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Chef Laurie LLC
Chef Laurie LLC

Chef Laurie LLC

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Introduction: Voted - Top Pro 2015-2016-2017-2018-2019-2020 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, chicken or pasta entree and dessert, start at $95 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.

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Hired 88 times

Serves Newington, CT

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26 years in business

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

Exceptional 5.0

65 reviews


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Peter G.

Personal Chef

Laurie is a ridiculously talented chef who made one of the best meals I have ever had for my birthday celebration with my family at home. Professional and easy to work with you will not find a better private chef.
Mar 20, 2021
Lauren H.

Personal Chef

Laurie and Rob were PHENOMENAL for our intimate wedding. The short rib was some of the best I’ve ever had. On top of that, working with Laurie was easiest part of planning the entire wedding! We will be coming up with more excuses to have them back :) Five stars is seriously not enough, they handled EVERYTHING beautiful and were such a pleasure to work with.
Oct 11, 2020
David K.

Personal Chef

Chef Laurie made a celebratory night for 10 even more special. Collaborating on the menu was easy and the meal was spectacular. We loved that Chef used local ingredients where possible and some came from her own garden. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience with a chef whose background and professionalism produced an outstanding night.
Oct 7, 2020
Melanie C.

Personal Chef

Chef Laurie is an amazing chef! Everything from the Mushroom Risotto Cakes to the Summer Berry cake was made to perfection. Our special birthday celebration was a smashing hit because of Chef Laurie’s wonderful personality and professionalism. I highly recommend her.
Sep 14, 2020
Cheryl B.

Personal Chef

Chef Laurie has such a great talent. I asked her to surprise our group and cook some of her favorites. Boy did she ever do a great job!! Everything she cooked was a hit! And she is so easy and fun to be around too. Great stories, attitude, and open to questions and watching her cook. Really made a great impact on our vacation! TY
Jun 3, 2019
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Laurie Erickson


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

    Pricing is based on the menu items you choose. Similar to dining in a nice restaurant. Base minimum price is $75.00 per person for a salad, chicken or pasta entree and dessert. You can add appetizers beginning at $7.00 per person and up. The only other fee would be for a server/dishwasher @ $150.00 for the evening. If there are more than 12 guests an additional server will be needed.

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

    After a client contacts me, we will begin a dialogue about your party or event, from theme to menu to budget. Once these items are agreed upon, we will meet at your space and go over more specifics. It is just as important for me to get to know you, the client, as it is for me to become familiar with you and the space. This also gives my clients the opportunity to ask any questions or address any concerns. Meeting new people is one of the favorite parts of my job!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a Culinary Educator (CE) and advisor, Certified Sports Nutritionist (CSN), Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT), and a Certified Barbecue Judge (CBJ). When it comes to food and nutrition, I read anything and everything I can get my hands on.

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