Zacki's Culinary Creations
Zacki's Culinary Creations

Zacki's Culinary Creations

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Introduction: * 34 years of experience * Professional culinary training * Attention to detail * Exceed customer expectations * Reasonable pricing * Flexible menus and themes * Original ideas for food ambiance and ambiance

Hired 139 times

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35 years in business

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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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  • Dave's Special Birthday w Family

    Wedding and Event Catering

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

Excellent 4.9

108 reviews


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Lloyd C.

Personal Chef

We planned a 70th birthday week long getaway for my wife Marjorie her children from New York and friends from Miami here in Raleigh. To top it off we scheduled a dinner for everyone to celebrate. While checking Thumbtack, found a lovely website " Zacki's Culinary Creations " Zacki and her assistant Gigi came on the date and at the appointed time. We had picked from a myriad of menu options a meal that gave everyone what they loved. Zacki and GiGi prepared everything to perfection ! Pre dinner drinks, appetizers, and a wonderful meal, and afterward a fantastic,made from scratch, chocolate desert. Zacki and GiGi were delightful, professional, and fun. They felt like family too by the time it was over. We all felt we received much more than a birthday dinner. It will remain an Event we'll remember for a lifetime.
Zacki's Culinary Creations's reply
Ahhhhh, Thank you Dear Lloyd. We will be talking about this wonderful "Cook In Your Nook" for a long time...and "How you made GiGi and I feel" as part of the family!
Jul 2, 2020
Kimberly W.

Personal Chef

Although my event was canceled chef Zacki was extremely responsive and prompt. She was willing to go the extra mile to make my catering personalized and ensure we had what we needed even last minute. I sincerely appreciate the attention you gave me. Thank you!!
Jun 28, 2020
Shiesha G.

Personal Chef

Zacki was very responsive throughout the whole planning process of my dinner party. She had lots of good suggestions that I incorporated in my event. Her assistant Gigi was also pleasant to work with. They arrived on time, worked hard and left my kitchen in the same condition as when they got there. I would definitely recommend Zacki's Culinary Creations for your next special occasion.
Oct 14, 2020
Beth C.

Personal Chef

Wonderful food, drink and fun with Zacki's Culinary Creations. Thank you for making Dave's birthday celebration extra special.
May 27, 2020
Paavo H.

Wedding and Event Catering

Well chosen ingredients for demanding outdoor condition. Plates were beautifully set up with fine details with magnolia leaves and violets. Tasty dips, fresh veggies, rich chololate, and a wonderful strawberry cake as a surprise dessert for us. Zacki has a special eye for details. We are very happy with her service and would recommend her to anyone.
Zacki's Culinary Creations's reply
Was delighted to have helped make this special day a success, especially under the current circumstances. Thank you for the kind review.
May 17, 2020
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Zacki Murphy


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    After a preliminary complimentary one hour consultation, prices are based upon final menu selection, staffing, rentals, travel outside of a 25-mile radius and any additional consulting time at a rate of $25/hour. Culinary classes are billed per person or at a pre-agreed upon flat rate.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    * An initial phone or e-mail consultation * Evaluation of client's time-table, needs & budget * Discussion of any travel, staff, rentals & decor * Determination of client menu * Finalization of set-up, prep time, clean up * Preview of client kitchen and serving dishes w/online photos or arranged visit that might include paid consultation

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    * Epicurean Culinary School- Los Angeles, CA * Ma Maison Cooking School- Los Angeles, CA * Martha Stewart Living- Westport, CT (food stylist & food developer) *Family Circle Magazine- New York, NY (lifestyle consultant) * Chick-Fil-A, Atlanta GA (recipe developer) * Extensive international travel and freelance consulting for Ark Restaurant, Inc. (New York, NY), Bold American Foods (Atlanta, GA)

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