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Browse these meal preparation services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chesapeake.

Mermaid Catering
4.5
from 99 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren C.
Verified review

We hired Mermaid Catering for our 10 year class reunion and were very pleased with our decision. From the start, Julie was flexible and responsive. She worked with our limited budget and designed a diverse menu that gave the appearance of a much more expensive spread. The food was delicious and people raved about it. Every detail was included down to sauces for each item, mini silverware, etc. The chalkboard tray was impressive, especially since our entire spread was disposable. Actually, the presentation overall was amazing. I would definitely recommend Julie and her team to anyone looking for a quality meal for 10 or 500!

Brennan Griffith
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
David C.
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Brennan cooked his meal in a beautiful new wok that he had recently purchased over an open fire in our back yard! It was really entertaining to watch him cook the meal as the mouth-watering aroma of the perfectly marinated chicken wafted through the air. It was also really interesting to hear him explain all of the different elements of the meal as he prepared it all in front of us, which is something very unique and unlike any other fine dining experience you'll get in a traditional restaurant. I'd like to conclude by saying his papaya salad was one of the most memorable dishes I've ever eaten! The spiciness of the sauce was perfectly balanced by the pleasant cooling sensation from the fresh cilantro and mint. That dish is a must-have if you choose to hire Brennan as your chef, which I really suggest you consider doing. You won't be disappointed!

Colby Paige Catering
4.6
from 15 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Alliannah H.
Verified review

I was very satisfied with the services I was given with Colby Paige Catering. I hired them to come to my parents house and serve an intimate dinner for 2. My parents were more than satisfied with the food and services they were given. They loved the food and said it was excellent. Their chef, Jamila Wilson, was very nice and neat. She came with all of her own supplies and her own plates. She left with our kitchen exactly how it was before she came. She was also very fast and had the food prepared in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend this catering services to others and would hire them again!

Full Metal Chef LLC
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle P.
Verified review

Brandon did a wonderful job providing meals for our staff, including making sure that individuals like myself with food allergies always had a safe meal. His system of keeping track of allergies was also very helpful, when I wasn't able to get food myself I could have a staff member tell him who they were getting food for and he was able to reference my allergy list and prepare a box meal that he knew would be safe.

THYME Catering
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Pixie K.
Verified review

Excellent customer service! Jennifer provided a number of pre-prepared meals for my father of which he thoroughly enjoyed. The pork tenderloin was amazing! Jennifer is professional and personable and very accommodating. Would highly recommend!!

Up In Smoke Catering L.L.C.
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Jason T.
Verified review

The Food is top notch! I've ordered quite a few meals from Up In Smoke Catering LLC and I have been completely satisfied with the taste and the quality of the food EVERY time. Great portions for the price. I highly recommend Up In Smoke Catering LLC to all my friends. Give them a try, you won't be disappointed. Jason T.

Charlotte's LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kaessie L.
Verified review

They were very professional and sweet. The food was so good better than we could of every imagined. We tried new things and were not disappointed one bit. I will be using them again for another event next month. I would recommend them for any event you may be having. I appreciate them creating a memory forever. Excellent service and food.

April's Essence Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tammy B.
Verified review

Aprils Essences has far exceeded my expectations....she provides daily lunch for my 3yr old that is wholesome, nutritious, fresh and absolutely delish. She is professional, and takes pride in the services she renders. I would highly recommend her without reservation for all your meal planning needs.....very satisfied mom😊

Hot Salad Company
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Chris J.
Verified review

I was very impressed with the various entrees Saeed introduced to me ..very timely mannered cook all of the meals were well seasoned to perfection and presented with love.. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND HOT SALAD CO. TO A FRIEND OR EVENT COORDINATOR..

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa G.
Verified review

Jennel is a very focused professional and an extremely talented chef who always goes above and beyond! With Jennel not only are you getting the freshest ingredients and innovative menu choices, you are also getting a beautiful presentation and perfectly balanced flavors. From the more casual meals to the most formal dinners, you will not be disappointed!

Personal Chefs in a Box
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lea W.
Verified review

Troy & Team, It’s not quite one month later and we are still talking about the amazing presentation Personal Chefs in Box prepared for our reception. You were able to accommodate a lovely buffet in a private home that truly exceeded what I envisioned! Everyone working the evening maintained the perfect balance of professionalism with a personal touch and was more than willing to assist with all the minute details, even with last minute particulars I forgot to discuss ahead of time. The hot and cold courses were all delicious and left our guests raving. Judging from the amount of people who told me they went back for seconds and thirds, the seafood rolls and crab cake station were huge hits!! My personal favorite was the pork tenderloin and mango salad. Fantastic!! All told, we continue to receive compliments about how outstanding the food was and how enjoyable it was not only to taste a little of everything, but also to speak to you and listen to you describe the menu and preparation notes. Thank you for being a part of our special evening. Lea & Tom Weiss (August 14, 2014)

Nik's Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
Verified review

My name is Janie Elisabeth Beck, Nik's Catering Catered my wedding. I was in need of some one who understood my needs and my tight budget. I didn't have much in the way of a budget. Nik's catering worked with my budget and the food was amazing. We did a self service buffet style cuisine. Nicole suggested Italian because it was cheap and we could get more for our money. I came to Nicole through My best friend Marilyn Watt Nicole is her daughter and she thought that she could help me. Three months prior to my wedding I sat down with Nicole and we went through some sample menus that she prepared for me and how many people I was expecting and set up a few tastings to sample some of the foods to make our final decisions. The day of the wedding things were a little hectic but once the people arrived and the vows were said we all settled up for a party. When we got to the reception hall the tables were set and the food was ready and every thing was good. I was most impressed with the quality of services that Nik's catering provided with a budget of six hundred dollars I fell like I got service of some one who spent thousands. with everything that I got for the services I was extremely happy with the services Nik's catering offered and would use thier services in the future.

Tastes By Maia
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maria G.
Verified review

Chef Maia's cooking skills knows no bounds. There are no dishes that can stop her. I have had the privilege of sampling her gourmet meals as well as her pastries....everything has simply been exquisite! I will continue to use Tie My Apron for all of my culinary delights. Chef Maia is pleasant, very detail oriented and a delight to have cook for you! I am glad to have the opportunity to let everyone else know what they have to look forward to!

Custom Cuisine
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Phyllis W.
Verified review

I love Leon's work! He is so flexible and creative. I have used Leon for family celebrations, hosting clients, sit down dinner, whatever I throw at him (and usually on short notice) he gets it done! His food is wonderful and his service too. I love that he can help me work within my budget and offers helpful suggestions that help me to relax and enjoy the event whatever it may be.

Entrees LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jamie G.
Verified review

The chefs did an excellent job at preparing the food and in a timely manner!

  • New on Thumbtack
Laura B.
Verified review

We loved having Kathi's help with our evening meals while my husband was deployed. She helped make our meal plans and organize the grocery needs, she prepped and cooked all meals from start to finish and left my kitchen spotless. She even modified her dishes to meet my vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. She helped us find kid-friendly meal ideas and always made sure they were healthy and varied. We enjoyed all the food she prepared for us and already miss her very much!

Rafael Rivera Barrios
5.0
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessie N.
Verified review

Rafael was super flexible, understanding and produced an amazing private VIP meal!

Lickinlipps Food Service
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Sandra M.
Verified review

Ms. Richardson is a wonderful caterer with a great passion for preparing food for any occasion. I would highly recommend her to cater your next function.

Boxed Gourmet
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Chris C.
Verified review

The food is absolutely delicious! I love the options too - healthy, Paleo, gluten-free and some indulgent dishes too. I don't like to cook, nor have the time, so this is perfect for me - I know I'll be eating healthy meals (and saving money instead of ordering out at work) that taste so good! The service is also outstanding. The owner is very responsive to requests, etc. I highly recommend!

A Night to Remember
1.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Walter Rob T.
Verified review

Just imagine having a head chef show up in your kitchen, what a treat. My wife and I were looking for something different and exciting for our anniversary. We knew exactly what we were looking for; delicious food, special treatment and a high level of service. We obtained the services of a premier personal chef. My wife and I had a wonderful evening at home thanks to Chef Gray. He brought all the food and ingredients, all the pots, pans and cooking utensils, beautiful table setting and glassware. Chef Gray took over my kitchen and prepared us a wonderful three course meal. He was the shining example of a highly trained professional chef. He transformed our dining room into a "Five Star Restaurant" with his personalized and attentive service. Chef Gray is a great listener and takes your dietary restrictions into consideration to customize your meal. He took care of everything, assisted with the menu, cooked for us, provided exceptional service and cleaned up the entire kitchen. Thank you Chef Gray for making our anniversary so uniquely special.

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