Behind The Platter LLC
Behind The Platter LLC

Behind The Platter LLC

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$20/person
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Responds in about 3 hours

Introduction: Hello my name is Chef Shay and cooking and planning parties is in my DNA. I just recently began using Thumbtack (reviews and pictures are coming) however, I began cooking professionally almost 20 years ago. I have worked in the biggest names in catering in Denver such as Epicurean, Occasions and 451 events/Catering by Design. Several years ago I decided to go out on my own, and offer the same high-end service that I provided to the VIPs at an affordable price. Doing catering has provided me the experience to cook it many different types of cuisines and my history as a baker , certified bartender, event planner, and cafe owner I have literally worked every position in the kitchen & front of house staff from barista to owner,and everything in between. Doing so I have seen my fair share last-minute needs, Whether you need just one dish or an entire party I can plan or cook for any occasion in any style or theme. For every client I build each detail specially tailored to your needs. If there is any allergies or special dietary concerns I am more than happy to create a personal plate for any and all guests that require it. I have an eye for detail, a knack for planning, a flare for style, and I'm not happy if you're not happy.
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Hired 33 times

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10 employees

7 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, Credit card, Square cash app, and Venmo.

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

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Russell C.
Sep 14, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Shay took a huge load off of my plate. I had struggled to find a caterer that fit within our budget for a 45th reunion. While figuring out the details for the event, I actully thought she made it too easy. She worked within our budget. The food quality was excellent. Our venue presented some sustantial difficulties that she overcame. There was no kitchen on site so certain menu items had to be innovativley prepared. She adapted by using a storage closet and a small portion of the bar. Dinner was a few minutes later than we had planned. Her assistant was a few minutes late because it was a drizzly day. The venue was upstairs so she had to use a service elevator to bring everything up. The catering supply company she used did not get her order completely correct. Only a few peole noticed and it didn't spoil the evening. She compensated us fairly for the few details that didn't turn out perfect. We were cleaned up and out of the venue with 15 minutes to spare. The best guidance I can give you is that I would use her services again without hesitation. Thumtack would only let me highlight 3 of the categories listed for what I liked about working with her. I would have highlighted all 5 without that restiction.

Details: Dinner party • Dinner • Dessert • Non-alcoholic drinks • Coffee or tea • American - formal • Plated meal • Yes, full service • Banquet hall or ballroom • Yes, partial kitchen (fridge and sink only) • 40 - 49 guests • Plates, utensils and glasses • Cloth napkins • Serving and warming equipment • Standard (basic ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Justine M.
Sep 9, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

We were very lucky to find Shay. She bartended our wedding reception of around 80 people and did a great job! She was very helpful and quick to respond when I had any planning questions. She even came up with custom "his" and "her" drink options for the event. It was a pleasure working with her and I would definitely recommend using Behind The Platter for your next event! Thank you so much Shay!

Details: 101 - 125 guests • Wedding reception • Upbeat / lively • Public venue • Beer • Liquor / mixed drinks • Wine • Non-alcoholic beverages • Venue will already have a bar • Tip jars allowed • Ice • Coolers

Bartending
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Paul K.
Aug 17, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

We used Behind the Platter for our wedding bartending and everything went very smoothly and professionally. Would definitely recommend.

Details: 176 - 200 guests • Wedding reception • Low key / casual • Public venue • Beer • Wine • Non-alcoholic beverages • Liquor / mixed drinks • Venue will already have a bar • Tip jars allowed • Setup / cleanup • Ice

Bartending
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Whitney v.
Apr 22, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Working with Shay was wonderful. She worked within our budget she did every single request we asked for and she set everything up. She went above and beyond and even rented linens for us and we appreciate it fully. On top of all that the food was delicious and beautifully presented, the guests all complimented the food and enjoyed it a lot! I would definitely recommend Shay to anyone and we could not be happier with her performance on our wedding day :).

Details: Wedding • Dinner • Alcoholic drinks • Non-alcoholic drinks • Dessert • Coffee or tea • Vegan • Italian • American - formal • Buffet • Yes, full service • Banquet hall or ballroom • Yes, partial kitchen (fridge and sink only) • 20 - 29 guests • Serving and warming equipment • Cloth napkins • Plates, utensils and glasses • Standard (basic ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Adrienne H.
Jul 7, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

We hired Chef Shay from Behind the Platter to cater our wedding. At first she was responsive and accommodating of our needs even offering to set up tables and pick up table cloths. We did a tasting a month before the event which was okay and her communication was pretty good. It wasn't until the week of our wedding that she lacked in responding back to us and when I asked if she was going to pick up the table cloths as she said she would she said we agreed to get them ourselves. This didn't bother us much as we had offered to do this originally. I tried to communicate with her a week before the wedding that we wanted to serve champagne but couldn't tell her until she responded 4 days before the wedding. She said she'd try to order some and she did provide them at the wedding but charged us for them which she said previously they would be included in her services. I kept asking her about sending a contract and finally she sent it on our wedding day! Hours before the event I was going through it and making the final payment which added to an already stressful day. The food was average but she used the limes we bought for our beer on the food instead. She is affordable but due to the lack of communication, not providing the contract until the day of the event and the food being average we wouldn't recommend using her.

Details: Wedding • Lunch • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • American - casual • Buffet • Yes, full service • Banquet hall or ballroom • Yes, partial kitchen (fridge and sink only) • 50 - 59 guests • Standard (basic ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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