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Top Pro
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
Katy L.
Verified review

Karen was a wonderful chef! The food was absolutely amazing and she gave us plenty of leftovers to last through the rest of the weekend.

Bittersweet Cakes & Catering
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
Verified review

Laura Eliel made my experience super easy and terrific. I wanted an in-home dining experience. She and her assistant arrived about 5 pm. I asked how can I help. They said, You can't! Guests arrived at 6:30 p.m. and we began a luxurious meal that was delicious and lovely. And, at the end of the evening, the kitchen was clean and I did not lift a hand!

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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
Emily F.
Verified review

Chef Bon has been making wonderful dishes for our family for about 12 months. My husband and I have 2 young boys. 1 of them has special dietary needs & the other is a picky eater. Chef Bon is hugely successful in finding healthy, fresh options to fit the needs of the whole family!! She comes to our house once a week to cook. Chef Bon is professional, on time, positive attitude, leaves the kitchen neat & clean, and she is great with kids.

Lyndie C Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Anna B.
Verified review

Lyndie C. Catering took care of everything, going completely above and beyond our expectations! Our Rehearsal Dinner was able to reflect who we are as a couple thanks to her flexibility and attention to detail, and our guests raved about the cuisine Lyndie prepared!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Chef Daniele was absolutely WONDERFUL! We could not have asked for a better chef or setup. Our group was visiting Austin from out of town for a joint bachelor/bachelorette party and staying at an AirBNB, so we thought it would be nice to stay in for an evening to visit. Chef Daniele was extremely accommodating in creating a menu that included dishes for vegetarian and vegan guests. He sent me the menu days in advance. Since we were unfamiliar with the pots/pans, knives, kitchen tools, and kitchen itself, Chef Daniele brought many of his own tools, which was extremely helpful to us. On the morning of the event, we unfortunately encountered an issue with the gas line. Chef Daniele offered at that point to cook on the grill outside (which was incredible!), even though he had already bought the ingredients for the inside meal. Thankfully, the gas line was fixed and he cooked the following delicious small plates for the group: spinach, garlic and basil fettuccine with wild mushrooms; Red-wine chicken with vegetable mirepoix; Milk-braised pork tenderloin; Sauteed lemon green beans. He even allowed one of our guests (who loves to cook) to assist in cooking! We were also grateful that Chef Daniele was okay with a little partying (maybe too much drinking) and dancing during the evening! :) Chef Daniele's punctuality (on time!); hospitality (accommodating, in tune with the guests likes/dislikes, cleaned up the kitchen for us and even washed some dishes that he did not use-very unnecessary!), personality (kind, calm, and happy!) and cooking (Florence-trained!) were all perfect. As a result, I have recommended him to friends that live in Austin, and I will continue to recommend him to anyone visiting the area for the weekend! Thank you to Chef Daniele for an all around fantastic evening!

Top Pro
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.

Affairs of the Palate
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Rusty P.
Verified review

Shaun can do anything: small/large groups, any cuisine, he's on time/prepared/very professional, and will be transparent on costs/expectations/etc.

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

I hired Chef Edna for a personal dinner for my family. She cooked us delicious food and gave us excellent personalized service. She is always going to be welcome in our kitchen and highly recommend her to any of my personal and business colleagues.

Hey Diddle Diddle Catering
3.3
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Frank C.
Verified review

Michelle and Autumn did a wonderful job preparing a 9 course French style meal for my wife and I in our own home. The meal perfectly blended old world and new world French cuisine. We have a party coming up and would happily hire Michelle to cater.

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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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
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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!

  • New on Thumbtack
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Chef Abe's personal chef services, offers you an creative and experienced professional by your side. You function, no matter how large or small will be built to your needs and desires. An intimate dinner for two, a family BBQ, an elegant wedding, Corporate function or even lunch, and everything else across the spectrum will be managed with you the clientele in mind. Our team of specialist will help you in the complete process. No matter the need from venue, guests, decorations, service, food, and activities, we will be your personal service or just follow your lead and respond to your specifications. Private cooking classes are also Chef Abe's passion.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I cater and prepare anything that the client wants. I help with meal planning, presentation, and the aesthetics of how everything will run. Major preplanning is very important to me, just to avoid a disaster. I have done this type of work in Telluride, Colorado for 12 years and hold a pretty impressive portfolio. Feel free to call anytime if you would like to possibly speak of my services.

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I have recently returned from Austin after 8 years in New York City and London. I opened two restaurants in London where I was the head chef. I have a culinary education in cooking for healing and health but can cook just about everything. I love challenges and have extensive experience in catering. I can help you dress a space, decorate, choose the right platters and details for any event or stock your pantry and fridge with healthy ingredients and meals. I will work together with you to determine your preferences and special dietary requirements. I have a lot of experience with gluten-free and vegetarian cooking and I am very flexible. I will work with your specific budget to make sure you get what you need! I'm here to prepare exactly what you want so get in touch to start the process!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer excellence on demand; your wishes will come true. Decadence is only one aspect of a rich life; surprise yourself with delight. I offer a moment of culinary pleasure with a lifetime of memories.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I do anything in the culinary world. I can cook it all whatever is possible. I also have rental options like tents or staffs. Let me know endless possibilities.

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Need a Cooking Skills Instructor

Austin, TX

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Personal enrichment
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    Basic cooking skills
  • Cuisine interest
    American, Asian, BBQ, Healthy, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican/Latin
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (No)
  • Number of students
    Over 10
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18), Teenager (13-18)
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Frequency
    Ongoing classes
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Willing to join an existing group?
  • Day preference(s)
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference(s)
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    I am definitely a beginner.
  • $83.33
    Average price

Need cooking lessons

Austin, TX

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Personal enrichment, Health reasons
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    Basic cooking skills, Roasting and braising, Grilling, Baking - bread
  • Cuisine interest
    American, Asian, Healthy, Mediterranean, Mexican/Latin, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (n/a)
  • Number of students
    2
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18)
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Frequency
    One-time event
  • Lesson length
    As recommended by professional
  • Willing to join an existing group?
  • Day preference(s)
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference(s)
    Early morning (before 9am), Morning (9am-noon), Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    n/a
  • $116.67
    Average price

Need Cooking Skills Instructor

Austin, TX

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Personal enrichment
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine interest
    I'm not sure yet
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (N/A)
  • Number of students
    Over 10
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18)
  • Experience
    Intermediate
  • Frequency
    Ongoing classes
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Willing to join an existing group?
  • Day preference(s)
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference(s)
    Other (N/A)
  • Details
    I love it
  • $195
    Average price
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