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We hired Chef Ben for our wedding celebration for about 30 guests. Everyone thought the food was excellent. Chef Ben setup everything and cleaned up. It was seemless. Chef Ben was professional, friendly and we enjoyed having him cater our special event. We highly recommend him.Dec 19, 2017Verified
Wedding and Event Catering
Chef Ben did an amazing job cooking Thanksgiving dinner for 20 people. He was extremely accommodating and such a pleasure to work with. All of my guests raved about the cuisine he prepared from the hors d'oeuvres to dessert, everything was delicious. We all enjoyed watching him in the kitchen and being able to see him practice is craft. He is not only a wonderful chef but great with people. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again. Thanks Chef Ben!Dec 3, 2017Verified
Chef Ben was wonderful! He was professional, communicated clearly, & his price was reasonable. He cooked dinner for my husband & me. While at my house, Chef Ben was friendly & engaging, answering our questions & explaining the food choices & preparation. Ultimately, the food speaks for itself & it was beyond delicious!!Jun 28, 2019Verified
Where to begin?! Chef Ben creates flavorful high quality food and listens to all your dietary needs. Chef is so accommodating and goes above and beyond to make his customer happy. I am very picky with food and have some dietary restrictions and Chef Ben made sure to pay close attention to my needs and every ingredient and detail. I’ve worked with many Chefs but have never come across a chef as good and attentive as a Chef Ben. It’s been such a help with my health journey having pre portioned meals made by Chef Ben, makes healthy eating soooo easy! Chef Ben is very professional and replies quickly. I’m so happy I connected with Chef Ben because he is the best in the business!!Oct 11, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We offer personalized catering packages to meet the customers needs whatever they may be. We try to stay away from cookie cutter menus to make sure everything for that event is tailored to the customer.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I believe there is nothing more important than to meet a perspective client face to face. How ever we all know that is not always the best first option with how busy we are all now and days. Typically we would trade a few emails and/or phone calls, then arrange a meeting at the events venue. Whether it be a community center, a park, the office or your home I will personally be there to go over all the odds and ends of your event. During this time we will go over menu items, food placement and timing.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Gulf Roots Catering Co. although is a new business has well over 20 years experience in the business. The Chef/Owner has worked at the top restaurants in the Tampa Bay area and has been the Head Chef of one of the largest catering companies around. Doing everything from million dollar weddings (thats right a million $$$$) to small intimate get togethers with families and loved ones. Chef Ben Shaffer has also won many of the beaches big contests including Johns Pass Seafood Fest and Grouper Cook-Off. We have selected the best staff from all our experience to make sure all events go off without a hitch.