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  • 17 years in business
  • 243 hires on Thumbtack
Christine D.
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My fiance and I went on thumbtack, looking for a personal chef to do our wedding. Of all the chefs who responded to us we were immediately impressed with how professional and thorough Tony was. Whereas others who contacted us simply gave us a price range based on our number of guests, Tony supplied us with some examples of menus from previous clients, but also assured us that what he would prepare for us would be specifically customized to meet our needs. He came to our home for an initial consultation, and we immediately hit it off. He was personable and professional. We discussed the menu as well as the logistics; including a tent, tables and chairs, dinnerware, and decorative flowers. We were relieved when he told us that he would take care of all of those things if we wanted, and he did, except for the flowers. (Although he did supply flowers for the tables and even offered to find someone to perform the ceremony) The affair was to be an intimate dinner with seventeen guests and we planned to have our wedding at home in the garden. We decided where the food would be prepared as well as the dining and serving tables. The menu we agreed upon was eclectic, with an international theme. It would consist of a five course dinner with a wine pairing with each course, and a cocktail hour before the first course. From the start, we loved how it sounded and we were eagerly anticipating seeing and tasting everything. Incidentally, he also made another trip to our home weeks later when we were having second thoughts about how to set everything up. The day of the wedding Tony and his staff arrived promptly. The rental tables, chairs and dinnerware had arrived the previous afternoon. After the ceremony and some photo taking was the cocktail hour. The hors d'oeuvres were all delicious and beautifully presented, and so were each of the five courses to follow. The staff was professional and courteous and their appearances were tasteful. The table settings were elegant, and exactly what we had wanted. The quality and freshness of the food was outstanding. The third course, grilled Pacific salmon and pan seared Chilean sea bass, drizzled with a strawberry citrus sauce was one of the most delicious dishes I ever had in my fife, and the salmon was grilled absolutely perfectly. If I had to find something less than desirable, I would say that there was one server who most guests agreed was not very friendly but she may have just been nervous. As for the food, there was an Australian grilled boneless leg of lamb which was a little overcooked for my wife and my tastes, but our guests had no complaints. However in all honesty, to find negative aspects of the entire experience I'm reaching somewhat, as the overall experience was simply amazing and all the things we loved about it far outweigh the aforementioned mild disappointments. It exceeded our already hopeful expectations. Furthermore, the price was definitely reasonable. When one of our guests inquired about the cost per plate (not including rentals) he was astounded that it did not cost much more. Finally, all of our guests raved about the day to no end and many of them said it was the most elegant wedding they had ever attended. I'm quite certain some of them will be contacting Tony for an event of their own.

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 108 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Liana B.
Verified review

Chuck was very helpful throughout our process, always very responsive and accommodating. I of course was a little worried because this was a lunch for our entire company, but Chuck made the process seamless. He was prompt on arrival and set things up very quickly. I did feel badly because our meeting ran a bit over and he was waiting for me to come out and pay the remainder of the invoice. Even with that though, Chuck was very kind and friendly. I did notice after he left that the Assorted Cookies I had ordered were not there. I emailed him and he let me know that they were out and with all the hustle and bustle, he had forgotten to take it off the invoice. I think I would have preferred to have been made aware of the cookies being out beforehand, that way we could have substituted with something else, like the cannoli tray. I did receive the refund a couple hours later, though! Otherwise, it was a very pleasant, easy experience and I would absolutely recommend Every Detail to friends and family.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Roma S.
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Chef Dan and his fiancee are a power team! I hired Chef Dan to cater a small bachelorette party for my sister. The food was amazing and Chef Dan was so friendly and professional. He made us feel like he was just a friend in our kitchen cooking just for us! He helped make our night one to remember and would definitely recommend him for any party or occasion.

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Feast Caterer
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sam G.
Verified review

We had a wedding reception for around 90 people. All the food was excellent and so was the presentation. Chef Anton was able to handle a few special requests we had also. The dumplings were some the best I've ever had and the meatballs were excellent. Everything tasted fresh and homemade just as he advertises.

Chef Kim's Kitchen
4.7
from 55 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Treena R.
Verified review

Great food. Courteous and prompt staff. Had a wonderful experience with Chef Kim's company.

Kulinary Kings
4.7
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Claudette Akiko L.
Verified review

Chef Greg was amazing! I hired him for my Art Reception Opening and everyone raved about his food! I will keep him in mind for my future events

Mendham Kitchen to Table
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Sushma B.
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Awesome Chef. I love it when people show up on time. Chef Francis gave us a perfect evening at the luxury of our own home. Great food, very very tasty. I would like to use him for more events soon. thank you for everything Chef.

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Brittanie K.
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My fiance and I hired Sodiah and her team after a delightful and delicious tasting for our wedding reception. We attended the tasting with a bundle of nerves- every bride wants everything to be just right. We were immediately put at ease with Sodiah's warm personality and attention to every detail suggested in the menu. The presentation was lovely with a creative sunflower centerpiece (I'd never seen one done like that before) and the beverages were tasty as well. The menu was TO DIE FOR;from hors d'oeuvres to the main entree, we were thoroughly impressed with the taste and presentation. Even my dad was impressed and he is the toughest critque I know. The chef even made sure to mention how he prepared his food and even came out to chat with me and my family. Also, Sodiah is extremely helpful and responsive to all form of communication which is something I value. Sodiah is truly a master at hospitality and I can't wait to work with her and her team for my June 2015 wedding.

Now That Was A Great Party
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jan H.
Verified review

Doris was great! She is personable, friendly and professional. The food was delicious, setup was smooth, and it was a pleasure working with her-definitely will use again!

F.I.G. Catering
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

What a crew! The chefs, waiters, bartenders were all knowledgeable and attentive to my guest's needs. Starting with the spring fling cocktail to the grilled watermelon dessert, all of the food and drink was superb.

JADA's Delights
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Uche E.
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I had Chef Jolli prepare a brunch for my girlfriend's surprise birthday brunch. Chef Jolli prepared an amazing mango wings for the appetizer, Huevos Rancheros Platter and these amazing waffles that she made from scratch. Chef Jolli's warm personality and amazing cooking made the party especially fun and enjoyable. I'd absolutely recommend her to anyone that needs chef services.

Elite Flavors Catering
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Karen F.
Verified review

Elite Flavors Catering did an amazing job at our around the world themed dinner party. We were able to enjoy food from 10 different countries! The food was amazing and carefully chosen by myself and chef John. The staff was professional and helpful throughout the whole event. I am always worried about having enough food when I throw these parties but with chef John i had nothing to worry about there was plenty of food and even a lot of leftovers. My guest are still reaching out to me and telling me how much they enjoy the dinner specifically the food. I am not from Philadelphia so planning this was done over the phone and through email and chef John was available 24/7 for me he never missed a call! John Gale and Elite Flavors Catering, you did a great job! I would definitely use elite Flavors Catering again.

Ma'idah Catering Co.
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Carleen R.
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Loved the Chef! On time, food was awesome!

Enjoi Catering
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Quanda S.
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I give two thumbs up for Enjoi Catering! I made a last minute decision to throw an Anniversary Party For My In-laws and Enjoi Catering came through for me and I was able to concentrate on my guest list and decorations. I gave them my request and They handled everything else. I was even able to sample my menu. My Menu consisted of Lamb Chops, Asparagus, Lobster Maccaroni, Crab Cakes and Shrimp Salad. Everything was delicious. With the Holidays coming up I'll definitely be in touch with Enjoi Catering. 👍👍

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley C.
Verified review

Chef Yuri is one of the best!!! She made my experience amazing!!! Her knowledge and love of food is immaculate and I definitely will have her on my next event...

S.M.A.S.H Culinary
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cheena M.
Verified review

Chef Chris is absolutely wonderful! He has provided private chef services and catering service for my family and we were genuinely thrilled with both his food and service! He comes Highly recommended!

Lazy Susan Kitchen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
S. D.
Verified review

Donna Laveran is an exceptional chef, and we are fortunate to have found her. She is excellent at catering to specific dietary needs as well as various preferences within the family, and she is always reliable and open to suggestions. Her meals are diverse and flavorful and something we all look forward to every week. I strongly recommend Lazy Susan Kitchen!

Be My Guest
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Kristine S.
Verified review

I love the convenience of this service. I work late and sometimes don't have time to make a meal, so knowing that something is in the fridge ready to go is amazing! The food is DELICIOUS. All fresh ingredients, super tasty and good for you! Bonus delivery to my door from my awesome chef. I even gave my pyrex containers to "go green" and they put my meals in them. I can easily pop them in my toaster oven to heat things up.

Cuisine Inspirations, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 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 !!!!

Doug Brown Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Lori O.
Verified review

Chef Doug has cooked for me on several occasions. He has a wealth of food knowledge and experience. He is timely, tidy, and professional. Pictured below is a salad with pickled strawberries, grilled chicken, dandelion greens, Gorgonzola, strawberry vinegarette. The other is monkfish on rice with a side of sea beans and accented with lemon zest.

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