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Hopatcong Private Chefs

Browse these private chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Hopatcong.

Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 125 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
Alison L.
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Chef Ellen was so great to work with. She responded quickly to the initial request and we put together a wonderful menu. She has so many amazing choices it was hard to choose! Her appetizers were so delicious and all our guests raved about them. This was the first time we had ever hired a private chef and Chef Ellen really made the night memorable and special. She was personable and friendly with all our guests but at the same time took her work very seriously and the flow of food was excellent all night. Thank you Chef Ellen!

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Provencharly
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sean C.
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Charly was brilliant! My husband surprised me with a private chef for our first anniversary dinner and Charly did not disappoint. He made delicious food in our tiny Brooklyn apartment. Already making plans to hire him again.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tory R.
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We had an amazing experience with Chef Chris. He prepared a delicious four course meal for our family. Every dish was prepared perfectly; he even prepared little side dishes for the kids. The whole team did a great job, we would strongly recommend to anyone looking to hire a private Chef.

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Linda E.
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We have used Bacco for three events now and I look forward to having them at our next party! Our guests rave about the delicious food and Chef Lauren and her staff could not be better to work with. I know that I do not have to worry about a thing when I hire Bacco. I would highly recommend this catering company.

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Amoraco
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan T.
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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
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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Marcelo A.
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I wish there were more than 5 stars to give Chef Dan! We hired Dan for my birthday dinner this past weekend for 10 adults. He responded to my initial inquiry within an hour, helped me select a mouth watering menu, and accommodated my every request leading up to the event. His plating and service were beautiful, and his set up and clean up were seamless. And the food! It was better than we could've ever imagined. If you're thinking of hiring a private chef, you have to hire Dan. He made this birthday dinner a night the group will never forget. I am telling everybody I know about Dan, and I can't wait to work with him again!

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  • 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.

Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Helene D.
Verified review

When you hire Manjar you know your event is in excellent hands! Their exquisite taste and attention to details has made our "tight budgets" into a beautiful celebration of food, decor, and specialty mocktail & cocktails. His team treats each event as if you are part of their family. Over the last 7months, I have had the pleasure of working with their event team & chefs on at least 10 events, including new product launches, corporate, wedding, and celebratory events in NJ private estates, galleries, retail environments & nyc apartments. The guests rave about the service & food. At the most recent event, my client was very demanding, last minute, with specific dietary needs... Manjar surpassed my expectations. I would recommend them for any event from a french service sit-down dinner, graduation celebration, to a summer garden cocktail party. Trust them with what you need and you will not be disappointed! Great events, all of the details attended to, and great results so you can enjoy your own event!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Lauren K.
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My private cooking lesson with Erika was amazing! We spoke in advance about what type of meals I normally cook and what I wanted to work on. Erika really was such a pleasure to work with. She focused more on making me comfortable in my own kitchen and using different ingredients rather than harping on knife skills. I was blown away by how great everything turned out - restaurant quality food that I can actually cook again on my own in my kitchen!

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Chef Aless
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Daniel W.
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We have a 2 year old and had friends coming in from out of town with a 1 year old and we wanted to have a restaurant quality meal at home without the hassle of getting babysitters and doing the cooking and cleaning ourselves. Chef Aless and her team delivered a dream experience at home with amazing food and impeccable service. We were able to enjoy the evening with our friends and I am pretty sure the kitchen was cleaner when they finished then when the meal preparation started. We will definitely be enlisting her services again! Highly recommend!

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Mirabell Catering
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dan S.
Verified review

It was a wonderful food and service. I definitely like to ask him again and recommend others. This was our first time to have private chef at home and he is really professional and pleasant to work with. I wish to show some nice pictures of his food.

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HighLife Productions LLC
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer O.
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Best experience ever. We needed a bartender for a private birthday party I was organizing for my boss and took a chance on hiring HighLife. Not only did we get a bartender but we got Tyler himself - the owner of HighLife. He was amazing. Our chef we hired from a different company was a disaster and Tyler took it upon himself to help serve the meals, set the tables with wine glasses, pour water/wine throughout dinner, not to mention making the best margaritas on the planet. Extremely reasonable prices with top notch service that is so hard to find these days. Next party I organize I will simply call Tyler. Whether I need a bartender, chef, catering, etc - HighLife will be my only phone call. Thanks for everything!

Mendham Kitchen to Table
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa M.
Verified review

My parents had a lovely 3-course meal and were truly surprised and delighted by having a private chef come tho their home! I highly recommend Francis for a special event or to give someone a nice, unexpected surprise.

Kulinary Kings
4.6
from 44 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Cameron B.
Verified review

EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME! I was celebrating my 10 year wedding anniversary and I wanted to surprise my wife with a private chef. I have a hard time keeping a secret from my wife but everything worked out perfectly. Chef Gregory was prompt and the food was delicious. The presentation of his food was off the chart! He prepared my favorite dish and my wife's favorite dish. The portions were great and we had enough for the next day to enjoy. I definitely look forward to hiring him again.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Cristina A.
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We have had Oscar cook for us on several occasions. As an overall general statement, I do not hesitate to say that his food is delicious (and my husband is a "foodie"). His ingredients are always fresh and the pride he takes in the kitchen is enviable. He was extremely accomodating to whatever need or desire we had and is flexible in everything from the choice of food, to the amount of money we wanted to spend, to his presence in our home. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Oscar to anyone interested in having a private or personal chef or catering for an occasion. He is skillfull in cooking many different types of dishes and will often surprise you in how delicious and unique he can make ordinary dishes taste out-of-this-world. We will definitely have him back soon.

  • 6 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Zalena S.
Verified review

I hired the chef to go to my daughter Apt. for a special birthday and wedding Anniversary and she said the experience was great and the chef was so nice and professional she would definitely refer him to anyone who wants to have a private chef. My dealing with him to get organize with surprising my daughter was also great. Thank You chef Stinnett.

Melissa D'Elia
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 54 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.

Most Wanted Chef LLC
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Dana W.
Verified review

As someone who is obsessed with food, I know good from mediocre, and mediocre from just plain bad. I am also someone has ZERO capacity to cook for more than, like, 1-2 people at a time…tops 4….but I happen to have a big extended family and group of friends that LOVES to entertain and BE entertained. So, on one hand it’s great because it gives me LOTS of excuses to eat wonderful food to my heart’s content (yay cheat days!); on the other hand, I have panic attacks just THINKING about preparing for one of these parties in terms of planning menus, figuring out what and how much stuff to make, shopping, prepping, cooking, cleaning, etc My heart is actually starting to race right now just WRITING about it!!! However, about 7 years ago, I found my secret weapon. I was at an event my old job was hosting, and the food was AMAZING and so creative and delicious. The theme was gourmet comfort food, and I’ll never forget it because I LOVE comfort food, and the dishes they served at the event were such cool, delicious, creative versions of some of my favorites. I was in the restroom at some point fixing my make-up, and a Chef Alana happened to be at the sink as well. We just started chatting and I liked her instantly. She has such a great energy that you will notice right away when you meet her (and you SHOULD meet her!) As it happened, I was in the beginning stages of planning a holiday party with my sister, and we were tying to decide what to do about food. When I mentioned this to Chef Alana, she immediately threw like 3 great potential ideas at me!!! We exchanged info and I contacted her the next day. We talked about the details of the party, the types of guests they would be there, particular tastes, requirements, special dietary needs of some of the guests, etc. and she said she'd whip up a proposal and get back to me. Two days later she sent me an EPIC menu, layout of how she and her staff would work, breakdown of her price and some great tips as well! I hired her the second I was finished reading....and the rest is history. Chef Alana and her staff have done every single event I have ever needed catered,since then, as well as many for people I have referred her to. On a totally opposite note from being an obsessed foodie and big entertainer/entertainee, I happen to also be a former figure competitor (a category in the bodybuilding world). Now, while I don’t seek out the healthiest dishes when planning a party or family gathering, Chef Alana’s food almost always can be considered “healthy” in that she only uses the freshest ingredients and every single element of every dish is homemade. She skimps on NOTHING in terms of quality, freshness and authenticity. But I digress. The real point I was about to make is that for the two years I was competing, I hired Chef Alana to do all of my meal prepping and delivery. We thoroughly discussed my needs and preferences — which were VERY picky and obnoxious — and she NAILED it every single week. The amount of time and frustration she saved me during that already-stressful time was PRICELESS. I refer all of my friends and family to Chef Alana and her Most Wanted Chef staff any chance I get. She is that good. I actually hate making recommendations to people on services and products, etc. in case things don’t go well and then I’d feel responsible. In all honesty, though, I NEVER hesitate to recommend Chef Alana/Most Wanted Chef, and I will continue to tout her services and UTILIZE her services every chance I get. Do yourself a favor if you have ANY need for a caterer or a private chef - reach out to Chef Alana, be prepared to be blown away, and see why she really is the Most Wanted Chef.

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Chef Via Melissa
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Scott K.
Verified review

Melissa was great. We had an in-depth conversation up front about our dietary restrictions including a shellfish allergy, a gluten sensitivity, and a dairy sensitivity within our party. Overall, we were aiming for a vegan meal. She worked with us and gave us multiple suggestions on dinner options based on our likes and dislikes. She even came by the house to provide samples of her dishes before the event. The night of the event, she did a great job executing appetizers, dinner, and dessert. The food was delicious and she left our kitchen in better shape than she found. I highly recommend Melissa as your next personal chef!

Paglia Hospitality LLC
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn M.
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Amazing chef! Easy to deal with. Responsive and flexible. Highly recommend.

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly C.
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The chefs are most accomodating to my dietary needs all the while making me feel like I'm not missing out on the foods I love. I was served a delicious and completely Vegan Mexican inspired dip that was seasoned perfectly and was creamy and "meaty". Their food was amazing!

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