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

Top Pro
  • 17 years in business
  • 250 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

Feast Caterer
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 102 hires 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 .

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 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!

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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!!

D'Lish
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 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.

Young Chef Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alan M.
Verified review

Totally awesome he catered my sisters wedding. The meal was outstanding!!! The salad, entrée, and desserts altogether made the event a memory the last for a lifetime!!! Never have I seen so much food, that looked good and tasted great....

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!!!

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christine W.
Verified review

Missy catered two parties for us; a four course dinner party complete with bar service and butlered hor d’oeuvres, and a small family gathering buffet style for my daughters christening. For both parties Missy exceeded all expectations I had. I was able to relax an enjoy the party without worrying about food or service. Every bite of food was delicious and Missy was professional and fun to work with. Numerous guests requested her business card for their own events. I can’t think of anything negative about either event and will definitely be calling her for all future needs.

SIMPLE DELIGHTS
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Nereda J.
    Verified review

    you're FOOD IS ALWAYS DELICIOUS! You're presentation is even better! I can always count on you to provide stellar service. Thanks a million...been eating your meals since 2000 and you never disappoint!

    Lazy Susan Kitchen
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Ricky D.
    Verified review

    Donna has been preparing weekly meals for our family as a private chef for the last year and a half. A tireless and consummate professional, she has proved to be extremely imaginative in her menu design, and flexible in accommodating individual preferences. Her meals possess a certain elegant class and are delicious. We recommend her whole-heartedly!

    • 6 years in business
    Irina T.
    Verified review

    Not only is David's food absolutely delicious, the presentation is always amazing as well. David has a gift of being able to put any sort of ingredients together and make it a five star meal. I have never been disappointed by his cooking. Even when I have tried foods prepared by him that I was sure I didn't like (as a matter of personal preference), I was surprised that not only did I enjoy the food but I reached for more. You can't go wrong with hiring David for any type of even! You won't be disappointed!

    Lori Olk
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Alex S.
    Verified review

    I am a highly disorganized and messy person. Yet when I work with Lori I always feel able to confront the task at hand and we inevitably make significant progress. Lori has helped me de-clutter, prepare for taxes, and generally pull myself together. Integral to what I am able to accomplish when we work together is the fact that she is non judgemental. We never talk about why I can't seem to do certain seemingly simple tasks, we just get down to the business at hand. Lori also has a fantastic library of resources. A+ all the way for Lori Olk!!!!

    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.

    • 6 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Jason S.
    Verified review

    I've been to several events catered by Southern Cuisine Catering and each time my taste buds have been more than satisfied. From traditional soul food to Caribbean cuisine, I have enjoyed the flavorings and mouth pleasing eats from Southern Cuisine. If you're looking for a good meal and one that will leave your stomach happy and full, then you need look no further.

    • 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
    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

    Chopped Herbs Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jane J.
    Verified review

    I want to start off by saying thank you to the chef and his wonderful team for everything they prepared for me and my husbands housewarming party! The chef was very reasonable with pricing and when it came to service him and his team went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for our night. The food was out of this world our guest couldn’t stop talking about how amazing and delicious everything was. The hit of the night was the BLT sandwiches with their special sauce and the spicy deviled eggs. The Chef was very attentive and made sure he was able to give us everything we wanted the way we wanted it. How many people can Honestly say their caterer answered their call at 11pm?? I mean he really made sure he was available 24/7 ! We were able to actually relax and enjoy our party instead of worrying about guest and food and etc. The feeling was absolutely indescribable. The chefs passion and drive was visible and made our night much more perfect! I look forward to hiring him and his team for future events!

    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!!

      What a Crock Meals To Go

      New To Thumbtack

      • 4 years in business
      About

      We take the work out of home cooking for a reasonable price! Our gourmet meals are made fresh daily from scratch and prepared by real chefs. Simply place the meal in your slow cooker in the morning, and enjoy a chef-crafted meal in the evening.

      About

      Peggy's Meal Prep Service is all about convenience for you and your family. I will coordinate weekly meals for you and your family based of the likes and dislikes. I will cook once or twice a week for your family. I can do individual meals or family-style meals. These are meals that can be frozen and reheated, so you and your family are eating healthy, home-cooked meals. I am available to come to your home and cook right there, so you are comfortable with the settings as well.

      Creative Meals

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        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.

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