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Raleigh Gourmet Chefs

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Zacki's Culinary Creations
4.8
from 87 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Amber B.
Verified review

I recently used Zacki’s Creations to come into our home and prepare a Mother’s Day brunch for a group of 10 adults and 3 little ones. Zacki was extremely responsive to my initial request for a quote, and very helpful in offering suggestions when creating a menu. The food was delicious with blueberry pancakes made fresh and hot off the griddle, egg and sausage casserole straight from the oven, a fresh fruit platter, and fresh mandarin orange mimosas. In addition to giving me the chance to be a guest at our family get together, she invited my 5 year old son and 4 year old niece to help as her “sous chefs” in the kitchen and they had a blast being her little helpers. I would definitely recommend Zacki to anyone who is looking to host an event in their home without having the added pressure and stress of preparing/cooking the meal so that you may enjoy your visit with friends and loved ones.

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CookWhere
5.0
from 68 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy T.
Verified review

For my mom's 70th birthday, we decided to have a surprise dinner party. (For the record, I'm a professional event planner based in DC and work with a number of hotels, chefs and caterers.) After talking to Chef Nico for less than a minute, I knew he was the one for this special occasion. He came up with a super creative menu, was attentive to every detail, and enchanted all of the dinner guests. I would hire him again in a heartbeat!

Em’s Catering
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Megan S.
Verified review

We’ve used Em’s catering for both large events and small meals (like a delivery meal to a new mama). She is consistently professional and her food is great. While some chef’s excel in one particular area, all of Em’s food (from appetizers to main dishes, sides, and desserts) are wonderful. Our personal favorites are: Beef Wellington, mushroom risotto, grilled romaine Caesar, warm pumpkin cake, and her yearly Christmas cookies. (I have Em bake cookies for all of my kids teachers) She’s sweet and easy to work with-highly recommend!

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Chad & Savaun P.
Verified review

My family recently contacted Chef Lemar to host my mom's surprise birthday party at our home. Chef Lemar arrived promptly and immediately began setting up in the comfort of our kitchen. Having Chef Lemar prepare the meals allowed us to solely focus on entertaining our guests. The meals, were absolutely delicious! Chef Lemar prepared a four course meal that began with a salad unlike any Cesar salad that we ever had before. His second course was a delicious crab cake paired with lemon seasoned cole slaw. The main course was a tasty pairing of his signature ribs and pancakes, with a creme brûlée desert to follow. The meals were absolutely wonderful!! I highly recommend Chef Lemar and I'm excited about the opportunity to use him again! I highly recommend him for any of your culinary needs.

Capital Cakes
5.0
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!!!

Stephanie Richardson
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Aysha R.
Verified review

Stephanie is a fantastic pastry chef! HIGLY RECOMMEND HIRING HER! I got my bag for buck and then some tasty cake :)

My Chef Catering
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
Betsy F.
Verified review

My Chef Catering has catered small meetings and large events for our agency. The food and service are outstanding. Steve goes out of his way to create delicious and different canapes and desserts and uses the freshest ingredients. His truffles, in so many different flavors, are to die for!

Carolina Culinary Creations
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Donna B.
Verified review

I enthusiastically recommend Carolina Culinary Creations. I have had several dinners and parties catered for diners that had a variety of food allergies, including gluten, dairy and soy and preferences including vegetarian, vegan and paleo. The owner was able to provide delicious gourmet meals that met all allergy and food preference requirements within my budget. I found her to be professional at every stage of involvement from the initial contact, to meal planning, execution and cleanup. She was always quick to respond and able to work within some unique kitchen environments. My guests could not say enough about the quality of the meals. I plan on using her for all my entertainment needs

Comfort Cuisine
5.0
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!

  • 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!

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: https://www.facebook.com/CocinadeVicente/

Cordial Nights
5.0
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.

Coffee & Crepes
5.0
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
Gardenia C.
Verified review

Terri was wonderful and personable. it was a little chaotic whens he arrived from allof us being tired after the wedding the day before. She came in took charge and set everything up. the food was delicious. I am trying to find an excuse to use hr services again. .

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 front...it took us a few rounds to get in the "groove" as we are fairly picky & have dietary requirements...but she adapted quickly.

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Hey, we will cater your event or take care of all your concessions needs. I have been in the food industry for over 20 years. We take all the stress out of your event or special day.

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In-home and on-location private caterings are provided by a classically trained chef to parties between 2 and 12. We offer unlimited menu options that are reasonably priced, and with a personalized service designed to meet the needs and expectations of each client.

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We prepare daily meals for sick people, shut-ins and elderly and specialty meals for special occasions. We are also catering for family gatherings and business dinners.

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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.

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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.

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We make high-end quick breads that are beautifully wrapped and make the perfect addition to any party, wedding, bridal shower, baby shower or corporate event.

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I cook 2 weeks worth of meals in your home. Then I store them in your freezer. You just following the reheating instructions. I do all the shopping, cooking and cleaning. You just relax and enjoy the extra time! It's healthier, certainly, than eating on the run. And it's more affordable than you may think. Full-time, part-time and referral discounts available. I am also available for dinner parties (romantic dinners, special occasions). I can stay and serve. Or leave and let you take all the credit. Anything to impress your friends! Gift Certificates also available. (Christmas, new mothers, post-surgery, etc.) So contact me for a free consultation today and a 20% introductory discount!

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