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BG Private Chef
from 29 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany C.
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We were planing a graduation dinner event last minute. When I posted to hire a private chef through Thumbtack, a few chefs approached me. After talking with each chef, I finally chose BG private chef. He is easy to communicate with and met our requests. During the dinner, he was very approachable but still professional. The price was reasonable too. We enjoyed his cooking and service.

Meals per Diem
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Bret S.
Verified review

We had a cooking class for 4 girls in our kitchen. He was perfect for working with the 12 year old girls! They had a really fun time. He was engaging with them with about cooking and also had a great sense of humor. There was a lot of laughter and fun. The menu he chose was interesting and appropriate for their skills. All the ingredients and cookware were included. He contacted us quickly and returned all messages promptly and was very punctual. We had an excellent event.

Joy Max Catering
from 14 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Snezhana Z.
Verified review

I have hired Joy Max Catering for my wedding catering for 130 people. Our wedding was on budget and we had only 4 months to plan it. Joy Max Catering has worked with us based on our budget and we were able to pick a menu we wanted. We were able to add and subtract thins we wanted or didn't choose to have. When I first tried my herb roasted chicken, I was wondering how come I could never make a chicken like that. It was tender, juicy and lots of flavor. The food had flavor and it was very homemade & thats what we were looking for. Everyone who I asked about my food, they said it was excellent! I am glad I have met the owner Joy, she is a great person to work with and talk about food. She is very professional, sweet and very very hard working. I would recommend Joy Max for an outstanding ability to work with people, base their menu, arrange payments and also cook a deliciously tasty food. Thank you Joy Max for your services.

Down to Earth Cuisine
from 11 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sue-Ann H.
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Chef David Boyd- Private Chef-Down to Earth Cuisine "Delicious, organic, thoughtfully prepared and beautifully plated dishes"- On August 7th I hired Private Chef David Boyd to prepare an Italian Dinner for 10 in my home. (I had offered the "Italian Dinner for 8" as an auction item not knowing at the time who I would hire) He (and his lovely wife, also hired to assist him) arrived at 1pm to begin cooking for the 5:30pm event. Earlier in the week, we met to decide on the menu, appropriate tableware and wine/beverage pairings for the 5 course menu. We went with a Northern Italian theme featuring peaches because they were in season and seafood. I handled the purchase of the wine and cocktail ingredients but paid half of the per person food cost up front so that he could do all the grocery shopping which he did using local fish/meat stores and organically grown fruit and veggies from our area farmers market. He also arrived with all of his own knives and most utensils needed though he did use my mixing bowls and cookware. The entire meal was then prepared in our kitchen. Because he makes everything from scratch like croutons, mayonnaise, sugared garnish for the dessert etc. it is very time consuming, labor intensive and requires full use of your kitchen. He and his wife worked hard and fast for the 4.5 hours before guests arrived. They were conscientious and they cleaned and emptied the garbage etc. as they went. The result was delicious, organic, thoughtfully prepared and beautifully plated dishes that my husband and I were proud to serve to our guests. I would suggest discussing the estimated prep time for individual menu items as well as the per person cost ahead of time. Chef David seems capable of working within any reasonable budget, but he does require a lot of prep time if you choose complex menu items so that factors into his hourly rate. I think the dinner cost me more than what guests paid at the auction but that's totally my fault for not being more clear about my budget and for suggesting such complex ideas like an appetizer of scallops served in some sea shells I had. All in all, it was a very impressive, well paced, 5 course meal, and my guests enjoyed hearing Chef David explain the details of each delicious course as it was served. It was so nice to be able to just relax and enjoy my guests rather than stress about the food and clean-up. A really fun experience! I recommend hiring Chef David Boyd of Down to Earth Cuisine for your next dinner party. - Suzy H.

Entropy Cooks
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Elyjiah P.
Verified review

Shauna was amazing to work with - she provided an incredible meal for our wedding and also took on the burden of supplying rentals. Everything went on without a hitch, and was a great experience! Late into our engagement, my wife was diagnosed with cancer. We saw the wedding as an opportunity to have a break from everything life has been throwing at us, and with Shauna's help it was an amazing experience. I would definitely recommend reaching out to Entropy Cooks if you are looking for a caterer for your event. The food was incredible, the service was great, the price was more than reasonable, and the experience was everything we had hoped and more.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy K.
Verified review

Chef Bert responded to my Thumbtack request with a thorough presentation of what his company has to offer, assuring me that they have worked our venue many times. I am the Mother of the Bride and was confident that Chef Bert was a good candidate to cater my daughters wedding. My daughter and her fiance met with Chef Bert and were impressed with his experience and personality. As part of the decision process, Chef Bert offers an amazing, dinner for 6 in your own home, to try the food of your choice, prior to the wedding. Bert and his assistant Ron, arrived an hour and a half before dinner, dressed in tuxedos and ready to cook. The table was stunning. From the appetizers to the salad to the main course, the food was absolutely one of the most delicious meals I've ever eaten. Not only is he a talented Chef, Bert is a kind and funny man. We are all looking forward to working with him and his staff (not to mention, eating his food again!)at my daughter's wedding in July. I will write an update after the wedding and let you know how it went.

Eating Well Becomes You
from 4 reviews
  • 25 years in business
Sally H.
Verified review

Open, kind, and creative. This woman views family meals as more than just nutrients and calories and has taught me how eating together is a core-value and really brings couples and families together.

  • 1 year in business
David H.
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Anne-marie's food is dee-lish! I don't eat meat but she totally gets it and has no prob working with my prefs. She really knows her stuff in the kitchen and it shows in her cooking. She's always handles everything like a pro which is nice peace of mind as well.

LLola'S Catering, LLC
from 4 reviews
    Tamala lorenz L.
    Verified review

    Two of the top chefs in King county. I highly recommend this catering. Lawrence is a well known chef here in King county. I would love to have him cook for me anytime. You must try the smoked meats they are to die for.

    nourishME! LLC
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Trishla V.
    Verified review

    Erika is amazing! She helped us with an 11 year old birthday cooking party. The menu was Japanese and all vegetarian. She is meticulous detailed, thorough. Everything detail was planned from arrival time, waivers, menu preferences, kitchen setup, requirements and kids. She was so patient , sweet and helpful throughout the 2.5hrs with the girls! I would hire her again and highly recommend to anyone hostinf a kids cooking party!

    • 13 years in business

    I am very passionate about food. It is everywhere and in everything we do. Meet up with friends and family...food is part of it. Great vacations or nights out usually have a food memory too. I love everything about food.


    I have a great passion for cooking and baking. I love the creativity of cooking through the likes of clients' food preferences. I also have done private cooking in the past.


    Receive cooking lessons from a talented cook who has cooked professionally in a hotel for several years and is specializing in Thai cuisine.

    • 10 years in business

    As personal chefs we are here to provide you and your family with healthy, hearty home cooked food. Our menu's are tailored to your palette and what you want in your diet, every dish and its ingredients are thoroughly discussed with the heads of the household or caretaker and stylized to their dietary wants and needs. No two menu's are the same and every dish while being very similar are also very different. What we want for you is a great personal interaction and an exquisite culinary experience. Our goal is to provide you with the best culinary experience money can buy. We work diligently with our customers to create fun and exciting menus and dishes that will dazzle the taste buds. Every menu is different because every customer is different. We like to sit down with new customers for an "interview" just to see where they are in their tavolozza di cucina. Then we plan out a detailed menu according to their dietary needs and away we go! Our chefs have been thoroughly trained in vegetarian, pescatarian, and vegan meal preparation and menu styling, these menu's are specifically tailored to you, your family and or your event. A whole food menu is our organic foods menu. We create a menu and dishes to your preference, with whole meats, cheeses, vegetables and grains in a fruition of culinary art. As a personal chef service, our events are exclusive to a one on one culinary experience. We cater to two types of events, personal chef services and small dinner party events. In a personal chef environment, our goal is to provide you with a world class chef who will not only cook for you and or your family but will also teach you the recipe preparation as they cook. Our dinner party scene is a bit different though. We offer a 5 course meal preparation for dinner parties of no more than 8 people. The chef will arrive early and start preparations immediately, and will serve you and your guests as you see fit. Reservations and payment must be made 1 week in advance for any dinner parties.


    I have cooked, catered, and baked in some amazing restaurants in the Tacoma and Seattle area. Let me help you learn some of my style with my fun and laid-back attitude!


    I am just starting this kind of work. I specialize in Mediterranean, Italian, Asian and traditional American meals.


    All my dishes are gluten free and include Paleo, vegetarian and vegan. I don't cook using refined sugar, soy or sesame. I concentrate on whole, natural, local and fresh ingredients. I prefer cooking for families or small groups (up to 30). I'm a creative chef, which means that I'm always coming up with new recipes and investigating alternatives to the traditional; although, I'm quite happy with traditional fare. I don't use many high-carb ingredients either. I use a lot of quinoa, brown rice and whole, gluten-free grains and flours. I make my own flour blends, opting for less highly processed ingredients.


    Personal, one on one, hands on teaching/training.


    I offer catering, cooking lessons, and a fine dining experience for all. The answer is yes, what is the question. We will make your event something to remember and be talked about for years to come.

    • 4 years in business

    Personal, reliable, and old fasten honest hard workers.

    • 4 years in business

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    How much do private cooking lessons cost?

    You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

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