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Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Newark.

Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 132 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 220 hires on Thumbtack
Christine Y.
Verified review

"This was the best food!" EVERYONE Ellen catered to for our dinner last evening could not get over how delicious their meals were. There are not enough words of gratitude I can share with her or any of you who are considering to hire her for your event. Ellen is concise when reaching out with her menus, her menus are organized by cuisine (making it easy to discuss), her response time is excellent, there are no hidden last minute charges, she shows up at the agreed time, is able to work in a challenging kitchen (we are in an office with a no flame policy and she made do with sternos), her food presentation is attractive and appetizing, and she is an absolute gem to work with. I have been in the food and beverage industry for 20 years, worked with many many chefs and Ellen is the real deal. Our group was falling behind and dinner service was delayed by close to 45 minutes. She made sure the main courses were still hot and of the best integrity, which is difficult to do when serving poultry and fish. Everything was seasoned beautifully with a variety of flavors with each course. Truly, the whole experience was magical and I can't wait to work with her again. Thank you so much Ellen!

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 87 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsay S.
Verified review

Perfect! I requested catering services very last minute since my previous caterer canceled and Chef chris came to my rescue! He was so helpful and accommodating and I felt relieved the second I spoke with him. The event was flawless and It was a blessing in disguise that the previous caterer canceled because I got to experience NY Catering Service. Can’t wait to do this again. Thanks!!

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Provencharly
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vonetta D.
Verified review

What a great experience. This is the first time I had the personal chef experience for two. Charlie is a gentleman and an amazing cook. He let me sample some of the food before hand, also he was a great conversationalist. My boyfriend absolutely loved it. Best birthday gift ever. Will definitely use his services again.

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laurie K.
Verified review

After exhaustive searches for a great local caterer, I found Chef Lauren on Thumbtack. Each review of Bacco Catering had 5 stars and the comments were all outstanding. I called Lauren immediately and we had an instant connection. My husband and I were planning a backyard party for 20 friends and wanted to do something special. Lauren worked with me in putting together an amazing menu of delicious and unique hors d'oeuvres, small plates and desserts. We communicated quite a bit prior to the party about items needed for the evening, ideas and suggestions to the menu and staff requests. The party was to be outside and we were hoping to enjoy the last of summer. The evening of the party arrived and so did the rain. The weather didn't dampen the mood of the party at all.... in fact, Lauren, Carmel, Mary and Sara were amazing and accommodating- no one even noticed that we were inside! The food was delicious, plentiful and beautifully plated. Our friends raved about the food and were so impressed with the overall presentation. I felt that Lauren had a real pulse on the party and everything was totally under control. The kitchen was spotless afterwards and there was nothing for us to do but to have a glass of wine and relax!

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Amoraco
5.0
from 69 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tina L.
Verified review

From the very start, Chef Tamara and partner Josh provided outstanding customer service! Presentation for the tasting was mouth watering and every bit a delectable treat. Chef Tamara is a true talent and a joy to collaborate with. The serving staff were very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Amoraco!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gianfranco F.
Verified review

A perfect experience. I would recommend these chefs to anyone. I used it for a 1 year wedding anniversary and absolutely loved it. Don't think twice at hiring these guy!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pamela P.
Verified review

Chef Dan catered our Valentine's Dinner Party, and was an absolute pleasure to work with - from beginning to end. The menu he put together was brilliant, unique, and delicious. He worked with our set budget and went above and beyond to make sure every detail was just as we wanted. My husband doesn't like certain flavors/spices, and Chef Dan literally made two versions of some of his appetizers so my husband could enjoy everything, too. Chef Dan and Brianna, his adorable bride-to-be, showed up early on a cold and snowy day, ready to work. Between the two of them, they handled every single little thing so we could enjoy our party! In fact, everyone had a blast, and just raved about the food and the specialty cocktails. Throughout the evening, Chef Dan and Brianna were pros - taking time to answer questions about certain dishes/ingredients, and completely charming our guests with their smiles, enthusiasm and teamwork. Obviously, we made the right choice! Chef Dan gets my highest possible rating - for professionalism, for quality, for creativity, for eagerness to please, for presentation. . . . he made our party a night to remember!

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  • 68 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
Verified review

This was a special dinner for two. Everything from start to finish was perfection. Steve (our chef) was friendly, talented, and thoughtful. I can't recommend this experience highly enough.

Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 65 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
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Neka Z.
Verified review

Chef Erika cooked our entire Thanksgiving dinner, as well as light bites for the rest of the holiday weekend. I had several family members and guests with extraordinary and specific tastes. Erika hit it out of the ball park!! Everything was so insanely delicious, and well presented, we are all still talking about it to this day! To follow up the heavy eating, she created a beautiful and tasty menu of healthy bites to finish up the weekend, that were also unbelievable.!!

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Chef Aless
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison R.
Verified review

Amazing meal and easy to work with. I have hired many chefs but Aless was one of the best. All my guests were impressed.

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HighLife Productions LLC
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel T.
Verified review

We had a wonderful time at our group cooking class at La Pulperia. Chef Carlos and his team were so gracious (accommodating of food allergies) and the food was delicious - empanadas, salmon tartar, guacamole and ricotta gnocchi (which we learned how to make). We enjoyed making one of their signature cocktails and sipped wine (and tequila). Thanks to Chef Carlos and everyone at La Pulperia for such a fun and unique time. Also, thanks so much to Tyler for setting everything up!

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Mirabell Catering
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liz W.
Verified review

I had a most magical 40 th birthday party thanks to Chef Martin and his team. The food was delicious, and the service was wonderful.

Most Wanted Chef LLC
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Laila R.
Verified review

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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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James A.
Verified review

Peter was a godsend for our birthday party for 70. He's calm, confident, efficient and reassuring. He's also a terrific chef and a charming host behind the serving table. I recommend him most highly!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 70 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!

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OpenSkies Hospitality
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anthony B.
Verified review

arranged with the chef in 24 hours and and had important guests. They knocked the cover off the ball. Period.

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Make my Pastry, LLC
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kay L.
Verified review

Hired Chef Pearl to do a candy buffet. Immediate response to my inquiry and was great at brainstorming with me. I had very specific thoughts about rice krispy treats and chocolate covered Oreos which were done to perfection. I had several guests during the event ask for contact info. Couldn’t have asked for more.

JP's Delicacies LLC.
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Musi Q.
Verified review

JP catered a party for us of about 40 adults and 20 kids and we had a great experience working with him - highly recommend his services! He was responsive and flexible during the planning phase, able to modify his gameplan day-of when our rooftop venue got rained out :( and prepped and served the food efficiently, beautifully and notably, without needing anything from us as hosts, letting us truly enjoy the party. On top of all that, all the guests loved the food itself and several have inquired about contacting JP for their own events. I’m happy to make those connections because JP is truly a great chef and a consummate professional!

Luxury Cuisine Life
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra B.
Verified review

Every single dishes was just delicious! Thank's so much for making my husband's surprise party memorable Chef Perrin. She took time to work with my budget and really came through for us last minute.

Pastry Chef Presh
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ruth S.
Verified review

Her flavors were delicious 👍🏽

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