Chef Cheryl LLC
Chef Cheryl LLC

Chef Cheryl LLC

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$130/person
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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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12 years in business

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

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Megan R.
2 weeks ago
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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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Darnell E.
Feb 16, 2022
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I don’t even know where to begin…so I guess I’ll start at the beginning and try to be as succinct as possible. I spent 25 years in law enforcement in New York and always planned to move to Florida. Well that day arrived and wanted to plan something to thank those who helped my family make a decision on where to move. At the same time I wanted to celebrate my retirement. I wanted to take a group of 10 friends and family out to dinner but decided to host a dinner party. I did my research and found Chef Cheryl to be the best option for my plans. And boy was I pleased with the decision. Everything was absolutely perfect; from the decor to the dessert! She arrived early and got right to work preparing for the evening. When my guest started to arrive, she greeted them and I could see the looks on their faces that they were immediately impressed with the service. Again everything was so perfect that my guests STILL are talking to me about it. I will most definitely hire Chef Cheryl again and I would highly recommend that if you are debating on who to hire…look no further! Lastly, let me mention that the food and the quality was superb. There was nothing but empty plates from everyone. There was were so many comments like… “oh my goodness”, “wow”, “that looks amazing”, “this is so good” and I honestly could go on and on but I won’t. Do yourself a favor and go with Chef Cheryl!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • American - formal • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Chef Cheryl LLC's reply
Hi Darnell I have no words to express my gratitude to you for taking the time and leaving me such a wonderful 5 star review! The pleasure was all mine! I am so happy that everyone had such a terrific time and most of all have good memories. I hope to see you again.
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Laura S.
Jan 2, 2022
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Cheryl & her team were spectacular. We had holiday dinner with family & friends and it was superb. Decor was stunning and the food was incredible. She even made something special for my fussy 10 year old daughter. Cheryl made our x-mas gathering so memorable. Thank you so much chef Cheryl for creating such a special memory for all of us.

Details: Holiday meal (Mother's day, Valentine's day, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - casual • Mexican / Latin American • Italian • Southern • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Chef Cheryl LLC's reply
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fantastic review! It was an absolute pleasure!! I look forward to seeing you again.
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Helen D.
Nov 25, 2021
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Cheryl stood out from all the other chef’s from the very beginning. Through the entire process of developing our reception menu for 24 guest, she communicated timely, and clearly. I had an idea of what I wanted the table setting to look like and she made it come to life! Everyone at our reception was in awe over how good the food and atmosphere was. Guest were talking about the food for days! My husband has a culinary arts degree and is tough to please. His words of advice “if you have a choice between Cheryl and another chef, choose Cheryl. She won’t disappoint!” We will definitely be using her again!

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

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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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