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Browse these meal preparation services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in East Orange.

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 138 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine Y.
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"This was the best food!" EVERYONE Ellen catered to for our dinner last evening could not get over how delicious their meals were. There are not enough words of gratitude I can share with her or any of you who are considering to hire her for your event. Ellen is concise when reaching out with her menus, her menus are organized by cuisine (making it easy to discuss), her response time is excellent, there are no hidden last minute charges, she shows up at the agreed time, is able to work in a challenging kitchen (we are in an office with a no flame policy and she made do with sternos), her food presentation is attractive and appetizing, and she is an absolute gem to work with. I have been in the food and beverage industry for 20 years, worked with many many chefs and Ellen is the real deal. Our group was falling behind and dinner service was delayed by close to 45 minutes. She made sure the main courses were still hot and of the best integrity, which is difficult to do when serving poultry and fish. Everything was seasoned beautifully with a variety of flavors with each course. Truly, the whole experience was magical and I can't wait to work with her again. Thank you so much Ellen!

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
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Kerri S.
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I needed to host a dinner party at my house for a bunch of out of state employees for my husband's company. I was nervous about how to balance socializing with cooking a high end, sit down meal for 10 people. Every Detail Catering was there to take all of my concerns away! The super-friendly, husband and wife team came in fully prepared with delicious appetizers, a to die for surf and turf meal, and even cheesecake for dessert. All home-made! They prepared the meal in my kitchen, served us in my own dining room, and then packed away and cleaned up every single thing while we enjoyed our restaurant-like experience. It was completely unique and by far the most amazing meal that has ever been cooked in my own kitchen! Thank you so much for a memorable and relaxing evening, truly an A+ business, would highly recommend!!

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 89 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
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Joseph J.
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We just enjoyed the greatest gift - a 5 course meal prepared in our NYC coop by celebrity Chef , Chris Nirschel !!! As many awesome restaurants as there are in NYC none could match this in home extravaganza . Check him out online - 5 stars from us !

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Linda S.
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Lauren exceeded our expectations. We especially appreciated her professional demeanor, warm personality, willingness to suggest great ideas and ability to provide delicious meals at great value. Her staff was courteous, friendly and flexible during our party. We would definitely recommend Lauren and her team and look forward to working with them again.

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Provencharly
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
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Albert H.
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Charly did a wonderful job on short notice. He was prompt, very personable, and made us a delicious meal that felt more authentic than any restaurant. You take for granted eating in restaurants where you can see the food being prepared or speak with the chef. When Charly described the dish, ingredients, and how he prepared the meal I felt much more connected to what I was enjoying and I really sensed the passion Charly has for his food quality, joy of cooking, and personalized customer service. Highly recommend!

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Amoraco
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diana B.
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Tamara and her Amoraco team were truly exceptional. Before the event, Tamara was responsive, readily accepting our preferences and changes to the menu she proposed and very reasonable in her pricing. She, Tara and Jean arrived as scheduled one hour before the party and needed minimal guidance before taking over the kitchen and starting to prepare the food. They worked diligently, professionally and with a beaming smile throughout the four hours we had hired them for. The food was inventive and delicious, presented beautifully and in a timely fashion. When two of our guests spilled their drinks on the carpet, the quickly cleaned up the mess even though that was not easy. When they left, the kitchen was in an impeccable condition and our apartment looked as if the party had never taken place. We tip our hat (and so did our guests) to this great team, which offered excellent food, superior service and a worry-free event to the hosts.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
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Carolina C.
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Absolutely loved the food prepared by Chef Wayne ! My friends and I were delightedly and pleased!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Jason H.
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Daniel Dalessio is a very impressive chef. He made a three-course meal consisting of Caesar salad, lobster ravioli, and a Crème brûlée for my friends and I. Needless to say, we expected the food to be good, but it completely blew us away!! The ingredients were very fresh and the food was prepared perfectly. I definitely recommend Chef Dalessio to everyone and will have him catering my family's parties for years to come!!!

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  • 68 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Melissa D'Elia
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Mark M.
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Melissa genuinely cared about our experience, and it was a pleasure to collaborate with her to plan the menu. The food was delicious, varied and healthy, and each of the five meals was meal was unique, with many options for the various diets in the group. It’s also worth noting that she left the kitchen very clean, and she helped keep us organized for the week. Thank you Melissa!

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Chef Aless
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen B.
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Chef Aless recently catered a high-school graduation party at our home in northern NJ. We had about 50 friends and family at the event and it was absolutely perfect! Chef Aless took my very basic idea for the event and developed it into a creative and delicious-sounding menu. She also came up with a great cocktail (Pimms & Elderflower) to complement to meal! Chef Aless took care of everything – she came early, set up, prepared the meal, served it and cleaned up afterwards. My family and I were totally free to enjoy ourselves, our guests, and the wonderful food Chef Aless prepared. All my guests commented on how excellent the food was and how beautifully it was presented. We wanted this party to be a very special event and Chef Aless ensured it was! Thanks, Aless!

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Kulinary Kings
4.7
from 49 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Clyde J.
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Showed up early and well prepared The food was excellent Can't wait to use him again

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  • 9 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela R.
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Melissa's cooking event was incredibly informative! I learned so much about nutrition, detoxing, and food preparation. The juice and meals she prepared exceeded my expectations and were wildly delicious!

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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George H.
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Peter is not only a very talented chef, but also a lovely man and a pleasure to be around. Peter has prepared meals for myself and my family regularly over the last year and has been a huge success with us all. I unreservedly recommend anyone to try Peter's excellent work. You will be extremely happy. :)

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Mendham Kitchen to Table
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Danielle M.
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I hired Francis to cook for my brother and his girlfriend for a surprise 30th birthday present. They had absolutely nothing but positive feedback from their experience. From his professionalism to the outstanding 3 course meal he prepared, everything was absolutely superb. The food was so fresh and delicious. I would absolutely use his services again. I want to personally thank Francis for giving my brother and his girlfriend such a memorable 30th birthday experience. It was a pleasure working with you

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Celestial Touch Catering
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carla H.
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Brenda is the consummate caterer. For my 50th birthday party, she took the menu crafted for the event, and prepared all of the food with love and expertise. Further, the presentation and service of the menu - spectacular! Next major event I have, Brenda and crew will be a part of it!

The Burly Hen
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn B.
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Jennifer and Erik at Plum make tasty, easy-to-eat food! Jars of soup, salads, squash with grain stuffing, brownies. It is so nice to have something in the fridge that has been made to wait until I am ready to eat it! I like Plum's ready meals as "sparkle" to supplement the ordinary food I am to make for myself and my family.

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JP's Delicacies LLC.
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Maria S.
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John Paul was an excellent caterer for my daughter’s outdoor college graduation party. I contracted him only 7 days before the event and he suggested a lovely, light summer menu that my guests thoroughly enjoyed. The food was prepared with love, had a great presentation and was delicious. We had an abundant amount of food that was kept warm and fresh throughout the evening. John Paul was kind, prompt and extremely professional as were his staff of two. I highly recommend John Paul and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. Ps. I will hire him again!

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Chef Nirva Llorca LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alan D.
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Nirva and a bomb chef and person. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable about nutrition and cooking. She taught me step by step instructions preparing 2 very tasty dishes. I’m so ready to prepare these meals myself now.

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Haven's Healthy Meals
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sam S.
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Haven's food is no frozen stuff you get in your meals.It is made fresh considering all the healthy choices.I am regular satisfied customer and would recommend anyone who is looking for great quality meals and reasonable price.

Serenity's Chef Service
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley G.
Verified review

Very happy with working with Chef Maria. She is able to accommodate the strict dietary rules that my employer follows. She delivers weekly meals and they are always delicious and creative. Cannot recommend her more.

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