Personal Chef to the Stars
Personal Chef to the Stars

Personal Chef to the Stars

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
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$75/person
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Introduction: There is an obvious difference between some who cooks for a living and someone who cooks as a hobby. The hobby chef is more relaxed, has more fun, is more involved and generally is into creating a great food experience above all other motivations. When people see me cook, or work with me, I often hear the comment, "Wow - you're really into this." I am. The sense of accomplishment when the guests are amazed at what they experience. Sometimes it's the visual experience, what they are about to eat simply looks inviting - And, sometimes is the smell as the bite nears their mouth - but always it's the look in their eyes when they first bite into what ever morsel they are enjoying. Their eye's get big, bright, and sparkle with joy.
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Hired 221 times

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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

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

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Hanneke E.

Personal Chef

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 Hanneke
Jul 26, 2020
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Danielle f.

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This was the second time I called on Chef Tyler with short notice and as before he hit a home run. Delicious hors d’oeuvres, a fantastic main course, and a superb dessert. We really wanted surf and turf, so I provided some Lobster Tails to go along with the superb steak that Chef Tyler supplied. Both cooked to perfection and it was a huge hit. Chef Tyler was especially diligent in addressing the gluten free and vegetarian needs of each guest and he made them feel special. Local and seasonal vegetables throughout the meal topped off with Grilled Peach Shortcake on Caramelized Pound Cake. It doesn’t get any better. Once again, I highly recommend chef Tyler.
Jul 14, 2021
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Mechelle B.

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This was a surprise dinner for a Birthday celebration for one of six sisters who would be the other guests. We are all very particular about what we eat and wanted something delicious and special at the same time. Chef Tyler understood from the beginning and put together a menu that had us all loving the dishes even though some were totally new to us. There were also some well-done classic comfort foods, like mac ‘n cheese and Beef Bourguignon. Most impressive was the presentation as each dish was adorned with gorgeous edible flowers and tasty Fresh herbs. The meal exceeded our expectations and I highly recommend Chef Tyler when you want something extraordinary.
Jul 17, 2021
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Laura k.

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It was a long overdue family gathering on Lake Norman. We had all travelled most of the day and this was the first day of our vacation, and it was Father's Day. I wanted something special for all of our "dads". I contacted Chef Tyler and asked if he could make a Crawfish and Shrimp boil for us, although I also had to ask him to accommodate several of us in the group who might not like the Boil along with seven children who might only eat kids food!! Chef Tyler did an excellent job with all of the above requests. He even added a few surprises with his six appetizer choices that started the meal. The appetizers were delicious, beautifully presented and raised everyone's expectations for the main course. Then came out the three large trays with crawfish, shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes all piled high. T he sides of chicken wings, corn on the cob, kale salad and Mac n Cheese really worked to satisfy everyone there. The strawberry shortcake dessert topped of the meal and was simply excellent. All of the preparation, set up and cleanup was done with a quiet, non interfering yet friendly presence. Lastly, the charm of Chef Tyler brought the family together as he invited us all to gather around the appetizer bar as he explained the meal to us. Chef Tyler also added in a little extra surprise I will not spoil for the next group lucky enough to recruit Chef Tyler and his wonderful helpers to create a memorable meal for you as he did for us.
Jul 1, 2021
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Kefira Y.

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Chef Tyler was amazing from the very first second we spoke until recently very second he finished my 2nd catered event. Yes! He was just that great I had to have him twice. Very different and very delicious. That is what we all felt about Chef Tyler’s cooking last week. The menu discussions and final selections went smoothly and ended up with several dishes that were new to us. They turned out to be delicious. Original plans were for Chef Tyler to cook a dinner but we added a brunch the next day and were delighted at the brunch menu selections and the presentation. We all commented on how colorful and lovely the dishes looked. He paid special attention to our diet restrictions and prepared plates ready to reheat for the guests whose arrival was delayed. Clearly focused on meeting our needs. Highly recommended.
Jun 2, 2021
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Tyler Phillips

FAQs

  • 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!

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