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Austin Private Chefs

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Pearl Snap Cuisine
5.0
from 77 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.

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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My first experience with a private chef, definitely not the last, booked Shauna again for another party before she left. Highly recommend

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Kniseley Catered
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 45 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.

Lyukum Cooking Lab
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Susan I.
Verified review

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,

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Kitchen Canvas
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kristi M.
Verified review

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!

Bon Vie Chef Services
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jim R.
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This was awesome. We love dinner parties, but this year we've just had no time. And even when we did have time, we were wiped after the week, and couldn't face the cleaning, cooking, and cleaning again (dishes -- like a hangover without the fun drunk part beforehand). We decided to splurge and try a catering/chef service. We chose Chef Bonnie and were very pleased. Communication via email and phone was promptly responded to. She handled the somewhat complex dietary issues of some of our guests without batting an eyelash. She noted our requests and confirmed them, also dealing with my questions and minor changes perfectly. The day of the dinner she and her assistant arrived with everything they needed to cook an awesome meal. All we had to do was occasionally point out where some of our serving dishes and kitchen items were. When our guests arrived we were able to relax and enjoy a conversation for hours while Bonnie and her assistant dealt with all the food, served us, and then CLEANED UP ALMOST EVERYTHING. They even labeled and stored the leftovers in our fridge! Have I mentioned the food was delicious? It was! Rounding it all out, I felt we got good value for our money. I would not call it "inexpensive" but two people working hard for 6 hours (skilled labor at that), plus the prep time beforehand, and all supplies except the wine, salt and pepper? AND the ease of mind? Bargain. Oh yeah, almost forgot: She was very patient with our dogs, who spent most of their time under her feet until we finally put them away. Give her a try! I think you'll be pleased!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Chuck C.
Verified review

Chef Daniele orchestrated a fabulous evening. Half cooking class, half fine dinning. Everyone enjoyed home made Italian dishes and great company.

Tricia's Dishes
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Tim U.
Verified review

Tricia is an amazing chef/caterer. Whenever we used her services for craft service on our photo shoots I ALWAYS received continuous praise and compliments about the delicious food, amazing presentation and her courteous service. She provided Breakfast and Lunch and there were various options that would satisfy everyone's taste buds. She never let us down and for that I will always be grateful. I highly recommend her services for your next event. - L.Limage- Photo Shoot Producer

Brian Cooks, You Eat
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Rowena Y.
Verified review

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.

EatFabulously
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 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.

Erika Bakes
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nicolle S.
Verified review

Erika made cupcakes for our wedding (we substitute cup cakes instead of a big wedding cake) and they were delicious!!! Hands down they were some of the best cupcakes we ever had. I would recommend Erika to all my friends and family if they ever needed a chef or cakes/pastries. We got a ton of compliments throughout the night from our guests how tasty the cupcakes were.

Caitlyn Collins
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

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

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
Verified review

I've been gluten intolerant for most of my life. I'm also a terrible cook. As a result, maintaining a healthy, wholesome diet is a constant challenge. Samantha not only has me eating well but has taught me so much about how to make healthy food taste amazing. Her menu planning and preparation has also saved me a lot of time and headaches. She really took the time to personalize her service for me. She's opened up a whole new culinary world for me, and I couldn't happier or more thankful!

F.B. Chefs ATX
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nate S.
Verified review

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!!

  • 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 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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I offer personal chef and catering services for families, dinner parties, and all occasions in between. I can create a custom menu depending on your event and specifications, or I can make a specified menu that you come up with. I love working directly with clients, and I've always had a passion for food. Although I've never attended culinary school, I have a vast amount of experience that qualifies me as a professional. You will love the food I make!

  • New on Thumbtack
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Le Cordon Bleu certified personal chef in the central Austin area is currently taking new clients. I have 10 years of experience in culinary arts, and I specialize in vegetarian and vegan diets. I also have extensive knowledge in raw foods, gluten-free cooking, and general nutrition. My services include special events, every day meals prepared in your home or delivered, menu planning, and grocery shopping. My cuisine is made from the best local produce and has a taste like no other. Not to mention, my rates are unbeatable. Impress your next group of dinner party guests like you have never done before. Call or email today to set up a free consultation and menu planning.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

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