Chef Tana J Duncan / Salt & Stone Catering
Chef Tana J Duncan / Salt & Stone Catering

Chef Tana J Duncan / Salt & Stone Catering

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Introduction: Hello and Good Day! I am a personal and private chef and owner of Salt & Stone Catering + Design, a full service, detail oriented catering company. I have been cooking professionally in one capacity or another for 20 years. With a love for food, art, aesthetics, detail, flavor and a passion for service, I always strive to make sure you and your guests are well-fed, impressed, comfortable and happy. I am based out of the Los Gatos Mountains but travel the greater Bay Area, South Bay, Peninsula, SF, Marin, Carmel and beyond. Cooking style: I am a vibrant flavor forward chef with a love of fresh herbs, spices and depth. I love fresh/citrus/exciting. I dabble in most cuisines with my specialities being Mediterranean, fresh Italian, French, American/fusion, Asian fusion and Latin/Mexican. I like experimenting with flavor combinations while also having a love for tradition. Equally as comfortable with comfort foods or simple and healthy. I am well versed in most dietary restrictions, allergies, preferences etc and am happy to make substitutions. Catering and Events: From 4 person 8 course dinner parties to 150 person cocktail & appetizers or 200 person formal weddings, and everything in between, I love doing events. I know the importance of the meal and instead of taking on as many events as possible, I like to put the right amount of attention to detail into each one for the most exceptional experience. I offer sample menus to choose from or voice to your specific desires and restrictions. Ultimately, all menus are curated for the individual. I offer wine and cocktail pairing and event styling as well. I locally source the best quality ingredients and really aim for a 'wow' factor. This is especially fun for anniversaries, birthdays, weddings and other events. I offer three sit down packages; 3-4 course dinner, 4-5 with appetizers or 7+ course tasting menu dinners. Also available for event appetizer/meals, family style and tapas Weekly in-home chef service: Sick of cooking and ordering out? I have a limited number of days I do in-Home chef work. We work on goals & menu preferences then on your day, I do the shopping and come prepare meals to be eaten throughout the wee. Great way to get healthy delicious meals without the work! 2024 edit: Currently Booked! Sorry! Nutrition based meal prep service (contracts only not available for full time chef service): Specific dietary macros needed? I've got you. I have worked with UFC, NBA, MLB and NFL athletes to help them reach their nutrition and fitness goals in the most delicious way possible. Aviation/Charter Catering Service: For private jet or yacht service. The best quality meals with an emphasis on detail with easily transported, heated and served meals. *COVID/illness note- Myself and my staff are all vaccinated, take health precautions, are all food handlers or food management certified and are committed to the health of our guests. Fully catering license, insured and experienced. I have full service staffing and can offer a one stop shop for your event needs. Thank you for your time and I hope you check out my websites and Instagram for more information and photos! Tana J Duncan
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Hired 25 times

Serves Los Gatos, CA

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10 employees

16 years in business

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

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Sumanth S.
Nov 8, 2023
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Chef Tana and her team cooked for our 24 guest dinner party. Every step of our interactions with her were very professional and she really went the extra mile. Right from her menu suggestions, I felt like she’d really listened to my requirements before suggesting a custom menu. All the other proposals that I received from other chefs/services seemed like the bare minimum, and not at all curated to our requests. Her quotes were very transparent and she was very forthcoming in suggesting ways in which we could cut down when required. Will definitely be reaching out if we decide to do this kind of an event again :)

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 21 - 35 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • I'm flexible • Dessert • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • Cold beverages (non-alcoholic) • Mexican / Latin American • Italian • American - casual • American - formal • Indian • Asian • Vegetarian or vegan • I'm flexible • Only once • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Sarah S.
May 5, 2022
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We hired Tana to do the food for our backyard wedding for 30 guests. Tana was so helpful and responsive from the very beginning. She worked with us to develop a menu that reflected our tastes very well. Tana and her team executed perfectly on the day of the wedding. It was even better than we imagined! We look forward to having Tana cook for us again.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 21 - 35 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Premium (high end ingredients) • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • American - formal • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Whitney B.
Dec 13, 2021
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Tana curated a beautiful menu, created a wonderful meal and left me with a clean kitchen - which always feels like a win after a fun party! Such a treat to have her help us with our holiday event :)

Details: Holiday meal (Mother's day, Valentine's day, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • American - formal • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Asian • French • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Courtney B.
Sep 6, 2021
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We had a small intimate party at my home for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. I had never had a personal chef before and I am so happy Tana and her team agreed to do it for us. From start to finish the experience was wonderful. We didn’t have to worry about a thing. Tana was very responsive every time I reached out, every idea or thought I had she helped me work through it, she took care of many things on the to do list,she arrived when she said she would and ended her time with us when she said she would. The food was beautiful and delicious. She and her her team were kind and engaging with my family and we felt like we were at our own restaurant. My home was spotless at the end. We didn’t have to do a thing. It was magical!⭐️ My parents were so surprised and loved every second. We are all still talking about it. It’s everything I was hoping for their celebration. Thank you Tana and team for all you did for us. You gave us forever memories.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Molly L.
May 24, 2022
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We had the MOST fabulous 6 course dinner party for 12 with Tana at the helm. Beautiful textures and flavors throughout the meal. Tana and her team made our evening with our friends magical and we woke up the next morning to a clean kitchen and delish leftovers. 10/10 experience!

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • French • American - formal • Asian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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