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  • 17 years in business
  • 223 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 43 min

Bryan H.

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Tony was headed and shoulders above what we could have expected. This was our first ever with an home personal chef. It was like having dinner prepared for you from a friend you haven't seen in a while and then when you see them, you wish you hung out more. Tony is a Gentleman, and a genuine good person. To the the food: We could have choose to sit back watch some TV, sit by the the fire Etc. and let Tony do his thing but we choose to watch the master Chef and take mental notes. Tony was very good at giving pointers to my wife on cooking, knife technique, ingredients etc. While Tony also answered my 101 questions about everything but cooking. The Food was excellent. Being as it was our first time we had a chef we had Tony choose dishes for us, we could have adjusted if we preferred. It was nice to have a spin on some traditional dishes and some we would not really ever cook our selves. BTW, My wife cooks every night so we are familiar with home cooked meals. To the Wine, by the GLOBAL WINE CHEF : My wife and I occasionally drink wine. This really is the super specialty of Tony. I have never had wine paired with food that made the wine and food taste so good together and on their own. I simply just don't know But my pallet and taste buds get it. Either crisp and clean in some areas and mellow and harmonizing in others. This was a true treat for us. This is not something we could do for ourselves or get at a restaurant. We give the experience, because for us that is what it was a 10 out of 10. What you get the money is great, certainly more than you pay for in my opinion. Tony definitely gets a sense of the people and weather you choose to be away from the kitchen and relax or right with him taking notes hes happy either way. Tony : Genuine Personable Well versed in food and Especially wine Thanks again Tony A true pleasure -Bryan and Mary

Tracy B.

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My sons and I wanted to surprise my husband with a personal chef for his birthday. I submitted my request through Thumbtack with a specific request for pan seared scallops. Chef Tony replied, his proposal included a 5 course seafood theme menu and I knew right away this would be a great match as my husband is a lover of seafood. After speaking with Chef Tony, he made a trip to our home to get a layout of the kitchen and go over the final details. When the day finally arrived, my husband was pleasantly surprised. Chef Tony did not disappoint, the food was absolutely delicious, every course was a delight, and kudos to the homemade pound cake!! Our family was truly blessed to have Chef Tony, we not only had a fine dining experience but we also had a few cooking lessons and met a new friend! I highly recommend Chef Tony, he is both professional & personal and an excellent chef!

Kimberly B.

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I have to say to myself, Why haven't I done this sooner. On Friday night we had a ladies night, 5, and Tony prepared 5-6 dishes and each one was amazing, delicious. He prepares well by asking all the right questions regarding the group he is preparing for and then executes it exquisitely!! I can't wait to plan my next event with Tony and I will also be doing some cooking classes with him. Tony from all of us ladies on Fri May 29th we thank you so such a wonderful special evening.

  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Elizabeth L.

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My husband has very high standards for food and service, and Francis performed masterfully! First of all, he showed up promptly when he said he would and proceeded to make my small kitchen his workplace. We celebrated our wedding anniversary with close friends out on our covered patio while it lightly sprinkled rain outside. Francis served 11 people a 3-course meal on time following a couple speeches. We ate baked sea scallops, veal Provençal, creme brûlée and a lemon meringue tart! The sea scallops were very delicious in their cream and mushroom sauce. The veal Provençal was cooked to perfection--very juicy, yet tender--along with potatoes and asparagus. The asparagus was very well chosen and didn't have any of the tough stalks mixed in. One of our guests couldn't finish both her desserts so Francis packed it for her take home. I would definitely recommend Francis for intimate dinners at your home or other locations. He has a high sense of professionalism and a genuine spirit that wants your gathering to be fabulous and relaxed for you. I've already been discussing with my family when the next time is when we'll have Francis cook for us! We loved it!

Patricia J.

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I had arranged Francis to cook for a family dinner as a nice gift and everyone was very happy with the whole dinner! They only had positive feedback and they were thrilled to have him. He was on time and professional, not to mention the great 4-course meal. I would highly recommend to anyone as a treat for themselves or as a nice gesture/gift to someone else! My parents wanted to book him again right away for Saturday and unfortunately he was already booked. Thank you for doing such a great job for my family! Highly recommend.

John Z.

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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.

  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • East Stroudsburg, PA

Joseph M.

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I love to cook but there are days when I have so much running around to do that at the end of the day I just don’t have the time to prepare a meal. A friend told me about The Comfort Queen and how they can prep your food or deliver food to your door even cook with/for you and your family. Although skeptical I gave them a call and spoke to Michelle. She’s lively to say the least and even more so in person but we hit it off great. The prices we discussed for her services are quite reasonable and truthfully I know I spend more than that dining outside. I decided to try the Spicy Shrimp Empanadas and Oxtail Stew in red wine with capers. We arranged a time for the following week and right on schedule Michelle arrived. I showed her the kitchen and she instantly started to organize my prepared food and it smelled amazing. All I can say is even before Michelle left half of the shrimp empanadas were devoured by my family. To say that Michelle did her thing would definitely be a gross understatement. I’m already looking at setting up one of her family classes so we can cook together. Thanks Michelle and thanks to the Comfort Queen.

Magda B.

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I have never eaten anything from the Comfort Queen that is bad! I have used Michelle several times for parties as well as for family meals that my company has gifted to coworkers/vendors and she never disappoints. She is always professional, delivers on time all the time, and can make adjustments for any dietary or taste need. She is also excellent at making suggestions based on the nature of your event or the season of the year. Most individualized and custom service I have received.

Ken B.

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We hired Mrs. Moy to provide food for a Democratic fund raiser we were having in our home in Lansdowne PA. She was well prepared and the food was delicious. In a separate event, my wife had her create a Star Wars R2d2 cake for my birthday! ! It also blew us away. She is on our short list for catering!

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Elizabeth D.

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I cannot wait for my next class with Christina! I told her I wanted to start with the basics of cooking, and she was never condescending with me. On the contrary she was very encouraging of my efforts. She also had great tips for cutting, knowing when something is cooked well enough, etc. Christina is a great cook and a warm, patient, and encouraging person--exactly what you want in a teacher!

Lisa A.

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Christina was a great cooking instructor. We gave her our dietary restrictions & requirements and she developed the menu. We enjoyed learning new techniques and the food was excellent. The ginger carrot soup was the biggest hit and enjoyed again last night. Thanks Christina!!

Britney D.

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Christina was absolutely phenomenal, professional and patient. I enjoyed every second of her meal and appreciated her taking the time out to accommodate my partner and I on such an important event. We enjoyed ourselves and highly recommend her! Thank you Christina.

  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Morton, PA

Everett K.

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John Burwell (JB) created a magnificent Valentine's Day menu around my wife's "likes"--steak & peach moscato. He arrived, set-up, and created an outstanding 3-course meal. He arrived to a clean kitchen and when he left hours later, it looked as if he'd never been there. JB is a friendly, down-to-earth guy who provides an excellent upscale service. I tell everyone I know about him and am thinking of reasons to hire him again.

Heather S.

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I hired John to prepare a surprise Father's Day dinner for my husband. He prepared us a four course meal that was fabulous! John communicated with me the entire month before the event and accommodated us in regards to menu choices/likes. He arrived on time, the courses came out immediately after one another and cleaned up when he was done. Nice guy, wonderful food. We look forward to using him again!

Paul M.

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John did a fantastic job on our anniversary dinner. Probably the best meal I have ever had. He did not skimp on any ingredients and everything was made from scratch. He showed up on time and left the kitchen exactly as he found it. I will definitely hire him for any future meals.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Jennifer D.

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I have medical conditions that leave me exhausted after working 8 hour days. As a result, I would not have the energy to cook healthy meals. Our dinners included fast food, delivery or pre-packaged meals. When I found out that Traci, a friend of my sister, was in culinary school I approached her about becoming our personal chef and preparing 4-5 meals a week that are either ready to cook with minimal efforts or only needs to be reheated. In January 2015, we hired Traci as our personal chef. I provided Traci with some of our favorite recipes. A shared Pinterest board was also created to share online recipes. As my husband is a picky eater, finding recipes that he approves has been a challenge. Traci quickly learned acceptable foods and has been great about suggesting substitutions for recipes. After 2 months of working with Traci, I had to go on a low sodium diet. She had no problems modifying meals so they would be lower in sodium. Each week Traci prepares the next week’s meal plan by reviewing our approved recipes and requests for repeated meals. We review the meal plan and make changes as needed. Traci purchases the food while considering ingredients that she still has in stock. On the following day, she prepares the meals in her house. The meals are placed into glass dishes or covered disposable foil serving trays with copy of the recipes attached. After the meals are ready, I pick up them up at her house. The meals are then kept in the refrigerator (or the freezer) until I am ready to cook/heat it. We provide Traci feedback on each meal. Traci accepts our feedback well and takes into consideration our requests when making the meal again. The meals have been delicious and most have earned a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. The meals not receiving 5 stars were not a result of Traci’s meal preparation skills but due to the recipe, such as the seasonings. Prior to hiring Traci I was never fond of left-overs. Now I find myself excited to have left-overs. Traci has even gotten my husband to eat foods I never expected. My husband has eaten and really liked meals prepared by Traci that he did not like when made by myself or family. He has even eaten vegetables that he has refused to eat as he thought he didn’t like them. I highly recommend Traci Zammetti as a personal chef. Not only are our meals better tasting than I would make, but we are healthier as a result of the healthier meals and less stress in our lives.

Thomas B.

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I recently had the pleasure of being invited to a dinner provided by Food by T.A.Z. The food was laid out and ready to go right on schedule. The food was delicious, and the servers were polite and cordial. There was plenty to go around, so I had seconds and thirds! I highly recommend them!

Alison F.

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Delicious meal!

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 min

Christina M.

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I used these services for a bridal shower that I was hosting at my house. The food was absolutely delicious! I picked three selections of food (penne pasta, meatballs and roast beef). Everyone at the shower talked about how great the food was. The best part was that the services were a great price. I will definitely use Bambistro chef services in the future for any event!

Jon W.

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This company is amazing! They tought me so much while having fun at the same time. Brian came into my house and explained to me so many things that I wouldn't have even thought of. He is so inlellengent and so easy to understand. Truly the best! I would highly reccomend him! I went from cooking easy mac to homemade lobster mac b cheese! What a delight!!

Jon F.

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I hired Bambistro Chef for a house warming/birthday party a few weeks ago...such a good experience! Guests loved the food and my wife and I didn't have to spend all week preparing/asking people to bring dishes. Will definitely use again for future events!

  • 8 years in business
  • Whitehouse Station, NJ

Anne R.

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Lynn, has been a great help in keeping me on a low-sodium, low-fat diet by providing tasty soups/entrees and delivering them to me at home. I found her to be extremely helpful and flexible in having the choice to have her cook in my home or have food cooked to be dropped off. Once I decide on what to eat, with suggestions from Lynn ... the food is shopped for, the food is cooked, delivered and I have over a week of something good to eat in my refrigerator. Anne in Flemington, NJ

George P.

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Lynn Tonelli prepared exquisite meals - she is a superb cook, trained formally in culinary arts and with considerable real world experience. She was also able to accommodate various dietary restrictions such as Gluten-Free with absolutely no one ever noticing ,,,

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Budd Lake, NJ

Melissa C.

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Brianna and her assistant Erica did such a great job cooking for a dinner party for my birthday. Brianna is a pleasure to work with in planning the menu and made the night really special. Her smashed potatoes were a big hit! And there's nothing better than walking into the kitchen once your guests leave and having it be just as clean as before. All the china was neatly stacked and ready to be put away, and the kitchen was spotless. Thank you, Brianna!

Janice B.

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We selected Brianna to prepare a romantic birthday dinner for two for my birthday and were not disappointed. Brianna was a pleasure to deal with from menu selection to cleaning up afterwards--she didn't want to use the dishwasher because I would have to empty it! I would recommend Brianna not only for her great food but for how great she was to work with. She made my special day even more special. Janice Bates

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min
  • Trenton, NJ

Mikel B.

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Fast, professional responses. The chef is familiar with many cuisines and helped me create a menu that my guests still talk about. The food was so good! I highly recommend hiring Comfort Cravings to cater your event. We loved the food so much that I'm planning to book the chef for a cooking class in my home.

Susan S.

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Cheftameka was very down to earth, and explained everything that she would be doing step by step. She was engaging, and knowledgeable about the ingredients. The meal was awesome!!! Soooo good!!

Maxine S.

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She take pride in her food preparation.

  • Bethlehem, PA

Bernie E.

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Kim catered a golf tournament for 100 people. The meal was for dinner and she came on site and cooked everything fresh that afternoon. The menu selection was custom to our wants and budget and was phenomenal! Everyone was raving about the food and ambiance for a golf tournament. She went that extra mile to really make it special. Definitely booking her for next year.

  • Philadelphia, PA

Eric J.

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Chef La Rue has a great variety of dishes to choose from with excellent favors throughout each dish. Cha'LaRue's has great catering service and his staff are always polite and curious.

  • Philadelphia, PA

Lisa C.

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Angela catered many parties for me. The food and service were outstanding. She is also an excellent baker! You can also get lessons on cooking and baking from her.

  • Willingboro, NJ


This retired chef loves to cook for others. My specialty is Italian cuisine and pastries. I have a culinary arts degree and extensive experience in quantity food services, management and productivity.

  • 5 years in business
  • Philadelphia, PA


I am a personal chef here to service your needs. I'm fresh out of culinary school seeking to use my knowledge as well as passion to create an outstanding dishes of enjoyable foods. I am here to please as well as fill your tummies.

  • 18 years in business
  • Philadelphia, PA


I am a great cook. I make food for all my family events, and I also make food for different churches in my community. I am a cook with the love for different kinds of food. My family and friends can tell you that. My pricing is good, and I can create a wonderful meal.


I like to cook for others and I enjoy baking. I do cooking and teaching how to cook. I'm willing to go into homes and prepare meals for them, plus I would like to help cater their parties. I do have experience in the field. I've been doing this for the past 40 years and was taught by some of the best chefs.

  • Worcester, PA


Learn how to create easy, healthy and gluten-free meals. I will come to your home and assist you in preparing healthy meals and I specialize in gluten-free. I am a former cafe owner. My cafe is now closed, but I am available for in-home instruction for a limited period only.

  • Allentown, PA


Taking the time to listen to the clients needs, desires, and budget provides a flawless experience.

  • Doylestown, PA


I provide creative and inspiring food with a mix of heart and soul and a dash of upscale. I bring comfort and a taste of the world on your plate. It definitely will leave a lasting impression and create a wonderful experience.

  • Bethlehem, PA


I provide 12 easy cooking techniques that will teach you how to make hundreds of healthy meals your family will actually enjoy!

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