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Dine Catering and Events
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pauline S.
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Mark Holden has been catering a weekly vegetarian dinner for me and 14 guests for the past 7 months. The food is always fresh, with the best ingredients. I used to go over menus with him to make sure that the meal was balanced -- in terms of nutrition, color, texture, and flavor. But now we just eat what he brings us. Chef Mark Holden can do an extremely wide range of jobs, from the intimate dinner party to large corporate events. He can do Thai, Indian, Mediterranean, French, Italian, American, whatever you want. He's a world class chef who has cooked for the Queen of England and a down to earth guy who will provide excellent lunches for school children. My dinner party is after a prenatal yoga class. I needed my pregnant women to have 25 grams of protein each. Mark didn't flinch about this requirement. Part of his vast chef experience includes working for a diet company in the UK that also specified nutritional requirements. If someone in my group has a food allergy, he'll work with it. Mark is totally reliable. He will meet your requirements and deliver at a competitive price. Anyone would be fortunate to have Mark Holden and the DINE team do the cooking and catering.

Chef Sallie Lardy
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Holly C.
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Sallie is cooking for my parents. She arrived on time and cooked according to my parents preferences. She was so nice and the food was delicious. My parents raved about the food and hired her. They are so happy and I am happy that she can provide healthy restaurant quality food at their home. Thanks Sallie!

Ginn's Gourmet
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Kate P.
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Chef Claudia hosted a "Taste of Spain" cooking class at our house for a dozen friends. She has a true passion for cooking. Everyone had an absolute blast and the food was incredible!

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M.A. PRIME
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tanya E.
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Honestly Chef Mark and his staff were so professional , the food and the creativity of the food was declious. He was professional at every point from the beginning to the end. EVERYONE at my daughter’s grad party was asking where did you find the Chef! All adults and high schoolers were very pleased with the food. I’m going to have Chef Mark over to my home for a girl’s night seafood cooking class in the near future!

Maria's Gourmet Kitchen
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Marie M.
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My husband and I work full time, and are very very busy! We were spending way too much money eating out, and started to look into personal chef services. Maria's Gourmet Kitchen was a god-send!! I used to teach cooking classes, and am a huge food snob so I was a little nervous to order 'premade dinners', but EVERYTHING is made from scratch and amazing quality! You can tell they do an amazing job!! It all smells and tastes so fresh, I am so impressed. The instructions on the packaging make everything so so easy after a long day at work. WOO HOO! Thank you, Maria!

Green Roots Kitchen
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Shela S.
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It was a wonderful experience. Chef Nadia exceeded our expectations of a cooking class and great evening. The food was amazing. I would highly recommend hiring her and will hire her again in the near future. She was chef Nadia when I met her and is now a friend!

R Place Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy Y.
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Chef Derrick comes up with the most delicious combinations of fabulous food. From down home cooking to uptown gourmet delights, Chef Derrick can make any event special! He's extremely easy to deal with and works diligently to meet your needs. He does whatever it takes to get the job done well and to your specifications! I cheerfully recommend Chef Derrick Johnson for all your catering needs!

Platinum Chef Houston
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Suresh T.
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Platinum chef is unique. They are true food artists and if you want a one of a kind meal or catering that will have your guests talking about the food/catering for weeks later, then hire platinum chef. The aren't just your average catering private chef service. You get world class service and food and they strive at making the event you are hosting remarkable. Without a doubt they are tops and I have hired them on many occassions for my events.

Lemond Kitchen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Fran C.
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I rarely offer reviews, but this one was a must! Lemond Kitchen catered my book launch and reception in early 2014, with a guest list close to 100 people. Not only was the food divine and presentation amazing, Merinda Martin and her staff were poised and professional from start to finish. Well after my event, several of my guests contacted me inquiring about the caterer because they were craving a few of the menu items served at the book launch. Lemond Kitchen is by far one of the best catering services I've ever dealt with. For my next event (big or small), there will be no question as to who will cater; it will be Lemond Kitchen. Seriously consider them for your next event. You won't be disappointed.

Cooking With Class
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Monica M.
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My husband and I took one of Chef Win's Private Couple's Cooking Classes and was amazed!!! We prepared her Southern Classics menu. Everything was very professional from the time we arrived, as her and her staff catered to our needs and made sure that our experience was very enjoyable. The class was a great mix of entertainment and light cooking instruction/lesson, which made it a great date night activity for both my husband and I. The recipes were really good, and it was fun eating in front of the fire pit watching the sunset over the water while sitting on the patio out back. It was an all around great experience! Highly recommended!

Chef Rich
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michael P.
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Chef Rich is really really good. I think he is super knowledgable and can teach so much about cooking. The dishes made not only taste great but look very nice too. I really recommend Rich and hope you will enjoy working with him too.

Texas Republic Kitchen
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Sandi M.
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I hired Jennifer for my wedding reception at my house. The second I met her I knew I could trust her and that we were on the same page. She came to my house and cooked, served, and cleaned! The food was amazing and she is a class act! HIGHLY recommend her!!!

Cookin' with Kim
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer F.
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I had my kitchen remodeled and was without one for over a month. Kim was an excellent choice for providing us meals. We didn't want to fill our souls with drive thru or restaurant meals! She was a life saver! I also call her when my husband travels so that we can have a hot meal wIting for us after our evenings of juggling activities! Best lasagna around, too!

  • 4 years in business
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My creativity and in depth flavors pushes my cooking far above others, My studies in France working with a michelin star chef taught me many interesting techniques and skills.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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Make your event unique! Cuisine by Sallie offers in-home and hands-on cooking classes and demos for groups of 1-12 people. Learn something as simple and basic as knife skills or as advanced as a complete three or four-course meal! Chef Sallie will create a unique cooking experience for you and your guests to make your event entertaining as well as educational, not to mention delicious! Choose from several different options, or work with Chef Sallie to create your own customized class to fit your individual or group needs. In-home cooking experience is a great gift; ask about gift certificates for that special someone. These classes are also a fun idea as an alternative to a dinner party, bridal or baby shower, bachelorette party, date night for two, singles' night for a group, and many other occasions. Contact Chef Sallie and book your delicious culinary adventure today!

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People sharing a meal together is so intimate and personal. It is my goal to create the kind of food that inspires good conversation and serves as a catalyst to comfort. That's why I became a chef — to bring people together, not to chase Michelin stars or serve the masses. My food is simple, elegant and locally sourced — a perfect fit for your dinner party, proposal, or even if you just want a private lesson. My portfolio is available upon request.

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I range in consulting restaurants, bars, private events, coursed meals, cooking classes, and much more. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details.

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Lessons on Authentic Indian Cusine. Clients will have a hands on experience and a very professional approach to learning each dish.

  • 9 years in business
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I'm Passionate, trustworthy and i get personally involved with every single thing that comes out of my kitchen.

  • 5 years in business
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I will customize a delicious menu just for you.

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Mariel Culinary Services specializes in Comida Andina, Mexican and Nuevo Latino foods. We have over 40 years of high-end catering experience. We also offer culinary tours in what is arguably the most culturally diverse city in America. We also offer cooking classes as our chef is a chef instructor in a prestigious French culinary academy here in Houston.

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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.

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