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Rochester Personal Chefs

Browse these personal chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Rochester.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hannah B.
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I purchased a one time personal chef experience as a Christmas present for my in-laws. Mark was easy to work with in order to get the gift certificate for what I wanted, and have it sent right to them. They have not yet used his services, but were very excited about this gift!

The Exotic Kitchen
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Tracie G.
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Mrs. Zaretsky and her Exotic Kitchen crew have worked for us for numerous school events, ranging from small business and board meetings to large formal fundraising affairs. The service, from event conception to the detailed cleanup, is suberb in every way. The only thing better than the service, is the delectably creative menus that Lesley inspires and delivers. As our stakeholders palettes, allergy ranges, dietary restrictions, ages range among our kindergarteners, teachers, established senior donors, etc. our catering needs are flexible and often complex. We can testify to The Exotic Kitchens ability to consistently deliver.

Chef Margherita Smith
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy G.
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We have never hired a personal chef before so it was a little unnerving to choose someone blindly from the internet. Margherita provided us with a formal sit-down dinner for a 60th birthday celebration. Each of the five courses was absolutely delicious and served with the utmost level of professionalism. We couldn't be more thrilled with every aspect of the meal Margherita provided for our twelve guests and look forward to having her cook for us again in the near future! In addition, her assistant was a pleasure to have! We highly recommend Margherita as a personal chef!

  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jeannie F.
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Michael is a consummate Chef. His attention to detail, ability to listen, yet, offer his expertise to enhance the culinary choices based on his experience, and his understanding of the importance of presentation, food quality, and overall excellence, far exceeded my expectations. Rave reviews from all who attended my daughter's bridal shower luncheon. I recommend Souperb Catering, with Michael at its helm, without any hesitation. You will not be disappointed!

Chef's Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay T.
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Wow! Chefs Catering put on a delectable feast at my good friends wedding. They were very professional and accommodating to our repetitive request for MORE of their great food! Although the bride was the topic of conversation, Chefs Catering was a close second! I will definitely use them for my next event and highly recommend that you do too.

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne K.
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She made my wedding cake for me and cupcakes as well. I asked for three different flavors for the cakes and 2 for the frosting. Everything was delicious. Her cakes are moist and have amazing flavor to them. The frostings weren't to heavy or sugary everything was amazing. I would recommend her to anyone for any dessert products needed :)

Elite Catering Service
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
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Mark catered my son's graduation party! The food was of high quality. Awesome down home cooking! The presentation was appealing to all senses! I would highly recommend for any event!

professional chefs services
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew S.
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David was great! He showed up on 3 days notice and even came early for my girlfriends birthday dinner! He prepped the table in advance and taught us about various cooking techniques. He was professional and charged a reasonable fee! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a similar service!

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

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John M.
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I hired Mackenzie as a Christmas gift for my parents. She was so great! My folks loved her. I got a chance to have some of the leftovers and they were incredible! I couldn't have better things to say about this amazing chef.

Caters to You
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cris C.
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Jackie is friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I am looking forward to our next shipping trip. She is honest in her suggestions but in a very kind way so you don't feel self conscious

  • 4 years in business
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I don't make but I create the healthiest and gorgeous, tasty entrees and fruit baskets you could ever imagine. What makes my business great is that I will always have respect and listen to you. I would never serve you anything I couldn't eat!

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I provide catering on many levels, from large parties with full buffets to family-style dinners. I believe in cooking basics, not frilly fancy and dainty. I offer good food done right, sourced locally. Hands-on cooking classes in your home for small groups is my specialty. Together, a menu is designed, and as a team, I teach new techniques that make throwing your next dinner party a breeze.

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I have done everything from barbeques to baby showers and weddings. I am a professional chef by trade and have been cooking for over 20 years. I was the head chef of a successful restaurant and am currently cooking gourmet for an elderly community. I have also done tasting parties that involved appetizers and am currently selling gourmet lunches and dinners. So, give soul 2 go a try. I am chef Thomas and I am a professional.

  • 3 years in business
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I bring that old school pride which seems to not exist a lot anymore these days. Most important is attention to details,,,

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Preparing the perfect meal using local and seasonal ingredients to save you time in the kitchen and for you to spend more time with your family or guest.

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I cook menu items as requested using the best local ingredients. I do some baking as well. Chef Williams holds a bachelor's degree in hospitality service management/food service from RIT. He is the "who's who" in hospitality service management among 2-year colleges and universities in 2011. We take great pride in the service we provide, and our finished products stand out from all others.

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I have been in the restaurant business for 38 years. I can make any style of food. I am specializing in vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free items. I am very strong in soups and sauces. I have my own family with kids that live a healthy life style.

  • 4 years in business
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Get a private chef with a touch of love for cooking good food. I am just starting this venture. I have over 20 years' experience in the culinary field worldwide, including four years in Germany as an intern, along with eight years in the U.S. Army as a food service sergeant worldwide. I competed in culinary arts competitions and won medals. I'm focusing on small parties where I can come to the client and show what I know. Satisfaction is guaranteed of course.

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I have always been interested in cooking. When I was 10 years old, I would raffle off cakes and pies in my neighborhood. I earned my associate degree from the Culinary Institute of America. I have traveled and lived the whole East Coast. I taught cooking lessons for various clients. I have worked in fine dining restaurants and college campuses.

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I will come to you and prepare flavorful, delicious meals. They are never bland. I can can also deliver food to your home already prepared. Have the capacity to prepare food for larger parties. Very knowledgeable on food safety and sanitation, I've been cooking for 16 years. So when you hire me for a job you can relax and know that everything will be done professionally. Relax for the night, and leave the cooking to me. I have experience with Italian, Mexican, Cajun and American cuisine. Currently the Chef at French Quarter Cafe.

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