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Scranton Home Chefs

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The Comfort Queen
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph M.
Verified review

I love to cook but there are days when I have so much running around to do that at the end of the day I just don’t have the time to prepare a meal. A friend told me about The Comfort Queen and how they can prep your food or deliver food to your door even cook with/for you and your family. Although skeptical I gave them a call and spoke to Michelle. She’s lively to say the least and even more so in person but we hit it off great. The prices we discussed for her services are quite reasonable and truthfully I know I spend more than that dining outside. I decided to try the Spicy Shrimp Empanadas and Oxtail Stew in red wine with capers. We arranged a time for the following week and right on schedule Michelle arrived. I showed her the kitchen and she instantly started to organize my prepared food and it smelled amazing. All I can say is even before Michelle left half of the shrimp empanadas were devoured by my family. To say that Michelle did her thing would definitely be a gross understatement. I’m already looking at setting up one of her family classes so we can cook together. Thanks Michelle and thanks to the Comfort Queen.

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marsha A.
Verified review

We had a great time and learned how to make some new foods. The lessons were very informative and easy to follow. Chef Marisa made sure to answer any questions and gave helpful tips. We will be going back again.

Chef David Joyce
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I have been a chef for over thirty years. I have traveled extensively in Europe and the Caribbean. World flavors are incorporated into daily entrees that I serve to my family and friends. An extensive palate allows me to be extremely creative making your meals. I have cooked for people with extremely sensitive diets to people that eat anything put in front of them. If you are looking for experienced Culinary Institute of America trained chef with many years of experience, I am your chef.

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I have 18 years of culinary experience. I offer fine dining to cook outs! I offer catering to parties, both large and small.

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I'm a Culinary Institute of America graduate who's also had experience in various international cuisine. I have practical as well as formal training in organizing and cooking events form weddings, graduations, sweet 16 parties, barbecues, pig roasts, brunches, and all off premises catering. I also have access to staffing covering any type of events. In closing, I can guaranteed the best possible pricing since my overhead is minimal.

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We cater events and parties both big and small. It can be 300 people in your setting or an intimate dinner for two for that special moment. There is no one else who can give your party the attention it deserves.

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I prepare all types of fare or to client needs. You ask, I can do it. I have been catering for 42 years, safe for next five years.

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Chef Alice offers both catering and cooking classes in a variety of cuisines. If you are looking for an upscale change from the usual baked ziti and boring steamed vegetables, then Chef Alice's gourmet-innovative menu is for you. Her popular hands-on classes will teach you essential culinary techniques, proper knife skills, and countless tricks of the trade to make your time in the kitchen easier and enjoyable. Classes are approximately three hours in length and include recipes and a lovely sit-down meal. Looking for the perfect gift? Chef Alice offers online printable gift certificates. Check out the testimonials page to read what others have to say!

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I'm a talented chef with 20 years of experience. I currently work as an executive banquet chef for Ehrhardts Waterfront resort. I'm willing to give private cooking lessons as well as come and cater your small party needs. This is if you are just interested in me coming and cooking several meals, alone, or only 2 people. You can just freeze and reheat the food.

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I'm a professional chef who offers catering, in-home cooking, pickup or delivery service, and is looking to help out the average person needing culinary services -- no frills, all the bells and whistles -- you choose! I prefer to service the "average" guys and gals on limited budgets! Great food makes for a great occasion!

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I provide in-home cooking for any occasion. I offer personal touch to desired individuals and small groups only with 8-12 people maximum.

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Chef2Table is a time-saving, cost-effective option for families on the go, people with special dietary needs, seniors at home, and young professionals. Our services include: one-on-one cooking lesson, Cuisine4YourLife, wine dinners and off-site catering. Our executive chef brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, from fine dining to food service management. He is also an active member of the American Culinary Federation and a proud graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.

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I've been an executive Chef for thirty years. I'm now interested in personal, private work. I will shop and make any kind of cuisine.

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We offer personal chef services, which include: - A free initial consultation. - A custom menu made just for you according to your tastes and dietary needs. - Grocery shopping for all ingredients on the day of service to ensure the freshest and highest quality. - Cooking at meals in your home, packaging, labeling, reheating instructions, and cleanup. You come home at the end of the day to a house filled with smells of home cooking and a freezer/fridge filled with healthy, delicious meals. All you have to do is reheat meals according to simple instructions and enjoy! We allow you to provide healthy, nutritious, and delicious meals for you and your family without all the planning, shopping, cooking, and stress. We also offer cooking classes for private and small groups, couples, and kids. See our website, or call/email us for more information. We also offer kids' cupcake/cookie decorating parties, as well as tea parties for small groups or kids.

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I prepare meals for clients and their homes and/or wherever I am needed. I do meal preparation for two people and up, and the dietary needs of clients will be met as needed.

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I provide catering, consulting, and teaching in the field of culinary arts. I have been in the field for 30 years, working in many types of kitchens.

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Catering services are provided. We have a food trailer for concessions and events. Private cooking classes are available for small groups (including gluten free). Please call us for prices and availability.

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We provide cooking classes and birthday parties for children and adults at the customer's location. We offer a hands-on approach to getting kids in the kitchen through the love of food! They will mix, chop, roll and juice, to name a few. We offer classes like foods around the world, decadent desserts, cupcake decorating, awesomely organic, and much, much more! Contact us directly for more information.

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We do everything from weddings to delivery of home-cooked meals right to your door! Whether you need full-scale event planning or a simple dinner party in your home, we have a variety of menus, or we can plan one to meet your special needs. Do you just need a staff or a chef or bartender for your special occasion? We do that too! At Creative Chefs, our focus is on you! We are the company that cooks!

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Private in home chef service and culinary training/demos. I have worked as a chef in some of your finer restaurants abroad. I have been running my own upscale catering business for the last five years. My ability to prepare international fare is extensive.

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I prepare meals for all clients, big or small. I'm a professional chef for over 30 years specializing with a variety of cuisines.

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.
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