Elysian Meat & Seafood

New Orleans, LA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

We constantly strive to exceed expectations through our food, our service and our working relationship with each client. We create delicious meals and extraordinary experiences every day, and we would love to do the same for you!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We love to cook, and we love being a part of creating something special. We take great pride in making people happy.

Location

New Orleans, LA 70118

Background check

Complete

Years in business

4

Number of employees

12

Times hired on Thumbtack

7

Reviews

7 Reviews
  • Danielle L. Jun 6, 2016
    Elysian Meat and Seafood did an amazing job at the welcome dinner we coordinated! The food was delicious and the staff was incredibly professional!
  • Lori F. Mar 21, 2015
    Brandon provided an excellent evening for our family. He arrived on time well prepared and was full of information to share with our group. He was prepared to let us participate as much or as little in the process as we desired. The meal was excellent and fun at the same time. I would certainly recommend Brandon's services.
  • Cathleen P. Jan 6, 2015
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    We had an excellent experience. Brandon was responsive to our request, and everything was as we asked. His input was helpful in creating even more exciting dishes then we had requested. We love the opportunity to relax while someone else cut and cleaned. Overall well done. We would do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks Brandon.
  • Kelly S. Jan 5, 2015
    Private Cooking Lessons
    Verified Review
    My siblings and I had Brandon come do a cooking class for us when we were visiting New Orleans over the holidays. He was outstanding from start to finish. He was very easy to get in touch with and was quick to respond. He worked with us on what we would like to cook, taking the time to inquire on any dietary restrictions, and offering up possibilities. We settled on a fairly traditional New Orleans type fare with a gumbo, blackened red fish, and espresso beignets. We paid for a three hour cooking lesson, but Brandon went above and beyond coming early for setup and staying over an hour after answering questions and ensuring everything was cleaned up. He was very personable and knowledgeable on everything he was cooking and even prepared personalized handouts with the menu, recipes, etc. He was very professional and did a great job of instructing us and then taking over when we wanted to eat. As for the food, I couldn't give it higher reviews. Everything prepared was absolutely amazing. My whole family raved about how flavorful the grits were, how it was the best gumbo they've ever had, how the fish was perfectly cooked, etc. It may have been a bit too good since I took a nap as soon as the lesson was over! My siblings and I enjoyed the lesson so much they made a special trip out to Brandon and his wife's popup restaurant, Splendid Pig a few days later just to enjoy some more of Brandon's cooking. They said everything was superb there as well (unfortunately I wasn't able to make this trip since I had overindulged a bit the night before in classic New Orleans fashion). I couldn't give Brandon a higher rating. The value was incredible, especially for the individualized attention. The food was delicious, and the overall experience was just what we had hoped for. I would highly recommend Brandon's lessons and a visit to the Splendid Pig next time you're in NOLA!
  • Gemelle L. Nov 5, 2014
    Food was outstanding - everyone in the office loved it. They were on time, organized and just perfect. It could not have been better and we will have them back again. Never had better gumbo!!!!
  • Sosha M. Oct 14, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Brandon was extremely accommodating of all my requests, including that the meal be completely vegan. Under a very tight budget, Brandon delivered a meal that was delicious and memorable. Brandon was professional, dependable, and a pleasure to work with throughout the process!
  • Seth H. Sep 25, 2014
    Brandon prepared a private dinner for a special event at my shop and it could not have gone better. Brandon was easy to work with in designing the menu and planning the event. He was thoroughly prepared for the event and everything went smoothly.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We work with the client to create a menu of delicious food, appropriate to the occasion, and based on fresh, seasonal, local ingredients.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Brandon is a trained Chef, holding a degree in Culinary Arts, with over 20 years of professional experience. Jennifer is a Professional Restaurant Manager with over 20 years of experience. Together we own and operate Elysian Seafood and Splendid Pig in New Orleans.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
We try to customize every job to fit the needs, expectations and budget of the client.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Jen and I have been in Professional Foodservice for our entire careers. We wouldn't know how to do anything else.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We have worked with both small and large groups, small families, big companies and everyone in-between.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look for someone with lots of experience in the field and someone that has a history of happy clients. Unprofessionalism can quickly ruin any event or special occasion.