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Browse these female chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Elizabeth.

Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 131 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 220 hires on Thumbtack
Christine Y.
Verified review

"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 108 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Liana B.
Verified review

Chuck was very helpful throughout our process, always very responsive and accommodating. I of course was a little worried because this was a lunch for our entire company, but Chuck made the process seamless. He was prompt on arrival and set things up very quickly. I did feel badly because our meeting ran a bit over and he was waiting for me to come out and pay the remainder of the invoice. Even with that though, Chuck was very kind and friendly. I did notice after he left that the Assorted Cookies I had ordered were not there. I emailed him and he let me know that they were out and with all the hustle and bustle, he had forgotten to take it off the invoice. I think I would have preferred to have been made aware of the cookies being out beforehand, that way we could have substituted with something else, like the cannoli tray. I did receive the refund a couple hours later, though! Otherwise, it was a very pleasant, easy experience and I would absolutely recommend Every Detail to friends and family.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 87 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cristina M.
Verified review

Chef Chris and his team were incredible! Chef was professional and responsive throughout the entire planning process and he was accommodating to all our requests. The food was amazing, and the staff was excellent. They left the place cleaner than when they arrived. Can't wait to work with this team again! Thanksbbb

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joyce K.
Verified review

I found Bacco Caterers on Thumbtack. I was impressed with the five stars and the reviews, so I contacted Chef Lauren to begin to see if she was the caterer for us—and was she ever! Joyce and I wanted to include our friends and family in our marriage anniversary celebration in our Brooklyn home. We are novice Open House hosts and Lauren advised us re details we would never have thought of, including in our menu selections. Her staff, chef Amanda and sous chef Laura, created freshly made hors d’hoeuvres in our kitchen as the party occurred, superb finger food that was varied, interesting, and delicious! People, including us, loved it. The servers Karen, Tony, and Kevin, and bartender Elroy were unobtrusively attentive and friendly to our guests. Our party took place on two floors and the yard, and the staff kept the food appearing and the empty glasses disappearing with seeming effortlessness. Many guests commented on how comfortable they made everyone feel, contributing to the general sense of joyousness. In spite of our request for no gifts, or perhaps because of it, many of our 50 guests brought flowers. As soon as I was handed the bouquets, Tony would appear and would arrange them in vases I had directed him to when flowers first arrived. I was free during the whole party to visit with my friends and family. I, who am not a party-person, enjoyed myself fully during this celebration, and I am grateful to Chef Lauren and her staff for the many ways (including a fantastic clean-up) they helped make that possible. Inez

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Provencharly
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sinead J.
Verified review

I hired Chef Charly as a personal chef for my birthday celebration. Chef is a professional and has a great passion for food. A few days before my celebration we discussed menu ideas and came up with a full menu which included 3 appetizers and main course. I love black truffles so the menu included the delicious flavor of black truffle oil and black truffles. The food was delicious and the plate presentation was like I was dinning at a Top Resturant. Charly came a few hrs before the party and started his magic in my kitchen. We started with a Farmhouse tomatoes soup crime fresh with black truffle oil. Bacon tart and leeks. Cantaloupe melon,prosciutto di Parma. Followed by the main course. Half Cornish hen, wild mushrooms, truffle mash potatoes, baby zucchini and ratatouille. The food was fantastic and watching a top chef create beautiful dishes in my own kitchen is an experience that I truly enjoyed. I will defiantly hire Chef Charly again and again. I am just waiting for another occasion to celebrate. Charly, expect a call from me in 2016.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Al P.
Verified review

This was last minute, and I haven't had better from chefs who had days to prepare. The menu was well suited to the occasion, the presentation was elegant and the taste good the the last bite. Thanks Wayne

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Amoraco
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Susan T.
Verified review

Tamara is simply AMAZING! She is not only an extremely capable and very talented chef, but is also a consummate professional. She knew exactly the type of food that would lend itself to our organization and the event. We had nothing to worry about. Tamara catered a 300 person event for us and people are still raving about her delicious and creative food items. She is a joy to work with and helped make our Benefit an incredible success. Thank you Tamara!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
lisa S.
Verified review

Chef-Dan had been recommended to me for a private cocktail party I was holding on the rooftop of my apartment building for my husband’s birthday. He spent an unbelievable amount of time with us working out the menu abd making sure everything was perfect. Chef-Dan and his staff were absolutely amazing taking care of every detail. I didn’t have to think about a thing!! And the food!!! OMG! The food was perfection! And Plentiful! My guests are still talking about it. I think I’ll be using Chef-Dan for every party!!! Lisa S.

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  • 68 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Frances R.
Verified review

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.

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Mirabell Catering
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Philip W.
Verified review

Our intimate private dinner at my residence with Chef Marti was a great experience. The food was outstanding and chef was very accommodating. The steak in particular was cook to perfection. My guests only had great things to say about him. Highly recommended. We are looking forward having him back to other events! Philip

Melissa D'Elia
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Just paid a deposit to book Melissa for my event next weekend. Yay!!!!!! This is the 1st time I have hired a professional chef to cater for our monthly dinner party and had a lot of questions and concerns before going into it. Melissa has been extremely prompt, professional and patient in addressing all of my issues and I am really looking forward to working with her. I am confident my event will be a great success and I will be sure to post some more reviews/photos thereafter.

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Susan C.
Verified review

5 + Stars. Peter is an exceptional talented and skilled chef. His food and presentation are impeccable and he is lovely to work with. He prepared a unique Texas themed menu and the Texans said it was the best brisket they've ever had--that is a true compliment. Thank you Peter--Susan C.

Kulinary Kings
4.7
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela W.
Verified review

Great service and Great food. Mr. Evans was prompted with delivery and professional. The food was fresh. The most popular dish of the night was the jerk wings. The mac and cheese balls was my favorite. If I had to choose a chef to travel when eating healthy on the go, meal prepping and enjoyable food, I would choose Kulinary Kings Catering services. .. Thanks again!!!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Peter L.
Verified review

We had a great time learning how to prepare some healthy dishes, the food was delicious! We highly recommend Chef Melissa

Most Wanted Chef LLC
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Berangere L.
Verified review

Alana is an outstanding Chef, she is professional, committed and passionate. She created an amazing buffet-cocktail menu for our event. We recommend her as she is one of the best chef in town.

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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Yanbin Z.
Verified review

Chef daves is amazing I enjoyed my experience with him he always make sure I understand before he move to next step highly recommend

F.I.G. Catering
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

What a crew! The chefs, waiters, bartenders were all knowledgeable and attentive to my guest's needs. Starting with the spring fling cocktail to the grilled watermelon dessert, all of the food and drink was superb.

JP's Delicacies LLC.
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Musi Q.
Verified review

JP catered a party for us of about 40 adults and 20 kids and we had a great experience working with him - highly recommend his services! He was responsive and flexible during the planning phase, able to modify his gameplan day-of when our rooftop venue got rained out :( and prepped and served the food efficiently, beautifully and notably, without needing anything from us as hosts, letting us truly enjoy the party. On top of all that, all the guests loved the food itself and several have inquired about contacting JP for their own events. I’m happy to make those connections because JP is truly a great chef and a consummate professional!

Luxury Cuisine Life
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra B.
Verified review

Every single dishes was just delicious! Thank's so much for making my husband's surprise party memorable Chef Perrin. She took time to work with my budget and really came through for us last minute.

Be My Guest
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Nate C.
Verified review

Having the team at Be My Guest prepare and deliver our meals for us each week has been nothing but a pleasure. We used to have to go to the grocery store on the weekends (at the busiest times, it seemed), spend our time and money where we didn't want to, and somehow still have wasted food at the end of the week. Chef Manzo knows the perfect blend of taste and keeping with a clean-eating diet, and using Be My Guest has allowed our busy weeks to become less hectic. I would recommend Be My Guest to anyone who is looking for an alternative option to going grocery shopping every week, or is tired of having to prepare lunches/dinners every day!

Chef Denel
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer J.
Verified review

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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