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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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  • 24 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kim C.
Verified review

Chef Serge did an excellent job. He arrived on time and prepared a fabulous meal for me friend and I. He explained each course, the ingredients and how it was prepared. This was a private dinner in my home and we found his service and preparation of the food was exquisite. Excellent job Chef!!!

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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!

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Private Executive Chef
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Neil T.
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I contracted with Matthew Wertman to prepare a "high end restaurant quality" meal for a dinner party for 10 that I was hosting at my home in Southern Maryland. Matthew put forward a great menu suggestion that I altered only slightly and was very responsive in setting up the dinner and working through logistics. On the evening of the meal --- right before Matthew arrived --- our oven failed. Matthew was undeterred and incredibly resourceful --- using our stove top and my outside grill to get the meal on without a hitch. He came fully prepared, worked quickly and without fuss, made the 3-course meal, served it to the guests and cleaned the kitchen before he left. Most importantly, the food was FANTASTIC --- exceeding all my expectations. I would highly recommend Matthew for such an occasion to anyone. Very easy to work with, very friendly and fairly priced. He made our event enjoyable, memorable and hassle-free.

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Perfect Little Bites
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tina R.
Verified review

This is the first time we had a chef come into our home and cook us dinner. It was a fun and fantastic experience. Chris was very friendly and shared a bit about his career as a chef and answered our questions, all while preparing the meal. He had several food choices that he needed to work around per the questionnaire we filled out before he decided on a menu. I was impressed with what he came up with. Chris showed up a little early to begin his meal preparations and explained how long the entrée would take, giving us up dates along the way. He asked us how we wanted our meat cooked and then cooked it to our specifications—perfectly. He set the table with dishes, silver-ware, place mats and napkins he brought with him. Then set out the “snacks” and salad we enjoyed while he prepared the meal. He shared with us how he prepared the foods we had not eaten before, a learning experience for us all. Everything he prepared looked good and was delicious. Once the meal was completed he cleaned up everything, leaving our kitchen as he found it. Chris certainly went above and beyond my expectations. I would recommend him to others.

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.
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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.

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!

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PHG Catering
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We had a wonderful experience from the friendly, professional service to the delicious food. I would recommend them to cater any event and definitely plan to use them in the future!

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ann S.
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Great experience, found the food to be tasty and service very good. Try them, they are highly recommended!

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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Lee F.
Verified review

Excellent meals everything was prepared to perfection and well seasoned. Ms. Brandy was both personable and professional. I would recommend her to anyone who favors island and Cajun dishes. Seafood is her specialty

Lynn's Meals in Minutes
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie D.
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Loved it!!! The meals were delicious and the time that I got back was priceless. Thank you!

The Tasty Alternative
4.5
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth E.
Verified review

Veronique was an amazing chef and were couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. She cooked an abundant and highly flavorful meal for our family of 16. Her food was beyond my expectations. She even made a separate meal (from start to finish) for my daughter who doesn't eat meat. Her ingredients were well chosen and fresh. Her personality was pleasant and fun. She even allowed our kids to help her prepare the meal as a fun way to participate in the evening. She stayed much longer than I thought she might to make sure our meal was thorough and complete. And to top it off, she dealt with a challenging kitchen that might have left less skilled chefs floundering a bit. I couldn't have been more pleased with our experience and I would highly recommend Chef Veronique to anyone looking for a yummy, fun meal.

  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas K.
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Chef Riley prepared a beautiful meal for my wife's birthday. Our whole family was so impressed with the dishes. The portions were also very hearty, which was good. I highly recommend her for your dining needs!

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

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.

Indian Cooking Classes
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Claire M.
Verified review

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!!

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.

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!

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