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Tacoma Home Chefs

Browse these home chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Tacoma.

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

Corey is OUTSTANDING... This is the second project he has tackled for me and I am almost speechless by his impeccable work. That is saying a lot, since I am one picky who has been called (very tough to work for) before... He Arrives On Time, ALWAYS no questions asked. If you need work done on the weekend, he comes then as well. He is Very honest. I can leave my keys with him go to work and come home. He works hard above anything else, and boy does he do a good job. He works incredibly fast. He has a great personality, very funny, smart, and loves cookies :) He is, simply put, the best of the best in this business... Corey no longer is just a painter, or a handyman, he is someone I could call a friend.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 171 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 76 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 139 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.

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Pacific Northwest Catering
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Charlene L.
Verified review

We had an all-company Summer Picnic at the Lake Home of our boss. Working with Al to organize the event was great - he was easy to work with and very helpful. The Chef and his assistant that came to work the event were excellent - efficient and extremely pleasant. The food was delicious - top notch, and the party supplies were very nice. Having the rentals come as part of the package was extremely convenient. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that Al was sending others to work the picnic and they didn't receive the all the necessary information to find the venue and call me on my cell phone. So they were late and worried themselves and us. Next time I am sure that would not happen again, but they should have been given better directions and cell phones to contact me and the home owner to alleviate stress. Otherwise, we were extremely happy with everything, great party, great food and great service other than that one problem. I would definitely recommend them!

Thyme Well Spent Catering
4.6
from 69 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 102 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!!!

K & F Catering
4.6
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 59 hires 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
  • 71 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.

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Chef Emme
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We had a unique, rapid turn around request, and Chef Emme completely delivered for us! Our turkeys and ham were so delicious as the centerpieces of our office Thanksgiving, and were beautiful to boot. We'll definitely be coming back to Chef Emme for next year's Thanksgiving, and she is high on the list of consideration for the other catered event we do each year, too. Thanks, Chef Emme!

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!!

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BG Private Chef
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 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!!

Cooking Dolls
4.6
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kim F.
Verified review

Olive is amazing. She has such passion for the art of cuisine... She thoroughly researches and tests new recipes, and partners with some of the most thoughtful/excellent private chefs in the Seattle area. I would highly recommend her!

Savoury Thymes Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Haleh O.
Verified review

I'm a whole food nutritionist and have many clients with health issues. I have been referring my clients to work with chef Cyndie and been very pleased with her level knowledge and ability to work with my divrse clientele. My patients are thrilled to work with her and I know they are at home with Chef Cyndie. I highly recommend her skills and services to everyone who wants to enjoy real nutritious and tasty food.

Chefs Unlimited
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth L.
Verified review

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!

Prana Wellness Chef
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan S.
Verified review

Stephanie’s food is both healthy and delicious! I’d highly recommend her personal chef services.

Wanderlust NW Catering Co.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Ann G.
Verified review

JJ is a wonderful chef and person. I love his cooking and his energy. You will love him too!

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jean B.
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Working with chef Patty at Fresh Every Thyme Personal Cef Service was the BEST decision I made when planning my family reunion! Our family likes to have fun during the day with various activities and come together for dinner every night. Patty worked with me to choose the menus for each night, she did the grocery shopping, much of the food prep, and then stocked our refrigerator. All we had to do was warm and serve! Saved so much time, energy and excess food. Thank you Patty for helping our family have the best vacation!

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!

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am a chef and a certified dietary manager with over 20 years of restaurant experience and 13 years of experience in the field of healthcare food service which includes management of diet as related to: Disease Allergy Personal Goals Adherence to Physicians orders/recommendations

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I want to help people cook healthy and tasteful meals with fresh ingredients. Some of the simplest meals can turn delectable from simple ingredients.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I provide In-home meals, Cooking classes, Catering, Shopping, family menu development and Kitchen design Consulting.

  • New on Thumbtack
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.

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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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