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New York Personal Chefs

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  • 7 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!

Melissa D'Elia
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Just paid a deposit to book Melissa for my event next weekend. Yay!!!!!! This is the 1st time I have hired a professional chef to cater for our monthly dinner party and had a lot of questions and concerns before going into it. Melissa has been extremely prompt, professional and patient in addressing all of my issues and I am really looking forward to working with her. I am confident my event will be a great success and I will be sure to post some more reviews/photos thereafter.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 87 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Heather B.
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I hired Chris to prepare a 3 course meal plus passed apps and dessert for an intimate gathering in my home this past weekend. This was my first time hiring a chef for a personal event and it couldn't have gone better. Chris is professional, yet engaging and the food was fresh and delicious. The experience was further enhanced by the personalized service and wine pairing suggestions provided by Roman. Chris brought everything he needed with him and you could eat off the floor by the time he left. Chris and Roman also worked wonders my meager dinnerware and serving utensil options (note to self to fix that for future parties). As a special touch, Chris even whipped up some homemade mac and cheese for our younger guests. I will absolutely hire Chris and again and if you are smart - you will too.

JP's Delicacies LLC.
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Musi Q.
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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!

Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Andrew C.
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I hired Erika for a custom home cooking lesson as a Christmas gift for my girlfriend and she certainly lived up to the billing as a 5 star rated chef/instructor. From scheduling to preparing the menu and lesson to being exceedingly personable and helpful in our little kitchen, Erika was extremely professional and easy to work with from beginning to end. I would highly recommend Erika to anyone looking for either a personal chef or in-house cooking lesson. She is knowledgable about a wide range of food and cooking techniques, flexible with menu choices, a friendly and outgoing presence in the kitchen, and most importantly, she is a tremendous chef! We learned a ton, had a great time, and had plenty of leftovers that we enjoyed for a week afterwards.

  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Zalena S.
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I hired the chef to go to my daughter Apt. for a special birthday and wedding Anniversary and she said the experience was great and the chef was so nice and professional she would definitely refer him to anyone who wants to have a private chef. My dealing with him to get organize with surprising my daughter was also great. Thank You chef Stinnett.

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Provencharly
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Vonetta D.
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What a great experience. This is the first time I had the personal chef experience for two. Charlie is a gentleman and an amazing cook. He let me sample some of the food before hand, also he was a great conversationalist. My boyfriend absolutely loved it. Best birthday gift ever. Will definitely use his services again.

Chef Denel
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer J.
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Overall I was pleased with her service. I liked the fact that hot food was delivered. This lets me know that it was freshly cooked. In addition every guest was pleased with the service. I would definitely recommend with a 100 percent rating.

Be My Guest
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Nate C.
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Having the team at Be My Guest prepare and deliver our meals for us each week has been nothing but a pleasure. We used to have to go to the grocery store on the weekends (at the busiest times, it seemed), spend our time and money where we didn't want to, and somehow still have wasted food at the end of the week. Chef Manzo knows the perfect blend of taste and keeping with a clean-eating diet, and using Be My Guest has allowed our busy weeks to become less hectic. I would recommend Be My Guest to anyone who is looking for an alternative option to going grocery shopping every week, or is tired of having to prepare lunches/dinners every day!

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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. :)

EATWELL NEW YORK EVENTS
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Elise L.
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I was hesitant to hire a personal chef online, but working with Chef Nicholas turned out to be a great experience. He was super friendly & professional. Most of all, the food was amazing. My friends couldn't stop talking about how great the food was. Thanks Chef Nicholas for making my fiancee's birthday dinner a success!

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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Donna F.
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We had Chef Dave here for my fiancee's 60th birthday. I admit I was nervous because I had never hired a personal chef and I didn't know Dave at all, other than the reviews I read. Dave put my fears to rest by his prompt replies, his friendly, yet professional demeanor and boy was I happy that he was early. Now for the food....we loved what he prepared. The crabcakes and Mozzarella Sushi delish and the chick and salmon entrees were fab!!! I'm not even a cheesecake lover and I couldn't get enough of that graham cracker cheesecake. And Chef Dave is personable, clean and has a wonderful attitude. I highly recommend him for any type of event or party and you will not be disappointed. Thanks Dave for making our night even more special!!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Claudia E.
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Don Arrington has been with Lend a Hand for many years providing us with outstanding service as a waiter, bartender and chef. His attitude is always positive and he will often go the extra mile to make sure our clients receive personalized care. He is professional,punctual, and has terrific social skills and because of his excellent job performance he is often requested by our clients repeatedly. Don Arrington is of tremendous value to our company and it is with great confidence that we highly recommend him. Claudia Egli Lend a Hand President

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Amoraco
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Susan T.
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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!

Engage Catering
3.7
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Alissa B.
Verified review

Chef Craig came to my house to cook dinner for 8 people to celebrate my mother's retirement. He sent me sample menus well in advance of the event and we chose our favorites from those menus. Chef Craig cooked to our preferences while also improvising using his creativity. He was very receptive to those of us who had dietary restrictions (vegetarian, food allergies), and adjusted the courses accordingly. He was easy to work with and the food was fantastic! He and his server left the kitchen spotless and they were both fun to talk to. I would absolutely use him again.

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Glen Cove, NY

  • Type of food preparation
    Personal meal - in-home service
  • Cuisine type
    American - casual
  • Details
    Two senior citizens who need daily meals prepared
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