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Browse these meal preparation services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Gaithersburg.

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Catering By Kevin!
4.8
from 145 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pam W.
Verified review

We had to cancel the event. Chef Kev provided excellent meal plan and was very professional to work with.

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  • 24 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim C.
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Chef Serge did an excellent job. He arrived on time and prepared a fabulous meal for me friend and I. He explained each course, the ingredients and how it was prepared. This was a private dinner in my home and we found his service and preparation of the food was exquisite. Excellent job Chef!!!

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RedFox Dinners
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin S.
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Our experience with Chef Diane of RedFox Dinners was excellent. She was very communicative from the beginning with menu choices, dates/times, and all the other details leading up to the dinner. She was punctual, polite, and very efficient in preparing our meal. We confidently recommend her to anyone who is looking for an in home chef to prepare a scrumptious meal. I have recommended her already to a colleague and a neighbor. Thanks, Chef Diane!

Perfect Little Bites
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Tina R.
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This is the first time we had a chef come into our home and cook us dinner. It was a fun and fantastic experience. Chris was very friendly and shared a bit about his career as a chef and answered our questions, all while preparing the meal. He had several food choices that he needed to work around per the questionnaire we filled out before he decided on a menu. I was impressed with what he came up with. Chris showed up a little early to begin his meal preparations and explained how long the entrée would take, giving us up dates along the way. He asked us how we wanted our meat cooked and then cooked it to our specifications—perfectly. He set the table with dishes, silver-ware, place mats and napkins he brought with him. Then set out the “snacks” and salad we enjoyed while he prepared the meal. He shared with us how he prepared the foods we had not eaten before, a learning experience for us all. Everything he prepared looked good and was delicious. Once the meal was completed he cleaned up everything, leaving our kitchen as he found it. Chris certainly went above and beyond my expectations. I would recommend him to others.

A Private Affair
4.5
from 38 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan D.
Verified review

Simply put, Chef Jackie Johnson is incredible. My wife and I along with another couple had Chef Jackie come to our home for a cooking lesson. Throughout the lesson, she was attentive toward all of us, gave us each individualized attention, and created an atmosphere that was engaging, fun, casual, and educational all at the same time. Her personality is very upbeat and you can tell in a matter of minutes that she is passionate about engaging and teaching others. As someone that is an above average cook, it was great to have Jackie teach me additional techniques and have a dialogue on cooking topics that I was most interested in. At the same time, the other couple were more novice in the kitchen, and she was easily able to shift how she spoke to make sure everyone could understand their task and reasons for the specific approach to cooking. Chef Jackie is authentic in her approach, provides excellent communication during the lesson, and gives you an experience that you will surely remember. Oh, and the came out fantastic. I highly recommend Chef Jackie to anyone in the Northern Virginia area who either wants to take a private lesson in their home, or wants to host a small dinner party and would like to have a chef prepare the meal in full. Thank you Chef for a wonderful experience, a great lesson, and empowering us to create great food!

Sweet Bazil, LLC
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Monica R.
Verified review

I was in contact with Chef Karida for months in preparation for my wedding--a buffet style brunch. She specially tailored a delicious menu. It was always easy to contact her or her assistant. On the day of the event itself, Sweet Bazil provided top-notch service. The wait staff was fantastic, attentive, and personable. Everyone at the wedding is still talking about how utterly delicious the food was and how beautiful the set ups were.

Epicurean Nutrition Catering
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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Yum yum yum! Esther provided a buffet style eccentric Indian meal for a group of 15 for a birthday celebration in DC. All of the food was wonderfully flavorful and just enough spice. She communicated well leading up to the event and service went well. I would highly recommend this chef!

  • 20 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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We had a wonderful experience from the friendly, professional service to the delicious food. I would recommend them to cater any event and definitely plan to use them in the future!

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MOD Cuisine
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bob J.
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I engaged Mary because I am recentlya retired man and, among my retirement goals, was to learn how to cook. Now, I can/could scramble some eggs or make some pancakes, and I could certainly microwave, but I couldn't do what i wanted: prepare my own meals in a way that would allow me to eat healthy and well. Even following a recipe was a challenge. Who know what it means to braise something, to parboil! Once Mary understood my goals, she prepared a tailored curriculum. She developed two-hour sessions in her kitchen, the better to get into a full meal preparation. There was a heavy emphasis on safety in the kitchen, from washing hands before handling certain items to proper chopping technique. A side benefit was that I got to take home a goodly portion of what we cooked. Our meals ranged from falafels to lasagna (of course, the pasta was homemade). It was great. After a series of 5-6 sessions, I developed the confidence to go out on my own, working from recipes to add to my repertoire. Mary does all sorts of specialized food preparation for those who have more specialty interests. I recommend her highly.

Chef Scott Sunshine
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy J.
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I had complete meals delivered for 6 days to my home. they were totally completed and just needed a little warming, and they were delicious. The variety was great. And Scott is absolutely fun to deal with. The price was very reasonable. Recommend him highly!

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Healthy Catering Company
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Have Some Charisma
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Renita W.
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The food was great. She came right on time, went to work on a meal that would have taken me hours to prepare and even cleaned up. We wanted a Jamaican style meal for your 1 year anniversary and she gave us one tailored just for us. I also made her away that I was expecting so she made a meal that was great for me, my husband, and our little one on the way. Thank you!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian L.
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Wow. What a great evening. At first it was a bit weird to be sitting doing nothing while someone else does all the work but it was great to be able to hang with our friends and just relax. Sandra cooked an incredible meal and could not be more professional. It was our first time using her services and we will definitely use her again. Thank you Sandra. We had such a great night and you made it that way.

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Chef Nikki S. Mullings
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tee B.
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Excellent customer service and great food! I contacted Chef Nikki because I wanted to reduce the amount of fast food my family was eating. She suggested prepared meals and quickly provided a menu of healthy meals for me to select from. The food was delicious, the portion sizes were generous, and everything was professionally packaged. Because of Chef Nikki I can serve home cooked meals that are as convenient as fast food. I will continue to hire her.

Haute Eatz
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Nick M.
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With the invaluable help of Chef Candace I surprised my wife with a Birthday dinner party. I had never hired a personal chef and must have contacted ~20 different ones to try to find the right one. I cannot overstate how glad I am that I went with Chef Candace. I also utilized her offer of hiring a server and using a table setting provided by her. It was fantastic. The food was incredible. The guests raved. Chef Candace showed up 2 hours before hand to cook and prep. I turned over my kitchen to her and she did the rest and created a magical meal. At the end of the meal she cleaned up and left my Kitchen just how she found it. If you are looking for an incredible experience where everything is taken care of and flawlessly executed look no further than Chef Candace. The wife and I are already planning to hire her again and again.

Chef Rakita
4.1
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ann S.
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Great experience, found the food to be tasty and service very good. Try them, they are highly recommended!

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
MB T.
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I have been to more than 20 countries, 35 states and I am not sure how many cities. I can, without hesitation, tell you that the Salmon meal was the best I ever had. Impress your boss, girlfriend or others by suggesting this meal and they will surely thank you. I will try all the meals soon and report back.

Set The Table DC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie S.
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Great food and service. Made our BBQ extra special.

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Indian Cooking Classes
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Claire M.
Verified review

I thoroughly enjoyed my coooking class with Manjiri! She was fantastic at explaining and also demonstrating the cooking techniques. The recipes were easy to follow and I was able to recreate them at home easily. Best part was that the food was delicious!! My daughter and I love the flavors of Indian food and Manjiri's dishes were comparable to food cooked at a high quality restaurant. I highly recommend her cooking class, you will love her!!

The Wandering Chef
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca H.
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Our catering experience was outstanding with The Wandering Chef. They catered our girls' birthday party. The flavors are what you would expect from a fine restaurant, and the service was even better. Gorgeous and delicious cakes, even a gluten free one. And they use real ingredients! Their to-go meals are excellent as well. It's fine dining in your own home without the clean up of cooking a meal. Everything we have tried tastes so good. It's so easy to heat up. You need The Wandering Chef in your life!

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