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Fredericksburg Meal Preparers

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

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Catering By Kevin!
4.8
from 135 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Pam W.
Verified review

We had to cancel the event. Chef Kev provided excellent meal plan and was very professional to work with.

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RedFox Dinners
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kevin S.
Verified review

Our experience with Chef Diane of RedFox Dinners was excellent. She was very communicative from the beginning with menu choices, dates/times, and all the other details leading up to the dinner. She was punctual, polite, and very efficient in preparing our meal. We confidently recommend her to anyone who is looking for an in home chef to prepare a scrumptious meal. I have recommended her already to a colleague and a neighbor. Thanks, Chef Diane!

A Private Affair
4.2
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan D.
Verified review

Simply put, Chef Jackie Johnson is incredible. My wife and I along with another couple had Chef Jackie come to our home for a cooking lesson. Throughout the lesson, she was attentive toward all of us, gave us each individualized attention, and created an atmosphere that was engaging, fun, casual, and educational all at the same time. Her personality is very upbeat and you can tell in a matter of minutes that she is passionate about engaging and teaching others. As someone that is an above average cook, it was great to have Jackie teach me additional techniques and have a dialogue on cooking topics that I was most interested in. At the same time, the other couple were more novice in the kitchen, and she was easily able to shift how she spoke to make sure everyone could understand their task and reasons for the specific approach to cooking. Chef Jackie is authentic in her approach, provides excellent communication during the lesson, and gives you an experience that you will surely remember. Oh, and the came out fantastic. I highly recommend Chef Jackie to anyone in the Northern Virginia area who either wants to take a private lesson in their home, or wants to host a small dinner party and would like to have a chef prepare the meal in full. Thank you Chef for a wonderful experience, a great lesson, and empowering us to create great food!

MOD Cuisine
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Bob J.
Verified review

I engaged Mary because I am recentlya retired man and, among my retirement goals, was to learn how to cook. Now, I can/could scramble some eggs or make some pancakes, and I could certainly microwave, but I couldn't do what i wanted: prepare my own meals in a way that would allow me to eat healthy and well. Even following a recipe was a challenge. Who know what it means to braise something, to parboil! Once Mary understood my goals, she prepared a tailored curriculum. She developed two-hour sessions in her kitchen, the better to get into a full meal preparation. There was a heavy emphasis on safety in the kitchen, from washing hands before handling certain items to proper chopping technique. A side benefit was that I got to take home a goodly portion of what we cooked. Our meals ranged from falafels to lasagna (of course, the pasta was homemade). It was great. After a series of 5-6 sessions, I developed the confidence to go out on my own, working from recipes to add to my repertoire. Mary does all sorts of specialized food preparation for those who have more specialty interests. I recommend her highly.

Clifton's Catering
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Tara U.
Verified review

Cliff has been great to work with! My client was looking for an ongoing meal delivery service and Cliff was flexible and worked with us to set something up. The meals he created are awesome and flavorful.

Chef Scott Sunshine
4.6
from 20 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy J.
Verified review

I had complete meals delivered for 6 days to my home. they were totally completed and just needed a little warming, and they were delicious. The variety was great. And Scott is absolutely fun to deal with. The price was very reasonable. Recommend him highly!

Epicurean Nutrition Catering
4.4
from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
Verified review

Yum yum yum! Esther provided a buffet style eccentric Indian meal for a group of 15 for a birthday celebration in DC. All of the food was wonderfully flavorful and just enough spice. She communicated well leading up to the event and service went well. I would highly recommend this chef!

Chef Matt Finarelli, LLC
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Mihaela P.
Verified review

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!

Healthy Catering Company
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ben S.
Verified review

We cooked a fantastic meal and I learned tips and tricks that I will remember and apply to my own cooking.

  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Brian L.
Verified review

Wow. What a great evening. At first it was a bit weird to be sitting doing nothing while someone else does all the work but it was great to be able to hang with our friends and just relax. Sandra cooked an incredible meal and could not be more professional. It was our first time using her services and we will definitely use her again. Thank you Sandra. We had such a great night and you made it that way.

LLS Catering and Events
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
GRIZZLYGANGENT B.
Verified review

I WAS REFERRED TO LLS CATERING FROM A FRIEND AND I MUST SAY THE FOOD AND CUSTOMER SERVICE WAS JUST OUTSTANDING ,very prompt and very reasonable prices and the best of all very fulfilling cuz I'm a big man that loves hearty meals definitely will be back and referring other customers to them

Convenient Cuisine
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Marcia L.
Verified review

We are a couple who wanted flavorful and diverse meals that are home style cooked. Barbara delivered the 5 separate main dishes and vegetable sides, split in half, packaged and labeled for our freezer. We will be placing another order with her.

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Dara Boxer Culinary Designs
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ben C.
Verified review

The dinner Dara prepared was amazing! The meal was perfectly balanced among meats, fruits, and greens, and expertly seasoned. The turkey was juicy and evenly cooked, the corn tasted fresh off the stalk, and the salad was a tour of flavors that could have stood on its own. Dessert included delicious home-made sugar cookies and a creative American flag made of strawberries, banana slices, and blueberries to balance out the carbs. She skillfully adjusted the meal to my palate and dietary restrictions, while not sacrificing flavor or variety. The presentation was magnificent, on quality cookware, and the kitchen was spotless at serving time. It is clear that she knows her way around preparation of complex meals, as everything was the perfect temperature at dinner time.

Pamela's Party Pantry
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Deirdre F.
Verified review

I am lucky to be Pam's neighbor as I can attest to her amazing cooking - sophisticated, gourmet meals to delicious, comfort food to incredible baked goods, she does it all!!

Chef Nikki Mullings
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tracey A.
Verified review

Chef Nikki is the BOMB.COM!! She and her husband Paul are excellent in the kitchen and on the grill... She can cook for me and my husband every day if she wants too, we will never turn her down...😂😂😘😘Every meal is excellent and tasteful down to the deserts. Nikki is very clean and sanitary, you don't have to worry. She takes her business and license very serious... I definitely recommend her for your next meal, your next desert or your next catering event... Also, make sure you check her out for your hair care needs on IG @Nikko.stylez.

Epicurean Element, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Marsha B.
Verified review

Ivelise is amazing. She comes to my home twice a week to prepare meals for me. She is very organized and takes the time to talk to you about what you like and don't care for. She is very adaptable to making changes on the spot. Her goal is to assist you in reaching your goals for health and wellness. I would highly recommend her to others.

Chef Kwon Crumble LLC
4.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carrmen W.
Verified review

My husband surprised me with a gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Kwon for our anniversary. From the moment I came home and saw her standing in our kitchen to the moment she left, the experience was purely delightful. She prepared five delicious courses based on suggestions from my hubby, but taken to the next level by her experience and creativity. For example, hubby wanted a pasta course, and Chef Kwon created a rich, creamy ravioli with duck and chicken liver mousse inside. Completely amazing! In addition to preparing a great meal, Chef Kwon also entertained us by telling us the thought process behind each course and its wine pairing. As an avid home cook, it was extremely enlightening to hear how a professional puts together a complex, multi-course meal and to get a glimpse into the knowledge necessary to choose a wine for each of those courses. Overall, the experience was excellent, and Chef Kwon's food and company far exceeded whatever restaurant I thought hubby was going to take me to that night! I'm so glad Chef Kwon helped make our anniversary a very special one.

Kristin Cooks
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Maxine G.
Verified review

Kristin has been providing meals for my family for the past 3 years. Typically, I will order twice a week and it has made my life so much easier to come home from work and have a hot meal already prepared. Her menu changes weekly and the variety is impressive. If I need her to use brown rice instead of white, or if I would like extra spinach, it is never an issue. Her meals are always on time and delicious. I have recommended her to many friends. I have also been to a few cooking classes that Kristin has held at her home and was able to come away with easy recipes that require little time in the kitchen. Her attention to detail is extremely important to her and you can tell from the meals she provides to the cooking classes she hosts. The only thing that would improve the service is if she delivered. : )

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Walt M.
Verified review

Tanisha Stewart is relatively new to the catering business right now so she is experiencing growing pains. She was contracted to cater a 30 person party and overall did a great job. The food was outstanding and there were ample quantities of everything. The only hiccup to the whole experience was that she had got lost on the way to the event and was a little late on the delivery. Tanisha made the transaction right buy refunding the original gratuity with many apologies. I truly think that there were extenuating circumstances that day and she handled the issue very professionally. I would definitely recommend her service to others and use her services again in the future.

Taheerah, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephanie B.
Verified review

I've been lucky enough to have more than one cooked meal by Taheerah. Her breadth of knowledge doesn't stop at what just tastes good. Taheerah also places a great deal of value in nutrition—not only preparing meals but educating on the choices behind the ingredients. She has the ability to cook for large groups, but also prepare meals for a more intimate setting. It's really fun to watch her work in the kitchen! Taheerah's training and skills are evident as she moves from prep to plate without ever missing a beat. I recommend Taheerah to anyone who likes delicious food. Try the pizza!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary W.
Verified review

Aaron at Marley Meals came to my home and cooked Jamaican food for a dinner party for eight people. The food was fantastic, and it was fun working with Aaron. He was attentive and responsive throughout the process, helped me choose the menu, arrived early, cooked a delicious meal that everyone really enjoyed (curry chicken, salmon in brown sauce, Jamaican rice and vegetables, plantains, pineapple, etc.), and cleaned up beautifully before he left. And, he gave everyone at the party a small spice pack of Jamaican curry as a souvenir. I look forward to having him cook for another party in my home sometime soon.

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