Kendall DaCosta
Kendall DaCosta

Kendall DaCosta

Exceptional 5.0(15)
Exceptional 5.0(15)
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Introduction: Food is not just a passion or a career path but the reason I wake up in the morning. My name is Chef Kendall DaCosta and along with the many flavors I hope to artistically put on a plate. First and foremost I look forward to putting smiles on everyones faces. Attending the Culinary Institute of America and traveling to Europe has really honed my dexterity in cuisines. Lets chat and develop a menu that suffices everyones pallets. Cheers.
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Current Top Pro

Hired 9 times

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8 employees

10 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.

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Reviews

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

Exceptional 5.0

15 reviews

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Gabriel F.
Jul 13, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Kendall cooked a private surprise dinner for myself and my wife for our 1st wedding anniversary. His correspondence and professionalism we're second to none. He covered every detail. His meal choices couldn't have been more perfect. The flavors!!!!! He even took our piece of wedding cake and made it the central part of the dessert. I highly recommend Chef. Great night and will be a memory we will cherish for a lifetime

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • American - formal • American - casual • Italian • Southern • Mexican / Latin American • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Joan K.
Apr 21, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I cannot say enough about how wonderful Chef Kendall is. I was planning an afterparty for some of us from Las Vegas that qualified to run the Boston Marathon. The first chef that I contacted was over an hour late for our scheduled conference call and took over 2 weeks to get me a menu after he'd promised 48 hours. I was starting to panic as I was running out of time and honestly didn't need this additional stress on top of all the worry about running Boston for the first time. Once I found Chef Kendall all my concerns went away. He came up with a great selection to refuel hungry marathoners, was prompt and professional in all of his communications and the food was terrific!! He actually arrived a little early, needed no direction or assistance (which was very appreciated as I was wiped out) and set up a beautiful buffet for us runners. He was spot on with the amount of food that he thought we'd need (there was a little left that night but it all got devoured the next day for breakfast) and the quality was spectacular. If you're looking for someone to cater a special event for you, you can't go wrong with Chef Kendall.... Thank you again Chef for putting together a wonderful ending for our special day!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • Mexican / Latin American • American - casual • Meal delivered • Only once • At the pro’s location

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Richard E.
1 month ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Kendall is amazing! We had Kendall cook for our family (13-15ppl) during our vacation for a total of 5 dinners and 1 brunch! He had amazing communication and was imaginative, creative and flexible when planning our menus with us. There are some allergens in our household and he was very accommodating and made sure there were no allergens in any of the food. Everything he served us was amazing! From the fresh sauces to the delicious sides and main courses, Kendall out did himself! He is a fabulous chef! Kendall is kind, respectful, and easy to work with. As soon as Kendall showed up to our location, he got to work and was so much fun to be around! We cannot recommend Kendall highly enough… He’s the BEST. We can’t wait to have him cook for us again next year!

Details: Regular meal • 11 - 20 guests • Breakfast / brunch • Standard (basic ingredients) • Barbecue • Italian • Asian • French • Southern • American - casual • American - formal • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Indian • Mexican / Latin American • Nut allergies • Meal prepared onsite • Daily • My home, venue, etc.

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Laura S.
Jul 25, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Kendall was wonderful. Very easy to work with, great food, on time and cool under pressure. It was a great evening.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • Dairy intolerant • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Chad G.
Apr 10, 2022
My mother is going to kill me when I say that Kendall DaCosta cooked the best meal I’ve ever had, hands down! From starter to dessert everything was creative and delicious beyond expectation. I booked him for my wedding anniversary and it was the best decision I’ve made. Punctual, professional to top it all off! 10 stars if I could!!
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FAQs

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

    Prices may vary from 50-350 per person. Depending on the occasion and the level of ingredients the client is looking for. Such as a5 wagyu or usda prime. Broccoli or Squash blossoms ect. Buffet or coursed meals up to 5-6 are also varying in prices. There is a $800 Chef fee due the day of booking to lock down your desired date. This fee covers Labor, Menu development, and travel expenses. If you send a referrel my way then I will waive the fee and charge solely per person.

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

    What is the occasion? Who is the guest of honor?What date are we looking for? What is their favorite food?Are we conforming the menu based of there pallet to make is extra special? Are there any dietary restrictions? I take 3-4 Days developing 2 menus that are conformed to please the guest of honor. I then show these menus to the planner. If it is approved, I take payment for the Chef Fee and begin planning and reaching out to my staff if they are needed.

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

    I have 15 years of experience in the Food Industry. I received my diploma from the Culinary Institute of America in New York.

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