John Farais-Indigenous Edibles
John Farais-Indigenous Edibles

John Farais-Indigenous Edibles

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Introduction: I am about celebrating life, the pleasure of living, our interconnectedness. I feed from nurtured soils, plants that sustain us, and animals that live in their natural way. Simple, nourishing, with spirit. I have a conversation with foods indigenous to North through South Americas, Spanish, French, Mediterranean, Africa, Amazon.

Hired 10 times

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24 years in business

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

Exceptional 5.0

7 reviews


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Hassina z.
Oct 9, 2021

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

John was amazing and so was his food. Definitely recommend him for any events especially family oriented ones. Very professional and responsive!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Indian • French • Barbecue • Asian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Namrata S.
Mar 13, 2022

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

John prepared a great meal for a birthday family dinner. He worked very closely with me accommodating all our dietary restrictions and allergies. We absolutely loved the appetizers and dessert he prepared. We would highly recommend him.

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • Indian • Mexican / Latin American • Asian • Vegetarian or vegan • Nut allergies • Dairy intolerant • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Audrey R.
Mar 4, 2022
Chef John acts as our family chef regularly. He builds menus, grocery shops, cooks and cleans. His food is always delicious and nutritious with great flavors and variety. He makes enough food to cover several lunches and dinners for the family. He's also done a wonderful date night menu for my husband and I. John is always friendly, punctual and willing to take suggestions. We're so grateful to have found him!
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Colleen H.
Nov 24, 2020
John was always a joy to work with at the events for the museum. He was thoughtful and upbeat and loved finding new and creative menus.
John Farais-Indigenous Edibles's reply
Thank you Colleen. How are you holding up through the pandemic?
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Elliott R.
Jul 21, 2021
Chef John is by far the best chef that we've worked with in the Bay Area. We have been the lucky beneficiary of his culinary services for both private dinners and pre-made meals. Its not just his incredible food that is special, but his energy, professionalism and how engages with the guests in are home that set him apart from the rest. His insistence on using local, whole ingredients that call upon the indigenous past is truly unique. I cannot recommend Chef John more emphatically as we've partnered with him multiple times for his personal chef experience.
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