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Provencharly
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Scott L.
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Chef Charley prepared a wonderful birthday meal in our kitchen. He came in and took over, setting the table, cooking and serving the courses and left the kitchen clean. Once he arrived we were able to relax and enjoy the evening. The food he prepared was delicious and artfully presented. We had a great experience.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy P.
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Chris catered a dinner party at my apartment and everything was top notch. He arrived promptly, had enough time to get organized before the guests arrived, and looked very professional. The presentation of the food was as delicious as it tasted. My friend helped organize the menu and every course was more delicious than the next. I look forward to having him caterer more frequently, as well as teach cooking classes. Chris' professionalism and attentiveness was incredible. Thank you again for a wonderful evening!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!

Mendham Kitchen to Table
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia J.
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I had arranged Francis to cook for a family dinner as a nice gift and everyone was very happy with the whole dinner! They only had positive feedback and they were thrilled to have him. He was on time and professional, not to mention the great 4-course meal. I would highly recommend to anyone as a treat for themselves or as a nice gesture/gift to someone else! My parents wanted to book him again right away for Saturday and unfortunately he was already booked. Thank you for doing such a great job for my family! Highly recommend.

Kulinary Kings
4.6
from 44 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea T.
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Chef Greg and his staff did a great job cooking for our event! The food was great and our guests really enjoyed it!

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Chef Via Melissa
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Allyson M.
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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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Dianne D.
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dana B.
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We had the best time! Dianne was so easy to communicate with, she talked me through the whole process of a private lesson. She was always professional, and detailed so I knew what to expect, and could be prepared for the day. ( I'm a beginner, and my boyfriend has more experience cooking. So she worked with both of us and helped us learn according to our skill levels) which I thought was great. I chose a vegan 101 lesson, then selected from a list, different menu options and customized the menu to be perfect for us. 😊 We made a delicious soup, salad with home made dressing, tofu, potatoes and strawberry shortcake on homemade biscuits, with coconut cream!! It was absolutely delicious, and everything I wanted in a private cooking lesson. The next day, I was more confident while in the kitchen. She taught me alot of little tricks that are helpful when prepping and cooking. We're already talking about asking Dianne to come over for meal prep lessons, because she's not just a great chef, but a great teacher and also, really awesome person.

  • 21 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Erika P.
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I have hired Chef Jackie Newgent to cater a party of mine in the past; everything she made was so fresh and delicious! All dishes were beautifully presented. I finally had time to take a private cooking class from her and was equally impressed. I now know the right way to hold a chef's knife, slice scallions on a bias and "cream" garlic. Cooking with Chef Jackie is a fun experience! I highly recommend both her personal chef work AND her private cooking lessons!

Rovegno's, Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Thomas T.
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I took a great private cooking class with Robert, making several savory Indian dishes and a delicious desert.

Clarendon Cuisines LLC
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
William P.
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did a cooking class with the chef. He seemed very knowledgeable about technique and quality. He explained everything clearly. Me and my girlfriend had a great time learning how to make new dishes that we still use till this day. Chef Christopher is awesome!

Cooking Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Dan F.
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Jac is an excellent, creative, and fun chef. I learned a lot from our lesson and she gave me great pointers for how to improve my cooking in the future. I highly recommend her cooking classes!!!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michelle H.
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We had a private party at our home in Mt. Bethal Pennsylvannia. We hired Richard Sutton cause we heard of his remarkable reputation as being a "cut above the rest". The cost was worth every penny. We have had similar high end parties before and only experienced disappointment with other personal chef's and catering companies. I truly believe I struck gold when we found someone that could meet all our needs, listen to exactly what we wanted and could deliver the results. Not only was the food delicious, unique and cooked to perfection he took the time to teach us a couple tricks of the trade along the way. He was professional and left our home clean.

Chef Megan Johnson
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Yael G.
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Megan is a remarkable chef and exceptional teacher. We hired her for a private cooking class and she went above and beyond to plan - and instruct - a lesson that far exceeded our expectations. We learned a ton and had so much fun in the process!

Sanz Consulting Inc
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Angelique C.
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I recently contacted Chef Sanz because I was hosting a private dinner party for some work colleagues. I know nothing about cooking but he came highly recommended from a close friend. As far as concept wise I didn't really bring much to the table but I did tell him a little bit about what I do and don't like. From the little information I gave him he was able to put together this elaborate 6 course meal that literally left everyone at the table speechless. And let me tell you this is a very tough crowd to impress. I can go on and on but the point is he's simply amazing. He was easy to talk to and his talent will marvel you.

Norse Chef
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Elizabeth P. H.
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It is important to feel confident that the Chef you hire will do an outstanding job. After all, it isn't everyday you hire a Chef and for that special occasion - you want it to be just perfect. Knowing that, I hired Chef Peterson to cook for my sister's engagement dinner, and he did an incredible job. His knowledge of food and wine, ease in working in our kitchen and with the other staff, and overall talent in cooking was just outstanding! I cannot say enough good things. So, I can recommend Chef Peterson highly and assure you that he is the guy you are looking for to make your event the best it can possibly be.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm a chef who simply loves fresh, farm-to-table cuisines. There's a certain passion that comes with cooking, and I believe I let that passion out through every plate I put out. It's what I love to do, and I love it when it positively impacts those around me.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Get special food from a special chef. We make international cuisine such as Mediterranean, Italian, French, American, Moroccan, Mexican, Middle Eastern and more.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We offer sushi, miso marinated cod, beef tataki with yuzu sauce, sake marinated grilled shrimp, and much more! Are you hungry yet? Japanese Cooking Studio caters memorable Japanese cocktail foods to full course meal for your special occasions. We can mix east and west dishes to make sure all your guests are happy and enjoy our food. We also private cooking class for your next party! Chef will come to your place and teach you how to make sushi to ramen noodle. Tell us what you like to eat and cook, then we will teach you. The chef was trained at Le Bernardine, Nobu, Starr Boggs, Annemarie's Dining (former private chef to Jackie Kennedy) and other high-end restaurants and catering companies.

  • 31 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I've been cooking for almost 30 years. I can teach you anything you want to know. I watch Food Network 24/7. At home, I'm in the kitchen all the time. My pricing is reasonable, and I can make you a whole meal.

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Luella offers delicious meals for dinner or special occasions. She offers cooking classes. Do you want to learn how to cook various cuisines, learn basic techniques or unique ways of preparing food or how to prepare a gourmet dinner? Luella will put together a class with any menu you request and provide plenty of helpful cooking tips. She offers meal preparation and delivery. Luella will put together a healthy and delicious menu plan based on your requirements and preferences. The food will be packaged, labeled and will include heating instructions. All you need to do is to heat and enjoy! Luella can also help you put together a memorable party for any occasion. She offers an all-inclusive plan that includes menu planning, grocery shopping and rentals, or she can simply help set up, coordinate and cook while you enjoy your party. Whatever your needs are, she'll work with you to throw a fabulous party.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a Culinary Institute of America grad who's an expert in hospitality. I specialize in catering, meal prep, and cooking classes.

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