Smart Chef Hawaii

Kailua Kona, HI

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I really care. I care that you and your guests have the best service and an amazing and memorable meal. You should feel totally relaxed and remember the experience as well as the food. My weekly food service clients know that they will have delicious and nutritious meals each night with out he dread "what's for dinner!".

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love meeting new people and sharing some of the hidden gems on the island. I also enjoy cooking from the heart and the look on a client's face when they take that first bite!

Location

Kailua Kona, HI 96740

Years in business

10

Times hired on Thumbtack

1

Reviews

4 Reviews
  • Felicia B. Mar 8, 2015
    I hired Cindy for a surprise catered meal for my husband's milestone birthday. It was absolutely delicious from the first bite to the last. She paired the wines nicely with each course. She made his favorite a key lime cheesecake that was simply out of this world. It was a wonderful and memorable experience and if we should ever make it to Kona again, she is our first call.
  • Joel P. Jan 30, 2015
    Cindy helped my family (and extended family) enjoy authentic Hawaiian cuisine from the comfort of our beachside condo. It was a welcome change from the restaurant scene, everyone had a great time and Cindy providing interesting commentary on the dishes as she prepared them. Highly recommend!
  • Bruce F. Jan 28, 2015
    Cindy was terrific. The food was excellent and delivered to our condo precisely on time. It was very well presented, with condiments and garnishes and sides all wrapped separately. The portions were very generous -- we had tons of leftovers for the next day. Everything was delicious and exactly as she described it. She also was very flexible in creating menus to our specifications, and was gracious to put up with our many changes. We were a group of 11 and there was not a single complaint, even from the picky ones! Her prices were fair and the overall value was very good. I would definitely work with her again.
  • Bobby F. Sep 24, 2013
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Cindy was great! Great service and really good food. If your looking to vacation and not worry about your meals Cindy will definately take care of you. Her appetizers will make you want more, entres will fill you and her desserets and just outstanding.

Q&A

How did you get started doing this type of work?
My husband Randy and I owned and operated a day spa for many years in Redding California and I was a very busy therapist. I loved making people feel better. My hobby was cooking for clients, friends and family. When we sold our business and moved back to Hawaii, where we met, I decided to follow my passion and become a personal chef. Nurturing is second nature to me whether it is with massage or food.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Personal or private chef services.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
For special occasions know how many people you are feeding and the basic likes and dislikes for the food and the location of your event. For busy professionals or retired people consider requesting weekly service to save time and also save money on groceries by having us plan your meals and shop in bulk for you. If you would like to learn to cook host a class for you and your friends/family.