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Chef Emme
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Rita K.
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Thanks to Emme, we had a fabulous engagement party at Ward Johnson Winery in Seattle for 40 guests. The food was freshly prepared on location. Emme personally staged the hors d'oeuvres during the party. They looked perfect, tasted even better and the winery smelled wonderful from Emme's cooking. She even allowed me to add a dessert only 3 days prior to the party. All the guests loved the food! Chef Emme is a must have for any gathering!!!!! Thanks again Emme!

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BG Private Chef
from 28 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 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.

Chef Ken's Catering
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany W.
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Chef Ken led a small cooking class at my parents house for my Mom's birthday dinner. The food was outstanding, he was a great teacher, and very personable. We plan to work with him again in the future.

Cooking Dolls
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Amy S.
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Olive and Cooking Dolls catered my office holiday party for 30 people. Olive was a pleasure to work with and the food was great. The presentation was beautiful and everyone loved it. I appreciated the hard work the Cooking Dolls team put into this project!

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.

Chefs Unlimited
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth L.
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Chef Anessa has been wonderful for our family! We both work full time, so having fresh, home cooked meals ready for us when we get home has been amazing. She comes once a week and always prepares a nice selection of entrees that are perfect for dinner and then I use any leftovers for lunches during the week, too. She partners with us to figure out the menu each week. I love that she brings us recommendations but also is willing to try some recipe suggestions I have. She asks for feedback and is very responsive to adjusting to your preferences. Our three kids have loved trying her dishes and we love that it's getting them to be more adventurous eaters. Thanks, Chef Anessa!

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

Fumikob Services
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ella P.
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I have enjoyed my cooking classes with Fumiko and continue to do so. I have tried different recipes (Japanese, Vietnamese, Italian cuisines) that I usually would've never thought of making with her and it has been a fun process. The prices of her classes are a good deal. Fumiko is friendly and down to earth. I never thought I would be into cooking but working with Fumiko, I enjoy it now. I would highly recommend her.

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


    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.

    • 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.


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


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


    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.

    • 4 years in business

    Personal, reliable, and old fasten honest hard workers.


    Plan a cooking party for your friends, your family, your employees, or just for yourself. Come cook with me.

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    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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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    Need Cooking Lessons for Intermediate Level

    Seattle, WA

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