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Personal Chef - Saint Louis 2020
Annual Family Gathering
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American - casual,
American - formal,
Mexican / Latin American,
Mediterranean / Middle Eastern,
Excellent, excellent experience! The food was absolutely amazing. Chef Ashok was easy to work with. He was prompt, responsive and talented ! Looking forward to doing many more events with himFeb 15, 2020VerifiedFood Raconteur's reply
Thanks a lot for kind words. Much appreciated.
This was the best experience ever. I hired this chef based on the reviews and his experience. This was for my boyfriends 40th birthday and the chef made this a night to forever remember. He was early, the food was splendid, he made us feel comfortable and he explained each dish. I will be hiring him again.Feb 6, 2020VerifiedFood Raconteur's reply
thanks Sanina for kind words. much appreciated.
Ashok made a wonderful dinner for us that made for a very special evening. The entire experience was a delight from the first interaction to the last. Ashok, was very responsive and designed a great menu. He came to our house to prepare the meal. He was extremely thoughtful and kind. He really took great care of us and gave us five-star service. Although there is a pandemic, Ashok was very careful and made us feel at ease. I can't imagine a safer way to have a super fantastic meal/evening.Aug 11, 2020VerifiedFood Raconteur's reply
Thank you Paul for your kind words. We enjoyed being a part of this special occasion. Thank you again for the opportunity. Warm Regards Ashok
Very professional and the meal was outstanding. Everyone should experience a evening with Chef.Jun 10, 2020Verified
Ashok was wonderful to work with in every way. From the moment I contacted him, he collaborated with us to create a personable, unique and delicious experience. His passion for food elevated the entire experience and was evident in the menu he created. I highly recommend working with the Food Raconteur - I promise you will not be disappointed!Jan 1, 2020VerifiedFood Raconteur's reply
Thanks a lot Sarah and the hosts. It was wonderful dealing with you guys. Very professional, warm, respectful and appreciative you made the task look so easy and effortless and it was a fitting finale for us to close the year with some great guests and wonderful professionals. Thanks again for kind words.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The pricing is purely based on the menu and ingredients and Chef s time and varies from case to case. The cost normally comprises of three elements food cost ( menu planning, buying, preparation), Chef Charges and transportation charges. If the client wants a help in the event/ bartender there would be additional charges.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?No Menu and no customer are the same. Each menu is uniquely designed based on the needs of the customer, nature of the event and the guests profile. We enjoy discussing the process with the customer about the event, their favorite cuisine/ food and come out with a menu which is unique every single time. We believe in a wonderful gastronomic experience to the customer. Once the menu is finalized we make a visit to the guests place to do a inspection and then we execute the event.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Chef Ashok will delight you and your friends with this custom designed, Modern Fusion Cuisine. Chef Ashok is a certified culinary professional who graduated from the world’s oldest culinary school Le Cordon Bleu with high honors and distinction. He has gained a specialty experience in Spanish cuisine from Spain working with chefs from Michelin starrers in Bilbao and San Sebastian. An experience with Ritz Carlton and its restaurants allowed him to explore new concepts and new style dining. Working with Top French Chefs and with the top Italian restaurants in Australia has taught him the art of perfection and culinary discipline which he practices. Ashok enjoys themed fusion dinners which is a first of its kind in St louis, hosting culinary classes, food tours and has live sessions on many social media platforms and contributes to many culinary magazines. He is also the associate partner for plattershare one of the largest social media platform for home chefs. He also is an auditor for reviewing restaurants and also hosting interview sessions with Top Michelin Chefs.