LL Chef Services
Hired 41 times
4 years in business
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Jul - Dec
Jul - Dec
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Birthday or anniversary party,
Bridal or baby shower,
American - casual,
American - formal,
Mexican or Latin American,
American - Southern,
Mediterranean or Middle Eastern,
Absolutely outstanding! From help with menu selection through the very end of our dinner party Lucas was a pleasure to work with. Very professional, outstanding food, creative menu - he was great. I'll definitely use him for our next event.Oct 8, 2018Verified
Lucas and his staff were excellent. The food was absolutely fantastic! He cooked and served a sit down dinner for 23 people. To a person everyone agreed it was an unbelievably delicious dinner. Honestly, people raved about the food. The service was also excellent and they left the kitchen cleaner than they found it. I would highly recommend LL services for any event. He's a pro and can handle it all.Oct 29, 2018VerifiedLL Chef Services's reply
Thank you Loren! Thank you for such a nice review and it was a pleasure to meet you and your family! I hope to be able to work together again soon! Lucas
Lucas catered a birthday dinner for a rowdy group of ladies celebrating a birthday, and everything about the experience was great! From initial communication, working out the details (including menu changes at our request), logistics (our party was in a hotel, we were late to the meeting time, etc. but all handled with ease), and of course the food - which was delicious and beautifully presented. Would hire Lucas again in a heartbeat. Thanks again!!Jul 24, 2017Verified
Chef Lucas prepared not only a wonderful meal but an exciting exhibition of culinary delights. From start to end, the flavors married each other stately and fit like a glove to the wines that we chose to open. The professionalism was above reproach and descriptions of each dish on point. He was punctual and very accommodating. Extremely easy to work with. I would highly recommend Chef Lucas for any special events. My husband’s birthday dinner was fantastic! This was our 6-course dinner: Ode to Exotic Flavor 1999 Salon Blanc de Blancs Champagne, France Dungeness Crab Souffle 1990 Domaine Coche Dury Bourgogne Blanc Burgundy, France Fresh Made Pasta with Black Truffle Sauce 2013 Vincent Dauvissat Chablis ‘Vaillons’ 1er Cru Chablis, Burgundy, France Duck Breast with 3 Hour Polenta & Roasted Farmers Market Vegetables 1978 Domaine Albert Ponnelle Vosne Romanee En Magnum Vosne Romanee, Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France Pesto Butter Crust Rack of Lamb 1982 Chateau Palmer Margaux, Bordeaux Chocolate Souffle Tart with Vanilla Bean Ice CreamJan 8, 2020Verified
I attended a small dinner party that LL Services catered. The dinner was absolutely delicious and healthy at the same time. LL Services were professional and informative about the dishes they presented. Their demeanor was pleasant and easy to be around. They added a nice but subtle touch to the ambience of the evening.Jul 18, 2016
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The prices generally breakdown to $100 per person for the service, plus a $25/hr supplement for a server. Additional course options are also available.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The typical process for working with a customer begin with a dialogue around a possible menu. A possible menu is first sent to client oriented around their preferences, restrictions, or any other factors that may contribute to a menu they are satisfied about. From there, a dialogue happens until the client feels they have a menu they can be thoroughly excited about! We don't ask for a deposit or charge a cancellation fee as long as within 48 hours from the event. The day before the event a final invoice is sent to client. The Chef will arrive on the day of the event two hours prior to guest's arrival, with a server who also can help set up the dining room if that is preferred. We offer a small bites menu if you would like canapés passed to greet guests upon arrival, and also can create specialty cocktails if the client is interested. Once seated, the server takes care of all guest's requests, pouring wine, and serving bread that we baked just before arriving to the client's home. Courses are served promptly, yet not too quickly. The table is monitored closely without feeling there is a server there. After dessert, we serve complimentary Petit Fours as a last bite to say "Thank you," for working with our company, as guests continue to drink wine, dessert wine, tea or coffee. We leave the kitchen as clean as it was before our arrival or even cleaner, and wash all plateware, silverware, and anything else, is impeccably cleaned so you as the host can enjoy your guests and feel a great sense of ease! We hope to be able to work with you in the future!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Lucas Lovelace has an AOS in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu, California Culinary Academy. He has 18 years industry experience, 7 years in 1, 2, and 3 Michelin starred restaurants and five and a half years experience as a private chef at the highest level.