Food Raconteur
Food Raconteur

Food Raconteur

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$55/person
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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 35 times

Serves Saint Louis, MO

Background checked

6 employees

8 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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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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  • Personal Chef - Saint Louis 2020

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Reviews

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

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Katie J.
May 7, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Wow. Just wow. The scallops. The crab. The lobster bisque. The cake. Maybe the best cake I’ve ever had. Everything was absolutely spectacular. Chef A and his team were incredible. The story and food were amazing. The kitchen is spotless following a 7 course meal. What an experience! We will absolutely do this again!! * completely accommodating to gluten free needs as well!

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Italian • Southern • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Asian • French • Indian • Gluten free or celiac • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Michele B.
Apr 29, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Working with Chef Ashok was a seamless experience. He easily navigated all the twists and turns I threw at him. His timeliness, professionalism and knowledge were much appreciated, too. Chef takes pride in his work and it shows. The food he prepared for my family was excellent! He even made sure my three year old granddaughters had a good experience! I would use Chef Ashok over and over again. He’s that good!

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

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Calvin Y.
Jul 20, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Guest -1. Chef was superb. 5 courses with desert. It was a gradual build-up starting at delicious and went up hill from there getting better and better, climaxing with an upside down pineapple cake that had no word to describe it. Guest-2. Chef was thoughtful and conscious when creating a wonderful menu to suit our personal tastes. We continued through the meal to be amazed at each course and the bold but subtle flavors he developed for each course. An amazing experience! Guest-3. I was a guest by default and was fortunate to be a part of their celebration. The food was fragrant as it was being prepared and just as favorable as it was being consumed. Awesome evening.

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

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Brad E.
Feb 16, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Ashok delivered excellent quality, presentation and personality. Along with several stories of the dish inspiration and preparation, Chef Ashok nailed all 5 courses, but the lobster bisque was exceptional and the Seared Jumbo Shrimp with red wine and shallot cream sauce may be the best seafood dish I’ve experienced (and I grew up on the coast). Fantastic experience!

Details: Date night • 2 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Asian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Patrick B.
Feb 13, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

This was the first time my wife and I had a private chef in our home and I must say this was an amazing experience. The food was absolutely amazing. We will definitely do this again. Thank you.

Details: Regular meal • 2 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Indian • Barbecue • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Mexican / Latin American • Asian • French • Southern • Italian • American - formal • American - casual • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Ashok Nageswaran

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