Chef Tana J Duncan
Chef Tana J Duncan

Chef Tana J Duncan

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Introduction: Hello and Good Day! I am a personal and private chef working in the greater Bay Area. I also own and operator of Salt & Stone Catering + Design, a small exclusive catering company. I have worked with numerous clients throughout the Bay and Santa Cruz over the past ten years. Currently available for weekly personal chef delivery clientele and small scale catering events! Catering and Events: I specialize in small, deluxe, impressive multi-course tasting menu meals for small scale 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. *sorry, I am not taking on large scale events (75+) or single course/buffet style meals. Weekly or speciality Delivery service: Weekly delivery of meals and sides for individuals or family. Will be a curated menu and I specialize in dietary restrictions and speciality meals. Great way to get healthy, organic delicious meals! Delivered right to your door. 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. Thank you for your time and I hope you check out my websites and Instagram for more information and photos! Tana J Duncan

Hired 9 times

Serves Los Gatos, CA

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1 employee

11 years in business

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Exceptional 5.0

11 reviews


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Courtney B.

Personal Chef

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.
Sep 6, 2021
Christina P.

Personal Chef

Tana was amazing! She was very communicative and professional. The food was fabulous! She was able to tailor the menu to exactly our tastes. Her wine and cocktail pairings were on point. She also helped in the preparations to aid in a surprise Valentine’s Day gift for my husband! She cleaned up everything and packed up leftovers for us. Tana is wonderful! We will definitely use her again!
Chef Tana J Duncan's reply
Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed everything. What a fun and special evening!
Feb 16, 2021
Thumbtack Customer

We hired Tana with her catering company Salt & Stone for our daughters engagement party dinner last year- all of our guests were impressed with her presentation and delicious food. I have since hired her to do personal chef work on particularly busy work weeks for my family. Highly recommended.
Nov 9, 2018
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Thumbtack Customer

Tana has been a pleasure to work with. I have used her for weekly meal prep, and for special events/ dinner parties. She is professional, hardworking, prompt, and her food is always incredible and healthy. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a personal chef.
Sep 18, 2018
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Jessica J.

Tana is an incredible chef! Ive worked with her on a number of occasions and she is always punctual, professional, and extremely creative! She is fabulous at addressing food allergies and intolerances, and is an expert in hormone balancing and nutritional foods. Every event we have had her at has been such a success because of what she was able to dream up and literally bring to the table. A must-hire for any special event, small event, personal food needs, etc.
Aug 24, 2018
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Tana Duncan


  • 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 5-10 course meals. 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 (choice events only)

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