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Ridgewood Chefs

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 127 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 215 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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Provencharly
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Natasha R.
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Charly was an amazing chef. Everyone loved the food and there was so much left over. Thank you!

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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 74 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
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Constantine G.
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Chef Lauren and her team were an absolute pleasure to work with. They were very organized, showed up on time and their setup and clean up were flawless. But most importantly the food was delicious, our guests loved it and kept asking for more. The seasonal ingredients were fresh and the menu very inventive with many delicious options to choose from. A special compliment goes out to their bartending services (Bob) who not only made the full assortment of mixed drinks and cocktails, but also made sure noone's glass was ever empty. Highly recommend and would definitely use again! Thank you, Chef Lauren.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
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Al P.
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This was last minute, and I haven't had better from chefs who had days to prepare. The menu was well suited to the occasion, the presentation was elegant and the taste good the the last bite. Thanks Wayne

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Amoraco
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lena R.
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We hired Tamara and her team for a 15 person dinner party. I wanted light bites so everyone would be able to eat as they wanted and mingle while enjoying their food. They met every one of my expectations. Tamara with Amoraco catering was so easy to work with. She was timely, responsive, and very flexible in creating the perfect menu for my dinner party. We were lucky enough to have chef Mona cook for us. Mona was so friendly and took care of everything so I did not have to worry about a single thing but enjoying the food and my guests. The food was outstanding-everything she cooked was perfect. We had 15 people and everyone commented on how awesome Mona was and how amazing the food was. Can not recommend Amoraco Catering enough! Will definitely be using them again.

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WHAT's ON THE MENU!
4.8
from 65 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ann B.
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Over the years, Rich has catered many events for me. From a chefs birthday party for 13 year old girls to a fully catered holiday dinner party. Every detail was perfection and the food was amazing!

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  • 68 years in business
  • 87 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 59 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Helene D.
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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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Chef Aless
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Allison R.
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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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Mirabell Catering
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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Dan S.
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It was a wonderful food and service. I definitely like to ask him again and recommend others. This was our first time to have private chef at home and he is really professional and pleasant to work with. I wish to show some nice pictures of his food.

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HighLife Productions LLC
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer O.
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Best experience ever. We needed a bartender for a private birthday party I was organizing for my boss and took a chance on hiring HighLife. Not only did we get a bartender but we got Tyler himself - the owner of HighLife. He was amazing. Our chef we hired from a different company was a disaster and Tyler took it upon himself to help serve the meals, set the tables with wine glasses, pour water/wine throughout dinner, not to mention making the best margaritas on the planet. Extremely reasonable prices with top notch service that is so hard to find these days. Next party I organize I will simply call Tyler. Whether I need a bartender, chef, catering, etc - HighLife will be my only phone call. Thanks for everything!

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Matthew N.
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Peter is an extremely artistic and talented chef. The uniqueness behind the presentation in his dishes is something you'd see out of a 5 star restaurant.

Melissa D'Elia
4.7
from 45 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie D.
Verified review

We rented a B&B for 8 old friends who hadn't seen each other in years and had Chef Melissa make us dinner for the evening. It was phenomenal! She was incredibly professional but also wonderfully friendly. She helped us figure out a menu, cooked, served, and cleaned up. She was patient with our restrictions (2 vegetarians and 1 with massive allergies), creative with her selection and wonderful with her communication. We will be talking about those dumplings for years to come. High recommended!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Sarah S.
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Oscar provided a custom food menu for our pop-up store's launch event as well as handling the specialty cocktail we had requested to coincide with our event. Oscar was professional and communicative throughout the entire process. His staff (sous chef and two bartenders) were friendly and professional and did an outstanding job. We received high praises for the food, both taste and presentation. Highly recommend Oscar ... as long as it doesn't overlap with when we need him for one of our future events. :)

Tara's Italian Cucina
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Yolanda C.
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She was fantastic. She taught me to how to cook dishes which I was never able to make on my own. She was polite, professional and the food was excellent. I am so excited about learning how to cook that I hired her for more lessons. I also invited some of my friends from NYC to come to my house for group lessons with Tara. She made me feel comfortable in the kitchen and not rushed. She took her time and made sure that I was comfortable making the food. She even cleans up behind herself. What a great chef. I would recommend her to anyone.

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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Soraya R.
Verified review

Chef Dave's food was delicious! My guest are still talking about his meatballs! Chef Dave was efficient with delivery and set up. I would hire Chef Dave for my future events and highly recommend him!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

Most Wanted Chef LLC
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy L.
Verified review

Alana and her staff catered a vegetarian dinner for 100 people at our meditation center in Manhattan. Alana was very helpful and receptive during the menu planning stage. Both the quality and flavor of her dishes and the service surpassed our expectations. I highly recommend Most Wanted Chef for your next event!

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 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!

Maison Prive Chefs
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Amy K.
Verified review

Delicious professionally prepared and cooked food delivered to our door! Our family receives breakfast, lunch and dinner and we can't believe we didn't do this a long time ago. Since I'm not able to make our meals anymore we struggled for a while until we spoke to Maison Prive Chefs. They understand our dietary needs and clearly strive to help people. I asked to change one thing and it was done immediately. They make sure we are happy with the food and service all the time. Maison Prive is truly a blessing for us and I would recommend it to everyone!

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