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  • 17 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly B.
Verified review

I have to say to myself, Why haven't I done this sooner. On Friday night we had a ladies night, 5, and Tony prepared 5-6 dishes and each one was amazing, delicious. He prepares well by asking all the right questions regarding the group he is preparing for and then executes it exquisitely!! I can't wait to plan my next event with Tony and I will also be doing some cooking classes with him. Tony from all of us ladies on Fri May 29th we thank you so such a wonderful special evening.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 35 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!

  • 12 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Tony B.
Verified review

Tanya prepared and presented a simply outstanding dinner for four at our hotel in Ocean City New Jersey last night. She brought all food, cooking equipment, created a centerpiece for the table, prepared the 4 course meal as we enjoyed drinks. Combined with Linda serving, this was just perfect! The food was gourmet and very meticulously prepared and presented. We all loved it and look forward to doing this again.

Twice the Spice Caterers
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Clarence W.
Verified review

Chef Guidry of Twice the Spice Caterer food was delicious! She delivered personal chef service for a special birthday dinner party. The food was very fresh and high grade/quality. The menu items were well balanced and included an appetizer, several different entrees, and desert. Stephanie even brought drink mixers and adjusted the menu to everyone’s liking, taste, and dietary. Chef’s professionalism extended throughout her cooking and presentation. She was even able to accommodate a few unexpected guests. The food was well prepared, finely seasoned to perfection, absolutely picture perfect and enjoyably delicious! She definitely brought a fine dining restaurant experience to our home handling the shopping, cooking, serving and cleanup. We will definitely utilize Chef Guidry of Twice the Spice Caterer again! Many Thanks, Meek

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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!

Madeline's Table
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Diane F.
Verified review

I contacted Kathy through Thumbtack to provide a cooking class for Central Jersey Tri Delta Alumnae Chapter. Seven of us met Chef Kathy at Jersey Girl Cafe in Hamilton, NJ. We assisted Kathy and learned how to make: Tuscan white bean and organic spinach salad, Napoli Chicken, butternut squash rice pilaf and molten chocolate lava cakes. We spent about 2 hours cooking the meal and then enjoyed another hour eating it. Kathy gave great tips on everything from how to use a chef knife to the best way to keep chicken breasts from drying out in the cooking process. Along the way, she gave us information about healthy eating and freshness of vegetables we choose. Kathy has an easy-going personality. Our evening was fun, informative and delicious eating. I would definitely recommend Kathy and all her cooking/catering expertise. I look forward to doing this again sometime.

  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Heather S.
Verified review

I hired John to prepare a surprise Father's Day dinner for my husband. He prepared us a four course meal that was fabulous! John communicated with me the entire month before the event and accommodated us in regards to menu choices/likes. He arrived on time, the courses came out immediately after one another and cleaned up when he was done. Nice guy, wonderful food. We look forward to using him again!

Lazy Susan Kitchen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jessie B.
Verified review

Donna came prepared and spent three hours patiently showing my friend and I proper knife/cutting techniques. She was very knowledgeable on the proper care of knives, the different kinds (the must-haves) and how they should be sharpened/maintained. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun. I also ended the night a large/delicious dish of tabbouleh to enjoy over the next few days. I would highly recommend Donna to anyone who is looking for a personal cooking lesson/demonstration.

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!

The Healthy Gourmet
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Stephanie H.
Verified review

Susan is a wonderful cook who can take your leftovers and make them into a gourmet meal. She has cooked for me on many occasions and my guests rave about her wonderful meals. Susan recently did a private dinner party for my mothers birthday the salad was delicious with a raspberry dressing and an artichoke chicken dish. Everyone was pleased with the meal.

Everything We Eat
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Kevin W.
Verified review

Great hands-on teacher who really knows what he's doing. Plus, the food is sooo good!! From ingredients to cooking methods, this is the best cooking class I ever had. I learned new techniques and how to properly season, prep, and cook veggies and proteins. Definitely recommend and I'll work with him again soon. Perfect for a gift, meal prep, or to cook a whole meal for a party.

Empire Catering LLC
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Patti M.
Verified review

I was in NJ for a small gathering, the Roasted Chicken was amazing, very high quality food. The best catering food I ever had . Patti M

Herban Quality Eats
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah R.
Verified review

We had an excellent time cooking with Chris Paul. It is clear he is exceedingly knowledgeable about food and how best to prepare it. He can easily craft lessons for any skill level from novice (us) to expert (him). We had a great time learning cooking and baking basics with him over four classes. If you are interested in learning more about cooking, I highly recommend taking a class (or four).

Paul Cunningham
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Marcus S.
Verified review

What an AMAZING experience!! We hosted Paul as our guest chef for a series of cooking classes and he delivered more than we could have ever asked for. I consider myself a guy who knows his way around the kitchen, but after one class with Paul I learned new meal preparation and cooking techniques, and feel even more confident around the kitchen... and I was the host! Our guests raved about their experience and continued to request follow up sessions. Some people even hired him as their personal or family chef! Paul is extremely personable, passionate about his craft, and a true professional!

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!!

  • New on Thumbtack
About

At O’Boy! Organic, the goal is to change a parent's perception of the foods they feed their children through education, interaction, and know how in a manner that is fun and exciting for mommies, daddies, and children alike. Feeding your children healthy, tasty, fresh, and organic meals will help shape their tastes and nutritional values for life! O’Boy! Organic offers cooking classes for parents, personal baby chef service, and kids cooking parties.

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

I have worked in Institutional Food Service as a director of food services for 25 years. I have planned events for 8 to 500! Having recently retired, I want to share my knowledge and love of food. My favorite times during my work career were instructing employees and hosting cooking classes from preparing the basics to gourmet and specialty foods. I start with teaching the correct equipment you'll need and how to use it. Come, have a good time and learn from a seasoned professional!

  • 17 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

We are the largest independent wine school in the States. Along with wine tasting and sommelier training programs, we offer cooking classes.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am a personal and professional cook. I will teach small cooking classes. I will come to your location. I have 8 years of experience in long-term health care facilities. I have over 20 years in home cooking experience.

About

We offer an exquisite five star cooking for anyone. We offer the highest food quality prepared by a 5 star chef who has worked with top chefs from around the world and has cooked for high profile celebrity and dignitaries from all walks of life.

About

The Flying Avocado is a small business dedicated to providing its clients with whole delicious, healthy, made-to-order meals delivered to their doors. Catering and cooking classes are also offered through this inventive and organically oriented business.

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