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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 82 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 119 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 74 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 80 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 60 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.

Mendham Kitchen to Table
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 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.

Clarendon Cuisines LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 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!

  • 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.

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.

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

  • 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!

Kimberly Kubicke
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gail R.
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Kimberly is an excellent yoga teacher. I have taken both group classes and private sessions with her. I have found her skillful use of breath and poses to be extremely beneficial. Her approach is very gentle yet challenging. i have been struggling with back pain for many years and I am feeling much better after working with her. I highly recommend taking advantage of her services.

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 5 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • New 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.

HudsonChef
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melanie R.
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My husband hired Gustavo to come and cook for us and another couple coming in from far away we haven't seen in many years. We didn't want to worry about cooking and really wanted to catch up with our friends. Gus had great communication with us before the event ensuring we would be getting everything we wanted. Even though we wanted a very simple meal, Gus made sure to make it extra special for us. It even turned into an impromptu mini cooking class as we all crowded around him asking questions about the food. It was a great experience and will definitely keep him in mind for future events.

Andre's Lakeside Dining
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kate M.
Verified review

I dine here often as well as attend the cooking classes. The classes are amazing for people that love to cook. He focuses more on technique rather than recipes which has helped me become a better cook. Also, everything he makes is just outstanding.

Cuisine Inspirations, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
About

I believing in customizing each service to the needs of the client. I have personal and professional experience with special diets, and I enjoy working within my clients' budgets to provide solutions that best fit their budgets.

Rachel G
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Erica S.
Verified review

I discovered Rachel through stumbling upon her website www.cookshala.com and got in touch with her through Instagram. We quickly became friends and I decided to take a private cooking lesson with her to learn how to make some classic Indian dishes. She was very professional and sent me over sample menus for me to choose from. I chose her Classic Chicken Curry, Coconut Shrimp Curry, Scratch Made Roti, and Malai Paneer. When I arrived at her cozy apartment, she had everything organized and ingredients measured out to make the lesson go smoothly. She was very pleasant, patient, and thorough with steps of each dish. I had many questions and learned so much about Indian spices, ingredients, and cookware. She was a great instructor and made sure to explain each process throughly. She even helped me learn and work on my knife skills. We enjoyed our amazing and flavorful meal that we just cooked together and talked about her time at CIA and I was impressed with the breadth of her NYC culinary experience. She was so easy-going and fun to be around, I'd recommend Rachel to anyone, from a novice to an expert, who wants to add to their culinary skills.

Cusquine Cooking Classes

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At Cusquine Cooking Classes, we focus on a hands-on learning experience that is not only fun but comprehensive. We start with the basics and grow from there. Our passion is farm-to-table, organic and classic French cuisine. We specialize in teaching children and hosting group events for special occasions.

Japanese Cooking Studio

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  • New on Thumbtack
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We offer sushi, miso marinated cod, beef tataki with yuzu sauce, sake marinated grilled shrimp, and much more! Are you hungry yet? Japanese Cooking Studio caters memorable Japanese cocktail foods to full course meal for your special occasions. We can mix east and west dishes to make sure all your guests are happy and enjoy our food. We also private cooking class for your next party! Chef will come to your place and teach you how to make sushi to ramen noodle. Tell us what you like to eat and cook, then we will teach you. The chef was trained at Le Bernardine, Nobu, Starr Boggs, Annemarie's Dining (former private chef to Jackie Kennedy) and other high-end restaurants and catering companies.

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