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Lake Oswego Home Chefs

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That Food Guy Catering
4.6
from 106 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
Tom W.
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I have contracted That Food Guy for several events. Mostly catering but have contracted him for event consulting as well. Jerry is a pleasant person to deal with and is really funny ("Never trust a skinny chef" still cracks me up)! His service is timely and always first class. Will do business with again.

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Sandra's Goodies
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth R.
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Sandra is an extraordinary chef and baker. Her food shows her love and passion for her craft. It is delicious and beautifully presented. What I appreciate most about Sandra is if you tell her how you want your food cooked, that's exactly how she will prepare it. Exquisite!!!

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Indigo Rose Personal Chef
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Grace P.
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Rachel has been on point since the moment I emailed her. I contacted several chefs to create an dining experience on a vacation with my family. She was the first one to contact me, and since I was shopping around, I had not gotten back to her until she took the initiative to contact me again to see what questions she could answer. As a business owner myself, I immediately recognized her desire to please and deliver I hired Rachel, and after many emails regarding menu, she was extremely accommodating... and described her final menu to a T. She was early, professional and her food as amazing as she described it. She had a sous chef, name Cody, and he was so great. They made an amazing team. My family didn't have to do one thing.. she described every meal... she asked if we were ready before serving the next course.. she cleared and plated everything. We did NOTHING!!! That is a special treat to 4 mothers in the group. We love the experience and would do it again without a second thought. Rachel was the dessert at the end of our trip. Many thanks!!

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A Wonderland Of Food
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Taniya M.
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Alison Tucker is our family chef. She has been cooking for us once a week for over 6 months now. In one word, Alison is AMAZING! Alison always communicates the menu to me ahead of time and is very open to changing her menu, based on my preference or cravings. She is easy to be around; she stays perfectly within the agreed upon time frame, she is patient with my kids' many questions, and she is very honest. She makes high-quality food using the best ingredients that don't break the bank, perfectly according to our tastes. She has also catered parties for us. Alison is just as able to be a home chef as she is able to be a high-energy party chef who has to feed a large group of people. Alison has my highest recommendation.

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Sweet Mama's
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jigyasha S.
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Tami delivered what we requested for; Hire her! Our wedding cake was beautiful. She is very good with communications over emails and text msgs. She also came over to our home for the cake tasting. I highly recommend Sweet Mama's ❤️

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  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori S.
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Working with Maribel at Fusion International Catering to cater our Wedding was a dream. She was very responsive and adapted to changes, answered all our questions, and offered great suggestions. The real star however was the wonderful food. We had plenty in quantity and variety and many people took plates home. It not only tasted amazing but it was presented beautifully. We had originally worked with another cater and a month out it became clear they were not going to work. They did not get back to us timely and we were afraid they would not be reliable on the big day. Maribel and her team stepped in and saved the day. I highly recommend them!

Bear Country Catering LLC
4.4
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Christie D.
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I never imagined my dream wedding like a lot of girls do. I always figured a wedding would be between the bride and the groom and never thought much about feeding guests or even having a beautiful dress. But, in January of 2016 I set the date to finally walk down the aisle. I had six months to plan the day's events. It seemed more than daunting to plan everything. As a woman pushing 40 with a full time career and a child to raise, having the "perfect wedding" was definitely not a priority to me. Also, with finances being an issue, i certainly was counting my pennies and not expecting anything fancy at all when I added everything up. A few months before the wedding I reached out to Danielle and Austin, knowing they were chefs and had recently been married themselves, to get a few money savings tips and maybe some free advice on how I could feed about 100 people on a tight budget. I was going to attempt a potluck wedding. That first phone call with Danielle changed everything. I let her know my situation and I laid it all out for her. Bottom line, I wanted a no frills- "just feed the people" wedding reception! By the end of that fateful phone call, Danielle offered me peace of mind in my menu choices, awesome tips on what foods go well with others and what doesn't and she even provided me surprising comfort with a particularwedding ceremony detail that I had been worried about. Her advice on a personal level and a professional level relieved me so much. At that point I realized I NEEDED to hire her officially and not just skim her knowledge for free advice! Ha! Shortly after I officially hired her, she provided a beautiful wedding menu just for me that expressed the casual feeling I wanted but added TONS of class! She met with me briefly before the wedding to go over a few more details. Even during that brief meeting I was left at ease knowing she fully understood my plans and trusted her completely. I wasn't worried a bit. A week before the wedding, the unthinkable happened. My outdoor picnic wedding had to be cancelled due to rain. Danielle and Austin were quick to make all appropriate adjustments and eased my mind about the sudden change of plans as well. On my wedding day, I was so happy to walk into the kitchen that morning and see her and Austin's smiling faces. They both seemed SO cool and relaxed. Neither one of them had that "hurried" chef look. They created an amazing spread with such elegant details that really surprised me! Cucumber-melon water, anyone? Healthy and savory quinoa pasta? Sheesh! What a TREAT! When it was time for the champagne toast, Danielle brought my glass to me with such a gracious and refreshed smile that I didn't even notice that she had been hustling as she helped serve the rest of my guests their drinks. Just pure professionalism and talent. Danielle and Austin have a unique talent of helping their client clarify their menu ideas and bring them into fruition. They took a scary and possibly pathetic wedding day and turned it into a memorable and elegant experience. Thank you guys! We will ALWAYS hire you and would be happy to recommend your incredible gifts to all of our friends and family

Divine Catering
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Lori S.
Verified review

They came, they went straight to work, and the food was AMAZING! They left and it looked like no one had been in the kitchen! It waa the most wonderful experience and we hope they will be available again next year! ♡

Private Chef
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon B.
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I have enjoyed working with Private Chef in the class setting and on a personal chef level. She is knowledgeable, well prepared, creative, and inspiring. I would recommend her to anyone!

Culinary Confidence
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Susie S.
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I have had one cooking lesson with Nathan and it was a blast! He is teaching me the fundementals of cooking by breaking the classes down into different types of proteins. He is completely open minded about how the class will be organized and what he will teach you. The learning curve is steep when you are learning techniques in your kitchen, with all your own cooking tools.

Jane Eller
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Therese S.
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Jane is an exceptional chef, and was able to prepare me very specialized meals for a healing diet I was on. I felt my stress melt away each time she came to cook, and the meals were delicious! The variety of dishes she made was wonderful - so many things I never would have thought to prepare myself. Thanks Jane!

Wishing Wells Productions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John C.
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Rick Browne knows his BBQ and his mastery of the grill has produced some of the best food I have ever tasted. Over the years I have been lucky enough to attend a couple of Rick Browne catered events. Grill-roast prime rib, tangy BBQ sauce, stuffed peppers with BACON!, and an amazing white chocolate orange souffle...just a sample of the goodness that has been prepared by Chef Rick.

Portland Home Chef
5.0
from 1 review
    Sage C.
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    Brittany Baldwin of Portland Home Chef is an inspiring and encouraging teacher. She listened to what my needs, objectives, fears and competencies/challenges are and then created a learning menu designed to give me just what I needed. I wish I could have her in my home every night cooking with me! I came away from our session empowered about my capacity to prepare delicious, nourishing food for my son and me. I have new skills and insights--and recipes--and a renewed sense of fun about being in my kitchen. And now, every time my son (who is 2) eats something that tastes good, he asks if Brittany has prepared it. Plus, Brittany is a wonderful, easygoing person who is just enjoyable to have in your kitchen. This is an extraordinary value.

    Mehris Bakery and Cafe
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 17 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Raquel O.
    Verified review

    We are a university in Portland, OR that hires breakfast and lunch catering for new student orientation events 3 times per year. We have been using a larger commercial catering firm for several years but really wanted a fresh menu and to work with a local smaller café. We stopped by the café/bakery one day to purchase some bakery items and some lunch items to sample prior to choosing our new caterer. Our team loved all of the items and decided to hire Mehri. Mehri was very responsive from initial contact, to planning and through the day of the event. She is a creative and talented chef and everything was delicious. The food was delivered on time and the presentation was perfect. All of the feedback we received was positive. Other departments at the university that need occasional catering asked for Mehri's business card. We will be hiring her for our next event in March.

    About

    I cater to private parties for two to 40 people in your home. I can do meal preparation for your family with emphasis on local, sustainable, and seasonal ingredients.

    About

    We provide the following services: * Bartending * Catering * Food Truck or Cart Services * Pastry Chef Services * Wedding Cakes * Cooking Lessons * Other Food and Beverage

    • 3 years in business
    About

    We provide memorable experiences, healthy options for professionals on the go and fun and interactive education for the masses at your location or ours. We focus our business on flexibility to work with your busy life and schedule.

    About

    I provide home-cooked meals to clients, which I deliver personally. I will accommodate 2-20 persons. My prices are generally low, with incredible quality.

    About

    I DO MY WORK TO SUITE THE CLIENT. AND I BUILD FROM THERE

    About

    Do you get to eat regularly? If you do, is it what you want to eat or healthy? Have you ever wished you could have gourmet, healthy home-cooked meals when it was convenient for you? If you have considered these things, then you probably thought you couldn't afford it, or if you could afford it, wouldn't you utilize a personal chef? Now you can, and it's worked for many. Our customers come from all different walks of life such as the following: * Single parents who can't find the time * Corporate offices that would rather have a home-cooked meal than catering * Late for a party and need a home-cooked cuisine * Somebody with dietary constraints such as gluten intolerant, lactose intolerant, or training regiment * Somebody who wants a personal chef to save time or cook for the family * College students on a budget We cater to your needs and your goals. With over 20 years of experience in many kitchens, cooking and groceries come to you. Everyone wanted to learn how to develop taste. We can teach you in your kitchen, with our kitchen items or yours. Meals can be brought to you or prepared at your home with a home Portland foodie vibe. Buy local and support local groceries at the same time, as we only select our ingredients at farmers' markets or locally owned grocers, if that is important to you. If you're interested in our service, we will custom-make a menu and meal plan. Decide your goal and arrange a price that works for you. We offer extra points if you want to have food cooked with spice. Call for a consultation, and ask about our blog site for Portland personal foodie chefs. Happy eating! Portland Metro Personal Chef Company

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I don't cut corners and work meticulously and tirelessly to ensure the best possible experience ad ingredients for my clients.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How much do private cooking lessons cost?

    You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

    How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

    Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

    Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.

    Actual Requests

    See other requests for home chefs in Lake Oswego

    Need Catering (drop-off)

    Portland, OR

    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Other (BBQ)
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Head count
      25-50
    • Budget per person
      $10-$20 per person
    • Details
      We also have a few vegetarians and also gluten free, and 1 vegan. We'd like to accommodate a few dishes for each that meat eaters and non restrictive diets can also enjoy.
    • $975
      Average price

    Need On-Going Meal Delivery Services

    Portland, OR

    • Meal preparation frequency
      Once a day
    • Meals needed
      Dinner
    • Head count
      2
    • Serving style
      Individually packaged
    • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
      No dietary restrictions
    • Day preference
      Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    • Time preference
      Evening (after 6pm)
    • Details
      Trying to set up temporary meal deliveries for my son who is undergoing chemotherapy now.
    • $80
      Average price

    Need cooking lessons

    Portland, OR

    • Reason for cooking lessons
      Private party
    • Interested in the following cooking skills
      I'm not sure yet
    • Cuisine interest
      Healthy, Vegetarian/Vegan
    • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
      Please describe here (no beef)
    • Number of students
      Over 10
    • Student age(s)
      Adult (over 18)
    • Experience
      Intermediate
    • Frequency
      One-time event
    • Lesson length
      60 minutes
    • Willing to join an existing group?
    • Day preference(s)
      Saturday
    • Time preference(s)
      Evening (after 6pm)
    • Details
      Cooking class for a bridal shower
    • $207.5
      Average price
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