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  • 12 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 min

Linda M.

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Having never used Thumbtack before I had no idea what to expect. Within one hour of registering my request, I had responses from three caterers. I chose the services of Personal Chef Lisa Pucci Delgado. I was interested in drop off catering for my daughter's baby shower. This was one of the best choices I've ever made. The food was delicious. Lisa was helpful and professional from start to finish. All of our guests were extremely impressed and wonderfully fed. All of my expectations were exceeded and I would definitely hire Chef Delgado again and enthusiastically recommend her for any event you have planned.

Anne N.

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Lisa is amazing! I am so glad I found her. She has been my personal chef since July. Yup - I have a personal chef! Whoa! Lisa will work with you to accommodate any budget. Don't subscribe to the myth that you can't afford her. You will be pleasantly surprised (and kicking yourself for not contacting her sooner). She is a fantastic chef and her dishes are top notch. She is very flexible and is a really cool person to work with. Her upbeat personality is contagious! No complaints. I would recommend her to anyone.

Christi S.

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If you're looking for a personal chef, look no further! Enjoy five star restaurant quality food in the comforts of your own home. Lisa has provided an excellent menu for a specialized diet, using high quality, fresh ingredients. I highly recommend her talented services!

  • 7 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

Nicole N.

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Above and beyond would be one way I desribe the quality and service that I received from Gourmet Guy Catering. Matt and his team were kind, patient, and professional. Matt worked to tailor a menu to suit our wants and needs. So many of the guests at our wedding complimented how delicious the food and service was. The food was beyond what you would expect at a typical wedding. The chicken was cooked to perfection! The waitstaff were so attentive and willing to jump in wherever needed. One of the ladies even helped me carry my dress and an umbrella as I had to make a run through the pouring rain. It is clear that Matt and the reast of the team at Gourmet Guy are passionate about their work and committed to quality service. They are honest, fair, and talented.

Kimberly B.

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We have found the perfect combination of culinary expertise, professionalism, and personal likeability. Matt's talent in the kitchen, coupled with his enthusiasm for creating the perfect scene for his clients, is unparalleled. From large, professional gatherings to small, intimate dinners, every detail is perfect and always within budget. Thank you Matt. You truly are the Gourmet Guy!

Thumbtack Customer

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I have never worked with a cater before. Matt made the experience so easy by sending several choices with complete explanation of services provided. Matt handled everything. The food arrived on time, was delicious and his staff was very professional, friendly, and went above and beyond to help members of our "senior" group with their trays. I would use them again.

  • 23 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Judy M.

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I am thrilled to of found chef Damon on thumbtack! He customized a clam bake for us. His thi meatballs were excellent and the pepadu peppers stuffed with goat cheese were addictive! Dinner was clams chicken a mixed roasted potatoes and corn of course. With rolls and corn bread. Then chef put together a ice cream sundae bar any kid would love! The food was beautifully displayed and was so delicious. My guest gave rave reviews and will definitely use Damon in the future. I know we will! Avery was our server for the evening and she took care of all my guests and kept everything orderly and clean. Look not further Damon is your man!

Melinda H.

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Chef prepared an amazing dinner on short notice. Mangano’s Meatballs buffet was amazing! Damon customized the whole menu to my budget and was very engaging with our guests. He made this very simple and a huge success. Sincerely, Melinda Harris

Nancy U.

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Had great variety of textures and flavors all artfully displayed. We had an open house and chef prepared the hot appetizers throughout the event so they were served at the perfect temperature and the kitchen was filled with wonderful aroma.

  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 34 min

Nina S.

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Chef Markus Adams was incredibly great to work with for two events I had this past weekend. I appreciate all his hard work and dedication he put in too making my events special and wonderful. It is a pleasure working with him, he is amazing chef and I would love to do business with him in the future. His cooking was prefect and the plating was fantastic, I really enjoyed all his effort he put into making my events terrific and memorable.

Peggy F.

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Marcus was very professional, responded quickly to all questions, and the food was great! The guests at my party commented about how delicious the food was. The presentation of the food was also excellent. Marcus offered many great suggestions and helped guide me through the entire process. He was on time, self directed, very organized, and enjoyable to work with. I will definitely use him again.

Thumbtack Customer

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It was a pleasure to work with kitchen Academic and Chef Markus Adams, he was excellent and it was nice to work with him, I would love to work with him again soon

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 53 min
  • Chagrin Falls, OH

Trent T.

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The menu, the ingredients, the professionalism, and the presentation were all excellent. Alex is a pro that is passionate about what he does. Allison was the icing on the cake that ensured everything went smoothly. Great team.

Gary S.

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Got Chef at last minute for impromptu NYE gathering. He took care of all details including shopping and made everything as simple as it could possibly be. Very personable. Would certainly use him again.

Heidi D.

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Chef Alex helped me provide a HUGE surprise dinner for my college students birthday. He gave her a birthday to remember, thanks Alrx! I will absoletely be calling you again!!!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours
  • Hinckley, OH

David B.

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If you are looking to expand your capabilities to prepare a wider variety of different meals, are looking to try new dishes, or are a novice chef just getting started - this is a great class to take. Abby's experience and knowledge in preparing sauces, combining spices, selecting and cooking the right cuts of meat, complimentary side dishes, and proper utilization of the kitchen "tools" is inspiring. She is extremely helpful and patient in explaining each step in the process of creating a delicious meal, while giving you enough freedom to explore individual levels of taste and learn from little mistakes you may make along the way as we all do in cooking. I truly enjoyed my time with Abby...I learned so much...and I look forward to taking more classes with her!

Isabella J.

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Abigail makes incredibly tasty dishes that seem complex but she is able to explain them well and provide step-by-step instructions that make the entire process seem a lot easier. She is a very talented chef, and I have learned a lot of basic cooking tips from her that I never used before but now cannot live without. I have enjoyed being able to try new things as well as improve upon my previous skills. Highly recommend!

Tara C.

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These classes are AMAZING, and the instructor is awesome. She makes everything look easy--and it really IS once you learn how to do things. You can make all different kinds of dishes & desserts, and they'll all be DELISH!! I'm inspired now to be a better cook for my family. And I no longer rely on "Chef Mike" (my microwave) to make meals!! Sign up for a class--you'll LOVE IT!!

  • 4 years in business
  • Rocky River, OH

Sabrina W.

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An amazing personal chef experience. Chef Nova came to my home and prepared an amazing dinner for my husband and I on our anniversary. She was very professional, and ensured to make a meal we would enjoy. Chef prepared for us a fresh green salad tossed in a homemade Caesar dressing, roasted asparagus, creamy shrimp Alfredo alongside a thick juicy flavorful rib eye steak. My husband and I toasted our anniversary with a white wine sangria chef prepared also. Needless to say it was an amazing evening that we will never forget.

Brendan T.

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Working with Nova has been stellar! Her professionalism is matched only by her amazing food and service!

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Cleveland, OH

Amber G.

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If you’re looking for a highly customized catering experience, I can’t recommend Brian Doyle and the staff at Sow Food enough. Nothing comes prepackaged at Sow Food which makes it stand out among so many other catering companies in Northeast Ohio. Brian and his team spent a lot of time with my husband and me during our initial meetings. He came up with an extremely customized menu that was so personal to us—reflecting places we’ve visited, our sourcing values and even personal anecdotes. The team was very thorough throughout the entire planning process. Our venue was a challenge due to the fact that they had no kitchen, running water or other accommodations usually required by a catering company. As a guest, you would never know what conditions they were working under. The staff was wonderful and our appetizers, meals, cocktails and the dessert bar were one of the most memorable parts of our evening. Sow Food served as such an essential element to making our wedding day so very personal and memorable for everyone involved. Not many wedding guests gush about the food afterward, but ours sure did!

Kaitlyn L.

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My eyes filled with tears as I first read the menu Brian and SOW Foods created. Finally! somebody get us! I felt like Brian had known us for years. He created dishes not only of our favorite foods but also incorporated our personalities, our families, and was even able to work with picky 84 year old grandma. SOW food was so much more than just a caterer they helped Andrew and I make our wedding. And we are forever grateful. And have you tried Maggie's pastries!

Scott G.

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Brian and his crew at SOW Food were fantastic to work with. They make innovative, fresh and delicious food that everyone enjoyed. I have recommended using SOW Food time and again and will continue to do so without reservation.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 min
  • Solon, OH

Heidi J.

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We did not end up using Brown and Brown. The price quote was misleading, stating 125.00 total price. When I scheduled, it was then verbally quoted as 125.00 per person.

Amy S.

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Eileen and David do a wonderful job. Their food is delicious, creative and beautifully presented! A wonderful experience!

  • Bedford, OH


I bring a delightful and delicious experience of the culinary arts to your home. I use only traditional cuisine recipes to show the guests that there are many regions of cooking from around the world. I try to connect the family to the experience and thrill that cooking provides.


I have my pastry degree. I can cater desserts or make you a beautiful cake for any occasion, for a cheap price and it is always homemade! Also, please just directly call me so that we can discuss your wants, needs and price. Thank you.


I am an Italian who moved to the USA 20 years ago. I am a private chef specialized in authentic Italian cuisine and offer four courses, sitting-down dinners or buffet-style parties in the Akron-Cleveland area.

  • Cleveland, OH


Because I cook straight from my heart!!! I don't do catering because I need the money(which I do!) , I do it because I love to see the looks of satisfaction!


I will cook for you and your family whenever needed, grocery shop, plan menus, and provide setup services for private dinner parties. I have culinary experience in hotels, restaurants, and country clubs. I am comfortable around children and pets. I can provide the home cooking experience like mom did.

  • 5 years in business
  • Gates Mills, OH


Personal attention and customer service.

  • Akron, OH


I will be cooking special meals for people who are unable to cook for themselves. I will be prepping, shopping and preparing personal meals for people who are on the go. I am able to prepare good old-fashioned meals to upscale Artisan foods.

  • 5 years in business
  • Canton, OH


I am a perfectionist. I try and make flavorful food that is also healthy.


Because I care about my customers and there satisfaction. I want to put a smile on there face so they can live a happier and fuller life.

  • 3 years in business
  • Barberton, OH


My name is Alex Najar. I am an aspiring chef. I'm 21 years old, but don't let my age fool you, I know my stuff. I enjoy cooking all types of different cuisines, but my favorite is modern American. I am very versatile and flexible with whatever you want. I don't only cook, I can also teach basic skills and techniques of cooking. I can cater for big parties or small gatherings. I can also come to your house and be your personal chef for a special event or evening, or come and show you different ways on cooking techniques so you yourself can cook for friends, family, or that special someone!

  • Lakewood, OH


Doing gourmet vegetarian options for those that want something unique and different. I gave up meat 3 months ago and have taken replacing it to a whole new level!

  • Medina, OH


I provide personal catering tailored to your specific needs. I will prepare all foods off site and deliver. I am available to prepare on-site if equipment is available. I will serve your party in any way that you may need. Nothing is impossible, so just ask if you need something.

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