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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 126 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!

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  • 68 years in business
  • 92 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.

  • 10 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah C.
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We hired Erika to conduct an interactive cooking class for our daughters 16th birthday. Erika was great with the girls and they all had an amazing time - all while learning to cook and about nutrition. Erika created a menu that was teenage friendly so the girls would really enjoy the food and experience.

Most Wanted Chef LLC
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Laila R.
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Chef Alana made our first Father’s Day a huge success! From her menu creation for our private Father’s Day BBQ to her flexibility for taking on the job despite some circumstances - Chef Alana prepared an incredible meal that tasted amazing and made sure we were taken care of throughout the evening. Her flavors and cooking techniques clearly make her an expert in her field. On top of it all, she was very easy to work with and managed dietary preferences well. Her menu was thoughtful, elevated and elegant. I couldn’t have imagined a better event!!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 73 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!

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Kulinary Kings
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrea T.
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Chef Greg and his staff did a great job cooking for our event! The food was great and our guests really enjoyed it!

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Mendham Kitchen to Table
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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Chef Stef
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Diana S.
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Since i have been attending cooking classes by Chef Stef, i have learned quite a bit. He is both professional and personable while listening to our questions before he gives us a reply. His patience and understanding nature is so appreciated. The presentations that he does for us is thorough and clear as we make the various recipes.

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Celestial Touch Catering
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

The Burly Hen
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy H.
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Jennifer was prompt in her response to my inquiry about a holiday meal/cooking class, creative in coming up with solutions to meet our family member's dietary constraints, and very easy to work with in planning the menu. Her prices are very reasonable! The food was very good and we had fun watching and helping a bit with the preparation. We would recommend her.

Clarendon Cuisines LLC
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
William P.
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did a cooking class with the chef. He seemed very knowledgeable about technique and quality. He explained everything clearly. Me and my girlfriend had a great time learning how to make new dishes that we still use till this day. Chef Christopher is awesome!

The Urban Larder
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Laura P.
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I was fortunate to experience a Thanksgiving Dinner that Alex prepared for a small group of friends. The pumpkin pie and homemade whipped cream were out of this world. The pie was the most delicious pumpkin pie that I have ever tasted. Not to mention, the stuffing, the jalapeño creamed corn and the mac n cheese (just to name of few of the dishes that she served). After my Thanksgiving experience, I hired Alex to cook a dinner for 4 people on a Saturday night. She prepared a steak dinner with a miso butter sauce, roasted sweet potato wedges and sautéed bok choy. The steak was cooked perfectly medium rare and the miso butter sauce melted in your mouth. My steak standards are pretty high and I might even go so far as to say I enjoyed it more than going to the Palm. Alex's cooking is a delightful experience and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for home dinner party chef or preparing pre-cooked meals for the week. Even Alex's homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese are delectable. The range of her capabilities is infinite.

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Chef Nirva Llorca LLC
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

  • 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.

Chef Leo Aragão
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Veronika S.
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I hired Leo for my birthday dinner and he was fantastic. He is an excellent chef, came up with an great menu and my dinner party guests raved about him all evening long. He even did the dishes! I would highly recommend him.

Brendan Spieth
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Andy C.
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One of the best private chef experiences we’ve ever had. Not only was Brendan a great chef, but he was so knowledgeable about the ingredients he was using and passionate about what he was cooking. We Highly reccomend Brendan!!!

Delish Dish by Dena
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Michele B.
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I had the pleasure of having Dena stay with me for a few months in my home. It was during that time that she treated me and my son to her amazing cooking. She graciously cooked for us on several occasions and her cooking is superb! We were always so excited when she announced she was making dinner! Her culinary skills simply come naturally to her. She is totally at ease in the kitchen and intuitively knows what to do. The end result was always so delicious. But I think the main thing about Dena’s cooking is her secret ingredient. Love. Her love of creating savory dishes and her love of sharing them with others is what really gives Dena’s cooking that special attribute. She always fed us with such delight and enjoyment. We always felt so cared for when she cooked for us. I feel truly lucky to have experienced her cooking mastery on so many occasions. My son and I will never forget it!

Engage Catering
3.7
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Alissa B.
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Chef Craig came to my house to cook dinner for 8 people to celebrate my mother's retirement. He sent me sample menus well in advance of the event and we chose our favorites from those menus. Chef Craig cooked to our preferences while also improvising using his creativity. He was very receptive to those of us who had dietary restrictions (vegetarian, food allergies), and adjusted the courses accordingly. He was easy to work with and the food was fantastic! He and his server left the kitchen spotless and they were both fun to talk to. I would absolutely use him again.

JG Chef Services, Inc.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Geraldine L.
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John has worked for me on multiple occasions from large 100 person cocktail parties to 10 person formal dinners. He is an exquisite chef, who can cook any kind of food. His careful sourcing of food makes him truly exceptional. He is a joy to work with, humble, funny and great to have around. I would and do hire him over and over again.

Cuisine Inspirations, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brien C.
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Scott was awesome. He was always on time. The food he prepared was excellent. It was the first time I every had someone actually cook the food on premises. Highly recommend him and I will certainly use him again when the need arises. Bravo !!!!

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How much do private cooking lessons cost?

You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

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