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Browse these meal preparation services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Portland.

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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
Leanne M.
Verified review

I would highly recommend Rachel and Bake My Day for any catering and baking needs! We hired Rachel to prepare all meals for a 3 day yoga retreat for 10 people. From the beginning of the process through the weekend itself Rachel was nothing but professional, responsive, and accommodating. She worked with us to develop the menu based on our needs and guest preferences. The food quality and preparation was top notch. Everyone raved about the food, especially the desserts, inquired about the recipes, which she was happy to share, and fought over who got to take her home. She rolled with the punches of a fluid timeline and always had meals ready to go exactly when requested. She fit in great with our group and handled nonstop questions and people in and out of the kitchen with a smile and calm demeanor. Highly recommend!

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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
Linda I.
Verified review

Alison and her staff were amazing. The food she prepared for our party was wonderful. Her staff handled all the serving of the food and the drinks. They were a joy to work with. We had so many compliments on the food and service I would definitely use her again.

Oh Honey Cookery
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Krista B.
Verified review

This year I found myself both single and retired. After 40 years of dining out or preparing pre-packaged Diet Food, I was at a loss as to how to cook nutritious, interesting and quick meals for one person. The delightful Bonnie Ward Strauss - with experience as a caterer, restaurateur, personal chef, and instructor - was eager to show me how easily I could cook a variety of meals for myself that are attractive, tasty and low-calorie. I took notes, creating a cookbook of sorts, filled with Bonnie's directions and hints about the best ingredients, cooking methods, and even grocery shopping. She let me observe sometimes; but also had me standing in front of her stove, making certain I could recreate her dishes in my own kitchen. Bonnie completely tailored my lessons to what I was hoping to achieve and the cooking skills I had at the time. She also encouraged me to experiment on my own and to look at food in a new way. It is obvious that she loves being a chef, and that she hopes other people will appreciate good food as much as she does. Bonnie is smart, kind and enthusiastic about cooking. I completely recommend her as an instructor. I also intend to take more classes with her in the very near future.

Bear Country Catering LLC
4.4
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Krista E.
Verified review

We were doing an outdoor wedding reception. This event was very casual and we only requested food without servers or addition help. Our budget was $800 and we needed enough to feed 80 people. Dani put together 3 different full menu options within our budget. On the day of our party, Dani came promptly. She set up our table, provided all the service ware and it looked great. The food was amazing, our party was well fed and we had left overs for 3 full meals!

Private Chef
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Laura M.
Verified review

It was an absolute pleasure to have Heather from Simple Plate come into my home and share with me her vast knowledge of cooking. She made the whole process very stress free and enjoyable, even getting my young children involved! We all loved the meal we prepared together and also learned several tips and tricks for making our time in the kitchen more efficient. Heather is a very talented cook and I can't wait to have her back for another lesson! I highly recommend her services!

  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lily E.
Verified review

Shoshana really did an amazing job coordinating my baby shower. The buffet was full with tons of delicious food, there were several games and activities including a photo booth and baby onesie decoration station, and the decorations were top notch! Most importantly, me and all of my guests had so much fun! I would definitely hire Shoshana again for an upcoming event. Thank you, Shoshana!

Greg Sweeting
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elinor L.
Verified review

This is an update on a review I posted after having Greg deliver family meals for about a month: It just keeps getting better and better! His lamb stew, chicken curry, chicken soup, and chicken cacciatore have become family favorites. Try them! --E.L.

Tombstone BBQ
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Pat M.
    Verified review

    When Michael Eckert rolls into a BBQ competition the other professionals know it's just been cranked up one BIG notch! Few can achieve the flavor and tenderness Mike produces. No matter the meat, no matter the challenge, he's not only up to it but his extraordinarily prepared foods exceed expectations. Never have I known his BBQ to disappoint. My personal standards are very, very high but Mike's creations dazzle my taste buds every time I am lucky enough to enjoy them!

    Eats Creative Cuisine
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    Freya K.
    Verified review

    Paul just catered mine and a friend's multi day birthday party. He prepared three WONDERFUL meals three days in a row. As a long time friend of ours he was incredible at balancing his responsibilities as caterer (which I assure you he took very seriously) with his ability to have fun with the group!! The meals were all meticulously made and served just when the group was getting antsy. Seriously, his menu was beautiful and delicious. I would highly suggest you give him a shout. Ps he has experience with carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans so don't be worried about that!!

    Elan Vital Chef Services
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
      Margaret A.
      Verified review

      Cade is calm, cool and collected. He has a great presence. In the kitchen he has the confidence to take on any dish. And he does it extremely well. He definitely has, "the skills to pay the bills". From sweet treats to eloquent meals he is sure to keep you wanting more.

      My Vice Catering & events
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
      • 4 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Suvi C.
      Verified review

      My Vice Catering is a fantastic company. Their values for locally sourced and sustainable products is in line with what we believe in. They also pay and treat their staff so well. The bartenders we happy, efficient, and fun. The staff did an amazing job of busing and cleaning up. They arrived on time and prepared. Then there is the food.... so yummy. We got soooo many compliments from our guests. The appetizers were beautiful and delicious. They used the charcoal bbq at the venue and it really added to the experience and made the food so fresh. All the sauces, salsas, and attention to detail on the buffet table was great. Tarl was very communicative with us throughout the entire process. They handled all the rentals, we just had to pick what we wanted. So easy! If you are planning an event, hire My Vice Catering. Seriously, just do it. They are awesome!

      Cracker Job
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
      • 4 years in business
      Annie M.
      Verified review

      Imaginative, innovative and delicious meals by Garcia- always memorable.

      Latrise M.
      Verified review

      Chef Stef is an amazing chef and sommelier. She did a tasting and prepared all of the food for a Bon voyages party. She is very friendly and has welcoming demeanor. She was professional and very knowledgable. I would highly recommend her service and expertise. -Latrise

      Jane Eller
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 16 years in business
      Therese S.
      Verified review

      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!

      Food and Fettle
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 1 year in business
      Candice S.
      Verified review

      I contacted Steffi with fatigue and digestive issues that have been plaguing me for years. She responded immediately with an array of situational questions to diagnose accurately. Just that step alone started the realization process of my sugar induced crash and burn diet. She developed a personal plan to cut my sugar, increase water consumption, and healthy ways to get thru my swing shift work schedule. She also introduced bitters for digestion including recipes to make my own. (I have made and still use daily.) This literately changed my life. I'm lactose and gluten intolerant and have trouble digesting most food combinations. With the aid of bitters, I actually feel my stomach working again. I'm now not afraid to eat hearty meals, which was the cyclic problem of amping up on carbs for energy. Steffi checked in often and made me feel truly important with one on one guidance.

      Spark Private Chef Services
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
        Steve H.
        Verified review

        My wife and several friends who are interested in cooking watched chef Marc of Spark Private Chef Services skillfully prepare a 3 course gourmet meal which we then sat down and ate. The meal chef Marc prepared was every bit as good as ANY high end restaurant I've ever visited. Marc is an excellent communicator and took time to address questions, often in great detail. Marc also participated in a lively and wide ranging conversation around the dinner table. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

        Wishing Wells Productions
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
        • 19 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Bubba Dave P.
        Verified review

        Rick Browne's expertise in all facets of cooking are outstanding, but are particularly impressive in all things related to BBQ. By that, I mean grilling, smoking, and the preparation of foods being considered. He blends experience developed over years to create classics, from Baked Alaska for intimate dinner parties of 25 guests, to smoking a suckling pig on an indirect smoker to serve 200 people. Well versed in kitchen technique, he is an astute chef that has a very rare recognition degree of a Doctorate in BBQ from some prestigious societies in the trade. RIck is an engaging conversationalist at every event I have been a part of with him, espousing his knowledge of food and wine pairings to the guests enjoyment.

        Taste Of Life
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Evelyn H.
        Verified review

        Taste of Life catered a meeting for me. Charnel prepared lunch for 12 people. She arrived on time and was very professional. The food was amazing and the cost was reasonable. I highly recommend Taste of Life!

        Portland Home Chef
        5.0
        from 1 review
          Sage C.
          Verified review

          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.

          Lisa Glickman LLC
          5.0
          from 1 review
          • 1 hire on Thumbtack
          Trina F.
          Verified review

          amazing meal!

          Billingsley's Catering

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            I have been in the catering and restaurant industry for the past 15 years. I can help with your event planning, menu preparation, limo rental, entertainment needs, server and bartender needs, event set up and crew staffing.

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