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North Plainfield Chefs

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 125 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
Christine Y.
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"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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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 103 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jonathan R.
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Chef Chuck and Maria were the consummate professionals. They were very polite throughout the entire planning process all the way through the execution. They made our event easy and stress free. The food was great and they left our kitchen cleaner then they found it. i would and will be recommending them to all my friends and family for any event ranging from birthday parties, anniversary dinners, weddings and any other event.

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Provencharly
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lauren W.
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Charly was fantastic. He cooked for my family for mothers day and made it a truly special evening. The food was fantastic, the presentation was beautiful & he took care of everything so that we could fully enjoy our time together for mothers day. Thank you Charly for such a special meal!

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
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Carol T.
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Chef Chris is great to work with and he's very dedicated to making sure his clients are completely happy.

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
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Joyce K.
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I found Bacco Caterers on Thumbtack. I was impressed with the five stars and the reviews, so I contacted Chef Lauren to begin to see if she was the caterer for us—and was she ever! Joyce and I wanted to include our friends and family in our marriage anniversary celebration in our Brooklyn home. We are novice Open House hosts and Lauren advised us re details we would never have thought of, including in our menu selections. Her staff, chef Amanda and sous chef Laura, created freshly made hors d’hoeuvres in our kitchen as the party occurred, superb finger food that was varied, interesting, and delicious! People, including us, loved it. The servers Karen, Tony, and Kevin, and bartender Elroy were unobtrusively attentive and friendly to our guests. Our party took place on two floors and the yard, and the staff kept the food appearing and the empty glasses disappearing with seeming effortlessness. Many guests commented on how comfortable they made everyone feel, contributing to the general sense of joyousness. In spite of our request for no gifts, or perhaps because of it, many of our 50 guests brought flowers. As soon as I was handed the bouquets, Tony would appear and would arrange them in vases I had directed him to when flowers first arrived. I was free during the whole party to visit with my friends and family. I, who am not a party-person, enjoyed myself fully during this celebration, and I am grateful to Chef Lauren and her staff for the many ways (including a fantastic clean-up) they helped make that possible. Inez

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Amoraco
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan T.
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Tamara is simply AMAZING! She is not only an extremely capable and very talented chef, but is also a consummate professional. She knew exactly the type of food that would lend itself to our organization and the event. We had nothing to worry about. Tamara catered a 300 person event for us and people are still raving about her delicious and creative food items. She is a joy to work with and helped make our Benefit an incredible success. Thank you Tamara!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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Roma S.
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Chef Dan and his fiancee are a power team! I hired Chef Dan to cater a small bachelorette party for my sister. The food was amazing and Chef Dan was so friendly and professional. He made us feel like he was just a friend in our kitchen cooking just for us! He helped make our night one to remember and would definitely recommend him for any party or occasion.

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  • 68 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer L.
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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 58 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Jay H.
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Adolfo is very detailed oriented and makes sure the even is flawless. He did an awesome job not only with great food but with managing the process from start to end.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Tracy M.
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Chef Erika was so easy to work with from beginning to end. I was hosting a baby shower, so there was a lot of activity -- but she just came in and quietly created the most amazing, healthy fall meal. It was the perfect way to really spend time with loved ones and not feel the pressure of having to cook all day and time everything perfectly. We couldn't have been happier with the entire experience!

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Chef Aless
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Tommy B.
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Wow. Chef Aless did an amazing job on very short notice. The food was excellent and she couldn't have been nicer and more accommodating. I will definitely be calling on her again in the very near future. thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

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Mirabell Catering
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Rami R.
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Chef Martin saved me this summer -- he was able to commit within a short span of time to help with a very open-ended and unorganized situation, and he was on-point, on time, and he was a top-level professional -- enabling me to pull the whole event weekend together without a hitch. I didn't get a chance to actually taste his food myself, but I heard that he didn't disappoint and that he adjusted to what the client needed quite easily. I highly recommend him and his catering services. I look forward to booking him again for my own bosses.

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HighLife Productions LLC
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel T.
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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!

Kulinary Kings
4.6
from 44 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Michael R.
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Kulinary Kings catered a party for 30 people last night. Chef Greg knocked it out of the park!!!! Chef Greg was punctual, professional and his food was amazing The chicken and waffles were unbelievable as was the shrimp and grits Thank you Chef Greg.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Akash K.
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Amazing food and chef Oscar did great

  • 6 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Denise H.
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Chef stenett did a function for me food and service was excellent would recommend this chef at any time food was great

Most Wanted Chef LLC
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Grace E.
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I couldn't have been happier with my experience with Alana at Most Wanted Chef. She created a wonderful menu for my dinner party in honor of my mother's 70th birthday. The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. She was incredibly professional, friendly and made everything look effortless. It was truly a pleasure to work with her and I look forward to using her again soon. She makes entertaining at home incredibly easy, graceful and fun. I would definitely recommend her for your next party.

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Chef Via Melissa
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Joseph L.
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My grilfriend and I attened one of Via Melissa cooking events here in Huntington NY. It was a great night out learning a few new things about the foods we were going to eat. Who would have thought oats as bread crumb on chicken. It was very good. Since her event I have implemented a thing or two into my cooking. Melissa deffently gives you more awareness of the food you eat and their nutritional value. I highly recommend one of her events .

Melissa D'Elia
4.7
from 40 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Jeb B.
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Melissa is an amazing Chef!

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Dianne D.
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Dana B.
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We had the best time! Dianne was so easy to communicate with, she talked me through the whole process of a private lesson. She was always professional, and detailed so I knew what to expect, and could be prepared for the day. ( I'm a beginner, and my boyfriend has more experience cooking. So she worked with both of us and helped us learn according to our skill levels) which I thought was great. I chose a vegan 101 lesson, then selected from a list, different menu options and customized the menu to be perfect for us. 😊 We made a delicious soup, salad with home made dressing, tofu, potatoes and strawberry shortcake on homemade biscuits, with coconut cream!! It was absolutely delicious, and everything I wanted in a private cooking lesson. The next day, I was more confident while in the kitchen. She taught me alot of little tricks that are helpful when prepping and cooking. We're already talking about asking Dianne to come over for meal prep lessons, because she's not just a great chef, but a great teacher and also, really awesome person.

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Kimberly C.
Verified review

The chefs are most accomodating to my dietary needs all the while making me feel like I'm not missing out on the foods I love. I was served a delicious and completely Vegan Mexican inspired dip that was seasoned perfectly and was creamy and "meaty". Their food was amazing!

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