About this pro
7 hires on Thumbtack
Karen planned and executed my birthday dinner for 12 friends and family. It was EXACTLY how I envisioned it! I absolutely loved the menu Karen came up with, and it accommodated everyone's dietary restrictions, which can be hard to do! The whole party left saying how delicious the food was, and now they are all planning to have Inspired Provisions at their own events. Thank you Karen for a truly special evening! I give my highest recommendation.May 30, 2017
Karen was great. The lesson was exactly what I expected and I learned so much! I highly recommend her classes!Feb 23, 2017Verified
Karen created an amazing menu, the flavors and textures blended perfectly. Our guests were surprised and thrilled to enjoy the experience of a personal chef for the first time. Karen and her team made it simple. This was the first time in more than 30 years of entertaining that I enjoyed my guests from the moment they walked in until they went home, all without lifting a finger. Thank you for the delicious food and the great service Karen!Jan 23, 2017Verified
Karen was fantastic!!! We hired Karen for my parents anniversary dinner. She was on time, professional, and the food was mouth watering!!! Can't wait to have her back over for some cooking classes!!!Dec 29, 2016Verified
Karen provided food for our 250 person wedding in our barn located in Stratham, NH. She did an exceptional job and went WAY above our expectations! We didn't make it easy on her either...everything was bite sized, passed and couldn't be on a stick (didn't want our dog cleaning up after everyone) and she still BLEW us away both being self-proclaimed "foodies." PS she made all the pickles and pate in the pics below!Dec 5, 2016
Background check completed
Photos and Videos
Payment methods accepted
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I try to meet the budget of the client as much as possible. I usually have a set price per person and it is based on ingredients as well as number of people. Sometimes there will be other factors such as travel distance but only occasionally.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to find out what foods they are interested in. I love introducing a new approach to these familiar ingredients and bring something new to the table. I offer everything from buffet catering to fine dining plated dinners. The client chooses the format and style of food. There is usually a little back and forth needed to finalize a menu and in the end I am happy cooking food that people enjoy eating!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a bachelors degree in Business Communications. I spent 6 years as a corporate event planner and trade-show manager. Following that I received my Associates degree from the Culinary Institute of America. I am trained in classic french and specialize in the following cuisines; Modern American, Italian, & French. Although no expert, I am confident in my knowledge of Asian, Latin American, and Mediterranean food as well.