Occasions San Diego by Chef Taylor Dennis
Occasions San Diego by Chef Taylor Dennis

Occasions San Diego by Chef Taylor Dennis

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Introduction: I am a U.S. Navy veteran that specializes in fine dining and making unique culinary creations. I love to make people happy as well as go above and beyond to achieve the wow factor! I am a outgoing and personable chef with an abstract flair to my dishes. I strive to create the best time for my clients and make it an overall friendly experience!
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Hired 39 times

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10 employees

4 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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

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Bill H.
4 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

This was a large party with 45+ guests. I had many compliments from our guests about the quality of the food--everyone said it was delicious. The chef's team made sure everyone got plenty to eat, and circulated with champagne flutes to see that everyone could celebrate. A number of guests took the chef's card for possible future events. I would hire Chef Taylor again if the occasion arises.

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Alcoholic drinks • Coffee or tea • Dessert • American - casual • Small bites • No, drop off only • Outdoor venue • Yes, full kitchen • 40 - 49 guests • Disposable plates, utensils, and cups • Premium (high end ingredients)

Occasions San Diego by Chef Taylor Dennis's reply
Thank you Bill and Happy Birthday!
Wedding and Event Catering
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Blanca R.
Oct 30, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

He was very professional his staff was excellent he made you feel like you were part of his family he paid very close attention to all the details of the event and to our guess I will use him constantly for all my special events that I will be holding

Details: 176 - 200 guests • Wedding reception • Low key / casual • Private residence • Beer • Liquor / mixed drinks • Wine • Venue will already have a bar • Tip jars allowed • Ice • Food service • Coolers • Setup / cleanup

Occasions San Diego by Chef Taylor Dennis's reply
We had such an amazing time! Congratulations again!!
Bartending
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Mallory R.
Jul 28, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

The bartenders and service provided were above & beyond what we had hoped for! Thank you all so much! Everyone at the wedding complimented the service and loved that the ladies dressed up to match our Peter Pan theme! Perfect service for an awesome event!

Details: 51 - 75 guests • Wedding reception • Upbeat / lively • Public venue • Beer • Liquor / mixed drinks • Wine • Non-alcoholic beverages • Bartender will need to bring the bar • Tip jars allowed • Setup / cleanup • Ice • Disposable cups • Glassware

Occasions San Diego by Chef Taylor Dennis's reply
Congratulations! Thank you!
Bartending
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Stacey A.
Jun 4, 2021
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Chef Taylor Dennis did an amazing job for a bachelorette brunch. The menu he planned was amazing, the food was the perfect way to wrap up a fun weekend. He was flexible when we had to suddenly change locations, and was so understanding on the checkout timeline we had. I highly recommend him for any event!

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Breakfast / brunch • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - casual • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Occasions San Diego by Chef Taylor Dennis's reply
I appreciate the review Stacey! Hope you all got home safely and I look forward to working with you in the future!
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Marichi S.
May 25, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Taylor created our celebration dinner to mark our daughter’s college graduation. He is an easy person to work with. He provided menu options and alternatives. He was able to create a menu for 9 and the dietary restrictions. Charlie doubled as our photographer and took photos in the middle of the meal so we could catch the light from the sun setting. The team of 3 came in quickly and prepared into a kitchen unseen before the event. Our menu was: signature salad, crab cake, lemon sorbet palate cleanser, beef short rib or salmon, cheese board and bananas foster. Everything was delicious. I hope I am lucky enough to return to San Diego and hire Chef Taylor for a dinner or two. This was an amazing experience. At the end of the evening I walked into the kitchen and it was so clean one wouldn’t know they had cooked a feast for 9.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • French • American - formal • Gluten free or celiac • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Occasions San Diego by Chef Taylor Dennis's reply
I had such a wonderful time! You were one of my best groups I had the pleasure to serve! Can’t wait to see you all again! Safe travels and congratulations!
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Case to case.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Talk one on one to create the perfect menu for their event.

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

    Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts

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