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Valley Stream Gourmet Chefs

Browse these gourmet chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Valley Stream.

Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 125 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
Christine Y.
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"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
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dimitri R.
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Chef Charly is an amazing and talented chef. From the food presentation, menu selection to the taste buds all was perfect at my dinner. Having traveled around the world and eaten in many Michelin-starred restaurants and the best restaurants in NY, Chef Charly is at that level of talent and professionalism. I strongly recommend him for small or large group dinners. Looking forward to many more dinners with Chef Charly.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sheri O.
Verified review

My husband and I hired Chef Chris to treat my (at the time future) in-laws to a relaxing dinner in their home as our wedding gift to them. Chris worked with them to create their ultimate menu and the results were nothing less than superb! They raved about the food, Chef Chris's skill in the kitchen, and how wonderful he was to work with. We would hire him again in a New York minute!

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Linda E.
Verified review

We have used Bacco for three events now and I look forward to having them at our next party! Our guests rave about the delicious food and Chef Lauren and her staff could not be better to work with. I know that I do not have to worry about a thing when I hire Bacco. I would highly recommend this catering company.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
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Daymond S.
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Chef Wayne hands down provided my " now " Fiance and I with one of the most fantastic meals we have ever had. The seared steak was cooked to perfection and the onion jam on top of it, wow, feLt like I could eat it with anything. So delicious! Chef was also generous enough to record me proposing to my girlfriend. We ended the night with our families surprises my girlfriend and the chef had dessert for 10 and champagne already prepared just waiting for the cue.5 stars around the board. Can't wait to have another meal!

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Amoraco
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Priscilla F.
Verified review

AMORACO CATERING DID AN EXCEPTIONAL JOB FOR MY PARTY! I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF HAVING THIS COMPANY CATER TO THE GUESTS OF ABOUT 40-45 @MY HUSBAND'S BIRTHDAY PARTY. AMORACO,WHOSE EXECUTIVE CHEF IS TAMARA SHENKLE PRESENTED THE OCCASION WITH PROFESSIONALISM, COURTESY, AND, ABOVE ALL-- MOUTH-CATERING CUISINE! AMORACO TOOK CARE OF EVERYTHING: TASTEFUL DECO' (MATCH FOR THE OCCASION), TABLE LININGS, CHINA, CUTLERY ETC.BIRTHDAY CAKE WAS WELL PREPARED AND DECORATED! THE FOOD WAS VERY FRESH, DELECTABLE AND DELICATE. THE MINI LOBSTER ROLLS, CRAB CAKES, MUSHROOM WONTONS WITH BLACK TRUFFLES ARE STILL A HUGE BUZZ AMONG SOME OF MY GUESTS. FRESH HOMEMADE GOURMET DOES REALLY MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN A WELL PREPARED CUISINE. WITH AN EXECUTIVE CHEF LIKE TAMARA, I WILL STRONGLY RECOMMEND AMORACO CATERING. MY HUSBAND WAS VERY HAPPY AND CONTENT.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Barbara J.
Verified review

Chef Dan was wonderful. We discussed dishes, presentation, and delivery method prior to the event. Preparing dinner for a large group can be challenging but Chef Dan & Brianna executed everything perfectly and in a timely manner. My guests and I loved the food. Chef Dan was very professional. I highly recommend him!

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  • 68 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
Verified review

This was a special dinner for two. Everything from start to finish was perfection. Steve (our chef) was friendly, talented, and thoughtful. I can't recommend this experience highly enough.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Elizabeth T.
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Chef Erika prepared not only a delicious but a healthy dinner for myself and ten guests in my home, including appetizers and desserts. She worked patiently on the menu with me beforehand offering many options for my vegans guests. In fact, even the non vegan guests found the vegan options delectable!! Chef Erika and her crew shopped for the food, prepared and served the meal and cleaned up the kitchen when they were done. The two women she brought to assist her were amazing. It was such a lovely evening I have already hired Chef Erika for another dinner party in August!

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Chef Aless
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathleen B.
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Chef Aless recently catered a high-school graduation party at our home in northern NJ. We had about 50 friends and family at the event and it was absolutely perfect! Chef Aless took my very basic idea for the event and developed it into a creative and delicious-sounding menu. She also came up with a great cocktail (Pimms & Elderflower) to complement to meal! Chef Aless took care of everything – she came early, set up, prepared the meal, served it and cleaned up afterwards. My family and I were totally free to enjoy ourselves, our guests, and the wonderful food Chef Aless prepared. All my guests commented on how excellent the food was and how beautifully it was presented. We wanted this party to be a very special event and Chef Aless ensured it was! Thanks, Aless!

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Mirabell Catering
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Deborah B.
Verified review

Our elegant dinner party with close friends exceeded all my expectations. Chef Martin is a true gem! The food was amazing and the service outstanding. Everything from the appetizers to dessert was so delicious. Chef Martin’s talent and experience were evident and my guests were blown away. Thank you, Chef Martin! We look forward to welcoming you back to our home soon!

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  • 22 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeanmarie S.
Verified review

We cannot begin to explain what a great Caterer this is. We were having a problem finding a caterer for our Holiday Party. Laura came to our rescue! Her staff was amazing and the food, OMG! I have never seen so many people go back for so many seconds! Her staff is attentive, personable and efficient. Laura is an amazing chef with great ideas and the skills to go along with it. Our guests could not compliment the entire staff enough. I will use them again in a heartbeat - and so should anyone else looking to hire a caterer. BTW - go with the crepe station!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Akash K.
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Amazing food and chef Oscar did great

  • 6 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Jess Y.
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This is the first time that I've personally worked with a caterer for a small event (15 people) and it couldn't have gone better. Chef Stenneth was very detailed when presenting me with catering options. He worked within my budget and was open to any suggestions and alterations I had. He was communicative and responsive to all my inquiries and delivered everything punctually. A true professional! The food itself was AMAZING! The guests at my event all specifically pointed out how much they enjoyed the food! Chef Stenneth's culinary skills easily rival top restaurants in the city and I feel like I've found a hidden gem with him. I would easily recommend him to anyone looking for a caterer for any party size!

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

Chef Alana has catered many events for my family and I. Her and her staff are very pleasant to work with. Such attention to detail and creative flair. Her food is amazing! She did a 5 course seated dinner for my parents anniversary and everyone still talks about the food! She will continue to cater all of our affairs. I would recommend Chef Alana to anyone, you will LOVE the experience & her food!

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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mary S.
Verified review

The food was AMAZING!! I'm not easy to please and the food was above and beyond what I could have hoped for! Everything was decadent and delicious and Chef Dave went the extra mile! I couldn't say which dish was my favorite because they were all amazing... one better than the next! Definitely using him for every party and my guests couldn't stop raving about the food! A MUST USE!!

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Chef Via Melissa
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jaclyn M.
Verified review

We had a wonderful experience with Chef Via Melissa!! Everything was delicious and it was a night to remember! We would highly recommend Melissa to all our friends!

Melissa D'Elia
4.7
from 40 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Just paid a deposit to book Melissa for my event next weekend. Yay!!!!!! This is the 1st time I have hired a professional chef to cater for our monthly dinner party and had a lot of questions and concerns before going into it. Melissa has been extremely prompt, professional and patient in addressing all of my issues and I am really looking forward to working with her. I am confident my event will be a great success and I will be sure to post some more reviews/photos thereafter.

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Exceptional Events Services
4.6
from 19 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dominic H.
Verified review

Let my start by saying we have used Gina and her staff on many occasions at our home on the East End as well as in Manhattan. I can guarantee you that the service and quality is outstanding. I have recommended her to many of our friends and family. From planning the event to making sure it ran smoothly the day of, her organization and professionalism was top notch. Her bartenders, servers, chefs are one of a kind. I highly recommend using her!!! Kathy S.

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Dianne D.
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Tyler G.
Verified review

Dianne was an absolute pleasure to work with arranging a custom menu that really fit the dietary restrictions and high expectations we had. It's difficult to find someone as extremely knowledgeable and still open to suggestions. She arrived in plenty of time to meet with us prior to preparing dinner and cleaned everything spotless including the kitchen floor. Our dinner party was a complete success with everyone being WOWED by her presentation and attention to detail. We have hired a few other personal chefs and have never been as satisfied as we were with Dianne. I will defiantly be having her back in the near future!

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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