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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 126 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!

  • 10 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Marina N.
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My husband gave to me one 3-hours-class with Erika! More than a cooking class, I had the opportunity to talk and share ideas with someone that knows a lot about healthy food! That was great and exactly what I was looking for! During the class, I was able to raise all my doubts! Of course we prepared delicious recipes, but more important than this Erika shared all her knowledge! She gave me new ideas to improve my cooking and to prepare better (and delicious) food! Thank you, Erika! It was an amazing experience!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica P.
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Chef Melissa taught a cooking class for myself and 4 friends. She was very fun and informed us on proper cutting technique. We had a lot of allergies/food restrictions and Melissa was very easy to work with regarding these. Her recipes were healthy and delicious! Our menu included Sweet Potato Fritattas, Cod w/ Mango Salsa, Baked breaded artichoke hearts and Almond Butter Cups. We had a great time and would highly recommend her!

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Chef Stef
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charles C.
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I have attended a few of Stefan's cooking classes and I'm very impressed with his level of commitment to helping those of us who require additional assistance in the culinary field. His classes are geared to all levels of expertise and come with all the necessary tool to have a successful experience.

Serve M.E. Now
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
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Chef Flo was invited to my apartment for a surprise birthday dinner. To be honest, I wasn't really expecting much - but boy, oh boy, were we in for a treat!! Florvil Chef Flo Valdez fed us the best poached shrimp salad (I've ever had), the best chicken florentine (I've ever had) and a chocolate mousse creme brulee (I've ever had)!!! From the crushing of the pistachios to the torching of the mousse, you can see first hand that Chef Flo pours his love into his cooking. It's an awesome experience all around - to witness the magic happen, to be served by him and to experience it first hand! It was truly an once in a lifetime opportunity. I would LOVE to host dinner parties, maybe even cooking classes with Chef Flo in the future. He left a lasting impression and even inspired us to become chefs ourselves. In fact, I tried replicating his chicken florentine the following day but I'll save that story for another time. If you are thinking about booking Chef Flo, there's nothing to think about, just do it. Not for a second will you regret it! Thank you Chef Flo for such an amazing experience. BON APPETITE!

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.

Clarendon Cuisines LLC
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 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.

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  • 21 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacinthe B.
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It's rare I get to take cooking lessons from someone that's both a chef and a nutritionist. Not only can I now use a chef's knife properly and do wonderful things with avocado and mango (including making tropical mango-avocado guacamole!), I know some tricks to make healthy foods more flavorful. Jackie provides a great experience all around!

Private Chef
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Paula N.
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I had a wonderful cooking class with Chef Michael Molleda. We chose a menu and he sent me the recipes in advance. He taught me how to prepare a variety of dishes. He made it easy, fun and the food was delicious. We plan on hiring him again!!

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.

Chef Lindsey
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Susan P.
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Lindsey creates a highly personalized friendly and approachable atmosphere when in the kitchen. Not only is she a highly skilled and creative chef, but she is an absolute pleasure to cook with! She engages her clients and brings them into the cooking experience, allowing them to get hands on experience while learning amazing cooking skills, and tips and tricks for seamless entertaining. What impressed me most about Lindsey and the Date Dish, is how calm and enjoyable she is in the kitchen - and she caters to all levels of cooking - beginners, or if you are trying to learn more advanced skills while having a great time. Would highly recommend Lindsey for all unique dates and events when looking to impress.

Chef Megan Johnson
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Yael G.
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Megan is a remarkable chef and exceptional teacher. We hired her for a private cooking class and she went above and beyond to plan - and instruct - a lesson that far exceeded our expectations. We learned a ton and had so much fun in the process!

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.

Rae Hellard
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Matthew H.
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    I hired chef Hellard to accommodate my business schedule and help me eat healthier. As someone who works a lot of hours I could not get out of the rut of ordering in for Lunch and Dinner and decided to try something different. A friend recommended Rae and I hired her a few days a week to cook dinner for my family and prepare a few meals I could take to work and eat at home on nights where I was working late. Rae is very accommodating and did an excellent job finding extremely healthy and delightful meals that refrigerated well and were just as fresh a few days after preparation. She has helped me transform my eating habits and I find I have a lot more energy and time to do what needs to get done every day. That being said, with a little more flexibility for family dinners Rae has come up with some extremely unique and delicious meals that my whole family enjoys. We used to go out to eat twice a week but since we hired Rae we enjoy 5 star meals from the comfort of our home. After a long day at work there is nothing I look forward to more than coming home, relaxing, and having a professionally cooked meal in which I don't have to lift a finger. I highly recommend Rae to anyone that wants to be pampered and enjoy a first class chef in the comfort of their home. On a personal level level Rae is very friendly, outgoing, and courteous. She is someone that clearly takes pride in her work and is passionate about food and experimenting with new dishes. I have always found in house help to be a bit distracting and awkward but Rae is very unobtrusive, professional, and a delight to have around the house. Oh yeah, she is also great at custom cakes, cookies, and other treats which make a great gifts come time for birthdays or other events. Just one more added level of convenience.

    Cuisine Inspirations, LLC
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Brien C.
    Verified review

    Scott was awesome. He was always on time. The food he prepared was excellent. It was the first time I every had someone actually cook the food on premises. Highly recommend him and I will certainly use him again when the need arises. Bravo !!!!

    About

    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.

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    Luella offers delicious meals for dinner or special occasions. She offers cooking classes. Do you want to learn how to cook various cuisines, learn basic techniques or unique ways of preparing food or how to prepare a gourmet dinner? Luella will put together a class with any menu you request and provide plenty of helpful cooking tips. She offers meal preparation and delivery. Luella will put together a healthy and delicious menu plan based on your requirements and preferences. The food will be packaged, labeled and will include heating instructions. All you need to do is to heat and enjoy! Luella can also help you put together a memorable party for any occasion. She offers an all-inclusive plan that includes menu planning, grocery shopping and rentals, or she can simply help set up, coordinate and cook while you enjoy your party. Whatever your needs are, she'll work with you to throw a fabulous party.

    About

    Are you getting bored of unauthentic Thai food? I can teach you to cook your own authentic Thai dishes within one class section.

    • 31 years in business
    About

    I've been cooking for almost 30 years. I can teach you anything you want to know. I watch Food Network 24/7. At home, I'm in the kitchen all the time. My pricing is reasonable, and I can make you a whole meal.

    About

    I am a Culinary Institute of America grad who's an expert in hospitality. I specialize in catering, meal prep, and cooking classes.

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    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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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