift!

Greg S.

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We had Korean cooking lessons at our home. What a great time. Chef B is awesome. She brought everything needed. Showed us all we needed to know and even gave us some history. I would highly recommend her.

  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours
  • Falls Church, VA

Terri H.

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The cooking lesson was for my teen daughter. Mary was very accommodating. She was well prepared and very professional. She taught my daughter with patience and she made it fun for her. She taught her terminology and safety, as well as helped her to create a wonderful meal. My daughter will continue taking culinary classes with Mary and I would not hesitate to recommend her to family and friends.

Shelley S.

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Ms. Sebastian was very professional and knowledgeable about the art of cooking. Our cooking session was very well organized. I had a great time learning new recipes and techniques. I will definitely take another class.

Mike M.

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Absolutely amazing and highly, highly recommend to anyone looking for cooking lessons!!!!!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Raymond C.

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I Was looking for something different for my wife and her sister during a visit. I saw A Private Affair on Living Social, offering a cooking class for 5. Since my wife loves to cook and her sister spent some time in culinary school I thought 'lets just give it a go." We ended up with 3 1/2 people making what turned out to be a fantastic meal - each of them taking responsibility for preparing a course under Chef Jackie's guidance and watchful eye. My grand niece made the salad (and Chef Jackie was great in keeping her on task and engaged); My wife did the potatoes au gratin; another friend did the pork chops and my sister-in-law made the chocolate moose. It was a lot of fun watching them but not as much as they seemed to be having. The menu options were great, the food was different and unique and everybody learned something new. Most importantly my stock went up for being the guy who gave his girl a cool and different gift. Pay attention gents! This one was worth it!

Angie P.

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I attended a cooking class for 5 taught by chef Jackie. She was a lot of fun to work with, encouraging, friendly, and even gave me a few cooking tips that weren't directly related to the class. The food was amazing and I can't wait to try these recipes on my own. I would recommend her cooking class for a fun learning experience!

Philip F.

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A cooking class for 5 guys can't be the easiest task for a chef. But Jackie did a marvelous job. The "class" was very well organized and, above all, it was great fun for all participants.

Chef Rakita

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  • 7 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Garey T.

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Rakita was instrumental in helping my husband pull of the best First Mother's Day a girl could ask for. He surprised me by hiring her to come to our home to cook for us, eliminating the stress of going out to eat somewhere nice with a 6-month-old. Rakita's menu choices were varied and suited to different tastes. My husband had a blue cheese crusted steak that he said easily ranks among the best of his life (and this man loves his steak). I had a lobster and shrimp dish over truffled risotto that was equally flavorful and praise-worthy. We shared a better-than-the-Melting-Pot cheese fondue, well-seasoned spring salads, and tasty strawberry shortcake. Wine and a bouquet of fresh tulips were included in the service, as well as the washing of all dishes used in the preparation of our meal. Rakita was friendly, yet very professional. She eliminated the awkwardness that could be associated with hiring a personal chef, and worked quickly in our kitchen while we relaxed. I especially appreciated this, as we had just come off travel and I was recovering from a less-than-pleasant illness. I'd highly recommend Rakita Lillard as a personal chef. She's a fantastic chef, and from what my husband says, comes in at an incredibly fair price point.

Jasmin W.

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Chef Rakita has provided personal chef services for me on several occasions. She is professional. personable, and creates dishes that you want forget. The service is excellent and I'm excited to now be using her for my wedding planning. I have no doubt that things will go off without a hitch! :)

Kelly Y.

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The food was very good. My only suggestion is that the bottoms of the asparagus get cut off before they are cooked. Service was very good.

  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Lexi P.

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Nasrin cooks delicious organic dinners for our family of four each week. The food is excellent and she focuses on healthy, vegetarian food for us. We couldn't live without her!

Ben S.

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We cooked a fantastic meal and I learned tips and tricks that I will remember and apply to my own cooking.

  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 hours

Justine E.

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Iyea is wonderful! She has so many cooking ideas that easy fun and quick so you're not in the kitchen all day. She knows great cooking tips that you wouldn't normally see on recipes. I love that she has a bubbly and positive spirit. She made cooking fun for me when I thought it was just stressful and discouraging. I love cooking now. It is like my new hobby!

Stephanie H.

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My company had their annual health fair and we hired Chef Iyea to do the cooking demonstrations. She was so helpful through out the menu planning process and very delightful to work with. Our staff loved her energy and recipes. I would highly recommend her!

  • 2 years in business
  • Response time: 8 hours
  • Fort Washington, MD

Tracey A.

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Chef Nikki is the BOMB.COM!! She and her husband Paul are excellent in the kitchen and on the grill... She can cook for me and my husband every day if she wants too, we will never turn her down...😂😂😘😘Every meal is excellent and tasteful down to the deserts. Nikki is very clean and sanitary, you don't have to worry. She takes her business and license very serious... I definitely recommend her for your next meal, your next desert or your next catering event... Also, make sure you check her out for your hair care needs on IG @Nikko.stylez.

Tracey A.

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Chef Nikki is the BOMB.COM!! She and her husband Paul are excellent in the kitchen and on the grill... She can cook for me and my husband every day if she wants too, we will never turn her down...😂😂😘😘 Every meal is excellent and tasteful down to the deserts... Nikki is very clean and sanitary, you don't have to worry... She takes her business and license very serious... I definitely recommend her for your next meal, your next desert or your next catering event.

Kiana H.

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I’ve known Nikki for a couple years now and her food has been fantastic. She’s actually catering my wedding and I can’t wait.

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 18 hours

Ali S.

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I love working with Anna. Her menus are creative and always delicious. In addition, she makes the entire process so easy as she brings everything with her and cleans everything up allowing you to focus on your guests. She has a great personality and is never an intrusion when she is creating her masterpieces in the kitchen. I have used her multiple times now and plan to use her for any and all future catering events!

Meredith D.

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Chef Anna did an incredible job catering a wonderful culinary experience in my home for 25 friends. We had some dietary restrictions such as dairy free and gluten free and she curated a delicious menu that satisfied everyone's needs. She was also a pleasure to work with throughout the process - responsive, creative, and extremely professional. I look forward to working with her again.

Danielle M.

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Anna is a pleasure and her cooking is always delicious. We love that she is always experimenting with different types of cuisine and flavors for the dishes she makes us. Everything is always beautifully done even down to the way she plates our meals.

  • 8 years in business
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Arlington, VA

Neal D.

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I'll give you as fair and honest of a review as I can, but you should know I am Meetal's husband! Although I am biased, I cannot praise enough the cooking and teaching that Meetal is capable of. We have 2 young daughters, and the four or us are fed primarily by Meetal's fresh, healthy, tasty, and unique cooking. What amazes me most is how quickly she is able to do what she does. Like most families, we have a busy household with little time for grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning. Meetal has turned cooking for our family into an efficient art, something we share together and make time for because everyone loves it. If you have a family and want to eat healthy and delicious food at home that you create with your family, Meetal is the person to teach you. Meetal has a lot of experience with more complex cuisines and dishes as well. Her Indian food is highly sought after and she's taught many friends and adults how to approach cooking this cuisine. Daal, Indian spiced turkey meatballs, and other unique Indian dishes could be on your table soon. Meetal has been teaching kids and adults for a while. Expect a fun, lighthearted, and sometimes fast paced approach to cooking. Best of luck in your cooking adventures. I hope Meetal can help you along the way.

Komal B.

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Meetal arrived exactly at our appointed time, was warm and bubbly, but also down to business! She wanted us to learn a few specific dishes and techniques, smells and sights, and she pushed us to do so, while engaging in lively and fun chatter. She taught us three different dishes, AND cleaned up in 1 hour and 15 minutes!! Simply amazing. I would recommend Meetal to anyone trying to cater a dinner, hosting a cooking class, etc. She is fabulous!!

Monisha K.

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I have worked with Meetal for multiple meals. I am always impressed that they are fresh, healthy, and tasty! Everyone in my family enjoys them, which is hard to do. Our favorites are her turkey meatballs and black beans. Highly recommend!

  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Fairfax, VA

Maxine G.

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Kristin has been providing meals for my family for the past 3 years. Typically, I will order twice a week and it has made my life so much easier to come home from work and have a hot meal already prepared. Her menu changes weekly and the variety is impressive. If I need her to use brown rice instead of white, or if I would like extra spinach, it is never an issue. Her meals are always on time and delicious. I have recommended her to many friends. I have also been to a few cooking classes that Kristin has held at her home and was able to come away with easy recipes that require little time in the kitchen. Her attention to detail is extremely important to her and you can tell from the meals she provides to the cooking classes she hosts. The only thing that would improve the service is if she delivered. : )

Louise K.

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Kristin's cooking classes are fantastic. She uses fresh, delicious ingredients in all of her meals and the meals are easy enough to do on a weeknight. My favorite thing about the classes (since I am not a cook) is that the recipes are very easy to follow. She doesn't use a million ingredients but the outcome is restaurant quality meals. The cooking classes are interactive so you really learn how to cook the meals first hand. I would highly recommend any cooking class with Kristin.

Ari J.

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My family has been enjoying Kristin's meals for years. Her fresh ingredients, complex flavors and nutritious ingredients are incredible. I've also taken several cooking classes with her and learned exciting ways to cook and serve crowd pleasing appetizers! I highly recommend Kristin and her delicious cooking!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Woodbine, MD

Tom M.

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I took Dorina’s Functional Home Cooking Course through the local adult school last fall. I have continued to take weekly classes since then. Dorina’s emphasis is on cooking quick, nutritious meals using wholesome ingredients. Her forte is Italian cooking but she has a broad knowledge of foods and other styles of cooking. Her classes are well organized. Topics touched on during class include the choice of ingredients, possible variations and substitutions, nutrition, tricks of the trade, and tips on where to shop. Dorina is friendly and engaging and her classes are informative and enjoyable. Her class is the perfect starting point for someone with little experience in cooking who wants to learn the basics. Her class would also be valuable for a person with some experience in the kitchen who wants to broaden their perspective.

Ruth G.

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It has been (and will continue to be) the best cooking experience I have encountered. Dorina's recipes, and her ability to share them (with a wonderful 'gift of gab') makes one eager to run home and prepare each and every one of them. The ingredients are healthful and create very tasty dishes! The classes are fun, and each member has the opportunity to take part in the cooking process. Had I discovered Dorina years ago, I certainly would have become a better homemaker (although it's NEVER too late) I must say, I am so proud to share my new recipes with family and friends, and the 'little tricks' Dorina has shared with us along the way.Bravo, Dorina!!!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Arlington, VA

Mary W.

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Aaron at Marley Meals came to my home and cooked Jamaican food for a dinner party for eight people. The food was fantastic, and it was fun working with Aaron. He was attentive and responsive throughout the process, helped me choose the menu, arrived early, cooked a delicious meal that everyone really enjoyed (curry chicken, salmon in brown sauce, Jamaican rice and vegetables, plantains, pineapple, etc.), and cleaned up beautifully before he left. And, he gave everyone at the party a small spice pack of Jamaican curry as a souvenir. I look forward to having him cook for another party in my home sometime soon.

Tierney B.

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Last October, Aaron came to our house to cook a birthday dinner for my husband and I and a couple family members. The meal was fantastic! Watching him prepare Curry Chicken and Jamaican Rice was really fun and educational. Some of us were having Jamaican food for the first time. What a great introduction! Arron has been back to our house to cook Salmon in Brown Sauce. Another really delicious meal. I will call on Aaron again, and highly recommend him for any special occasion.

Sherry C.

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Aaron came over to cook for my husband and I and another couple. We choose to learn to cook the curry chicken and reggae rice and it was delicious! We had so much fun and we will definitely have Aaron over to teach us more soon!

  • 28 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Sara B.

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My experience with Mary is excellent. She is very knowledgeable and easy to understand and the recipes are simple and easy to make. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to cook.

About

Do you want home cooking lessons? Do you need an extra hand cooking dinner? Do you want someone to prep your meals for the week, so you don't have to cook at all? We have the answer to all your food needs, from individual meals to catering small parties. We're willing to customize the menu to any diet preference: vegan, paleo, pescetarian, low-fat, low-carb, you name it!

About

I teach cooking lessons such as how to make a week's worth of meals in an afternoon, cater, and bartend. I'll also teach you how to feed your child more vegetables by incorporating them into their favorite foods and how to get them involved in the kitchen. I'll work around your skill set, while teaching you cooking basics!

  • 3 years in business
  • Severn, MD

About

Simply put, I am a cook. I graduated from the Hotel, Culinary Arts & Tourism affiliate to AACC just last year and am currently looking for ways to make money from my skills. I am still in search of openings for a regular job as a line and prep cook but in the meantime, I would gladly accept teaching others the basics or intermediate level cooking. Noteworthy, I do not travel to or past Downtown Baltimore at the current time. I prefer local needs but will make some exceptions. I do work part-time at a non-related job, so I would need more than 2 weeks' notice if you need my help on a day that doesn't fall on Monday or Friday (the 2 days I have off from the job). Currently not accepting, will update this page when I'm available again.

  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Rosedale, MD

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I will cater to you for all your affairs, such as weddings, birthday parties, all events, tailgating, cooking classes, and much more.

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