Chef Nina
Chef Nina

Chef Nina

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Introduction: I love working with people and creating memories and experiences through my cooking. I offer an array of options, from food, cocktails, pastry and desserts. I put in 110% to meet your needs and expectations and welcome any questions you may have. I also offer vegan and allergy friend food and dessert. Additionally to my culinary experience, I also offer fine dining food service and bartending experience.

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Hired 20 times

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5 employees

5 years in business

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Cash, Square cash app, Zelle

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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  • Cocktail Hour

    Wedding and Event Catering

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

Exceptional 5.0

21 reviews


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Edna W.

Event Help and Wait Staff

Chef Nina and her staff did amazing ! They came in served as waitstaff for our wedding. Helped set up and clean up. Thank you Chef Nina for being so dependable and ready to serve and get all the work going. We had our wedding coordinator go out of town and her crew just knew what to do. Experience team and super helpful and ready to serve!
Sep 6, 2021
Brittany W.

Wedding and Event Catering

I'm not quite sure where to begin, other than to say Nina was absolutely phenomenal! From beginning to end, Nina was so patient and accommodating! She helped me create the perfect menu and the food was incredible! Every single guest at my birthday party said the food was so delicious and everyone went back for seconds! The dessert was so good, too! Nina also managed to accommodate a very last minute request to bartend and her and her colleague, Debbie did NOT disappoint! The drinks were spot on and all around just yummy! Nina worked with my schedule the entire day of the event! Just wow! I feel so lucky to have had the chance to have Nina cater an event of mine! Nina is the absolute best! To Nina and Debbie, thank you so much for such quality work and going above and beyond for me to make my event special! I am so grateful! There is no doubt I will be back, and so will my entire family for their events! Thank you again! You are so talented!
Aug 16, 2021
Leslie r.


We had a large outdoor event on Saturday June 5th at our home ! Yanina with her team that included Melissa and Santi went above and beyond! They were not just punctual, professional and knowledgeable (all things one should expect) they were also innovative, prepared and accommodating! Yanina kept that bar fun and EVERYONE was there enjoying the various masterpieces she created. I got so many compliments! By word of mouth alone at my party- they will receive more business. HANDS DOWN a great team and I hope to hire them soon for another event. Melissa was a creative genius and even helped me decorate the tables upon their arrival. Melissa helped inside and outside the house : making sure my guests were happy and constantly helping in any way she could. Santi never stopped moving for a second: if he wasn't taking orders for drinks, he was serving and cleaning up. I never once saw them on their phone or sitting down doing "nothing". THAT DID NOT HAPPEN! How many times are people hired to work a party and they just sit and do nothing? Right? I have seen that so often at people's events-- and THIS was NEVER the case. They looked around assessing what needed to be done, cleaned up, people who needed to be served and they just jumped in and DID IT without having to be directed by me. IT WAS FREEING and I was able to enjoy my own party! This is how service should be and I found the right team to do it. I will certainly call them again and again. I just hope they aren't busy- I tell you-- I will MOVE a date of an event JUST to have THEM! NOT EVEN KIDDING! 5 Stars isn't enough. Thank you Chef Nina and the team for a magical night and a GREAT event that could NOT have happened without YOU!
Jun 7, 2021
Lidia P.

Wedding Cakes

I went into this blindly. I needed a wedding cake for an intimate reception and I didn’t know anyone in the Miami area, who could give me recommendations, so I searched with Thumbtack and went by the reviews. I was not disappointed. The cake was not only beautiful but it was delicious, too!! The pricing was reasonable. 👍👍Definitely 5 stars in my book!! I will use her services again, when I need her, for sure!!
Dec 9, 2020
David R.

Personal Chef

Great experience ! Did a birthday dinner for my wife with family and the service was excellent. Will definitely request them for another dinner service. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Dec 28, 2020
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Yeninah Jazmyn Cortes-Ruiz


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

    I offer private dinners for 2 starting at $250. Full service.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    All of my knowledge is self taught. It started as a hobby and turned into a passion which I have made a career from.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I've worked with all kinds of customers. Everyone has different needs and I strive to accommodate them.

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