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Dover Cooking Instructors

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  • 14 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Eric B.

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I wanted a fun night for myself and two of my closest friends. This was a gift for them, and I know they won't forget it. Sarah was so careful to make sure the event was customized to our liking. Everything was perfect. The wine pairings were excellent and food astounding. My group was running a little late, but that didn't stop Sarah from filling our time with valuable tips and tricks. If you want a personal experience in a comfortable setting, this is perfect! I've looked into and have seen other "cooking classes" and none of them offer the value Sarah does. I would absolutely recommend the Home Chef of NH!

Shalini D.

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I had so much fun learning from Mrs saira. Classes were so much hands on , I never have trouble asking a question, Sarah was very helpful in all her classes and she made sure I understood the recipees.

Donna M.

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saraha is a very energetic inovative cook. she is her happyest when she is cooking. she is VERY GOOD COOK.

Manda & Me



  • 27 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Betty A.

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Julie has done both parties and cooking class at my home. The parties are always unique and lovely after the first one I have always left all the details and ideas to her. She did an incredible party for my husbands 65th birthday. Everyone raved about it for months. We did the cooking classes with another couple and it was more fun and entertaining than I imagined it could be. We learned so much and it made cooking fun for all of us again. She has marvelous ideas and so many tips to make things easier. We have another party planned for the holidays and can't wait to see her innovative ideas. She is truly a delight to work with.

Dan S.

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My family and I had Julie over for a private cooking class this past week. She taught 8 of us how to make some delicious Italian food including homemade pasta, sauce and dessert. Everyone in my family is raving about the experience, it was like nothing they'd ever done before and it was such a hit! Julie is wonderful, wildly talented and so down to earth, it was our pleasure to learn from her and are looking forward to our next class!

Tammy C.

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I get very anxious over cooking but thought a night with my daughter and I being led through a dinner preparation and meal would be a great way to bond. Julie was sweet, well prepared and made it a special night of cooking and a great night with my daughter

  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Andover, MA

Nathalie D.

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Dining with the Henrys Catered our wedding and we are so pleased with everything they did! From the beginning, I knew I made the right choice in choosing the Henrys. Chris was really easy to work with, very responsive and worked with me on meal ideas and the flow of the reception. In addition to cook an amazing meal, they also bartended and helped create a serve our signature cocktail- Hemingway in Rome. We received many compliments on the food and service. The whole evening seemed flawless. My family and I are so grateful to have had Dining With the Henrys, they made our wedding day so special and delicious! Thank you!

Amanda Z.

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We hired The Henry's to cater my husband's 50th birthday party for 14 guests. The dinner was by far one of the best meals I have had in my home or at a restaurant. From amazing appetizers to the chocolate mousse for dessert they did an amazing job. Our kitchen was left spotless and the only thing left un-eaten was the veggie platter I bought at Whole Foods. I enthusiastically recommend Meredith and Chris.

Ben S.

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Chris and Meredith were fantastic! We'd book them again in a heartbeat. We had the Henrys cook a dinner for a group of 9 for New Year's Eve and both the food and the service were great. They were friendly, attentive, and very focused on giving us and our guests the best possible experience. Thanks Chris and Meredith!

  • 2 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Evelyn W.

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Tanya came to our house to do a wedding shower brunch for my daughter. She came very early (and had driven 2 hours to get here, and worked methodically, quietly, and with a smile. She then served the most AWESOME multi course menu.. we were all totally awed as course after course came out! Afterwards, she cleaned so thoroughly my daughter commented that she had never seen my island so clean! She left the same way she came and we had one of the best, most relaxing home parties we have ever had. I HIGHLY recommend Tanya, her cooking, her professional demeanor - the whole package to anyone who is lucky enough to employ her!

Kathleen T.

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Where do I even start? Tanya was the chef for my bachelorette party this past weekend, cooking for 11 women in a tiny apartment. From the moment we received the initial quote from Tanya through clean-up after the event, everything was professional and personal. Not only was the food creative and delicious, but it was a pleasure having Tanya around for the day. We had never hired a chef before and didn't really know what to expect, but we are already thinking of ways we could hire her again.

Carol L.

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Tanya has done both family and work events for me. She is a wonderful & creative Chef. I have never been disappointed and leave the menu planning and shopping all up to her. Whether she is cooking for two people or a hundred people, she is consistent and skilled. I would never use or recommend anyone else.

  • 34 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Meredith, NH

Kristen E.

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Chef Kelly is personable, communicative, and delivers a great meal! He came to our home and made apps, dinner, and dessert for us - all courses were excellent. He did a good job of discussing different ideas beforehand to make sure both the meal and expectations of his service were met. Would definitely recommend!

Nancy W.

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Kelly has catered many family outings with the best BBQ, sides and personality. You can always count on a delicious meal cooked to perfection no matter what the type of event is. Your guests are sure to be impressed and will want to hire him for their events!

Matthew O.

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Kelly mentored me in a commercial kitchen when I was younger. He excels in a very busy kitchen, and working with him was a fun experience.

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 50 min

Heather D.

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I hired Elizabeth to shop, prepare, and cook a Birthday meal for my mother. Elizabeth was professional in her communications (text and over the phone). She was thoughtful in suggestions and thorough in creating a plan. She arrived on time, prepared and cooked an excellent meal, then left the kitchen in better shape than she found it. My mother loved getting to know Elizabeth, appreciated the high level of professionalism and service, and very much enjoyed the food. Because I live out of state, it was important to me that I get to know Elizabeth before trusting her to go into my parents' home. I found her to be honest, forthcoming, and a genuinely good person. My parents agree. My mother wishes to hire her again for future parties. I highly recommend Elizabeth as a personal chef.

Christine M.

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Betsy was amazing, truly made our NewYears spectacular!! She’s so easy to work with & professional, she honestly was like having a friend in the kitchen! We will be booking her again for the 4th!!

Thumbtack Customer

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I have not met her yet but I think she will do a good job.

  • Merrimack, NH

Marianne J.

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Mr. Emery (which he probably would prefer Eric) taught me to make, in my opinion, the most delicious scallops wrapped in bacon. I have a very limited kitchen supply of utensils and he helped me make the best of what I have and recommended good utensils to purchase,but at a very reasonable price. It is a huge deal in using the correct knives. Eric showed me balance between the handle and blade which I never knew was important when cutting different foods. I highly recommend Eric. Email me if you need more information. Thanks

Heidi M.

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Eric and I have worked together for over three years. We have worked in a restaurant situation and he has worked for me at my catering company. He is a great chef with creative ideas and an amazing attention to detail. Eric will go above and beyond for those who choose to hire him! Chef Heidi,Wilder Cuisine,Concord Ma.

Chris K.

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Never a bad meal with Eric. His knowledge and skills-- and his heart-- show in his food, and he's not afraid of suggestions. All told, a very personal touch in all he cooks.

  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Steve B.

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Our party of five hired Shilpi for a private Indian cooking class at her home in Andover MA. We had a wonderful time. Shilpi was warm, welcoming, and well prepared. After a quick lesson in Indian spices, we immediately got down to cooking five delicious dishes. It was a lot of fun and the hands-on teaching along with the detailed handouts will make it easy to recreate the delectable recipes at home. We highly recommend Shilpi and her cooking classes.

Charity T.

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Shilpi gave our Cooking Group a class at a private home. It was fantastic! She is so informative, her food is delicious, we all learned a lot and felt we had made a new friend. Can't say enough wonderful things about delightful, talented, inspiring and instructive Shilpi!

  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Debbie F.

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With Jeanne's help, I made shrimp with linguine and a homemade marinara sauce. I learned how to sauté the onions and garlic without burning them. The pasta, sauce ingredients, and basil were all organic. It was a little overwhelming at first, but she was supportive and helped me with every step. And it came out delicious! In the future however, I think I will ask her to help me with some every day suppers instead of a special dinner, like this one. She said that she would help me pick out something that I could cook any day of the week.

  • Newburyport, MA

Julie P.

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Ellen has cooked many meals for me. They are all incredibly delicious. She uses fresh and local ingredients and she is innovative in making healthy food tasty. Recently she made a Thai Shrimp soup that was perfectly spiced. She can accommodate any special requirements. Ellen is well versed in alternative options. She knows how to cook gluten free and often uses sugar alternatives in baking. I can't wait to taste the next creation she makes.

  • 3 years in business
  • Nashua, NH

Dionne N.

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Mike is an excellent cook. He is able to put together a meal that would open your appetite even if you were not hungry. Miken knows his way around the kitchen.


I am a culinary graduate who loves to cook. I have worked in the cooking field for more than 5 years.


Fresh, delicious, made-to-order meals are created for your family. Entrees, sides, desserts, and appetizers are available. Menu planning and shopping services are also available.


I can come to your home and prepare a wonderful meal for you to enjoy with your family. Also, if you are interested in developing your culinary knowledge, I can assist you in many facets.


I make healthy, weekly meals that are easy to reheat and freeze. I take care of the grocery shopping, cooking, storage and cleaning!

  • 4 years in business
  • Newburyport, MA


I am a chef with a flare for adapting menus to your needs, desires and budget, whether you wish for specific nutrition or complex themes. I bring twenty-five years of experience from around the world to bring full-flavored, approachable food. I can provide you with a menu for an intimate dinner or a graduation BBQ. I have taught in accredited culinary schools, and I can combine a cooking class with a cocktail party. Cooking with young people is always a treat for me, as well. Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. -Harriet Van Horne

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Gloucester, MA


I am a (currently) retired 36-year-old executive chef with over 20 years of experience. I left the world of high-paced industrial kitchens to spend more time with my family, but how I miss playing with food! If you want to learn basic techniques or just build a repertoire of perfect meals all while having fun, let's get into that frying pan!

  • Beverly, MA


My specialty is Italian cooking and culinary trips to Italy trips to Italy for small groups. "A Tavola non si invecchia mi" (you never grow old at the table)

  • Peabody, MA


I am no longer in the food industry but will offer occasional services for hire. My experience consists of approximately 20 years in various areas (e.g., farming, kitchen, managerial positions, and training), as well as knowledge that was passed to me from my father who has another 40 years in the business. I am a former food industry professional.


I will teach you the basics of cooking -- everything from knife skills to cooking terms. I will teach you how to choose fresh vegetables, meats, make gravy from scratch as well as soups.


We are a culinary arts training center with certified professionals, and we offer recreational cooking classes for all ages, such as the following: * Cooking essentials and food fundamentals * Bistro cuisine * Cooking workshops * Private lessons * International cuisine * Couples classes

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