Chef Kelseay Dukae
Chef Kelseay Dukae

Chef Kelseay Dukae

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Introduction: Chef Kelseay Dukae is a Nola native specializing in various genres of cuisine, especially Cajun/ Southern and Asian/ Japanese, Brunch cuisine and plant based cuisine. In her current food pop up business, Kinoko, she offers a vegan take on sushi, using ingredients such as jackfruit for “sneauxcrab” for her spin on the traditional crunchy roll. Most recently, she was a contestant on the Fox Network show, Masterchef, owned a health food concept and ran a sushi bar here in New Orleans and is now back to curating pop ups and personal chef / catering. She also is a lead chef during the Master's Gold Tournament in Augusta, GA; one of the most premier and elite events in the world!
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Hired 18 times

Serves New Orleans, LA

4 employees

8 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, Venmo

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

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Elizabeth D.
Feb 4, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

Kelseay and her team catered our multi-day company retreat and they were an absolute pleasure to work with. They were responsive, friendly, accommodating and the food was AMAZING!! We ran into a few issues during the week including a dishwasher breakdown and lack of dishes, but Kelseay and her team went out of their way to assure our meals went off without a hitch. A large part of our retreat's success is due to Kelseay and her team and we'd be more than happy to recommend and/or to hire them again in the future!

Details: Corporate event • Breakfast or brunch • Dinner • Dessert • Coffee or tea • American - Southern • Vegan • Buffet • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 20 - 29 guests • Standard (basic ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Blair B.
Jan 21, 2020
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We hired Kelseay to cater a Sunday brunch after our wedding. She made the brunch SO SPECIAL! The food was delicious, the presentation was superb, and we LOVED the staff. She made the most unique and delicious New Orleans brunch food I've ever tasted. I also asked for a vegan option for some of our guests and her cauliflower scramble was a hit with everyone! One of my favorite things was the beautiful mimosa and Bloody Mary bar. Kelseay brought so much fun to our brunch. She is bubbly and awesome to work with! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for New Orleans catering.

Details: Wedding • Breakfast or brunch • Coffee or tea • Dessert • American - casual • Food stations • No, drop off only • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 100 - 124 guests • Serving and warming equipment • Standard (basic ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Brittany O.
Aug 31, 2017
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I highly recommend this wonderfully talented and kind duo for any event! From the start, Kelseay was very responsive and helpful in designing a menu for our dinner party of 9. Kelseay and Dino arrived with plenty of time to prepare and dressed professionally. They were polite and engaging with all guests throughout the night, always taking cues from the guests' on levels of desired interaction. Our kitchen opens to the dining area, so we were able to watch as they cooked each of our 5 courses. We were worried about noise levels, but with some soft music in the background the proximity turned out to be a real treat! They plated each dish while cleaning and replacing cutlery throughout the night. Each plate was accompanied with a beautiful announcement of ingredients. We enjoyed an exquisite menu of goat cheese/fig/arugula salad, handmade fresh pasta (made in front of our guests!), halibut, filet mignon and cannoli dessert. All of their sauces are to die for. By our 4th course, most guests were filling up and upon seeing one guest only eat half his filet Kelseay graciously asked if he'd like it cooked differently - to which he replied it was wonderful, just too much food! By the end of the night, the entire kitchen was clean, dishwasher filled and other dishes, pans, bowls all put away as they found them. Both Kelseay and Dino were immensely kind and respectful. We could not have asked for a better experience. Our guests all requested their business cards and plan on engaging their services for dinners and cooking classes. Thank you again!
Chef Kelseay Dukae's reply
Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback Brittany! Y'all were such a pleasure to cook for :)
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Abby v.
Jun 29, 2019
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Kelseay + her team were SUCH an amazing team to have on set. They happily fed my large crew breakfast and lunch for two days. The food was tasty, unique, and I will definitely be hiring her again in the very near future!! Thank you Kelseay!!

Details: Corporate event • Lunch • Breakfast or brunch • Non-alcoholic drinks • Coffee or tea • Vegan • Mediterranean or Middle Eastern • Asian • American - Southern • Mexican or Latin American • American - casual • Buffet • No, drop off only • Home • No kitchen • 20 - 29 guests • Disposable plates, utensils, and cups • Paper napkins • Serving and warming equipment • Standard (basic ingredients) • $20 - $24

Wedding and Event Catering
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Luca S.
Aug 21, 2017
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Awesome dinner cooked by Fleurish Food! Super helpful and accommodating on meal requests and ideas. Had an amazing meal and would use them again in a heart beat.
Chef Kelseay Dukae's reply
thank you!
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