DaniBensimon Catering.
DaniBensimon Catering.

DaniBensimon Catering.

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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 9 years as a private chef. My passion drives my business. Please note- I have a $500 minimum for delivery. $1000 for at home dinners.

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Hired 206 times

Serves Oakland, CA

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4 employees

9 years in business

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

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88 reviews


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Rick O.
Mar 24, 2023

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Chef Dani and her sous chef/server Jen served a birthday dinner for me and eleven others. The food was outstanding and the presentation was off the charts excellent. One of the best parts of the whole experience was the calm cool and fun atmosphere they brought with them. They were having fun and so were we. One of my guests even commented that they loved the "pace" of the party. It was very relaxed. Chef kept me informed as to their ETA on the day of the event so I always knew what to expect. They arrived and promptly went to work and had everything ready at all the right times. The serving was attentive but not invasive, it was perfect. Planning the event and the menu was easy and communication via email and text was exacty as it should be. I highly recommend Chef Dani and Jen. I hope to use them again. Rick O.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Cold beverages (non-alcoholic) • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • Hot beverages (coffee, tea, etc.) • American - formal • Italian • Asian • French • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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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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Amber B.
Sep 28, 2022

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We had an amazing dinner for a group of 4 friends on our trip to Sonoma! Dani created the most AMAZING meal for us and was so easy to work with in creating a customized menu for us. Dani's easy going nature make her a pleasure to work with. I only wish we would have had more energy to talk with her! But with the amazing food and of course our wine we were exhausted. She took the vibe from us and made the experience one that I can't wait to have again. I wish we had better pictures to share, but we just dove into eating! Highly recommend the filet and the pasta putanesca if you were thinking about it! If you are looking for a private chef - stop - you've found her!

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Kathy G.
May 22, 2023
I booked Dani’s service for my husbands 60th. We had a party of 17. The Chef, Madge who cooked for us did an AWESOME job!! She was assisted by Chelsea and Roxie who were very helpful and lovely. They all made sure I was able to enjoy the party!! They were attentive throughout the entire night and always checking in with me. The food was DELISH and all my guests raved about it and some said if they were to hire a Chef, they would go thru Dani /Madge!! The ladies made sure the kitchen was cleaned before they left all I had to do was clean the wine glasses when everyone left. Thank you ladies for an exceptional service and I will definitely reach out to you again. Maybe for my 60!!😁
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Julie G.
May 1, 2023

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Dani Bensimon catering was amazing. She was very responsive and took the time to get our menu exactly as we wanted it. Would highly recommend hiring her for your next event.

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

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