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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 89 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 135 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 77 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robbie M.
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What can I besides wow! Charly really made my father's birthday a day to remember with his esalant cooking and

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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.

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
  • 80 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!

Tara's Italian Cucina
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew S.
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My friend and I took cooking classes from her. I can truly say that she was amazing. She taught us to make food we wanted to learn and it turned out amazing. She is a great teacher and makes it easy to apply what you learn from her and the things you learn in class to other recipes outside of what we did in class. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn how to cook.

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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
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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Celestial Touch Catering
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 28 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
  • 28 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
  • 35 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!

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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
Alan D.
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Nirva and a bomb chef and person. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable about nutrition and cooking. She taught me step by step instructions preparing 2 very tasty dishes. I’m so ready to prepare these meals myself now.

Chef Leo Aragão
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Shalini i.
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Chef Leo was great. Food was excellent. He arrived on time with quality ingredients. His presentation was great. He was extremely professional and cleaned up everything he used. We were able to enjoy a fantastic meal and spend time with our friends. We will hire him again for sure.

  • 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.

Cuisine Inspirations, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Peter Huhn
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Years ago when I was first considering going into the culinary industry, I found Scott and took one of his cooking classes. Immediately I knew I had made a good decision. His teaching style was fun and engaging, hes incredibly knowledgeable, and his years of experience show through! Not only that, but I asked him to help me cater a party for family members as a way to get myself more experience. He helped me with deciding recipes, portion sizes, pairings, everything! Now as Im entering the industry, I look back and can honestly say that he was a pivotal part in my career path and I cant think him enough. I would recommend Scotts services to anyone.

  • 2 years in business
Beverly K.
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I took a cooking class with chef Kit. She was professional and personable and very passionate about cooking healthy for her clients. The class was a lot of fun and learning.

The Proper Palate
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Margaret Cioffi
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Amazing food! Marie is truly talented. She has mastered the art of baking and cooking. As a bakery owner I was so impressed with her gluten free treats. You can really taste the love she pours into her food. Highly recommended!

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.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachael M.
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We had a cooking lesson with chef Sterling, with three friends it was a total blast. It was like a collage class but real fun. We learned all the basics, cutting, sautéing, roasting. The music made us relax. We can’t wait for our next class.

CarolCooks
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alex M.
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Carol's cooking is second to none. Very much exceeded my expectations.

NancyNewmanCulinary
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mike M.
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Nancy Newman is an outstanding chef and teacher. I've participated in her classes, and I've learned everything from the basics of how to use a knife to the full preparation of multi course meals. Nancy has strong leadership qualities along with a positive "can do" attitude. She's a true professional.

Chef Russell Moss
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
David G.
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This class was amazing! Chef Moss was a great teacher. I learned to make some outstanding dishes. He is very knowledgable and was able to explain the why and how behind the cooking process for each dish we prepared. It was such an amazing cooking class! I highly recommend it!

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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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