Catering by Carly
Catering by Carly

Catering by Carly

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Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$80/person
starting cost


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Responds in about 57 min

Introduction: I use only high quality ingredients...including fresh herbs and vegetables from my garden, am very detail~oriented, and have a first~class team for catering events. I’m also available for private chef work and corporate events. Events I cater include anything from bachelor/bachelorette parties, surprise parties, dinner parties, children’s events, baby/bridal showers, holiday gatherings, anniversaries, brunches, corporate events, all the way up to 300 person events for the FBI. I grew up in the kitchen with my grandmothers, and have been super passionate about cooking since I was very young. I decided to put myself through Arizona Culinary Institute 6 years ago. I did my 5 month internship for the Colorado Rockies Baseball Organization, then started my own catering business...and I’m enjoying every minute! I am ServSafe certified as well as fully vaccinated. Feel free to check out my profile. I look forward to talking with you!
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 56 times

Serves Phoenix, AZ

Background checked

20 employees

6 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, Square cash app, Venmo, and Zelle.

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2022

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

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Reviews

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

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Ryan M.
2 days ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Working with Chef Carly was an absolute pleasure - I hired her to host a 16-person bachelor party dinner, and everyone was thrilled with the experience. Her food was outstanding and she couldn't have been easier to work with. I would highly recommend Chef Carly to anyone seeking to host a dinner in the Scottsdale-area.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - casual • Italian • Southern • Mexican / Latin American • Asian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Catering by Carly's reply
Thanks Ryan! You guys were awesome and I’m glad you all had a great trip, and experience with CBC!! Congratulations to you and your soon~to~be bride! ❤️
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Joseph H.
2 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

We had a large group for a five day experience with Carly. The convenience and personal touch that she provided was appreciated by all. Her menu options were large enough to make a diverse group happy. The salads were superb. She was very flexible with eating times and additions to the menu and her staff was outstanding and accommodating.

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Premium (high end ingredients) • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • American - casual • Meal prepared onsite • A few times per week • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Catering by Carly's reply
Thanks so much for everything, Newt! We loved getting to spend the week with you all! Let’s do it again next year! Woohoo!👏👏👏
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Terry M.
3 days ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

This was a truly awesome dinner. Carly is an extraordinary Chef and so pleasant to work with our guests were very impressed with the food and Carly and Evelyn's professionalism. We will seriously use her again and recommend her to others.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 21 - 35 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Mexican / Latin American • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Catering by Carly's reply
Thank you very much for your kind words. It’s always a pleasure when my clients are so authentic and friendly 🥰 Thank YOU!
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Katelyn C.
Oct 3, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Carly came to the rescue for us when we had our original chef cancel on us last minute(like 4 days before the event!!) She was so responsive, understanding and totally flexible. The food was amazing and she was so great! Highly recommend and would use again!!!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Catering by Carly's reply
Thank you Katelyn! I’m so glad it all worked out! Great meeting all of you~~Travel safely!
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Sydney S.
Aug 9, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

We had a blast with Carly! We hired her for a bachelorette party and she prepared a full taco and elote bar for 10 people. She even brought molten lava chocolate cakes that were a HUGE hit! Everyone was talking about how delicious everything was for the rest of the trip and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a fun personal chef experience!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - casual • Italian • Southern • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Asian • French • Barbecue • Gluten free or celiac • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Catering by Carly's reply
Aww thanks Sydney!! You girls are awesome and I had so much fun! I’m so happy you loved the FOOOOD 😍 Take care honey!
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Credentials
Background Check

Carlene Browner Wheeler

FAQs

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

    After consultation and the decision to move forward, I take a non refundable deposit to secure your date for you. I add on an 18% gratuity upon your approval, and I charge a $100 site inspection fee.

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

    I am Arizona Culinary Institute trained, as well as ServSafe certified.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I’ve worked with a wide variety of clients! Ranging from the FBI, Phx Fire Dpt, health and wellness coaches holding retreats in Sedona, Scottsdale, California and Colorado, and many heads of corporations, not to mention clients with gluten/dairy allergies 🤍

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