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The Exotic Chef (Personal Chef &Catering Services)
The Exotic Chef (Personal Chef &Catering Services)

The Exotic Chef (Personal Chef &Catering Services)

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Introduction: I'm Master Chef Christina. I have mastered the art of Global Cuisines such as; Modern American, Southern, Italian, Asian, French, & Mediterranean, but my Specialty is Gourmet Jamaican/Caribbean Cuisine. My passion is Influenced by Travel & Love for Food, A Global Fusion of ingredients by myself, MasterChef Christina Crosdale. I source my ingredients locally from Farmers & markets. I treat every Client with the highest regard, I am extremely attentive, & I assure your satisfaction. Boasting over 20+ years of Experience. Cheers
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  • Personal Chef - Upper Marlboro 2020

    Wedding and Event Catering

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

Excellent 4.9

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Kaytlyn M.

Wedding and Event Catering

Wow. Just WOW. I took my time to write this review as I wanted to give it the attention it deserves given how amazing my experience with Chef Chrissy and her Sioux Chef, Renee was. From the first interaction, Chef Chrissy was courteous, punctual and anticipatory. Personally, I work for a company that specializes in world-class customer service and to say the experience we received from Chef Chrissy was top-notch is an understatement. Also, let me preface this by saying that my now husband (eek!) and I had absolutely no idea what we were doing. We put our COVID wedding together in about a week, but working with Chef Chrissy, you would have thought we planned this months in advance! She was so genuine and personable. From our first phone conversation, she took our half vision and made it a full-blown reality. I always dread planning things and she made planning fun and easy. She shared with us that her specialty is Jamaican cuisine but that she could make anything, and she was not exaggerating. As for the meal – WOW again. We were unsure if we wanted someone to cater the meal for our small group of 8 or have an in-house chef and Chef Chrissy was completely flexible and not pushy while we made our decision. After factoring in the thought that we did not want my husband’s mother to feel the need to cook/clean-up/host since we were at her house, we opted to move forward with the in-hour chef and I am SO thankful we did because not only did Chef Chrissy and Renee cook, plate and serve everything, they also cleaned up – which I know my MIL would have been doing all night if the circumstances were different. The food was AMAZING. We began with lamb lollipops and carne asada crostini’s that were to die for. Then, for our main meal, Chef Chrissy made us (perfectly cooked to our liking) bacon wrapped filet mignon, crab cakes (since we are in Maryland after all), broccoli, mashed potatoes and a spring mix salad with dressing I believe she made from scratch - YUM. Everything was perfect, the plating was beautiful, and we could not have been more pleased… until we got to the dessert – leche asada and apple pie shots – and we indulged!! I say the word indulged because my husband ate about 5 of each (I wish I was exaggerating). Also, if you’re new to this and have no idea what a personal chef would cost – it was completely reasonable. To be honest, we might have spent close to, if not the same amount or more at a restaurant, but this was more intimate and better than any restaurant we could have chosen since we were able to completely curate the menu. Oh and the leftovers – the food was not only amazing the day of, but we were still eating it 4 days later and omg, it was just as amazing. We could not have been more pleased with the service, the meals, the communication, the comfort levels and the safety – it is still COVID after all and both ladies took the utmost precaution to ensure everyone was safe, healthy and having a great time. Thank you again for a wonderful experience Chef Chrissy and Sioux Chef Renee! If you’re reading this and on the fence about getting The Exotic Chef to cater or be an in-house chef for your event, DO IT. You won’t regret it.
Dec 3, 2020
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David M.

Wedding and Event Catering

The Exotic Chef catered our small wedding reception, and got rave reviews from all of our guests. Everything we picked from her Mediterranean menu was delicious. Her love of her craft and attention to detail came through in every dish. The chick-pea salad, in particular, was a big hit. And the portions were generous; no one went hungry! She made the whole process incredibly easy, from responding within minutes to our initial request to talking us through menu options by phone. We look forward to exploring more of her menu at her space at Tastemakers in Brookland, and using her for similar events in the future.
The Exotic Chef (Personal Chef &Catering Services)'s reply
David, I like to thank both you and Kaitlyn for selecting me to provide services for your very special event. it was a pleasure meeting and working with you both. I look forward to being of service to you in the future. Cheers!!
Oct 26, 2020
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Sylester T.

Wedding and Event Catering

We were surprised that our 43rd wedding anniversary dinner was delivered by Master Chef Christina. We were glad we were able to meet her in person. When we were selecting our food options, she was very professional and had plenty of patience with seniors. The food was mouth-watering delicious! We wish her continued success with her business and we will tell others about her.
May 28, 2021
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Azzmeiah W.

Wedding and Event Catering

What is there not to love about Chef Christina? She is just simply an absolute pleasure to deal with! She takes your ideas and turns them into a beautiful event; she is responsive, friendly, and just has the most awesome aura and friendly disposition! My guests truly enjoyed her delicious selections, her signature drinks, and her special touch. She will definitely be a fixture in my home for whatever other events I have in the future!!
Jun 13, 2021
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Corey D.

Wedding and Event Catering

We had a great experience with The Exotic Chef! She was reasonably priced, super responsive, delivered on time...and the food was fantastic. Plenty of caterers claim to specialize in Caribbean cuisine, but The Exotic Chef is legit.
Jun 3, 2021
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Christina Crosdale

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

    My pricing is Fair, I work with budgets all day, everyday! Prices are negotiable at times.

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

    Being Very attentive to my Clients, building a trusting work relationships, upholding integrity to a high standard, giving my clients comfort & reassurance

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

    Professional Caterer, Events, Personal Chef & 20+ years Cuisine Preparations. I own my Company.

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