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Elyse Bekins

Brooklyn, NY

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About Elyse Bekins

hired 5 times on Thumbtack

I am an accredited chef, looking to fulfill your personal chef and catering needs. I aim to provide my clients with healthy delicious food, using local produce and artisanal ingredients wherever possible.

I graduated from the New England Culinary Institute, and have experience working in restaurants, catering, and as a personal chef.

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Brooklyn, NY 11211

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  • 5/5 stars March 1, 2013

    Elyse is very easy to work with and very professional. Highly recommended to anyone at all who might be looking for an intimate catered meal.

  • 5/5 stars November 14, 2012

    Great experience. She proposed the menu, was good about communication in advance, and very professional night of. Was expecting some sort of contract or official agreement in advance but it worked out and the food was great, which was most important. Would definitely use her services again.

  • 5/5 stars August 1, 2012

    Elyse is a very talented chef! She is very thoughtful, through and pays close attention to your needs. Every time I have eaten her food I have been amazed by the complexity of flavors. I would hire her for any of my events!

  • 5/5 stars July 2, 2012

    Amazing food! Elyse is great to work with and I would definitely reccomend her to everyone! My friends and family couln't get over how great the food was, and I can't wait to use her for my next event!

  • 5/5 stars May 5, 2012

    Elyse is incredible! I hired her to cater my sister's baby shower and
    she did such an amazing job that I went on to hire her as my personal
    chef. I am currently finishing my doctorate degree and at the time I
    had classes from 8:00AM-9:00PM which made it difficult for me to make
    healthy meals. Every week Elyse would deliver a basket filled with
    delicious home-cooked meals that were catered to my personal tastes.
    She was always open to suggestions and requests, and found creative
    ways to make certain dishes vegetarian for me. When I was feeling
    under the weather, she made me an amazing miso soup and other dishes
    to help me feel better. I was so sad when she left the Bay Area to go
    to the East Coast; her cooking was the highlight of my week.

    As a caterer, she is very professional. She will work closely with you
    to create a menu that will suit the occasion perfectly. She really
    takes care of everything to make sure you can relax and indulge in a
    fantastic meal. Every guest at my sister's shower raved about the food
    and all wanted to hire her for their next event.

  • 5/5 stars April 29, 2012

    Outstanding find!

  • 5/5 stars November 17, 2011

    Elyse Bekin's is a fantastic chef. She made a butternut squash lasagne and white bean soup last week and both were out of this world. I have had the joy of having her as a personal chef and caterer in San Francisco and New York city, and it doesn't get any better.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. I make customized, delicious meals for you and your family, either on a regular basis, or for one-time special events and parties.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I like to work closely with the client and make sure that I am providing exactly the type of service that they are looking for. I am flexible and can work around your needs.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I love custom designing menus, and making dinners and events unique and memorable for my clients. I love shopping at local farmers markets and selecting the best seasonal produce. What I love most about my job, however, is cooking for other people and watching them enjoy my food--it's really a dream job for me.

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