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  • 17 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
Verified review

I connected with Chef Tony via Thumbtack many months ago because I was interested in hiring a personal chef for a "girls' weekend" I was hosting in July. After communicating with Chef Tony just a few times, I knew, without a doubt, he was the right person for the job. Not only does have fantastic credentials, he also has a personality to match! Needless to say, my guests and I were beyond pleased with the meal and service provided by Chef Tony, not to mention Diane, the most amazing server I've ever met/seen! The food prepared by Chef Tony was absolutely delicious. That in itself would have made the evening great. BUT...when you couple that with the fact that he's a professional sommelier and does wine pairings throughout the entire dinner, the event was a huge success! I would absolutely hire Chef Tony again and have already recommended him to several friends.

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Feast Caterer
4.8
from 56 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Shelley C.
Verified review

Our experience with Anton and his assistant was beyond amazing. Everyone has an expectatIon of how they want their event to be presented. From a sit down dinner wIth cocktail hour for 25 people in our home for thanksgiving. The PRESENTATION was phenomenal. it looked like a Norman Rockwell painting, the turkey, the ham, the gluten free dishes, all the family favorites that we requested. Done to perfection. This was the first holiday meal that I was able to enjoy my guests and not worry about cleaning up afterwards. Everyone raved about the food. Plenty of leftovers that didn't go to waste. We had take home containers for everyone. That was such a hit. That about 10 later we had our company holiday feast in our home catered by Anton. He was able to cater to all dietary needs. From vegan, to paleo, to very upscale palate pleasing dishes. So we challenged Anton one more time, for Christmas eve with our loved ones of 27 give or take. We asked him to do the Italian feast of the seven fishes. Omg is all I can say. What a presentation, from the cocktail hour before dinner, then our sit down dinner with mussels,scallops,clams, and crab. Then we had wrapped filet mignon cooked to order for each person along with grilled vegetables and an assortment of gluten free and vegan dishes to please everything. Even the homemade ice cream that Anton makes himself is yummy. He does not rush you to finish and I appreciated sooo Much. We had lil ones to tend to, so we didn't get a chance to all sit at once sometimes. Anton made us feel like a royalty in our castle, and he was our personal chef. If we could rate him at ten stars, that still wouldn't be enough. He is very versatile in his cooking and preparation and presentation of the meals he prepares. I recently switched sd cards in my phone, or I would have posted some pictures. When I locate,I will post. Price wise, he is reasonable and will work within your Budget and still give you the most enjoyable experience. Champagne dreams and cavier wishes should be one of Anton tag lines. I will say, in the future, the sooner you can plan your event, the better your chances of having Anton fulfill your desire to WOW your guests. Thank You Anton and family, for making our holiday gatherings something to remember .

Chef Kim's Kitchen
4.6
from 55 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew L.
Verified review

Kim has been helping me support my close friend in battling breast cancer. Kim has been preparing wonderful meals for the family, including fun bites and snacks for 3 kids. Everyone has really loved the food, and Kim has been very helpful and flexible in meal planning. I'm so glad I found Kim, her hard work has been making a huge difference for my friend during a difficult time.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rob E.
Verified review

We had the BEST time learning how to cook with Allison! She arrived on time and got right to work teaching us how to prepare our meal. Allison was kind enough to sharpen my dull kitchen knives as well. We had a great conversation and sharing stories (Her's were awesome to listen to) as she taught us how to prepare our meal. It felt like we had all known each other for years :) I could probably write all afternoon about the valuable insights into cooking that Allison shared with us. At the end of it all, we enjoyed the most amazing meal I think I have ever had. Thank you so much, Allison! We will definitely have you back again to teach us much more!

  • 12 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa Z.
Verified review

Tanya, prepared an excellent meal for 11 people on my 60th birthday. We talked, and she presented menu choices. She arrived promptly with one helper. They worked hard in the kitchen, were very helpful, and allowed me and my partner to enjoy the evening, and our guests without worrying about anything. I highly recommend Tanya as a personal chef for all occasions!!

Culinary Architects
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy E.
Verified review

I worked with Chef Rock to plan my mother's 80th birthday party. We had 20 people and it is always difficult to please everyone; however, Chef Rock was able to plan a menu that was versatile and tasty! The chef made sure he considered people's diet and health needs before he planned the meals. I loved that Jim was completely prepared and self-sufficient, so it didn't matter how well the kitchen was stocked (or not). We had a taco bar and enchiladas one night and I was really impressed that the chef served homemade tortillas and he roasted the fresh chills. The following evening we had a beautiful rib roast with all the trimmings, fresh vegetables and potatoes dauphinoise. I was really impressed with Chef Rock's attention to detail, including warmed plates, the tastiest condiments and dips, as well as plenty of fresh fruit. I highly recommend hiring a personal chef for this kind of event since we only had 2 1/2 days to spend quality time with each other and travelled from five different states. Chef Rock also made sure everything was ready depending on our schedule. If we hadn't made this arrangement with our chef, I'm sure we would have been eating dinner at midnight! Luckily we had plenty of room in the house so the chef could stay the whole time, making coffee in the morning and providing all the clean-up. Thanks Jim for making this great event so memorable and special.

  • 9 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke W.
Verified review

Complete five star service. Every meal is crafted with its best organic ingredients and interesting creative flavors. You won’t be disappointed!!!

D'Lish
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Chris H.
Verified review

We used D'Lish for my wife's surprise birthday party. Deirdre was fantastic! I had never planned an event like this before and from the my first interaction with Deirdre, I knew the event was going to be great. She handled EVERYTHING -- rentals, liquor, setup, cleanup -- in addition to the excellent food our friends and family are still raving about. Not only that, but she also went far out of her way to ensure the entire meal, including dessert, was gluten free, even finding a dedicated gluten free bakery for the cake. Trust me when I tell you that you cannot make a mistake with D'Lish. For our next event, I won't even consider looking around. I'll just call Deirdre and know everything will be great, down to the smallest detail.

  • 10 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Regina M.
Verified review

Long story short found thumbtack online when searching for a drop off caterer for Thanksgiving less than 2 weeks prior to event. Eric called almost within minutes of my post. I took a day to talk things over with the family then called Eric back to hire Holy Smokers BBQ and Catering for my event. Price VERY reasonable; delivered on time; hot and ready to eat buffet style Salad was accompanied by their HOME MADE dressing;.Turkey was moist and tasty(even carved already);Pork loin best I have ever tasted ;.cornbread stuffing, greens and mac n cheese cooked perfect. The home made apple pie was out of this world; The sock it to me cake was even great for breakfast the next morning! I feel blessed to have found Holy Smokers BBQ. No dishes no cooking ! Best Thanksgiving in a long time. I will be calling them to book another family meal real soon. Wish I could give them 10 stars

Del Fresco Events
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Dinamarie V.
Verified review

We purchased this as a gift for our boss and he could not say enough good things about the experience with Chef Cindi. From the food to the service to the interaction being just right, it was an evening our boss thoroughly enjoyed! In fact, He liked it so much so that he's hired him back for another night. I will definitely recommend Chef Cini to others.

Enjoi Catering
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole R.
Verified review

Enjoi came out to our home and prepared such a delicious meal. Ronda was a pleasure to work with during the process of putting the menu together. Marcus is such a great chef! Professional, courteous... I can not say enough good things about Enjoi!!! Absolutely Loved!!!

Elite Flavors Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine S.
Verified review

John cooked for my 6th wedding anniversary. He Took his time to sit down with me to come up with a menu that me and my husband would enjoy. We started off simple with a salad where chef John used his homemade vinaigrette, the main course was a little more complex as he did lamb/ lobster surf and turf and very delicious and we even ended with dessert that was to die for! John cooked everything in our own kitchen which was amazing. Him and his team stayed throughout the whole meal and cleaned up everything I think our kitchen was cleaner than when they got there haha It was a great pleasure to have John and his team cook for us!

LaTre'Bell Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Amber W.
Verified review

LaTre'Bell Catering provides a professional catering service. All the food was delicious and prepared well beyond my exceptation. I highly recommend LaTre'Bell for your next event, you will not be disappointed!!

Luna Cooking
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Virginia R.
Verified review

We needed help with food preparation when I needed surgery. Matt has good menu choices, and the price is quite reasonable. He delivered some great food on Tuesday and we are really looking forward to continued food deliveries from Luna Cooking.

  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Joey C.
Verified review

Tony has done parties for me, some under difficult conditions, and created some great memories for me and my friends. Whether its a pool party or a sit down dinner the food and service where excellent. I especially appreciated how hard he worked with me in terms of my budget and expectations. He makes the planning fun and the event something special..

  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy N.
Verified review

This was one of the most worthwhile classes I have ever taken! Chef Jamie came out to our house to teach my two teenage daughters and myself how to properly chop vegetables. He was fun, patient and extremely knowledgeable! We learned several different cuts and practiced on many vegetables and herbs. We made a delicious and healthy pho soup which we dined on at the end of the class. He even showed us how to make crepes and whipped cream from scratch. It was only a two hour session, but we feel like we learned skills and ideas that will stay with us for a lifetime! He brought handouts, recipes, groceries and any extra kitchen tools we needed. This would also be a fun idea for a ladies night or date night!

  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Everett K.
Verified review

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Kyle S.
Verified review

I ordered a weeks worth of healthy meals from Wesley and he was very professional the food was beautifully packaged and the flavor in each meal was consistent and great tasting. I would def reccomend that you experience his food

Food By T.A.Z.
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
Verified review

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.

Cooking By Bela
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Rob K.
Verified review

I started working with Bela in 2002. He gave me about 8 private lessons. To this day the meals I learned and skills acquire continue to impress others. I have yet to have someone taste my Caesar salad and not say it's the best they've ever had. He is able to teach everything from shopping to cutting to making multiple days meals at one time. I've also used his services to cater for parties and prepare a weeks worth of meals in advance. His food is ALWAYS ALWAYS top notch and gets nothing but fantastic reviews from everyone who eats it. If you're looking for a teacher or personal chef, you can stop looking here...he's the best!!

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