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Rochester Meal Preparation Professionals

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

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann V.
Verified review

We recently hired Mark Spinelli and his lovely wife Stephanie to cater an 80th birthday dinner party for 14 people. We knew we had chosen the right team after our initial meeting. They are extremely professional and paid close attention to every detail to make this a very special occasion. The food was prepared in our club house kitchen which meant they had to carry in the table settings, all the cooking utensils, and prepare the food in a strange kitchen. The food was perfectly prepared, elegantly presented and served piping hot. The guests could not stop complimenting us on our choice of caterers. They arrived at 3:00 PM to prepare and did not leave until after 10:30 PM. We will definitely hire them again this summer.

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
Judy A.
Verified review

The event was a summer evening dinner party on our patio and the food preparation and selection was just what we wanted and expected after meeting with Margherita. The guests were quite complimentary of the food and its presentation, and my kitchen was as afterwards as it was before. 5 star rating!

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
Judy S.
Verified review

My daughter recently got married and Melissa catered the entire event. Neither my daughter nor I were ever even concerned because Melissa was prepared with appropriate suggestions ahead of our first meeting. The event went off without a hitch and everyone was very pleased with the food. I was even given the opportunity to give her information out to several guests of the wedding. No disappointments here!

Mediterranean kebab house
4.2
from 10 reviews
  • 29 years in business
Martin Horowitz
Verified review

We had ;The Salad 5The Rice 5The Spanakopita 5The Tzatziki Sauce 5The Pitas 5The Chicken 5The Lamb 5The Baclava 5What a great meal !

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!

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

I held a party for close friends and hired Brad with Epicurean Services; I had not done this before & was apprehensive- what an amazing experience it turned into! Guests were so impressed with presentation, service and most importantly the food. Brad worked on the menu with me; I wanted hearty appetizers for a sit down meal. Each course was presented with explanation of food and beautifully showcased while being served at the correct temperature. Here are a few of the big hits: vegetable egg rolls were light and crispy, Stromboli was just like my Grandmother used to make, beet and apple puff tarts were flavorful, and my favorite the Buffalo chicken wing meatballs with celery and crumbly bleu cheese. My friends were thrilled with the evening and will not hesitate to call Brad when they host an evening of relaxing fine dining. Anne

Effortlessly Healthy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Mackenzie H.
Verified review

Effortlessly Healthy makes eating lunch so much easier and enjoyable! I look forward to choosing new meals every week! I love the variety! I am a hairstylist and often don't even have time to take a lunch, but after talking with Shaina she made it possible. It's so convenient to have a healthy meal that will keep you fueled throughout the day!! Thank you Shaina!!

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.

M&J2Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Kristin S.
    Verified review

    THE PERFECT WEDDING SHOWER As someone that has attended more than my share of wedding showers, and other such events, I felt the need to write this review of a truly well planned and executed event. My son,(my baby!) was getting married to the love of his life and I was determined to make their wedding shower a very special and memorable. I believe in using local talent that comes recommended by very positive word of mouth remarks. This brought me to Mary Warner - M&J2 Catering. She is a mother herself and knows the importance of events like this and how meaningful it is to have family and close friends together to celebrate. I had a few basic ideas as far as a theme, budget, and number of guests were concerned but really couldn't visualize how to put this all together. I just left that to Mary and she took it from there. She helped us select a great menu, which was then prepared to perfection. The decorations and flowers were beautiful and they complimented my new "daughters" personality and style, elegant but not over stated. Everything from the linen to the China , from the appetizers to the entree, from the punch to the coffee bar.....perfection! She was there to keep everything moving along and on schedule. You can just imagine how disorganized it could get with 80 women in one room . Not to worry, everyone raved about every bit of this wonderful day. I've had several ladies ask me about how to reach my special event organizer. Well done Mary, you are the best. Thanks again for all your hard work. From a Very Happy Mother In-Law

    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!

    • 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.

    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.

      Jeremiah Creative Meals

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        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.

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