ChefEricB
ChefEricB

ChefEricB

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$55/person
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Responds in about 19 min

Introduction: Please reach out only if serious I automatically get charged around 40 dollars per lead from thumbtack. Thanks! Also if you are looking to go out on a boat I can provide that service as well up to 12 people, week days only. Over 20 years of experience cooking in all different types of kitchens. From banquets and catering to Michelin starred restaurants in San Francisco and Washington DC. I will strive hard to create a unique experience that is perfect. Most recently held Executive Chef position for Marriott international. Some of the Chefs I have worked for in San Francisco and Washington DC: Jean-Georges, Wolfgang Puck, Michael Mina, Hiro Sone, Charlie Trotter. In addition to the fine dining training, working as an Exec Chef for Marriott taught me an extensive amount of information on proper food handling and safety and sanitation. My background and passion for cooking started at 16 years old in my fathers kitchen who owned and operated 10 restaurants in Austin, Texas and who had the honor to cook for President Regan and Queen Elizabeth. I’ve acquired a lot of my skills and work ethic from my father in addition to my experience throughout the years. Today, I continue to bring to your home only the best quality in the dishes I prepare. Over 40 verified hired on thumbtack reviews.
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Hired 60 times

Serves San Diego, CA

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4 employees

1 year in business

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

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Adam B.
May 10, 2022
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Chef Eric B was an ideal private chef for the Bachelor Party that I was hosting in Chula Vista for my brother. Eric and his server Wendy had a great energy about them. They were friendly in the kitchen and had a great sense of the atmosphere of our event. They were professional but laid back at the same time, proving that they would be great for both formal and informal events. Most importantly, the food was excellent in quality and quantity. Eric and Wendy also left the kitchen spotless, which was very much appreciated. I would definitely hire them again when I am back in San Diego!

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

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Jon K.
Apr 2, 2022
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Eric was great to work with. We hosted a dinner party for 12 people. We chose to do heavy apps and a 2 course dinner followed by mini desserts. The food was excellent with a wide variety of options to choose from. We will definitely hire Eric again for any future events.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Italian • French • American - casual • Gluten free or celiac • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Rachel S.
Mar 30, 2022
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Eric was very professional, phenomenal, and very passionate in his job which is evident through all the meals and food he made for us. Communication prior to our event was very efficient and he made things easy for us especially in planning out the menu. I, along with the rest of our group would give him infinite high ratings. Would hire him every time. Meals were SOO delicious and filling.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 21 - 35 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - formal • Italian • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Asian • Southern • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Rachel B.
Aug 23, 2021
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I needed a private chef for a girls weekend 2 weeks out and when I reached out to Chef Eric he responded within minutes! After that the communication was consistent. Chef Eric was amazing with all the questions I asked and was very professional. We did multiple courses and opted for the charcuterie board, which I would recommend! The food was so flavorful and we had a hard time picking our favorites after we were done eating. He was on time and very personable. Overall fantastic experience and I will definitely use him for future events!

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Ann B.
Aug 21, 2021
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Short summary: Chef Eric and his crew created an amazing experience for our 60th birthday party event - I would not hesitate to recommend him unreservedly. More Details: Chef Eric created an exquisite menu based on our requests, and all our guested were totally blown away by the quality of the food and the variety. In addition, Chef Eric arranged a bartender for us as well, and the combo of the five-star food and excellent bar service took our party to epic heights. All our guests are still raving about their experience. In addition, Chef Eric and his team were extremely easy and fun to work with, and couldn’t do enough for us to ensure the success of the event. Five stars!!!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 21 - 35 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • Asian • French • Mexican / Latin American • American - formal • Gluten free or celiac • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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FAQs

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

    Willing to work with client to fit budget needs.

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

    Over 20 years of restaurant/hotel experience. Most recently held Executive Chef for Marriott International.

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

    Father was Chef and Restaurateur, started working for him at very young age.

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