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Philadelphia Gourmet Chefs

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Top Pro
  • 17 years in business
  • 246 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thea F.
Verified review

Chef Tony cooked us the most DELICIOUS top quality - fresh - dinner ever. Over a month later, my family is still raving about how tasty my birthday dinner was that Chef Tony cooked us. My birthday dinner menu included: -Rustic flat bread pizza with roasted eggplant, sundried tomatoes, arugula, manchego cheese with balsamic paint (the flatbread was perfectly crispy and the flavors came together amazing) -Mexican seafood ceviche (marinated sea bass scallops with avocado salad and lime crispy tortilla chips) I don't eat fish but the rest of my family devoured it and even I tried some and really enjoyed it!! It looked so light, tasty and refreshing that I couldn't help it! -French bree strawberries with toasted almonds in greek film cups (the bree and strawberry together was the perfect balance and broke up the courses perfectly) -Mini maryland crab cakes over granny smith apple cole slaw (everyone in my family went back for seconds and my brothers had 3 each! to the point where I had to stop them so they wouldn't be too full for the next courses. The slaw was soooooooooooooo tasty, I wish I knew how to make that as the perfect side-dish) -Spanish style Arroz con pollo (tomato rice chicken and chorizo) WORDS CAN NOT EXPRESS HOW GOOD THIS TASTED!! We literally could not stop eating it. This was legit real deal spanish arroz con pollo and better than I have eaten at any of the tons of spanish restaurants I have visited) -Cuban spiced grilled pork tenderloin with a pickled ginger mango slaw on a flour tortilla (once again the slaw was made completely different and incredibly flavorful and refreshing. It was the perfect topping for the soft tortilla tacos and the pork was very tasty and tender) -Argentinian steak (grilled latin filet mignon) with roasted red pepper saffron sauce served with whipped sweet potatoes sand grilled asparagus (by this point we were all incredibly full but HAD HAD HAD to eat this because that is how good it was. What an amazing way to end the dinner courses. The filet mignon did not need a knife at all and literally melted in my mouth. I WISH I watched Chef Tony make the sweet potatoes - they were the best I have ever eaten and I am huge food as well as my family. It had the perfect balance of sweet to it and I still am craving sweet potatoes made just like that! The asparagus was a perfect vegetable to go with it along with the home-made gravy he drizzled over the plate) -For dessert we had creme brûlée, italian cheese cake, flourless chocolate cake and warm chocolate chip cookies... For creme brûlée (one of my favorite desserts) Chef Tony even let us cook the top with the fire ourselves! Just typing this menu all over again makes me hungry thinking about the 5 star restaurant quality food Chef Tony made us. Everyone including myself literally loved every single food he served us. I can't express enough how much my family and I enjoyed having Chef Tony cook for us at home. I must have used the word flavorful 100x in this review, but that is literally the only way to explain it. Usually we go out for the family birthdays for all of the siblings, but this was just such a fun new twist that now everyone in my family wants to do this again with Chef Tony! Especially my brother who hates eating out, but the rest of the family always wants to eat out because sometimes it is nice to not have to cook...and now we have the perfect balance by getting a private chef for us like Chef Tony instead. This was the first time I ever hired a private chef and Chef Tony by far exceeded my expectations. He was also incredibly easy to work with on the menu. I can be a bit indecisive at times and I changed things about 3 times and Chef Tony was super easygoing about it and sent me back a new menu each time catering to exactly what I asked for. Since I hired him a week and a half before my birthday, he was very patient with me considering. He faceted with my sister to see her kitchen and go over everything we may or may not need. Oh, did I also mention he brought adorable blue blue linen napkins and made a printed menu with name on heading for every single person in my family eating, which was such a sweet and unique gesture on his end. He was also very friendly at my sister's house and was enjoyable to be around. I will 10000% be calling Chef Tony again and I have already told so many of my friends about him. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY - IT IS WORTH IT! Especially now that winter is coming, who wants to get dressed up and go out in freezing weather when you can hang out in the comfort of your home for quality time with family and friends, put the kids to bed without having to hire a babysitter, have some drinks, play games and get served 5 star quality restaurant food (if not better) ?!?! I am so happy I discovered Chef Tony and I look forward to definitely working again with him in the future. Also Chef Tony is a professional sommelier, but since we were drinking mixed drinks we didn't get the wine pairing included. I read very positive reviews about Chef Tony's wine pairing and my family and I very much look forward to trying that out eventually with Chef Tony. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Chef Tony for giving me one of those most memorable birthday dinners ever, you truly impressed my family, fiancé's family & myself to the point where like I said, everyone still brings you and your cooking up. I wish I could truly explain in words how positive this review really was it, but I did my very best to try and put into words. Bravo Chef Tony, looking forward to working with you again soon!! ~Thea Francesca

Feast Caterer
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Tim K.
Verified review

Chef Anton was great to work with for our retirement luncheon. He was responsive, professional, flexible, on-time and exceeded all of our expectations. We had Chef Anton caterer a 35 person office luncheon. The spread included mixed greens salad, cheese steak egg rolls, dumplings, pork loin, chicken parm, spinach and potatoes. We also received cannoliis. Chef Anton showed up early, setup everything and the food was great. Everyone in the office thanked me for setting up such a nice event, but I need to thank Chef Anton! All of the food was very good, but the cheese steak eggs rolls were amazing, chicken parm delicious and the salad even received a lot of praise. Thanks Chef Anton and we will look to you for future retirement luncheons and other events!

Chef Kim's Kitchen
4.7
from 55 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Tobi S.
Verified review

Kim Osinski is the consummate professional chef. Her food is outstanding, her dishes are creative and she is incredibly easy to work with. She catered a Girlfriendz Magazine event for me and my guests raved about her food. She made me look like a hero to my client and our guests, so now she is my hero. :)

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Faith Y.
Verified review

I had the pleasure of working with Allison, she came to my house and gave me cooking lessons. She was very patient and fully explained everything she did. I learned so much from these lessons. I am now able to prepare gourmet food in my own kitchen. My husband and family are thrilled! If you want to learn some new things, even starting from scratch call Allison today, she in amazing!

Culinary Architects
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 34 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.

D'Lish
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Katie F.
Verified review

I thought Deirdre and her server worked seamlessly through our dinner. We had 23 family members and you couldn't tell that they were outsiders. The food was delicious and the service was warm and attentive.

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Elite Flavors Catering
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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!

Ma'idah Catering Co.
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
JILL A.
Verified review

I await my event on April 28 with eager anticipation for so far Ma'idah Catering has been super. The owner has gone out of her way to insure That I was satisfied with the menu and even visited the site to make sure what was needed to make my event shine. So far she is doing a fantastic job. I can not wait to taste the food. With her professionalism and attitude and pleasing service methods exhibited so far I am sure my event will be awesome. The right caterer for the job!

Lazy Susan Kitchen
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia N.
Verified review

Donna/ Lazy Susan is an outstanding caterer/chef. She has catered several events for me from large cocktail parties, small dinner parties, to family gatherings. With each event, Donna has offered several interesting menus from which to pick. As a chef, she is flexible and willing to adjust her menus so that they fit your exact needs and wants. Donna is so pleasant to work with and extremely organized. But most importantly, her food is delicious. I never want her meals to end and at every party I have hosted, my friends and family fave about the food. Triple thumbs up for Lazy Susan!!

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

Matt has been cooking for us for several months now as a personal chef delivering meals to our house weekly. We look forward to his delicious, professionally prepared cooking for a delicious sit down family dinner at home saving us from the preparation time or cleanup afterward. Each meal is customized to our tastes with Matt making suggestions and we give our input about what we want to have that week. We highly recommend his services.

My Secret Chef, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Latoya M.
Verified review

Chef Stuart was great! I hired him as a personal chef for a private dinner party at home. My dinner just finished and I could not wait to let everyone know how awesome he was. I spoke with him a couple of times before the event. He sensed my nervousness and made sure to do everything to put me at ease. This included a courtesy confirmation call the day before the event to confirm everything for me again. He came early to set up, as to not cut into the dinner times, and cleaned up everything when he was done. Chef Stuart offers reasonable prices and exceptional food, as well as personable service that was loved by everyone at the dinner. This review as one sample gesture to show my appreciation to him, as I already intend to recommend him to everyone looking for a great personal chef. Thanks for finding me someone so awesome!

  • 4 years in business
Gloria B.
Verified review

I was provided top of the line caterer service. From the food to the design of the buffet line it was precise and well thought out. My baby shower theme was Greek and he was able to come up with a customized menu that suited my desires and needs. His gourmet services provided their own staffing during the event and made it easier for me to focus on my other duties. Definitely a company I will use again gourmet or time and my guests rave the best food they've ever had at an event.

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Renee C.
Verified review

Working with Chef T Moses is a pure joy! Her personality is as fun and enjoyable as her food. I have used her services for many occasions, she is a hit with my guest and is in high demand at my events!

Chef Keith Ahern
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
John C.
Verified review

Chef Keith did a great job at giving my son some cooking lessons. My son said he had a blast and can't wait to go again. He said chef was helpful, fun and friendly

Cooking By Bela
5.0
from 1 review
    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!!

    Grateful Plate
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Joshua S.
    Verified review

    Beth was great. Meal was superb.

    Chef Krupa
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Marisa M.
    Verified review

    Krupa did a great job catering my graduation party! She gave me a great sample menu and was agreeable towards price negotiating. She was consistently on time.

    About

    I offer cooking lessons at your home. I will teach you how to cook soups, main entrees and desserts of your choice. I can cook Italian, French and Asian.

    About

    We offer personal chef services for any type of dietary restrictions. We will work with your budget. We cook all types of cuisines. We also offer catering services drop-off to full-staffed events.

    About

    I am a certified pastry chef specializing in gourmet custom desserts. I also have a catering company, Janet's Catering. I can cook any cuisine from around the world. My products are delicious and beautiful.

    • 12 years in business
    About

    I enjoy preparing and serving others through my love of good, clean, and simple foods. I am the head Chef for Penn's Landing Caterers and now would like to explore my very own business by making others happy with my passion for wonderful food.

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