The Wandering Knife
The Wandering Knife

The Wandering Knife

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$35/person
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Introduction: Hello I am an experienced Personal Chef offering my services. I've worked at some of the best Farm to Table restaurants in the city and now I want to cook for you. Get the gourmet experience without leaving your own home! (Click Read More to see a Sample Menu) FORMAL DINNER PARTY MENU Please Make One Selection Per Course For The Table Entrée Course Can Be Up to 2 Selections, One Per Guest STARTERS: French Onion Soup Sherry Wine, Thyme, Rosemary Garlic Gratinee, Caramelized Gruyere ~ Mussels w/ Leeks & Potatoes Green Curry Broth, Basil, Chili Oil, Garlic Toast ~ Shrimp & Grits Braised Chard, Chorizo Vinaigrette, Scallions, Crispy Garlic ~ Ahi Crudo Citrus Marinade, Pomegranate Granita, Orange Supremes, Pomegranate Seeds, Chives, Sea Salt, Chili Oil ~ Charcuterie Board Blood Orange Tomato Jam, IPA Mustard, Pickled Vegetables, Fresh Fruit, Crackers ~ Whole Roasted Branzino Chimichurri Marinade, Clams, Charred Broccolini, Shallots, White Wine, Garlic Butter, Parsley ~ Seared Scallops Ginger Pineapple Reduction, Hong Kong Scallions, Potato Cakes, Herb Oil ~ Fall Vegan Chili Butternut Squash, Black Beans, Crème Fraiche, Pickled Fresno Peppers, Chives ~ SALADS: Fall Salad Persimmon, Pepitas, Pomegranate Seeds, Arugula, Red Onion, Blood Orange Vinaigrette ~ Citrus Salad Arugula, Shallots, Olives, Chopped Pistachios, Red Wine Vinaigrette, Parsley ~ Mixed Greens Salad Avocado, Goat Cheese, Red Onion, Pepitas, Jalapeno Vinaigrette ~ Kale Salad Fried Chickpeas, Radicchio, Celery, Fresh Grated Parmesan, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette ~ Caesar Salad Fresh Grated Parmesan, Brioche Croutons ~ Green Goddess Kale Salad Celery, Fried Chickpeas, Fresh Grated Parmesan ~ ENTREES: (Up to 2 Selections, One per guest) Steak Au Poivre Grass-Fed Ribeye, Peppercorn Crust, Au Poivre Sauce, Charred Broccolini, Potato Puree, Parsley ~ Buffalo Bolognese San Marzano Tomato, Pappardelle, Grated Parmesan, Basil ~ Crispy Salmon w/ Coconut Curry Sauce Charred Cherry Tomato, Roasted Mushrooms, Black Pearl Rice, Scallions ~ Brown Butter Seared Scallops Parsnip Puree, Braised Collard Greens, Crispy Leeks & Potatoes, Chili Oil, Chives ~ Brined & Roasted Chicken Breast Celery Root Puree, Sautéed Spinach, Brussels Sprouts, Chicken Jus Gravy, Parsley ~ DESSERTS: ~ Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding Brioche, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Whip ~ Vanilla Pots De Crème Salted Caramel, Coffee Sabayon ~ Grandma’s Chocolate Cake Organic Cacao, Chocolate Frosting (Gluten-Free, Dairy Free & Egg Free Option Available) ~ Creme Brûlée Seasonal Mixed Berries, Mint ~ Cast-Iron Fudge Brownie Pie Graham Cracker Whipped Cream, Salted Caramel ~ Coconut Panna Cotta Tropical Fruit, Mint (Dairy-Free Option Available) ~ *Happy to accommodate Vegetarian, Vegan or any other dietary restriction. An extra option can be available per course at no extra charge
Overview

Hired 78 times

Serves San Diego, CA

Background checked

1 employee

3 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Stripe, Venmo, Zelle

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2021

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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

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Brittany K.
3 weeks ago
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Chef Logan provided a delicious meal for my wedding party of 16 guests. Everything was so tasty and all guests were beyond happy with their food! Best bread pudding and salad I have ever had!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - casual • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • French • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Ken L.
Jul 13, 2022
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Chef Logan & his assistant, Abraham did a fantastic job catering our daughter’s 50th birthday party. I would highly recommend him.

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Dinner • American - casual • Italian • French • American - formal • Buffet • Yes, full service • Home • No kitchen • 40 - 49 guests • Serving and warming equipment • Standard (basic ingredients)

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Amanda D.
Jun 13, 2022
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Chef Logan is the BEST! He was on time, had a positive attitude and made our event SO EASY! As hosts, we were able to enjoy our event and not worry about anything else thanks to Logan. Would use him again 10/10.

Details: Bridal or baby shower • Breakfast or brunch • Dessert • Alcoholic drinks • Coffee or tea • Mediterranean or Middle Eastern • American - casual • Italian • French • Buffet • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Serving and warming equipment • Standard (basic ingredients)

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Lisa F.
May 4, 2022
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Chef Logan provided us with an excellent experience for our dinner party. Food was so tasty and presentation was beautiful! Highly recommend him for your event and we will definitely use his service again!!

Details: Dinner party • Dinner • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • Italian • Plated meal • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Plates, utensils and glasses • Cloth napkins • Premium (high end ingredients)

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Jennifer V.
Nov 2, 2021
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Chef Logan gave our mother the most amazing birthday meal she could ask for. From bringing all the food and equipment, to working tirelessly prepping a multi-course menu, Chef Logan helped us customize a menu that our mother loved. She raved about the fish he prepared and his amazing coconut panna cotta! This was one of the most relaxing and fun birthdays. Chef Logan is a true professional, with great communication and responsiveness. The food he prepared us was unique and delicious. We will definitely call on him again when were have another big event!!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • French • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Italian • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Logan Broyles

FAQs

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

    Private Dinner Parties $100/ per guest (parties of 8 or more a Server is recommended for an additional $150) Event Catering Buffet $55-65/ per guest depending on Menu and party size Wedding Plated Service w/ Tray Passed Apps $75/ per guest Wedding Buffet Service w/ Tray Passed Apps $65/ per guest Wedding Buffet w/ No Apps $55/ per guest

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

    I am always happy to schedule a time to speak over the phone to ensure that all of your questions are answered. My job is to make your life easier and show your guests the best time possible! I have dozens of Menus to send over but am also happy to customize to a customer's requests, including integrating Vegan options or accommodating for any dietary restrictions or allergies.

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

    I spent over a decade cooking in some of the best kitchens in the city, including working under Chef Ryan Johnston, an award winning Chef and former protege of Thomas Keller, at his former venue WhisknLadle which was San Diego's first Farm To Table Restaurant, as well as at his Michelin Star rated restaurant Catania, both located in La Jolla. I also started out working under Chef Keegan Gerhard, former host of the Food Network Challenge and a renowned Chef and Restauranteur from Chicago and Denver.

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