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7 years in business
7 hires on Thumbtack
This review is long overdue. I hired Chef Malcolm and Carima Bey to cook a special anniversary dinner for my parents and they did an excellent job! My parents loved it! I could not have asked for a better dinner. Chef Malcolm is very professional and really knows food. He was helpful and creative in helping me come up with a menu for the evening. We decided on a bruschetta for the appetizer, jerk salmon and coconut risotto for the entree, and a mango ginger sorbet for dessert with rum punch. The food was absolutely delicious and the presentation was simple, yet elegant. Overall, I was very pleased with the service he provided and I would definitely hire him again for another occasion.Sep 26, 2016VerifiedMalcolm G.'s reply
Thank you Camille, I was very appreciative of the opportunity. I am thrilled your parents liked the food. I tried to reach out to you with that Jerk chicken(lol) . Please get in touch with me I really want you and your parents to try it.
Carima Bey recently catered a party I hosted in Glen Cove, NY. Despite the fact they hit major traffic on their way, the jumped into action and didn't miss a beat! The menu was awesome and the lamb sliders, chicken and shrimp were barbequed to perfection! I would highly recommend them for any occasion you are thinking of hosting - you won't be disappointed!Aug 1, 2016VerifiedMalcolm G.'s reply
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to cook for you, everyone was very friendly and I hope we get to do a brunch for you , your wonderful husband and again friends soon.
That were not in time, added an extra price to invoice, forgot a salad.Aug 1, 2016VerifiedMalcolm G.'s reply
It seems that in your review you did not mention how the food was, or how our actual interaction with you and your guests were. In the review I noticed you also did not mention that my staff served your guests even though it was drop off service and ran errands to get you things we were not required to do and we offered to help you clean the community center. I am dismayed that you have lowered the review because of the typo on the invoice which was corrected immediately. I feel like despite the salad we pulled off an ambitious menu for the price point that your guests and you to a person told me was delicious. Unfortunately, I erred in choosing to make the cake company fix the typo on the cake which is why we were late. ( Everyone loved the cake especially your granddaughter who was thrilled at my selection) Finally your family and friends treated us really nicely and your husband gave us a great tip. ( which I would not have if I were as unhappy as this review) . I think you are right to be mad but a thorough review mentioning the positives ( there were many) would have been nice.
Malcolm's food was excellent. The staff were very nice. They need some work on being on time and the quality of their service.Jul 19, 2016Verified
We had the pleasure of using Malcolm and his staff for our 4th of July party. Malcolm and his crew arrived 30 minutes early to prep, and get the BBQ going. We had 35 guests and Malcolm and staff where attentive, courteous, and on their game. Malcolm made sauces to go with all the proteins that where dynamite. From the Hotdogs to the Lobster Tails everything came out perfect. I would highly recommend Carima Bey and Malcolm to cater your next event. Thank you.Jul 4, 2016VerifiedMalcolm G.'s reply
Gary it was a pleasure to work for you and your family. We had a great time and we are excited about working with you in the future, Thank you for the kind words. Malcolm
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing varies upon the event. * In home Dining experiences for two start at $90.00 * In home Dining events * Social Event Catering (Wedding, Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, Girls Night In, Cocktail Parties, Superbowl, etc..) priced per person * Boxed Lunch Corporate * Off Premise/On Premise all priced per person
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I will help a customer devise a menu that is fitting to the occasion they are celebrating then we discuss price based on the number of appetizers, main courses, desserts and other peripherals that may be included in the service such as wait staff,linens and dishes etc.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I love to entertain and bring food to the forefront as a topic of discussion. I've realized after hosting many successful parties and barbecues that I love the thrill of feeding finicky people.