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Albuquerque Home Chefs

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Mon Amis Personal Chefs
from 32 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim K.
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Mon Amis Personal Chefs provided prompt and professional service. The food was excellent and the set-up/clean-up was superb! This was out first experience with them and they exceeded our expectations. We will definitely use them again!

  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny E. O.
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Julia was our Chef for a Yoga Retreat in Austin, Texas. She did an amazing job of preparing and presenting, Vegan and Gluten Free options for us. It was a three day two night Retreat with 20 people. Food was always on time, and the thoughtfulness and energy that went into the meals were felt by everyone. She did an amazing job coming into a kitchen and space that she had never seen before. We provided a Sous Chef for her, she provided Christine with detailed instructions making the process flawless. So glad Julia was with us!! And we miss her in Austin!

Chef Myra
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy G.
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I was a guest at one of Chef Myra's dinners so I can't rate the value honestly. The meal was delicious and Myra is very professional. She is a home chef for a friend of mine and I have been able to taste and enjoy many of the dishes she has prepared over the months. Lucky me!

The Cuisinarian
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Charles B.
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For about a year now Shirley has been our personal assistant as well chef. I don't know how we managed before without her. Eating good fresh healthy food all the time has changed our lives. And she also keeps us organized. And all in two afternoons a week. You have to try her out, you won't be sorry.

Chef George Catering
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bob M.
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We walked in the house after a military service and the smell of Greek food and the presentations were just beyond belief. Large trays of freshly cut melons along with a large tray of freshly cut meats and cheeses greeted us. Chef George also had Greek macaroni, greek chicken, Greek potatoes, and a Greek salad prepared and ready for the large group that was assembling at our home. Then there was the freshly made chocolate pies and cakes, which were just fabulous. What a pleasure it was to have everything beautifully prepared when we arrived. The food was prepared and tasted just like my grand mother used to make for us. Our thanks goes out to Chef George for the perfect ending to a difficult day for all of us. Chef George's knowledge and experience produced an experience that surpassed all of our expectations. Chef George comes very highly recommended for any event.

Gwen's Mindful Meals
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Annette S.
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Gwen was literally a life saver for me I was in New Mexico for some alternative treatment and met her along the way. She was able to provide delicious food and warm support. I was able to discuss health concerns (and she knew what I was talking about) and be able to have creative food options because of her. I was only using food prepared in my home because of my program and I not only didn't feel deprived I experienced better food than I could have found outside. I gave Gwen a raise after she had been working for a short time because I didn't' want to loose her. I am back East now and I miss her laugh and energy as well as the food. She radiates sunshine.

Jennifer Quigg
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jason T.
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My wife and I bought our first home and we wanted to throw a house warming party. Jenn was very professional and was able to come on board last minute and get everything ready on time, and on budget. Everyone enjoyed her food, her company, and had many compliments and would definitely have her cater many more parties. Zoe was surprised and disappointed that there were hardly any leftovers. I would highly recommend Jenn to my friends and family.

  • 7 years in business

I can tailor any food and any style for any situation imaginable. I believe in using the freshest, most flavorful products and produce that's available.

  • 6 years in business

It's deliciousness.


I am a professionally trained Chef. I specialize in smaller events, ranging from cooking demos to meals and meal planning. I also cater to special needs and diets. I am also very friendly and personable.


I use fresh and organic products that are sourced locally and regionally to prepare seasonal menus that are balanced and tasty!


I specialize in natural, organic, whole foods vegan and macrobiotic cooking. I taught cooking for 35 years and offer personal chef services and private cooking classes. I can do either of these on a part-time basis.

  • 13 years in business

I have a lot of experience working with high end guests in the luxury hotel business. I come with the highest standards of service.


I am a professionally trained chef and am able to create delicious meals that will burst with flavor and tantalize your senses. I am able to create a variety of meals, and there are no restriction on what I know to cook. I understand that there are many dietary restrictions and can work around them.


Personal chef and catering services are offered from a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park effectively allowing him to provide the best version of any type of cuisine in existence!


We provide personal chef services for dinner parties and date night dinners in your home, as well as interactive cooking classes and custom menu preparation.


I am a classically trained personal chef using local and organic food, with a focus on ayurveda and healing traditions. Thank you for your interest. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.


I am providing excellent personal cooking services in my kitchen or yours. Various cuisines include Italian, French, New Mexican, and more.


I am an experienced and trained chef specializing in Italian, Asian, New Mexican, Continental and fine dining cuisine. I have over 17 years of experience in the industry.


I am an experienced chef with extensive background in satisfying clients. I can make various menus to your liking.


I provide a quality high end service maximizing on quality fresh bold flavors. I do what I do out of love to share what I've been taught by other great chefs I've worked under. The idea is to have fun enjoy the kitchen and bring family's and friends together .

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How much do private cooking lessons cost?

You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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