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Cary Personal Chefs

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Zacki's Culinary Creations
from 87 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly C.
Verified review

Zacki's professionalism and quality of food was excellent. Her two staff members were also top rate. I enjoyed getting to know Zacki and would have her again as a personal chef. She catered a dinner for 50 people for my daughter's wedding. It was beautiful and delicious.

Top Pro
from 68 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carl B.
Verified review

In my search for a personal Chef to prepare the meal for my wife’s Birthday party (of 6) at our home, I took to the internet and found the Thumbtack website. With a few clicks I entered the required information and waited for Chef’s to contact me via email. I was a little skeptical about who would be reaching out to me, and set my on a couple local companies I knew for a quote. I was down to 6 days. Of all the Chef’s I heard from, Chef Nico stood out to me because first he is in the Army and my wife is retired Army, and he didn’t send me to a website to review a thousand menu offerings like everyone else. He sent me a note with a quote and 5 or 6 choices per category. He told me to choose a salad, 2 appetizers, 2 entree and dessert. This made the process so much simpler for my personality. Once I sent him my initial thoughts for the food, I was able to set-up a call with him and discuss all the logistics and finalize a custom dinner offering. He is really easy to talk to and accommodating. He even sent me additional dessert options because although fantastic, the originals were not what I thought she would enjoy the most. We even added a Chef’s table concept so he would interact with the family during the cooking process. About 3 hrs. before the event I texted Chef to let him know my party of 6 was now a party for 7! My son came home for college to attend the party and brought his girlfriend. Chef wasn’t fazed by the last minute change at all and also advised me that he couldn’t find any fresh Calamari so he was switching one appetizer to Coconut shrimp w/ raspberry horseradish. As expected from a military man he and his assistant Sam were on time, made themselves at home in the kitchen and began prepping and preparing the food. With the first bite we knew we would be in for something special. The presentation was first class and the taste was incredible. He was able to chat with the family and talk a little Army with my wife. There were a couple hiccups, but nothing big. I was really impressed at how they managed to set everything up at in our home and how they cleaned it all up before leaving! I would recommend US Army Chef Nico to anyone needing a personal Chef. I plan to use him again. This was much better than any restaurant experience I could have given her.

Em’s Catering
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Quilla J.
Verified review

OMG! Where do I begin. Emma was AMAZING. We were celebrating a late Valentine's Day and she was perfect. We needed Emma as a personal, intimate evening chef for 2. She arrived on time and instantly got to work. She allowed us privacy while also engaging in conversation. Emma was AMAZING. The aroma coming from the kitchen was something I later laid in bed wishing I could smell over and over. And let's not talk about the FOOD!! OMG. On our evening menu was TENDER, JUICY, AND SUCCULENT Chicken Breast, along with Green beans, and garlic mashed potatoes. AND OMG! It was nothing like we had never tasted before. Emma is truly a Gem and is great at what she does. She has an amazing story to share and would definitely recommend her to ANYONE. We will be using her for all of our future catering and personal chef needs.

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
Verified review

I wanted to surprise my wife with a nice candlelight dinner. I contacted Chef Lemar and told him some foods that my wife enjoys. He responded within a day with a great menu! We made a couple of tweaks but it was completely due to preferences. I would recommend Chef Lemar not only for the food but also the price. He made some of the best food I have had and he was by far the most reasonable in regards to price. If you need a personal chef in the triangle area, go with Chef Lemar. I promise you won't be disappointed!

Chef Matthew Hoyes
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Craig W.
Verified review

My wife was turning 40 and I wanted to do something special for this occasion. We hired Chef Matthew to prepare a meal for about 15 friends and the experience could not have been better. From the planning to the execution of the 5 star meal, Matthew was a consummate professional. His meal was filled with delightful tastes and culinary creativity. My wife and friends were blown away. We are so happy we chose Chef Matthew!

Maida Dias Health Coach
from 7 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen W.
Verified review

I am very pleased with Maida! She is a wonderful person and cares a lot about people. She took me shopping, cooked and I watched so i could take notes. I saw her every week at first, now I'm every other week. I don't think I would be this sucessfull with those who chage $100.00. I bet she makes more money and has a higher sucess rate because of it. Plus she is helping others get health, live longer and feel great! I have been seeing her for over 2 months now. It is a process that takes time, but I'm still learning. I highly recomends her.

Capital Cakes
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Miriam K.
Verified review

I have never tasted such good cakes made to order. I have missed Katelyn immensely since she left Charlotte to move to Raleigh. She is the best pastry chef. You will not regret ordering from her. My favorite carrot cake and the apple with spice. Miss you girl!!!

Comfort Cuisine
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Heather M.
Verified review

Maggie was an incredible caterer to work with! I'm so glad she reached out to me. My husband and I are vegan, so it was important to us to find a caterer that could create tasty, plant-based food for our wedding. Maggie was able to craft a menu with dishes from around the world and we received a ton of compliments during dinner from our guests on the food. From grandparents, to fellow vegans, the food was a hit! She and her team exceeded my expectations and helped make our wedding a night to remember :) Thank you Chef Maggie!

Carolina Culinary Creations
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David S.
Verified review

Chef Jocelyn prepared a superb five course tasting dinner with superbly matched wine pairing for twenty. It was a unique setting near the Thousand Islands. The meats were exquisitely prepared and the courses flowed with the evening celebration. Courses were well timed and each course was choreographed and each component was prepared superbly. The lakeside ambience made this a memorable evening especially since the entire dinner was prepared without the availability of electricity the entire dinner was created on a propane stove/oven. Presentation of each item was impeccable.

  • 8 years in business
Linda F.
Verified review

Food was outstanding, presentation was beautiful, and service was top notch. Chef Joe designs a custom menu to impress. He's an artist!

Cordial Nights
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda S.
Verified review

Everything about our dinner was absolutely amazing. Chef Madison carefully planned out a delicious 6 course meal for our friends that was impressive and of the best quality I have seen in this area. We will definitely use Cordial Nights again for all our upcoming private dinner events.

Dan R.
Verified review

Skynet would like to thank Vicente Rosario, who accompanied us on our last trip to Green Bank Observatory, in January. Vicente has joined us before, but never in his capacity as a professional chef! Take a look at some of the delicious meals and desserts that we were treated to, between our all-day coding sessions. Vicente is based in Hillsborough, NC, and serves both the triangle and the triad. For more information:

Devon S.
Verified review

Really enjoyed the variety of dishes offered--all prepared to perfection! Definitely a restaurant experience. Was also very dependable--never missed a day and got things done on time. My advice is to work closely with Stacey up took us a few rounds to get in the "groove" as we are fairly picky & have dietary requirements...but she adapted quickly.


I have many years of experience creating great food for people in a variety of environments. I understand the importance of preparing wholesome, well prepared ,visually appealing meals ,tailored to the client's needs.

  • 14 years in business

For me, this isn't just a business, it's my life...what I was born to do. I believe that passion comes through in my food.


We provide healthy, home-cooked meals prepared with love. From country cooking, Italian food, and slow-cooked meats and sauces to whatever your culinary preferences are, my intent is to make you smile with satisfaction and leave you healthy and happy!


We make pastries of all kinds, food of all kinds, preparing and conducting cooking classes. We create menus for special functions, wedding, birthday and whatever the event is.

  • 5 years in business


I use local, farm-fresh ingredients. I prepare fresh and simple food. I'm more than 20 years in this business. I'm looking for people that care about the food that they eat and are too busy to cook. I can bring it to you, or cook it at your home.


I am a culinary institute graduate and have been working professionally for 20 years as a personal, corporate, and executive chef. I specialize in all cuisines. I am available as a freelance chef with at least a 3-day notice. I travel to you and will do all of the shopping and menu planning for your; - Holiday parties - Dinner parties - Family gatherings - Cooking lessons Catering services are also available. I can provide a service staff and bartender, if requested for an additional cost. Please contact me for any additional questions. I am certified in food service sanitation and safety.


I cook food for any event. I can cook elegant, simple, and soul food. I have cooked for weddings. I do personal cooking and plate sale. I also cook for family reunions and other gatherings.

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Holly Springs, NC

  • Type of food preparation
    Special occasion
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
  • Details
    My husbands 40th birthday. Looking for someone to come and cook an intimate dinner for 2 or 4.
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