Elakel Catering
Elakel Catering

Elakel Catering

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Introduction: Through the food, we tell stories of who we are. Food brings us together in the spirit of generosity and love, I believe one must always cook and serve with soul, creativity, and love. It has been a blessing that I have been able to pursue a career that creates a product that brings people together. An award-winning, offering over 19 years of culinary experience. I grew up influenced by a long line of home cooks, including my mother and grandmother. I especially fond memories of cooking alongside a family in my childhood home in Alexandria, Egypt. Intent on developing my skill and evolving into a strong chef and leader, I had spent years cooking and traveling throughout Europe before I decided to move to the United States in 1998. After graduating from Le Cordon Blue School of Culinary Arts in Miami, My culinary career accelerated as I went on to work for some of the leading hospitality companies. my passion and expertise have led me to work with some of the most renowned chefs and restauranteurs such as Michael Mina and Clay Miller, Jean George & David Burke. During this time I have been focused on featuring culturally diverse and innovative dishes, showcase fresh, high-quality ingredients procured from both local and international purveyors. I continue to create fine dining experiences with a visionary approach in preparing and delivering unique, flavorful, and visually stunning culinary dishes.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 12 times

Serves Cabin John, MD

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1 employee

1 year in business

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

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Amanda W.

Personal Chef

I hired Elakel Catering for a private event and they were amazing! Head Chef Moustafa and his staff arrived to our home, brought everything they needed and the rest of the night was filled with eating incredibly delicious food! I loved this entire night! Many people from our group took his card and plan to contact/refer individuals and I will be purchasing a night for my parents to have Elakel Catering come in and cook for them. :) I would highly recommend this company for your catering/personal chef needs!
Sep 27, 2020
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Sebastien C.

Wedding and Event Catering

I have used many caterers in my life personally and professionally. Elakel catering was the best. Excellent food, big portions, exquisite presentation, flavors were divine. Everything was served elegantly, quietly and everything was cleaned up when they left. A+++
Aug 29, 2020
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Samantha H.

Personal Chef

Elakel catering was a pleasure to work with from our first exchange. Chef was very friendly and responsive! Upon arrival everything was spotless and exactly what was offered. Throughout the preparation chef was always working hard to meet every expectation! The food presentation was remarkable and the taste was even better! The event was for our mothers 60th birthday and we can all say this was by far the best evening we could of asked for
Jul 30, 2020
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Nikeshia h.

Personal Chef

Elakel Catering did a wonderful job! From planning to execution. I contacted him just days before the event, and changed the menu at the last minute and received not one complaint or objection. The food looked great plated and tasted scrumptious 😋. Great work ethic and very quick to respond. Would HIGHLY recommend!
Jul 26, 2020
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Heather W.

Personal Chef

I hired him for a in home thank you dinner for my boss and his fiancé. My boss was speechless! Here were some of the quotes my boss sent “literally one of the most insane meals of my life”, “this guy is legit”. He was super responsive and fair with his pricing, and even said a little parks and rec quote for me at the door! Excellent food, price, and customer service!
Aug 24, 2020
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Moustafa Elakel

FAQs

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

    All the prices based on the menu selection made by the guest, and the quality of the food we are using fresh, high-quality ingredients procured from both local and international purveyors. we continue to create the best dining experiences with a visionary approach in preparing and delivering unique, flavorful, as delicious as it is unforgettable. From fresh ingredient-driven hors d’oeuvres to dessert stations & restaurant experience.

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

    I first obtain basic information, food preferences, allergies, type of cuisine, etc... and then start working on the menu proposal and keeping the customer up to date every step of the way.

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

    After graduating from Le Cordon Blue School of Culinary Arts in Miami, My culinary career accelerated as I went on to work for some of the leading hospitality companies.

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