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Portland Chefs

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Leslie's Catering
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kaitlin R.
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I booked Leslie for an event in August. She was incredibly responsive and was able to answer all my questions. I have booked her as our chef for a bachelorette weekend... can’t wait!

TMT Private Chef Services
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly G.
Verified review

I have used TMT private chef services twice now. My guests were so impressed with Tanya as was I. The food was prepared perfectly and tasted incredible. It felt like we were dining in a 5 star resturant right at my home. The first party we hired TMT for was a dinner for 8 of my best clients. It was very important I impress them and we did just that! The second party was more casual, about 30 of my family members for a birthday celebration. Tanya prepared a Buffet style lunch and dinner with options for both the adults and children. Tanya and her team then cleaned everything and left my kitchen as if nothing ever happened! It was a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the party without having to constantly run around. I would recommend TMT private chef services to anyone looking to host an event.

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
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
Tamson R.
Verified review

We hired Theresa to cater our wedding reception and couldn't have been happier. We were so lucky to have found her! Our first 2 caterers both just disappeared after making the commitment and Theresa saved the day with just 3 weeks before our wedding. Since we were having an Irish/Scottish wedding we requested a buffet with a variety of savory pies and not only did she accept the challenge but her food was amazing!! Everyone raved about it, especially the Steak & Ale Pie. She made absolutely beautiful "display" pies for each type of pie served, which was a really nice touch. Theresa had to deal with no stove/oven at the venue and a warming rack that didn't work and somehow still pulled it all off! Throughout it all she was calm and supportive and made me feel like I had nothing to worry to about, and she was right! I highly recommend her and will definitely use her again the next time we need a caterer. She is fantastic (and also an award winning pastry chef!). Our only regret was that we had already committed to having another vendor do our cupcakes otherwise we would have had Theresa do our dessert as well. She is an excellent caterer and a really warm, genuine person. We highly recommend her!

Chef Steph Tamaki
5.0
from 1 review
    Chef Lindsey P.
    Verified review

    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!

    About

    I am versed in all cuisines to make your event perfect. I am willing to travel for meet and greet and sit down to discuss options.

    About

    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.

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    Chef Dirk will come to your home and teach you how to make delicious meals all from your own pantry and fridge. From home cooking with a twist and bbq to fine dining, Chef Dirk will empathy his decades of world class culinary experience to you. Elegance through simplicity. Chef Dirk will show you how to let the ingredients be the star with confidence and ease. Once you learn the basics, there is no limit to your future culinary creations. Discuss your goals in the kitchen and Chef Dirk will work with you to meet and exceed them.

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    My attention to detail, creativity, experience, and passion for creating wonderful food. I've lived in Italy on and off over the course of 30 years and have spent much of that time education myself and working with wonderful chefs there to learn technique, recipes, and a wide assortment of regional dishes. I'm also very well versed in Mediterranean and American cooking.

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    I have been working in restaurants since I was 15 years old, and I know how to use just about every piece of cooking equipment. I can travel to whatever you need and cook for you, as long as you have the equipment.

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    Catering weddings, Corporate Events, Family Reunions at one of Maine's premier summer camps for up to 300 people. Full weekend packages with accommodations available. Bon Appetite!!!

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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.

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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.

    • 4 years in business
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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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    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.

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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.

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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.

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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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    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.

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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.

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