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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 134 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
Liza K.
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We were thrilled with Charly's cooking and professionalism! He was a great communicator, very nice to be around and the food was great!! We would definitely hire Charly again.

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  • 68 years in business
  • 94 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.

  • 10 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah C.
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We hired Erika to conduct an interactive cooking class for our daughters 16th birthday. Erika was great with the girls and they all had an amazing time - all while learning to cook and about nutrition. Erika created a menu that was teenage friendly so the girls would really enjoy the food and experience.

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Festive Food Caterers
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary A.
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Whether you are having a small get together for a few or a large gathering, be rest assured that your event will be amazing! Chef Michel is extremely professional, respectful, and friendly! He catered 2 events for our family and we were very pleased with both. The first was a party of nearly 100 people celebrating our son’s college graduation and daughter’s high school graduation. Our second event was a last minute post Thanksgiving weekend family get together for 12-15 people. Everything from the planning, to taste testing, and delivery was on point. Aside from the food being beyond mouth watering delicious, he coordinated with outside vendors to provide everything we needed to make the graduation event beautiful. He also provided on site chefs and wait staff, all of which were professional and attentive to details. They were flexible in their assigned roles and remained past the scheduled time to attend to our guests and clean up. Our home was left as clean as it was when they arrived! Chef Michel prides himself on delivering the best quality and freshest foods possible. Other than a few items that required pre-prep (like marinating / slow cooking...definitely try the roast pork and roast chicken) everything was prepared (cut, fried, cooked, assembled etc) on site. This truly makes a difference when you’re serving items like empanadas or tostones with avocado and shrimp (both highly recommended). Chef Michel is very creative. Whether you choose something from his printed menus, have other items in mind, or even have a special recipe that you want him to prepare...HE CAN DO IT! An important point to make about his catering style is that he is so proud of his creations that he wants everyone to be able to taste everything that he prepares. If you choose an appetizer and you have 100 people, you are not going to get 1 or 2 pieces per person or be charged by the piece, like most caterers. He will make sure you have more than enough for everyone. The same applies to your main course. We had leftovers for ourselves, even after our guests took food home. With all of this said, I truly feel that his prices are fair and reasonable! I could write more and would be more than happy to speak to anyone who has any questions, but I’ll end with...make sure you try his homemade ice creams (our favorites were coconut and pineapple), flan, and especially the sangria!

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
  • 76 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.
Verified review

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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Chef Stef
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barry S.
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I have attended several cooking classes with Chef Stef. He is an excellent teacher, very passionate about cooking and helping others enjoy cooking. The food is always delicious and we have fun cooking and eating

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Celestial Touch Catering
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 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
  • 27 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.

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Chef Nirva Llorca LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jake P.
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We hired Chef Nirva do cook for at a 25-person brunch at my home in Noho. She was super awesome about customizing the menu to our desires / needs. The food was delicious (and there was plenty of it). I would definitely hire her again.

The Urban Larder
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 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.

  • 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.

Chef Leo Aragão
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra M.
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Chef Leo exceeded my expectations in every way. He hosted a wonderful cooking class for my daughter’s birthday, even providing a take home cook book for the kids featuring the four dishes they created. He was willing to work w us on the appropriate menu, showed up early to prep, cleaned the entire kitchen, and provided an absolutely delicious meal!

  • 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.

  • 19 years in business
Julia P.
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Can praise Maureen's excellent cooking, great skills, thorough preparation. And she's conscientious as can be. A great experience.

Engage Catering
3.7
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Alissa B.
Verified review

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.

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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