Chef Zachary Pope
Chef Zachary Pope

Chef Zachary Pope

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Introduction: Chef Zachary Pope brings years of training and experience in Classical Cuisine wherever he goes.  His food philosophy is simple: the best ingredients and attention to detail create the perfect dining experience.  His effervescent personality, passion for food and his ability to entice all the senses makes each bite truly memorable.   Chef Pope’s unique style of teaching and involving students of all skill levels is truly contagious.  Exciting and engaging, it is easy to understand why he has been awarded numerous Best Chef Awards and Recognitions including 2013 Business of the Year for his Roundz Gourmet Market & Catering in Crofton, Maryland.  A thorough understanding of special ingredients, complimentary flavor pairings and textural interaction is a signature of Chef Pope’s cooking style.
Overview

Hired 7 times

Serves Edgewater, MD

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1 employee

26 years in business

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Cash, Venmo, Zelle

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

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Rachel S.
Jun 6, 2022
Zach did an incredible job for my dad's retirement/65th birthday celebration. He cooked an exceptional meal for 13 guests out of a rental home. Everyone kept commenting on how delicious each course was, and for the rest of the trip, people kept reminiscing aloud about how much they enjoyed the whole meal! We very much appreciated Zach's creativity and flexibility as he met with us via video chat in the months leading up to our event. He designed an exciting menu with several options for each course, and he was very open to our ideas and requests to refine the menu to exactly my dad's tastes. My parents asked to use pork from the pigs they raised in several of the courses, and Zach did a wonderful job showing off the meat. I would highly recommend working with Chef Zach; my family would gladly hire him again!
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Shanice M.
Feb 23, 2021
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I Absolutely loved working with Zach! His presentation was brilliant, the food tasted amazing and he had a very personable approach to my dinner party. Zach not only engaged my party guest in conversation, but offered a level of detail in each serving even while preparing the next course. Zach was also helpful and very attentive as he filled our drinks and even placed drinks that I left out by mistake in the freezer before the dinner party. And his clean up was unmatched! He left nothing...and I mean NOTHING on the floor or counters and put everything back after the dinner party. It was like he was never there! Thank you Zach! I will have you back! 🥰😘💋

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - formal • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Tracy H.
Jan 10, 2021
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I hired Zach as a gift for a private dinner. Zach was extremely professional, prompt, and courteous. Most importantly, I had great reviews from the recipients of my gift. The food was fantastic, with a special thumbs up to his Tomato soup. I would use him again and highly recommend his service.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Rosemary F.
Nov 15, 2020
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Chef prepared a 5 course dinner for us to celebrate my husband’s birthday. It was fantastic! He spent time asking about our likes upfront and developed and delivered the perfect menu (in our kitchen). The entire experience was exactly what we had missed from our time in NYC.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • Southern • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Asian • French • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Jessica G.
Jul 30, 2020
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Chef Zach has been amazing and attentive through my communication with him. Unfortunately, I had to cancel the dinner I reserved with him because my husband is ill. I will definitely be working with Chef Zach in the future. He created an amazing menu and I am so sad we won’t get to experience it. However, I would highly recommend him because of his professionalism and creative menu ideas.

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

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Zachary Pope

FAQs

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

    Although my experience is broad and diverse, the enjoyment I receive by sharing my experience translates into the price. I am reasonably priced and will to work with people depending on need.

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

    A phone conversation is my preferred starting point with each client. I am able to listen and hear what the client has to say and incorperate that into a service and appropriate price.

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

    After graduating Culinary School in 1996 I was awarded a 9 month Fellowship to begin practicing my craft in a seasonal Hotel in Ireland. I have worked for skilled Chefs throughout my career (my favorite have been French) in the Washington DC fine dining community.

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