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- Mendocino Magic M.
I've had the pleasure of working with Chef Dilemma for the last three years. She has consistently been professional, flexible, and open to working in unconventional settings with ease and grace. I run an event venue (Mendocino Magic) which hosts a variety of themed campouts and special events throughout the year. Utilizing her feedback from the perspective of a professional chef who has had years of experience, I have been able to optimize the campground's cooking facilities to suit a wider array of catering needs. The growth capacity of my business has improved because of her critical input and the benevolent impact of her talented networking skills. I would recommend booking a tasting with Chef Dilemma for smaller private events at your home or office or retreat, feeding artists and volunteers for larger events, nurturing your wedding party, outdoor large animal roast, or even simply as a consultant for your next big idea.Dec 4, 2017
- Andrew W.
We use Emma every year for a 50 person work retreat. She catered the entire trip, including breakfast, lunch and dinners. She sent a full menu beforehand and incorporated our feedback into the menu. Each meal somehow satisfied the carnivores, vegans, and GF eaters, without anyone feeling like they missed out. She did a majority of the prep beforehand so the meals were easy and on time, yet did enough prep on site so that everything felt fresh and made to order. I highly recommend having her prepare her carnitas or pulled pork for large groups, although honestly, you can't go wrong. Just don't book her during our yearly retreat :-)Dec 5, 2017
- Hannah N.
Working with Emma has always been a delight for me. She makes delicious, nutritious food and creates an excellent environment to enjoy it in. Emma is a great direct communicator who voices her needs clearly and is proactive in finding and implementing solutions to any problems that arise.Dec 5, 2017
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing goes up depending on time to execute and hiring of additional support. Discounts offered to non profits, not for profit and small businesses. Happy to discuss pricing further and finding whats the right fit for the occasion.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Start with an introductory call and email with events details about size, venue, vision and goals. Set up a cost of materials and service estimate and a timeline up to the events. Review and finalize menu and entertainment. Day of event create and execute timeline and event coordinating. Post event: Follow-up on any feedback reflections and additional charges.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Over 13 years of banquets catering hospitality and dining experience. From off the grid built on site, to Michelin starred restaurants and so many things in between I have worked in it and made magical things happen. I am confident in knowing how to make it work in a variety of settings and helping find new solutions when something is not possible or impractical.