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Introduction: Cooking is my biggest passion, and I like to think my food reflects that passion. I specialize in dinner parties, usually with a cocktail hour and family style dinner service. All my food is made from scratch, and my menus are customizable. Dietary needs such as gluten free, vegan, allergies, and other restrictions are no problem. I have over 20 years of professional kitchen experience, starting as a teenager in my mothers’s café. Later, I graduated from an accelerated class at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. In 2012 I started a meal prep service, which grew into a cafe/catering operation in Minneapolis. For several years I ran The Tomato Vine, where I made TV appearances, won (two) cooking competitions, cooked for athletes, and even cooked for Prince a few times. After Covid took my business, I happily transitioned back into private chef work. I am able to work with clients on a more personal level, making each event that much more special. I love being able to connect with my clients and their guests, helping to make each dinner a deliciously memorable one. No matter the occasion, I am always happy to cook!
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Hired 10 times

Serves Eden Prairie, MN

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1 employee

12 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, Check, PayPal, and Venmo.

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2023

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

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Suzanne B.
Sep 28, 2022
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Abby catered our small wedding in September 2022. Her food is fresh and incredibly tasty. All of our guests were raving about her food, which was my exact goal. Abby was responsive and collaborative during the planning process. I highly recommend her for any event or party and will definitely be hiring her again.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 36 - 50 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • Gluten free or celiac • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Jess C.
Aug 29, 2022
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Abby did the catering for our backyard garden party last weekend. She was absolutely wonderful. She took such time and care to put together a fantastic spread of appetizers. Our guests could not stop talking about how "amazing her food is." She has a wealth of experience and talent and it shows. I would readily recommend her to anyone.

Details: Dinner party • Dinner • Italian • Family style • Yes, full service • Outdoor venue • Yes, full kitchen • 20 - 29 guests • Serving and warming equipment • Standard (basic ingredients)

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Stefani J.
Mar 13, 2023
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Abby was great. We recommend her to anyone considering an event.

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

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Holly M.
Feb 10, 2022
Abby catered our wedding a few years ago. The food was amazing and everything went really smoothly. Abby is also such a sweetheart! I’d use her again to cater an event in a heartbeat!
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It was a pleasure working with you Holly! Thanks so much for asking me to help with your big day.
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Stacy Q.
Nov 20, 2022
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Abby was awesome. We are so grateful we found her for our special event.

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

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