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  • 28 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Binta P.

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BEFORE EVENT I had a FANTASTIC experience working with Chef Kev, and I'll try my best to do justice to his services through this review (I don't think it's possible!). I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him to anyone searching for an easy-going caterer who is attentive, accommodating, customer-service oriented and who takes control of the event to completely relieve them of any stress related to food/catering/kitchen. I accidentally came across Thumbtack while looking for certain supplies for my event. Once I realized that I could search for caterers, I thought I'd give it a try. Chef Kev was the first caterer to respond with a detailed menu based on my description of the event (3 or so others responded to ask me for more info without making ANY attempt to use what I had already provided in my initial description!!) . His proposal was well-thought out and it was clear that he had paid attention to my description and came up with a customized menu on such basis. It took me a day to respond to him because I was certain that it wasn't possible for the first proposal to be EXACTLY what I had in mind and even better than what I imagined. After having analysed the menu several times :-), and there was still nothing to change, I wrote Chef Kev. We had a call to discuss the proposal. Chef Kev was very accommodating as we worked through the proposal (I increased my initial count and added a couple of dishes) and discussed day-of logistics (e.g., I wanted the mac-n-cheese passed around in martini cups, wanted the food served in chafing dishes, etc.). MENU The food was fantastic!!! Everyone enjoyed it and they had seconds and thirds... A number of guests took to-go plates and I had some of the leftovers for breakfast :) Here's what was served: 1. BBQ salmon bites w/ malibu-rum ginger smashed sweet potatoes 2. Mesquite mini burger sliders 3. Oven roasted vegetables w/herb ranch aioli 4. BBQ sweet-n-spicy beef bites 5. Teriyaki turkey meatballs 6. Vegetable pasta w/ sautéed vegetables in a sundried tomato dressing 7. Scampi black tiger broiled shrimp & parmesan cheese grits 8. Caribbean jerk chicken party wings 9. Jumbo lump red pepper mac-n-cheese EVENT DAY I had initially wanted a caterer to drop-off the food, but decided to have one of Chef Kev's servers stay for the event, and that was the best decision EVER!! I had completely underestimated how much I would have had to do given that my event had many moving pieces. Chef Kev and his assistant Kim were FANTASTIC the day of the event and I couldn't have asked for a better team. When Chef Kev noticed that I had a lot of moving pieces and balls in the air (translation: slight event-day chaos), so he took control and decided to stay longer than we had discussed in order to make sure that things started off well and were running smoothly before leaving his assistant to run the rest of the event. I literally worried about nothing -- Chef Kev handled things efficiently and with a high degree of professionalism. In fact, at some point, Chef Kev sent his assistant with a plate for me...without that, I may not have ever gotten around to eating!! This is just one example of the types of light touches Chef Kev made throughout the planning and execution of the event which made my experience with him deserving of the five stars. His level of customer service was outstanding and my guests loved him, and several people asked me for his contact information.

Shawnetta J.

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The catering fprovided by Chef Kev was amazing! The menu was fun and creative! Our guests enjoyed the taste and quality of the variety of foods. He created an outstanding menu and was able to work within my budget!

Paul H.

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Chef Kev prepared an excellent menu for our dinner party. Everything was prepared and delivered on time. We were very happy with Chef Kevs service.

TOP PRO
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Marcus C.

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This was the first time I've used a service on Thumbtack. Heck, this was the first time I've had a personal chef prepare and cook a meal in my own home. Both were great experiences. Diane contacted me prior to our set date which was Valentines day. Her selection of meats and sides were amazing. I'm glad I took her recommendations. It's kind of like telling a painter how to paint... Some times you have to sit back and enjoy the beauty in what a professional plans for you. Diane, delivered a phenomenal meal and it was hands down the best Valentines day dinner my wife and I have ever had. Thank you so much Diane. I will be in touch next time I need your services.

Susan D.

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Where do I even begin? If you have the opportunity to hire Chef Diane, you absolutely should! My husband and I hired her as a personal chef for one week as a special "stay-cation" and she is fabulous! Diane called us the week before she would be coming to plan personalized meals that we would love, she was always punctual, she was so personable and easy to talk to, she was very reasonably priced, and, perhaps most importantly when you are hiring a chef, the food was DELICIOUS! :) We couldn't be happier with our experience and it certainly won't be the last time we hire chef Diane with RedFox Dinners!

Stephanie M.

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I planned a surprise 50th for a friend and decided to hire Diane for a personal chef experience. It was a fabulous meal that included an amazing sauteed shrimp appetizer, then an incredible pear and goat cheese salad, followed by a scrumptious filet mignon in a French wine sauce with a side of asparagus with garlic and bacon, topped off with a delectable chocolate caramel cake. From the planning to the execution, from working with me on the menu to prepping, cooking, serving and cleaning, the experience was worth every penny. Cannot recommend Diane any more highly. Can't wait to do it again someday!

  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours
  • Falls Church, VA

Saniya A.

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I am so happy to write this review for the excellent service provided by Mary. Mary is not only a great professional chef; but she is also enthusiastic about her cooking and takes the time to understand her clients needs. I must add that she is a wonderful person to interact with. Food plays an integral part of my family's day; and I have no hesitations knowing Mary has prepared our meal! I know when I open the package containing the food prepared by her, I'll be in for a delicious treat!! I wish Mary all the best and will continue to work with her for nutritious and delicious meals.

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.

Jaye S.

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Mary is the full package: professional, personable, reliable, excellent chef, perfect service. She really knows what she's doing and won't disappoint. You can sit back and know that all the details will be taken care of with finesse. My guests were all very impressed. Will definitely hire her again!

  • 20 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Ronald E.

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Cliff is great. WOW! The food was fantastic, service was the best, the guests were all very satisfied. He has the best hands-on service. The most helpful person in the business. What more can I write? It's beyond words. Thank you vert much for a perfect event. Everyone raved about how wonderful the food was and how large the portions were. It was the best. :-) If you need someone to cater your event, you'd be missing out not hiring Cliff. I recommend him completely. There was no special request any guest made he didn't see too.

Robert B.

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I have hired Cliff Hurdle to cater several parties at my home and couldn't be more pleased. The service couldn't have been better or easier. I simply gave him a broad outline of what I wanted and the number of guests in attendance, and he supplied me with a killer menu each time for a more than reasonable price. The presentation was perfect and the food delicious. In fact, my friends ask if he will be doing the BBQ for the next "get together". I will use him for every party I have and recommend him for every function!

Doris M.

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I hired Mr Hurdle to set up and cater the wedding reception for my brother . Cliff and his staff did everything from setting up the room with tables, linens, glassware and silverware. He then prepared a full buffet from appetizers to desert . He was able to accommodate special diet request very nicely. He also provided a very attentive waitstaff .Everything was done in a very timely manner. I would use again without a doubt .

  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Ryan D.

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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!

Ryan C.

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Chef Jacky is really a joy to cook with. She held a cooking lesson for my family and I, and we had an absolute blast and learned a lot! She was friendly, hilarious, and effective. I intend to definitely schedule more cooking lessons in the future.

Mindy P.

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Jackie's in-home private cooking lesson was terrific - she is a talented chef and she truly enjoyed showing us how to make the meal ourselves. The food was delicious, and we had a wonderful time. Thank you, Jackie!

  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Nicholas B.

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Chef Aneva was absolutely fantastic! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a personal chef experience or a learning/cooking class experience. My family and I had her over at our house to do an instructional cooking session. The birthday boy wanted to learn to do homemade pasta and Aneva came up with several menu options for us to choose from. We went with a ricotta and herb stuffed tortellini in a red sauce with sausage as well as a spinach stuffed chicken breast over fettucini alfredo. Everything was made from scratch and was absolutely delicious. We also started with a Kale, pear, goat cheese, and prosciutto salad with a delicious homemade vinaigrette dressing. For dessert, Aneva prepared a Panna Cotta ahead of time since it needs some time to prep, but we helped with making a homemade whipped cream topping. She even said to save the extra whipped cream, mix some chocolate or other flavors in to it, and freeze it for a delicious ice cream-esque desert another time. Aneva is down to earth, outgoing, and very passionate about cooking. During every dish she told us of different ways you can mix it up and add different flavors or variations to any dish. She is truly an artist who lives, breaths, and thinks about cooking and recipes 24/7. We found the price she quoted us to be very reasonable and she didn’t charge us extra for us going over the allotted/planned amount of time (and we went over by a couple hours but only because we were all having so much fun!). She felt part of the family by the end and we can’t wait for an excuse to bring her back.

Mark M.

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WOW - This was the first time I'd hired a personal chef to come to the house. It was truly a treat to have Aneva cook for us on NYE. She was easy to communicate with, made a great menu suggestion, and arrived on time. The food was DELICIOUS and my friends said they'd love to do it again. Thanks for such a great experience. Best, Mark

Joe L.

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Chef Aneva is the real deal! Her outstanding training and knowledge of food is remarkable. She took us on very short notice and was a pleasure to work with. (Even during last minute changes) I highly recommend her.

  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

John F.

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How do you plan a reception for 500-600 people where approximately 200 of them are famished teenagers or preteens? The answer: you contact Esther Marandure, Executive Chef, of the Epicurean Nutrition Catering Company. Ester, thank you, thank you, thank you all for the wonderful work you did to make the reception after the Northern Virginia Youth Winds December Concert a smashing success. I cannot tell you how many people have said this was one of the best receptions they had been to. The food was excellent and beautifully presented as I knew it would be after attending the tasting. Many people remarked how wonderful it was. The staff was also so delightful to work with, all very friendly and attentive. Please make certain that they all know how much they were appreciated. Your young man and the young lady are truly gracious hosts, professionally attired, helpful, and courteous; their manner speaks well of their home and family. NVYW will use your services again and without reservation, recommends your services. We have already done so. The very best of luck with your endeavors. John Flahive Founder NVYW EPICUREAN NUTRITION CATERING COMPANY 14571 Collingham Place GAINESVILLE, Virginia 20155 Contact Information 703-395-9338 www.epicureanutritioncatering.com

Janice C.

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Esther was AMAZING. We contracted her for a 3 1/2 day corporate and professional training retreat for 18 people. She stayed with us in the retreat center the entire time. She created the most delicious and healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners (plus snacks) for the entire time. The kitchen was always impeccable and her demeanor always joyous and alive. She also gave us a little nutrition workshop that we all enjoyed -- fascinating. I highly recommend Esther for a single event or longer. She is a delight and a tremendous chef.

Christina L.

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Epicurean Catering catered my son's birthday, I couldn't have asked for a better catering company! Food was amazing and presentation even better. How Esther the main chef prepared everything was phenomenal. Definitely contacting this catering company for future events.

  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Mariah B. B.

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Very tasty and authentic foods. As far as catering, the service was great and professional. I also had the opportunity to use Nasrin as a personal chef for my dinner party and it was a breeze to accommodate to the needs of my family. I would definitely recommend to all.

Kristin J.

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Enjoyed a wonderful sampling of foods from this caterer. I had never tasted such delicacies as Boolanee before; what a treat! Chef Nasrin is as pleasant as she is talented and her food is everything you hope it will be and more.

Nirav P.

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Chef Nasrin's professionalism, food quality and presence in our house makes a difference between an easy and a hard week. Fresh ingredients, bold flavors and a clean kitchen when she leaves = homerun!

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Erika E.

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Brian, of Smoker' s Delight BBQ, was excellent to work with from the very start. He went above and beyond to make sure our special event was smooth! Now the food....friends and family are STILL talking about the food, and our event was 3 weeks ago! Delicious! I love how he does the prep. onsite--you get to see him throw down! The smells of the food cooking were amazing! Brian, my husband and I can't thank you enough! We look forward to working with you again!

Terri F.

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What a great event! Brian hosted our after party, wedding reception. The food was fabulous and his attention to detail is amazing. He was chef and host, catering to our guests and having fun. If you are looking for great food and a fun event, I highly recommend Smoker's Delight BBQ and Brian Israel, looking forward to hiring him for our fall event. Terri Fleck

Danielle S.

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Brian and his team catered our wedding this weekend. They were prompt, professional, well dressed, and had a good time with our guests. The food was awesome and the memories are even better. He brought tons of food- It's Tuesday and I am still eating left over ribs! Thank you for everything! D and Susie

  • 22 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 38 min

Shana S.

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Pamela is a wonderful chef! She joined us to cook a special dinner at home for two families, and we ended up with a very high quality and extremely well executed meal with fresh summer ingredients, subtle and interesting flavors and special catering to each person's needs (yes, one person required well, well, well done tenderloin and Pamela made it happen without completely drying out the meat). In addition, to being a great chef, Pamela was a really nice person. She allowed one of our children to help with the cooking, and she was a great teacher. This was a wonderful experience and we highly recommend Pamela for both her cooking and baking skills.

Annie B.

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Pamela is an outstanding party chef! She has done several dinner parties for me and everyone commented on her delicious and creative delectibes! Pamela's goal is to make her customers happy and she does so with great talent, creativity, the best of food products and her commitment. I recommend Pamela's Party Pantry without reservation. P.S. She also catered my God-daughter's baby shower and it was outstanding!! Annie

Jane C.

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Pamela is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable chef . She prepared and served two brunches on Easter weekend in our home with plenty of delicious leftovers for my guest to graze upon later in the evenings. We are now planning nutrient specific meals for upcoming special occasions, like my son's birthday on Thursday. ...thanks to this site.

  • 2 years in business
  • Response time: 8 hours
  • Fort Washington, MD

Tracey A.

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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.

Tracey A.

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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.

Kiana H.

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I’ve known Nikki for a couple years now and her food has been fantastic. She’s actually catering my wedding and I can’t wait.

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 18 hours

Jonathan T.

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Anna is absolutely amazing! She was our personal chef for a number of years until we moved out of the area. In that time, she made unbelievable meals for us that accommodated both dietary restrictions and food preferences. We also hired her to host a huge multi-course birthday dinner for my mother-in-law that was easily one of the best dinners we've ever had, all in the comfort and intimacy of our home. If you're looking for an amazing chef for any size meal or event, Anna is the go-to Chef!

Meera N.

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I hired Anna to cater a baby shower I was hosting for a friend. She was so easy to work with and flexible with menu choices. It was my first time hiring a chef and she made the experience awesome and I definitely would hire her again. She provided tasteful decor to accompany the table and the food was wonderful!

Mrs. T.

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Anna Stewart is a marvelous chef and my guests were so impressed with the menu. They exclaimed about the presentation and said it all melted in their mouths. Anna went above and beyond with her preparations and putting kitchen back in place before leaving. Many, many thanks to Anna. Fay Taylor

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Washington, DC

Carrmen W.

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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.

Gugu P.

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Kwon did two things for us: six weeks of personal chefing after the birth of daughter and catering the simchat bat ceremony. With only a few days notice, Kwon went above and beyond in creating a sumptuous buffet feast of baked salmon, two cold salads, a vegetarian pasta salad, several dips with breads, and a fruit platter. Secondly, over the month and half, Kwon delivered meals daily. She prepared a wide range of cuisines from Thai to Mexican, from sushi to Americana. All yummy! She had no trouble satisfying a very picky vegetarian and a meat-eater. We trusted her to design the menus herself and she was happy to make our favorite NY Times recipes. We'll always remember her weekly delivery of fresh-baked challah on Fridays! The only reason we stopped the arrangement is because we moved out of the country.

Amity H.

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Kwon is such a joy to work with! She is an expert chef, extremely creative and personable, pays close attention to detail and consistently delivers a high impact. She is the best!! Highly recommend!

  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Washington, DC

Joy H.

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Awesome CHEF would put it mildly! You are the best at what you do! Your food is ALWAYS indescribably DELICIOUS!👍🏽 Friends are still talking about the great job you did in preparing the menu for the private party you did for me and my daughter. As the CEO of a company, I have had the pleasure of eating foods prepared by different chefs... CHEF JULIAN IS ONE OF THE BEST.

Dara K.

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My son LOVED his time with Chef Julian. They prepared his favorite meal, chicken wings. Chef Julian showed him two ways to make his wings, three different sauces to accompany them, and a Blooming Onion! It was a fun time and we look forward to our next lessons.

Cedric L.

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Amazing chef with a one of kind personality!

  • 10 years in business
  • Temple Hills, MD

Rushaun Turner R.

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I loved everything, that this young lady had at my event... She was on time, and every looked and was very tasteful... If you are a private person, and don't like a lot of people at your home, but love giving party's then, she is the girl to call.. Thank You Tamaka T.

Sabrena P.

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Tee Tee's Southern Taste decorated and cooked for my sisters bridal shower and not only did the venue look amazing the food was delicious! Everyone kept talking about how good everything was.

Nancy W.

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I have hired Suzanne twice, once to cater my 50 birthday party and most recently she was my wedding planner (2015). What is most amazing is how well Suzanne listens. When planning an event, especially a wedding it can be extremely stressful. You have numerous ideas but so often they are difficult to express. Somehow, Suzanne had the ability to take might, what seemed like random thoughts, and clearly summarize what I was saying. From that point she had numerous ideas. For my wedding she created a fairytale theme wedding, from a shoestring budget. It was beautiful. For my 50th birthday, Suzanne catered the affair. Everything was delicious. Suzanne was very calm, even when I was stressed and kept saying "I got that, don't worry about it...now go have fun!" If you are seeking a creative, out of the box stylist/caterer who listens and provides a superior product then Suzanne Sparkman is the person for you.

Catherine B.

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Suzanne is so creative an has the most unique items from furniture to clip boards. Most of my favorite things are designed by her. Highly recommend Styling by Suzanne.

  • 18 years in business
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Springfield, VA

Keya L.

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I worked with Maggie and her staff and I was amazed on how well they catered our event for my moms 60th birthday. She was punctual, reasonably priced and the food was to die for!!! We will definitely use their services again for our upcoming wedding!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Manassas, VA

Suzy D.

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Victoria was awesome!! Super friendly, professional and fun to cook with! We were able to get alot of cooking done and she was able to teach me diff techniques all while cooking some delicious meals for the week. Will def take more classes with her! Looking forward to learning more techniques , more delicious recipies and most importantly ways to make the most out of my groceries and not throwing them out because i ruined it. Highly recommend Victoria.

  • Alexandria, VA

Damon S.

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I Used Creations by Mike for my wedding and he did a fantastic job. My Fiance and I , are do it yourself wedding planners, and were unable to afford the high priced caterers, so a coworker referred us to Micheal. The food was awesome and very yummy we received so many compliments , you would have thought we spent a fortune on our reception plated dinner. If you have champagne taste on a beer budget, Micheal will work with you and your budget. We will use him again at our next event . :)

Chelle's Meals on Heels

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  • Woodbridge, VA

About

I am providing personal chef services to private clients and small businesses in the Northern Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland Metro areas. I began, in 2011, with a humble Indian family in Dale City, and I've enjoyed serving various clients, and their events, ever since.

  • Washington, DC

About

I am a private vegan chef who is focused on crafting health-promoting meals. I am aware of the importance of sound nutrition and able to accommodate special needs/diets.

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“Need a Personal Chef”

Potomac, MD

Type of food preparation
Special occasion
Interested in following cuisine(s)
American - casual
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My niece is graduating from high school and headed to NYC for college. I want to do a New York themed casual party.
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Suitland, MD

Type of food preparation
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