Cook less and enjoy your food more!
Tailored Taste Personal Chef Service.

Be a guest at your own party

Whether you’re planning a milestone celebration or gathering of friends, have time to sit at the table with your guests…instead of prepping, cooking and cleaning in the kitchen (and missing all the juicy conversations.)

“It was fabulous! The house smelled great, the food was delicious and the service superb! A fantastic evening thanks to Chef Monica.”

Leave the planning, meal prep, and serving to us!

Tailored Taste offers professional, gourmet-quality meal preparation services in the Washington, DC metro area (including Maryland and Northern Virginia).

Hosting a dinner party can be intimidating and you rarely get to spend time with your guests because you’re hidden away in the kitchen.

The thought of cooking for a big family celebration stresses you out, and you just don’t have the time or menu ideas.

And even if you may like to cook, you LOVE the idea of someone doing it for you.

How about a convenient, hassle-free way to have delicious meals…and no clean-up time.

We’ll customize your celebration menu using your individual needs and tastes as our guide.

And personalize your party for taste, as well as food allergies and sensitivities.

Whatever your event, we’re here for you.

Dinner parties
Bridal or Baby Showers
Girls’ Night Out (or in!)
Bachelorette parties
Basically, any gathering or celebration where loved ones share delicious food!

“Looks delicious and so beautiful!”
“Wonderful food, wonderful chef!!!”

If you’re looking for something a little different…

We also offer Cooking Classes for get-togethers with friends, group gatherings and other functions where you want to cook and just have fun!

And if you can’t make it in person or your friends and family live too far away, our virtual class is the next best thing to being there.


We provide in-home food preparation for parties ranging from plated dinners to buffets and brunches to finger foods and appetizers.


Your imagination plus our skills equal an extraordinary culinary experience. In person, in your home, or virtual from anywhere, every class is customized for the student.


Everyday meals prepped for you.  Come home to a refrigerator full of your favorite meals, custom-made to your tastes. All you have to do is heat, eat, and enjoy.

Before getting Tailored Taste’s help with our annual Christmas party, we were so busy running around during the party that we didn’t connect with our friends and family…and we would end up with so many leftovers that we’d have to eat for the next few days.

We reached out to Tailored Taste to help with the food for our annual event and since then, we cannot imagine putting on the event without Tailored Taste’s signature touch.

I’m Chef Monica Thomas, CPC, veteran personal chef and current USPCA Instructor.

I learned a long time ago the word “Restaurant” comes from restaure (French word for restore)… food restores a body. I kinda love that.

From USPCA Personal Chef of the Year, to the cover and featured member of Personal Chef Magazine, as well as a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, I continue to help people restore their bodies with food (and fun)! 

That’s my food philosophy – enjoy great food and feel better.

I love throwing parties, and I always have to have a theme! Chef Monica Thomas is the perfect partner in artistry and creates such cache. Together we’ve thrown a Cinderella Party, a French Bistro Dinner, a Greek Al Fresco Lunch and more. I can fully enjoy myself because I know she has all the details covered. Her menus make me shine. The dishes not only embody the themes, they often surprise and delight. My guests are always so gratified and impressed. Even a top DC restaurateur complimented her exquisite gnocchi. ~ Cassandra