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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 87 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 124 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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Provencharly
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Scott L.
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Chef Charley prepared a wonderful birthday meal in our kitchen. He came in and took over, setting the table, cooking and serving the courses and left the kitchen clean. Once he arrived we were able to relax and enjoy the evening. The food he prepared was delicious and artfully presented. We had a great experience.

Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!

Kulinary Kings
4.7
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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!

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 69 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!

Mendham Kitchen to Table
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia J.
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I had arranged Francis to cook for a family dinner as a nice gift and everyone was very happy with the whole dinner! They only had positive feedback and they were thrilled to have him. He was on time and professional, not to mention the great 4-course meal. I would highly recommend to anyone as a treat for themselves or as a nice gesture/gift to someone else! My parents wanted to book him again right away for Saturday and unfortunately he was already booked. Thank you for doing such a great job for my family! Highly recommend.

Carolann's Cuisine
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kat H.
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Carolann prepared an Italian style BBQ for 12 people. She performed menu planning, grocery shopping, food prepping, cooking, table setting and cleaning. The menu consisted of an assortment of fresh and nutritious ingredients that ranged from fresh baked bread to refreshing strawberry sorbet. The grilled fish and veggies were cooked to perfection. Her dedication and love for cooking are easily recognizable. Her eye for detail shows creativity and passion, She has an international palette and experience that result in a pleasurable dining experience. There could have been less food, but- it is better to have too much food than not enough. Overall, it was an enjoyable evening for everyone. Carolann can cook for us again and again Lucky us.

Clarendon Cuisines LLC
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 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 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 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.

  • 21 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Erika P.
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I have hired Chef Jackie Newgent to cater a party of mine in the past; everything she made was so fresh and delicious! All dishes were beautifully presented. I finally had time to take a private cooking class from her and was equally impressed. I now know the right way to hold a chef's knife, slice scallions on a bias and "cream" garlic. Cooking with Chef Jackie is a fun experience! I highly recommend both her personal chef work AND her private cooking lessons!

Chef Leo Aragão
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Veronika S.
Verified review

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.

Private Chef
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Allison F.
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I hired Mike to provide a private cooking lesson for my parents. He was an absolute pleasure to work with from the start, both very responsive during the planning process, and very accommodating with food preferences, allergies, etc. After the lesson my parents raved about their lesson and felt like they were spending an extra special day cooking with an old friend. Mike provided them a very memorable experience and his service comes very highly recommended!

Nancy Schneider
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie R.
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Nancy was a joy to work with. I purchased cooking lessons for a friend. She offered a fair price and professional services. She also packaged it beautifully as a present ,

Rovegno's, Inc.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thomas T.
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I took a great private cooking class with Robert, making several savory Indian dishes and a delicious desert.

Conscious Chef
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Emily R.
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I have struggled with food my entire life. For me, believe it or not, I never really loved to eat, and didn’t know what to look for in a good meal. And as a woman, we take care of our skin, our hair, our bodies... but the digestive system carries all the "weight" of daily activities. After working with Chef Kiele, everything changed. She helped kickstart a deep nutritional change for me, the way I thought about food, and the way my body processed food. And the big bonus - I learned how to cook amazing meals, all on my own, without any prior cooking knowledge or experience! Her private cooking lessons felt like an awakening to the necessity of eating right, on more of a soul level. I connect with food, my body, and my health in a whole new way, that is definitely a life-long change and investment.

Cuisine Inspirations, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 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 !!!!

Cooking Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Dan F.
Verified review

Jac is an excellent, creative, and fun chef. I learned a lot from our lesson and she gave me great pointers for how to improve my cooking in the future. I highly recommend her cooking classes!!!

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen N.
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Our cooking class was awesome! Fun and easy going, but super informative with the perfect amount of structure for our group!

Sanz Consulting Inc
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Angelique C.
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I recently contacted Chef Sanz because I was hosting a private dinner party for some work colleagues. I know nothing about cooking but he came highly recommended from a close friend. As far as concept wise I didn't really bring much to the table but I did tell him a little bit about what I do and don't like. From the little information I gave him he was able to put together this elaborate 6 course meal that literally left everyone at the table speechless. And let me tell you this is a very tough crowd to impress. I can go on and on but the point is he's simply amazing. He was easy to talk to and his talent will marvel you.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne M.
Verified review

Bashirah was very professional and persoanable. She was willing to learn more about my client's disability in order to better serve her. We discussed may ideas for helping my client in learning how to cook at home and how to help her reach her goals. Because of this I would recommend her highly because she was willing to take on the challenge of teaching someone with a learning disability.

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About

I am a single mother of three. I grew up eating and cooking Middle Eastern cuisine type of food. I have 25 years of experience with food including cooking at well-known delis and restaurants, as well as catering. Every week, I prepare and organize a meal for 150 people in my church. I can cater and do private cooking.

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