Tara's Italian Cucina
It’s free with no obligation to hire
Hired 57 times
10 years in business
Top Pro status
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Jul - Dec
Jul - Dec
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Birthday or anniversary party,
Bridal or baby shower,
American - casual,
American - formal,
Mediterranean or Middle Eastern,
Wedding and Event Catering
Tara is fantastic! She catered an event for me at the Anthropologie Store in Short Hills. From start to finish she was extremely professional. She suggested menu items based on my theme for the event and then customized them for our esthetic. Not only did everything look good it tasted amazing. Our customers in Short HIlls, NJ have a very sophisticated palette and they raved about the food. I would certainly use Tara again for any event we would have in the store big or small. She is a talented chef, professional and easy to work with. Jennifer Burnley, Personal Stylist and Event Planner, AnthropologieNov 12, 2014Verified
I was a skeptic at first as I've never used Thumbtack before. Tara was a plesent surprise. The whole process was quite seemless really. Tara was extremely responsive and between the time I submitted my request to the time I booked and selected a menu was 24 hours. The day of my dinner party, Tara arrived and the kitchen was hers. She was great to work with and the food was amazing. Everyone raved about the filet minion, salad and cheesecake, specifically, but the food overall was exceptional. I would definitely recommend Tara and will surely be using her for future events!!Jun 26, 2017Verified
Event Catering (Buffet)
We used Tara for my son's communion. Everything was just superb from the food to the friendly service. Tara was a pleasure to deal with. She came up with a fantastic menu and basically did all the work from the food shopping to the cooking. All the guests are still raving about the food! And, there was plenty left over- which was an added bonus for us! I will definitely use Tara again for future events.May 23, 2016Verified
Tara provided a wonderful experience for my parent's 40th anniversary... she was professional, accommodating (there was a vegetarian and several toddlers involved), and delivered as promised... we discussed the menu beforehand, she sent the contract in a timely manner, and was flexible in that I was able to request any changes two days before the actual event. Overall a wonderful experience, and I would definitely recommend her/use her again. Thanks, Tara!Nov 23, 2014Verified
I recently hired Tara to host cocktail party for my husbands 50th birthday party in my home. From the moment Tara responded to my submission, she was wonderful. First time hiring a chef, but she guided me through the process & all the right questions to ask. She was a constant professional, including the night of the event. Her prices were more than reasonable, but best of all her food was incredible. Tons of compliments from my guests. Would definitely hire her again! Thanks Tara for making our special event so specialOct 22, 2014Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing includes all the food, my services, and staff if needed. Gratuity and sales tax is added to the final bill.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I teach myself new cooking techniques and recipes on a daily basis. I am always looking to learn new tricks and techniques through conversations with other chefs in the industry. I have recently competed on Chopped on Food Network and cooked for a live segment of Good Day NY on Fox.
- What types of customers have you worked with?The most common jobs I do are intimate dinners of 2-20, cooking classes, and fundraisers.