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  • 17 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria D.
Verified review

Outstanding......Chef Tony provided an experience not just cooking and preparing our food, but an awesome experience with our personalities tied into his did he know? My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and I wanted to do something very intimate at home and Chef Tony really delivered on that. We will defintely use Chef Tony again and again.....Thank you. Victoria and Richard Dixon

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  • 8 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
George C.
Verified review

Kimberly was a perfect fit for our party. She was sub contracted by Matt (Santisi Catering) and we couldn't be more pleased. She was friendly and all our guests feel relaxed with a pleasant nature. She went beyond her bartending responsibilities by helping us clean dishes, clear garbage and straighten up our kitchen. We would definitely use Santisi Catering again and would love to have Kimberly return.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kevin A.
Verified review

I'm completing this survey based on our delings so far. Up to this point dealing with Shannon has proven to be a true professional. She is punctual and very easy to deal with. I gather certain dishes are better done by her husband, whom I take it is a very qualified chef. I love it when a family works together. I have faith that they will deliver the party I expect.

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Feast Caterer
from 56 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro 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!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dashana M.
Verified review

I had a wonderful experience getting my henna done! Not only did she work fast, she also did a great job and made me feel right at home! I would definitely recommend her!!

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

Kim served as the in home chef for my friends surprise 50th birthday party. Every one of us loved the food. It was delicious and beautifully presented. Best of all, my kitchen was perfectly cleaned at the end of the evening. I would definitely use Kim for another event in the future.

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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We hired Sodiah Thomas and her crew to cater our wedding this past summer, and they truly surpassed our expectations with respect to food quality, duties performed, and overall value. From the start, Sodiah was easy to work with. She responded to my Thumbtack request promptly with a generous offering that was within our budget. Over the following weeks, Sodiah was always in contact as we finalized our tasting menu and as soon we tasted the appetizers, we were sold. We wanted our wedding dinner to reflect not only our personalities but also the joining of our cultures (Asian-American and American), and Sodiah and the talented Chef Tristan made this happen with their eagerness and food creativity. On our wedding day, the dishes tasted just as good or even better than during our tasting, which is always a concern with scale-up. Our guests thought the food was delicious! And the best part… when the evening was over, I turned around, and Sodiah and her crew had already cleaned everything (without me having to ask), packed everything, and left us with little to do but to enjoy the rest of the evening! I’m a big fan of people who are passionate about what they do, who work hard and exceed expectations. S&B Catering did just that, and hiring them was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Thank you, Sodiah, Tristan, and the rest of the S&B family!

  • 9 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Zlotkin T.
Verified review

This was a fantastic experience for my family. Chef Jay brought us warm meals, great variety and delicious food, during a stressful time. He continually asked for feedback and requests. Some of our favorites were Chicken Parm, Shrimp skewers with fettuccine, Salmon with taponade and Mediterranean Pasta. Everything he makes is very fresh using the best ingredients and were prepared in a healthy way. Thank you Jay!

from 20 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Erica A.
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Deidre was very professional and worked efficiently. The food was great and the guests were happy. We also really appreciated that the kitchen and dining area was so clean and put back together at the end of the night!

Bon Appetina Catering
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Silvia H.
Verified review

Tina catered our annual company picnic at my home. We had over 30 adults and 15 kids. She arrived well before the event to start to prep and was ready with a beautiful display of delicious food when everyone arrived. I can't say enough about how personable Tina was and how talented she is. I would recommend her without reservation and am looking forward to having her cater another event!

  • 10 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret C.
Verified review

Fortunately, Eric and his wife came over to our house last night! They are two fantastically nice people and prepared and served us and our guests a wonderful dinner. We could not have been more pleased. My wife and I can honestly say that we had an absolutely great meal, met a superb chef and his adorable wife, and would highly recommend Holy Smokers to cater your venue in the future. I know they will return to ours! Thanks Holy Smokers!!

Del Fresco Events
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
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
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jane W.
Verified review

I booked John for my wedding reception there was no buffet or plate just heavy apps and John did an awesome job. There was 180 people and everyone was completely satisfied. The team was great we had a pretty large venue and they made sure every corner was reached so that way ever guest was served. So many of my guest were curious about where I found such an amazing caterer and I did not hesitate to pass along Johns information. John really cooks his food with love and pays attention to every detail. Thank you again Elite Flavors Catering you definitely made our day much more special. John was very generous and accommodating to my inquisitive great grandmother, he answered all her questions and even served her plate personally. Again thank you so much and I look forward to working with you on the future!

LaTre'Bell Catering
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
John M.
Verified review

LaTre Bell Catering a pleasure to work with for my intimate party. Ms Bell was professional, attentive to my needs and provided an array of tastings so I could choose the right dishes for my friends.. ( everything was wonderful ) . I look forward to continuing in he future.

Tasty Table Catering
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Janet R.
Verified review

We had a surprize 60th birthday party at my home. Tasty Table handled everythign from the rentals to the spectacular menu. It was seemless and the food was simply outstanding!

Luna Cooking
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.

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

We could not have been more pleased with Tony's help and with the delicious food he prepared for our family's holiday celebration. From the moment Tony arrived at our home to cook, I felt at ease in his company and confident that we would have a wonderful dinner. He was organized, cleaning everything up along the way, and the food he prepared was top-notch. Everyone ate way more than they intended to eat--but loved every bit. I told Tony I'm going to put him on speed-dial so that he can help us with many more events. Well worth the money and a pleasure to work with. Thanks, Tony!

  • 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!

Food By T.A.Z.
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.

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Need catering

Lansdowne, PA

  • Event type
  • Which meal
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Serving style
    Plated meal
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Glassware, flatware, china ware included
  • $2454
    Average price

Need Pastry Chef Services

Philadelphia, PA

  • Pastry type
    Cakes, Cupcakes
  • Event type
  • Number of guests
  • Serving type
    Individual servings
  • Pastry theme, design or presentation details
    One tier for bride and groom the rest will be cupcakes
  • Delivery Location
    I will pick up the pastries
  • Details
    Vanilla and chocolate cakes
  • $262.5
    Average price

Need Cooking Lessons

Philadelphia, PA

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Private party
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    Baking - desserts and pastries
  • Cuisine interest
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (No )
  • Number of students
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18)
  • Experience
  • Frequency
    One-time event
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Willing to join an existing group?
  • Day preference(s)
  • Time preference(s)
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    This is for a Bachelorette party
  • $277.5
    Average price
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