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Carolina Kitchen and Pantry
Carolina Kitchen and Pantry

Carolina Kitchen and Pantry

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Introduction: I love doing special occasion dinners like for anniversaries, birthdays or dinner parties. Our dinners for two can be done in a park or interesting setting and cooked table side. Our dinner parties are tailored to your event. The aaahhs and empty plates. Everyone is usually very loud when the plates come out, but it doesn't take long for it to get quite and all I hear is the tinkling of forks. Then the empty plates. This is great for everyone. It tells me that everyone enjoyed the food. The price for dinner @ $48/person includes appetizer, entree, two sides and dessert. This is the same meal for everyone. Different meals can cause cost difference.

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5 employees

5 years in business

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Cash, Credit card, Square cash app, 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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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

50 reviews


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Jemica B.

Personal Chef

My husband is a foodie! For his birthday I hired Mrs. Phyllis to prepare a nice meal for him in the comfort of our home. She was very responsive and friendly. I highly recommend trying the personal chef experience with Mrs. Phyllis. I was full off the appetizer. My husband really enjoyed the experience. We must hire you again.
Nov 4, 2020
Lauren G.

Personal Chef

Phyllis was absolutely amazing. She was on time and very professional. She prepared our meal quicker than we expected and it turned out absolutely wonderful. This was the first time we have ever hired a private chef and we will definitely be hiring Phyllis again. I was also pleased with how well she cleaned up afterwards as if she was never in my kitchen. Overall the whole experience was amazing and I was overly pleased with everything. Can’t wait to have you in my home again...Thank you
Feb 14, 2021
Robin B.

Personal Chef

My husband and I hired Chef Phyllis to cook a 4 course dinner for our 4 year anniversary. The food was exceptional, we would hire Chef Phyllis again in a heartbeat!! Thank you for the tasty and beautifully plated meal!!
Feb 3, 2021
Jeff E.

Personal Chef

Chef Phyllis created a memorable anniversary experience. Food was exquisite & presentation was beautiful. She was joy to have in our home. We highly recommend Chef Phyllis for any occasion, it will exceed your highest expectations.
Jan 31, 2021
Madison M.

Personal Chef

Phyllis and Carolina Kitchen absolutely exceeded my expectations. I had never hired a chef before and she made a great lasting impression, from the food to her great personality. I would absolutely buy their products and hire her for cooking services again in the future and will be recommending her to friends!
Jan 24, 2021
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Phyllis Franks


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

    Typically after discussing menu ideas with the host I will send a couple of ideas along with what it will cost for the minimum per person rate. Example: 6 guest minimum $22.50 per person.

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

    I like to talk with potential clients about what their food needs are and what style of dishes they like. I will send a couple of menu ideas and allow the host to pick which will work best with the guest. Dinner parties are really about the wow experience for the guest and making the host look good. Too fussy and overly plated food doesn't allow anyone to have a good time. While something thrown on plate doesn't offer a wow experience at all. I like to think I fall in the middle. I like clean well platted meals. Simple and mouth wateringly elegant.

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

    I have been cooking for what seems like forever, but I was fortunate to attend a cooking program that allowed me to train under the Vice President of the Southeastern American Culinary Federation. The program was an intense 4 months packing in what most would find in a typical 9 months of culinary school. I am also Serve Safe Certified.

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