X2 Catering & Event Services

Sacramento, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

My work stands out above the rest because I put 100% effort and time in what I do. I have experience working with and for all cultures. X2 Catering and Event Services, LLC ( named after my two daughters) was established based on providing exceptional customer service and building long lasting client relationships. Growing up not often being able to experience the joys of celebrating birthdays and having parties, its nice being able to give that to others. Seeing the look on my clients face after bringing their dream event to life is priceless. Cooking for me has always been relaxing. I believe its nourishment for the soul. I enjoy cooking foods rich with flavor, color and taste. My signature styles include American and BBQ, Soul-food, Louisiana Creole and Cajun, Italian, Latin, some Haitian and Mediterranean. Event planning allows me to utilize my skills and creativity in another capacity. My strong academic background along with ability to make quick decisions, strong attention to detail and service quality makes me a strong competitor in the industry and leader in the field.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

There are three key things I like most about my job. One is that I work for myself. After working part-time as a caterer on the side for 8 years, I decided to take small business and culinary courses to start my company. I have the time to devote to my clients and meet strict deadlines. Second, I enjoy meeting and working with people of all cultures and backgrounds. Every client is different and require different needs. Different cultural events allow the ability to think out-side-the box and develop more innovative ways to advance my skills and creativity. Lastly the network of people I work with who help me bring my events to life. I get to work with some of Sacramento's finest and leading distributors in the catering and event planning industry. Their knowledge about the business and willingness to help me help my clients is unmatched and widely respected.
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Location

Sacramento, CA 95823

Years in business

2

Number of employees

2

Reviews

2 Reviews
  • Marianna W. Mar 10, 2015
    Akilah was very professional and the food was great! They provided our center pieces and did the entire decor for our wedding. Not only did she work with us and within our budget, she made sure everything was taken care of so my fiance and I didn't have to worry about a thing. I highly recommend X2 Catering and Event Services for any job you may have. They are GREAT!!!
  • James P. Feb 20, 2015
    Great Food At The Lowest Prices You Will Find. I Like That About X 2. Prompt And Professional, Good Eats, With A Nice Variety Of Meals To Choose From. She Is Fine For The Investment.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Our Standard Pricing Catering The price of our catering services will be contingent upon the amount or people being served. Prices will range from $12-$100 dollars per person or plate with a 10 person minimum. All full catering services will include set-up and cleanup crew as well as food servers. Catering costs will vary based on the dishes prepared and the catering style for example: plated catering, family buffet style and sacked meals or continual catering. Event Planning Costs for our event planning services will vary based on the needs of the clients, the size of the event and extra value added service. X2 will work with suppliers and distributors to provide services not generally offered by X2. These services include DJ’s, lighting and sound, security, cakes, photography, floral design and much more. Coordination services will start at $90 an hour with a 5-hour minimum. Prices may vary and are subject to change based on the day of the event. Monday through Thursday rates may be cheaper than hosting an event on Friday through Saturday. Sunday prices will vary based on the event time. After the first five hours the rate will be $70 per hour with a max of 12 hours. When we contract this service with our clients, we will require half of the full balance due down as a deposit and the remaining portion of the balance due 48 hours before the event. Bundled Services Bundled packages can include catering, event coordinating, sound and lighting services, location services, photography/videography services, event crew, and much more. We cater and plan events for all occasions and personalities. Payment Plan Options X2 will accept half down upfront at contract signing. The remaining balance will be due 48 hours in advance to the day of the event. We understand that sometimes a limited budget can restrict clients from having our dream event. X2 offer installment options beyond half and half on events totaling over $2500.00. All payments are due 2 days before event. Client agreement will outline specified payment days and dates. Payments not received by this deadline will result in a breach of contract and all payments made up to that point is non-refundable and any outstanding balances will be due immediately. X2 Catering and Event Services have the right to terminate business with clients at anytime the client becomes negligent and breaches agreement. Clients will be notified via letter through mail and or email if applicable.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I currently attend Southern New Hampshire University online to obtain my MBA in quantitative analysis and entrepreneurship. I have enrolled in culinary courses to advance my skills in pastries/desserts as well as gourmet cuisine and plate presentation.