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Trenton Meal Preparers

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  • 17 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
Verified review

I connected with Chef Tony via Thumbtack many months ago because I was interested in hiring a personal chef for a "girls' weekend" I was hosting in July. After communicating with Chef Tony just a few times, I knew, without a doubt, he was the right person for the job. Not only does have fantastic credentials, he also has a personality to match! Needless to say, my guests and I were beyond pleased with the meal and service provided by Chef Tony, not to mention Diane, the most amazing server I've ever met/seen! The food prepared by Chef Tony was absolutely delicious. That in itself would have made the evening great. BUT...when you couple that with the fact that he's a professional sommelier and does wine pairings throughout the entire dinner, the event was a huge success! I would absolutely hire Chef Tony again and have already recommended him to several friends.

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 102 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Brenda G.
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Chuck and Marie arrived at our In-Laws home introducing themselves to all and promtly began preparing a 3 course amazing meal for the 4 of us. The odeovers were fantastic. We are a fairly social family. Therefore Chuck an Marie answered all our curious questions about the wonderful food Chuck was meticulously preparing. Chuck took great care in presenting each course with a spot on description of each dish. Conversation between all of us was easy and fluent. We really enjoyed Chuck and Marie and appreciated the gifts they have been given to have prepared a very special meal to celebrate my mother-in-laws Birthday. We will be getting the word out to promote the fabulous service Chuck and Marie offer. We would hire them for any special occasion in the future. Thanks Chuck and Marie!!!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dennis M.
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Chef Dan was easy to work with and prepared an incredible three course meal for 10 people. Chef Dan dealt with all special dietary requests with ease, and brought in a mixologist to help with cocktails and wine pairings. Chef Dan was an integral part of the success of the night, and we would recommend him without reservation.

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Feast Caterer
4.8
from 56 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Shelley C.
Verified review

Our experience with Anton and his assistant was beyond amazing. Everyone has an expectatIon of how they want their event to be presented. From a sit down dinner wIth cocktail hour for 25 people in our home for thanksgiving. The PRESENTATION was phenomenal. it looked like a Norman Rockwell painting, the turkey, the ham, the gluten free dishes, all the family favorites that we requested. Done to perfection. This was the first holiday meal that I was able to enjoy my guests and not worry about cleaning up afterwards. Everyone raved about the food. Plenty of leftovers that didn't go to waste. We had take home containers for everyone. That was such a hit. That about 10 later we had our company holiday feast in our home catered by Anton. He was able to cater to all dietary needs. From vegan, to paleo, to very upscale palate pleasing dishes. So we challenged Anton one more time, for Christmas eve with our loved ones of 27 give or take. We asked him to do the Italian feast of the seven fishes. Omg is all I can say. What a presentation, from the cocktail hour before dinner, then our sit down dinner with mussels,scallops,clams, and crab. Then we had wrapped filet mignon cooked to order for each person along with grilled vegetables and an assortment of gluten free and vegan dishes to please everything. Even the homemade ice cream that Anton makes himself is yummy. He does not rush you to finish and I appreciated sooo Much. We had lil ones to tend to, so we didn't get a chance to all sit at once sometimes. Anton made us feel like a royalty in our castle, and he was our personal chef. If we could rate him at ten stars, that still wouldn't be enough. He is very versatile in his cooking and preparation and presentation of the meals he prepares. I recently switched sd cards in my phone, or I would have posted some pictures. When I locate,I will post. Price wise, he is reasonable and will work within your Budget and still give you the most enjoyable experience. Champagne dreams and cavier wishes should be one of Anton tag lines. I will say, in the future, the sooner you can plan your event, the better your chances of having Anton fulfill your desire to WOW your guests. Thank You Anton and family, for making our holiday gatherings something to remember .

Chef Kim's Kitchen
4.6
from 55 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew L.
Verified review

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.

Mendham Kitchen to Table
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Joann S.
Verified review

Francis was great! He prepared a great meal. He was well prepared, neat, and personable!! I’d hire him again!!!

Kulinary Kings
4.6
from 44 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Greg D.
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I hired Greg Evans and Kulinary Kings to cater a dinner party for 9. Because it was the first Friday in Lent, Greg needed to prepare meat and fish dishes. He prepared sumptuous shrimp skewers, chicken kabobs, mahi-mahi, wild rice and asparagus. It was not only delicious, but the portions were so generous I could have easily fed twice as many people. The food was delivered on time and perfectly prepared. Greg is a personable, flexible chef that was easy to work with in planning the meal. His delicious and creatively prepared food received rave reviews from all of my guests. I will definitely hire him again and highly recommend Kulinary Kings.

  • 9 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke W.
Verified review

Complete five star service. Every meal is crafted with its best organic ingredients and interesting creative flavors. You won’t be disappointed!!!

Celestial Touch Catering
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Angie F.
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Have had catering services on many occasions from Celestial Touch, one being my rehearsal dinner. The food consistently has great flavor and well presented. Have also had the pleasure of great service and much enthusiasm in the planning process for events.

F.I.G. Catering
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Christine E.
Verified review

This is will be my second time using FIG for a catered dinner at my home. On the previous occasion FIG delivered a tremendous five course meal. Not only was the food amazing, but they tailored a menu that was specific to my tastes, incorporating unique flavors and fresh ingredients. The wine was perfectly paired for each course and I could not have been happier with the service. Overall, myself and my guests had a wonderful evening and the best part was I didn't have to do a thing. I will definitely using FIG again this fall and also for the holiday season.

Dee-Lish..... registered LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ben D.
Verified review

Dena was excellent. Food and service were top notch. She was very flexible in developing ideas for the menu and arrived right on time. Delivering the food and plating on site made the entire experience very convenient. Pricing was great too. I would recommend Dee-Lish and use her again.

D'Lish
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Chris H.
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We used D'Lish for my wife's surprise birthday party. Deirdre was fantastic! I had never planned an event like this before and from the my first interaction with Deirdre, I knew the event was going to be great. She handled EVERYTHING -- rentals, liquor, setup, cleanup -- in addition to the excellent food our friends and family are still raving about. Not only that, but she also went far out of her way to ensure the entire meal, including dessert, was gluten free, even finding a dedicated gluten free bakery for the cake. Trust me when I tell you that you cannot make a mistake with D'Lish. For our next event, I won't even consider looking around. I'll just call Deirdre and know everything will be great, down to the smallest detail.

Enjoi Catering
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole R.
Verified review

Enjoi came out to our home and prepared such a delicious meal. Ronda was a pleasure to work with during the process of putting the menu together. Marcus is such a great chef! Professional, courteous... I can not say enough good things about Enjoi!!! Absolutely Loved!!!

Haven's Healthy Meals
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sharanjit S.
Verified review

I contacted Jaggi to help me with ongoing meal prep on a weekly basis. She delivered packaged meals to my door and they were absolutely delicious and healthy! I was looking to change my diet habits and eat less fat-I was looking to get toned and lose weight but my overall goal was to live a healthier lifestyle. Jaggi was very patient and personable over the phone and in person- she came up with a customized menu for me and we emailed back and forth until I was satisfied with my weekly menu. The meals are super convenient because they come in plastic containers that I pop in the microwave while at work and at home. I have been using Jaggi's meal prep for one month and am already feeling more energy and feeling more toned! Highly recommend!!!!

Elite Flavors Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine S.
Verified review

John cooked for my 6th wedding anniversary. He Took his time to sit down with me to come up with a menu that me and my husband would enjoy. We started off simple with a salad where chef John used his homemade vinaigrette, the main course was a little more complex as he did lamb/ lobster surf and turf and very delicious and we even ended with dessert that was to die for! John cooked everything in our own kitchen which was amazing. Him and his team stayed throughout the whole meal and cleaned up everything I think our kitchen was cleaner than when they got there haha It was a great pleasure to have John and his team cook for us!

LaTre'Bell Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Amber W.
Verified review

LaTre'Bell Catering provides a professional catering service. All the food was delicious and prepared well beyond my exceptation. I highly recommend LaTre'Bell for your next event, you will not be disappointed!!

Luna Cooking
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Virginia R.
Verified review

We needed help with food preparation when I needed surgery. Matt has good menu choices, and the price is quite reasonable. He delivered some great food on Tuesday and we are really looking forward to continued food deliveries from Luna Cooking.

  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Joey C.
Verified review

Tony has done parties for me, some under difficult conditions, and created some great memories for me and my friends. Whether its a pool party or a sit down dinner the food and service where excellent. I especially appreciated how hard he worked with me in terms of my budget and expectations. He makes the planning fun and the event something special..

  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy N.
Verified review

This was one of the most worthwhile classes I have ever taken! Chef Jamie came out to our house to teach my two teenage daughters and myself how to properly chop vegetables. He was fun, patient and extremely knowledgeable! We learned several different cuts and practiced on many vegetables and herbs. We made a delicious and healthy pho soup which we dined on at the end of the class. He even showed us how to make crepes and whipped cream from scratch. It was only a two hour session, but we feel like we learned skills and ideas that will stay with us for a lifetime! He brought handouts, recipes, groceries and any extra kitchen tools we needed. This would also be a fun idea for a ladies night or date night!

Food By T.A.Z.
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
Verified review

I have medical conditions that leave me exhausted after working 8 hour days. As a result, I would not have the energy to cook healthy meals. Our dinners included fast food, delivery or pre-packaged meals. When I found out that Traci, a friend of my sister, was in culinary school I approached her about becoming our personal chef and preparing 4-5 meals a week that are either ready to cook with minimal efforts or only needs to be reheated. In January 2015, we hired Traci as our personal chef. I provided Traci with some of our favorite recipes. A shared Pinterest board was also created to share online recipes. As my husband is a picky eater, finding recipes that he approves has been a challenge. Traci quickly learned acceptable foods and has been great about suggesting substitutions for recipes. After 2 months of working with Traci, I had to go on a low sodium diet. She had no problems modifying meals so they would be lower in sodium. Each week Traci prepares the next week’s meal plan by reviewing our approved recipes and requests for repeated meals. We review the meal plan and make changes as needed. Traci purchases the food while considering ingredients that she still has in stock. On the following day, she prepares the meals in her house. The meals are placed into glass dishes or covered disposable foil serving trays with copy of the recipes attached. After the meals are ready, I pick up them up at her house. The meals are then kept in the refrigerator (or the freezer) until I am ready to cook/heat it. We provide Traci feedback on each meal. Traci accepts our feedback well and takes into consideration our requests when making the meal again. The meals have been delicious and most have earned a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. The meals not receiving 5 stars were not a result of Traci’s meal preparation skills but due to the recipe, such as the seasonings. Prior to hiring Traci I was never fond of left-overs. Now I find myself excited to have left-overs. Traci has even gotten my husband to eat foods I never expected. My husband has eaten and really liked meals prepared by Traci that he did not like when made by myself or family. He has even eaten vegetables that he has refused to eat as he thought he didn’t like them. I highly recommend Traci Zammetti as a personal chef. Not only are our meals better tasting than I would make, but we are healthier as a result of the healthier meals and less stress in our lives.

S.M.A.S.H Culinary
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Felicia L.
Verified review

Chef Chris prepared a birthday dinner for my husband and I (and our infant daughter). He was a pleasure to have in our home and cooked an excellent meal. Chris was professional, kind and cooked everything to our liking. We had great conversation and the evening went exactly as I had hoped. We were able to enjoy a nice dinner in the comfort of our own home. We highly recommend Chef Chris.

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