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Browse these home chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Upper West Side.

Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 125 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
Christine Y.
Verified review

"This was the best food!" EVERYONE Ellen catered to for our dinner last evening could not get over how delicious their meals were. There are not enough words of gratitude I can share with her or any of you who are considering to hire her for your event. Ellen is concise when reaching out with her menus, her menus are organized by cuisine (making it easy to discuss), her response time is excellent, there are no hidden last minute charges, she shows up at the agreed time, is able to work in a challenging kitchen (we are in an office with a no flame policy and she made do with sternos), her food presentation is attractive and appetizing, and she is an absolute gem to work with. I have been in the food and beverage industry for 20 years, worked with many many chefs and Ellen is the real deal. Our group was falling behind and dinner service was delayed by close to 45 minutes. She made sure the main courses were still hot and of the best integrity, which is difficult to do when serving poultry and fish. Everything was seasoned beautifully with a variety of flavors with each course. Truly, the whole experience was magical and I can't wait to work with her again. Thank you so much Ellen!

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Provencharly
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Lauren R.
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Really nice guy and great chef - dishes were simple, fresh and healthy

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy S.
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My 11 year old son loves his private cooking lessons in our home with Chef Chris. Chef Chris is energetic and talented and blows my son away as they create various meals without a recipe. He’s learning knife skills, various cooking techniques, flavoring and seasoning, and plating. My son is learning so much while having so much fun. And our family gets a delicious dinner when the lesson is done!

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
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Kandace H.
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Bacco Catering provided exceptional service at our recent corporate event. The staff was friendly and accommodating, and the food was fabulous! Chef Lauren is quick to respond to any questions/concerns. We will definitely be using them for our future NYC area events. Highly recommended!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
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Al P.
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This was last minute, and I haven't had better from chefs who had days to prepare. The menu was well suited to the occasion, the presentation was elegant and the taste good the the last bite. Thanks Wayne

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Amoraco
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan T.
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Tamara is simply AMAZING! She is not only an extremely capable and very talented chef, but is also a consummate professional. She knew exactly the type of food that would lend itself to our organization and the event. We had nothing to worry about. Tamara catered a 300 person event for us and people are still raving about her delicious and creative food items. She is a joy to work with and helped make our Benefit an incredible success. Thank you Tamara!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa M.
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Last weekend I hosted a 50th Anniversary Dinner Party for my parents. Chef Dan worked with me to put together a menu that would satisfy both the adults and the teenagers in our large family. The food was amazing, each course topping the one prior and the servers he brought were fabulous as well. It was an important evening for my parents and Chef Dan made it a night to remember. I would highly recommend him and hope to hire him again in the future.

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  • 68 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Frances R.
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Do you want to know the definition of Excellence? Hire Luisa c/o De Cicco's Event Planning! I have never worked with a more professional, friendly company. Luisa has a way of catering to her client's and making them feel like they're at the top of her priority list. If you need her, drop her an E-mail and she IMMEDIATELY gets back to you. Need a personal Chef to teach you how to cook? Luisa can connect you with top of the line quality professional's that KNOW what they're doing in the kitchen. I'm currently taking lesson's from her Chef and I went from being a novice who's food was either bland, burnt and completely un-edible, to a person who can now chop, dice and make a meal so good, my family calls me asking me to cook for them again. Luisa and her staff are so friendly, so welcoming and very attentive to the needs of the client. Luisa has done a fine job in picking her staff and I’m extremely happy I hired her company because it was worth every penny.

Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Helene D.
Verified review

When you hire Manjar you know your event is in excellent hands! Their exquisite taste and attention to details has made our "tight budgets" into a beautiful celebration of food, decor, and specialty mocktail & cocktails. His team treats each event as if you are part of their family. Over the last 7months, I have had the pleasure of working with their event team & chefs on at least 10 events, including new product launches, corporate, wedding, and celebratory events in NJ private estates, galleries, retail environments & nyc apartments. The guests rave about the service & food. At the most recent event, my client was very demanding, last minute, with specific dietary needs... Manjar surpassed my expectations. I would recommend them for any event from a french service sit-down dinner, graduation celebration, to a summer garden cocktail party. Trust them with what you need and you will not be disappointed! Great events, all of the details attended to, and great results so you can enjoy your own event!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrew C.
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I hired Erika for a custom home cooking lesson as a Christmas gift for my girlfriend and she certainly lived up to the billing as a 5 star rated chef/instructor. From scheduling to preparing the menu and lesson to being exceedingly personable and helpful in our little kitchen, Erika was extremely professional and easy to work with from beginning to end. I would highly recommend Erika to anyone looking for either a personal chef or in-house cooking lesson. She is knowledgable about a wide range of food and cooking techniques, flexible with menu choices, a friendly and outgoing presence in the kitchen, and most importantly, she is a tremendous chef! We learned a ton, had a great time, and had plenty of leftovers that we enjoyed for a week afterwards.

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Mirabell Catering
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dan S.
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It was a wonderful food and service. I definitely like to ask him again and recommend others. This was our first time to have private chef at home and he is really professional and pleasant to work with. I wish to show some nice pictures of his food.

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HighLife Productions LLC
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel T.
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We had a wonderful time at our group cooking class at La Pulperia. Chef Carlos and his team were so gracious (accommodating of food allergies) and the food was delicious - empanadas, salmon tartar, guacamole and ricotta gnocchi (which we learned how to make). We enjoyed making one of their signature cocktails and sipped wine (and tequila). Thanks to Chef Carlos and everyone at La Pulperia for such a fun and unique time. Also, thanks so much to Tyler for setting everything up!

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan C.
Verified review

5 + Stars. Peter is an exceptional talented and skilled chef. His food and presentation are impeccable and he is lovely to work with. He prepared a unique Texas themed menu and the Texans said it was the best brisket they've ever had--that is a true compliment. Thank you Peter--Susan C.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Claudia O.
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May 18, 2012 Chef Monterroso's services were a " 40th " birthday gift to my nephew who lives in New York. I, however, am located in Arizona and had made the arrangements over the telephone. His pleasant tone, accomodating demeanor, warmth and customer service skills are absolutely amazing. He was so intuitive regarding the menu choices and other requests that I knew immediately that he would be my choice. My nephew and his family were totally pleased. He telephoned me the moment Chef Oscar left his home. My nephew said he was totally blown away by the professionalism, warmth, customer service skills, knowledge and overall service. He could not say enough complimentary things about the food preparation, taste and choices. He and his wife are already making plans to contact him for several upcoming occasions. I would definitely recommend him to any one whether in state or out of state. You definitely get MORE than your money's worth. ONE DRAWBACK: I wish I had been there to savor all of the great food about which my nephew raved. LOL

Most Wanted Chef LLC
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Susan W.
Verified review

Chef Alanna was a dream Wonderful to work with and her food was fantastic. We had an unconventional space and she adapted and shined. Would definitely re-hire her.

  • 6 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Denise H.
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Chef stenett did a function for me food and service was excellent would recommend this chef at any time food was great

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Chef Via Melissa
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Scott K.
Verified review

Melissa was great. We had an in-depth conversation up front about our dietary restrictions including a shellfish allergy, a gluten sensitivity, and a dairy sensitivity within our party. Overall, we were aiming for a vegan meal. She worked with us and gave us multiple suggestions on dinner options based on our likes and dislikes. She even came by the house to provide samples of her dishes before the event. The night of the event, she did a great job executing appetizers, dinner, and dessert. The food was delicious and she left our kitchen in better shape than she found. I highly recommend Melissa as your next personal chef!

Yummy Cakes By Joanna
4.5
from 34 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Jessi D.
Verified review

"I've known Joanna for some time and I'm so happy that I can go to her for any yummy creations. I ordered alcohol infused chocolate covered strawberries and also ordered graduation cookies for my children's graduation. I was extremely happy at how nice they looked and how delicious they were. I will continue to make order for the many different desserts she is able to provide."-Wanda T.

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly C.
Verified review

The chefs are most accomodating to my dietary needs all the while making me feel like I'm not missing out on the foods I love. I was served a delicious and completely Vegan Mexican inspired dip that was seasoned perfectly and was creamy and "meaty". Their food was amazing!

Chef Nirva Llorca LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nishita G.
Verified review

Chef Nirva was a pleasure to work with. With the menu pairing to the prep everything was spot on and professional. the food was also great. Thanks for making our party a success. would definitely recommend her !

  • 21 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Erika P.
Verified review

I have hired Chef Jackie Newgent to cater a party of mine in the past; everything she made was so fresh and delicious! All dishes were beautifully presented. I finally had time to take a private cooking class from her and was equally impressed. I now know the right way to hold a chef's knife, slice scallions on a bias and "cream" garlic. Cooking with Chef Jackie is a fun experience! I highly recommend both her personal chef work AND her private cooking lessons!

Actual Requests

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Need Caterer

New York, NY

  • Event type
    Other (Brunch)
  • Which meal
    Brunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No, Other: Move furniture/put back furniture
  • Head count
    100-125
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    seating/tables for 100 people food/beverages for 120 people must move furniture in apartment around to make room for chairs/tables, and then set apartment back to original layout when complete. we would like set-up to begin at 10am that morning and brunch to be served at 11:30 am and served till 2pm, then time to breakdown and put apartment back to original layout. there will most likely be insurance requirements to enter building.
  • $4250
    Average price

Need an On-Going Meal Delivery Specialist

New York, NY

  • Meal preparation frequency
    A few times a week
  • Meals needed
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Head count
    More than 5 (please indicate) (We just need meals for our family of two people.)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions, Other (We prefer vegetable-centric meals)
  • Day preference
    Tuesday
  • Time preference
    Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    My wife just had a baby and we don't have the time or energy to cook lately. We hope to hire someone to drop off a couple of meals, one time per week, for our family. Scheduling is flexible.
  • $250
    Average price

Need On-going Meal Delivery Services

New York, NY

  • Meal preparation frequency
    A few times a week
  • Meals needed
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks
  • Head count
    2
  • Serving style
    Individually packaged
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    Other (Whole30 Meal Plan)
  • Day preference
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Time preference
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    Hi, I'm a guy that's a bit desperate for a diet change. I'm 35, athletic, under tons of stress and my body seems to be freaking out and I'm gaining a bit more weight than I'd prefer. And I also have the eating habits of a 12 year old. It's pathetic. I saw a guy at crossfit today that seemed to have cut some weight and I asked what he'd be doing. That's when he referenced the Whole30 diet/meal plan. It seems pretty straightforward and something I could do, but the catch is that I need the food made and delivered. As in, "hey stupid, this is what you need to eat" kind of easy. If that can be done I can likely stick to a plan. Where I get in trouble is when it's 1 pm and I've not eaten lunch... and then walk by Five Guys. That's my little story. I need a little help and some good food. I may be able to handle breakfast - reheating eggs seems gross - but am open to the discussion. I just want to make this stupid proof for me.
  • $141.67
    Average price
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