Hired 87 times
5 years in business
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Jul - Dec
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Birthday or anniversary party,
Bridal or baby shower,
American - casual,
American - formal,
Mexican or Latin American,
American - Southern,
Mediterranean or Middle Eastern,
Wedding and Event Catering
This chef undersells himself. Not only is good food delicious, but he should charge more for it. He catered our wedding in a small kitchen in a barn, plated everything, walked the food up a flight of steps to assist the servers, and it still looked and tasted great.Jun 8, 2018Verified
Wedding and Event Catering
Josh and his team did an excellent job catering for my wife's 40's birthday bash. Menu was well planned and executed. Timing of the various made the experience all the better, especially the late night flatbreads. Highly recommend.Sep 27, 2015Verified
Joshua prepared a wonderful new year's eve dinner for our group of ten. Four courses of delicious dishes. He and his assistant, Chris, were professional and kind. They also cleaned up everything nicely. Joshua was very easy to work with leading up to our dinner party. I would highly recommend Diem Culinary to anyone looking for a great chef for their event.Jan 2, 2017Verified
Josh was wonderful. Catered to our gluten free guest. Was very responsive.Jan 7, 2017Verified
Event Catering (Drop-off)
Josh promised the food would be better than Chipotle and it definately was. Guests had many compliments on the tasty fajita bar and raspberry limeade. Josh kept me informed on any changes that were happening to the menu. Slight miscommunication between us on the location - but since we were simulating Mexico, they eat whenever anyway so NO PROBLEM. Josh was a pleasure to work with and should another event arise, I would check with him.Oct 9, 2016Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I try to work within the budget of my clients. After we discuss the budget for the event I will devise a plan to work within that budget and satisfy the needs of the client. It is pretty simple because when I quote a price, that number is the only thing you have to think about. If that number is okay with you then I know I will be able to provide top tier service to you.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?So, as you may have noticed, I quote based on the info in the request. So, the first thing to do is make sure the info and quote match up. After that the process differs based on the event type. Personal chef events: dinner parties, coursed dinners, and most other in-home services fall under this category. Catered events are your typical catered events with food served in food warmers. I have a pdf document that goes into a little more detail about the personal chef events; remind me and I will send it to you via email.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I learned to cook professionally under some of the best chefs in the city of Minneapolis including Sarah Master (NBC's The Taste, Cafe Barbette) and T.J. Rawitzer (Tiny Diner, The Third Bird). During my time with them I was able to learn an amazing amount about food and cooking. I continue to intern at the best restaurants in the city to further my learning.