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Wedding and Event Catering
Zachary was a pleasure to work with. The food he catered for the party I planned was delicious! There were many many compliments on everything and the tamales were especially moist and amazing! I will be hiring him again in the future! KristaJul 9, 2018Verified
Wedding and Event Catering
Zack did an OUTSTANDING job of catering my sweethearts birthday. He even completely changed the menu a week before the event and pulled it off wonderfully. I would highly recommend him!Mar 19, 2018Verified
Zachary wants to remove my review! I'm not sure why. Going to keep this short and sweet in case that helps. I'm only telling the facts exactly as they happened. I'm happy to provide copies of his emails as well as screenshots of what he posted on social media at the same time. He cancelled on me two days before an event that we had planned three months prior. He said that there had been an incident with his daughter and needed to cancel... and then posted on Instagram that he had been catering a wedding instead of our 40th birthday dinner. He had offered to provide recommendations for other chefs but then never actually got back to me with them even when I followed up (read: desperate) a couple times. He then took a week and a half to return my deposit to me. I'd asked him to cover the additional cost that we had paid to get a chef last minute, and he did not oblige. I wish he had just been honest and told me a better opportunity came up!Jul 26, 2019VerifiedFarm to Table's reply
Jenny, your review was removed by Thumbtack, because it infringed on their policies. In response to your second review, there was nothing nefarious about my cancellation with you. My assistant Gwen, who contacted you, also contacted other clients during my absence. I am terribly sorry for her delay in being able to respond to you with a replacement, though she did mention to be prepared and encouraged you to find another personal chef using Thumbtack. As duly mentioned in our email correspondence: Though I rarely make cancellations, my daughter is my number one priority and any incident with her takes precedence over my work. Investigating my personal social media page is also not a very reliable way to obtain information, as I don't use it very often, nor are the dates I post reflective of the dates of events that have transpired.
Exceptional. We hired Zach to cater and teach a sushi making class for 6 couples at my house for my wife's birthday. He was incredibly responsive and thoughtful. We emailed and spoke several times in advance of the event about what my expectations for the evening and the types of fish we wanted and what we wanted to make. He also give me a lot of tips on sake -- so I went out and bought several bottles of sake for the guests to do a sake taste testing He drove down to silicon valley from Sonoma, purchased the fish fresh from his contacts at Fisherman's Wharf, and arrived at our home later than expected but well before the guests, so we had plenty of time. He prepared 3 appetizers for us -- an excellent Japanese beef dish, a poke/ponzu dish and a scallop and moon fish sashimi dish with a coconut sauce. Then he taught the group how to make rolls and we each made several rolls with a wide variety of fish and ingredients that he brought. Zach explained a lot about sushi making, from how he evaluates the fish, how it should be cut, how sushi restaurants operate, what to look for at sushi restaurants, etc. His involvement in the evening beyond just preparing the food really helped make the party a lot of fun.Sep 26, 2016Verified
I had Zach help cater my moms 60th birthday with all her friends and he was amazing! He was right on time and the food was amazing! Some of my moms friends have very restrictive diets (Sonoma county hippy type) and he worked with me to find a menu that worked with all of their needs without sacrificing flavor! Overall really sweet guy and would recommend for any gathering will definitely be using him again! (Sorry I didn’t take any pictures I should have!)Apr 4, 2019
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing system varies depending on how many courses the client is asking for and the level of difficulty the preparations are. I never price anyone on distance traveled and I typically only take parties that have kitchens if I need to travel, that way everything is as fresh as possible.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I typically describe my experience, add a little about myself to put a personality to the name and I'll compose a quick sample menu to give the potential client an idea of what I may prepare. This saves time on both ends.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have 16 years of hands-on training in fine dining restaurants ranging from the French-Asian fusion restaurant Spago, Beverly Hills ; to the modern and traditional Japanese restaurant Morimoto, Napa ; to the farm to table concept restaurant Harvest Moon Café where I worked as Chef de Cuisine for 8 years. I have catered to private parties and pop-up sushi dinners many times and found my true passion with cooking to be working more intimately with the client and their guests.