Chef Cheryl LLC
Chef Cheryl LLC

Chef Cheryl LLC

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Introduction: I have been in the culinary industry for well over 25 years. Trained in South Africa and the USA. I have worked with many international and high profile clients and have had the pleasure of learning and preparing many different cuisines. I worked in 5-star game lodges in South Africa preparing sunrise breakfasts and sunset dinners. I am comfortable preparing simple weeknight dinners to high-end dinners and events. Catering to a client never feels like a job to me, rather a dream come true having the opportunity to do what I love! I take tremendous pride in what I do and prepare each and every meal to perfection. We eat with our eyes first, so food must not only taste good but also look good therefore attention to detail and presentation is key.
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Hired 172 times

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4 employees

12 years in business

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Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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2021

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

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AJ W.
Jul 9, 2022
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Chef Cheryl is a wonderful human being and an exceptional Chef. From pre-planning to tweaking the menu to fit the event she covered all of my choices with no issues and the presentation of all 9 courses was 10/10. The taste of the food did not disappoint either with all mouth watering presentations meeting very high expectations. Chef Cheryl was on-time prepared and a social delight to have on board describing each creation before letting us dig into eat it. Made the event beyond enjoyable and memorable. Fantastic. Will recommend to anyone needing a very professional Chef to cater their event. Will definately use again. Thank you Chef Cheryl for making the day one in a million.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • French • American - formal • Meal delivered • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Karen K.
Jun 29, 2022
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Chef Cheryl is amazing. From the time she arrived, until the time she left, she & her assistant Emelie were totally professional. The food was delicious, & beautiful. My whole family loved the whole experience! Thank You!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Ross P.
Jun 14, 2022
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Chef Cheryl was amazing to work with. We had two guests with food allergies (different allergies), she prepared the same meal for them and neither had any issues at all. We heard people talking about how great the food was for days. We could not have found a better caterer to work with for our wedding reception than Chef Cheryl. She made the evening perfect with presentation, taste, and professionalism. We highly recommend her and her team. Thank you again for helping to make our reception so amazing.

Details: Wedding • Dinner • American - casual • American - formal • Food stations • No, drop off only • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Serving and warming equipment • Premium (high end ingredients)

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Megan R.
May 12, 2022
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Absolutely loved working with Chef Cheryl! She was super responsive and quickly got back to me with whatever I needed. She helped me plan a wonderful meal for my mom’s 60th birthday and was extremely flexible with options for a guest with food allergies. She took care of everything from the table setting to the dishes. She made the weekend so memorable! I’ll never forget goat cheese salad!

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Italian • Southern • French • Dairy intolerant • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Owen M.
Apr 19, 2022
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I reached out to Chef Cheryl a month before my requested date & the planning went perfect. About a week to 10 days prior to the evening I asked if we could move it by one day. She accommodated & confirmed in minutes. She showed up 10 minutes ahead of the planned time & the food schedule (4 courses) was exactly as planned starting & ending on time. Both Cheryl & Sous Chef Emily were easy yo talk to, engaged in the various discussions & very committed to the quality of their product. Knowing this was a surprise for wife wife Cheryl asked a few days in dance if she could decorate in any particular color & magically she presented an elegant dinning experience personalized to my wife’s Color’s & tastes. I’m not sure how she could improve!! Maybe less food! We were stuffed!! I highly recommend Chef Cheryl.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Southern • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Chef Cheryl LLC's reply
Owen, Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave me such an incredible 5-star review!!! I truly appreciate it. The pleasure was all mine meeting you and your wonderful family. I hope your wife enjoyed it to the fullest! Hope to see everyone again!
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Cheryl Benecke

FAQs

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

    I work within the budget of my client. I do require a 50% deposit and balance on the day. A travel charge will be applied depending on the distance that I need to travel.

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

    I will submit a quote that fits my clients requirements. I then will be in contact via phone call or email and work on a menu plan that fits the occasion. I work within the clients budget and make sure I fulfill all requirements. I am available by cell phone for any contact necessary.

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

    I completed a 4 year culinary arts program. I also worked as a sous chef at a culinary school. Trained from a young age with a family member that was a chef on the prestigious Blue Train in South Africa catering to the Prime Minister at the time. I come from a family of chefs so food training has been part of my life growing up. I worked for a Safari Tour Group in South Africa catering all meals to the international guests.

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