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Browse these meal preparation services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Rochester.

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
E. D.
Verified review

Mark and Stephanie catered our daughters wedding (Oct., 2015). From the moment we met them until the final clean up, they were a delight to work with. The food was the best that we have ever had at a wedding reception. They were on schedule with every part of the service and meal. Their staff was professional, efficient and friendly. The tables were beautifully set and the cleanup was unabtrusive. We would give them more stars if it were possible. We highly recommend Spinelli Chef Services.

The Exotic Kitchen
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Beth J.
Verified review

One of our children was recently married. Lesley Zaretsky (the exotic kitchen) provided 3 meals associated with the occasion: The food for the rehearsal dinner, a luncheon, and a buffet for a family gathering. Her food was delicious, colorful and well presented. Her menu options were creative and appropriate for each meal (ie: people sitting down and eating at one meal, people eating with a plate in their lap at another meal). I requested that the food be delivered and it arrived warm and in a timely manner. Lesley presented herself well and her dealings with me were extremely professional. And finally, I had guests 'gush' over the food at each of the meals. I had people coming back for seconds and thirds (there was plenty of food). My husband and I own two small businesses and plan on using Lesley for future staff functions. In addition, we have one remaining child and should she decide to get married in the next few years, I plan on asking Lesley to cater the wedding. .

Chef Margherita Smith
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Nick W.
Verified review

Chef Margherita was outstanding! She provided plated dinner for small dinner party at our home. She is incredibly flexible and easy to work with. Every part of the meal was amazing. Lump crab salad with heirloom tomatoes was so flavorful and delicious. The best part of the night is that we didn't have to do a thing- she brings everything that she needs to make it an amazing evening. I think I will plan another dinner party, just so we can have Chef Margherita come again!

  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea Q.
Verified review

We worked with Chef Michael for a post-wedding party. He and his team did an outstanding job. He was very easy to work with, assisted us with the necessary equipment rentals, and brought servers and a bartender. The food was terrific. We received many compliments about the food and the service. We would definitely hire Souperb Catering for a future event.

Chef's Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
James G.
Verified review

Chef's Catering put together a surprise wedding dinner for us at our home. They showed up an hour before guests arrived and stayed throughout the night to make sure food was hot and immaculately cleaned our kitchen. We were incredibly impressed with not just the quality of the food and preparation, but also in their professionalism and general enthusiasm in cooking and socializing. What stood out? The coconut shrimp were raved about from our family and friends. Mike even put together a shrimp cocktail for a guest with nut allergies! The arancini balls were fried on site and were so tasty with the pesto sauce on top. We also dined on Chicken French, Greens and Beans, Pulled Pork on cornbread crustinis, and an array of fresh fruits and cheeses. From the food selection process to the close of the wedding Mike took care of all of the details. It is rare to go to a wedding and hear people say that they enjoyed the food, we heard multiple compliments on Chef's Catering from our guests.

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie W.
Verified review

Melissa created my wedding cake and a variety of treats for my dessert reception. Our wedding cake was everything I imagined and more and tasted delicious! Also, one of my favorite treats was her amazing cake pops which look like the bride and groom! Melissa had the desserts delivered on time for the big day and was very reasonably priced.

Elite Catering Service
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tom M.
Verified review

Mark did a phenomenal job.the food and service mark provided were outstanding I had 20 plus people that were completely satisfied and not one of them had anything but great things to say about the food. I would highly recommend mark for any function and I intend on using him again. The honey glazed chicken and roasted potatoes were amazingand the brownies his wife made we're just as good

Farmhouse Table LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Aimee F.
Verified review

Farmhouse Table catered my wedding rehearsal dinner..the food was delicious! The presentation was fresh, rustic and personalized to our theme. Our guests couldn't get enough!! Mike and Sarah cut no corners yet the price of the event never changed. They did a fantastically delicious job! We'll definitely use them again!

Effortlessly Healthy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Pete E.
Verified review

This is a great service... Being that my wife and I live a busy life this provides us an easy out when we just didn't get to do our meal prep on Sunday or if we get home late during the week and just don't feel like firing up the grill - we can just heat up a meal and not think about it. But it's not just the convince, its the flavor as well. The combinations are always delicious and different then what you'd think to make at home. The portion size is perfect as well, enough for me and enough for my wife to split and get two meals out of ...my favorites are the skillets, turkey or sausage!

Epicurean Services -- Food
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Meena L.
Verified review

We hired Epicurean Services for an in home cooking lesson. My boyfriend is a moderately experienced chef and Bradley did a fantastic job of working with his level of experience to make the lesson informative for both of us. He cooked stuffed fish, rice pilaf and green bean almondine. The rice pilaf was delicious and simple, I have already remade it less than a week later. The green beans and tilapia were creamy and filled with flavor. Bradley was so much fun to talk to and I really enjoyed the convenience and comfort of having a fine dining experience at home. I look forward to using Epicurean Services in the future for events and relaxing date nights. Bradley is passionate and knowledgeable about his work and I would recommend his services to any human being with the ability to eat food.

2 Ton Tony's Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Annette S.
Verified review

2 Ton Tony was very easy to order, food was DELICIOUS , Delivered on time , Food was HOT and they set up. Great overall experience

Baez Catering
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Laron N.
Verified review

Kevin and his team catered a brunch that I hosted in my home. It was a last minute request and they still came through and helped to put on a successful affair. They were a fully self-contained service. I didn't have to do any grocery shopping and didn't need any special equipment. They supplied everything the needed to perform the job. I really liked that we were able to start the meal on time. Kevin also took a special request I had for banana bread french toast. He hadn't made it before, but quickly found a recipe in order to supply the dish for my event. Afterwards, the cleaned the kitchen and dishes. It really made the event effortless on my part. I was able to focus on my guests and did not have to worry at all about the food. I definitely recommend Baez catering. I am sure I'll be working with them again in the future.

J Desserts
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Jennifer G.
    Verified review

    Jason catered the desserts for us for a holiday open house in December 2014. All of the desserts looked so perfect- like a photo in a magazine! There was a great variety- and every one of them tasted wonderful! Highly recommended!

    M&J2Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Ann R.
      Verified review

      WE CANNOT RAVE ENOUGH! We were VERY pleased with how our whole event went! We were planning a 60th wedding anniversary party for our parents and posted a request for quote for up to 60 people on Thumbtack. Within a few hours we received a quote from M&J2 Catering. The quote was within budget, but they also encouraged us to give them a call to discuss special services that they provide at no extra cost - china plates and real flatware! No foil pans - stainless chaffing dishes and china platters. We were able to very easily work out the details of our vision for the event - again, with the "extras" and within budget. The day of the event went sooo smoothly. The professional team arrived on time with all food piping hot. The service area was set up with in no time. Our guests raved about the menu and tastiness of the food. There was very generous portions of everything except the chicken scampi - no fault to M&J2 Catering - it was just so good, just about everyone went back for seconds! We were so pleased everything!

      Star Quality Catering
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 5 years in business
      Bonnie C.
      Verified review

      Star Quality Catering is a experience that I will gladly share with others. The owners respond to your exact needs, provided everything that I asked for to have a successful event. Food was very authentic and uniquely prepared, feel in love with a few of their signature cheesecakes which are reasonably price, delicious and convenient if you are short on time. Thank you Star Quality Catering will definitely be using your services again.

      Keith Rolenaitis
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 8 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Blythe B.
      Verified review

      If you want exceptional and creative food and drink, Keith Rolenaitis will definitely provide. Never once in the many times he has worked an event for my husband and I has he ever let us down. From the most basic dishes and drinks to the most eccentric ones, he surely has outperformed anyone we have previously worked with. His level of professionalism and dedication to creating exactly what you envision is superb! Highly recommended!

      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Bonnie L.
      Verified review

      Proietti's was great. They were very accommodating, they were on time with the delivery and the food was outstanding. Can't beat the price either. I would definitely use them again for our next catering event.

      Gerratano's Catering
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Jana L.
      Verified review

      John was on time for delivery. He gave me a tasting before party. His food is freshly prepared and he can be very creative. The food was delicious. My guests were very vocal about how good the food was. I highly recommend him. Shrimp Alexander was to die for. Yum

      Chef
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Kent H.
        Verified review

        Haven't worked with Joanne however, I have enjoyed her amazing preparations. She uses fresh, as available, ingredients and can plan an extensive menu, shop to locate even hard to find, fresh ingredients and prepare and season almost any cuisine desired. What an excellent chef! Joanne would be an excellent addition to any private / public kitchen.

        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Sharon H.
        Verified review

        Our Company has used Exclusive Culinary Services a couple of times for our events. The cuisine has been innovative and very delicious. They will also help with the meal planning if you so desire. We will definitely use their services again.

        Catering by Rocnfresh
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 4 years in business
        Ebony D.
        Verified review

        Everything was Perfect for my daughter's graduation party. The Staff was Amazing and very Professional. The first meeting went great and I left feeling comfortable that he understood what I was looking for. My daughter was very excited with the outcome as was I and everyone in attendance. Overall I had a great experience with this company from the first meeting and up to the event. I would recommend this company to everyone and I plan to use them in the near future.

        About

        This business has healthy meal service specialists who have many years of experience. They are reliable pros who will do quality home healthy meal preparation services.

        Jeremiah Creative Meals

        New To Thumbtack

          About

          I provide catering and culinary education in and around Rochester area. I am a full-time chef with a culinary degree from NECI, and I am experienced in various cuisines.

          Paul Koecheler

          New To Thumbtack

          • 10 years in business
          • 2 hires on Thumbtack
          About

          Are you in search of one of the professionals to prepare meals for you and your family? Paul is a good choice. This expert has been working in the meal preparation business for several years.

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