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Mermaid Catering
4.5
from 103 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 180 hires on Thumbtack
Alan C.
Verified review

The job was a surprise Valentine's Day dinner for my wife. The personal chef arrived and was able to answer all my questions either at my house or via email prior to the event. The food was spectacular and I will not hesitate to hire Mermaid Catering again.

Full Metal Chef LLC
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Fiona P.
Verified review

I hired Brandon as the personal chef for my wedding on May 31, 2014, and I can honestly say that without him, my wedding would have been a disaster. In four months' time, my original venue and catering vendor was unable to produce a decent menu within our budget. When pressed, she became hostile and unprofessional, reducing me to a state of tears over the phone. Highly distressed and at my wits' end, I made the best decision of my wedding-planning process, asking Brandon for his advice. I wanted to know what my options were – with less than 3 months before my wedding, if I found a new venue, could I possibly manage to have decent food and drink there as well? If not, and I was truly stuck with the original venue, how could I move forward from the current situation? And of course, once Brandon was involved, the situation improved exponentially because he wouldn't stop going above and beyond. He calmly assured me that I wasn't being a “bridezilla,” that no business owner should ever treat a customer, or anyone, that way, that I should be a happy bride, not a frazzled one, and that one way or another everything was going to be wonderful because he was going to make it his personal mission to make it so. He gave me options: if I wanted, he could operate as my intermediary so that I never had to speak to the original vendor again, or, if I wanted to start from scratch with a new location, he would make sure there was food and drink. With this new-found support, I found the confidence and resolution to move things to Lee Hall Mansion. Because our guest list was going to be less than 100 people, Brandon offered to take the event on, even though weddings are a little outside the traditional purview of a personal chef. Lee Hall is a historic house from before the Civil War with quite a few challenges to cooking: there are no kitchen facilities; in order to ensure the safety of the house, they have quite a number of regulations about the use of open flames; and, to top it all off, they only have one power source outside the house. Brandon took on these challenges as if they were nothing! He met with the venue to make absolutely sure he understood the situation. He made sure all of his equipment satisfied their regulations. He planned our menu based on foods that could be prepared in advance, yet be deliciously reheated. He did all of the prep work out of his own kitchen when no other was available. He personally met with my parents to make sure they were comfortable with all the plans. He helped us choose plates, cups, and serve-ware. Brandon even had us over for dinner one night so we could sample his style of cooking before the big day. One of the stereotypes of weddings is that you won't get a chance to eat. Just about everyone told us to make sure we ate plenty during the day because we wouldn't get to at the reception. But I'll tell you what – after Brandon had us over for dinner we made damn sure we got to eat at our wedding. It was so freaking delicious! I'm pretty sure we will be talking about the chicken alfredo and the ham until we die. Everything worked out absolutely perfectly the day of! Brandon was there on time, the appetizers were ready on time, the entrees were ready on time, the hot food was hot, the cold food was cold, the staff were courteous, and Brandon was attentive. I could go on, but I could not have asked for anything better. I recommend him to everyone!

Tastes By Maia
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yoshii M.
Verified review

Diversity without losing touch with that, “comfort food” feel, that’s what I get anytime I eat the art of Chef Maia Jones. She takes pride in each dish she creates and the taste proves it every time. I have had the personal pleasure of being there for Chef Jones growth from the beginning of her journey. This is truly her passion and her calling which anyone could tell from her bright smile while she cooks. She not only cooks but she also teaches students her skills and encourages them to think of culinary as another route in life. The distinct tastes she creates for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are never to be compared. Even graduating to Baking Sweets sets these young chef levels above the rest.

Personal Chefs in a Box
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lea W.
Verified review

Troy & Team, It’s not quite one month later and we are still talking about the amazing presentation Personal Chefs in Box prepared for our reception. You were able to accommodate a lovely buffet in a private home that truly exceeded what I envisioned! Everyone working the evening maintained the perfect balance of professionalism with a personal touch and was more than willing to assist with all the minute details, even with last minute particulars I forgot to discuss ahead of time. The hot and cold courses were all delicious and left our guests raving. Judging from the amount of people who told me they went back for seconds and thirds, the seafood rolls and crab cake station were huge hits!! My personal favorite was the pork tenderloin and mango salad. Fantastic!! All told, we continue to receive compliments about how outstanding the food was and how enjoyable it was not only to taste a little of everything, but also to speak to you and listen to you describe the menu and preparation notes. Thank you for being a part of our special evening. Lea & Tom Weiss (August 14, 2014)

Up In Smoke Catering L.L.C.
4.9
from 7 reviews
    Sarah R.
    Verified review

    The way the chef seasons his food is amazing! Like heaven in your mouth with every bit !!! The smoked salmon is my favorite!!

    Hot Salad Company
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Tahoe N.
    Verified review

    I had a chicken and rice plate with, the best way I can describe it is, awesome sauce. If you don't know abiut chef bleu, you better ask somebody.

    GroundUp
    4.5
    from 6 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jessica F.
    Verified review

    I have an overall marvelous encounter w Chef Reece from Ground Up! My sister and her bridesmaids are still raving about his humor and professionalism! The food was awesome, he even had vegan friendly hor'dourves !!! I gave a 4star review because he wouldn't give me his number! Ill definitely be adding Ground Up to my contacts!!

    ross catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Steve P.
    Verified review

    Thank you Ross Catering. I had Ross Catering do several personal chef dinners for me. I can't cook a lick and I don't really like resturants so when dating I would have a personal chef cook a dinner. Always had great & impressive evenings.

    A Night to Remember
    3.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Walter Rob T.
    Verified review

    Just imagine having a head chef show up in your kitchen, what a treat. My wife and I were looking for something different and exciting for our anniversary. We knew exactly what we were looking for; delicious food, special treatment and a high level of service. We obtained the services of a premier personal chef. My wife and I had a wonderful evening at home thanks to Chef Gray. He brought all the food and ingredients, all the pots, pans and cooking utensils, beautiful table setting and glassware. Chef Gray took over my kitchen and prepared us a wonderful three course meal. He was the shining example of a highly trained professional chef. He transformed our dining room into a "Five Star Restaurant" with his personalized and attentive service. Chef Gray is a great listener and takes your dietary restrictions into consideration to customize your meal. He took care of everything, assisted with the menu, cooked for us, provided exceptional service and cleaned up the entire kitchen. Thank you Chef Gray for making our anniversary so uniquely special.

    Entrees LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    Jamie G.
    Verified review

    The chefs did an excellent job at preparing the food and in a timely manner!

    Laura B.
    Verified review

    We loved having Kathi's help with our evening meals while my husband was deployed. She helped make our meal plans and organize the grocery needs, she prepped and cooked all meals from start to finish and left my kitchen spotless. She even modified her dishes to meet my vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. She helped us find kid-friendly meal ideas and always made sure they were healthy and varied. We enjoyed all the food she prepared for us and already miss her very much!

    About

    I am an executive chef, and I do catering on the side. I can do everything, from entrees to baked goods, breads, cakes and other various desserts and soups. I have over 25 years of experience in all phases of culinary arts. I am a ServSafe certified and a Johnson and Wales graduate.

    About

    Younique Treats offers the following services for busy professionals, seniors, those who hate to cook but enjoy a great meal, special dietary needs, children 8 months and above, and much more. Save time, reduce stress, customize and personalize your meals with Younique Treats personal chef services. Other services available: * banquets * romantic dinner for two * dinner parties * children's birthday * corporate retreats * office lunches * charitable events

    • 15 years in business
    About

    Over 20 years in the Hospitality arena My commitment to quality service is influenced by a servant disposition. My motto is simple "food does not lie, it tells the truth always, it looks and taste good or it does not."

    About

    We are a full-service catering service featuring cutting edge coastal cuisine. We have a celebrity chef who is steeped in experience and knowledge on how to execute the customers' expectations and budget management .

    About

    From breakfast to simple lunches to elegant dinners, my 30 years in the restaurant business will provide the solution and services you need; and if your party requires multiple cooks, I have extensive contacts in the industry.

    About

    Vegan meals for the health and nutrition of our bodies.

    About

    I am a manager of a busy restaurant looking for part-time/extra income. I cook to each individual's oral taste buds to encounter happiness through food consumption and find inner peace and tranquil sleep.

    About

    Private Personal chef email for a reservation to come make an elegant dinner for you and your loved ones.Sophisticated events planned by you catered by us. Our Mission is to bring you the best possible food with locally sourced products to bring people together through food.

    About

    My business is to make sure you and your entire family will enjoy great tasting cuisines in a clean, fun and fast atmosphere. In this economy, it's hard on people to be able to juggle work and family life, let me help you send time with your family as well as provide you with a nutritious diet to keep you and your family healthy.

    About

    I have studied culinary arts at Johnson and Wales University and have 13 years of experience in working in the industry. I am currently studying integrative nutrition and take a holistic approach to food and wellness.

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