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Elizabeth Female Chefs

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

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 139 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shane K.
Verified review

I would highly recommend Renegade Outpost to my colleagues, family, and friends. I planned a cocktail party and had a short lead time to coordinate food and beverages. I reached out to 4 potential chefs and Chef Ellen's response was very prompt. She concisely outlined my options and was able to put together a diverse, seasonal food and beverage menu that fit my budget. We were able to finalize the plans in 24 hours. Her team showed up the day of the event and quickly set up. All I had to do was provide a table and they took care of all the other details. Our menu consisted of 6 passed hors-d'oeuvres and an outdoor bar. The hors-d'oeuvres were hearty and flavorful, and each one was better than the next. Many of my guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food. When hosting a party, the last thing I want to do is worry about serving my guests food and drinks. Her team was friendly, professional, and provided excellent service. I would definitely hire Chef Ellen again.

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle F.
Verified review

Chuck and Maria were great to work with. They: - Helped us piece together a custom menu - Worked within our budget - Were willing to serve dessert purchased by us - Reviewed our bar purchase list - Supplied good servers and bartenders - Responded promptly to all inquiries - Made sure every angle was covered (utensils, timing, trash, table cloths, etc.) - Were mostly self-sufficient throughout the event - Were flexible with payment options … And everyone raved about the food! We would definitely hire Chuck and Maria for our next event. Good value. Thanks a bunch!

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 89 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 135 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 77 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Joyce K.
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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 77 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 83 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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Amoraco
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Al P.
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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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  • 6 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hilary D.
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I have used these type of services many times and was blown away by the food and the service chef Dan provided . I would highly recommend !

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  • 68 years in business
  • 95 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.

Melissa D'Elia
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 83 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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Chef Aless
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison R.
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Amazing meal and easy to work with. I have hired many chefs but Aless was one of the best. All my guests were impressed.

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Kulinary Kings
4.7
from 49 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dev S.
Verified review

We had a party for my medical practice for the physicians and their spouses, chef Greg helped make the party a hit - he was professional and took care of everything and obviously the food was beyond our expectations.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 80 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

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan C.
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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.

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Mendham Kitchen to Table
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sushma B.
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Awesome Chef. I love it when people show up on time. Chef Francis gave us a perfect evening at the luxury of our own home. Great food, very very tasty. I would like to use him for more events soon. thank you for everything Chef.

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JP's Delicacies LLC.
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Musi Q.
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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!

JP Fine Foods LLC
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Janice C.
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I just hosted a very successful new year eve dinner party for 15 catered by Jeffrey. He was professional responsive, punctual and most importantly a great chef. 4 different hors d'oeuvres were served during cocktail hours before we sat down for a delicious 5 course dinner. I will definitely use Jeff 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
Liz B.
Verified review

5 stars! Such a pleasure to work with and food was out of this world! Can't say enough good things about Chef Nirva! Can't wait to work with her again! I highly highly recommend her 😀

  • 16 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmin A.
Verified review

After vetting several chefs, I knew once I spoke to Germaine that she was the one I would hire. Her positive energy, patience, and level of professionalism were amazing. She held a private tasting for my husband and I at her home and it was clear how much time she put into not just preparing a great meal, but the overall presentation. Needless to stay my event was amazing, the food was delicious as was the service. I would highly recommend Germaine and will most certainly be hiring her again for any of my future events!

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

WOW!!!! I hired Chef Maria for my event this weekend and got so much more than i expected. Chef Maria offered us a soft sampling a few days prior to the event to ensure we were pleased with the menu selected, I WAS BLOWN AWAY!!! Then the day of the event she came 30 minutes early to help set up (btw amazing eye for detail), which was great because it was only me and my best friend and it was a lot of work. Anyway, i leave to get ready and when i return i am knocked off my feet!! The place is so vibrant and the food fragrance was amazing. As my guest arrived they too were in awe. As the party progressed it got even better. Chef Maria was interactive with my guest she didn't just stand there and mechanically hand out meals, she carried light conversation, she even had a cocktail centerpiece included in her package that was just a delight to watch be served. I wish i could post pictures here!! Hands down this Chef was the best experience i've had in a while(and get this she's like soooo young), HIRE HER you can thank me later lol! Ali'Cea

Dine Privé
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Andrew L.
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Hired Simone and Christian to help out a chef friend prep for a dinner event, Christian could not make it in the last minute so Simone had brought someone else instead. They showed up on time and were both professional, helpful and easy to work with. The chef had nothing but compliments for them. Simone and her colleague had later worked for another friend of mine at her party and she also only had good things to say about her and her colleague.

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