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Personal Chef - San Jose 2020
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Karla was amazing! My first time with a private chef and I will definitely hire her again. Not only was the food delicious but also beautiful. And Karla was such a great person and so sweet. I would highly recommend herFeb 17, 2020VerifiedKarla Oliveira Caterer and Private Chef's reply
Thank you Tammy , You are pretty amazing lady, fun, kind and so friendly. Anytime you need ! 🙏🏼
We hired Karla for a long weekend of cooking breakfast and dinner for 10-16 people at each meal at our home in Santa Cruz. We didn't know what to expect entirely, but Karla was more than we hoped for. Super nice, very punctual, very honest, gives a good value for the money and most of all Karla is a truly wonderful chef. She can cook anything you can imagine and she does it all well. Our dinners included perfectly cooked New York steaks, lasagna, vegetables, lots of items for carb-conscious folks, etc. Her menus were fantastic and we have a ton of great food. Best of all Karla cleans up. I would give Karla 10 stars on a 5 star chart. Some of the others took pictures of the "spread" Karla created so I don't have those handy to post. Karla is a gem in Santa Cruz and we will be using her in the future. Dave & Lynn and Cindy & John Santa Cruz, CAJul 31, 2018Verified
Karla was amazing! Not only did she cook us a delicious meal for my friends bachelorette party, but she made it extremely special for us, brought us flowers, created a beautiful plated display, and treated us like a true professional. We felt like we were dining at a 5star restaurant. Additionally, Karla was extremely prompt to respond, she was fun and bubbly in person and over the phone, and she really listened to our requests which ended up in a perfectly tailored meal and experience for us. Thank you so much Karla!Aug 25, 2019Verified
Karla was simply a dream to work with! I booked her less than 2 weeks from my event and had some anxiety to be honest. Karla understood my needs, responded so quickly, and gave me the assurance I needed to feel confident my event would come off beautifully. It absolutely did! Karla took over my kitchen and created masterful foods, displayed beautifully, and served eloquently. My guests raves about the food and the service. I highly recommend Karla- you won’t be disappointed!Jan 2, 2020Verified
Karla was wonderful. She's fun, friendly and her food is amazing!Jan 2, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I will price by item they will choose if it’s s simple drop off dish as well by person based on the menu choice.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Is very important to know likes ,dislikes, allergies or healthy problems at first from my clients. From there I can have better idea what kind of menu i can design. I enjoy provide good service from beginning to end . My job is very neat and organized, I have lots of experience on be in diferentes homes and venues, I manage to have a organization for the staff to have successful fun event and a happy team work.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I graduated from California culinary academy as cuisine chef and thru Cordon Bleu in Paris, I have done many classes and seminars around France, Brasil and here in the USA . I speak four languages, love running , I do heartfulness meditation and practice yoga in the regular base. I believe that my extra activities help the taste of my food to be a great energy for the body and soul.