Chef Laurie LLC
Chef Laurie LLC

Chef Laurie LLC

$175/person
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Introduction: Voted - Top Pro 2015-2016-2017-2018-2019-2020-2021-2022 Thank you, Thumbtack! I have been a professional chef for over 30 years, former chef at Canyon Ranch ,cooked for presidents and celebrities across the country. Right now I am focusing on my private chef business here in Connecticut where I specialize small intimate dinner parties. You can visit Cheflaurie.com for more information as well as sample menus. Pricing is based on the menu items you choose. Price for a basic 3 course dinner of a salad, pasta entree and dessert, start at $110 per person. Whether it is a couple celebrating a special occasion or a dinner party with girlfriends, I love to develop creative menus for each party using local and seasonal ingredients that match both the tastes and dietary needs of my clients. Many of the ingredients from own organic garden. Being highly trained in several types of cuisine, I can easily create diverse and delicious menus for you and your guests, no matter the occasion. I talk with my clients in an initial consultation to develop the theme and menu for the party, discuss preferences (likes, dislikes), any allergies, dietary needs or restrictions, and a budget. Once these items are reviewed and decided upon, I will come visit the space where your party will take place and meet you, the client! I am there not only to familiarize myself with the equipment, set-up, and aesthetic of your space, but also to answer any questions you may have. On the day of the party, I typically will arrive an hour before your guests to set-up. The party will begin and end on your time. One of the best things about the work that I do is meeting new people! I love cooking and entertaining, of course, as well as being creative and making others happy. Just as I love to teach and create environments of wellness and happiness surrounding delicious food and friends, it is working with clients - new and old - that helps to challenge and expand my culinary background and experience. Even after years and years of experimenting in the kitchen, there is still so much to learn from new people, flavors, and needs. My kitchen has always been a social space for me and my family: a fun, warm, and inviting space to try new things and also celebrate traditions. As a mother, I am used to kids running around and pets at my feet, and as a culinary professional, I am meticulous, clean, and organized. In my kitchen, I focus on creating an environment where happiness and wellness can complement one another and flourish.
Overview

Hired 114 times

Serves Newington, CT

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2 employees

29 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, Check, Credit card, and Zelle.

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This pro delivers exceptional menus for various occasions, accommodating dietary restrictions while maintaining high-quality flavors and presentations. Customers praise their professionalism, responsiveness, and ability to create personalized menus. The pro's punctuality and pleasant demeanor add to the overall positive dining experience.

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Kim C.
2 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Laurie was a joy to work with. She was quickly responsive to my queries. Guided us through menu options and created a beautiful meal. From the duck with cherries to the spring cavatappi pasta to the delicious and stunning dessert - it was just simply a beautifully prepared and tasty meal.

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • I'm flexible • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Mexican / Latin American • Asian • French • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Wilfred W.
Mar 1, 2024
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I asked Chef Laurie to build a custom menu for two couples on a Valentine's Day dinner at my house. We sent her inspirations based on restaurants and food we've enjoyed in the past, and, after a couple of iterations and feedback, she came back to us with a fantastic six-course meal. Chef Laurie came the day of and the amount of preparation she did was very obvious to us. I can't imagine how many hours it took to get everything ready for a single night like this, but the results in the pictures speak for themselves. Flavor and presentation were all there, and we had a marvelous dinner!

Details: Dinner party • Dinner • American - formal • Mediterranean or Middle Eastern • French • Plated meal • I'm flexible • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Premium (high end ingredients)

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Rose Z.
Aug 19, 2023
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Everything about our dinner with Chef Laurie was perfect. She was punctual, prepared and so pleasant. She understood my idea for a birthday dinner for 8 women without needing to ask many questions or without any work on my part beforehand. She was engaged and pleasant, but respected our space as friends, and let us take our time. Chef Laurie made me feel like we were a fun and special group to her. The food she prepared was perfectly catered to my preferences and my friends' dietary needs. It came with personal touches and a special treat to take home. I would recommend her to anyone and would certainly have her again.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Premium (high end ingredients) • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • French • American - formal • Italian • Asian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Kyle D.
Dec 9, 2022
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Laurie cooked for my wife’s 40th birthday party. She worked with me to choose a specific menu to my wife’s taste and executed a delicious and memorable meal for the 13 of us. Laurie and her staff were professional from the first conversation to the clean up.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Scott B.
Aug 14, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Laurie came to our house fully prepared for a cooking lesson—paella—with my wife. She was absolutely super. So pleasant and highly skilled. Highly recommend.

Details: 2 people • American • Indian • Basic cooking skills • Soups and sauces • Roasting and braising • Baking - desserts and pastries • No dietary restrictions • Adult (over 18) • Intermediate • My home, venue, etc.

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