ALH CULINARY CREATIONS LLC

Fairfield, CT

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I specialize in customized seasonal meals using quality ingredients. These freshly prepared meals are individually designed to meet the needs of clients and their families. Weekly menu planning, as well as grocery shopping, is provided leaving you with a well-stocked fridge and spotless kitchen. I take pride in making sure every single detail is taken care of for you.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The instant gratification of providing a nutritious meal to my clients.

Location

Fairfield, CT 06824

Years in business

6

Times hired on Thumbtack

5

Reviews

6 Reviews
  • Nicole M. Sep 12, 2017
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Amanda is simply amazing! If I could give her more than 5 stars, I absolutely would. She's talented, super organized, open, flexible, quick and a really nice person. She cooked for my family for the first time today and the food tastes fantastic... which says a lot coming from a foodie. Without question, we are hiring her again for another visit this month and I'm sure we will continue to hire her on a regular basis. Consider your search done... hire Amanda, and you'll be glad you did!
  • Anne L. Dec 14, 2016
    Culinary Creations was a Lifesaver!
    Culinary Creations was a lifesaver! We had relatives visiting with dietary restrictions during a very busy time. Amanda prepared delicious & nutritious meals that could accommodate the whole family. The food is tasty with generous portions, and everything arrived clearly labeled with easy to follow directions. Amanda is kind, attentive, and accommodating-- a real pleasure to work with. I highly recommend this service!
  • Jennifer A. Nov 13, 2016
    Look no further!!!
    Amanda is absolutely amazing!!! I hired her to help with preparing dinner for a date night and the food was incredible!! Amanda thought of every last detail, which left me with a stress-free evening, and she took care of all of the clean up!! Amanda used all fresh ingredients and her rate was super affordable. For the quality of service provided, this is a no brainer! I will definitely be using her, time and time again, especially as the holidays near!! My fiancée is already asking me when we're having the meal Amanda made again!! A+++++++
  • Kristen R. Nov 12, 2016
    Amazing prepared meals!
    Coming home to a fully stocked fridge full of prepared meals after giving birth to my son was amazing! The last thing I had the energy to do was to think about cooking for my husband or even for myself. She prepared the most amazing meals for us. She listened and respected our likes and dietary restrictions. As a nursing mom, she also made snacks for me full of oats and flax seeds to help with constant feedings. We loved all the help Amanda provided for us and wish we could give her a 6 star review!
  • Liz P. Nov 12, 2016
    Family friendly meals
    We couldn't be happier with Amanda! She's cooked for our family for years! She's made incredible family friendly easy to heat up meals that our family has loved! My son has an egg allergy- but she uses natural ingredients to supplement-and still maintains a yummy taste! We are a busy family- and not planning meals makes my life SO much easier! It also makes a great gift for a family with a newborn!
  • Hiep N. Oct 17, 2016
    5 star meals from a 5 star chef
    Let me begin by saying Chef Amanda was absolutely amazing. I actually found her through a neighborhood referral through my local butcher. She arrived on time, which is important to me, and immediately began to cook. She was very personable and we instantly felt comfortable with her. Amanda was super organized and neat. She even left my kitchen cleaner than it started out. I thoroughly enjoyed her salmon cakes, lamb kefta, and stuffed artichokes. I basically gave her free reign to make whatever she pleased but told her my likes and dislikes in advance. I was so happy that I never came home to anything basic or ordinary. If you are looking for someone to be your personal chef, cater an intimate dinner or a party, you won't go wrong. Great food, Great Service, and reasonable prices.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
All my services are customized based on the number of people and the specific requests. The food expense is always separate however, I am happy to accommodate any budget and work with each client.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
My goal is to make sure each customer gets the most out of every cooking session. I start by asking exactly what the customer would like for meals. Every household is different so I always want to be aware of how many people will be enjoying these meals. The most important step would be asking about different preferences in the type of food they enjoy.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I completed the 6-month Culinary Arts program at the International Culinary Center in January 2011. Since then I've worked on a variety of jobs in the food industry including, cookbooks, magazines, television shows, and web tutorials. After having the opportunity to explore the food media world, I decided to start my own business as a personal chef. I am always looking for a new challenge and learning opportunity, constantly testing and creating. Even after a long day at work, the first thing I do to unwind involves cooking or baking.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started cooking at a very young age with my great grandmother and grandmother. I would stand tippy-toed on a kitchen chair and watch them while they prepared dinner. I've truly cooked and baked my whole life. In 2010, I decided to attend culinary school and work as hard as possible to turn this life-long hobby into a career.
What types of customers have you worked with?
A lot of clients are simply too busy to cook or tired of eating unhealthy takeout. I can accommodate any diet or palate, even a toddler! I've prepared gourmet baby foods, toddler meals, freezer friendly meals, and holiday dinners customized to fit a specific diet or allergy friendly.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
There should be transparency in this process. You should be able to trust the person who is preparing meals for you and your family. If you requested organic produce then you will see the receipt that discloses this information. You should never feel as though the professional has cut corners at your expense.