Chef Tana J Duncan
Chef Tana J Duncan

Chef Tana J Duncan

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Drinks and dessert

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Introduction: Hello and Good Day! 11/15 edit re: Holiday Parties; I have room for 3-4 more Holiday parties! I love doing theme dinners and warm seasonal gatherings, happy to do coursed out meal or cocktail party. I have speciality menus available and staffing etc ready to go! We will be sure to make it a memorable one! Cheers I am a personal and private chef working in the greater Bay Area. I am also the owner and operator of Salt & Stone Catering + Design, a small exclusive catering company specializing in small scale, impressive, dinners. I have been cooking professionally in one capacity or another for 18 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. Catering and Events: From 4 person dinner parties to 30 person cocktail appetizers, and everything in between, I love doing events. I hand-curate all of my menus to your specific desires and restrictions. 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 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. *sorry, I am not taking on larger scale events (75+) 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! 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 note- Myself and my staff are all triple vaccinated, take tests day of event to assure safety and can wear masks as needed for comfort. Fully catering license, insured and experienced. Thank you for your time and I hope you check out my websites and Instagram for more information and photos! Tana J Duncan
Overview

Hired 21 times

Serves Los Gatos, CA

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1 employee

12 years in business

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

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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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Bill H.
May 13, 2022
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Tana was sure a pleasure to work with! Her meal was well thought out and delicious. She asked a lot of great questions making sure her suggestions were welcome and addressed any of our culinary concerns. She quickly made changes that we incorporated. Would highly recommend Tana for your personal chef experience.

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

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FAQs

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

    For catering: My niche market is small impressive tasting menu style meals. I use locally sourced, organic, quality ingredients and prefer to do coursed out meals, but open to your vision! I hand curate all of my menus and try to always go above and beyond. Price per head can range drastically based on guest amount, meal and location. Personal Chef: Competitive rates for the area and am very time and ingredient resourceful.

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

    I like to arrange an initial consultation call to discuss details and then from there we can do an intake form and menu discussion via email.

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

    -Started as a short order chef for a cafe- 2004-06 -Menu curation and development working in LA with a high end personal chef and multiple restaurants- 2006-09 -Had a variety of food/desserts in 10 farmers markets in the bay, head dessert chef for raw vegan restaurant 09-12 -Head chef and treatment coordinator for detox and rehab clinic 11-13 -Personal chef/Private chef for families and businesses in the SF bay area 2010-current -Catering company- 2015-current

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