Food with Flair
Food with Flair

Food with Flair

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Discounts available
$30/person
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Scheduling

Responds in about 3 hours

Introduction: We customize all menus. Once we speak to clients we customize to fit their needs. We also assist in rentals. All of our clients love the fact the process is easy and we are creative so their guests get the “Wow” factor. We also work with the clients to fit their budgetary needs. We look forward to cooking for you! Creating good food and experiences for others. To hear back from clients how wonderful their event was fuels us to continue creating delicious experiences!!
Overview

Hired 72 times

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5 employees

9 years in business

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Cash, Check, Credit card, 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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Reviews

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

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Courtney G.
May 26, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Carol responded to my inquiry immediately and was a perfect fit for a casual 50th birthday celebration with my girlfriends. She recommended a menu that aligned with my budget and vision for the event. Everything we enjoyed was simply wonderful! Not only was the food delicious, the presentation was beautiful! Carol’s attention to detail let me enjoy quality time with my company. My kitchen was just as clean (perhaps cleaner!) when she left as when she arrived. I will 100% invite Carol back to our home!

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • American - casual • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Personal Chef
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Meg K.
Nov 16, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

We hired Carol for my dad's 70th birthday celebration. She was responsive and easy to communicate with leading up to the event. On the day of the party, she arrived punctually to set up and begin cooking with her server. We had 16 guests and opted for heavy appetizers (some plated and some passed) rather than a seated meal. All of the food was absolutely delicious, and as many of the guests also complimented, there were unique options beyond what would typically be served elsewhere. We did have an excessive quantity of food, so guests also left with plates of leftovers. I would absolutely hire Carol again and highly recommend her to others!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - formal • Italian • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Personal Chef
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Racz S.
Nov 8, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

The chef must be exceptional at what he or she does: a great cook, a balanced manager, an inspiring leader, and a consummate communicator. A person cannot possibly hold the position of chef without owning these skills and attributes. CHEF CAROL IS JUST EVERYTHING DESCRIBED ABOVED . My experience with Chef carol was A+++. Chef carol cooked dinner for a holiday party. The food was fantastic and the cooking , the taking care of every small details . her punctuality, honesty, diligence reflects in her work. She was a huge hit with my friends and family. Carol and her team ( Ashley/ Jason)was amazing. Very punctual, calm, extremely friendly and went above and beyond for everything. She took care of everything from start to finish . Servers ,bartenders ,food ,cake. She is very very responsive and super adaptable as our numbers and requirements changed . We are warm-heartedly grateful to you Chef for all your effort in making all those wonderful dishes and drinks and for the presentation of food. We are genuinely grateful to you for making the incredible meal for us. We all appreciate your effort and we are truly fortunate to have such a talented chef with us. WILL HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHEF CAROL . Will be ONLY using her services for any events or party’s going forward. A wonderful experience. Very memorable one . Would give her a A+++++++.

Details: Holiday party • Dinner • American - casual • Italian • Indian • Plated meal • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Plates, utensils and glasses • Standard (basic ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Nikki H.
Oct 5, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Carol was a pleasure to work with! She was punctual and very professional. From the start of the event to the finish it went off without a hitch. We were running a bit behind on our timeline but Chef Carol was great and made sure everything was hot and delicious! The food was amazing and all of the guests concurred! I received so many compliments about this event I am sure to do it again in the future! I highly recommend Chef Carol!

Details: Dinner party • Dinner • American - formal • Italian • American - casual • Mexican or Latin American • Asian • Indian • Family style • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Standard (basic ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Janet D.
Aug 23, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Carol was a pleasure to work with from my first contact with her through the day after our event. She was very responsive and adaptable as our theme and numbers changed. We ended up doing a Hawaiian theme with 34 guests. Her pineapple cheeseball in the shape and decorated like a pineapple along with the bacon wrapped pineapple and grilled shrimp were definitely the talk of the party. Not only look great but tasted even better. Her summer salad, macadamia crusted chicken, fried rice, and grilled veggies were top notch as well. Carol and her assistant were extremely friendly and went above and beyond by passing appetizers (since it was a bit warm to keep them outside) so our guests did not have to be coming in and out of the house. Even though we had our own desserts, they were happy to get them out for our guest to enjoy. My only complaint would be that there is now way toooooo much left over food in my fridge, but then again everyone was able to get there fill and I would not have wanted to run out of anything, so I guess even that is a good thing. If I ever have another event, Food with Flair will be my first call.

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Dinner • American - formal • Italian • Barbecue • American - casual • Family style • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 30 - 39 guests • Premium (high end ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Carol Buckantz

FAQs

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

    We do not. Each party is customized so we cost out the menu once complete and price accordingly.

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

    We first talk with the client and listen to what they are looking for. After we know what the client wants we make menus with options for the client to decide on. After they decide we draw up an event order that also serves as a contract once signed

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

    Attended Johnson & Wales culinary school, 22 years as an Executive chef at hotels, resorts and restaurants. Most recently I am the Executive Chef for catering and events for the Shedd aquarium.

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