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  • 10 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Alyssa H.

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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.

Dan F.

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Our experience with Jackson Bolton as the caterer for my daughter's wedding was absolutely wonderful. He did everything we asked and more to make the wedding reception an event to remember. His fruit and vegetable presentations were beautifully presented and delicious and the meats were excellent. I would highly recommend his venison tenderloin because it is absolutely wonderful and a great introduction to how good venison can be. Jackson and his team are true artists as well as excellent chefs.

Pete F.

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Jackson is a great chef. Innovative approach with incredibly good tasting food. We loved all the dishes and he even made a special dish on the fly further enhance the dinning experience. I would hire him in a heart beat for another special event.

TOP PRO
  • 22 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Erin A.

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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.

David L.

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Food quality was amazing! All my guests were impressed with the food, the varied selection and the flavor. I would highly recommend this caterer to anyone wanting the best quality food for a VERY reasonable price. I don’t regret this selection of caterer since many of the previous companies we contacted never replied to us once they realized it was a same-sex wedding. Due to the delay in finding a caterer, we did not do a tasting prior to the event not have any ideas what to expect with the quality of food (other than the plethora of amazing reviews on thumbtack). Leslie did not disappoint and I will use this company again for any of my catered events. Thanks so much for the amazing memories! My guests can’t stop taking about how good the food was.

Peggy H.

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wonderful food, professional-looking staff who were helpful & gracious

  • 5 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Samuel B.

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Karen baked 2 marvelous triple layered chocolate cakes and a Lemon Chiffon cake that were breathtaking! The moist texture and taste were fantastic and the highest trained pastry chef could not achieve the perfection that she did. The apple pie, garlic bread and cookies were all a labor of love that could not be equaled. The many hours of dedication and pride that went into the production of these delightful deserts were done with great care and meticulous personal touch that only a PROFESSIONAL WHO STANDS ABOVE ALL OTHERS CAN ACHIEVE. The garlic bread came with a personal hand written note of directions so that we could enjoy the full taste of a product that was second to none! I texted her the night before our event and she was baking to ensure that we got the freshest pastries,and pie and she was in her kitchen well after midnight to provide us with her expert,personal, and professional service. The day of our event she drove the 28 miles one way to ensure that the highest quality was maintained and she assisted in the unloading of the products and personal instructions to help us. She is without a doubt one of the most professional caterer I have had the privilege to know in over 40 years of my own food service experience. It is an HONOR that I highly recommend KAREN for any and all food service events that one may have.Samuel A Ballard

Dawn G.

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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.

Katy L.

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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.

TOP PRO
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 20 hours
  • Spring Branch, TX

Poonam M.

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Robert and team were both personal and professional. The food and support was fantastic. Truly an exceptional group. Robert ensured the busy and distracted hosts got a plate and even strode confidently to the mic to ensure guests got the most of their dessert experience. And his team members were always pleasant and on point. They helped make magic happen. What more could you ask for?

Amy H.

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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.

Amy J.

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Robert and his family were absolutely amazing! Very cordial and professional. The food was beyond our expectations! Definetly recommend the lasagna!

TOP PRO
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Cedar Park, TX

Diana H.

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Katie was charming and poised to lead our group of 13 for a cooking class party. She was organized and prepared with all the ingredients measured and at their stations as she coached our supper club through an assortment of inventive dishes. She even brought her own serving platters for a festive presentation. We left with a printout of all the recipes to take home. I would definitely hire Katie again!

Kristi M.

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As an anniversary present for my in-laws, we scheduled a private cooking class at our home with Kitchen Canvas. We had a blast! Katie is very knowledgeable and fun. She was very responsive on email and took care of everything from grocery shopping to clean up. The food was delicious and we all learned a great deal that will spice up our home cooking for years to come!

  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 37 min

Katya C.

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What a great teacher and cook! I have taken Kateryna's cooking class and learned how to make herb-stuffed flat breads, and since that time I have been making them every week. She has also taught me how to make several soups from British cuisine, including the famous cullen skink. I've never been a huge fan of soup, but I cannot get enough of the soups I've made following her recipes and guidelines. Kateryna has an amazing talent for explaining the cooking process and giving you the overview without neglecting the particulars. She is extremely knowledgeable, easy-going, and just fun to be around. She loves to talk about food and can answer any question. And her kitchen is simply gorgeous! To me, taking a cooking class in a spacious and beautifully designed room is a pleasure on its own, and Kateryna's kitchen exceeds all expectations. I've also purchased some of her baked goods, including her macaroons that tasted like a slice of heaven. I highly recommend every Kateryna's food creation, but macaroons are the absolute must-try (I particularly loved her tea series!) Overall, a highly knowledgeable chef and cooking instructor who loves to share her passion for the food.

Susan I.

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To Our Chef de cuisine, Kaye Alimpiyeva, many thanks for enthusiasm and fine Teaching skills. Authentic cooking class French Crepes, Savory and Sweet developed four Sous Chefs extrodanarire! Sharing her knowledge and Love of Culinary skills, Kaye took time to develope our natural talents and eliminated our simple fears! Looking forward to meeting these Fine Ladies again in Our Teachers Executive Kitchen! She opened a door for Future techniques and exquisite Desserts! C'est la vie Katya,

Olga P.

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I've ordered Zefir pastries for the Bridal Shower. They were amazingly good, delicious! Everybody enjoyed them. Kateryna is very skillful and knowledgeable Chef. She also have a very interesting and informative web page, which has been a big inspiration to me. I like that she does not just provide recipes, but explains chemistry of cooking.

  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Uma J.

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Natalie was extremely professional. The food was excellent. It was so easy to communicate with her and she has been so responsive throughout the process. She exceeded our expectations.

Therese F.

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Timely, courteous, friendly, flexible with accomodating extra guests on short notice.Well plated and creative menus. Delicious food. Affordable.

Eric B.

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Great food, service, and person. Thank you Chef Natalie.

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 hours
  • Austin, TX

Miller T.

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Hire her! Bon is amazing and her food is ever more amazing. Our family has used her services for weekly meals as well as catered events. Her food is so delicious. She picks the finest and freshest ingredients. My husband with a salt addict, salting everything before he ever tasted anything. Bon has him loving and eating food without salting first...EVER. She has been a great influence on our family. Not only is she a talented Chef but she is also a wonderful person. We feel like she is an extension of our family. We can't say enough positive things about her,

Kate M.

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Bon is my go-to caterer, period. She has catered an annual party for 60+ people for the last 3 years. She also did a more intimate gathering for a sit-down dinner for 20. I have also sampled her personal chef work through a friend. Regardless of the size of the event, Bon creates delicious, beautiful food, and she and her team are the height of professionalism. To top it all off, they do an amazing clean-up job! Working with Bon is easy and so enjoyable. You will be thrilled with her work!

Joe C.

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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
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Michael D.

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Chef Daniele is an amazing chef. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and he is also a very interesting person to talk to. I highly recommend anyone out there considering a private meal to work with him. He will exceed your expectations!

Li T.

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Chef Daniele was very professional and provided great menu samples to me in a timely manner. He responded quickly to all our emails and was very accommodating. His food was superb and we will be using him again!

Priya S.

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Chef Daniele was great to work with! He was personable and very energetic. All the girls enjoyed cooking and learning from him. The food was delicious as well :)

TOP PRO
  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

David D.

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I had a birthday party for my wife with 80+ guests. Goodies & Bits provided 3 different Paella dishes, a Spanish salad and 4 different appetizers. The food could not have been better and my guests raved about the fare. Five of their people worked the party. They were well dressed, professional and accommodating. Marvin and Estella are a joy to work with. I look forward to using them again at a future event.

Debbie K.

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My nonprofit had the pleasure of hosting Goodies and Bits food trailer onsite at our studios! The Royal Chefs, Marvin and Estella, are a pleasure to work with and the food is Heavenly! My favorite is the melt-in-your-mouth brisket on a melt-in-your-mouth roll! The pound cake was also delicious!!!!

Carrie D.

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I couldn't ask more from Marvin and Estella; they are both lovely people, professional, and punctual. Not to mention their food is DELICIOUS!! I have had them come out twice now for community events, and they have been fantastic both times. They are highly recommended!

  • 23 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Austin, TX

Rowena Y.

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Chef Brian provided a cooking lesson for my junior girl scout troop. The girls were all excited about the prospect of meeting a Brian and couldn't wait for our monthly meeting. Brian showed them how to prepare 3 easy, healthy snacks. He provided great instructions, involving all the girls in each project. He shared kitchen safety tips as well. The food was great. They girls will be able to make these dishes at home. Brian has a great big personality and was a resounding success with my girls. Rowena Y.

Matt S.

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Brian made my first Valentine's dinner with a new girlfriend an absolutely memorable night. Great food, wine and a very comfortable casual atmosphere. Loved his demeanor and laugh. Highly recommended and extremely easy to work with as he and I planned the menu (me with no cooking knowledge or skills) and how to ensure a perfect evening for a special woman and I.

Katherine L.

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Brian was great! He cooked for 7 of us and gave us some great cooking tips at his place for a bachelorette party. The food was excellent and so was the company. Great personality and cool apartment too. Would definitely do it again.

  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Austin, TX

Chelsea A.

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Everything was amazing! The food was delicious and just as requested! She delivered everything right on time, pricing was quick and easy, she was awesome with communication, and everything was easy to heat and serve. Everyone loved everything! She made our Christmas meal perfect! I'd definitely use Caitlyn again and or highly recommend her! Excellent culinary skills! Wish I had photos to share!

Torie D.

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My first lesson was a total success. My son and I enjoyed the chicken and sides very much. The chicken was tender and delicious. I made some more to see if I can do it by myself and I did. Caitlyn is a wonderful teacher. I look forward to learning more recipes from her. She was prompt, professional and communicated with me before hand. Thank you so much Caitlyn.

Thumbtack Customer

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She is wonderful,great communicator, great chef, and very easy going! We are so happy we found her!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Austin, TX

Nate S.

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We hired F.B. Chefs for our company retreat in Austin, Texas. Lionel was everything we expected and more!! Couldn't have asked for a more attentive, detailed and understanding individual. Dinner and Brunch was excellent! From the taste to the service! 5 stars all around! We would gladly use him again and highly recommend his services and expertise!!

Holly M.

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Lionel was great! He interacted with the guests to explain what he was cooking and how he used local goods. Everything he touched was excellent! I would definitely use his services again and recommend him to everyone!

Lisa A.

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Lionel prepared a great dinner for out group. Everything was delicious and he was very professional.

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Janice B.

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Edna happens to be my daughter-in-law. I have experienced her foods many many times. She is very professional and demands perfection from herself on all her work. She is also very knowledgeable about nutrion and works closely with her clients to serve them to the best of her ability. Her dishes are plated so beautifully they are actually a work of art....I would recommend Edna to anyone seeking a fabulous chef and a good, professional, Christian woman. Let her show you what she can prepare for you!! I promise you will be glad you did.

Carmela H.

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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.

Will W.

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professional, talented, and punctual. I wish Edna cooked for us every single day! My family and I are always blown away by Edna's cooking creations and her original recipes.

  • 2 years in business
  • Austin, TX

GarrettLee D.

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Marc has been somewhat of a godsend when it comes to making sure I'm fed right and when I host parties. He's one of the most personable guys I've met and has been able to cook everything I've asked to perfection. He's been cooking for me for a few years and I hope anyone reading this review will have a chance to taste his food.

John H.

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Marc is a fantastic cook, honest, reliable and great to work with. I couldn't recommend him more!

Hannah

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  • Leander, TX

Melina F.

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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.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Austin, TX

Luis N.

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Excellent chef and teaching

  • 6 years in business
  • Round Rock, TX

About

I provide a great meal at a phenomenal cost to my clients. You can provide the menu, or I can. It's up to you. I will provide the budget and the shopping list.

  • 7 years in business
  • Austin, TX

About

I am an experienced personal chef with a focus on cooking fresh, healthy and seasonal meals. I am professionally trained in classical French culinary methods as well as specialty cuisines including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and paleo. I use only the best quality ingredients to elevate the flavor and nutritional value of every meal. I believe in delicious food that keeps you healthy, happy, and satisfied. I have been told that I am a treat to work with and have been cooking delicious meals for families and individuals in the Austin area for the past 4 years. I offer in-house personal chef services and meal delivery.

About

I am an executive chef, corporate chef, culinary consultant, personal chef and caterer. I have been in the industry for 24 years. I have been working in Austin, TX, for the last 14 years with various concepts, from high-end to quality casual.

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Austin, TX

About

Our bodies are meant to heal themselves. We just need to give them the opportunity. We can do that by using food as medicine. That being said, there isn't one thing that works for everyone. It's all about bio-individuality. There are many factors that play a role in how your body works.

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Harker Heights, TX

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Plated dinner, Personal meal(s)
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My family an dI would like to eat healthy. but still kid friendly foods
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Austin, TX

Personal chef event type
Personal meal(s)
Cuisine type
Casual American, Italian, Other (To be discussed)
Number of people
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Three folks, husband, wife, and 16 year-old daughter. Trying to give my wife a Christmas present of dinners she does not have to think about or prepare. Please do quotes on a per-meal basis, if possible
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“Need a Caterer on June 22, 2012”

Lampasas, TX

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Buffet dinner party
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