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Pittsburgh Home Chefs

Browse these home chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Pittsburgh.

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  • 31 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary H.
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Finger foods were provided for a shower at my home. Chef Scott worked with me to develop a menu that had a number of gluten free items and some great variety. The dishes were excellent! Everyone remarked about the delicious food. Thanks for a successful event Chef Scott.

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ShefShaun | PurplePlate
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eugene W.
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I have used Shef Shaun for every major occasion that I want to impress my wife and friends for the last 6 years. His attention to detail, product and presentation are unmatched in the city of Pittsburgh. He is reasonably price and can make the average guy feel like a millionaire with his fully customizable private in home chef experience.

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ATWC, Inc
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly A.
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My daughter and I enjoyed learning some valuable cooking tips and recipes from Chef Art. We made a variety of cuisines, as well as put the grill to use, plus finished it off with a simple yet delicious dessert. It was great to add some new, healthy, and fresh ideas to our cooking repertoire. We would highly recommend Chef Art and Around the World catering and cooking classes. Kim and Marianne Abdalah

Square Cafe & Food Truck
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa P.
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Arrived exactly on time, were extremely courteous, our order was perfectly executed with all the right dishes and extra supplies -- set everything up for us nicely and the food was outstanding! Also extremely easy to work with during the ordering process. Highly recommend.

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E. Larsen
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tabby W.
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Ms. Emily is amazing she not only taught me new cooking skills but she also gave me the comfort to have courage in my cooking and exploring beyond. She also taught my children cooking that give them a chance to help me in the kitchen we now have a new bonding opportunity. My favorite is making home made brotha and stocks I can not wait til fall to use my new skills we love Ms. Emily thank you

Chef Jae
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tiffany J.
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Every course was excellent. She's such a talented and amazing chef. The summer squash soup was my favorite

The Healthy Yinzer LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
David T.
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Searching for a trainer was hard for me, I wanted someone who is educated and could answer any questions that came up. After finding him on the Tumbtack app, I noticed he had multiple degrees and he was also a chef! So I hired him and after the first day I could tell he was truly something special. His knowledge and his workouts are something I look forward to each week. I would have Nick live in my guesthouse if I could! That’s how good he is. He is always coming up with different workouts and is always supplying me with healthy recipes to cook right after our workouts! He is fantastic and I couldn’t recommend him more!

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Traveling chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea C.
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Saved our Thanksgiving dinner by accommodating a last minute request. The food was delicious and exactly what we requested. The Chef was professional, friendly and timely. Thank you!! We will be in touch again!

Green Light Meals
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Reynolds C.
Verified review

I used Green Light Meals to cater a private family dinner to celebrate my wife’s 75th birthday. The entire family came home for the weekend to surprise her...and we did. However, we have a wide variety of food requirements within our family...medical gluten free, vegetarian, no sugar or artificial sweeteners, and no red meat. Green Light Meals customized the dinner with various entrees that met everyone’s personal selections. The food was excellent and the customer service was outstanding...including delivering the entire meal on Sunday of a long holiday weekend. The Hors D’Oeuvres, Salad, Entrees, and Side Vegetable Dishes all complimented each other. And the custom, gluten-free, three-layer white cake with with white icing was a real hit. With full confidence, I can highly recommend Green Light Meals.

Gaynor School of Cooking
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne D.
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Gaynor's School of Cooking is truly a wonderful culinary experience! I have taken two classes with Gaynor and learned so much in preparing, cooking/baking, culinary shortcuts, and presenting delicious dishes. Gaynor is so personable, fun, and is an amazing culinary expert!

Anthony's Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Michele B.
    Verified review

    The food was exactly as I asked . Service was professional and friendly . Chef Ike was extremely accommodating.

    About

    I can provide chef services for one or up to 25. I can deliver the food to you. I will prepare the type of cuisine that you desire with Lebanese as a specialty. I have 18 years of experience. I aim to please, so give me a chance.

    About

    I absolutely LOVE seeing being smile and enjoy the food I create for them. I feel very comfortable around people I don't even know, and will do anything in my power to please them.

    • 7 years in business
    About

    Chef Marlon Angelo is a premier private chef service providing culinary services for high profile clients who desire extraordinary cuisine. He specializes in private and corporate catering for small to large scale events, such as weddings, banquets, music and sporting events, and more. Chef is also available for discreet services, such as private in-home catering and daily meal service. Chef Marlon Angelo's menus feature a variety of healthful, mouthwatering dishes using the finest and freshest vegetables and top-quality meats and seafood. Child, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, diabetic, and other special menus are available. Along with private catering and discreet services, Chef Marlon Angelo also offers himself as an independent contractor providing culinary services for businesses and restaurants, including guest chef services, recipe and menu development, professional consultations, and more.

    About

    I am a personal chef specializing in vegetarian and vegan cuisine. I prepare soups, salads, stews, sandwiches and other hearty, healthy fare.

    About

    I am a classically trained chef who takes pride in attention to detail. My motto and theme for cooking is "simple done right". It's understood that there is trending food today, but not everyone can afford the exquisite high-end food. I provide skillfully prepared familiar food with a twist that is reminiscent of home, with an introduction to a developed palette, which leaves my guests with a welcoming experience of the past and present on their taste buds.

    About

    We use only the freshest hand selected foods and will accommodate any requests that our clients may need to make their special occasion memorable to all of the guests!

    About

    My knowledge of GOOD food and my ability to adapt to specific client needs, sets me apart from your average, young, "want to be chef". I have been pleasing people for over 25 years and have the references to prove just that.

    About

    I am a Pittsburgh based sommelier and chef. I give cooking lessons and beverage education. I am also available for hire for small catering functions to cook and/or bartend.

    About

    No time to cook? No worries. You can have more time to spend with family and friends. You never have to leave your office; just relax, and have great tasty food delivered to you. Relax and enjoy. One hour for lunch is not enough time to find a delicious and tasting meal. Have Mobile Caribbean Foods deliver fresh-cooked meals to you even after a long day at work. Imagine coming home and being able to order a home-cooked meal without the hassle of preparing it yourself. It's more affordable than you think. Our personal chef services are quite economical. Choose one to five meals from our rotating menu for any number of people. You can even earn free meals through our customer referral program! It's tailored to your taste buds. You choose the meals in advance from our exclusive menu. Vegetarian? No problem. Mobile Caribbean Foods is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting and sharing the flavors of the Caribbean with our customers. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

    About

    I will travel to homes and provide meals, including breakfast, luncheons, and dinner parties. I will do the shopping, set up, production and cleaning.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How much do private cooking lessons cost?

    You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

    How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

    Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

    Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.

    Actual Requests

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    Need Catering Services

    Pittsburgh, PA

    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Head count
      50-75
    • Budget per person
      More than $60 per person (please estimate) ($250)
    • Details
      Just scrambled eggs and breakfast potatoes will be needed
    • $237.5
      Average price

    Need Caterer

    Pittsburgh, PA

    • Event type
      Corporate event
    • Which meal
      Other (dessert)
    • Dishes and beverages
      Dessert(s)
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Other (any)
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Head count
      25-50
    • Budget per person
      $10-$20 per person
    • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
      Vegetarian, Lactose-free
    • Details
      We only have a small budget to spend on this $250.
    • $241.67
      Average price

    Need Catering Services (drop-off)

    Pittsburgh, PA

    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Serving style
      Buffet, Individually packaged
    • Head count
      150-200
    • Budget per person
      More than $60 per person (please estimate) (wedding party to choose)
    • Details
      We are looking to select a caterer to work with a private club to support weddings and banquets.
    • $17.66
      Average price
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