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Herndon Meal Preparers

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

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  • 24 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim C.
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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!!!

Perfect Little Bites
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 50 hires 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
4.5
from 41 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 56 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!

Sweet Bazil, llc
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Monica R.
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I was in contact with Chef Karida for months in preparation for my wedding--a buffet style brunch. She specially tailored a delicious menu. It was always easy to contact her or her assistant. On the day of the event itself, Sweet Bazil provided top-notch service. The wait staff was fantastic, attentive, and personable. Everyone at the wedding is still talking about how utterly delicious the food was and how beautiful the set ups were.

Epicurean Nutrition Catering
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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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!

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MOD Arts
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
CJ S.
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Belinda was extremely professional, both in her culinary competency and her responsiveness to my many requests. I was out of town for mother's day weekend, leaving my wife alone with our two young daughters. To make up for this and provide a great mother's day gift I worked with Belinda to arrange for four dinner meals to be prepared on a single night. Belinda could not have done a better job. She worked hard to meet the picky dietary requirements of my children while also accommodating my wife's restricted diet. On top of that she put together a beautiful arrangement of flowers, managing to put create what my wife described as "the most beautiful arrangement" I had ever given her. It was just perfect. I highly recommend her.

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Chef Nikki S.
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tee B.
Verified review

Excellent customer service and great food! I contacted Chef Nikki because I wanted to reduce the amount of fast food my family was eating. She suggested prepared meals and quickly provided a menu of healthy meals for me to select from. The food was delicious, the portion sizes were generous, and everything was professionally packaged. Because of Chef Nikki I can serve home cooked meals that are as convenient as fast food. I will continue to hire her.

Chef Janae Cooks
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Lexie D.
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This was my first time doing any sort of meal delivery and Janae was very helpful. She was able to come up with meals on the spot and have them ready that same day. Thank you for everything Janae!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

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Taste the Difference
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
WILL W.
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Thank you Chef Aneva for your excellent service and a wonderful experience. From start to finish our food was prepared and served on time and the flavors took our meal to another level. And our dessert, all I can say is it was on point. This is where you can truly taste the differance never mind that boring "same o, same o" restaurant contact Chef Aneva and order yourself a meal, an experience that is sure to exceed your expectations

Have Some Charisma
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Renita W.
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The food was great. She came right on time, went to work on a meal that would have taken me hours to prepare and even cleaned up. We wanted a Jamaican style meal for your 1 year anniversary and she gave us one tailored just for us. I also made her away that I was expecting so she made a meal that was great for me, my husband, and our little one on the way. Thank you!

  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires 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!

Lynn's Meals in Minutes
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 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!

Set The Table DC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie S.
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Great food and service. Made our BBQ extra special.

  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
MB T.
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I have been to more than 20 countries, 35 states and I am not sure how many cities. I can, without hesitation, tell you that the Salmon meal was the best I ever had. Impress your boss, girlfriend or others by suggesting this meal and they will surely thank you. I will try all the meals soon and report back.

ChiquiChef
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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!

A Lil' Blue Cafe
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
Verified review

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!

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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.
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!!

F.I.T. Nutrition
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Erica W.
Verified review

As an aspiring amatuer figure competitor, Catherine set a strict meal plan and challenging cardio and strength training plan. I saw the results I desired. She is excellent!!!!! If you want to prepare for a 5K or have any other goal, CALL CATHERINE!!!!

Creative Cuisine Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Holly D.
Verified review

Dashawn was great to work with. I'm from the west coast and contacted him to cook up a feast for a friend who lives in MD. It was her 50th birthday so I wanted to something special for her. Despite the miles, Deshawn was flexible, provided lots of choices, everything went smoothly and the meal was a huge success. Could not have asked for a better experience although I wish I could have been there to enjoy. Definitely a 5 star experience for my friend and me. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an amazing experience in your own kitchen or as a gift for someone special.

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