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Clifton Cooking Instructors

Browse these cooking classes with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Clifton.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Allyson M.
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via Melissa, or "Chef Melissa" as we call her, exceeded our expectations! We took her from her usual route of healthy food and asked her to run a cooking class so that children with Celiac Disease could make and enjoy cupcakes on the morning of Super Bowl Sunday. She was really flexible and provided what felt and looked like "regular" cupcakes but modified for strict gluten-free compliance and somehow they were a little healthy too! All natural. even organic and dairy-free where possible. The ages of children who attended ranged from 4-12 and she worked really well with everyone! She set up before we (event organizers) arrived and had a friendly helper with her. They were professional but the kids related to them very well. The parents were all pleased and her rate was really reasonable! Our support group doesn't make any money from events like this, parents paid her directly and she was accepting last-minute additions without any worries. I can't think of a single negative - in fact we'd like to work with her again this year! Oh, and she even took the work of finding a location away from us (we're 2 volunteers who run this group for our children and others). Next class, we'll go a little healthier and really take advantage of ALL that via Melissa has to offer our kids! :) Oh, and she's even sending us kid-friendly, healthy and gluten-free recipes for us to share with the families in our group! She really goes above and beyond!

Chef Nirva Llorca LLC
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jake P.
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We hired Chef Nirva do cook for at a 25-person brunch at my home in Noho. She was super awesome about customizing the menu to our desires / needs. The food was delicious (and there was plenty of it). I would definitely hire her again.

  • 21 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth W.
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Working with Chef Jackie was amazing. She was very responsive to all our requests, and came up with great menu ideas that we were excited about. At the cooking class, she was organized, clear, and friendly. She made the cooking feel very low-pressure and fun, while giving us really valuable information and cooking tips. We loved everything we made, and felt really well-prepared to recreate the recipes at home. It was a fantastic experience.

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Provencharly
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dmitriy O.
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Charly was great! The food was equally as great! We made a minor (more like major) mistake or requesting Charly for a dinner for 4 people, where we actually needed it for 6! When Charly came over to start preparing, we realized we needed more food! Charly was quick to figure out how to make the courses work out with the food he already brought - he says he always comes prepared with extras! He even had extra menus, so that also worked out! He was also a good sport about stepping out with us on a quick supermarket trip and buy some extra main courses :-). All-in-all, we were impressed by his patience and preparedness even before he started cooking. As for the cooking, he prepared an amazing meal and his presentation of food is incredible! Like going to a Michelin restaurant at home. Hands down the best Chocolate lava cake we've ever had!!! Thanks Charly!!

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy P.
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Chris catered a dinner party at my apartment and everything was top notch. He arrived promptly, had enough time to get organized before the guests arrived, and looked very professional. The presentation of the food was as delicious as it tasted. My friend helped organize the menu and every course was more delicious than the next. I look forward to having him caterer more frequently, as well as teach cooking classes. Chris' professionalism and attentiveness was incredible. Thank you again for a wonderful evening!

Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marina N.
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My husband gave to me one 3-hours-class with Erika! More than a cooking class, I had the opportunity to talk and share ideas with someone that knows a lot about healthy food! That was great and exactly what I was looking for! During the class, I was able to raise all my doubts! Of course we prepared delicious recipes, but more important than this Erika shared all her knowledge! She gave me new ideas to improve my cooking and to prepare better (and delicious) food! Thank you, Erika! It was an amazing experience!

Lily Chin - Meals Made Well
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian T.
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Meals were prepared in a timely manner, customized to my preferential tastes. Highly recommend the Israeli rice and the Peruvian fish if you're into aromatic flavors. After giving feedback to Lily, she will customize the next set of dishes even more towards your preference, which is what I love about her service.

  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Mitch M.
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Private Cooking class. Lauren was unbelievable re response time, energy and professionalism. We've yet to take the class but know if it's half the initial experience it will be well worth the money.

Top Pro
  • 68 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Frances R.
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Do you want to know the definition of Excellence? Hire Luisa c/o De Cicco's Event Planning! I have never worked with a more professional, friendly company. Luisa has a way of catering to her client's and making them feel like they're at the top of her priority list. If you need her, drop her an E-mail and she IMMEDIATELY gets back to you. Need a personal Chef to teach you how to cook? Luisa can connect you with top of the line quality professional's that KNOW what they're doing in the kitchen. I'm currently taking lesson's from her Chef and I went from being a novice who's food was either bland, burnt and completely un-edible, to a person who can now chop, dice and make a meal so good, my family calls me asking me to cook for them again. Luisa and her staff are so friendly, so welcoming and very attentive to the needs of the client. Luisa has done a fine job in picking her staff and I’m extremely happy I hired her company because it was worth every penny.

Celestial Touch Catering
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie P.
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Working with Brenda is a pure joy. She is detailed, patient and strives to make your request exceptional. Her cooking expertiseis is pleasing to the pallet and her creatively/decorative style is unique to the specified event.

Chef Denel
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer J.
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Overall I was pleased with her service. I liked the fact that hot food was delivered. This lets me know that it was freshly cooked. In addition every guest was pleased with the service. I would definitely recommend with a 100 percent rating.

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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mary R.
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Outstanding hands on demonstration and lesson for my 11 year old daughters and friends. Not only did they learn to cook the meal they enjoyed, they learned proper knife skills, cutting a chicken, importance of fresh ingredients vs. store bought, sauce prep and reduction technique, homemade salad dressing, and presentation of the meal. We all enjoyed Chef's simple educational approach as well as his lively sense of humor and calm command in the kitchen! Absolutely look forward to cooking with him again as well as using his catering expertise for at home celebrations.

Tara's Italian Cucina
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew S.
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My friend and I took cooking classes from her. I can truly say that she was amazing. She taught us to make food we wanted to learn and it turned out amazing. She is a great teacher and makes it easy to apply what you learn from her and the things you learn in class to other recipes outside of what we did in class. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn how to cook.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny B.
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Arlene is in a class by herself with her incredible talent, her creativity teaching ability and her experience. There is a tremendous amount of clarity that I got from her lessons in the kitchen and I had many "aha's" that have stayed with me long after we worked together. For instance, I used to cut onions in a really half-hazard (and dangerous!) way until she taught me the proper cutting technique for dicing and shopping them as well as onions and other vegetables. I learned how to understand what is needed in a dish, intuitively, by having her teach me about flavor and balance. I can now make my own recipes, including soups and even some baked good from the strategies and techniques she has taught me. I highly recommend Arlene and the Cooking Workshop!

Mendham Kitchen to Table
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
John Z.
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Francis was great. He offered excellent menu choices and even worked with us to have extra side dishes our kids would like while still participating in the 'big meal'. He took care of everything from start to finish including serving us on our deck. We would recommend him to anyone and hope to have him create another meal for a future special occasion.

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