Personal Chef to the Stars
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Current Top Pro
Hired 200 times
48 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
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American - casual,
American - formal,
Mexican / Latin American,
Mediterranean / Middle Eastern,
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- Hanneke E.
I engaged Chef Tyler for a surprise birthday dinner for my husband . Due to the pandemic we had had to cancel a celebration cruise and then a celebration backyard party! I contacted Chef Tyler to put on a dinner celebration that would equal the excitement of the canceled events. Chef Tyler exceeded all our expectations!! Our guests raved about every dish from the hors d’oeuvres, through the main course and onto the desert. Special surprises like fried zucchini flowers and flounder Française on small Asian spoons just kept appearing! It was amazing, delicious and also a lot of fun! Chef Tyler and Jill are so easy to work with and we would recommend them for anyone needing a personal chef! Thank you Tyler and Jill, we will be calling you again in the future! Chuck and HannekeJul 26, 2020Verified
- Mariam S.
I asked Chef Tyler to design and prepare a special dinner to celebrate a small at-home wedding. His collaborative style made it easy to come up with a wonderful, four course menu that would be elegant without being over the top. When the day arrived, he and his charming Sous Chef and wife, Jill, showed up on time and then went right to work producing delicious hors d’oeuvres, a tremendous Greek Lemon soup, Avgolemono, a special spinach salad with pomegranate seeds, and a main course featuring Steak au Poivre. Each course was fantastic, and the guests raved on and on. Just what we wanted. They made it very special and I would recommend him to anyone wanting excellence.Jan 2, 2021Verified
- Dale P.
I engaged Chef Tyler on short notice to design and prepare a Birthday dinner for my wife. After a phone discussion with both of us he developed a wonderful menu, and the subsequent cooking and service was excellent. Yummy appetizers that had us arguing over which was the most delicious. Caramelized Bacon took first place. Then he surprised us we fresh Smelts he had located. He simply grilled them and served them over a salad of Fennel, Arugula, and Blood oranges. The main course, Chilean Sea Bass, was served with roasted veggies and green beans and was as pleasing to the eye as it was to the palate. Yum. And he finished off the evening with a traditional Haitian Orange Cake laced with Brandy and Grand Marnier that stole the show. Absolutely outstanding in every way. Highly recommended.Jan 1, 2021Verified
- Larry B.
One can see why Chef Tyler has had great success in his prior careers, as he has clearly perfected the art of setting high expectations and then exceeding them. That is exactly what he did when I approached him to design, prepare, and serve a surprise, multi-course wine tasting lunch for my wife’s birthday. Six wines, ten delicious small bites, all amazing. The guests raved continuously, and it flowed so smoothly. From the initial champagne toast, through the two white wine courses, the two red wine courses, and a fabulous dessert. His knowledge of the wines, the reason for the pairings, and his stories about food and wine made for great entertainment and made the event extra special. I would hire him in a moment. Thanks Chef for making this event so wonderful.Nov 29, 2020Verified
- Michael G.
I engaged Chef Tyler and his team to prepare and serve a multi-course tasting menu to top off a Spa day and celebrate two of the guests’ birthdays. I wanted unique, small-bite dishes that went well with the wines I had selected and were healthy. We started with Champagne Cocktails paired with Smoked Salmon and Caviar on Cucumber Chips and Caramelized bacon. So much for being healthy. Then we paired French and California Chardonnay with Seared Scallops, Roasted Pears wrapped in Prosciutto, and Tarragon shrimp. The pears won. Then a French and California Pinot duel, paired with a delightful Trio of mini soups served in demitasse cups, Lamb Lollipops over pureed celeriac, Wild Mushroom risotto, and Seared Duck breast. No clear winner as they were all fantastic. We cleaned our palettes with Limoncello sorbet and finished off the celebration with Molten Chocolate Cake and another California Red. It was simply amazing, and the guests raved and argued about the dishes all evening. Just what I wanted. Chef Tyler and Team were professional, timely, easy with which to work, and much fun. I highly recommend Chef Tyler!Nov 25, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I price on a per person basis, based on the mutually determined menu. I have a minimum of $600 or $40 per person for any specific event. My meals are typically high end and my average per person is about $50 - $80. Also, we add a minimum 20% gratuity to all events.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I don't work from a set list of dishes. Rather, I prefer to speak with the potential client and learn about the event, their vision, special diets, likes and dislikes, budget, etc. and then we mutually design the menu.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I've been a really serious "Hobby Chef" for more than 50 years. I've been to cooking schools in Italy, France, Asia and throughout the US. I've eaten "in the kitchen" at Trotter's, El Bulli, and Le Beneton and I've cooked with Marc Spitz - Farallon and Gerald Hirigoyen - Piperade. I've entertained Frances Mayes - "Under the Tuscan Sun;" Cecelia Chang - "The Seventh Daughter: My Culinary Journey from Beijung to San Francisco," and numerous Bay Area Foodies. I cook every day!