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Austin Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Austin.

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Pearl Snap Cuisine
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alyssa H.
Verified review

We couldn't have been happier with Pearl Snap Cuisine as our wedding caterer. I'm starting with the most important thing to me, as the mother of the bride. They were the only vendor that I didn't have to check in with or ask questions. They did exactly what they said they would, when they said they would. They even offered encouragement and extra help on a couple of small things. The chefs and servers seamlessly performed their jobs without flaw, down to packaged up meals to send home after the wedding. Now on to the food! Not only was their food delicious, but they made the dinner experience part of the evening celebration. Their basic, affordable menu was as good, if not better, than that of a high quality restaurant. Then they had options that added so much to the wedding. The bride and groom chose an exotic fruit bar for the cocktail hour and it not only tasted wonderful, but had people gathered around talking about the fruits and taking photos. The infused water and chocolate s'more bar, which were part of the basic package, were delicious and fun. But by far, the best part of the experience was the "hot rocks" offering. Seasoned meat and vegetables cooked on hot rocks that had our guests hanging out at the buffet bar. Truly nothing typical about this wedding food! People are still talking about the food! Thank-you so much Pearl Snap Cuisine.

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Erin A.
Verified review

If I could give 6 stars I would. Working with Leslie was so easy! Usually the breakfast/lunch part of our events is the most time consuming and stressful, but for the first time, I wasn't freaking out. She was incredibly prompt with quotes, answered all my questions (no matter how stupid), and thought of everything before I even asked. I'm always nervous about catering since I've had some horror stories with incredibly late caterers. Not them! They arrived an hour early, prepped, and we had an excellent breakfast. My office is notorious for being incredibly picky when it comes to food, and all I heard around the event was how amazing the food was and how friendly and fantastic the chefs were. This was a first for us! I'm afraid they're going to see a lot of us in the future, and I can honestly say that one of the reasons my event went so smoothly is due to Fabulous Affairs.

Tasty Temptations
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn G.
Verified review

Excellent personal chef while I was recovering from surgery. Delicious, light, and always fresh. My favorite - the dinners she prepared and froze individually, that were available for me after a busy day selling real estate! Always fresh, balanced, and beautiful.

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Kniseley Catered
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy H.
Verified review

Robert did an outstanding job preparing our rehearsal dinner meal. He and his wife prepared enough to feed at least one hundred people and nothing ran out before everyone got through the line. The meal was delicious and right on time. He is an excellent chef, and you will not be disappointed with his catering.

Bon Vie Chef Services
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Joe C.
Verified review

The chef prepered an excellent menu for my daughters' bachelorette party - dinner for 10. Very personable and thorough - my daughter (and others) said they will never forget this part of the evening.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Katie R.
Verified review

Amazing! Chef Daniele was an absolute delight and everyone raved about his food.

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Savor Chef Services
4.6
from 26 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jenni E.
Verified review

Why would my opinion matter? I have a hotel/restaurant degree and I have hosted many parties both with and without catering so I believe that I have the "street cred" to give an informed opinion. My experiences with Savor Chef Services- Linda Stanton have been wonderful. Her food is so delicious, whether she prepares it at our home or cooks everything off-site and arrives with a variety of appetizers and/or entrees ready to serve my guests. She also cooks up wonderful desserts. For example, her cake balls are the best I've ever tasted. They're light, flavorful and pretty, resulting in a much better cake than those from bakeries specializing in cake balls. She knows what she is doing and gives great advice. She understands the social chemistry of parties. I want to throw another party just thinking about getting to eat her cuisine again.

Nomaste World Kitchen
4.4
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret L.
Verified review

Susanna was an awesome, highly talented chef. Couldn't recommend her more!

  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Amitis S.
Verified review

Chef Roy not only made us delicious food but he was very nice and professional. When he found out we are Persian, he looked up recipes, found a Persian super market and made the most delicious food for us without having it made before! We'll defiantly hire him again and recommend him to our friends.

EatFabulously
4.7
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gaby S.
Verified review

Edna cooked a surprise dinner for my husband. She did a great job asking what we like and suggesting the menu. She arrived on time with all the ingredients and her tools. Cleaned everything after she was done. Food was outstanding and service was amazing! Thank you Edna for making the evening so special! I would definitely recommend her services.

Cognizant Kitchen
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Erik B.
Verified review

Amanda is awesome! Whether you're looking for healthy meal prep/delivery or just need someone to cater a dinner with friends at your house -- she can handle it! Amanda prepares all of my meals and delivers them to me weekly, so I always know that I have delicious and healthy meals ready when it is time to eat. I just grab the labeled containers that she leaves in my refrigerator, and I'm ready to go. I have almost no time to prepare food, so this is extremely valuable to me. Amanda discusses my tastes and cravings, and designs a custom meal plan that is delicious and well-balanced. She has opened my eyes to so many healthy alternatives to foods that I love and to all sorts of new things that I never thought I would like. She always answers my questions and is really thoughtful in making sure I enjoy each meal and have something delicious for each day of the week. I can't recommend Amanda enough -- she truly helps me live a healthy lifestyle, and has even taught me how to prepare healthy meals for myself. I also had Amanda cater a dinner with friends, and it was such a great experience. She interacted with everyone and explained what she was doing. It was like a cooking class for all of us. Her gluten-free baked goods are phenomenal, and you definitely have to try her Cashew "Sour Cream" Sauce and vegan enchiladas! Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten free, raw, etc, Amanda knows her stuff and will work with you to create some of the most delicious (and nutritious) foods you will ever eat.

Groover Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Carly G.
Verified review

I reached out to Jordan, asking him to cater a private dinner for my friends and I while we were in Austin for a bachelorette party. Jordan was amazing both during the preparation for the night and during the night of the dinner. He really did his homework beforehand to make sure he would be catering exactly to the needs of the event (pun intended). He had a unique menu that really showcased his talents as a chef but was also more than willing to adjust any items requested for particular tastes or preferences. On the night of the dinner, Jordan stayed on schedule and the food was phenomenal. He even made great margaritas! I highly recommend Jordan if you’re thinking of using a catering service for any occasion. He is very professional and really takes the client’s wants and needs into consideration. You can tell he has a great passion for the food he provides and he has a great personality to work with! I have recommended Jordan to a few of my friends who are also traveling to Austin for various events. You won’t be disappointed! I still dream of the fresh churros he made.

Hannah
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Melina F.
Verified review

Chef Hannah catered my 50th Birthday Brunch Party in February, & it couldn't have been any better! The Baked Hashbrown Egg Nests were a HUGE hit! We had the most delicious Mimosas with Fresh squeezed Orange juice, & I can't stop thinking about the Sweet Potato Chorizo Fritatta & those Breakfast Sausage Cinnamon Rolls with yummy Maple icing!! She had her own, fun twist on classic dishes that made everything such a huge hit. Everyone had a blast, & she was so friendly & warm to all of us. I will definitely have her cater my next party. She cooks with love & you can taste it in her food.

KitchenBae
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Luis N.
Verified review

Excellent chef and teaching

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I cater to my clients' needs in the areas of desserts. I make cheesecakes, pies, and specialty designed cakes.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have been a live-in caregiver for over 15 years, having lived with and cooked for many different individuals with different tastes and specific old and new dishes. I am generally good at following directions and instructions. I can provide the weekly dinner meal menus as desired. I am a responsible and dependable person and can be counted on to be available 365 days a year. With rare exceptions (very rare), I am always in Austin. I hope to be contacted at your earliest convenience. Please call me. Thank you for your consideration of my request to be your personal chef.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am a full-service personal chef with many years of experience in food creation. I will consult with you on dietary needs, budget and schedule to create a custom meal plan. My cooking background ranges from cultural cuisines to raw/living food. Experience working with individual clients in both catering and restaurant settings has given me insight into current concerns about health and nutrition. There is nothing average about my food!

About

I have a current TABC license and a food handler's license. I have worked in bakeries and also with catering companies, and as a salad sous chef in a commercial kitchen, a baker in a pizza restaurant and a bartender in several Austin locations, including the Lost Pines Hyatt Resort as the lobby bartender.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

My Personal Chef business stands out from the others because I cook food that is not only coming from the heart, but also with the intention to nourish and love your body. I use fresh and seasonal ingredients to create flavorful and unforgettable memories.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

Fortunately (or unfortunately), I tend to be a little obsessive about putting out the best tasting, utmost quality food there is. If I can't prepare what you want, or don't have that particular skill (like very large wedding cakes), I'll send you to someone that can help you.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I've been in the food industry business since i was fifteen years old. So, fifteen years has gone by, and I'm still at it. Ever since then, I've been continuing (and will always continue) to pursue in this field. I have been working in all vast ranges of different kitchens, establishments, festivals and so forth. By doing so, I've gained a great deal of knowledge, respect and appreciation towards everything that has to do with this extraordinary realm --the realm of food; the realm of endless creativity! When it comes to what sort of food, recipes, region(s) or baked goods (artisan breads, sculpted cakes, wedding cakes and much more) that I make or could make, I have no limits of any sorts. I am very broad in my horizons with the reason being this is my being/passion: to be able to always enjoy doing something new and fresh. That's always intriguing. Chef On the Go is my catering side project that I'm invested in. Basically, I'll do catering events from anywhere between 250 a head or 15 a head. I do festivals and events as well. I had learned a lot from being the head chef/private chef for a sorority house from Monday through Friday. I prepare, cook, and make menus for over 25 girls for their lunch and dinner. With all that said, I would be more than delighted to be apart of any food realm, topic(s), situation(s) offered to myself at any given moment.

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