Dani Bensimon Catering
Dani Bensimon Catering

Dani Bensimon Catering

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$45/person
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Introduction: I believe in superb hospitality and creating an amazing culinary experience for all my clients. From sourcing the highest quality ingredients to beautiful presentations, Dani Bensimon Catering will ensure that your event is a success. I still love to cook, even after 8 years as a private chef. My passion drives my business. Please note- I have a $500 minimum for delivery. $1000 for at home dinners.
Overview

Hired 178 times

Serves Oakland, CA

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4 employees

8 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

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

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Kate H.
Feb 11, 2022
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Chef Dani is helping my family so much! I loved her from the first time we talked and knew it would be a great fit. Her food is healthy and delicious and we all love it, ages 3-40. I talked to a lot of personal caterers and Dani was obviously a great fit. We communicate very frequently and it couldn't be easier.

Details: Regular meal • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Asian • Indian • Nut allergies • Meal delivered • Daily • At the pro’s location

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Dennis C.
Apr 17, 2022
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We chose Chef Dani to create a special, memorable Moroccan dinner for 10 guests, for my wife's birthday. And, boy, did she deliver! From creating a menu, to pricing, to communication, Dani held our hand through the process (this was the first time we had ever hired a chef). My wife Alison and I especially appreciated how Dani sourced her ingredients from the finest farms. We felt good about what we were eating, from an ingredients perspective. On the evening of the dinner, Dani and her crew were very professional and were very attentive to our guests, making sure all our needs were met. And the quality of the food was spectacular! The authentic Morrocan cuisine was divine and so memorable. I highly recommend Chef Dani and would definitely hire her again! Thanks, Dani! Dennis and Alison.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • Cold beverages (non-alcoholic) • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Asian • Mexican / Latin American • Gluten free or celiac • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Nathalie W.
4 weeks ago
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Working with Dani was great. She was highly professional, responsive, and kind. Her food was incredible. She cooked some of the best rice I've ever had. I would definitely work with Dani again.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - casual • Italian • Southern • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Maya L.
Jan 23, 2022
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Daniela was wonderful to work with! She helped with menu planning for our dinner party, accommodated requests and changes and was always responsive to my questions! The food was delicious as well!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • At the pro’s location

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Andre S.
Jan 6, 2022
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I booked Daniella's services to celebrate a birthday in my family. She was fantastic from beginning to end - very fast in confirming availbility, offering menu options, and getting everything organized for us with a bit more than a 24 hour notice. We loved every single plate she prepared, her energy, and professionalism. Thank you Daniella, I am sure we will work with you again in the future!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • Barbecue • Southern • American - formal • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Daniella Bensimon

FAQs

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

    Pricing covers commercial kitchen rental, menu planning, groceries, shopping time, prep, cooking, clean up, packaging. I use organic and locally sourced meat, poultry, seafood and produce. Only the best for my clients! I pay my staff a generous wage.

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

    Dining at the very best, most quality restaurants in town, cooking classes, reading culinary magazines, trying out new recipes at home for loved ones, blog subscriptions, visits to eclectic food markets, TRAVEL!!!

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    After numerous years of unsatisfying job experiences, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking & creating personalized menus as well as event management; it's been nonstop busy ever since and I do not look back! I couldn't imagine returning to a 9-5 and I absolutely love being my own boss. I also love that I work for my customers, always able to put my customers first!

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