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Westminster Personal Chefs

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Catering By Kevin!
4.8
from 135 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Binta P.
Verified review

BEFORE EVENT I had a FANTASTIC experience working with Chef Kev, and I'll try my best to do justice to his services through this review (I don't think it's possible!). I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him to anyone searching for an easy-going caterer who is attentive, accommodating, customer-service oriented and who takes control of the event to completely relieve them of any stress related to food/catering/kitchen. I accidentally came across Thumbtack while looking for certain supplies for my event. Once I realized that I could search for caterers, I thought I'd give it a try. Chef Kev was the first caterer to respond with a detailed menu based on my description of the event (3 or so others responded to ask me for more info without making ANY attempt to use what I had already provided in my initial description!!) . His proposal was well-thought out and it was clear that he had paid attention to my description and came up with a customized menu on such basis. It took me a day to respond to him because I was certain that it wasn't possible for the first proposal to be EXACTLY what I had in mind and even better than what I imagined. After having analysed the menu several times :-), and there was still nothing to change, I wrote Chef Kev. We had a call to discuss the proposal. Chef Kev was very accommodating as we worked through the proposal (I increased my initial count and added a couple of dishes) and discussed day-of logistics (e.g., I wanted the mac-n-cheese passed around in martini cups, wanted the food served in chafing dishes, etc.). MENU The food was fantastic!!! Everyone enjoyed it and they had seconds and thirds... A number of guests took to-go plates and I had some of the leftovers for breakfast :) Here's what was served: 1. BBQ salmon bites w/ malibu-rum ginger smashed sweet potatoes 2. Mesquite mini burger sliders 3. Oven roasted vegetables w/herb ranch aioli 4. BBQ sweet-n-spicy beef bites 5. Teriyaki turkey meatballs 6. Vegetable pasta w/ sautéed vegetables in a sundried tomato dressing 7. Scampi black tiger broiled shrimp & parmesan cheese grits 8. Caribbean jerk chicken party wings 9. Jumbo lump red pepper mac-n-cheese EVENT DAY I had initially wanted a caterer to drop-off the food, but decided to have one of Chef Kev's servers stay for the event, and that was the best decision EVER!! I had completely underestimated how much I would have had to do given that my event had many moving pieces. Chef Kev and his assistant Kim were FANTASTIC the day of the event and I couldn't have asked for a better team. When Chef Kev noticed that I had a lot of moving pieces and balls in the air (translation: slight event-day chaos), so he took control and decided to stay longer than we had discussed in order to make sure that things started off well and were running smoothly before leaving his assistant to run the rest of the event. I literally worried about nothing -- Chef Kev handled things efficiently and with a high degree of professionalism. In fact, at some point, Chef Kev sent his assistant with a plate for me...without that, I may not have ever gotten around to eating!! This is just one example of the types of light touches Chef Kev made throughout the planning and execution of the event which made my experience with him deserving of the five stars. His level of customer service was outstanding and my guests loved him, and several people asked me for his contact information.

Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jorge V.
Verified review

I HIGHLY recommend Chef Serge. He was our personal chef for my wife’s 40th birthday dinner and he made the celebration memorable. He was approachable and easy to work with since the moment we started coordinating and discussing dinner options, and he made the whole experience very enjoyable. He cooked a five-course menu for 11 people, and everyone was impressed with his well-prepared, top quality dishes (we are still talking about his delicious duck confit!). We paired the food with 1975 wines and the pairing was perfectly balanced. I am very glad that he cooked for us, and would definitely hire him again as personal chef in the future.

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Stone Hill Catering
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
John C.
Verified review

Excellent service all around. Locally grown, and sourced in Lancaster county. Everything was either home cooked or prepared right in our kitchen. The chefs were professional and friendly. It was nice having them at our house. After diner they cleaned up the whole kitchen. Melissa said she enjoys researching any cuisine, so don't be afraid to ask for something exotic. Our dinner was for my wife's birthday, and included our immediate family. Everyone was very impressed. Our only wish was that we had more spacious stomachs. I highly recommend Stone Hill Catering and hope to have them over to prepare another special dinner.

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Private Executive Chef
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
BRIAN O.
Verified review

Matt has done an outstanding job accommodating our personal chef needs, and especially satisfying a very picky palate (my wife). Highly recommended!

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Perfect Little Bites
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Eamonn C.
Verified review

Chris customized a perfect vegetarian menu for my girlfriend and I. We hoped to maximize our privacy for the evening, so Chris came with the food prepped as much as possible. We snacked on some amazing muhammara and butternut squash dips while he prepared the saffron cauliflower soup and main course (heart of palm cakes on curried lentils). Dessert (halva mousse) was left in the fridge for us, along with substantial leftovers (that's a huge perk I didn't anticipate - a personal chef means you get a bonus meal the next day.) We really enjoyed talking to him about the ingredients and preparation and would absolutely hire him again. I don't know how anyone wouldn't appreciate a gourmet restaurant experience in the comfort and privacy of their own home. Highly recommend.

MOD Cuisine
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Saniya A.
Verified review

I am so happy to write this review for the excellent service provided by Mary. Mary is not only a great professional chef; but she is also enthusiastic about her cooking and takes the time to understand her clients needs. I must add that she is a wonderful person to interact with. Food plays an integral part of my family's day; and I have no hesitations knowing Mary has prepared our meal! I know when I open the package containing the food prepared by her, I'll be in for a delicious treat!! I wish Mary all the best and will continue to work with her for nutritious and delicious meals.

  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie H.
Verified review

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!

Lynn's Meals in Minutes
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Derick D.
Verified review

Lynn is a pleasure to work with. As a nutrition coach I needed meals that met specific nutritional criteria, contained a wide variety of foods and cooking methods. Lynn met and exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend!

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.

  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Barb K.
Verified review

Stephanie was awesome. She came fully prepared, fully stocked and ready to handle any level of experience with our team. Our teambuilding event was truly delicious and successful. I would highly recommend using Chef Steph for any event!

Healthy Catering Company
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Mariah B. B.
Verified review

Very tasty and authentic foods. As far as catering, the service was great and professional. I also had the opportunity to use Nasrin as a personal chef for my dinner party and it was a breeze to accommodate to the needs of my family. I would definitely recommend to all.

Karen Wilder Events
4.4
from 10 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jack W.
Verified review

Karen catered a magnificent and memorable event for our son's wedding at our home in Severna Park. The ENTIRE event went so beautifully, from the vision to the timing the menu and the presentation. Our guests were completely inspired and had the most wonderful things to say about their interactions with Karen and, of course, her tasteful and beautiful cooking.

Chef Randall
4.1
from 8 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ernest C.
Verified review

It has yet to be completed. Every time I choose someone for a job I am assailed with questions about what is yet to happen.

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Dara Boxer Culinary Designs
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Heather O.
Verified review

Our family hired Dara because we were in a busy season with ongoing medical challenges and recoveries. She was very attentive and intentional about working around our many food allergies, sensitives, and two picky-eater toddlers to come up with winning meals that we requested over and over again! We choose meals from her offerings, requested our own type of dishes, and even threw down some challenges requesting she build a meal around incorporating certain ingredients or flavors. She always arrived prepared, worked efficiently, and cleaned up the kitchen beautifully. Dara is organized, creative, easy to work with, and will have your hovering around the kitchen on cook day waiting to sample and taste your meals for the week. For us, this was the easiest and best fit for having a "personal chef," enjoying the luxury of ready-made meals for the week, and the convenience of scheduling her cooking services "as needed." Highly Recommend!!

Appetites by R.J.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany M.
Verified review

It is my pleasure to offer this recommendation to Chef Ronald Cager Jr. I had the fortune to employ him for a romantic “Just Because” dinner for my husband and I. He and his business associate worked with me to understand my preferences. My expectations were achieved in taste and presentation. Chef Cager’s client centered approach was greatly appreciated. It is my sincerest hope to palate his future creations and cuisines. Until that time presents itself, I wish him much success.

Epicurean Element, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole H.
Verified review

What a fantastic birthday treat! When my father asked what I wanted for my birthday, I requested healthy meals--imperative to a newly minted mom of two with very little time to cook for herself and family. What I got was so much more: a large quantity of delicious meals that were not only healthy, but completely different from anything I would ever cook on my own. Although to follow a plant-based diet that satisfies the tastebuds is challenging, Chef Eva made it possible for me to do so for that week. What a luxury! If you are looking for a personal chef to make meals for you that are nutritious, delicious, and low in the carbon footprint category, Chef Eva is where it's at!

  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Selene L.
Verified review

Working with Anna was a pleasure! She adjusted to my dietary requests with true professionalism and checked in with me regularly before my event. The food was delicious! Perfectly seasoned and fulfilled all of my requests for the event. Her presentation was beautiful. She was punctual and true to her word at every stage. I would hire her again in a second!

Six Street Eats
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Barsphere A.
Verified review

Chef Daud, is a great business owner. His response time is great and provides super competitive prices. I have used this catering company at least 25 times already for this year alone (2018). I'm an event planner.

Private Chef
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Isabelle C.
Verified review

To any and all prospective clients: It is my great pleasure to present Ms. Rahwa as a candidate for personal in home meal service. Rahwa has worked here as a breakfast chef and planner for six months. A true professional in planning, preparation and presentation of meals, Rahwa is a lovely, gentle soul who brings warmth and care to my kitchen each morning. I believe she has created a unique in-home service that can be customized to any individual's nutritional requirements. Her vast knowledge about nutrition and her intuitive understanding of flavor/texture inteeractions combine to create a truly delightful, multi- varied menu. In short, she is a gifted chef with limitless potential and true caring for her clinets and our specific needs. It has been an honor to have Ms. Rahwa in my home, my kitchen, and my heart. A culinary dynamo with much integrity and determination, Rahwa has already earned all five stars as a five star chef. I can recommend her as an in-home meal service practitioner without hesitation. Thank you for your time and attention. Isabelle Chester, January 21, 2018.

  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Shelia W.
Verified review

The experience was excellent and exceptional

  • New on Thumbtack
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Small private catering, meal preparation and grocery shopping/preparation are provided by a certified executive chef with over 30 years of experience in food production and management.

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