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Tacoma Personal Chefs

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Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Julie P.
Verified review

Food was delicious, presentation was terrific for what could have appeared as a simple box lunch with nice packaging and a wide assortment of sides, salads, chips and desserts. Delivery was prompt and handled effortlessly by Emerald City staff. The chef made a nice and popular selection of sandwich and wrap assortment meats and vegetable. We were very pleased and hope to use their company May of 2017 for our annual spring event.

  • 23 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Briana B.
Verified review

Nola catered our family-style wedding banquet with such flare and grace, we and our guests were in complete awe all through the meal. The food itself was phenomenally delicious; every bite was worth savoring. From her friendly, direct demeanor, to the cheerful staff, we couldn't have asked for a better experience. She pulled off the event with a comfortable elegance and practiced hand that fit our personal style just perfectly. Among many other notably considerate things, she even worked around the summer heat, keeping our individually-sized cakes out of the sun, and made sure iced beverages were available in ample quantities. Our guests still rave about her, and we can't help but agree. Even "behind the scenes," her prices were reasonable, and her estimates thorough. She was also very accommodating of our guests' serious food allergies when creating the menu. We are so appreciative of everything she did for us both before and after the event, and we look very much forward to having her at our next soiree!

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!!

  • 18 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy H.
Verified review

Working with Angela has been an enlightening experience, one that has allowed me to clarify my goals and learn how to work effectively toward them. When I started working with Angela in January 2015, I felt scattered. I was allowing others to dictate how my time was spent. I wanted to find time to lead a healthier life, and yet I felt that the mundane tasks associated with my job as a professor--committee meetings or grading--generated too many obligations. Five months later, my conversations with Angela have helped me to understand the importance of scheduling time for everyday activities that bring me joy. Angela has greatly contributed to a new balance between my personal and professional life. I have found Angela to be a caring professional who seeks solutions tailored to your lifestyle. I am learning to prioritize exercise, healthy food--and writing, the professional task that I most enjoy.

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BG Private Chef
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Taleah D.
Verified review

The experience we all had with Bobby Greene was amazing from beginning to end. Throughout the entire process, he was very kind, accommodating, and, from what I hear, his food was divine. I would highly recommend him for any event. Frankly, if there were more stars, I would add them. But five will have to do. For my parents’ anniversary, I wanted to do something special. I ended up looking into private chefs and decided to put in a request to see what it would take to get this done. This option appealed to me as there is only one nice restaurant where my parents live and they go there every event. I wanted this to be something special for their 30th. Bobby Greene responded to my event request within hours with a bid and a very nice response on how he wanted to be a part of making their anniversary special. From that point forward, he personally helped me along the process and accommodated anything and everything I requested. I had never done anything like this before and had a lot of questions, all of which he answered readily. My mother was a bit picky when it came to the food, but he accommodated every request I had when putting the menu together. He was always very gracious and kind throughout the entire thing – even when I thought I was being too pushy. He always made me feel welcome to ask questions and to make requests. I wasn’t actually there for the experience, but I requested that my mother write a little excerpt about it so I could include in this review: Our youngest daughter surprised us with Bobby – a private chef – for our 30th anniversary. We found out when he showed up (we had the pre-warning of cleaning the house and wearing something nice). I felt very uncomfortable with the idea as we have an older home – small kitchen and no dishwasher. But what was at first self-consciousness quickly gave way to Bobby’s easygoing attitude. He made us feel at ease immediately with his warm, inviting personality. He let us set the ambiance. He could have stayed in the background for the romantic evening or be a part of it. He was so engaging though that we invited him into our evening. As he served each course, he explained what we were eating and how it was prepared. My husband and I met working in a restaurant 31 years prior so we were fascinated by the process. The food was delicious and I have to admit – there were no leftovers! Though he is not a baker, he even made my favorite dessert – a pineapple upside down cake and it was superb. My husband and I highlight recommend Bobby for any special occasion. He is truly talented; the food is prepared to perfection; and, he is very personable and engaging. We will always remember our 30th with great affection.

Joy Max Catering
4.7
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.

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

Working with Chef Cyndie was a wonderful experience! I had a unique request for her to cater an event for friends (out of state) who had just welcomed their first child. Chef Cyndie was so accommodating with my tight time frame, and was so helpful in selecting a delicious menu. I have received so many compliments since Cyndie delivered the catered meal for 6. Everyone loved all the entrees and sides she prepared. Chef Cyndie had also been to the market that day and dried out some fresh oranges for the new Mom to snack on. Thank you Cyndie for creating such a wonderful menu, meal, and experience for my friends!

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

Chef Anessa can put together a romantic evening for two, a group sit down dining experience and more. Her menu can range from extremely elegant, a culinary adventure, to an upscale yet casual fare. I highly recommend her chef services for anyone looking for a top quality chef with amazing skills, artistry and true culinary experience.

Just For You
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Astha C.
Verified review

We hired Sue for a private party for a small group. She was collaborative on the menu and helped us with all the prep for the evening. She was on time. Very professional and pleasant. The food was delicious. Would definitely recommend her to others.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michael K.
Verified review

Hamid's dinner exceeded all expectations. The food was delicious, Hamid was a delightful host taking care of all the details including setting the table, preparing and serving the food and cleaning up. My friends and I got to relax and enjoy an entire evening focused on food, drinks and conversation. Hamid took care of the rest. This was the first time we had hired a personal chef for an evening at home and it was everything we hoped for. Thank you Hamid!

Innovative Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole E.
Verified review

Innovative events planned the most fabulous baby shower for me. From the decorations, the games and wonderful spread of food it was beyond what I ever could have imagined. Stephanie and Nikki were extremely personable and made every effort to work within my budget to throw the beautiful shower. They took care of all set-up/ clean up and made sure all the guests knew where to find parking, directions, etc. They are truly THE Dream Team. I will use them in the future for all of my special event planning needs.

Tabella Di Amore
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Terri E.
Verified review

We had an evening that far exceeded our expectations of fantastic food and friends in our own home thanks to Rose. From the meeting where she asked all the right questions about our guests ( dietary needs, menu choices, etc.) the level of participation we would like in the preparation of the meal, and other pertinent details that were sure to guarantee a memorable party for 13 of our friends and neighbors. We had a blast following her instructions as we helped prepare a meal that we enjoyed thoroughly and sat down as a group to enjoy. We would highly recommend this company to anybody who loves great food, learning a from a fun and fabulous chef, and an evening with a group of friends and/or family that will be a memory to savor.

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jean B.
Verified review

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
  • 3 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!

The Salted Fig
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erin S.
Verified review

I have been a guest at several private dinner parties catered by Jen from the Salted Fig. These parties are by invitation only and promise a culinary journey you won't forget- and they deliver! Jen's menus are creative, cohesive, and absolutely delicious. The meals always feel so personal and nurturing, like she knew exactly what I wanted to eat, even though she is cooking for 20 of us. I would highly recommend The Salted Fig for any catering needs, especially if you are looking to serve up quality, excellence, and passion with every bite!

  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

Made to order Crepes awesome for any event! NEW: we also have a foodtruck!

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I can give lessons (not high-end), and have been trying to work my way up to sous-chef and someday, executive chef. I started more than 12 years ago and have been cooking professionally since. I have very good training (continuing education at FareStart).

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

I would love to cook your family's meals, whether it be family meals for the week or just a couple of evenings. I also offer private dinner parties, either catered or cooked right in your home (Servers and bartenders are extra). I enjoy cooking all different ethnic cuisines. I can and will work with any dietary restrictions (i.e., allergies and vegan).

  • New on Thumbtack
About

Thank you for your interest. Contact us now to know more about our services.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

My passion lies in the creation and achievement of a great event, as a whole, rather then what happens in the kitchen alone. Classical training provided a base for my culinary knowledge thats spans borders, cultures and of course flavors.

  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

I bring that little something that's missing. Flavors through every bite till the end of your dish.

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Need a Personal Chef

Sammamish, WA

  • Type of food preparation
    Other (romantic dinner for two)
  • Cuisine type
    Vegetarian/Vegan, Other (open to suggestions/recommendations - as long as it is vegetarian fare.)
  • Details
    Want to gift-a-chef service to my brother and sis-in-law, who've recently had a baby, and can't get out of the house much. So, want to pamper them, let them have a good romantic meal without worrying about the baby
  • $125
    Average price

Need a Personal Chef

Seattle, WA

  • Type of food preparation
    Personal meal - in-home service
  • Cuisine type
    Other (We love all kinds of food )
  • Details
    Looking for a part time cook to help with meals for the week. We also have a one year old children we would like fresh healthy meals prepared for. Organic food.
  • $25
    Average price
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