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Sanford Personal Chefs

Browse these personal chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Sanford.

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Zacki's Culinary Creations
4.8
from 92 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
Verified review

I have had the wonderful experience of cooking classes with Zacki. I find her to be very organized, articulate and creative. Not only does she provide wonderful recipes, but her eye for presentation and detail is amazing! Zacki is very kind and personable and has many years of experience in the field of personal chef/catering. She truly cares about sharing her knowledge and passion for great food and entertaining! I have seen photos of her catering events and feel she has an incredible talent for setting the tone with her food and drink presentation. Her catering talents would make any event a special event!

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CookWhere
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 82 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.

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Em’s Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

Soul Sing Cuisine
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Latisha D.
Verified review

I utilized Soul Sing's "meals for a week" service. The chef, Barbara VanAlstyne prepared (3) meals of a sizable quantity for my family to eat off of throughout the busy school/work week. It was awesome coming home and not having to worry with cooking -- just heat and serve. Even better than that was the fact that the meals were prepared to requested dietary preferences, nutritious and tasted delicious!! Such high quality meals could only be prepared by someone pouring out passion during the preparation! I look forward to using Soul Sing again!

Chef Matthew Hoyes
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 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!

Cuisines by Chef Quesi
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Chef Yamez C.
    Verified review

    Chef Quesi is a great culinary team leader and dynamic creative food Chef!

    Capital Cakes
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Lisa S.
    Verified review

    Special cakes for graduation, anniversary and company, as well as small one's for gifts. Beyond great! Both beautiful presentation AND delicious beyond words!!!!

    Maida Dias Health Coach
    4.9
    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.

    Halo Flavor
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    Robert T.
    Verified review

    My experience with halo flavor is very delicious! The food has very high-quality premium preparation. The service that I received was outstanding. I would highly recommend the quality dishes My Personal favorite is the hand battered shrimp. I really enjoyed my evening with this business.

    The Food Fairy
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 22 years in business
    Charlotte C.
    Verified review

    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.

    The Chef shop.
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    Holly B.
    Verified review

    He's a workhorse in the kitchen. He would never ask anyone to do anything he wouldn't do himself. Over all quality chef

    • 2 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    John H.
    Verified review

    OMG!!! People that food was so good... I highly recommend Chef Regina Minter for your next event.

    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.

    About

    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.

    About

    We specialize in Japanese cuisine (Sushi, Hibachi, Asian liqour bar, and asian dessert). Good food makes people happy and if we can deliver our service past customer expectation then it makes us happy.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    I love the interaction with people and helping them plan their special event! It is a great honor to work with people to create meals that cater to their specific tastes and allow them to travel the world without leaving their home.

    About

    We provide personal chef services. We do the menu planning, shopping, cooking and cleaning for you! Services are provided in Fayetteville and the surrounding areas.

    About

    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.

    About

    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. Creating outstanding food

    About

    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.

    About

    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. I am a nurturing person and I really love making people happy by taking a little stress out of their life. I see using my years of experience to help people provide delicious meals for themselves and their family as a very worthwhile endeavor.

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