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

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Catering By Kevin!
4.8
from 138 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 178 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.

Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kim C.
Verified review

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 50 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kevin S.
Verified review

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!

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Private Executive Chef
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Neil T.
Verified review

I contracted with Matthew Wertman to prepare a "high end restaurant quality" meal for a dinner party for 10 that I was hosting at my home in Southern Maryland. Matthew put forward a great menu suggestion that I altered only slightly and was very responsive in setting up the dinner and working through logistics. On the evening of the meal --- right before Matthew arrived --- our oven failed. Matthew was undeterred and incredibly resourceful --- using our stove top and my outside grill to get the meal on without a hitch. He came fully prepared, worked quickly and without fuss, made the 3-course meal, served it to the guests and cleaned the kitchen before he left. Most importantly, the food was FANTASTIC --- exceeding all my expectations. I would highly recommend Matthew for such an occasion to anyone. Very easy to work with, very friendly and fairly priced. He made our event enjoyable, memorable and hassle-free.

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Perfect Little Bites
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tina R.
Verified review

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
4.2
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 41 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!

MOD Cuisine
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Bob J.
Verified review

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.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
CJ S.
Verified review

Belinda was extremely professional, both in her culinary competency and her responsiveness to my many requests. I was out of town for mother's day weekend, leaving my wife alone with our two young daughters. To make up for this and provide a great mother's day gift I worked with Belinda to arrange for four dinner meals to be prepared on a single night. Belinda could not have done a better job. She worked hard to meet the picky dietary requirements of my children while also accommodating my wife's restricted diet. On top of that she put together a beautiful arrangement of flowers, managing to put create what my wife described as "the most beautiful arrangement" I had ever given her. It was just perfect. I highly recommend her.

Chef Scott Sunshine
4.6
from 20 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy J.
Verified review

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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PHG Catering
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

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!

Epicurean Nutrition Catering
4.4
from 24 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
Verified review

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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Lee F.
Verified review

Excellent meals everything was prepared to perfection and well seasoned. Ms. Brandy was both personable and professional. I would recommend her to anyone who favors island and Cajun dishes. Seafood is her specialty

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ann S.
Verified review

Great experience, found the food to be tasty and service very good. Try them, they are highly recommended!

  • 13 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas K.
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Chef Riley prepared a beautiful meal for my wife's birthday. Our whole family was so impressed with the dishes. The portions were also very hearty, which was good. I highly recommend her for your dining needs!

The Tasty Alternative
4.5
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth E.
Verified review

Veronique was an amazing chef and were couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. She cooked an abundant and highly flavorful meal for our family of 16. Her food was beyond my expectations. She even made a separate meal (from start to finish) for my daughter who doesn't eat meat. Her ingredients were well chosen and fresh. Her personality was pleasant and fun. She even allowed our kids to help her prepare the meal as a fun way to participate in the evening. She stayed much longer than I thought she might to make sure our meal was thorough and complete. And to top it off, she dealt with a challenging kitchen that might have left less skilled chefs floundering a bit. I couldn't have been more pleased with our experience and I would highly recommend Chef Veronique to anyone looking for a yummy, fun meal.

  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Brian L.
Verified review

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
MB T.
Verified review

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.

Nourrie Cuisine
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie B.
Verified review

I hired Nourrie Cuisine for my mother’s birthday party and it was wonderful. They worked with me to find the right balance of items and the appropriate portion sizes for the event. The spread was perfect both in size and flavor for this crowd, who sincerely appreciated everything: The entire family adored a variety of finger sandwiches. The tartlets and potato skins were huge hits too. Moreover, Nourrie Cuisine’s prepared meals are especially ideal. To have fresh, delicious, locally made meals prepared in advance greatly improves my week. (The comfort of a homemade meal without work—or dishes!) Not only can I look forward to these tasty dinners, they are easy to reheat with specific oven and microwave instructions (plus their containers are both oven- AND microwave-safe.) I have yet to encounter a meal I don’t love—the Rosemary Braised Seitan might be my favorite so far. The Stroganoff is a close second. I look forward to many more.

Chef Nikki Mullings
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tee B.
Verified review

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.

Chef Phillip
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rachael F.
Verified review

We were extremely pleased with Chefs Phillip and Antonia. I hired them to prepare a meal for eight of us in my home to celebrate my husband's birthday. Phillip was responsive to my emails and phone calls before the event as we planned the menu. Once at my house, Phillip and Antonia were very personable and accommodating to all eight of us. I was able to completely enjoy the evening and left all of the details to them. As discussed before the arrived, Phillip and Antonia cleaned up everything so that at the end of the night I didn't have any work to do. I highly recommend Antonia and Phillip Catering for your in- home catering event.

White Linen Catering
4.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Linda M.
Verified review

Sally’s “It’s Just Good Food” catering company catered my husband’s company’s summer event. The food was fantastic! Items came already prepared with minimal setup needed. Everyone raved about how good everything looked and tasted. Sally was phenomenal with her timing and décor. Once the event ended, she took care of the entire cleanup as well. She made it easy for me and my husband to relax and enjoy the event.

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