Katherine Knowlton
Katherine Knowlton

Katherine Knowlton

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Introduction: Hi! I'm Katherine. The kitchen is and always has been my happy place. With a culinary arts certificate from SF Cooking School, I am a food stylist, recipe developer, private chef, food consultant and entrepreneur in California and beyond. My passions center around healthy cooking with an emphasis on fresh and seasonal foods and cooking for optimal health and well-being. Outside of cooking, I spend my time traveling, hiking outdoors, doing yoga, and seeking my next adventure.
Overview

Hired 24 times

Serves Santa Barbara, CA

1 employee

7 years in business

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Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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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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Nazly A.
Dec 10, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Katherine listened to all of our needs and she was always very attentive. Hope we can connect in the future. She is a very creative and professional Chef.

Details: Wedding • Dinner • Dessert • Italian • American - casual • American - formal • Mediterranean or Middle Eastern • French • Family style • Yes, full service • Barn • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Premium (high end ingredients)

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Julia G.
Nov 16, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Katherine was absolutely amazing easy to work with on the menu and the scheduling of the day as we were visiting the area for the weekend. The food was not only delicious but gorgeous to look at. She did not miss a single item even with my guests constantly chatting with her while she was cooking for us. It was a memorable experience. "Thank you, Chef,"

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

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Michele R.
Jun 21, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

I would HIGHLY recommend working with Katherine. Not only was she professional, responsive and easy to work, her food was healthy, innovative and delicious! We were a group of 7, renting an AirBnb and Katherine came in to cook for us one evening, and made our experience even more memorable! Katherine worked closely with me to design the menu, even taking into account dietary restrictions for the group, and designed a family style menu based on our price range. She had great suggestions when planning the menu and the quality of her ingredients is top notch. She goes to the farmers market for fresh, organic ingredients and her presentation of the fresh ingredients was beautiful. I HIGHLY recommend working with Katherine if looking for a private chef!!

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

Katherine Knowlton's reply
You all were the best, Michele! A true pleasure to work with. What a special group of lifelong friends from San Francisco - loved meeting you all and hope to cook for you on your next reunion to Santa Barbara!
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Christine c.
Apr 23, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

We had the pleasure of having Katherine as a private chef for a private dinner at our friend's home in Ventura. Katherine was very easy to work with and very responsive during the planning stage. She came up with a wonderful menu and the food was absolutely delicious. She was also super sweet and fun to hang out with. If you are lucky enough to have Katherine as your private chef you will be amazed. I would definitely use her again for a private dinner or catering function.

Details: Regular meal • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Haley G.
Mar 29, 2021
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We LOVED Katherine! We were a group of six girls renting a beach house for a weekend and we were lucky enough to book Katherine as our Private Chef one evening. The theme of the evening was tacos! She was able to cater a Mexican inspired meal with a few appetizers and show stopping skirt steak tacos as our main! It tasted super fresh and the presentation felt very gourmet. She was super responsive leading up to our weekend, and on the night of, she was punctual and took care of everything! We were able to enjoy our night with no worries. She was kind and super friendly and we will definitely be using her services again!

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • American - casual • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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

    Culinary Certificate from San Francisco Cooking School, October 2015

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