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Browse these meal preparation services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Garden City.

Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 125 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen D.
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Ellen catered our Christmas Eve dinner. She did appetizers, main course and dessert. Everyone was very please with the meal. When speaking to her I was a little nervous because she seemed overwhelmed and harried. It was Christmas time and I know she was busy, but she delivered what she promised and on time. It was the first time we had ever catered a holiday meal so we were concerned about the quality. Not to worry, Ellen provided a delicious meal and we did not have the prep and clean up so really enjoyed time with our family. Thanks Ellen!

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Provencharly
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Anthony A.
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Charly cooked a three course meal for 15 people. Great. Love the soup (tomato soup with black truffle) and prosciutto salad was phenomenal and salmon with vegetables was very good.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joseph J.
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We just enjoyed the greatest gift - a 5 course meal prepared in our NYC coop by celebrity Chef , Chris Nirschel !!! As many awesome restaurants as there are in NYC none could match this in home extravaganza . Check him out online - 5 stars from us !

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Katie K.
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Bacco Catered Events is the best in the business. If you are thinking about hiring a chef for a catered party please stop wasting your time and just go with these outstanding professionals who are a joy to work with and make delicious food. I used them for the first time a few weeks ago (14 June) for an important business dinner and everything from planning a menu to clean up was expedient, professional and the food was - according to every guest - superb! In addition to world class cuisine - They even get the little things right (knowing the VIPs and serving them first, remembering drink preferences, monitoring supplies etc). Every single guest commented on the delicious food and excellent service. I entertain often personally and professionally and this was a stand out experience which ensures I will be a repeat guest. Chef Lauren was very accommodating about a couple of specific dietary restrictions and those folks were also delighted with the outcome - they felt they really had a meal customized for them. Chef Lauren and the servers really worked as a team for a flawless experience. I can not recommend this service highly enough.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
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Ingrid J.
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Food was delicious! Wayne was great from the beginning to the end of the planning and actual dinner. His food and service were outstanding. He pays attention to detail and delivered exactly what I requested. We had a 5 star restaurant experience right in our dining room.

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Amoraco
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ashleigh D.
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Tamara did an amazing job at our co-ed baby shower. We live in a NY apartment and so Tamara had to prepare in a NY-sized kitchen. The preparation and delivery was flawless and the food was delicious. At the end, she cleaned up within a half hour and left the kitchen spotless. Tamara makes sure you have zero stress when it comes to the food (and drinks if you choose!).

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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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  • 68 years in business
  • 86 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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  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
STACEY F.
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Erika not only prepared a wonderful meal for us, but also cultivated a relaxing atmosphere with her poise and gentle presence. She clearly is an expert in her craft, and our clean plates were a testament to that. It was a pleasure working with Erika and we would recommend her services to anyone! Thank you Erika for making my mom's birthday such a special memory marker!

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Mirabell Catering
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan B.
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The meal and service were excellent and at the end of the meal, everything was cleaned up perfectly

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
George H.
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Peter is not only a very talented chef, but also a lovely man and a pleasure to be around. Peter has prepared meals for myself and my family regularly over the last year and has been a huge success with us all. I unreservedly recommend anyone to try Peter's excellent work. You will be extremely happy. :)

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  • 22 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
James C.
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My wife and I eloped in Paris, and were looking to plan a reception for friends and family with a French theme. After trading a few messages on Thumbtack, Laura came to our home with a selection of French appetizers. With only a few suggestions from us, Laura did some research and prepared a few French dishes for a tasting while we discussing a plan for the party. We talked menu, logistics and pricing while tasting Laura's fantastic creations. We went with Laura because she shared our enthusiasm for the French theme and because she has a great attention to detail. Since we didn't plan our reception before eloping, we only had a few weeks to put everything together. Laura was instrumental in helping us plan our party for ~140 guests on such short notice. She immediately put us in touch with a rental company and prepared a list of necessary items for us to order. Laura and her staff showed up ~2 hours before the start of cocktail hour. They set up all of the tables according to our floor plan and stocked three full bars. Because of her planning and her helpful, organized and polite staff, cocktail hour and dinner went off without a hitch. The guests raved about Laura's French appetizers, entrees and desserts. After supervising the food preparation throughout the night, Laura herself came out to the dessert station to make crepes hot-to-order for our guests. This was such a nice added touch and really highlights Laura's dedication to her craft. I have full confidence that Laura can prepare any menu and any dish. She is a talented chef and, with her staff, she runs a flawless party. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for any event, and I'd especially recommend Laura if you have something specific in mind.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Bridget J.
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Chef Monterrosso provided a delicious lunch for a group of hungry military personnel. Thank you Chef for a well prepared meal!

  • 6 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Philip I.
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I would highly recommend Chef Stenneth. In addition to a great meal, he was very attentive and made sure everyone had the right meal (some people had some major dietary restrictions in my party of 5). I asked for some special wine as well and he delivered as promised. He is a true professional, and deserves all the stars available.

Melissa D'Elia
4.7
from 40 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Chris R.
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Chef Melissa hosted my mother’s 70th dinner. The meal was obviously excellent but she was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She was very helpful creating a special menu that satisfies all the vegans and meat eaters in my family. She was so good with the kids my daughter regularly asks when we will see her again.

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Chef Via Melissa
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Angela R.
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Melissa's cooking event was incredibly informative! I learned so much about nutrition, detoxing, and food preparation. The juice and meals she prepared exceeded my expectations and were wildly delicious!

Taste Our Legacy, LLC
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Ann M.
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I wanted an old-fashioned Sunday dinner with my brothers, their spouses, my children and grandchildren. Yvonne was terrific with suggestions and equally terrific with the preparation of the food! Everyone had a relaxing Sunday afternoon with a delicious meal! Lots of laughter and talking and no worries about food. Thank you, Yvonne!

  • 8 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Allie C.
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Gordon served as a fantastic prep chef for our DOLE Get Up And Grow first prize event. We greatly appreciated his positive attitude, personality, and diligence in preparing the meal. His passion for health and wellness shined through!

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Dianne D.
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel W.
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Dianne was professional, prompt, and made amazing food! She was easy to work with ahead of the dinner, and went above and beyond to provide a special meal for my group.

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Faye B.
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I have had the great pleasure of being a customer and guest on several occasions of Cornbread26's catering services. Each time I was blown away by their outstanding customer service, food quality and flavor, and beautiful execution of the event's decor. Claude and Craig work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that their clients don't have to worry about a thing except for enjoying the experience and the food.

Chef Nirva Llorca LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ashish S.
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Excellent experience. Chef Nirva cooked a three course meal, Mediterranean inspired, for my birthday for myself and 9 guests. She made the hummus from scratch and the lamb meatballs were my favorite. The main course was a light yet flavorful rosemary chicken, followed by a chocolate dessert. Chef not only presented the dishes just like at a restaurant, but she explained to everyone how she made the dishes. Thanks so much for making my birthday a great experience!

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