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Valley Stream Gourmet Cooking Classes

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Provencharly
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dmitriy O.
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Charly was great! The food was equally as great! We made a minor (more like major) mistake or requesting Charly for a dinner for 4 people, where we actually needed it for 6! When Charly came over to start preparing, we realized we needed more food! Charly was quick to figure out how to make the courses work out with the food he already brought - he says he always comes prepared with extras! He even had extra menus, so that also worked out! He was also a good sport about stepping out with us on a quick supermarket trip and buy some extra main courses :-). All-in-all, we were impressed by his patience and preparedness even before he started cooking. As for the cooking, he prepared an amazing meal and his presentation of food is incredible! Like going to a Michelin restaurant at home. Hands down the best Chocolate lava cake we've ever had!!! Thanks Charly!!

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy P.
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Chris catered a dinner party at my apartment and everything was top notch. He arrived promptly, had enough time to get organized before the guests arrived, and looked very professional. The presentation of the food was as delicious as it tasted. My friend helped organize the menu and every course was more delicious than the next. I look forward to having him caterer more frequently, as well as teach cooking classes. Chris' professionalism and attentiveness was incredible. Thank you again for a wonderful evening!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marina N.
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My husband gave to me one 3-hours-class with Erika! More than a cooking class, I had the opportunity to talk and share ideas with someone that knows a lot about healthy food! That was great and exactly what I was looking for! During the class, I was able to raise all my doubts! Of course we prepared delicious recipes, but more important than this Erika shared all her knowledge! She gave me new ideas to improve my cooking and to prepare better (and delicious) food! Thank you, Erika! It was an amazing experience!

Kulinary Kings
4.6
from 44 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea T.
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Chef Greg and his staff did a great job cooking for our event! The food was great and our guests really enjoyed it!

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Chef Via Melissa
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Allyson M.
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via Melissa, or "Chef Melissa" as we call her, exceeded our expectations! We took her from her usual route of healthy food and asked her to run a cooking class so that children with Celiac Disease could make and enjoy cupcakes on the morning of Super Bowl Sunday. She was really flexible and provided what felt and looked like "regular" cupcakes but modified for strict gluten-free compliance and somehow they were a little healthy too! All natural. even organic and dairy-free where possible. The ages of children who attended ranged from 4-12 and she worked really well with everyone! She set up before we (event organizers) arrived and had a friendly helper with her. They were professional but the kids related to them very well. The parents were all pleased and her rate was really reasonable! Our support group doesn't make any money from events like this, parents paid her directly and she was accepting last-minute additions without any worries. I can't think of a single negative - in fact we'd like to work with her again this year! Oh, and she even took the work of finding a location away from us (we're 2 volunteers who run this group for our children and others). Next class, we'll go a little healthier and really take advantage of ALL that via Melissa has to offer our kids! :) Oh, and she's even sending us kid-friendly, healthy and gluten-free recipes for us to share with the families in our group! She really goes above and beyond!

Serve M.E. Now
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
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Chef Flo was invited to my apartment for a surprise birthday dinner. To be honest, I wasn't really expecting much - but boy, oh boy, were we in for a treat!! Florvil Chef Flo Valdez fed us the best poached shrimp salad (I've ever had), the best chicken florentine (I've ever had) and a chocolate mousse creme brulee (I've ever had)!!! From the crushing of the pistachios to the torching of the mousse, you can see first hand that Chef Flo pours his love into his cooking. It's an awesome experience all around - to witness the magic happen, to be served by him and to experience it first hand! It was truly an once in a lifetime opportunity. I would LOVE to host dinner parties, maybe even cooking classes with Chef Flo in the future. He left a lasting impression and even inspired us to become chefs ourselves. In fact, I tried replicating his chicken florentine the following day but I'll save that story for another time. If you are thinking about booking Chef Flo, there's nothing to think about, just do it. Not for a second will you regret it! Thank you Chef Flo for such an amazing experience. BON APPETITE!

Private Chef
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Paula N.
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I had a wonderful cooking class with Chef Michael Molleda. We chose a menu and he sent me the recipes in advance. He taught me how to prepare a variety of dishes. He made it easy, fun and the food was delicious. We plan on hiring him again!!

Katered by Kim
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Louise S.
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Kim is a great cook and a great person. She gives fantastic cooking classes and teaches you hands on. She is always reliable and sweet and anyone who hires Kim would be beyond satisfied. From cooking classes to catering food, Kim is the one for you. Let Kim cook for you for your next occasion!

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

Rovegno's, Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Thomas T.
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I took a great private cooking class with Robert, making several savory Indian dishes and a delicious desert.

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Susan M.
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Deborah is not only the utmost professional, she is also an absolutely phenomenal cook. Her cooking passion is obvious in all she does, including the desire to help others create fabulous meals. She makes the most difficult dishes look easy. Because of her love of cooking, she is also very patient in teaching others (as I learned first-hand!). Her past professional customer service is evident in her current endeavors. You will NOT be disappointed.

Clarendon Cuisines LLC
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
William P.
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did a cooking class with the chef. He seemed very knowledgeable about technique and quality. He explained everything clearly. Me and my girlfriend had a great time learning how to make new dishes that we still use till this day. Chef Christopher is awesome!

Cooking Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Dan F.
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Jac is an excellent, creative, and fun chef. I learned a lot from our lesson and she gave me great pointers for how to improve my cooking in the future. I highly recommend her cooking classes!!!

Chef Megan Johnson
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Yael G.
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Megan is a remarkable chef and exceptional teacher. We hired her for a private cooking class and she went above and beyond to plan - and instruct - a lesson that far exceeded our expectations. We learned a ton and had so much fun in the process!

FlavorMaster Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Laura B.
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I took a cooking class with James which was wonderful. He planned a terrific menu, at Sur La Table. We learned knife skills and some great new recipes. After this class, my cooking club hired James to do a class at someone's home. We planned the menu , together, and all 6 of us took part in this great evening of slicing, dicing and baking.

Lindsey Romain
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Olivia H.
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Chef Lindsey is an amazing cook. Her food is amazing and full of flavor. I didn't know what exactly I wanted to serve my guest and she was able to devise a menu based on flavors I liked. I would describe the 3-course dinner menu as gourmet Caribbean cuisine. She also catered a brunch. Her poached eggs and homemade hollandaise sauce was divine. Yum! Yum! Anything you want she'll provide and much more.

HudsonChef
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melanie R.
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My husband hired Gustavo to come and cook for us and another couple coming in from far away we haven't seen in many years. We didn't want to worry about cooking and really wanted to catch up with our friends. Gus had great communication with us before the event ensuring we would be getting everything we wanted. Even though we wanted a very simple meal, Gus made sure to make it extra special for us. It even turned into an impromptu mini cooking class as we all crowded around him asking questions about the food. It was a great experience and will definitely keep him in mind for future events.

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Are you getting bored of unauthentic Thai food? I can teach you to cook your own authentic Thai dishes within one class section.

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I am a Culinary Institute of America grad who's an expert in hospitality. I specialize in catering, meal prep, and cooking classes.

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At Cusquine Cooking Classes, we focus on a hands-on learning experience that is not only fun but comprehensive. We start with the basics and grow from there. Our passion is farm-to-table, organic and classic French cuisine. We specialize in teaching children and hosting group events for special occasions.

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Luella offers delicious meals for dinner or special occasions. She offers cooking classes. Do you want to learn how to cook various cuisines, learn basic techniques or unique ways of preparing food or how to prepare a gourmet dinner? Luella will put together a class with any menu you request and provide plenty of helpful cooking tips. She offers meal preparation and delivery. Luella will put together a healthy and delicious menu plan based on your requirements and preferences. The food will be packaged, labeled and will include heating instructions. All you need to do is to heat and enjoy! Luella can also help you put together a memorable party for any occasion. She offers an all-inclusive plan that includes menu planning, grocery shopping and rentals, or she can simply help set up, coordinate and cook while you enjoy your party. Whatever your needs are, she'll work with you to throw a fabulous party.

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