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

My fiance and I went on thumbtack, looking for a personal chef to do our wedding. Of all the chefs who responded to us we were immediately impressed with how professional and thorough Tony was. Whereas others who contacted us simply gave us a price range based on our number of guests, Tony supplied us with some examples of menus from previous clients, but also assured us that what he would prepare for us would be specifically customized to meet our needs. He came to our home for an initial consultation, and we immediately hit it off. He was personable and professional. We discussed the menu as well as the logistics; including a tent, tables and chairs, dinnerware, and decorative flowers. We were relieved when he told us that he would take care of all of those things if we wanted, and he did, except for the flowers. (Although he did supply flowers for the tables and even offered to find someone to perform the ceremony) The affair was to be an intimate dinner with seventeen guests and we planned to have our wedding at home in the garden. We decided where the food would be prepared as well as the dining and serving tables. The menu we agreed upon was eclectic, with an international theme. It would consist of a five course dinner with a wine pairing with each course, and a cocktail hour before the first course. From the start, we loved how it sounded and we were eagerly anticipating seeing and tasting everything. Incidentally, he also made another trip to our home weeks later when we were having second thoughts about how to set everything up. The day of the wedding Tony and his staff arrived promptly. The rental tables, chairs and dinnerware had arrived the previous afternoon. After the ceremony and some photo taking was the cocktail hour. The hors d'oeuvres were all delicious and beautifully presented, and so were each of the five courses to follow. The staff was professional and courteous and their appearances were tasteful. The table settings were elegant, and exactly what we had wanted. The quality and freshness of the food was outstanding. The third course, grilled Pacific salmon and pan seared Chilean sea bass, drizzled with a strawberry citrus sauce was one of the most delicious dishes I ever had in my fife, and the salmon was grilled absolutely perfectly. If I had to find something less than desirable, I would say that there was one server who most guests agreed was not very friendly but she may have just been nervous. As for the food, there was an Australian grilled boneless leg of lamb which was a little overcooked for my wife and my tastes, but our guests had no complaints. However in all honesty, to find negative aspects of the entire experience I'm reaching somewhat, as the overall experience was simply amazing and all the things we loved about it far outweigh the aforementioned mild disappointments. It exceeded our already hopeful expectations. Furthermore, the price was definitely reasonable. When one of our guests inquired about the cost per plate (not including rentals) he was astounded that it did not cost much more. Finally, all of our guests raved about the day to no end and many of them said it was the most elegant wedding they had ever attended. I'm quite certain some of them will be contacting Tony for an event of their own.

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Feast Caterer
4.8
from 56 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Debbie B.
Verified review

We had two parties in one weekend and Anton made them awesome! First, we had a surprise birthday party for my sister-in-law. Anton did a personal chef dinner party for 14 family members at her home. It was FABULOUS! Anton made everything easy and the food was amazing! Appetizers, steak and lobster....He brought a server and helper and everything was handled beautifully including cleanup! We did nothing except enjoy! The second party was for my mother-in-law's 95th birthday celebration. He catered this event personally delivering his homemade and best Italian food I have ever had! I would recommend Anton and Feast Catering for any event you have! Hint: be sure you get the shrimp shooters and crab balls!

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

Kim created a special dinner menu for our son, who turned 25! She asked about likes and dislikes and was very flexible in planning for exactly what we wanted. Kim showed up on time and prepared a fabulous meal at Jake's home for 8 people. Kim brought along a server, and cleaned up for us. Everything was fresh and delicious! We loved the way she thought outside the box and was so willing to make the menu suit our tastes! I would recommend Kim for any personal chef needs!

  • 9 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Annette O.
Verified review

I had the pleasure of hiring FEAST Catering and Private Chef Services for my recent wedding and reception. At first I was apprehensive finding a vendor on-line since you really don't know if one lives up to their name. Mr. Battersby was very available whenever I needed to call or text about a matter, he responded right away so as to allay any fears I may have had. He was very professional in the time allotted regarding prep, setup and clean up and my guests thoroughly enjoyed his food. I would recommend FEAST Catering and Private Chef Services to anyone looking for a caterer. You will not be disappointed!

D'Lish
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Mark R.
Verified review

WHEN PRESIDENT CLINTON CAME TO OUR HOUSE, WE CALLED DEIRDRE! We are repeat clients of D'Lish, which I think speaks to our continued enjoyment of the wonderful job that Deirdre and her team consistently do. At the center, the food is always that star of the show - but of equal importance is the level of service that surrounds the delivery of the food. Deirdre works with you on every detail - from menu selection, help with wines, service staff and bartenders - and manages to take the stress out of a party or event and lets you enjoy the guests. When we learned that President Bill Clinton would be coming to our house for a fund raiser - and only had 8 days to organize the food, drinks and service for an event with 75 people - Deirdre was our first call. We knew that we could rely on her delivering a knock-out event, which she did. But so much more than that, she went above and beyond and assisted with so many of the details and logistics of the event that I don't think we could have pulled off without her. I highly recommend Deirdre and her team at D'Lish.

  • 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
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 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle W.
Verified review

Elite Flavors Catering did an awesome job catering our wedding! He was more than accommodating when it came to the needs of our guest. Chef John always responded with urgency and was very professional. We had a very hard time finding someone who would work with our budget but we found Chef John and his team and they had no problem doing everything we needed. Our guests really really loved the food. The BBQ Pork Sliders were a big hit! I want to thank Elite Flavors Catering for being apart of our special day and making it even greater for us !

Chef's Muse
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanene J.
Verified review

This was my first experience using a personal chef! Chef Mike suggested varies menu options to suit our needs and followed through on everything he commited to do. Will definitely use again.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Elizabeth P.
Verified review

My experience with David's culinary gifts have been both as a server in a restaurant where he was the chef and privately as a server for special event catering. I enjoy working with David because of his professionalism and talent. Tasting the food you serve is an essential part of providing excellent customer service. David's sauces are hands down the best I have ever had. I highly recommend David as a personal chef.

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.

  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Denise K.
Verified review

Tony Daggett has been the all time favorite chef of the International Primal Psychology Association. This is a very demanding group who has always otherwise had food complaints. Tony's diverse meals, fresh deserts and creative snacks, as well as his extremely cooperative and charismatic behavior all contribute to his success. I was not the least bit surprised to hear of his branching into event coordination as he has everything that it takes and more to please all kinds of groups. He is considerate, listens well and observes what is needed, and he goes about putting himself into things as needed to make for fabulous events. You'll be glad when you choose to hire Tony! Gratitude to Tony for satisfying our group with it's intensive needs and huge range of demands. We couldn't have asked for more.

  • 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!

STER Catering
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Daniele E.
Verified review

Great service, very personable and a joy to work with!

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.

  • 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!

Let's Cultivate Food
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Mary Lui L.
Verified review

One of my husband's favorite meals is a recipe we learned from a personal chef dinner with Let's Cultivate Food - the chicken tikki masala. Our time with Yoon was interactive and filled with great tips on how to guarantee a tasty dish. My favorite part was walking away with great recipes on hand - and knowing exactly how to cook it again! I would certainly recommend LCF for anyone wanting to make restaurant-quality food right in the comfort of your own home!

Cater to Me
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Bernie E.
Verified review

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.

Chef Premiere

New To Thumbtack

  • New on Thumbtack
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.

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We provide professional chef services for any occasion, catering to your needs and customizing your special event.

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Margate City, NJ

  • Personal chef event type
    Buffet dinner, Special occasion, Cocktail party
  • Cuisine type
    Other (Seafood)
  • Number of people
    10-25
  • Details
    Seafood Dinner Party

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Shrewsbury, PA

  • Personal chef event type
    Personal meal(s)
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Mexican/Latin, Italian, BBQ, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of people
    Fewer than 10
  • Details
    We only news 3 meals per week.

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Brooklyn, MD

  • Personal chef event type
    Personal meal(s)
  • Cuisine type
    Other (medical )
  • Number of people
    Fewer than 10
  • Details
    Deliver weekly healthy one-pot dishes to last through the week, vegetable sides. No refined sugars.
  • $225
    Average price
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