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Browse these meal preparation services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Jersey City.

Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 127 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 214 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen D.
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Ellen catered our Christmas Eve dinner. She did appetizers, main course and dessert. Everyone was very please with the meal. When speaking to her I was a little nervous because she seemed overwhelmed and harried. It was Christmas time and I know she was busy, but she delivered what she promised and on time. It was the first time we had ever catered a holiday meal so we were concerned about the quality. Not to worry, Ellen provided a delicious meal and we did not have the prep and clean up so really enjoyed time with our family. Thanks Ellen!

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Brenda G.
Verified review

Chuck and Marie arrived at our In-Laws home introducing themselves to all and promtly began preparing a 3 course amazing meal for the 4 of us. The odeovers were fantastic. We are a fairly social family. Therefore Chuck an Marie answered all our curious questions about the wonderful food Chuck was meticulously preparing. Chuck took great care in presenting each course with a spot on description of each dish. Conversation between all of us was easy and fluent. We really enjoyed Chuck and Marie and appreciated the gifts they have been given to have prepared a very special meal to celebrate my mother-in-laws Birthday. We will be getting the word out to promote the fabulous service Chuck and Marie offer. We would hire them for any special occasion in the future. Thanks Chuck and Marie!!!

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Provencharly
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anthony A.
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Charly cooked a three course meal for 15 people. Great. Love the soup (tomato soup with black truffle) and prosciutto salad was phenomenal and salmon with vegetables was very good.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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 74 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Katie K.
Verified review

Bacco Catered Events is the best in the business. If you are thinking about hiring a chef for a catered party please stop wasting your time and just go with these outstanding professionals who are a joy to work with and make delicious food. I used them for the first time a few weeks ago (14 June) for an important business dinner and everything from planning a menu to clean up was expedient, professional and the food was - according to every guest - superb! In addition to world class cuisine - They even get the little things right (knowing the VIPs and serving them first, remembering drink preferences, monitoring supplies etc). Every single guest commented on the delicious food and excellent service. I entertain often personally and professionally and this was a stand out experience which ensures I will be a repeat guest. Chef Lauren was very accommodating about a couple of specific dietary restrictions and those folks were also delighted with the outcome - they felt they really had a meal customized for them. Chef Lauren and the servers really worked as a team for a flawless experience. I can not recommend this service highly enough.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ingrid J.
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Food was delicious! Wayne was great from the beginning to the end of the planning and actual dinner. His food and service were outstanding. He pays attention to detail and delivered exactly what I requested. We had a 5 star restaurant experience right in our dining room.

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Amoraco
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ashleigh D.
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Tamara did an amazing job at our co-ed baby shower. We live in a NY apartment and so Tamara had to prepare in a NY-sized kitchen. The preparation and delivery was flawless and the food was delicious. At the end, she cleaned up within a half hour and left the kitchen spotless. Tamara makes sure you have zero stress when it comes to the food (and drinks if you choose!).

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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.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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STACEY F.
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Erika not only prepared a wonderful meal for us, but also cultivated a relaxing atmosphere with her poise and gentle presence. She clearly is an expert in her craft, and our clean plates were a testament to that. It was a pleasure working with Erika and we would recommend her services to anyone! Thank you Erika for making my mom's birthday such a special memory marker!

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Chef Aless
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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 50 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Susan B.
Verified review

The meal and service were excellent and at the end of the meal, everything was cleaned up perfectly

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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. :)

Melissa D'Elia
4.7
from 45 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Chris R.
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Chef Melissa hosted my mother’s 70th dinner. The meal was obviously excellent but she was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She was very helpful creating a special menu that satisfies all the vegans and meat eaters in my family. She was so good with the kids my daughter regularly asks when we will see her again.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Bridget J.
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Chef Monterrosso provided a delicious lunch for a group of hungry military personnel. Thank you Chef for a well prepared meal!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

Most Wanted Chef LLC
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Dana W.
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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 Dave's
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jenn L.
Verified review

Chef David provided our family with a memorable Thanksgiving meal that was carefully crafted and perfectly executed. 20 guests, a mix of adults and children, enjoyed classic dishes like turkey and mashed potatoes as well as unique tastes like crab crake. Enough gushing from me... here are the 3 most important things I want future clients to know: 1) Chef David is a supreme professional - Super responsive up to the minute of delivery (and even after the meal), provided high quality product and was a general pleasure to work with. 2) Delicious down to the smallest detail - Not only were the apps, entrees and sides packed with deep flavor but the cranberry sauce and salad dressing received several compliments too. The crab cake was a standout but the entire meal was excellent. 3) Wash, Rinse, Repeat - We viewed catering Thanksgiving as a high stakes gamble. Chef David outperformed on all aspects and we plan to use his expertise again in the future.

Chef Nirva Llorca LLC
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sean R.
Verified review

We had a casual get-together and chef Meade is a good meal with some attention to training. We have a delightful birthday affair.

Maison Prive Chefs
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Amy K.
Verified review

Delicious professionally prepared and cooked food delivered to our door! Our family receives breakfast, lunch and dinner and we can't believe we didn't do this a long time ago. Since I'm not able to make our meals anymore we struggled for a while until we spoke to Maison Prive Chefs. They understand our dietary needs and clearly strive to help people. I asked to change one thing and it was done immediately. They make sure we are happy with the food and service all the time. Maison Prive is truly a blessing for us and I would recommend it to everyone!

Engage Catering
3.7
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
Verified review

Chef Craig was great - he was extremely responsive during the booking process and listened well, taking the time to get to understand what we were looking for in terms of dinner. We left most of the menu details up to him, and were pleasantly surprised. He made a full meal, including a delicious braised short rib meal for the adults and a yummy homemade Mac and cheese for the kids. He was very nice to talk to and we enjoyed having him cook for us!

Haven's Healthy Meals
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sharanjit S.
Verified review

I contacted Jaggi to help me with ongoing meal prep on a weekly basis. She delivered packaged meals to my door and they were absolutely delicious and healthy! I was looking to change my diet habits and eat less fat-I was looking to get toned and lose weight but my overall goal was to live a healthier lifestyle. Jaggi was very patient and personable over the phone and in person- she came up with a customized menu for me and we emailed back and forth until I was satisfied with my weekly menu. The meals are super convenient because they come in plastic containers that I pop in the microwave while at work and at home. I have been using Jaggi's meal prep for one month and am already feeling more energy and feeling more toned! Highly recommend!!!!

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