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FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD + DRINK
4.8
from 109 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jill T.
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Our vacationing family could not have been happier with the wonderful Wendy & Chef Bill in planning a birthday surprise for 2 of our loved ones. From start to finish, Wendy was so warm and helpful, providing many great suggestions from menu to decor and also helping to bring in the most beautiful beach-themed birthday cake! Chef Bill created a delicious and very memorable meal for our group; from a beautifully arranged table filled with a spread of appetizers, breads and salads to a mouth-watering barbeque dinner, we were in true food heaven! I must also add how great it was to chat with Bill and Wendy during our cozy event, it was like reconnecting with old friends. :) Both Wendy & Bill were awsome with the youngsters in our group, too; the kids were so tickled to be a part of such a big surprise (their table was also set so beautifully, which made the kids feel even more special!) It was truly a joyful event and an experience that we will be talking about for years to come! If our family vacations bring us back to Southern Maine, we would not hesitate to work with Wendy & Bill again and again! Thank you both so much and lots of wishes for continued success for years to come!

Leslie's Catering
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Meredith K.
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Leslie is a fabulous chef. She creates gorgeous, delicious, nourishing food. She loves to feed people; loves to make them full and happy. Leslie is always smiling. Thanks, Leslie!

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TMT Private Chef Services
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Evelyn W.
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Tanya came to our house to do a wedding shower brunch for my daughter. She came very early (and had driven 2 hours to get here, and worked methodically, quietly, and with a smile. She then served the most AWESOME multi course menu.. we were all totally awed as course after course came out! Afterwards, she cleaned so thoroughly my daughter commented that she had never seen my island so clean! She left the same way she came and we had one of the best, most relaxing home parties we have ever had. I HIGHLY recommend Tanya, her cooking, her professional demeanor - the whole package to anyone who is lucky enough to employ her!

The Frog and Turtle
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mark D.
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James catered both of my daughters's weddings. The feedback from my guests, after each event, was that they had never experienced such exceptional food or creative menu at any wedding or corporate function...when people call me just to comment on the meal... that says it all! Kudos to Chef Tranchemontagne and his crew!!

Cooking With Chris
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Eileen Bill M.
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We had the pleasure of a private cooking class/ dinner with Chris while vacationing in Woolwich, Maine. It was absolutely the most fun evening for us and our 6 guests! We had a Chinese Menu. Chris is absolutely a pleasure to be with. He is interesting, fun and a great chef and teacher. Our friends were so impressed we could find such a gem and plan such a great evening. Only bad thing, is we have to wait until next year when we return to Maine from our home in NC! Unless maybe we can convince Chris that Charlotte, NC is a great place to visit

Theresa Hyatt
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jan B.
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Theresa has worked for me and with me. She is an excellent chef, very organized and delivers high quality "product" at large and/or high end events minus stress and drama.....her pastries are "to die for"!

Chef Steph Tamaki
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Chef Lindsey P.
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I hired Steph to cook a private dinner for a few friends and family. The food was outstanding and the service matched! She definitely went above and beyond my expectations. I will absolutely be hiring her again!

Stirring Simplicity
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Bernie D.
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Back in 2013, Daniel helped me pull off an amazing private alumni event for 20+ guests in Vermont with only a few days notice. He was able to create a custom menu to suit the guest's dietary needs and even helped secure a last minute venue for us. I would recommend Daniel to anyone looking for a devoted, passionate and hugely talented chef for their next private event.

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I work and cater for certain events. I do mostly drop offs do to my tight schedule. I also do a one time private chef business too unless other things come to mind.

  • New on Thumbtack
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As a professionally gourmet private chef/household assistant, I will work full-time and spoil one family with delicious home-cooked meals every day. I also accomplish your daily household chores and yard work. I will take care of all your culinary needs and customize a meal plan that meets and ultimately exceeds your expectations. With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and a degree from The Culinary Institute of America, you definitely won't ever have to worry about what's for dinner. My food is absolutely delicious, and my presentations are like artworks. In between meals, I will accomplish most tasks that you may otherwise pay someone else to do, such as housecleaning, pet care, yard work, gardening, and many other things that require basic routine maintenance. I enjoy cleaning, and I have an eye for details. I will keep your home spic-and-span, organized, and aesthetically pleasing at all times. I like to decorate, and I have experience caring for antiques. I will make sure your walkways are shoveled during the winter and leaves are blown during the fall. I enjoy tending a garden and staying busy at all times. Not only will you have a great chef but you are also going to have someone who will just make your life a whole lot easier on a daily basis.

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I work with my clients to ensure that they are getting the best service possible. I will work with them to create a menu that is tailored to their skills an that they can recreate flawlessly.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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The work I put forth is the result of 23 years in high end professional kitchens, many of which were spent in the Executive Chef role. Throughout that time, I learned all facets of the culinary industry spending time in country clubs, hotels, resorts and private restaurants. Many personal chefs that one may come across during the search may possibly have half that amount of quality experience and/or either he or she is an individual who developed a love of food and felt that they could work as a professional personal chef without having spent years in a professional kitchen learning all the components of the food and beverage industry.

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I am an experienced pastry and personal chef. I make the best product with the best ingredients to the best of my abilities.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I teach and/or cook for your personal parties or just for you and your family. I will make one meal or many depending on what it is that you are looking for.

  • 6 years in business
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I have an extremely eclectic and dynamic culinary background. I am detail oriented, focused and professional but ultimately my goal is to enjoy what I do, enjoy working with my clients and to produce the best possible experience.

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I provide private chef/catering service. I have knowledge of wine, beer cocktails as well as locally sourced foods. I can curtail any menu to fit any needs, on premise, catered or in house. I can do day-to-day routine or once a week as client needs. Local, organic foods are a specialty. I will travel or live in, and temporary or full-time services available. Wine dinners, beer pairings, family events, corporate/business get-together all are welcome, and I will work to exceed all expectations. Influences include, but are not limited to, Italian, New England, French and Asian cuisines.

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Towanda's Kitchen is located in the Greater Portland (Maine) area. I hold a degree in culinary arts and have been working within the industry in various capacities for several years. I specialize in custom menus to suit the events/needs of my clients. I am available as a personal chef for catering and for culinary education. I look forward to creating a special menu for you!

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I do private party, special event catering, as well as weekly personal chef services in the convenience and safety of your own home or facility.

  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I provide private catering for 2 to 100 people at your venue/house. I also can provide cooking classes or even help for an existing restaurant or party already booked. I have cooked in some of the top restaurants and chefs in the state. I have access to wonderful ingredients and work with my client to provide a low-stress, comfortable service.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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This personal chef service is for the individual or family who wants healthy food prepared for them by someone well-versed in nutrition and uses local, organic, high-quality ingredients. My specialty is in plant-based foods, perfect for anyone who enjoys a vegan or vegetarian diet, wants to lose weight, improve their health, or just wants delicious food that makes them feel great!

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Three well-versed chefs are looking to enhance your memories with food, catering to the palate and the eye for detail. We are located in Portland with a combined 60 years of experience.

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