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Hempstead Chefs

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 125 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
Christine Y.
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"This was the best food!" EVERYONE Ellen catered to for our dinner last evening could not get over how delicious their meals were. There are not enough words of gratitude I can share with her or any of you who are considering to hire her for your event. Ellen is concise when reaching out with her menus, her menus are organized by cuisine (making it easy to discuss), her response time is excellent, there are no hidden last minute charges, she shows up at the agreed time, is able to work in a challenging kitchen (we are in an office with a no flame policy and she made do with sternos), her food presentation is attractive and appetizing, and she is an absolute gem to work with. I have been in the food and beverage industry for 20 years, worked with many many chefs and Ellen is the real deal. Our group was falling behind and dinner service was delayed by close to 45 minutes. She made sure the main courses were still hot and of the best integrity, which is difficult to do when serving poultry and fish. Everything was seasoned beautifully with a variety of flavors with each course. Truly, the whole experience was magical and I can't wait to work with her again. Thank you so much Ellen!

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Provencharly
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Natasha R.
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Charly was an amazing chef. Everyone loved the food and there was so much left over. Thank you!

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
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Jess G.
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Chef Chris catered the New York City Food and Wine festival for my company and to say he hit the mark is an understatement. His outgoing personality right off the bat made the overall experience absolutely incredible. He was sincere in his work and in his responsibility to get the job done. The food was beyond epic. He had this amazing appetizer that was out of this world called the Perfect Bite. And let me tell you--it was more than perfect! It had to be one of the most amazing things I have ever tasted. It was perfectly smoked crispy prosciutto, brie cheese, and granny smith apples. The combinations of flavors were mouth watering. I, along with everyone else at the festival kept on coming back for more. It was such a hit! His staff was also extremely professional and did such a tremendous job getting the food together. There was never a moment someone was not at our booth trying the food. The feedback from my team and reactions from the people at the festival were overwhelmingly wonderful. He was such a great advocate for my company and I cannot wait to book him again for another event. I truly cannot say enough about this guy.

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
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Joyce K.
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I found Bacco Caterers on Thumbtack. I was impressed with the five stars and the reviews, so I contacted Chef Lauren to begin to see if she was the caterer for us—and was she ever! Joyce and I wanted to include our friends and family in our marriage anniversary celebration in our Brooklyn home. We are novice Open House hosts and Lauren advised us re details we would never have thought of, including in our menu selections. Her staff, chef Amanda and sous chef Laura, created freshly made hors d’hoeuvres in our kitchen as the party occurred, superb finger food that was varied, interesting, and delicious! People, including us, loved it. The servers Karen, Tony, and Kevin, and bartender Elroy were unobtrusively attentive and friendly to our guests. Our party took place on two floors and the yard, and the staff kept the food appearing and the empty glasses disappearing with seeming effortlessness. Many guests commented on how comfortable they made everyone feel, contributing to the general sense of joyousness. In spite of our request for no gifts, or perhaps because of it, many of our 50 guests brought flowers. As soon as I was handed the bouquets, Tony would appear and would arrange them in vases I had directed him to when flowers first arrived. I was free during the whole party to visit with my friends and family. I, who am not a party-person, enjoyed myself fully during this celebration, and I am grateful to Chef Lauren and her staff for the many ways (including a fantastic clean-up) they helped make that possible. Inez

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  • 7 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
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Gianfranco F.
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A perfect experience. I would recommend these chefs to anyone. I used it for a 1 year wedding anniversary and absolutely loved it. Don't think twice at hiring these guy!

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Amoraco
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Jason H.
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I hired Tamara and her team to take care of my Husband's 30th birthday cocktail party in our apartment. I am so impressed by the level of quality and professionalism I received. From the initial consultation to the spectacular event and with a fast and detailed cleanup, I couldn't have wanted more. Chef Tamara is a gifted Chef with creative menu options and my guests were all so impressed with the cuisine. I have several events a year and look forward to Chef Tamara and he amazing staff take care of them for me. My only regret is that I took so long to write a review as this website kept failing several times when I have tried. Thank you Chef Tamara for doing what you obviously love to do!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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Anthony D.
Verified review

For two years in a row, Chef Dan has catered our holiday party and both events have been a huge success with no small thanks to Dan's cooking and his partner in crime, Brianna's bartending. Amazing food, excellent service, outstanding value.

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  • 68 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer L.
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This was a special dinner for two. Everything from start to finish was perfection. Steve (our chef) was friendly, talented, and thoughtful. I can't recommend this experience highly enough.

Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Helene D.
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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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  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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It was a joy to have Erika come cook for us. For health reasons, we require extremely low carb, but vegetarian meals. With her nutrition and chef expertise, Erika suggested a number of options to us by email. We picked a few, and then she sent a very specific, easy ingredient list along. She came to the house to cook while I was at work and when I returned home, there were delicious meals made for the week, labeled with instructions, and the kitchen looked cleaner than before she had come! The entire process was so seamless and efficient. Most importantly, the food was DELICIOUS .. definitely the tastiest (and healthiest) meals we've had at home in a long, long time! I couldn't recommend her more highly.

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Chef Aless
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica D.
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I used Chef Aless for my husbands birthday. She was unbelievably easy to work with. Planned the perfect menu to match my explaination of what I wanted; showed up on time; and had all of my guests raving about how incredible the food was...... including my Mother-in-law, whom was not crazy about me having it catered due to some past experiences. She was even going on about how great it was. I would definitely recommend Chef Aless and will use her again in the future.

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Mirabell Catering
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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DeAnn B.
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I hired Chef Martin and his team (server + bartender) to cater my mother's 70th birthday, and they did NOT disappoint. Throughout the planning process, Chef Martin was very helpful and accommodating. Not only did he send a variety of menus for review, but he also helped customize the menu to make the event extra special. It's been almost a week since the party, but the guests are still raving about the food...the pulled pork + buttermilk biscuit sliders were phenomenal!! And the shrimp and grits... to die for! The service was also top notch - a complete package. In fact, several guests have asked for his contact information, should they require a caterer in the future. A huge thanks (again) to Chef Martin and his team. You made my mother's birthday truly unforgettable!

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HighLife Productions LLC
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer O.
Verified review

Best experience ever. We needed a bartender for a private birthday party I was organizing for my boss and took a chance on hiring HighLife. Not only did we get a bartender but we got Tyler himself - the owner of HighLife. He was amazing. Our chef we hired from a different company was a disaster and Tyler took it upon himself to help serve the meals, set the tables with wine glasses, pour water/wine throughout dinner, not to mention making the best margaritas on the planet. Extremely reasonable prices with top notch service that is so hard to find these days. Next party I organize I will simply call Tyler. Whether I need a bartender, chef, catering, etc - HighLife will be my only phone call. Thanks for everything!

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  • 22 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Kerri W.
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Backyard BBQ party with grill chef, serving staff

  • 6 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca G.
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Chef Grant was great!!

Melissa D'Elia
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Charles D.
Verified review

Chef Melissa created an event for my wife's birthday that was the most delicious, elegant, relaxed and wonderful evening. She was punctual, professional and created the perfect evening from start to finish! She was the party planner and chef rolled into one! I cannot wait to hire her for our next event!! Thank you Chef Melissa!

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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Soraya R.
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Chef Dave's food was delicious! My guest are still talking about his meatballs! Chef Dave was efficient with delivery and set up. I would hire Chef Dave for my future events and highly recommend him!

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Chef Via Melissa
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica P.
Verified review

Chef Melissa taught a cooking class for myself and 4 friends. She was very fun and informed us on proper cutting technique. We had a lot of allergies/food restrictions and Melissa was very easy to work with regarding these. Her recipes were healthy and delicious! Our menu included Sweet Potato Fritattas, Cod w/ Mango Salsa, Baked breaded artichoke hearts and Almond Butter Cups. We had a great time and would highly recommend her!

  • 8 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Rosemarie M.
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Gordon Volunteered at our lunch event ! We had no Chef for our lunch event .we had a last minute cancel from a chef Gordon stepped right in and offered us his services for no cost to organization. His food was amazing ! He did a wonderful job helping our organization! Our lunch event was a hit ! Gordon is a great Chef with a big heart ! Thanks for all your help Rosemarie from Harmony Cafe

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Exceptional Events Services
4.6
from 19 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Dominic H.
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Let my start by saying we have used Gina and her staff on many occasions at our home on the East End as well as in Manhattan. I can guarantee you that the service and quality is outstanding. I have recommended her to many of our friends and family. From planning the event to making sure it ran smoothly the day of, her organization and professionalism was top notch. Her bartenders, servers, chefs are one of a kind. I highly recommend using her!!! Kathy S.

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Kimberly C.
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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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