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2 years in business
5 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal and her team provided excellence throughout the planning stages to the event itselfDec 23, 2017Verified
Crystal was a consummate professional in handling our 50-person office re-opening reception. From timely execution to a beautifully inviting aesthetic presentation, Crystal and Plantiful Delights are a reliable "delight" to be working with.Nov 21, 2016Verified
Crystal was a delight to work with. Her food was well prepared and most importantly, delicious! We received many compliments on the food. Would hire again! Highly recommend!Aug 17, 2016VerifiedPlantiful Delights Catering and Events's reply
Tim, it was a pleasure working for you and your wonderful family! Thank you!
Above and beyond. Spectacular! The quality of the food and creativity in design were both exceptional. Our group is notoriously finicky and hard on caterers as we have worked with many over the years. Plantiful Delights met our standards and more. Pressed for time to manage, I gave Crystal a lot of leeway in her selections for the appetizer vignettes that I cannot refer to as trays because they were so much more! She prepared off site, delivered to set up fresh just before guest arrived, and picked-up after the party for my husband's 50th birthday celebration at our home. I did not lift a finger except to pass out her business cards to so many of our raving attendees! And, of course, to sample most of the delectable foods she brought for us. Kudos Crystal. Well done.Oct 4, 2016Verified
Crystal was simply the best!! She was organized, thoughtful, and patient. Her careful attention to details and leadership of a professional staff ensured that our wedding reception was perfect!! The food was spectacular and its presentation was beautiful; we continue to receive compliments weeks later. Crystal was very helpful for many months leading up the reception and bringing my vision to life. She is very positive and willing to go the extra mile. I would HIGHLY recommend Crystal for any event large or small!Oct 21, 2017
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Catering Services: Usually I work within the clients budget. Otherwise my catering service varies on head count, event time-frame and amount of food client is looking for.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Graduate of Matthew Kenny Culinary Academy Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition Trained in, on-premise and off-premise catering at Seattle's finest Vegetarian Restaurant Cafe Flora Instructor at Plantlab culinary academy
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I have a deep love for food and the power of community and love what can unfold around a meal. My love for food stems from my childhood with my great grandparents and grandparents, of whom were immigrants of Italy. They grew and cooked everything they ate- sharing with family, friends and their community. My grandfather who was a professional cook and caterer himself, taught me about food and the kitchen. I have been in the restaurant industry for 23 years and catering for 15 years. In my late 20's I opened a catering and private chef company in Kailua Kona Hawaii called Catering Cabaret, which focused on local, organic ingredients. There I catered for Private estates, Boutique Retails shops, and Art and Music events. I believed that fresh, sustainable ingredients should provoke a shift in how you view eating and hope to leave my clients inspired by food and transformed by the experience. This belief is at the forefront of how I design my menus and work with my clients. As a client, you and I co-create completely personalized menus for your special event.