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Tacoma Home Chefs

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Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori P.
Verified review

Highly recommend. Of all the contractors hired to prep our home for sale, Corey was the first to send his proof of insurance. He was prompt, reliable, flexible, and did what he said he would do plus a little bit extra. He completed tasks requiring a wide range of skills and exhibited tenacity, flexibility and quality. If you’re not sure who to choose, you won’t be disappointed choosing Corey and his team. Thank you, Corey!

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 178 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elisabeth E.
Verified review

Paul and Stephanie catered our wedding this summer and we were very pleased with their professionalism, the taste, quality, and presentation of their food, and their dedication in helping us realize our wedding vision. I was first contacted by them on Thumbtack in response to our request for a wedding caterer. We had already exhausted options from The Knot Vendor List and had been both overwhelmed with prices and underwhelmed with food taste and quality. Paul and Stephanie reached out to us quoting a plated meal including beef and fish for the same price as the cheap chicken buffets we'd been experiencing. They were kind enough to visit us in our home where Chef prepared generous samples of all the dishes we were considering. While we were eating, Stephanie took down details on the wedding and presentation. The food was phenomenal and hands down better than any other samples we'd been given. Chef even bustled about in my kitchen and found my Tupperware so he could package up the leftovers and leave them in the fridge for us. We decided to also take advantage of their pastry side and get our cupcakes for our dessert table from them. Stephanie hand delivered them to my work so I could sample them with the Fiancé. Chef did a great job at making me feel comfortable with everything he was preparing with his knowledge of gluten free cooking and baking and comprehension of cooking safety for individuals with Celiac. Nearly all our item we ordered were gluten free, and the ones that weren't, were kept separate. The months leading up to the wedding was simple and easy communication, I wish I could have said this for all my vendors. Payments expectations were made clear and could be easily made by credit card. Stephanie made time to have two additional consultations to discuss food plating, food table decorations, and cupcake topping design. I supplied her with a binder and the weekend before the wedding she had a phone consultation with me to review the details and it was evident she had already looked at all the contents extensively. The day of the wedding the catering team was on point. They jumped in and took over many of the duties our wedding coordinator was not attending to including setting up our appetizer and dessert tables and guest tables to my design plan. The food was excellent and all of our guests have said they couldn't stop stuffing themselves with delicious noms. The plating was lovely, the cupcake toppings were just as I'd envisioned, and the waitstaff and bartender were very attentive. Stephanie was present at the wedding and Chef Paul had prepared most of the food but was catering another event. I was so pleased with her and her staff and her attention to detail and hard work helping us create our day. They packed up all the leftovers for us and we were told they were the last vendors there still working hard at helping everyone clean up. If you are looking at catering a large event do yourself a favor and check out Paul and Stephanie. They are not only a great chef and planner duo, they are also incredibly kind and compassionate individuals. One of my biggest regrets is that I didn't know Stephanie was also a wedding coordinator, I wish I would have hired her instead of the girl we did. Additionally, their prices are more than reasonable and worth every penny.

Top Pro
KT's Hospitality
4.9
from 81 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Swati P.
Verified review

Jessica helped out at our holiday party and she was amazing. She was on top of greeting the guests and taking their coats, then would ask if they would like a beverage. She made it very easy for me to enjoy my guests and not worry about any kitchen duties. I will definitely be asking for her help again at our next party.

Thyme Well Spent Catering
4.6
from 75 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel J.
Verified review

Did taste testing for wedding planning process Chantel is a rising star in the chef game..able to prepare any genre of food both domestic and international..immediate hire!!!

Top Pro
K & F Catering
4.6
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly M.
Verified review

I used Francisco as a personal chef for my husbands birthday party and did a good job. A few friends liked his food so much they asked me for his contact information.

  • 23 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth S.
Verified review

I enthusiastically recommend Nola and her team. I hosted a unique event at my home and my main goal was to make the guests feel appreciated and special. Thanks to Nola, every guest loved the delicious food--young and old, and different cultural backgrounds. There was a theme to the menu and each had its unique flavor, texture and color; she even created a recipe for a new dish. Nola brought floral décor to compliment mine. Nola consulted on layout and best flow to the event order. Nola was a gracious hostess and made everyone feel taken care of. They cleaned the kitchen, guests' service ware and put the leftovers on my own dishes so I had nothing left to do. I hope to have the opportunity to have them cater again soon.

Top Pro
BG Private Chef
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pam F.
Verified review

I recently had Bobby prepare a small dinner party for my husband's birthday. From the moment I contacted him, he was prompt with his replies and took the time to answer my questions. His ideas for the menu were great and he was receptive to any changes or additions that I requested. On the day of our meal, Bobby was awesome. He prepared a wonderful meal while carrying on an interesting conversation with all of us. We learned some useful tips from him. The food was expertly prepared, beautifully presented, and delicious. My husband highly recommends trying Bobby's bread pudding. The other part of Bobby's service is cleaning up the kitchen and doing all the dishes. It was really nice to not have to worry about any of that and he did a great job. I would highly recommend Bobby Greene to anyone thinking about using an in-home chef. He is the best!!

Chef Ken's Catering
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Shanna G.
Verified review

I am from Montreal visiting some friends in Seattle who had a baby a few weeks ago. As a gift to them we decided to hire a private chef to come in and cook a meal for us in their home so that we wouldn't have to worry about going out with a new born baby to a nice dinner. That is how I stumbled upon Thumbtack and Ken. Dinner was absolutely delicious and Ken is fantastic and very personable! Everything was such a breeze. He came up with a perfect menu and executed beautifully. If I could have him cook for me back home on a weekly basis I would! Thank you so much Ken you made the night a perfect one! What Ana amazing experience!!

Switchback Kitchen
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Sean B.
Verified review

Brett was professional, timely and made delicious food that was tailored to by unique palate. It was a great introduction to thumbtack and having a professional chef, with how busy I am with work. Greatly appreciated, and looking forward to continuing to utilize this in the future.

Chef Sam
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Janice L.
Verified review

Sami is one of the greatest chefs I could say I've ever had the pleasures of helping her actually(watching) her cook and serve others with great passion in her dishes as well serving her customers I've also had the pleasure of trying pretty much all her dishes so I can't really tell witch was the best because they were to good to judge you would have to try it for your self but I can say they were the best dishes I've ever tasted and she had a restaurant I would be a regular she great just know will not be disappointed thank and god bless.

Down to Earth Cuisine
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sue-Ann H.
Verified review

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.

Island Chef Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Diana R.
Verified review

Nichole put together a delicious birthday brunch menu for me and 5 of my girlfriends. The dishes she prepared were creative and fresh. For example the Mediterranean Cucumber Cups were a perfect appetizer, and the Mini Spinach & Feta Frittatas were a hit. Nichole also made a Chocolate Guinness Cake with Coconut Frosting that was a big hit at my party! She arrived on time and took care of the clean-up after everything was done. She's very detail-oriented and organized. Everything was perfect! I highly recommend Nichole to anyone who considers hiring a private chef for their event.

Twelve Baskets Catering
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christine G.
Verified review

Great company to work with - from the office staff who helped with the menu to the caterers who handled the dinner and bar. Thanks so much!

Chef Jim Pollet
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 21 years in business
Misty M.
Verified review

Delicious food, great customer service, amazing presentation! You can really taste his love of his trade in every bite...

Quaintrelle Chef
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Liz E.
Verified review

Valerie is just who I needed in my life! I have been looking for a personal chef for some time now, but was never able to find anyone who met my needs...then along came Valerie. I'm a working professional who doesn't always have time to cook, and to be honest, I'm not the greatest cook either. Additionally, I'm on a strict diet plan following keto and cannot have dairy or gluten. Valerie knew what I was looking for off the bat and was so wonderful to work with - her professionalism, quick response time, candor and passion was beyond refreshing! She is a fantastic cook and I plan on using her services on a regular basis. I can't wait to see what else Valerie cooks up (pun intended) and so excited to taste more fantastic dishes!

About

Tastes Happy offers personal chef services focused on healthy organic foods. Our main goal is to make you happy when you eat. We cater to a wide range of allergy and dietary needs. You don't need to stress at the store, worry about what to cook when you're busy, or eat out to get restaurant quality food. We take care of making meals for you at your home from start to finish. This includes the planning, shopping, prepping, cooking, storing, reheating instructions, and all the clean up. What we use Tastes Happy sources organic, local, seasonal ingredients while keeping your budget in mind. This means we use what's fresh, supporting local sustainable farms because we care about what we buy and who we support. By shopping from these types of producers, we increase our access to a healthier and tastier future. How it works We start with a free face-to-face meeting. We listen to what you need to figure out how we can help. We create a plan around what you want, including any allergy or dietary needs. You tell us how often you want us to help. We can work with your schedule for weekly, biweekly, monthly, or on an occasional basis whenever meal support is needed. We can help you out for special events such as birthdays or dinner parties.

About

Branzino is a Seattle neighborhood with Italian influences. Pasta, pizza, cheeses, breads, cured meats and all desserts are made by hand in-house each day.

About

Hi, I'm Kristzan. I love to cook gourmet food. I have my degree in culinary arts. I've been working in restaurants in Seattle for almost 3 years and currently a sous chef in a catering company; that's why I can assure you that the quality I can give you is fine cuisine. I specialize in Asian cuisine with a Pacific Northwest flare, but I can still cook whichever cuisine that meets of the needs of your palate. Be it appetizers, entrees, desserts, hors d'oeuvres, or comfort food, tell me what you want on your special day, and we'll negotiate. I only do home service, which means I will cook in your place; however, if you need a bigger service, I can connect you to the catering company I'm in. Email me.

About

Food is my life. With 33 years in the food service, I have a vast knowledge of the many aspects of food service. I have experience in many ethnic styles.

About

I provide any food service you may need. Culinary is my art. As a long-time executive chef, I can provide all cuisines, health, gluten free, diabetic, heart healthy, pastry and small plates. I get it done.

About

I'm a culinary chef for any function, private party or hospitality industry. I'm a consultant and area manager and does food sales.

Actual Requests

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Need a Caterer

Tacoma, WA

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin
  • Serving style
    Plated meal
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Looking to have a Christmas lunch catered for approx. 60 people. This will take place in our warehouse. Most attending are warehouse workers with big appetites. This is a VERY CASUAL event. Looking to spend between $10.00 and $20.00 per person
  • $1150.58
    Average price

Need catering

Mcchord Afb, WA

  • Event type
    Other (Deployed Families Dinner)
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    150-200
  • Details
    This event is for families of deployed service members, so we will need kid friendly menu options as well
  • $1256
    Average price

Need an On-Going Meal Delivery Service

Tacoma, WA

  • Meal preparation frequency
    A few times a week
  • Meals needed
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Head count
    3
  • Serving style
    Individually packaged
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Day preference
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Time preference
    Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
  • Details
    Lunch and dinner for three Monday through Thursday
  • $121.67
    Average price
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