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Manchester Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Manchester.

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For The Love of Food & Drink
4.8
from 106 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Julia & Bram B.
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We LOVED working with Bill and Wendy for our October barn wedding that was attended by 135 family members and friends! Bill is an incredible chef and is so inventive and really knows how to include a variety of flavors in a meal. He made seventeen (yes, seventeen!) tapas for our wedding dinner from various regions around the world. Our guests gave us the most rave reviews about the food and people were really pleased with trying new things they would likely have never tried otherwise. Wendy is an absolute joy to work with. She is very knowledge and thinks of all the little things. Her energy and bright smile are contagious. She also has an amazing expertise in pairing wine and beer with the incredible dishes that come out of Bill’s kitchen. In addition to our wedding, we have been lucky enough to have attended various farm to table events catered by Bill and Wendy and some of their cooking classes. We always have a blast and you can really feel the love they have for food and for the people they are working with. We consider them not only top-notch professionals but also friends. We highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for any type of event to be catered.

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Jen Royle: Dare To Taste
4.9
from 92 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Patty S.
Verified review

The food prepared by Dare to Taste was delicious! The service and distribution of the food was superb. Chef Jen Royle is an absolute pleasure to work with! In combination with her culinary talent, excellent event planning and execution, our party was a great success. I would highly recommend Dare to Taste for any event!

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Sara's Cooking
4.8
from 73 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lois F.
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My experience with Sara's Cooking was most positive. Our son and fiance sadly needed to postpone their wedding plans a few weeks before the actual wedding date. Because so many people had made plans, purchased airline tickets...etc. We decided to turn our lemons into lemonade by hosting a friends and family event on the date the wedding would have been. We had committed to having Sara's Cooking for the wedding and now we needed to switch gears in changing our venue. Sara graciously and easily accommodated our switch and do so with utmost kindness. The food was most incredible with an international flare, home cooked goodness and beautiful presentation. I purposely had chosen Sara's Cooking because her menu selections grabbed my attention right away. My husband and I were not disappointed and neither were our guests. The chefs are topnotch, pay careful attention to detail, friendly, fun and were most accommodating to all our needs as we hosted our gathering. I will always recommend them and use them again for future events.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer T.
Verified review

Chef Cristo and crew were absolutely fabulous to work with. We had a public event scheduled and needed to provide lunch and were able to book with Cristo's Kitchen to ensure that the dietary needs of the attendees was met and that food was delivered at the ideal time. Everyone loved the food that was provided. The cost was below anticipated and the fact that delivery to Cambridge was an option could not have made our day and event any easier! We will be using Cristo's Kitchen for future events.

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The Home Chef of NH
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lori P.
Verified review

Sarah has been shopping for/delivering groceries weekly for my parents for several weeks now and we are Extremely happy with her!! She calls to get clarification on items if she needs to and always greets my parents with a smile!! She's very friendly with my parents and even brings them "treats" from her Chef services!! We are very grateful to have found Sarah and would recommend her to anyone in the market!!!

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Manda & Me
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
Verified review

SUPERB!!! I live in Los Angeles. I wanted to hire a personal chef for my boss who lives in Massachusetts for her birthday. As I was talking with many chefs, Julie (from Manda & Me) totally got what I was trying to do immediately and took the ball and ran with it. I wanted to incorporate my boss's kids and dogs as I know that they are extremely important to her. She knew exactly what to do down to the serving dish specifically for the dogs. To hire a personal chef for your boss from across the country has several risks and I have to say that this one paid off a hundred fold! I would highly recommend Manda & Me as a personal chef. They are amazing and it was worth every. single. penny. Thank you!!!!

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William Ference Catering
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Eduard S.
Verified review

William is the Best!!! I am a huge foodie friends with some of the top chefs in the city. William can out do most of them!!! Not only is he the most talented chef, he is super sweet and nice. Very flexible and will go way above what is needed to please!!! Cant wait to work with him again. Three days later still drooling over his food

  • 23 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Janet F.
Verified review

Lori, her partner Sam and her staff made my small event seamless. Lori and I were able to effectively communicate via email and text a half a dozen times in the span of 17 days which proved a tremendous value for me in terms of my time and energy. The team were prompt, professional, friendly, anticipated my needs and stayed on top of everything all night. They met and exceeded all my expectations and received rave reviews from my 50 guests. Chef Jim and Crew Debbie and Jim - I welcome you back anytime. It was so much fun to work with you. Chef Jim - The food and presentation was awesome and abundant. Thank you! Debbie and Jim - thank you for staying on top of the time and making it effortless for me to stay on schedule and stlll be able to enjoy the party with my guests. I look forward to working with all of you again.

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Ran's Kitchen
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Steven P.
Verified review

Chef Randall is one of the best services I've contracted. He was professional, punctual and an exceptional chef. I've contracted his services 3 times now and he out does himself every time. Chef Randall will be my go to personal chef and caterer for a long, long time.

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nathalie L.
Verified review

Benjamin catered a fantastic selection of delicious healthy items at our holiday party. He timed the food perfectly and made sure the party flowed. He is delightful and a gifted chef. He will be our go to chef for all events!

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor S.
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Extremely Competent and Talented - Delicious food - Impeccable professionalism - Very Reasonable Pricing Expertise in the field is immediately evident. Upon our first call, I knew Deirdre was highly capable of handling our event. Her years of experience have made her confident in her execution - which made me as a client secure and calm that Slavin in the Kitchen would handle our event as anticipated and without incident. This particular event that we hired Deirdre for was a very personal one - a “Celebration of Life” gathering at our home after my Mother-in-law’s passing. I desired a very specific passed hors d’oeuvres menu to honor my Mother-in-law to include her favorite foods. Deirdre didn’t blink. She was completely amicable with creating offerings that are not typically on her appetizer menu. She made excellent suggestions and designed special hors d’oeuvres just for our memorial. We certainly didn’t provide her with the best working conditions - and she didn’t even shrug! I requested that she work out of our garage so that guests could have full use of our kitchen. She did so flawlessly and to boot - when she left, you would have never even known she was there! I would have been happy to rent cooking equipment for her to use, but as an added bonus - she had it all in her inventory and brought it with her. Our guests were swooning over her cuisine! I received MANY compliments on how delicious folks found her cooking to be. Guests even took her name and number so that they may hire Slavin in the Kitchen for future events. I am still dreaming about the Curried Chicken Tartlets and the Masala Chai!! SO TASTY!! I need to note how lovely and professional her Serving staff were as well! As an Event Planner, I’ve experienced that even if the Chef is professional and capable - the crew they bring to serve isn’t always as fabulous. That was certainly not true of Slavin in the Kitchen’s Servers. The two ladies were courteous, crisp, polite and gracious. They knew the tone of the event and were overwhelmingly sensitive to our family and guests. I was delighted with how our event was handled by Slavin in the Kitchen. I will hire Deirdre again and I implore you to too! Taylor Singh Owner, Avasara Events

Pixie Dust Gourmet
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kristy D.
Verified review

Beth has been amazing to work with! We started with one meal plan and then I decided to change to a stricter diet plan and she was beyond flexible with the changes. Her food is amazing and I highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a personal chef.

Joe Gatto's Homemade Today
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
Verified review

I was given the pleasure of being introduced to Joe Gatto, from a dear friend. At the Boston Public Market I attended one of Joe's workshops. I was amazed to find out how easy and simple it is to make your own pasta, shapes etc. His techniques are something that I have never seen in a cook. He's extremely meticulous, attentive and passionate. My First, by Far, by Scratch Cook. I am proud to say I attended one of Joe Gatto's book signings at the Peabody Barnes & Noble. As I call his book "The New Food Review"!! I have also had the pleasure of watching over what he does in his own kitchen. It is quite amazing what you can do in the smallest of kitchens. I am not saying his kitchen is small, it is big and well supplied with all a professional chef could possibly need. I am very excited to see how his business evolves over the years to come he's a wonderful person, chef, father and husband ! Best regards Nancy Miley

  • 24 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Shawney L.
Verified review

Sam and his staff catered our nonprofit organization's annual Sandra K Russell Derby Day Benefit for MitoAction a few weeks ago and it was beyond amazing! Our attendees and staff cannot say enough great things about the Merrimack Event team. From start to finish, Sam was polite, attentive, and efficient. He worked with our budget and understood the complexity of the event. Sam went above and beyond to help decorate the event venue beautifully and of course, have his chef design an out of this world Southern Fare dinner menu to match our event's theme. Everyone was so pleased with the delicious food, and has told us out of the 8 years we have hosted this event - this one was truly the best. We cannot wait to use Simply Elegant Catering again next year! Thank you again Sam and team!

William Morin
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Karissa C.
Verified review

Chef Billy exceeded expectations. We had a high profile event and Chef Billy excelled. Not only is his food delicious but his personality is exactly what you want in a caterer. He was efficient, well organized, professional and personable. We plan on hiring Chef Billy again for future events.

Thyme + TIDE kitchen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melinda L.
Verified review

Chef Reed and and his staff of culinarians and service staff provided a wonderful holiday feast for Phillips Exeter Academy. The attention to flavor profiles, detail in execution in all the selections were exceptional. Chef Reed attended all planning meetings, developed all the menus based on a shared vision while providing timely quotes. The wait-staff were professional, well presented and attentive to guests while ensuring the food presentation were maintained. I would highly recommend Thyme and TIDE Catering.

Gathered Table
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Patrice B.
Verified review

Great contact! Talented Chef.... Tons of knowledge sharing.

  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa P.
Verified review

I had the pleasure of experiencing Chef Stacy's food at a local restaurant, and it was absolutely delicious! A few months down the line, I opened a business and needed a caterer for my grand opening. I contacted Chef Stacey in hopes that he provided this kind of service.. Thankfully he did! From the first consult until the end of the event he was extremely professional, pleasant, the array of food that I could choose from and that he provide was amazing, his table and presentation of the food was flawless! My customers and I was extremely happy with his service that evening! So much that when I moved locations of my business, that we hired him again!!! I would definitely recommend Chef Stacy for your catering needs!

Thyme To Rise
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kelley C.
Verified review

I highly recommend Sean for any occasion. Outstanding at his craft.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lee L.
Verified review

Christine and Dennis have been cooking for us for three years every other week. Terrific choices, healthy and tasty. We love them like family.

  • New on Thumbtack
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