Food Raconteur
Food Raconteur

Food Raconteur

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Introduction: Chef Ashok believe in tales, especially food tales and global food tales. There’s no such thing as a perfect food, only the idea of it, then the real purpose of striving toward perfection becomes clear. To make people happy. That's what cooking is all about. But to give pleasure, you should soak yourself in it. For me, it’s the satisfaction of cooking, communicating with my ingredients, my tools and my creations. My source of pleasure in cooking is respect for the food. Respect for food is respect for life for who we are and what we do.
Overview

Hired 45 times

Serves Saint Louis, MO

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6 employees

9 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, Credit card, Google Pay, Square cash app, and Venmo.

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Reviews

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

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Jade G.
Mar 27, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

We had chef for a celebration following finding my wedding dress! 👰🏼‍♀️ He was very accommodating as we had one person with dairy sensitivity, yet we wanted all of the dairy meals (of course). The food was delicious, he sent us recommendations on wines to pair with each course and the experience in total was great. It was nice to be able to sit back, relax, enjoy company and not have to worry about cooking or clean up. Here’s a few photos of our food - we did lobster bisque, jumbo shrimp in shallot sauce (my personal fav), scallops 3 ways, filet in wine reduction with mashed potatoes, and creme brûlée/death by chocolate for dessert. DELISH! I literally ate every bite.

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

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Kaitlyn R.
Dec 17, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

Ashok went above and beyond in meeting my family’s expectations for our Christmas dinner celebration. He was quick to respond and eager to help plan our dinner and menu, accommodating multiple food allergies. Each dish that was served was executed to perfection with much attention to detail. Everything was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The plating and presentation was elegant and eye catching. Ashok was punctual, personable and truly a pleasure to work with. We look forward to planning our next dinner and cooking class!

Details: Holiday meal (Mother's day, Valentine's day, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • I'm flexible • Dessert • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • Nut allergies • I'm flexible • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Ed R.
Apr 5, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

An amazing experience with Ashok! Made us feel as if we were special guests in our own kitchen and home and the food was absolutley delicious!

Details: Date night • 2 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • Italian • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Tiffany W.
Mar 3, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Angela was amazing and made our date night feel even more special with her attentiveness, politeness, and professionalism. The food was absolutely amazing and my kitchen was left as if she hadn’t been cooking at all! I look forward to future opportunities to working with the Food Raconteur!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Dessert • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Indian • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • American - formal • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • Asian • Meal delivered • Only once • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Alicia O.
Feb 15, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

Ashok was amazing. We had a great time. I planned dinner for my husband and I for Valentine’s Day and Ashok made a delicious dinner. Everything was just perfect. I would definitely hire him again. If you are looking for somebody to make delicious food, here is your best choice.

Details: Date night • 2 guests • Dessert • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Ashok Nageswaran

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