Christian, simply put, it the most professional and talented chef youre going to meet! I am the owner of JK FoodCrush (www.jkfoodcrush) , a SF based dinner Pop Up business. My partner and chef resigned less than 24 hours prior to our dinner event where I sold over 50 tickets. After talking to several advisors, thumbtack.com was recommended to me as an option. I signed in and made my selections and criteria. Within 1 hour, I received an email from Christian. I explained my dire situation - that I needed a chef, staff, food, prep etc. in less than 24 hours for 7pm Sat. Keep in mind Christian and I first talked around 10am. The big looming question was is this possible? Can we do this? After several discussions, Christian said yes, it was possible but wed have to change the menu in order to procure the food; we would have to secure staff and other details. Christian and I were in constant communication throughout the day into late evening and into the following day. For my part, I emailed every single customer to notify the change in chef and menu we only had 6 cancellations and those were filled by last minute buyers as I kept the ticketing open for the entire event. Christian pulled off an amazing dinner replete with a multi-course of Smoked Sweet Potato Soup; Salad of Truffle, Duck and Grain; Chicken Marbella; Braised Oxtails etc. (http://www.jkfoodcrush.com/darn-good-food/). The event went off without a hitch and the 50+ customers had a great time! The dinner was a success and it was all thanks to Christian! Visit our site to check out the pics!
More than a highly skilled and technically talented chef, Christian is the consummate professional. Christian communicates, he follows up, he understands the sense of urgency, he is responsible, he takes pride in his work and reputation, he is proficient with numbers ie excel and the technicalities of reading contracts. Hes familiar with Square, Pay Pal, banking transactions and providing cost breakdowns and agreements. You would be surprised how many chefs are not.
With the success of my previous event, I contacted Christian for a private event called PandoDailys CEO Supper Club. (http://www.jkfoodcrush.com/pandodailys-ceo-supper-club-march-19/). Check out the video for yourself. The ravioli and lamb dishes HUGE HITS!
Christian will be cooking for my next event on April 20th details are on the website if youre interested!
More than a chef, I have a true business partner who understands the importance of building brand recognition, reputation and a small business. With Christian, tell him your scope of project and he will get it done! I wish I could hire him as my private chef the food is just out of this world! Hes the only number you need.