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Ridgewood Chefs

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 127 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 214 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
  • 78 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
Ryan M.
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Don't let his name fool you. The culinary bad boy is a good man! What a chef. I had heard that he was some sort of celebrity cook, but I didn't realize what a cut above the rest Chris truly was until I booked him for a private event at my house recently. I highly recommend Chris to anybody who loves good food and good company- Chris is both. Now I understand why I'm always seeing him on tv. Book this man. He's a culinary bad boy, but a gentleman first.

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 84 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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  • 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
Jason H.
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I hired Tamara and her team to take care of my Husband's 30th birthday cocktail party in our apartment. I am so impressed by the level of quality and professionalism I received. From the initial consultation to the spectacular event and with a fast and detailed cleanup, I couldn't have wanted more. Chef Tamara is a gifted Chef with creative menu options and my guests were all so impressed with the cuisine. I have several events a year and look forward to Chef Tamara and he amazing staff take care of them for me. My only regret is that I took so long to write a review as this website kept failing several times when I have tried. Thank you Chef Tamara for doing what you obviously love to do!

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WHAT's ON THE MENU!
4.8
from 65 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 77 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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Irit H.
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Luisa was very nice to work with. Good food and on time.

Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Helene D.
Verified review

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
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Debra P.
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Aless was great - communicative, flexible, and the food was delicious! We had a party for our 2-year-old and she did a fantastic job suggesting toddler-friendly hors d'oeuvres/options. The truffled french fries were a hit!

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Mirabell Catering
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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GREAT SERVICE & FOOD! VERY PROFESSIONAL. i HAVE USED CHEF MARTIN FOR MANY EVENTS FOR OVER 5 YEARS AND HE IS ALWAYS THE BEST!

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HighLife Productions LLC
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel T.
Verified review

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!

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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.
Verified review

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
Ruth G.
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Chef Melissa was hired as a special and personal touch for a bridal shower. The food was great, and the service was even better! Her inviting spirit allowed her to effortlessly blend in with the guests. She tailored her service to the needs of the party and helped to make the event an amazing experience.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Claudia O.
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May 18, 2012 Chef Monterroso's services were a " 40th " birthday gift to my nephew who lives in New York. I, however, am located in Arizona and had made the arrangements over the telephone. His pleasant tone, accomodating demeanor, warmth and customer service skills are absolutely amazing. He was so intuitive regarding the menu choices and other requests that I knew immediately that he would be my choice. My nephew and his family were totally pleased. He telephoned me the moment Chef Oscar left his home. My nephew said he was totally blown away by the professionalism, warmth, customer service skills, knowledge and overall service. He could not say enough complimentary things about the food preparation, taste and choices. He and his wife are already making plans to contact him for several upcoming occasions. I would definitely recommend him to any one whether in state or out of state. You definitely get MORE than your money's worth. ONE DRAWBACK: I wish I had been there to savor all of the great food about which my nephew raved. LOL

Tara's Italian Cucina
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Martin G.
Verified review

Chef Tara did not disappoint. Apps were creative, hot and delicious. Main course was surf and turf, and although the surf seemed a bit on the small side the flavors were spot on. The turf was like "buddah". Our only hitch was the table side service, I had to get up to provide the water to our table twice and refill the wine glasses. That would not stop me from rehiring her. Food was great, and this is an easy fix. You cant really fix a bad food exp...which we did NOT have. Ask her for the dates with hot italian sausage wrapped in bacon....TO DIE FOR if you are a savory kind of person.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Jaclyn M.
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We had a wonderful experience with Chef Via Melissa!! Everything was delicious and it was a night to remember! We would highly recommend Melissa to all our friends!

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

Alana is a real pro. She and her team did great food for our gathering and even last-minute helped out with floral arrangements. We love her can-do attitude and would definitely recommend her and would be happy to work with her again.

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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Yanbin Z.
Verified review

Chef daves is amazing I enjoyed my experience with him he always make sure I understand before he move to next step highly recommend

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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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