Chef Chris of Venice
Chef Chris of Venice

Chef Chris of Venice

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$150/person
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Introduction: PLEASE READ. Thumbtack charges me to reply to you. If I don't reply, it means that I may be booked for that date or the budget you have selected isn't possible. I'd love to reply to everyone on here, but I can't. A quick internet search will get you to me! I make INSANE, healthy, and inventive plant-forward cuisine with a killer attitude and full attention to flavor. My sourcing is impeccable and I take full advantage of the bounty of California farms. All of my fish is WILD/Sustainable and my meats are Organic/PRIME/Grain fed. I promise one of the best meals you've had in a LONG time. When you hire me, you hire a vibe and a style of service that goes above and beyond. I love cooking. I love storytelling, and I love what I do.
Overview

Hired 8 times

Serves Los Angeles, CA

Background checked

1 employee

3 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

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Reviews

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

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Kevin M.
Sep 10, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Chris gave us an evening to remember, starting with the planning, his approach and understanding our wishes. To supporting even beyond the menu by supporting to pairing wine for us. A full vegetarian 8 course menu with spectacular vegan dishes as the highlights. His vegan Cacio e Pepe and gaspacho are beyond amazing. The small extra touches made our special day even more special, thank you Chef Chris. He told us upfront this would be one of the best meals we would ever have and he delivered. What made the experience even better is the professional and personal approach Chef Chris delivers. If you are looking for a chef that takes a creative, thoughtful and unique approach to cooking and flavors chef Chris is your man.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • French • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Dairy intolerant • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Ben b.
Sep 18, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

Nothing but positive things to say about Chef Chris. From the planning stage to the execution of the dinner, Chris was on point! I told Chris a few menu items that I wanted him to incorporate into the dinner and he filled in the gaps, taking the experience to another level! If we’re fortunate enough to vacation in the Palisades again next summer, Chris will be one of my first calls. From his stellar drinks and cuisine to his SoCal persona, he made our event one to remember! Thanks Chef Chris!

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - casual • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Midge W.
Aug 11, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

We splurged with an evening Chef Chris said would be a culinary experience and he did not disappoint. We gave Chef Chris the opportunity to prepare a menu that shared his talent for making his specialty items - and one we will remember forever. It was a highlight and respite for the six adults on our annual family week on the beach. Even with a marginal rental home kitchen set up, Chef Chris prepared everything on site with fresh and ingredients - many we have never tasted before. Superb!!

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • French • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Rebekah o.
Jul 21, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

I'm still not sure how Chris pulled off this fantastic dinner featuring 4 different entrees, (and a wide assortments of incredible appetizers) but he did so in a timely manor, great service and best of all, gourmet results that exceeded my expectations. If you are looking for a private chef, seriously, stop looking and hire Chris. He goes above and beyond with every dish he serves and then some. Plus his portions will keep you eating for the next few days, which is great when on vacation! Thanks Chris. You are a hero in the kitchen!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - formal • Gluten free or celiac • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Alex H.
Jul 17, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Chris catered two meals for us during our stay in Topanga. One formal dinner, one relaxed lunch. Both were exceptionally executed and thoughtfully composed. He was a delight to have around and we would certainly work with him again.

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • American - formal • Mexican / Latin American • French • Asian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Credentials
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Christopher Murray

FAQs

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

    I only use organic farmer’s market ingredients and will work with you to create a menu that we're both excited to serve. I promise to “wow” you with the food and and presentation and be an absolute pleasure to have in your home.

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

    I get a sense of what the client is looking for and offer menu options that they can choose from. I can cook vegan, omnivore, vegetarian and meat dishes equally well, so I really put all the options in front of the client. Then we reach a price where we're both happy and we book and hold the date. I draw up a menu and we're ready to go!

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

    I have trained with top chefs in NYC and LA: Laurent Torondel of BLT FISH, Trigg Brown of Win Son, Wylie Dufresne of 71-Fresh Foods and WD-50, Travis Lett of Gjelina and Matthew Kenney of Plant Food and Wine.

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