Proper Palate
Proper Palate

Proper Palate

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Introduction: Chef Marie here, owner of Proper Palate. We are a true Farm to Table, biodynamic farming supporting business. I look forward to working with you. I am an organic/Gluten Free/ allergen free private chef who specializes in providing meals to those who want quality dishes. We source from local farms for produce, meats and dairy. We take pride in providing healthy food that tastes like mom's homemade cooking. I LOVE to cook! Each time we are selected for a job we ensure to provide not only the best service and quality but take the pressure off our clients, especially for those special occassions. We have an awesome team of serves, bartenders and staff with over 30 years experience in the food industry. We do not cook vegan due us not using processed or soy based products.

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Hired 23 times

Serves Red Bank, NJ

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7 employees

5 years in business

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

Exceptional 5.0

26 reviews


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Krista M.

Personal Chef

My family and I were very impressed by Marie. What I love the mostis her level of responsiveness when it came to constructing the menu and all the other details. I was in regular contact with hours until the event. We loved her personality and she was very accommodating in the chaotic environment. The food was amazing and her plating made the food even more appetizing. When we are in town, we will definitely be hiring her for more events.
Proper Palate's reply
Pleasure was all mine! You have such a lovely family. What a special birthday landmark to celebrate. We look forward to serving you again! P.S. We loved your cocktails!
Mar 15, 2021
Noelle M.

Wedding and Event Catering

Marie catered our Thanksgiving dinner. The food was absolutely delicious! Everything! The desserts were to die for! Marie arrived on time, set everything up and even provided the dinnerware. Our experience was exceptional from start to finish!
Nov 28, 2020
Brian W.

Personal Chef

Chef was so easy to work with and the food was excellent! Small party she did for my wife's 40th Bday was awesome! Would def recommend her for any future events thanks again!
Proper Palate's reply
Thank you again Brian for choosing us! we had so much fun working with you. look forward to working together again.
Oct 19, 2020
Larissa C.

Personal Chef

First and foremost, we cut our filet with a butter knife. A dull, hardly ridged, butter knife. The knife you use to cut butter, we cut a juice 8oz, beautifully cut, perfectly seasoned and prepared to exactly the requested medium rare, filet. We were mind blown to say the least. I truly couldn’t give Chef Marie enough stars or write enough words in this review; to even give a glimpse of how PERFECT she made our day! From day one of planning to event day, she was OFF THE CHARTS exceeding every single expectation we had for a personal chef! She listened to us, which was more than the other few chefs we spoke with, she gave feedback and even kindly gave recommendations. She was so considerate that this was new to use and we didn’t really even have a clue about hiring a private chef. She walked us through the whole process, what to expect, when, how, what she does, etc!! We ALL were beyond blown away!!When she showed up and she was very fun and we throughly enjoyed her company; yet she was focused on prepping and cooking! This was a surprise birthday meal for a close friend of ours that has never had a chance to celebrate his birthday to do his career. This was the first time ever he was able to properly celebrate and she made it an EPIC and unforgettable birthday. We were so impressed, so thankful, so pleased, so appreciative and loved every single minute of it! We played loud music and stood for the appetizers, which she didn’t mind at all!! She fit in so well, you would’ve thought she was a close friend of ours! HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY, did I say HIGHLY, recommend!!!! She will blow your mind with her cooking!!!
Sep 15, 2020
Josh V.

Personal Chef

I decided to hire a personal chef for a 40th birthday dinner for my girlfriend. I have never done this before so I initially sent out 5 or 6 message requests to see who was available that day. Chef Marie responded very quickly and we were able to arrange a phone call shortly after. Chef Marie was personable and able to accommodate a meal plan that was keto friendly. On the day of, Chef Marie arrived on time and was quick to put together a fantastic 3 course meal. The filet mignon was the BEST I have ever had. The pureed Yucca was a suitable and delicious compliment to the steak. The coconut ice cream dessert was a huge hit as well. My girlfriend absolutely loved the whole experience. I would highly HIGHLY recommend Chef Marie for any event and I would definitely reach out to her again if another occasion arises. Thank you SO MUCH Chef Marie for making my girlfriend's 40th a special one!
Sep 13, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Pricing varies on menu selection. We can provide a ballpark, however fluctuation in cost of goods can change. We work with your budget to ensure you get what you want.

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

    We like to speak to customers via phone or text. We like to get to know their style and what they are looking for so we can provide the best possible solutions.

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

    We have over 30 years experience in the food industry along all of our Chef's have culinary degrees.

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