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Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara C.
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Well well well, I'm not sure where to begin. Chef Serge is FABULOUS! His food is phenomenal and he is very creative with his menu. I had such a hard time narrowing down my selection. His personality is upbeat, lively and FUN! And all while cooking amazing food! I emphatically recommend Chef Serge to anyone looking for a CHEF, a cook, a caterer, anything you can use him for, do it! He also brought an assistant who was equally as pleasant and amazing. Sara Cataliotti

Perfect Little Bites
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Lori K.
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I attended two cooking classes ( light Mexican and healthy grains) taught by Chris & Emily at the William Tally Rec Center. I highly recommend these classes. They were very informational and Chris &Emily are full of cooking knowledge which they share. We made several recipes and sampled our finished dishes. After the Mexican class, I promptly purchased a tortilla press. It is so easy to make your own corn tortillas. I would have never tried it on my own. Lori

A Private Affair
4.5
from 41 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Philip F.
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A cooking class for 5 guys can't be the easiest task for a chef. But Jackie did a marvelous job. The "class" was very well organized and, above all, it was great fun for all participants.

Sweet Bazil, llc
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Sue W.
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I flew into town to plan my father's memorial. Mom wanted food delivered, set up, and kept tidy. We ordered from Wegman's and hired Chef Celestine. From the first contact with Sweet Bazil, staff were thorough professionals, confirming details and keeping phone appointments. Chef Celestine talked me through everything I should consider and I opted for her coffee tea station and sterno warmers, along with three extra hours of her day. At first I wondered what she would be doing the whole time, but was so glad I had Chef's helping hands. She washed and replenished, and repacked food, so that at the end, there was literally nothing for me to do! If I lived here, I would definitely find an event for her to actually cook for. But for our family gathering of 40, this Helping Hand service really lightened my load.

Epicurean Nutrition Catering
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Tanya S.
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I enjoy Esther dedication to detail in what she puts into the food that she cooks...simple & healthy options!

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MOD Arts
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terri H.
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The cooking lesson was for my teen daughter. Mary was very accommodating. She was well prepared and very professional. She taught my daughter with patience and she made it fun for her. She taught her terminology and safety, as well as helped her to create a wonderful meal. My daughter will continue taking culinary classes with Mary and I would not hesitate to recommend her to family and friends.

  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Greg S.
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We had Korean cooking lessons at our home. What a great time. Chef B is awesome. She brought everything needed. Showed us all we needed to know and even gave us some history. I would highly recommend her.

Chef Janae Cooks
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Darryl J.
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I have tried her chilli, steak, and stuffed bread she made back in high school her cooking is amazing for someone her age, especially considering she is younger than. She has made numerous drinks that I've enjoyed but my personal favorite would be the Sangria she made for our family reunion picnic this past summer. If you haven't tried anything of hers, it's an absolute must! You will not be disappointed!

Chef Matt Finarelli, LLC
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Mihaela P.
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Chef Matt is absolutely amazing! I have been using his personal chef services and I can honestly say that he has been a blessing in our life. I first learned about Chef Matt on an online community of moms in Old Town, Alexandria. Because I had a small baby and no time to cook, I decided to order our Thanksgiving meal from him. I was so happy I did – the food was absolutely fantastic and everyone at the dinner table raved about it. In fact, it was the best Thanksgiving meal that I have ever had. Since then I have been ordering from him on a regular basis. Chef Matt’s food is fresh, healthy and out-of-this-world delicious. His recipes are very diverse and incorporate a lot of international influences, which I love. Everyone in my home is so excited when we get the food from Chef Matt. I wish I knew about him long time ago, especially after we had our baby and struggled with finding the time to cook. I know that he teaches cooking classes and I hope that one day I will have the opportunity to learn how to cook amazing food directly from Chef Matt. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for personal chef services!

Whip It UP Vicki LLC
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Keith M.
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I was very please with Chef Vicki. I found her food and cooking quite tasty. Her job with me was to prepare food for my family who have medical issues. CV was very willing to make the adjustments due to our dietary needs. Even when trying to eat healthy having more than one way to prepare dishes would be very helpful.

A Lil' Blue Cafe
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
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We have a small office in Waynesboro where each year we get together to enjoy a small Christmas party complete with a Christmas dinner style luncheon. This year our budget was very strict so we were having a hard time finding a caterer and were thinking we would have to try and cook the meal ourselves and then bring it to work and try to keep it warm for lunch. and then I found thumbtack and through them we discovered the amazing Lil' Blue Cafe. Pamela came to us with her son and provided us with a delicious Christmas dinner style meal. The turkey and ham were so delicious and tender! The mashed potatoes and gravy were amazing! And my favorite was the mouthwatering macaroni and cheese! We were also treated with green beans, sweet potato with marshmallow topping and dinner rolls and cranberry relish. Everything was just so tasty that all of us are hoping and planning to invite her to cater again and again for next year. Thank you so much for being willing to come over the mountain and spoil us with your delicious cooking. Best.Christmas Party Meal. Ever!

ChiquiChef
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle M.
Verified review

Anna is a pleasure and her cooking is always delicious. We love that she is always experimenting with different types of cuisine and flavors for the dishes she makes us. Everything is always beautifully done even down to the way she plates our meals.

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Indian Cooking Classes
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Claire M.
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I thoroughly enjoyed my coooking class with Manjiri! She was fantastic at explaining and also demonstrating the cooking techniques. The recipes were easy to follow and I was able to recreate them at home easily. Best part was that the food was delicious!! My daughter and I love the flavors of Indian food and Manjiri's dishes were comparable to food cooked at a high quality restaurant. I highly recommend her cooking class, you will love her!!

F.I.T. Nutrition
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mark S.
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I was being trained by Catherine years ago and I said something about " No pain, no gain " as she corrected my posture during the routine. She quickly said that no one should experience "pain" when working out. I knew then that I had FINALLY found a REAL trainer. Catherine's training and professional skills are unmatched. She simply loves doing what she does and it shows. She trains you according to your skill level and ability, and she is never distracted by today's tech gadgets ,( cellphones) which means you get 100% of her time, every time. I moved out of state for a short time and invited Catherine down for a visit and workout of course. she could not out run me on the beach, but she whipped my butt in the gym , but they were good workouts. Later on during her visit, she took me to the market and taught me how to properly shop for quality organic foods , and quickly made a knock out dish for me and my friend as we looked on and took notes. I moved back to the DMV area, reconnected with her and now I am receiving weekly healthy meals from her. Boy is that a relief. And knowing that she is a certified nutritionist only adds to her credibility. In short, if you are looking for true quality in a trainer as well as someone too cook healthy meals for you, Catherine is the hands down choice and that's why I give her 5 stars. Keep up the good work Catherine. Mark Stith Silver Spring, MD

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Deidre S.
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Culinary Chick provided dinner for my father’s 86th birthday. After his first bite he said and I quote “now this lady knows how to cook!”. We enjoyed every bit of our Italian dinner and fun was had by all! I will definitely use her for future occasions.

JCS culinary
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Latoria R.
    Verified review

    The best service we've had in a long time! Jeanette was on time, very well prepared, very professional, it couldn't get any better! She worked with me with the menu so we could have OUR favorite foods. The food was GREAT!! Biscuits and corn muffins, shrimp, Steak, Mash potatoes, spinach and red velvet cake for dessert. I asked her could she come back and cook again it was amazing!! I have no complaints! If you're looking for a personal chef Jeanette is the perfect person!! Thanks again!!

    • 7 years in business
    Jasu S.
    Verified review

    I really appreciate Chef Curry's attention to detail and flexibility in designing a menu. He takes the time to create a delicious spread of foods that meet the [dietary] needs of the guests, w/o sacrificing the flavor and keeps it 100% healthy. I love that he is so creative with the types of dishes he creates and is super knowledgeable about the health benefits of the foods he cooks with (and is happy to share his health and meal prep tips with everyone!). His outgoing and comedic personality is infectious and really makes him a joy to work with. I highly recommend him!

    Liz O. Studio
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Elizabeth S.
    Verified review

    Liz is my fashion advisor. Everytime I wear what she had picked for me I receive compliments. I can say the same about the jewelry I have bought from her. Her strenght is the color combination and quality of the pieces she makes. The food she had cook for me is always delicious and innovative. Besides she takes special care on making a light version of my favorite dishes.

    About

    I teach cooking and baking classes to adults and kids, specializing in French pastry, Jewish and Kosher cooking and baking.

    A Cut Above

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I offer personal and private chef services. Seated private dinners for up to 8 people (will consider more, dependent upon menu) and basic food preparation lessons are also available.

      Chef Beckles Foods

      New To Thumbtack

      • 5 years in business
      About

      I have combined my years of experience cooking in a restaurant with my professional brewing to create exceptional menus that pair food with beer/wine/liquor. Let me create custom menus for your event and provide the staff to make it a memorable one!

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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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