10. Custom Creations
- 17 years in business
- 50 hires on Thumbtack
- Serves San Rafael, CA
"Laura cooked for a small dinner party (7 adults, 4 kids) at our home in Burlingame for my mother-in-law's birthday. She did a terrific job! Some highlights:
-- Planning process was very efficient and clear. Based on my budget and preferences, she provided some sample menus of appetizers, soup/salad, and main dish. We chose fish as our main and she recommended some different ways of preparing it.
-- She was flexible. Because we had our own birthday cake, she provided two appetizers instead. She also prepared simple food for the kids at a very reasonable price so we didn't have to pay for fancy food that they aren't going to eat anyway.
-- Service was great. Because the party was small, Laura cooked, served and cleaned, which she did with a calm professionalism throughout the night. She was attentive and cordial without being intrusive. The pacing of the meal was perfect, our water and wine glasses were always filled, and to my surprised by the end of the meal, the kitchen was already spick and span (cleaner than before she showed up!).
-- She was attentive to the details -- she brought her own pitchers for water and platters for the appetizers. She also printed out a menu with my mother in-law's name on it. She somehow found our tupperware and all leftovers were neatly packed away in our fridge by the time she left.
-- And last but not least, the food was excellent!
We would definitely hire Laura again for future dinner parties!"