Chef Kim's Kitchen

Blackwood, NJ

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About this pro

I offer homemade, nutritious meals, lovingly prepared with local, organic ingredients delivered directly to your door on a weekly or biweekly basis. I am also available for in-home cooking lessons, a girl's night in or any special occasion.

I love being able to provide uniquely customized menus for private clients. My goal is to bring each customer tasty food that utilizes the best of what the seasons have to offer and source only the best ingredients from local vendors and farms.

Whether it's delivering nutritious, homemade meals to a busy family or creating the perfect menu for your special occasion, my love and passion for creating delicious memorable food shines through with every dish.

Location

Blackwood, NJ 08012

Years in business

6

Number of employees

4

Times hired on Thumbtack

89

Reviews

54 Reviews
  • Kimmy D. Oct 25, 2016
    Great Chef, Amazing Service!
    Deliciously fantastic service by the delightful Kim! She delivered three great meals to a crew of 60 people with professionalism and class. All meals were fantastic and everyone complimented every dish. If she can handle that many people including a famous band you must hire her immediately!!! Thanks so much Kim!
  • Treena R. Oct 12, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Superior Company
    Great food. Courteous and prompt staff. Had a wonderful experience with Chef Kim's company.
  • Kevin O. Oct 2, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Not sure how to feel?
    The food was great and everyone let us know how good it was. The presentation was nice as well for the very casual affair it was again everyone said how nice everything looked. We had several people not show up or show up later into the party, with that said we ran out of food maybe an hour and a half into the event. Very embarrassing especially when we had close to 15 guests not show. Maybe I should have said something when they set up, but I knew then there wasn't or it looked like there wasn't enough food.
  • Diane H. Aug 30, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kim is amazing! The service was exceptional and the food was phenomenal. Kim was very professional, creating a menu that satisfied the adult palate as well as the tastes of children. She offered a diverse menu everyone enjoyed. She received many compliments on the food. Everyone raved about it. I had a casual outdoor party at my home for around 65-70 people, and Kim made it so easy. Besides being incredibly delicious, the food arrived exactly on time. I will definitely be spreading the word, and look forward to using her services again!
  • Dave N. May 30, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Kim was amazing! She has been very communicative since the moment I contacted her via Thumbtack. Her food shows how much she loves sharing happiness through her dishes. Her food was very flavorful, fresh, and well executed. I would use her catering again for future events.
  • Alicia M. May 28, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    I hired Chef Kim to cater my sister's baby shower of 60 people. She was able to work with my price range of $10/pp. As for the food, the Cesar salad was average.. Nothing spectacular .. Lettuce, parm cheese and croutons and dressing out of a bag... I think that was disappointing.. I would have preferred more homemade ingredients in the salad. Also on the the menu was a Dijon mustard pork loin, breaded chicken with tomato basil and mozzarella, a pasta with vegetables in a cream sauce, pesto potatoes, and mixed vegetables.The pasta, chicken, and potatoes were absolutely delicious... The main reason why she was rated 4 stars. The pork was somewhat fatty and a little undercooked to my liking even though we did place it in an oven before serving it. I would say it was a good experience and I would consider using Chef Kim again.
  • Laura W. May 12, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
  • Ann D. Apr 26, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kim dropped off a catered cocktail party. The food and service were impeccable and on-time! She is a real professional. I have and will highly recommend her.
  • Nigel F. Apr 26, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    The food delivery was seamless, the presentation was awesome, and the crowd couldn't stop coming back for more!
  • Meghan P. Apr 3, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. Guests loved it.
  • Sandra W. Mar 25, 2016
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kim was very easy to work with and the food was out if this world! The waitresses were very efficient and kept on top of every thing. They made clean up so easy. I plan to book her for all of my parties.
  • Desiree D. Mar 14, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kim was great! The food was delicious and there was more than enough to go around. The bartenders provided were also amazing and incredibly helpful! We were treated very well and our event was a success!
  • Kimberly M. Dec 31, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Interacting with Chef Kim was a pleasure beginning to end. The food was delicious and plentiful at a great price. I'd hire her again in a heartbeat.
  • Cookie M. Dec 28, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Great food, lots of it, could not be happier. Kim was terrific
  • Malena H. Dec 22, 2015
    Corporate Catering
    Verified Review
    Chef Kim catered a corporate holiday luncheon for us, for about 40 people. She was very responsive and accommodating while we were planning the event and she arrived right on the dot, as scheduled, with piping hot, yummy smelling foods. Our staff really enjoyed the meal and there were plenty of the spread, for second helpings (and lunch for the maintenance team the day after). Thanks Chef Kim for starting off our holiday season on a high note!
  • Greg L. Dec 21, 2015
    Personal Chef (Ongoing)
    Verified Review
    Kim O. Jan 7, 2016

    Not quite sure why I received this rating since I never got a chance to cook for you.

  • Emily A. Dec 17, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    I am so glad I chose Kim to cater a recent local film shoot! Not only was her food incredible, but she was so flexible and accommodating! Everyone raved about the food every night. I can't wait to have Kim cater my next event!
  • Amy A. Dec 10, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    The meal was delicious. All entrees and sides were done so that the food looked good and tasted great. The rice with cranberries was a big hit.
  • Teresa B. Dec 7, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    great food, reasonable prices- highly recommend!
  • Georgia B. Dec 2, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    The food was delivered to the house on time, the portions were great, and easy to serve. KIM ROCKS and so does her food!!
  • Natalie F. Oct 31, 2015
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Food was delicious!
  • Kristyn M. Oct 29, 2015
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
  • Phyllis S. Oct 10, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    The food was excellent. Everyone was commenting about the food all night. It was delicious.. There just wasn't enough of it. By 8:00 all the food was gone. If you weren't lucky enough to get the chicken right when it was put out, you didn't get any. I was also supposed to have half potatoes and half rice. There were not potatoes..Other than there not being enough food., everything else was great..
    Kim O. Oct 13, 2015

    Very sorry to hear you ran out of food, but I thought it would happen. Each time we spoke, you were unsure of just how many people where going to show up at your party due to the open invitation. Even when I asked you for a final number two days before, you still didn't know. I provided you with enough food for the 80 people you told me you wanted. If you ran out, it meant you had more people attend, which was out of my control.

  • Lisa G. Oct 6, 2015
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Kim prepared a dinner party for 12; lunch and then hors d'oerves the next day and then a Sunday brunch. everything was great!
  • Sharon C. Aug 3, 2015
    On-going Meal Delivery
    Verified Review
    Very impressed with the professionalism shown by Chef Kim and her staff. The food is amazing!
  • Amanda T. Aug 2, 2015
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    1. Even though the wedding was short notice, chef Kim took the job on and immediately got started, putting me at ease. 2. She was always available and would respond quickly whenever I would call, email, or text. 3. We were very pleased with the food, and the service. All of the guests had a favorite part of the meal, whether it was an hors d'oeuvre or main dish. I would certainly recommend chef Kim, and look forward to using her services again.
  • Michael G. Jul 20, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Food was great, everyone raved about it... Kim and her team were very professional - would definitely recommend and will use her again!
  • Cyndie P. Jun 15, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Everything tasted so wonderful! Great menu! Plenty of food! On time and 😋 delicious! Would have her again anytime
  • Carolyn S. Jun 14, 2015
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Kim was wonderful to work with. To say she was flexible is an understatement. She was so accommodating and willing to go the extra mile to make your event exactly the way you want it. Grill Chef Chaz was a wonderful grill chef who grilled for three & 1/2 hrs straight keeping the food flowing smoothly with no bottlenecking. He was so personable and a pleasure to have at the party. My guests were so pleased they asked for the caterers card. I whole heatedly recommend they're services!
  • Diana F. Apr 16, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Kim was a pleasure to deal with. Kim gave me some good suggestions for menu items and all the food was delicious. The only thing I found was that I needed to warm things longer than was noted (e.g., 20 minutes instead of 10, etc). I had a small party of 15 and was afraid there might not be enough food but there was absolutely no issue with that. I really loved that my pasta dish was not overcooked or mushy. Everything tasted fresh. Kim also made a carrot cake for me since it is my boyfriend's favorite and it was a big hit. Absolutely deliciously. My only negative comment is that there was a chicken appetizer that didn't appear to have been cooked much so I needed to heat that quite a bit longer. Since I had 5 other appetizers, it was not a problem. I would wholeheartedly recommend Kim again. Great food for a very fair price. Also, go for the home delivery ... the food was delivered on time and everything was packed very well. Kim even included small plates, plastic ware, dressing on the side as requested and grated cheese. Nothing was forgotten or left out. Great job! I would definitely recommend Kim to any of my friends having an event and plan on using her again the next time I have a get together of at least 15 or more!
  • Ashly C. Mar 31, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Kim's staff was efficient, polite, and thorough even when I was late arriving from my flight. The food was good and my guests were happy and well fed. Chef Kim was also easily contacted and flexible when we needed to change a delivery time. Thanks so much for the great work! Ashly
  • Melissa J. Mar 28, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
  • Barbara C. Jan 26, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Working with Kim was wonderful. The food Kim served was enjoyed by all. Everything she made was very good. Every body asked who catered the party. I'm sure I will be using Kim in the future. She is a assist to your company. I will be sure to use Thumb tack in the future as well Thanks Again Barbara Caldwell
  • Gina C. Jan 7, 2015
    Chef Kim has now done two parties for my family and we couldn't be happier. In the spring I took advantage of a special that was running and took a chance on Kim for my sisters baby shower. She worked with us on a menu to fit our budget. There was plenty of food and all my guests were happy. This December we used Kim for my company's annual holiday party and got to meet her staff. Her servers are highly trained and professional. We will use her again this June for my sons graduation party...she already has my menu planned!!
  • Gabbie N. Nov 10, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    We had Kim cater my wedding party. She was really nice, and the food was delicious (or so I was told... I didn't get a chance to try any!). However, we asked for catering for 105 people, and even though only 70-80 showed up, the food ran out within 1.5 hours. (This was an appetizer-only wedding reception, and people had one or two small plates of food each, at MOST.) The groom and I didn't even get a chance to eat any of the food. When we asked the servers about it around 8:30pm (the wedding started at 7pm), the explanation that the servers gave was that they were told the party would be over by then! We had told Kim far in advance that the party was going to run very late -- midnight at the earliest. The musicians didn't get to eat, any guests who arrived after 8:30 didn't get to eat, and we ended up having to order pizza!!! The caterers were also responsible for cleanup, as we had discussed with Chef Kim at the venue prior to the wedding. Unfortunately they didn't take care of most of the cleanup, and the venue was responsible for it. I'm really shocked and disappointed, because Kim was so kind and easy to work with. Her food is definitely delicious, but this was a lousy experience.
    Kim O. Nov 16, 2014

    I am very sorry to hear that you were so disappointed. It was never made clear, your expectation to have food all evening long. Typically food is put out for an hour or so then followed by dessert. After which, a buffet is broken down and you continue to enjoy your party. Unless specifically stated in the planning, food does not keep coming. As far as clean up, we took care of everything that involved our food set up. As a courtesy, we left your tables covered with linens and decorations even though all my staff was leaving for the night. We arranged with the venue to pick up all items the next day. The manager stated that it was not a problem. I followed up and visited the venue twice after the event and there was no complaint from management regarding clean up. Again, my sincerest apologies for any miscommunication regarding the amount of food that was expected and I hope I can make it up to you and your husband in the future.

  • David M. Aug 11, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Great job at a family reunion. Staff handled the entire event and we were able to enjoy the day.
  • Dorothy R. Aug 9, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    The food was delicious and as I had hoped. The slaw was outstanding. A glitch in the transfer of food for delivery might have been avoided if a check list were available for the associate in charge of delivery of same. Kim was good to work with.
  • Kylie M. Aug 5, 2014
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Chef Kim was absolutely amazing! The food was delicious!! It was awesome to be able to enjoy our company while having a delicious meal cooked for us! We have already recommended Chef Kim to several friends! We will definitely be using Kim again!
  • Karen W. Aug 4, 2014
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Kim created a special dinner menu for our son, who turned 25! She asked about likes and dislikes and was very flexible in planning for exactly what we wanted. Kim showed up on time and prepared a fabulous meal at Jake's home for 8 people. Kim brought along a server, and cleaned up for us. Everything was fresh and delicious! We loved the way she thought outside the box and was so willing to make the menu suit our tastes! I would recommend Kim for any personal chef needs!
  • Traci C. Jul 10, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    I would highly recommend them for any event... the food and staff were amazing... extremely polite and helpful... loved them... a special thanks to amanda and stephanie for taking such great care of everyone...
  • Tracy L. Jun 30, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Kim did a graduation barbeque for 55 people at my house. Food got great reviews and several people asked for her card. She and her staff were pleasant and they left my kitchen in the same shape it was when they arrived. Definitely recommend her.
  • Ian D. Jun 30, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Kim was truly outstanding. Foremost, everything that she made was absolutely delicious. She worked with us to create a perfect menu and very memorable evening- all at a very reasonable price point. We would love to use Kim again and give her highest marks!
  • Alleya P. Jun 26, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Kim was great! She and Ryan showed up while we were at the main event and when we arrived all was set up and ready to go. She made my daughters event stress free and I really appreciate her for that. Her food was so delish and raved about by all of my guests. I will definitely look to use her again in the future not only for personal events but also for corporate ones. Thanks again Kim!
  • Carolina O. Jun 23, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    The experience was great! She was on time for delivery and responded to email in a timely manner. Chef Kim demonstrates excellent knowledge of her craft. Her food shows that she loves what she does. I hired 3 caterer service at the same time. Her food get the most compliments. I personally likes her food the best. Highly recommended!
  • Nancy H. Jun 13, 2014
    Kim served as the in home chef for my friends surprise 50th birthday party. Every one of us loved the food. It was delicious and beautifully presented. Best of all, my kitchen was perfectly cleaned at the end of the evening. I would definitely use Kim for another event in the future.
  • Celena B. May 27, 2014
    I met Chef Kim at a birthday party event that she catered. I was impressed with the food and the variety of options so I asked for her card. I later hosted a bbq birthday celebration for my children and didn't feel like cooking, so I contacted Chef Kim. The food was delicious. Many of my guest asked who prepared the food and commented about how good everything was. The service was excellent.....the food was plentiful, well priced, and delivered to my door. She provided all the fixings which made my life easier. Having the party catered by Chef Kim allowed me to enjoy the day and my guest. Thank you for helping to make our party a success.
  • Sara B. May 20, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
  • Quin A. May 20, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Kim was great! Excellent communication and worked to create a lovely catered picnic spread for a bachelorette party. Worked to stay within our budget too!
  • Matthew L. Apr 23, 2014
    Kim has been helping me support my close friend in battling breast cancer. Kim has been preparing wonderful meals for the family, including fun bites and snacks for 3 kids. Everyone has really loved the food, and Kim has been very helpful and flexible in meal planning. I'm so glad I found Kim, her hard work has been making a huge difference for my friend during a difficult time.
  • Lynda H. Apr 15, 2014
    Chef Kim did an excellent job with the food for my event. Professional, delicious, and people were raving about the quality.
  • Robin T. Mar 24, 2014
    Our family used Chef Kim services for our Christmas Breakfast! First the food is phenomenal. 2nd I loved the fact that I woke up on Christmas morning popped in some ready made casseroles, cinnamon buns for breakfast and enjoyed my morning! My family loved the breakfast! Thanks Chef Kim
  • Leona D. Mar 23, 2014
    working with Kim Osinski - Chef Kim's Kitchen, was a dream and so very easy. from her helping me plan a Friday night menu (working around the Lenten season & a gluten free guest) to delivering 1 hour before (knowing everything was as fresh as could be)...i could not have asked for anything more! each guest was as thrilled as i was... delicious, great combo of dishes and selection that everyone enjoyed! thank you, Kim, for allowing me the ease of entertaining after a full day at school!! i will definitely turn to Kim, again!...leona davis -haddonfield
  • Tobi S. Mar 22, 2014
    Kim Osinski is the consummate professional chef. Her food is outstanding, her dishes are creative and she is incredibly easy to work with. She catered a Girlfriendz Magazine event for me and my guests raved about her food. She made me look like a hero to my client and our guests, so now she is my hero. :)
  • Bonny C. Mar 22, 2014
    The private catering service we received for our Super Bowl party was as amazing as the food and the food was out of this world! The homemade bleu cheese dressing for the wings was unlike any other we've ever had. Chicken tenders encrusted with pretzel crumbs...to die for. And the brisket? Seemed like it was literally melting in our mouths.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Culinary Degree
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
I offer standard packages for corporate catering and personal chef services. Special occasion catering is customized to the client's specific needs.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common types of jobs I do are in home parties, corporate events and meetings and home meal deliveries.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently had the pleasure of being the caterer for Bon Jovi on the set of their new video that was shot in South Jersey. I prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner for the band and a crew of 60.