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Poughkeepsie Private Cooking Instructors

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Chef Stef
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Myriam M.
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Chef Stef is a professional Culinary Chef that teaches you step by step how to prepare different recipes. Every two weeks it's a different menu. He provides you with all the food to cook and all the utensils and dishes you need to prepare a wonderful meal. It's always a fun group and we love cooking together. His knowledge about the different products, where there from, where you can buy them and how healthy they are, is very educational. He sometimes pairs the recipes you have prepared with a tasting of different wines or beers of different regions depending on which recipe you are cooking that day. Chef Stef also provides you with containers to take whatever Recipes you have cooked home for your family and children to enjoy. I highly recommend going to Chef Stef cooking classes.

Chef Maggie Lloyd
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
David M.
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Chef Maggie is amazing! Before working with her, our meals were scattered and generally unhealthy, lots of take out and the like. We thought we didn't have time to cook healthy and quality meals, but we were wrong! She quickly determined the best ways to improve our diet, and worked with us to actually create meals that are healthy and delicious. Her meal plan has been perfect for us as novices, the meals are easy enough to create but sophisticated enough that we feel great about investing the time to prepare and enjoy them. It's such a relief knowing that we're eating well, and we couldn't have gotten on track without the expertise of Chef Maggie! I can't recommend her enough!!!

Tara's Italian Cucina
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew S.
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My friend and I took cooking classes from her. I can truly say that she was amazing. She taught us to make food we wanted to learn and it turned out amazing. She is a great teacher and makes it easy to apply what you learn from her and the things you learn in class to other recipes outside of what we did in class. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn how to cook.

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Rent The Chef
from 14 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly C.
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Chef Dan is amazing! We hired him for a private dinner for 11 ladies, celebrating a bachelorette weekend in the Catskills. From the very first communication, he was responsive, helpful, and easy to work with. He helped us create the perfect menu for a 4-course, family style meal that satisfied a variety of tastes. He was extremely accommodating when we requested an additional vegetarian meal at the last minute and needed to make some other menu changes. Upon his arrival at the house, he got right to work in the kitchen and had the first course ready exactly when we wanted to begin. I can't say enough how DELICIOUS the food was. The entire group was raving about every single bite, and we have all been talking about it ever since. Everything he did looked and tasted of the utmost quality and we were thrilled to still have some left over (that we gladly devoured the next day). He left the place even cleaner than he found out, which was the icing on the cake of a great experience. It was the best way to celebrate a special occasion with a large group. Not to mention, he traveled quite a distance on a holiday weekend and we are so grateful. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to host a private dinner - big or small - that will taste like a million bucks (but not costing so!)

  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin B.
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We had such a fun time cooking with Erika this past weekend. She has a laid back manner about cooking and taught us a lot about dieting and good eating habits. I highly recommend her for a fun night of cooking!

Chef Gerard
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Marlene F.
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We hired Chef Gerry for an evening of a cooking lesson and eating. He set up stations with recipes that we were to follow. He helped us make pasta - a real treat! Chef Gerry was knowledgeable, informative, and the recipes were easy to follow but were challenging. It was a delicious dinner and a perfect evening thanks to our very capable Chef!

  • 21 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ellen S.
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I am more than happy to recommend chef Tim for your catering event. He catered a party for me for 30 people. Tim has a flair for putting ingredients together to come up with a tasty new recipe or an interesting twist on an old one. He was prepared and organized and, most important, he has a great attitude. Working with him was easy and enjoyable from start to finish. His wait staff was professional and accommodating. I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again.

Teresa Bogdanovich
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Joanna L.
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Teresa is a true professional. She has an extensive background in cooking for many types of clientele, and therefore has an endless repertoire cooking styles as well as recipes. Her meals are always presented beautifully, with the utmost attention to detail and nutritional content. And they are always pleasing to even the most selective palates.

Personal Chef Services
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Sara E.
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Jake is incredible!!! He catered at our house for an engagement party we hosted and it couldn't have been more beautiful and amazing! All of the guests commented on the food and how great it was and looked! I also had him come over to cook for some girlfriends who were in town and the food was absolutely exquisite! It was so nice to just sit back and feel like we were in a restaurant in our very own home! Highly recommended Jake for any event or occasion you may have where you want the best in food and presentation!!

The Relaxing Meal
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Michael T.
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Chef Rosemarie was very professional. The food was great and we were able to enjoy our event rather than run around cooking and cleaning all afternoon.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Janelle G.
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Kiyo had prepared several healthy meals for me after I had just had my twins. It was a huge help to just enjoy prepared meals instead of trying to find the time to cook for myself. Many months later she helped my family again by preparing puréed baby foods for my twins which they loved. She really listened to my needs and even filled special requests.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rebecca S.
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I worked with Thea for two different 6-month periods. She was very flexible to schedule with and very responsive to my communications, but most importantly she had invaluable knowledge about nutrition and cooking as well as experience in improving relations between humans and food. She gave me practical suggestions for shopping for food, cooking, planning, and not planning, and helped me learn to approach food with enjoyment and intuition instead of dread and obsession.

  • New on Thumbtack

We provide healthy food catering and private chef services. Special diets and health-conscious foods are meticulously prepared by a CIA graduate and certified health coach.

Licia's Chef Services

New To Thumbtack

  • New on Thumbtack

I take extreme pride for my craft and have a passion for food, farms, and making people happy.

  • New on Thumbtack

I provide healthy meals using organic ingredients unless customer is cost-conscious. I am a self-taught chef and have been cooking for over 30 years. I believe in making nutritious meals using plenty of fresh vegetables, fresh herbs and spices combined with a variety of lean proteins and whole grain carbs such as whole wheat pasta or brown basmati rice. I can prepare gluten-free, low-fat, low-sugar meals or meet ant dietary restrictions. I believe that eating delicious meals made from fresh ingredients and maintaining an active lifestyle are the keys to good health.

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