ShamHouse Chefs
ShamHouse Chefs

ShamHouse Chefs

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$45/person
starting cost


Scheduling
Meal type

Responds within a day

Introduction: Based in Central Maine Serving most areas in New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts within a 150 radius NEW ENGLAND VACATIONS, BACHELOR / BACHELORETTE PARTIES, DINNER PARTIES, BIRTHDAYS.SOME OF THE TOWNS WE OFTEN WORK IN ARE, MEREDITH, NORTH CONWAY, MCGEE ISLAND, STOWE, NEWBURYPORT, AUGUSTA AND MUCH MORE. Our most popular services include: three-course plated dinner service, elegant family style platter service, vacation chef services, birthday celebrations with heavy hors d'oeuvres, small cooking classes,bachelorette/bachelor events,employee appreciation and last minute plans! From menu development to shopping and setup , cooking and cleanup, ShamHouse Chefs will take care of your meal so that you can relax, eat, and enjoy. We strongly recommend a quick phone call to determine what sort of service you have in mind, along with answers to any questions you may have. We find that this often saves you time and helps us to create an individualized service for each and every client within their budget range. Most of our events are held at vacation rentals that often lack a sufficient amount of plate ware, cutlery, glass ware, and serving platters. Upon arrival at the rental we ask that you please send us a few photos of the indoor/outdoor dining and kitchen areas, along with cabinets or drawers containing dining ware. The time frame needed for prep and setup can be discussed when booking your event. In-home visits prior to an event can be arranged if the event will be held at your personal residence.
Overview

Hired 55 times

Serves Lewiston, ME

Background checked

6 employees

4 years in business

Payment methods

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

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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Reviews

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

Great 4.7

31 reviews

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Sara B.
Jul 7, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

For my mother’s 70th, we rented a house in Searsport for a week with our whole family! As a special celebratory event, we were lucky to have Chef Nija prepare a classic Maine lobster dinner. Communication was excellent, preparation so professional and the food was outstanding. We had a wonderful time!

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

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Kate P.
Jan 16, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

We hired Chef Nija for a bachelorette dinner. She was great to work with from the beginning. She helped me to create a menu full of the guest of honor’s favorite foods, while working with the dietary restrictions of a few guests. In person she was just as awesome. Chef Nija was professional, friendly, and attentive as she served the food. She made enough to have leftovers and cleaned up the materials she used before she left. Her culinary creations were full of flavor and so fresh, a perfect meal. Thank you for the most memorable dinner Chef Nija! (Attached is a picture of our apps!)

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Abeer A.
Nov 16, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

ShamHouse Chefs did an incredible job with my brothers Bachelor party dinner! Chef Nija arrived on time, prepped the food and dessert, and cleaned up after herself within no time! The food was excellent and the sticky toffee pudding was mouth watering!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - casual • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Vicki L.
Oct 29, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Nija is amazing! We hired her to cook a birthday dinner for a family of 8. She was the ultimate professional, communicating clearly via emails and phone calls prior to the event, and whipping up a delicious 3 course meal with incredibly generous portions (probably could have easily fed double the number of guests!) in our kitchen. She then cleaned everything and left the kitchen just as she found it. It was a pleasure meeting her, and we would gladly hire her again for future events!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Mexican / Latin American • Barbecue • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Mary Joe T.
Oct 19, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

We had a wonderful night with Chef Nija! The food was incredible. She was very personable and I can’t wait to see her again when we are back in Maine. Highly recommend!!!

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

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Nija Nefateria Lightfoot

FAQs

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

    Pricing options are guidelines: every clients needs are different and my goal is to develop pricing that fits your individual needs.

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

    The first order of business is the initial phone consultation, you and I will go over what you would like for me to prepare for your event. Your likes, dislikes, personal preferences, dietary restrictions, allergies etc.

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

    I have been a chef for over 25 years working in various capacities for well known companies such as The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Kingsmill Resort, Marriott, Disney, Olshan Properties, Starwood, Hyatt and a few more progressing through my career and getting prepared for my next phase in culinary and nothing compares to being a personal/ Vacation chef! My major food influences would include American Regional Cuisine ( New England, Southern, Mid Atlantic, American Fusion/ International and upscale dining) and I love to be creative!

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