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  • 4 years in business
  • 205 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

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!

Alison L.

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Chef Ellen was so great to work with. She responded quickly to the initial request and we put together a wonderful menu. She has so many amazing choices it was hard to choose! Her appetizers were so delicious and all our guests raved about them. This was the first time we had ever hired a private chef and Chef Ellen really made the night memorable and special. She was personable and friendly with all our guests but at the same time took her work very seriously and the flow of food was excellent all night. Thank you Chef Ellen!

Steven R.

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I had a party of about 40 people. Chef Ellen was helpful and honest - she described which of her dishes were 'crowd-pleasers' and which might be individualized for my crowd. In the end, everything was superb. The food was wonderful, the service was perfect. My guests were thoroughly pleased, as was I. I would definitely use Renegade Outpost again.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Sinead J.

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I hired Chef Charly as a personal chef for my birthday celebration. Chef is a professional and has a great passion for food. A few days before my celebration we discussed menu ideas and came up with a full menu which included 3 appetizers and main course. I love black truffles so the menu included the delicious flavor of black truffle oil and black truffles. The food was delicious and the plate presentation was like I was dinning at a Top Resturant. Charly came a few hrs before the party and started his magic in my kitchen. We started with a Farmhouse tomatoes soup crime fresh with black truffle oil. Bacon tart and leeks. Cantaloupe melon,prosciutto di Parma. Followed by the main course. Half Cornish hen, wild mushrooms, truffle mash potatoes, baby zucchini and ratatouille. The food was fantastic and watching a top chef create beautiful dishes in my own kitchen is an experience that I truly enjoyed. I will defiantly hire Chef Charly again and again. I am just waiting for another occasion to celebrate. Charly, expect a call from me in 2016.

Shaleen D.

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Chef Charly was excellent. I had planned on surprising my wife for our anniversary and he proved to be an excellent choice. Every dish he made was flavorful and tasty. My wife was vegetarian and Chef Charly was able to accommodate my request that tailor the menu accordingly. He was on time, prepared the dishes promptly. His arrangement was beautiful and as I said before the food even tastier. He was a pleasure to speak too and even gave us tips on how to prepare some of these items on our own. I am glad, that I went with him and would recommend him to everyone.

Sean C.

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Charly was brilliant! My husband surprised me with a private chef for our first anniversary dinner and Charly did not disappoint. He made delicious food in our tiny Brooklyn apartment. Already making plans to hire him again.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

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

Deann H.

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From our first conversation on the phone, I knew we had chosen the right caterer. Chef Lauren's energy and enthusiasm are contagious. Lauren and team arrived on time, set up everything and left our place spotless after the party. They were friendly, great at communication during the party planning stage, creative, trustworthy and were right on schedule. Lauren suggested excellent menu choices and presented delicious food and beverages offered by a very helpful, polished wait staff. We will definitely use Chef Lauren and her team again.

Linda E.

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We have used Bacco for three events now and I look forward to having them at our next party! Our guests rave about the delicious food and Chef Lauren and her staff could not be better to work with. I know that I do not have to worry about a thing when I hire Bacco. I would highly recommend this catering company.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Mackenzie A.

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Chef Chris and his team gave me the BEST birthday ever! The food was insanely delicious and the presentation had me and my guests in awe!! They were all so awesome. Clean, quick, and efficient. Chef Chris was the life of the party and he really goes above and beyond to make sure his guests are happy. I cannot wait to hire him again in the future, and I highly recommend him for anyone looking for a private chef!!! THANKS!

Amy S.

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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!

Tory R.

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We had an amazing experience with Chef Chris. He prepared a delicious four course meal for our family. Every dish was prepared perfectly; he even prepared little side dishes for the kids. The whole team did a great job, we would strongly recommend to anyone looking to hire a private Chef.

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Amoraco

5

(64)

  • 7 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Priscilla F.

Verified review

AMORACO CATERING DID AN EXCEPTIONAL JOB FOR MY PARTY! I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF HAVING THIS COMPANY CATER TO THE GUESTS OF ABOUT 40-45 @MY HUSBAND'S BIRTHDAY PARTY. AMORACO,WHOSE EXECUTIVE CHEF IS TAMARA SHENKLE PRESENTED THE OCCASION WITH PROFESSIONALISM, COURTESY, AND, ABOVE ALL-- MOUTH-CATERING CUISINE! AMORACO TOOK CARE OF EVERYTHING: TASTEFUL DECO' (MATCH FOR THE OCCASION), TABLE LININGS, CHINA, CUTLERY ETC.BIRTHDAY CAKE WAS WELL PREPARED AND DECORATED! THE FOOD WAS VERY FRESH, DELECTABLE AND DELICATE. THE MINI LOBSTER ROLLS, CRAB CAKES, MUSHROOM WONTONS WITH BLACK TRUFFLES ARE STILL A HUGE BUZZ AMONG SOME OF MY GUESTS. FRESH HOMEMADE GOURMET DOES REALLY MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN A WELL PREPARED CUISINE. WITH AN EXECUTIVE CHEF LIKE TAMARA, I WILL STRONGLY RECOMMEND AMORACO CATERING. MY HUSBAND WAS VERY HAPPY AND CONTENT.

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!

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!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

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.

Marcelo A.

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I wish there were more than 5 stars to give Chef Dan! We hired Dan for my birthday dinner this past weekend for 10 adults. He responded to my initial inquiry within an hour, helped me select a mouth watering menu, and accommodated my every request leading up to the event. His plating and service were beautiful, and his set up and clean up were seamless. And the food! It was better than we could've ever imagined. If you're thinking of hiring a private chef, you have to hire Dan. He made this birthday dinner a night the group will never forget. I am telling everybody I know about Dan, and I can't wait to work with him again!

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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  • 7 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 48 min

Wil C.

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I am a private chef, in Manhattan. Wayne helped me out with a party on the Upper East Side, for 35 people. His cooking skills were excellent, his demeanor was on par and the house staff really enjoyed having him work with us. Wayne Clarke is definitely my go-to guy when I need some more assistance in the kitchen!!!

Al P.

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This was last minute, and I haven't had better from chefs who had days to prepare. The menu was well suited to the occasion, the presentation was elegant and the taste good the the last bite. Thanks Wayne

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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  • 68 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

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.

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.

Sam L.

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Great Caterers, great food, great setup, easy to work with.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 35 min

Lauren K.

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My private cooking lesson with Erika was amazing! We spoke in advance about what type of meals I normally cook and what I wanted to work on. Erika really was such a pleasure to work with. She focused more on making me comfortable in my own kitchen and using different ingredients rather than harping on knife skills. I was blown away by how great everything turned out - restaurant quality food that I can actually cook again on my own in my kitchen!

Anastasia G.

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I met Erika and savored her cooking during a private week long health retreat in Hudson, NY. Erika's cooking was mouth watering, innovative and used local and mostly organic ingredients. All the participants also lost quite a few pounds that week while not feeling deprived and celebrating food! I strongly recommend Erika for catering, health retreats and teaching ....

Erica G.

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Erika is the onsite chef and nutritionists for our Destination Detox program. She is very knowledgeable, personable, easy to work with and her food is delicious (& healthy!).

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Chef Aless

4.9

(48)

  • 34 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Kathleen B.

Verified review

Chef Aless recently catered a high-school graduation party at our home in northern NJ. We had about 50 friends and family at the event and it was absolutely perfect! Chef Aless took my very basic idea for the event and developed it into a creative and delicious-sounding menu. She also came up with a great cocktail (Pimms & Elderflower) to complement to meal! Chef Aless took care of everything – she came early, set up, prepared the meal, served it and cleaned up afterwards. My family and I were totally free to enjoy ourselves, our guests, and the wonderful food Chef Aless prepared. All my guests commented on how excellent the food was and how beautifully it was presented. We wanted this party to be a very special event and Chef Aless ensured it was! Thanks, Aless!

Ashley K.

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Working with Chef Aless was wonderful. She was easy to communicate with, prompt, and kind. The food was absolutely delicious! Aless catered a New Years Brunch for a staff of 30 and everyone was blown away. We are looking forward to using her services again in the future.

Alan D.

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Chef Alessandro is great. I have been eating her food for years. Great caterer always professional. Would use again for any occasion.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

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!

Rachel T.

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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!

Eric A.

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Working with Tyler and HighLife Productions was great. Their mixologist prepared a cocktail menu for my party based on my likes and the bartender, Nate was very polite, attentive with the guest and made the best drinks.

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  • 19 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Philip W.

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Our intimate private dinner at my residence with Chef Marti was a great experience. The food was outstanding and chef was very accommodating. The steak in particular was cook to perfection. My guests only had great things to say about him. Highly recommended. We are looking forward having him back to other events! Philip

Nancy C.

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Mirabell catering served as a private chef for Father's Day dinner, party of ten. Everything was outstanding, everyone was raving about the food and service. He was also a Pleasure to work with, very flexible. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone and will use him again in the future.

Dan S.

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It was a wonderful food and service. I definitely like to ask him again and recommend others. This was our first time to have private chef at home and he is really professional and pleasant to work with. I wish to show some nice pictures of his food.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 24 min

Ann S.

Verified review

This was my first time working with a caterer for a private event. Peter's menu was unique and fresh for the summer, and everyone was really happy with it. He was awesome to work with and extremely flexible in changing the items of the menu from our first event to the next. He also took note of our VIP clientele and ensured that everything was top notch. Would definitely recommend him for any event going forward!

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. :)

Susan C.

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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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 0 min

Dana W.

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As someone who is obsessed with food, I know good from mediocre, and mediocre from just plain bad. I am also someone has ZERO capacity to cook for more than, like, 1-2 people at a time…tops 4….but I happen to have a big extended family and group of friends that LOVES to entertain and BE entertained. So, on one hand it’s great because it gives me LOTS of excuses to eat wonderful food to my heart’s content (yay cheat days!); on the other hand, I have panic attacks just THINKING about preparing for one of these parties in terms of planning menus, figuring out what and how much stuff to make, shopping, prepping, cooking, cleaning, etc My heart is actually starting to race right now just WRITING about it!!! However, about 7 years ago, I found my secret weapon. I was at an event my old job was hosting, and the food was AMAZING and so creative and delicious. The theme was gourmet comfort food, and I’ll never forget it because I LOVE comfort food, and the dishes they served at the event were such cool, delicious, creative versions of some of my favorites. I was in the restroom at some point fixing my make-up, and a Chef Alana happened to be at the sink as well. We just started chatting and I liked her instantly. She has such a great energy that you will notice right away when you meet her (and you SHOULD meet her!) As it happened, I was in the beginning stages of planning a holiday party with my sister, and we were tying to decide what to do about food. When I mentioned this to Chef Alana, she immediately threw like 3 great potential ideas at me!!! We exchanged info and I contacted her the next day. We talked about the details of the party, the types of guests they would be there, particular tastes, requirements, special dietary needs of some of the guests, etc. and she said she'd whip up a proposal and get back to me. Two days later she sent me an EPIC menu, layout of how she and her staff would work, breakdown of her price and some great tips as well! I hired her the second I was finished reading....and the rest is history. Chef Alana and her staff have done every single event I have ever needed catered,since then, as well as many for people I have referred her to. On a totally opposite note from being an obsessed foodie and big entertainer/entertainee, I happen to also be a former figure competitor (a category in the bodybuilding world). Now, while I don’t seek out the healthiest dishes when planning a party or family gathering, Chef Alana’s food almost always can be considered “healthy” in that she only uses the freshest ingredients and every single element of every dish is homemade. She skimps on NOTHING in terms of quality, freshness and authenticity. But I digress. The real point I was about to make is that for the two years I was competing, I hired Chef Alana to do all of my meal prepping and delivery. We thoroughly discussed my needs and preferences — which were VERY picky and obnoxious — and she NAILED it every single week. The amount of time and frustration she saved me during that already-stressful time was PRICELESS. I refer all of my friends and family to Chef Alana and her Most Wanted Chef staff any chance I get. She is that good. I actually hate making recommendations to people on services and products, etc. in case things don’t go well and then I’d feel responsible. In all honesty, though, I NEVER hesitate to recommend Chef Alana/Most Wanted Chef, and I will continue to tout her services and UTILIZE her services every chance I get. Do yourself a favor if you have ANY need for a caterer or a private chef - reach out to Chef Alana, be prepared to be blown away, and see why she really is the Most Wanted Chef.

Benedetta B.

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Chef Alana, was awesome. She made a 4 course dinner for a friend's 40th. The dishes were well thought out, the flavors complex and elegant without being overwhelming. She was great to work with when coming up with the menu and accommodating with our needs.

Stacey H.

Verified review

I had the most amazing experience with Most Wanted Chef. Alana was always very responsive and accommodating to all my requests. I would definitely use them again.

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Chef Dave's

4.9

(30)

  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min
  • Garden City, NY

Melissa S.

Verified review

Working with Chef Dave was great from beginning to end. He helped me throw a 50th birthday lunch. I have done many events and am all about the details and he was just the same. He came to my apartment prior to the event to see my kitchen, the set up, and discussed the rentals we would need. Together, we agreed on a menu, staff, set up, and all other details for the event. He was very easy to communicate with prior to the event, and was just as excited as I was about the party! He was on time and cost conscious. His food was delicious. Throughout the party, my guests kept going in the kitchen to get to know him and thank him. He also prepared a killer sangria for me in advance of the party which was perfectly marinated by the time we had to serve it to my guests. It was a huge hit! Our menu included everything from lamb chops to caesar salad wraps to cheesecake to of course his famous mozarella sushi. He also helped me obtain a hostess and bartender who were both so professional and gracious and all smiles all day! This was definitely a party to be remembered. Between the amazing food of Chef Dave, great service, a surprise rapper, belly dancer, singer, and a DJ on the 49th floor with amazing views of Manhattan, who wouldn't have a great time!? I definitely look forward to working with Chef Dave again. Melissa

Beth S.

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It was a pleasure to work with Chef Dave and his staff, Danielle who tended bar and Lawrence who did general assist. They were prompt and did a fantastic job both setting up and cleaning up everything. Chef Dave's food is outstanding! I got so many compliments on the food and presentation - all my guests were so impressed. The sliced sirloin steak was juicy and tender; the salmon was moist and tasty; and the eggplant parmigiana was incredible - best I've ever had! The mini meatballs and lobster rolls were a big hit, too. AND to finish off the buffet meal, Chef Dave's chocolate chip cookies were scrumptious! I really enjoyed having Chef Dave cater my special event - he was professional, accommodating, an all-around great guy. I highly recommend him!

Yanbin Z.

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Chef daves is amazing I enjoyed my experience with him he always make sure I understand before he move to next step highly recommend

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  • 9 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min

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!

Jessica P.

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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!

Jaclyn M.

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We had a wonderful experience with Chef Via Melissa!! Everything was delicious and it was a night to remember! We would highly recommend Melissa to all our friends!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Jose M.

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Hired Openskies Hospitality to cater two separate Grand Openings at one location and was OVERLY pleased with their services. Chef Albert and Front of the House Mgr. Phillip ensured that everything was excellent from placing to the very last detail including how much ice there was and where the disposables went after use. Extremely satisfied and in fact, I wish they would always be around to ensure this kind of service to all my staff/ customers. Oh, and did I mention that the food was incredible! Mario killed it behind the bar, and the staff was more than pleasant, they always had a smile on their faces and always eager to help. Will definitely hire again, just wish another event came sooner rather than later :)

Gabriel H.

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David and the team were extremely helpful and professional in arranging everything and accommodating our needs. Day of Philipp, Chef Albert, and the rest of the catering staff were punctual, extremely on point and were in and out with minimal fuss. All told this was an excellent experience and would love to book them again.

Anthony B.

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arranged with the chef in 24 hours and and had important guests. They knocked the cover off the ball. Period.

  • 18 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Bonnie D.

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We rented a B&B for 8 old friends who hadn't seen each other in years and had Chef Melissa make us dinner for the evening. It was phenomenal! She was incredibly professional but also wonderfully friendly. She helped us figure out a menu, cooked, served, and cleaned up. She was patient with our restrictions (2 vegetarians and 1 with massive allergies), creative with her selection and wonderful with her communication. We will be talking about those dumplings for years to come. High recommended!

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.

Quinn B.

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Chef Melissa is awesome. It was my first time hiring a chef and she made the entire process seamless and easy. I hope to hire her again for the holidays.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Thumbtack Customer

Verified review

Chef Pearl is so talented! The cake was breath-taking. We didn't even want to cut into it. We requested west indian black cake. I didn't know what design/look to go with. Chef Pearl paid attention to my description of the dress and the feel I was going for and sent several beautiful inspiration photos of her previous designs. She came up with something that was unique, romantic, and perfect for us! The cake was absolutely delicious. It was moist, the icing was perfect, and everyone loved it. Chef Pearl accommodated us when we changed the dates and needed it much sooner. She delivered directly to the venue and packaged it so it would not be damaged. The owner of the restaurant had a slice and was really impressed. If you don't have time for a tasting and don't want to worry about getting the decorations right, you just wish you could order it and know it will be perfect when it arrives- stop stressing yourself out looking around for a baker and hire Chef Pearl asap. You get the whole package (design *and* flavor) and her prices are more reasonable than anyone else. She communicated with me by text, phone, and email, and worked around our schedules.

Ruby S.

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It was my pleasure to work with Chef Joy. I felt special and appreciated. Her expertise goes above and beyond! Chef Joy takes the pressure out of trying to create your wedding cake....she bares all the weight and created a cake that was so exquisite that I did not want to cut it; much less eat it. THE CAKE WAS DELICIOUS!!!!!!!OMG! I did not do a tasting only because I was stressed for time. Chef Joy took the pressure off of me, I did not worry about a thing. My fiance and myself just left it in her hands and we were not disappointed. Her cake flavor combinations tickles your senses and the texture was perfect. Chef Joy has gained a client for Life. I truly mean that....thank heavens I finally found a true pastry Chef who does everything and is a keeper!!!!!!!

Olena K.

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Chef Pearl is a very professional and easy to work with person! She managed to make make cake only a few days after order and made it so beautiful! She always responds fast. If you are looking for a person who will make your life easier, hire Chef Pearl! It took me 10 minutes of phone conversation with her and my wedding cake order was done. And the cake turned out beautiful and delicious!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

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.

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!

Maurice H.

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Awesome job you guys. Everything delivered on time and the food was delicious. You two are a pleasure to work with and will work with you again!

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Karina C.

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My experience with Chef Leo has only been positive, fun and delightful. He is very professional and has extensive knowledge about all culinary areas (from savory to sweets). He holds himself to the highest standards of quality and creativity, and is able to adapt to one's specific diet, taste and preference. Unlike many chefs, whom seem stressful while in the kitchen, chef Leo is very calm. His food is delicious and prepared to perfection. Highly recommend him.

Gui C.

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Extremely professional and attentions! Leo is really pationate about culinary and his dishes are amazing!!! I really recommend! :)

Kristina K.

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Leo is a terrific chef! His food is creative, thoughtful, and always delicious.

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