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Raleigh Gourmet Chefs

Browse these gourmet chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Raleigh.

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Zacki's Culinary Creations
4.8
from 88 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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 70 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

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Em’s Catering
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.
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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.

Chef Matthew Hoyes
4.9
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!

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 :)

Capital Cakes
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Miriam K.
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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
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.
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Food was outstanding, presentation was beautiful, and service was top notch. Chef Joe designs a custom menu to impress. He's an artist!

The Food Fairy
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Charlotte C.
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I have used Terri and her Food Fairies for 5 years or more. She and her team always provide incredibly delicious food at an incredible price. I throw components at her like tight schedule, and needing all local and organic food, with mostly vegetarian and vegan thrown in to boot, and with energy and positive enthusiasm she delivers. She provides recipes after the fact (and the groups she caters for me almost always want them -- even the carnivores in the group find themselves asking for the vegie recipes), and has worked in difficult conditions, such as kitchens without all the nice amenities, with the results still being stellar.

  • 3 years in business
Quontina F.
Verified review

Jason skills as chef are stupendous. He has a very great detail for his dishes. One that I've tried, a pasta with a sauce of tomatoes and basil which coordinates to not over force his meaty flavor.

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.

Dan R.
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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/

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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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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I am a professional chef available for culinary instruction, in-home meals, meal drop-off, pantry stocking, and ingredient preparation for future meals.

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I have a passion for cooking great food! My meals are always healthy, 95% organic and tasty! My menu is extensive. My presentation and service are impeccable!

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I am a graduate of The Art Institute of Raleigh Durham. I use local and fresh ingredients and a fan of farm-to-table menus. I am passionate about food and the culinary industry and I enjoy seeing people satisfied through cuisine. If you a looking for a personal chef or someone to cater an event, I'm that chef. Remember to always pray, love and eat.

  • 4 years in business
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My ability to interact with not only the clients but their guests in a professional manner. I am flexible in being able to create what you want. I am detail oriented and will treat your home with the utmost of respect.

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I have been in the food service industry for over 20 years. I have been an executive chef for the past 12 of those. I am a certified executive chef, certified dietary manager, certified food protection professional, ServSafe certified, and ServSafe instructor. I can tailor your meals based on your preferences. I enjoy using local, fresh items as much as I can.

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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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