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10 years in business
12 hires on Thumbtack
Emily L.Nov 25, 2018Verified
Shelley was an excellent professional from the moment we made contact. I was looking for a fun, team-building exercise as part of a staff retreat, and I would absolutely recruit Shelley for any future activity with our staff. Admittedly, I am not a vegan, plant-based person...so when I first saw her focus, I was a little hesitant. Our staff also are mostly omnivores. We aren't too picky but I knew we would be tired after a long day together. When I talked about our objectives and she put a proposed menu together (and also explained that we wouldn't have access to any kitchen or heat sources)...even I became excited about the evening and the food! I'll say that when we told our staff the "surprise" activity, they were more excited about her class than about the fact that we were going to spend the entire next day at Knott's Berry Farm! Shelley was early to the site, set up quickly, dove right in and immediately got us making a dish that would get food into our tummies after a long day of our staff retreat so that we wouldn't be "hangry." She "read" our group dynamic with a slick expertise and moved at a pace that kept us engaged. When she taught us knife skills, we were able to laugh and learn together in a memorable way. She had a plan for four courses, including dessert, but by the time we got to our third course -- rolling our own sushi -- everyone was literally rolling on our own because we were SO FULL. Most people in our group had never rolled or made their own sushi so they were thrilled for the experience. Dessert was perfect because it was light -- mango with yogurt. Our staff LOVED this experience. They asked if we could do this again and work with Shelley again at some point in the future. I would happily hire her back to create more memories for us and more yummy foods and teach us more great culinary skills. Thank you, Shelley!Jun 5, 2018VerifiedLiving Veg's reply
Such an absolute pleasure throwing this extended cooking class for your staff. I think we might of had just as much fun as you guys. It's groups like you that make me love my job. Looking forward to throwing another class for you all in the future! :-)
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Alice A.Jan 17, 2018Verified
Truly a memorable dinner. Shelly helped me plan, prep, and organize my engagement dinner. It was perfect! I would recommend her to anyone who lands on her profile.May 21, 2018VerifiedLiving Veg's reply
Loved being a part of your special night! Such a gorgeous setting for your proposal. Thanks for the kind review! Congrats again to you both <3
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing is very customized and we like to find a way to make it fit your budget and needs. Private cooking lessons/parties are a flat fee and then a small add on for each additional person. Call or email to get a list of all our services and general pricing.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We like to meet with customers first, ideally in person, but over the phone works too. It's helpful to understand a client's dietary needs and what they are accustomed to, then we can design a package for their event, cooking class, meal plan or whatever we dream up together.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I worked at a small culinary school for a while and learned from some incredible chefs, then proceeded to read every culinary school textbook I could lay my hands on. I proceeded to start a vegan bakery and catering biz I ran for 9 years. Now, as well as being a vegan chef, I've expanded to cooking classes and plant based consulting.
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|Monday||10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
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|Saturday||10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|