Crain's Experience
Crain's Experience

Crain's Experience

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
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$50/person
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Introduction: Our reputation is founded on quality and customized experiences for each client. We are happy to tailor any of our services to suit your individual needs.
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Hired 84 times

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5 employees

7 years in business

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Reviews

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

Great 4.8

52 reviews

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Linda L.
Jul 5, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Renny was so responsive and easy to work with. She gave me a number of options and ensured that the menu fit our request. She tailored it to include a cooking class for appetizers and a relaxing dinner. She responded to all my calls and texts quickly and gave me confidence in the evening as this is the first time using a personal chef and wanted it to be perfect for my friend's 40th. Chef James and Ri arrived at my house to prepare before the event and were so organized. They had everything prep'd and chopped very quickly and kept the kitchen clean and ready to go. The guests thoroughly enjoyed the walking taco cups and steak rolls. We had the most amazing smothered pork chops with mashed potatoes and green beans. Best of all, everything was clean when they were ready to leave. They walked the dishes and the kitchen was spotless. I will certainly hire Renny and her team for future events. With young kids, it was so stress-free to be at home and get an amazing meal and event that we all enjoyed.

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

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Alejandra l.
3 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Renny and Jason and team did an amazing job for our Christmas Dinner !! The food was excellent! All of our guest enjoyed it and talked about it all night! Especially the brisket! We will definitely be using them again!

Details: Holiday meal (Mother's day, Valentine's day, etc.) • 36 - 50 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Southern • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Jesse G.
Nov 14, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I booked Chef Renny to prepare an Italian Dinner Friendsgiving in Indio, Ca. Chef Renny portrayed exceptional communication throughout the process. During the day of service, Chef Jason was punctual and provided a phenomenal experience for everyone. The food was prepared in a timely manner and was delicious! I would strongly recommend considering Dine with Renny for any future events.

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Nikki K.
Sep 27, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Renny and her husband Chef Jason are top notch. Food was incredible and their service, staff and attention to detail was unparalleled. They made my wedding over the top. I am looking forward to another reason to hire them again

Details: Wedding • Dinner • American - casual • American - formal • Family style • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 20 - 29 guests • Plates, utensils and glasses • Serving and warming equipment • Paper napkins • Standard (basic ingredients)

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Vettricka W.
Sep 27, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Renny came in, worked her magic and left the kitchen clean. The food was excellent!! Our entire crew enjoyed, which is a complement because we had some not so easy to please people in our group (lol). If you need a chef, she is it!! Coming from one chef to another chef (shhhh I never told Chef Renny I’m a chef) smile!! But seriously I have to add that the food was seasoned to the T!!!!!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Southern • American - casual • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Our pricing is based on our costs. We offer custom menus starting at $50 per guest and can always create a solution that offers excellence while adhering to budgets.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    It typically starts off with a thumbtack quote and then I preferred to move the conversation to a phone call as soon as possible. This allows me the opportunity to get to know the client on a more personal level so that I can better serve their needs. Once we have the details, an invoice is provided along with the contract so that there is a clear expectation of what is expected from both myself and the client and from there on out we hit the ground running.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    It started out as a hobby and then I realized I had a love and a passion for it also

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