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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 87 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy P.
Verified review

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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Provencharly
5.0
from 76 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dmitriy O.
Verified review

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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  • 68 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Frances R.
Verified review

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.

Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sarah C.
Verified review

We hired Erika to conduct an interactive cooking class for our daughters 16th birthday. Erika was great with the girls and they all had an amazing time - all while learning to cook and about nutrition. Erika created a menu that was teenage friendly so the girls would really enjoy the food and experience.

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Festive Food Caterers
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mary A.
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Whether you are having a small get together for a few or a large gathering, be rest assured that your event will be amazing! Chef Michel is extremely professional, respectful, and friendly! He catered 2 events for our family and we were very pleased with both. The first was a party of nearly 100 people celebrating our son’s college graduation and daughter’s high school graduation. Our second event was a last minute post Thanksgiving weekend family get together for 12-15 people. Everything from the planning, to taste testing, and delivery was on point. Aside from the food being beyond mouth watering delicious, he coordinated with outside vendors to provide everything we needed to make the graduation event beautiful. He also provided on site chefs and wait staff, all of which were professional and attentive to details. They were flexible in their assigned roles and remained past the scheduled time to attend to our guests and clean up. Our home was left as clean as it was when they arrived! Chef Michel prides himself on delivering the best quality and freshest foods possible. Other than a few items that required pre-prep (like marinating / slow cooking...definitely try the roast pork and roast chicken) everything was prepared (cut, fried, cooked, assembled etc) on site. This truly makes a difference when you’re serving items like empanadas or tostones with avocado and shrimp (both highly recommended). Chef Michel is very creative. Whether you choose something from his printed menus, have other items in mind, or even have a special recipe that you want him to prepare...HE CAN DO IT! An important point to make about his catering style is that he is so proud of his creations that he wants everyone to be able to taste everything that he prepares. If you choose an appetizer and you have 100 people, you are not going to get 1 or 2 pieces per person or be charged by the piece, like most caterers. He will make sure you have more than enough for everyone. The same applies to your main course. We had leftovers for ourselves, even after our guests took food home. With all of this said, I truly feel that his prices are fair and reasonable! I could write more and would be more than happy to speak to anyone who has any questions, but I’ll end with...make sure you try his homemade ice creams (our favorites were coconut and pineapple), flan, and especially the sangria!

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Allyson M.
Verified review

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!

Mendham Kitchen to Table
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
John Z.
Verified review

Francis was great. He offered excellent menu choices and even worked with us to have extra side dishes our kids would like while still participating in the 'big meal'. He took care of everything from start to finish including serving us on our deck. We would recommend him to anyone and hope to have him create another meal for a future special occasion.

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Chef Dave's
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mary R.
Verified review

Outstanding hands on demonstration and lesson for my 11 year old daughters and friends. Not only did they learn to cook the meal they enjoyed, they learned proper knife skills, cutting a chicken, importance of fresh ingredients vs. store bought, sauce prep and reduction technique, homemade salad dressing, and presentation of the meal. We all enjoyed Chef's simple educational approach as well as his lively sense of humor and calm command in the kitchen! Absolutely look forward to cooking with him again as well as using his catering expertise for at home celebrations.

Chef Stef
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa P.
Verified review

I've taken several cooking classes with Chef Stef and I've found them fun, interactive and informative. Classes are in a relaxed atmosphere, where novices or those with more advanced culinary skills can feel comfortable in the same class. Thanks to Chef Stef, I make one kiss ass prime rib!

Celestial Touch Catering
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie P.
Verified review

Working with Brenda is a pure joy. She is detailed, patient and strives to make your request exceptional. Her cooking expertiseis is pleasing to the pallet and her creatively/decorative style is unique to the specified event.

Chef Gerard
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Marlene F.
Verified review

We hired Chef Gerry for an evening of a cooking lesson and eating. He set up stations with recipes that we were to follow. He helped us make pasta - a real treat! Chef Gerry was knowledgeable, informative, and the recipes were easy to follow but were challenging. It was a delicious dinner and a perfect evening thanks to our very capable Chef!

Clarendon Cuisines LLC
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
William P.
Verified review

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!

  • 21 years in business
  • 6 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!

The Urban Larder
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Laura P.
Verified review

I was fortunate to experience a Thanksgiving Dinner that Alex prepared for a small group of friends. The pumpkin pie and homemade whipped cream were out of this world. The pie was the most delicious pumpkin pie that I have ever tasted. Not to mention, the stuffing, the jalapeño creamed corn and the mac n cheese (just to name of few of the dishes that she served). After my Thanksgiving experience, I hired Alex to cook a dinner for 4 people on a Saturday night. She prepared a steak dinner with a miso butter sauce, roasted sweet potato wedges and sautéed bok choy. The steak was cooked perfectly medium rare and the miso butter sauce melted in your mouth. My steak standards are pretty high and I might even go so far as to say I enjoyed it more than going to the Palm. Alex's cooking is a delightful experience and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for home dinner party chef or preparing pre-cooked meals for the week. Even Alex's homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese are delectable. The range of her capabilities is infinite.

Chef Leo Aragão
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Veronika S.
Verified review

I hired Leo for my birthday dinner and he was fantastic. He is an excellent chef, came up with an great menu and my dinner party guests raved about him all evening long. He even did the dishes! I would highly recommend him.

Engage Catering
3.7
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Alissa B.
Verified review

Chef Craig came to my house to cook dinner for 8 people to celebrate my mother's retirement. He sent me sample menus well in advance of the event and we chose our favorites from those menus. Chef Craig cooked to our preferences while also improvising using his creativity. He was very receptive to those of us who had dietary restrictions (vegetarian, food allergies), and adjusted the courses accordingly. He was easy to work with and the food was fantastic! He and his server left the kitchen spotless and they were both fun to talk to. I would absolutely use him again.

EATWELL NEW YORK EVENTS
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jennifer T.
Verified review

Chef Nicholas is great! He does drop-off meals for our family once a week. We keep them in the freezer & my kids eat them on the nights that I work late and don't have time to cook. His meals are healthy, delicious, and actually more affordable than ordering in!

Rovegno's, Inc.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thomas T.
Verified review

I took a great private cooking class with Robert, making several savory Indian dishes and a delicious desert.

Conscious Chef
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Emily R.
Verified review

I have struggled with food my entire life. For me, believe it or not, I never really loved to eat, and didn’t know what to look for in a good meal. And as a woman, we take care of our skin, our hair, our bodies... but the digestive system carries all the "weight" of daily activities. After working with Chef Kiele, everything changed. She helped kickstart a deep nutritional change for me, the way I thought about food, and the way my body processed food. And the big bonus - I learned how to cook amazing meals, all on my own, without any prior cooking knowledge or experience! Her private cooking lessons felt like an awakening to the necessity of eating right, on more of a soul level. I connect with food, my body, and my health in a whole new way, that is definitely a life-long change and investment.

K-Souls
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Kenya K.
Verified review

Remarkable service. The excellence of the food was fresh, purchased that morning and extraordinary. Chef Kristal was very informative and explained her style of cooking and each step of preparing her fabulous meals. What an astonishing way to have a small dinner party of six at home! At the end of the night my Kitchen was immaculate. I will defiantly be using K-Souls real soon and I highly recommend her.

Chef Shaun Perrin
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eva Y.
Verified review

We hired Chef Perrin on short notice for a holiday work party. She really did an amazing job. Every dish was delicious and paired wonderfully with one another. My co workers really enjoyed the event as well as her cooking. I will use her for future parties.

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