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

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  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Scott K.
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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!

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Provencharly
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 82 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ann S.
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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!

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HighLife Productions LLC
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer O.
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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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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 59 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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  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cristina A.
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We have had Oscar cook for us on several occasions. As an overall general statement, I do not hesitate to say that his food is delicious (and my husband is a "foodie"). His ingredients are always fresh and the pride he takes in the kitchen is enviable. He was extremely accomodating to whatever need or desire we had and is flexible in everything from the choice of food, to the amount of money we wanted to spend, to his presence in our home. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Oscar to anyone interested in having a private or personal chef or catering for an occasion. He is skillfull in cooking many different types of dishes and will often surprise you in how delicious and unique he can make ordinary dishes taste out-of-this-world. We will definitely have him back soon.

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Amoraco
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 91 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!

Melissa D'Elia
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 65 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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Chef Aless
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Allison R.
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Amazing meal and easy to work with. I have hired many chefs but Aless was one of the best. All my guests were impressed.

Top Pro
  • 68 years in business
  • 87 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.

Elemental Catering
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jen K.
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Elemental did a nice job for my kid's 1st birthday party. My one call out is the chef listed two items' ingredients on the menu we agreed upon differently than how they were prepared the day of the party which I didn't love, but otherwise a solid job. Just needs to communicate any menu changes.

Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 130 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
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!

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