Enjoy Dining In

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

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    I am a mother of three children and I hired Chris to be our family's private chef. She also was the chef for our occasional dinner parties chef as well as coordinated them for the last two years. We absolutely enjoyed her cooking and loved her easy going nature. Our family will miss Chris profusely as we are moving to Austin.

    Jan 12, 2018
  • Ivy B.

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    Chris made my dad's 60th birthday a wonderful experience for my family. She was happy to accommodate all our requests and her food was excellent!

    Aug 11, 2015Verified

About this pro

I have 20 years experience cooking for others with an education in France. Using only the freshest organic and sustainable fruits and vegetables from local markets and Couple Berry"s Farm in Vista, Ca. Everyone at the event or party will be satisfied with my Healthy Gourmet Comfort Food. I specialize in ethnic dishes such as Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, & traditional French & American cuisine. I am able to alter and create dishes for clients with alternative dietary request such as gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian. Cooking comes natural to me. Creating new dishes and altering recipes to suit the palates of my clients is challenging and rewarding. I like to use simple ingredients to bring out the flavor of the food. Food can feed the spirit as well as the body and it should with it's aroma, color, taste and texture. It is an art form for me.

Times hired on Thumbtack

15

Background check

Completed

Location

Vista, CA 92081

Photos and Videos

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    Q & A

    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I studied at a small university in Aix en Provence in the South of France. They offered studies of French cuisine and I emphasized this in my studies. Now I mostly travel a lot and taste and take course in the cuisines I love.
    • How did you get started doing this type of work?
      l have always loved to cook even in high school. When I lived in France I went to a small university where I studied French language, Culture, History,& Cuisine. This opened up a whole new world for me around food. When I returned to the States I began cooking for friends and family every chance I had. They began telling me I should be doing this for others. And so I did. I worked for private clients as a personal chef and @ a retreat center in the high desert of Arizona for 15 years. My own journey with food has been dealing with food allergies. My diet changed 12 years. I began creating delicious alternative recipes for my self and found there were many people who were no longer able to eat dairy, gluten or nuts but who were not willing to skimp on taste. My journey has opened up another service in my business that offers healthy gourmet comfort food along with traditional and ethnic dishes.
    • What types of customers have you worked with?
      *Family meals 2 to 3 times a week where I shop, cook & clean up for a household for dinner that night and making enough for leftovers the next day. *Cooking and catering for small and large groups for business seminars, workshops, and special events. *Intimate dinner parties where I come in and prepare a celebratory meal. *Cooking parties
    Coverage Area for Enjoy Dining In is about 60+ miles of Vista, CA.