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Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in New York.

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 133 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 220 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine Y.
Verified review

"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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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donelle B.
Verified review

From top to bottom Chef Chris was ON POINT! Constant communication, the ultimate professionalism, wonderful staff, beautiful set-up, and the most important part of it all - DELICIOUS FOOD! I can't say enough about how wonderful my experience was, and would not hesitate to recommend him for any gig, big or small. I am looking forward to the next event!

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Provencharly
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nathaniel A.
Verified review

Charly was extremely professional and great to do business with. He was on time with the drop off and his food was very well received by my guest. I will be using his services again in the future.

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathryn H.
Verified review

Chef Lauren and her team were fantastic. The food was great, and the service was more than I could ask for. Chef Lauren worked with me to make our nonprofit's event work on our budget, and she was wonderful to collaborate with on the planning. Many of our guests commented on the food, and the host was very pleased with the care they took in her apartment.

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Amoraco
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason H.
Verified review

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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  • 7 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gianfranco F.
Verified review

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!

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Caryn H.
Verified review

Chef Dan provided the food for my husband's birthday celebration this past summer. Having never hired a private chef before, I wasn't quite sure how things would turn out. I shouldn't have worried. Chef Dan was very accommodating and pleasant to work with in the planning stages while we worked out a menu. The food he cooked was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The day of the party, he was the ultimate professional, along with his wonderful team, allowing us to fully enjoy the party as they took care of all the details. Altogether, this was a wonderful experience and I would not hesitate to hire Chef Dan again for another function.

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  • 68 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Frances R.
Verified review

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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HighLife Productions LLC
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Chef Aless
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison R.
Verified review

Amazing meal and easy to work with. I have hired many chefs but Aless was one of the best. All my guests were impressed.

Most Wanted Chef LLC
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Laila R.
Verified review

Chef Alana made our first Father’s Day a huge success! From her menu creation for our private Father’s Day BBQ to her flexibility for taking on the job despite some circumstances - Chef Alana prepared an incredible meal that tasted amazing and made sure we were taken care of throughout the evening. Her flavors and cooking techniques clearly make her an expert in her field. On top of it all, she was very easy to work with and managed dietary preferences well. Her menu was thoughtful, elevated and elegant. I couldn’t have imagined a better event!!

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Kulinary Kings
4.7
from 47 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Greg D.
Verified review

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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Philip I.
Verified review

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.

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shermane B.
Verified review

When Chef Peter says he will "wow" you with his food and presentation, he doesn't disappoint. He suggested a creative, yet appropriate menu; presented a delectable dinner for 6; and left the kitchen in pristine order. If that weren't enough, it's a pleasure to work with this talented young man.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allyson M.
Verified review

via Melissa, or "Chef Melissa" as we call her, exceeded our expectations! We took her from her usual route of healthy food and asked her to run a cooking class so that children with Celiac Disease could make and enjoy cupcakes on the morning of Super Bowl Sunday. She was really flexible and provided what felt and looked like "regular" cupcakes but modified for strict gluten-free compliance and somehow they were a little healthy too! All natural. even organic and dairy-free where possible. The ages of children who attended ranged from 4-12 and she worked really well with everyone! She set up before we (event organizers) arrived and had a friendly helper with her. They were professional but the kids related to them very well. The parents were all pleased and her rate was really reasonable! Our support group doesn't make any money from events like this, parents paid her directly and she was accepting last-minute additions without any worries. I can't think of a single negative - in fact we'd like to work with her again this year! Oh, and she even took the work of finding a location away from us (we're 2 volunteers who run this group for our children and others). Next class, we'll go a little healthier and really take advantage of ALL that via Melissa has to offer our kids! :) Oh, and she's even sending us kid-friendly, healthy and gluten-free recipes for us to share with the families in our group! She really goes above and beyond!

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Now That Was A Great Party
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Isabell R.
Verified review

I hired Chef Doris Worthington and her team at "Now That Was A Great Party" to cater my sister's 75th surprise birthday party on Sunday, April 9, 2017. It was by far the best decision I could have made. I found their catering service through Thumb Tack, and took a chance to use the service, because all the coordination had to be done long distance; by telephone, text and Email. This catering service is Top Notch. They lived up to their word and their website advertisement. They were very professional and knowledgable about their customer's catering needs. Doris was able to offer several suggestions which helped to enhance the success of our party. Every detail was perfectly coordinated by the Caterer; from the table displays (which were beautiful), to the choice of colors to blend in with our color scheme; to perfecto food choices. The food was absolutely delicious. My sister was totally surprised and most pleased with the service and the food. We could not have asked for better service. We are very grateful to Chef Doris and her team at "Now That Was A Great Party". They certainly lived up to the business name. We had a great time and would not hesitate to use them again, and refer their service to others.

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F.I.G. Catering
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

What a crew! The chefs, waiters, bartenders were all knowledgeable and attentive to my guest's needs. Starting with the spring fling cocktail to the grilled watermelon dessert, all of the food and drink was superb.

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JP's Delicacies LLC.
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Musi Q.
Verified review

JP catered a party for us of about 40 adults and 20 kids and we had a great experience working with him - highly recommend his services! He was responsive and flexible during the planning phase, able to modify his gameplan day-of when our rooftop venue got rained out :( and prepped and served the food efficiently, beautifully and notably, without needing anything from us as hosts, letting us truly enjoy the party. On top of all that, all the guests loved the food itself and several have inquired about contacting JP for their own events. I’m happy to make those connections because JP is truly a great chef and a consummate professional!

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Chef Nirva Llorca LLC
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liz B.
Verified review

5 stars! Such a pleasure to work with and food was out of this world! Can't say enough good things about Chef Nirva! Can't wait to work with her again! I highly highly recommend her 😀

  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Antoinette T.
Verified review

Omg! The fried chicken was better than my southern-born grandmother’s. Beautiful presentation and the taste; out of this world! Not one complaint from my team. Plentiful, scrumptious and Chef Shawna was sweet and super accommodating. I cannot wait until our next staff retreat!!!! Bravo Brooklyn Kitchen Catering!

CarolCooks
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jake R.
Verified review

Amazing chef & delicious food! Can't go wrong hiring her. :)

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