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Lisa Caldwell, Your Kitchen Confidant

Brighton, MA 02135
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Lisa Caldwell, Your Kitchen Confidant is in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and serves the greater Boston, Massachusetts metropolitan area. Lisa Caldwell is a chef, nutritionist, and corporate wellness educator. As a personal chef, Lisa Caldwell provides food and full service to clients who have special dietary needs, professional athletes and teaches a wide variety of cooking classes, one on one or group sessions, online. Chef Lisa Caldwell has won the Thumbtack award and the Expertise award for the past five years. She can be contacted via email at kconfidant@gmail.com

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (4)
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50Kitchen

Dorchester, MA 02121
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50Kitchen is a personal chef and catering service in Westwood, Massachusetts that was established in 2012. Services include weddings and events, in-home and cooking classes, and sports event packages. Their master chef, Anthony, the "Boss with the Sauce" is known for serving delectable dishes that keep customers coming back for more. 50Kitchen has earned the ServSafe National Food Service Safety and Sanitation Certification.

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4.3
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4.1 / 5 (147)
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4.0 / 5 (75)
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5.0 / 5 (65)
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A Fresh Endeavor Personal Chef Service

Boston, MA 02420
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A Fresh Endeavor Personal Chef Service is a private chef service company in Lexington, Massachusetts. Chef/owners Dennis Nosko and Christine Robinson have been serving clients throughout the Greater Boston, Massachusetts metropolitan area since 1999. They feature conventional and organic options, gluten-free/paleo/low FODMAP, and small dinner parties. A Fresh Endeavor Personal Chef Service is a member of the American Personal and Private Chef Association.

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4.8
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Bistro-at-Home Personal Chef Service

Winthrop, MA 02152
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Bistro-at-Home Personal Chef Service is a private chef service in Winthrop, Massachusetts that serves plated dinners, buffet dinners, and cocktail parties. Services include small gatherings, prepared meals, and cooking lessons. Bistro-at-Home's owner Chef Ryan Cyr studied at the Johnson and Wales University where he earned his Associates of Occupational Science degree in Culinary Arts, and his experience spans over 30+ years including over 15 years as Executive Chef for several Four Diamond hotels and two free-standing restaurants as well as a Private Chef.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (6)
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5.0 / 5 (2)
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Carina Is Cooking, LLC

Sudbury, MA 01776
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Carina Is Cooking, LLC is a personal chef service company in Sudbury, Massachusetts that serves the Greater Boston and Metrowest area. They offer comfort foods, plant- based cuisine, and healthy homestyle way of cooking. Carina Is Cooking, LLC features an in-home personal chef. Chef Carina is an International Certified Food Safety Manager through the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals.

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5.0
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Chef David Verdo

Boston, MA
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Chef David Verdo is a personal chef service providing fresh, high-end foods to clients in Boston and its neighboring areas. This provider can be contacted for dinner parties and special events. Chef David Veto also offers last-minute services to those in need of an exceptional home dining experience. Catering services are available, as well, for events of all sizes. Chef David provides perfect meals for business lunches, weddings, and cocktail receptions, among others.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (14)
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5.0 / 5 (1)
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Chef Gloria B.

Swampscott, MA 01907
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Chef Gloria B. is a personal chef service company in Swampscott, Massachusetts. Chef Gloria's specialty is cooking for any medical condition including heart disease, diabetes, IBS, cancer and people undergoing cancer treatment, those looking to reach their ideal weight, and for any type of food intolerances. Her services include personal chef services, nutritional consulting services, special diets menu, cooking classes and dinner parties, custom meal planning, and workshops and seminars. Chef Gloria B. has won the Readers’ Choice Awards four times in a row, including the 2017 award.

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5.0
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Cuisine by Darlene

Hanover, MA 02339
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Cuisine by Darlene is a personal chef service in Hanover, Massachusetts and serves the South Shore of Boston. Darlene cooks multiple custom meals for her regular clients including people who are on restricted diets or who are following a particular eating plan such as Paleo. Cuisine by Darlene strives to provide nutritious, mouthwatering prepared meals that are ready in minutes. Chef Darlene J. Calcagno has been in business for 18 years and is a certified personal chef.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (3)
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5.0 / 5 (3)
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Cuisine en Locale

Somerville, MA 02143
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Cuisine en Locale is a food service company in Somerville, Massachusetts that was established in 2005 and serves locally-farmed food. Cuisine en Locale offers catering and personal chef services. Everything they cook is made from scratch, prepared and cooked in the client’s home, delivered, or ready for pick up. In 2016, Cuisine en Locale was awarded Boston’s Best award by The Improper Bostonian, The Best of Personal Chef Services from Boston Magazine, and a Good Food Award (SF).

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4.4
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4.8 / 5 (64)
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Didi Emmons

Milton, MA 02186
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Didi Emmons lives in Milton, Massachusetts and is a personal chef, caterer, consultant, and author of three cookbooks. Didi focuses on flavors of the earth including vegetables, spices, herbs, roots, tree shoots, and other wild foods. As a personal chef, she visits weekly while bringing fresh produce, preparing, and cooking up to 5 dinners in a single day in the clients’ home.

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Grace Brinton, Inc.

Boston, MA 02118
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Grace Brinton, Inc. is a specialized meal delivery company in Boston, Massachusetts. They offer meal services, health coaching, healthy cooking lessons and organic weekly meal delivery. For individual meals, their fee is $30, and for family style meals, the price is $16–$20 per person. Meal planning and recipe development services are $50 per hour. Their on-call private chef services are $75 per hour plus grocery costs. Their food packaging is eco-friendly.

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Home Plate Advantage

Stoughton, MA 02072
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Home Plate Advantage is a personal chef service business in Stoughton, Massachusetts. Personal chef Miss Laura has been serving people with great appetites in the Greater Boston and Eastern Rhode Island since 2008. Their services include a celebration dinner and massage for two, gift certificates, a multiple entree cook day service, dinner parties, special services, instructional cooking days, and menu planning services. Home Plate Advantage has won the Thumbtack Best of 2015 award.

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5.0
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Lester Esser, Personal Chef

Roslindale, MA 02131
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Lester Esser, Personal Chef is located in Roslindale, Massachusetts. His services include fresh service, cocktail party time, family style buffets, cookouts and BBQ’s, the game’s on, paella parties, and dinner in a flash prep service. Lester Esser also offers food tours and BBQ school/cooking classes. This personal chef is a proud member of the United States Personal Chef Association. Lester Esser has undergone the MA Allergen Training.

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Queen of the Pantry

Natick, MA 01760

Business Description

Queen of the Pantry is a private in-home chef service company in Natick, Massachusetts. The Queen of the Pantry features Ms. Yvette Saulnier Taylor, a lifestyle and wellness chef. Private services include menu planning and personalized recipe development, grocery shopping, in-home nutritional meal preparation, and ongoing dietary consultation. Queen of the Pantry strives to provide healthy gourmet meals served fresh in their customers’ homes.

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4.5
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The Vegan Pact

Waltham, MA 02451
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The Vegan Pact is a personal chef service company in Waltham, Massachusetts that was established by Personal Chef Lisa in 2011. Their services include in-home weekly meal prep, in-home individual cooking lessons, and in-home group parties. Class themes that can also be prepared for in-home meal services include comfort foods gone healthy, the weeknight vegan, cooking with kale, and vegan in a day. The Vegan Pact is Yummly Certified.

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Tiny Spoon Chef

Stoneham, MA 02180
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Tiny Spoon Chef is a personal chef service in Stoneham, Massachusetts that serves the greater Boston metropolitan area. Services include weekly meal plans, weekly grocery shopping, pack-your-own school lunch program for kids, grab-and-go lunches for adults and professionals, nutrient-focused menus for those with special diets and needs, private, in-home wine dinners, and more. Tiny Spoon Chef has received the Best of Boston award by the Boston Magazine.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does a personal chef need a commercial kitchen?

While it can be very helpful for a personal chef to have access to a professional kitchen, this is not always necessary. Many private chefs work in the home kitchen of their employer, with some meals being prepared in the smaller kitchen of the family yacht or other setting. Some personal chefs may use the facilities of a private club, rent kitchen facilities at a public community center, or make other arrangements for events at remote locations.

Do you tip personal chefs?

While there is no strong custom of tipping personal chefs, a gratuity is often appreciated as a token of appreciation and esteem. Most etiquette guidelines encourage a minimum tip of 10% of the total bill, with more for exceptional quality and service.

Do you pay for a personal chef before or after the meal?

Each personal chef is free to negotiate a payment plan that suits both them and their clients. Your personal chef could, for instance, collect a regular wage as a household employee, bill for services after an event, or require payment in full prior to the event. Many personal chefs charge a deposit in advance of an event they are catering, and then, they invoice for the unpaid remainder after.

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