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Brooklyn Home Chefs

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 140 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shane K.
Verified review

I would highly recommend Renegade Outpost to my colleagues, family, and friends. I planned a cocktail party and had a short lead time to coordinate food and beverages. I reached out to 4 potential chefs and Chef Ellen's response was very prompt. She concisely outlined my options and was able to put together a diverse, seasonal food and beverage menu that fit my budget. We were able to finalize the plans in 24 hours. Her team showed up the day of the event and quickly set up. All I had to do was provide a table and they took care of all the other details. Our menu consisted of 6 passed hors-d'oeuvres and an outdoor bar. The hors-d'oeuvres were hearty and flavorful, and each one was better than the next. Many of my guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food. When hosting a party, the last thing I want to do is worry about serving my guests food and drinks. Her team was friendly, professional, and provided excellent service. I would definitely hire Chef Ellen again.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 89 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy S.
Verified review

My 11 year old son loves his private cooking lessons in our home with Chef Chris. Chef Chris is energetic and talented and blows my son away as they create various meals without a recipe. He’s learning knife skills, various cooking techniques, flavoring and seasoning, and plating. My son is learning so much while having so much fun. And our family gets a delicious dinner when the lesson is done!

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kandace H.
Verified review

Bacco Catering provided exceptional service at our recent corporate event. The staff was friendly and accommodating, and the food was fabulous! Chef Lauren is quick to respond to any questions/concerns. We will definitely be using them for our future NYC area events. Highly recommended!

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Amoraco
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan T.
Verified review

Tamara is simply AMAZING! She is not only an extremely capable and very talented chef, but is also a consummate professional. She knew exactly the type of food that would lend itself to our organization and the event. We had nothing to worry about. Tamara catered a 300 person event for us and people are still raving about her delicious and creative food items. She is a joy to work with and helped make our Benefit an incredible success. Thank you Tamara!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
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Last weekend I hosted a 50th Anniversary Dinner Party for my parents. Chef Dan worked with me to put together a menu that would satisfy both the adults and the teenagers in our large family. The food was amazing, each course topping the one prior and the servers he brought were fabulous as well. It was an important evening for my parents and Chef Dan made it a night to remember. I would highly recommend him and hope to hire him again in the future.

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  • 68 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Frances R.
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Do you want to know the definition of Excellence? Hire Luisa c/o De Cicco's Event Planning! I have never worked with a more professional, friendly company. Luisa has a way of catering to her client's and making them feel like they're at the top of her priority list. If you need her, drop her an E-mail and she IMMEDIATELY gets back to you. Need a personal Chef to teach you how to cook? Luisa can connect you with top of the line quality professional's that KNOW what they're doing in the kitchen. I'm currently taking lesson's from her Chef and I went from being a novice who's food was either bland, burnt and completely un-edible, to a person who can now chop, dice and make a meal so good, my family calls me asking me to cook for them again. Luisa and her staff are so friendly, so welcoming and very attentive to the needs of the client. Luisa has done a fine job in picking her staff and I’m extremely happy I hired her company because it was worth every penny.

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Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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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HighLife Productions LLC
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Chef Aless
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison R.
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Amazing meal and easy to work with. I have hired many chefs but Aless was one of the best. All my guests were impressed.

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Kulinary Kings
4.7
from 49 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Delsheka P.
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Great experience & amazing food. Chef Greg had a passion for cooking and it showed ! Can’t wait to do it again

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  • 9 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott K.
Verified review

Melissa was great. We had an in-depth conversation up front about our dietary restrictions including a shellfish allergy, a gluten sensitivity, and a dairy sensitivity within our party. Overall, we were aiming for a vegan meal. She worked with us and gave us multiple suggestions on dinner options based on our likes and dislikes. She even came by the house to provide samples of her dishes before the event. The night of the event, she did a great job executing appetizers, dinner, and dessert. The food was delicious and she left our kitchen in better shape than she found. I highly recommend Melissa as your next personal chef!

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan C.
Verified review

5 + Stars. Peter is an exceptional talented and skilled chef. His food and presentation are impeccable and he is lovely to work with. He prepared a unique Texas themed menu and the Texans said it was the best brisket they've ever had--that is a true compliment. Thank you Peter--Susan C.

T&C Catering
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Gabrielle B.
Verified review

I booked Carol's catering company for two events that my organization had two days in a row. Our first reception event we had appetizers and 2nd day luncheon had entrees and sides. All of the food was absolutely delicious and perfectly prepared! Carol's staff is professional, courteous, and most of all - prompt! They arrived right on time for every event, set up quietly and did not disturb the guests at all. Everyone was immensely pleased. They even gave us to-go containers to take dishes home. And believe me, we took it home!

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

Tara is an outstanding chef! Her food is well thought out to suit the needs for your special event. It is delicious and artfully presented from her own recipes. Tara creates a one of a kind, personalized menu. She listens to what your desires are for your party and works with you to achieve a fabulous result! The food is well timed enabling your event to run smoothly and on time. She is gracious and more than willing to intermingle with your guests if that is your wish. Her staff is excellent and very well presented. The entire operations was flawless and extremely professional! I had a four course dinner party for ten people at my home. Tara paired wines for each course which were excellent choices. Everything was so fresh and exquisite! Tara and her staff left my kitchen immaculate with everything in its place. Each one of my guests is now raving about Tara Ciannella and her entire operation!

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 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!

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JP's Delicacies LLC.
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mackenzie S.
Verified review

JPs Delicacies is run by chef and owner, John Paul. He was experienced and was able to work around all of my special requests. Best food I have had in a long time, highly recommend!

JP Fine Foods LLC
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea W.
Verified review

I was looking for a personal chef to help me bc I was malnourished from starving due to IBS and fear of food. Jeffrey is kind, compassionate and supportive. He asked me about my food allergies ( there are many) he spoke to my nutritionist, and made sure to adhere to everything carefully. While it was still hard for me to eat I was eating again! Jeffrey is an amazing chef and made me foods I can’t normally eat /find bc of my food intolerances. He is creative and has helped me with my fear of food . I highly recommend Jeffrey for any job that requires personal chef who is both compassionate, talented and professional. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Clarendon Cuisines LLC
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
William P.
Verified review

did a cooking class with the chef. He seemed very knowledgeable about technique and quality. He explained everything clearly. Me and my girlfriend had a great time learning how to make new dishes that we still use till this day. Chef Christopher is awesome!

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Chef Nirva Llorca LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sean R.
Verified review

We had a casual get-together and chef Meade is a good meal with some attention to training. We have a delightful birthday affair.

Serenity's Chef Service
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Alicea S.
Verified review

WOW!!!! I hired Chef Maria for my event this weekend and got so much more than i expected. Chef Maria offered us a soft sampling a few days prior to the event to ensure we were pleased with the menu selected, I WAS BLOWN AWAY!!! Then the day of the event she came 30 minutes early to help set up (btw amazing eye for detail), which was great because it was only me and my best friend and it was a lot of work. Anyway, i leave to get ready and when i return i am knocked off my feet!! The place is so vibrant and the food fragrance was amazing. As my guest arrived they too were in awe. As the party progressed it got even better. Chef Maria was interactive with my guest she didn't just stand there and mechanically hand out meals, she carried light conversation, she even had a cocktail centerpiece included in her package that was just a delight to watch be served. I wish i could post pictures here!! Hands down this Chef was the best experience i've had in a while(and get this she's like soooo young), HIRE HER you can thank me later lol! Ali'Cea

Baar Baar
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Lovelene Madassery
Verified review

Baar baar is a great place for contemporary Indian food . Its one of the best Indian restaurants I have been to! A lot of thought and creativity has been put in to make dining at baar baar a memorable experience . The food is not only delicious, but also a visual treat . Chef Sujan Sarkar is truly an artist when it comes to transforming each dish into a masterpiece. I would definetly go back again baar baar!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Catering (Drop-off)

Brooklyn, NY

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Mexican / Latin
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    25-50
  • Budget per person
    $10-$20 per person
  • Details
    The party will take place on a rooftop. Will need to be set up.
  • $580.98
    Average price

Need On-Going Meal Delivery Service

Brooklyn, NY

  • Meal preparation frequency
    A few times a week
  • Meals needed
    Dinner
  • Head count
    2
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Day preference
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Time preference
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    We are trying to eat healthy, well balanced meals that are relatively low in carbohydrates.
  • $138.33
    Average price

Need pastry chef services

Brooklyn, NY

  • Pastry type
    Other (Mini Tier Cakes)
  • Number of guests
    Fewer than 30
  • Details
    15 miniature wedding cakes. My colors are plum, deep magenta, and navy. My theme is puzzle pieces.
  • $650
    Average price
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