Carolina Kitchen and Pantry
Carolina Kitchen and Pantry

Carolina Kitchen and Pantry

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$48/person
starting cost


Scheduling
Meal type

Responds in about 2 hours

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 includes appetizer, entree, two sides and dessert. This is the same meal for everyone. Different meals can cause cost difference.
Overview

Hired 66 times

Serves Winston Salem, NC

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5 employees

6 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, Credit card, Square cash app, and Venmo.

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2021

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.

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Kevin H.
Feb 24, 2022
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Chef Phyllis answered every question I had leading up to the dinner event. She arrived on time and prepared a perfect meal for us and our guests. Chef Phyllis is a joy to work with and we WILL be contacting her again in the future. Thank you!!!!!

Details: Holiday meal (Mother's day, Valentine's day, etc.) • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - formal • Italian • Southern • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Jemica B.
Nov 4, 2020
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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.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • American - casual • Meal prepared onsite • Monthly • My home, venue, etc.

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Jatoia P.
May 28, 2022
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She was absolutely amazing!!!!!!! The dinner was perfect and I couldn’t have asked for a better set up! I ordered a three course meal and it was so bomb. The steak and lobster was amazinggggg! I will definitely refer her services!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • American - formal • Southern • American - casual • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Cherrelle J.
Jul 28, 2021
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Chef Phyllis was a joy. She made our anniversary night so special. She was punctual. Our meal was on the table fast without feeling rushed. The food was AMAZING. My husband is still raving about it to our friends. We will definitely be using her again. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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PEPSII H.
May 5, 2021
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Where do I start, everything was prepared on site, delicious and very very reasonable. We enjoyed having Chef Phyllis in our home & preparing the food for our 13th wedding anniversary. She was a pleasure to deal w/and a blessing @the same time. Chef Phyllis is our professional chef here on out we enjoyed her all the way around. The appetizers, main course, sides & desert we’re impeccable. Hats off to you Chef Phyllis & we can’t wait to have you prepare our food @the next event or social.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Asian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Phyllis Franks

FAQs

  • 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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