Elite Culinary Services
Elite Culinary Services

Elite Culinary Services

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$50/person
starting cost


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Scheduling

Responds in about 42 min

Introduction: I am an ACF Certified Executive Chef with over 30 years experience in catering and fine dining. I am very passionate about my profession and have extensive experience in savory and pastry cooking. I have cooked for past presidents, past Secretaries of State and several celebrities including Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Warren Christopher, Mary Steenburgen, Ted Danson and Andy Griffith. I am easy to get along and enjoy the challenge of building inspired custom menus. The typical process for perspective customers is to first contact me through Thumbtack and provide as much information up front as possible. Simply use the questionnaire that Thumbtack provides and that will help us get started. I'll then contact you about the specifics of your event, food preferences, number of courses, etc. I'll then provide you with some menu choices and prices built to your preferences. After we agree on the menu, date, price and location then I will put you on my schedule. REFERENCES PROVIDED ON REQUEST
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 71 times

Serves Little Rock, AR

Background checked

2 employees

1 year in business

Payment methods

Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

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  • Personal Chef - Broken Bow 2022

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  • Wife's 40th birthday celebration

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Rich F.
May 5, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Greg was awesome.The presentation and quality of the meal was fantastic. The brownies with vanilla ice cream for desert wrapped our meal up nicely. I would highly recommend Greg for your personal chef needs !

Details: Regular meal • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Elite Culinary Services's reply
Thank you, Rich. I had a lot of fun working with you and your guests. Please call again if you need anything.
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Lori P.
Aug 31, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

I chose Greg as a personal chef for my 8th anniversary. Greg is an awesome chef! The food was way beyond our expectations! He is a very nice person and we will definitely do regular business with him. My husband was very surprised and very pleased with his anniversary gift. His exact words were treat yourself you won't be disappointed.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • Southern • Mexican / Latin American • Asian • French • Indian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Hollis B.
2 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Greg did an awesome job with our Anniversary dinner. The food was absolutely amazing. If you are looking for a Chef for a very special event, Chef Greg will not disappoint. Thank you so much for making our 8th year anniversary something to remember.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Ezinne U.
3 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

“Wow” is the best word to describe Chef Greg and the services he provides. He truly is a skilled, professional and all around awesome person. Our cabin trip in Broken Bow would not have been as magical if it was not for the delicious meals that Chef Greg made for me and my family each day. I highly recommend his services.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • American - formal • Southern • Meal prepared onsite • A few times per day • My home, venue, etc.

Elite Culinary Services's reply
It was so nice to meet you and your beautiful family. I thoroughly enjoyed cooking for you all as well. Like I said last night, “the best part of my job is all of the great people that I get to meet”. Thanks again and I hope to see you all in the future.
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Krystal J.
Apr 2, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

I booked this private chef as a birthday surprise for my fiancé. He is a pretty tough critic with food, but he absolutely enjoyed the food. We have to book him again.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Meal delivered • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Credentials
Background Check

Greg Matthews

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Pricing is always based on approximate cost of food provided and the total number of man hours required.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Initial contact. Finding out what is needed/wanted, budget and tastes. A menu is submitted and tweaked if necessary. A quote is then provided. It is usually an ongoing conversation leading up to the event to make sure the client is 100 percent happy with the proposal.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Over thirty years in the field and Certified Executive Chef designation from the American Culinary Federation.

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