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Introduction: I’m a dynamic caterer and chef with deep knowledge of Mediterranean cuisine. I will work closely with you to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. I always go the extra mile for my clients; sourcing the best ingredients and most friendly and attentive staff.

Hired 2 times

Serves Ithaca, NY

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5 employees

4 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, Google Pay, PayPal, Samsung Pay, Venmo, Zelle

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

Exceptional 5.0

7 reviews


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Elaina F.

Wedding and Event Catering

Wow! The food was plentiful and absolutely delicious. Rania was a pleasure to work with - she came up with a menu to fit in our party theme and stay within our budget. Then she braved monsoon-like weather to deliver a meal that received compliments from all our guests. I even have leftovers to enjoy later!
Jul 19, 2021
Jeslin V.

One of the best Mediterranean food I have ever had. Thank you Rania for catering for Rotary events. Rania's love and passion is clearly visible in the way she presents her food. I wish her the best!
Feb 28, 2019
Genevieve P.

I highly recommend Fooli Foods International! The food was excellent, beautifully plated, and delivered on time. You won't be disappointed!
Feb 28, 2019
Rania K.

The food tastes exceptional , looked very presentable and delicious . It’s really worth every penny . I would definitely try again .
Loumies's reply
Thank you Rania! it's an extra pleasure to cook for someone I share the name with :)
Feb 19, 2019
Ruchi K.

Rania is not only an amazing cook, she is both personable and professional in her work. Her food is delicious, eclectic, creative and well presented and that coupled with her sweet personality makes for an overall wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Fooli Foods Intl to friends and strangers alike!
Loumies's reply
Thank you very much Ruchi! I really value your feedback!
Feb 18, 2019
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Rania Shidyac


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

    Pricing depends on 3 criteria: 1- obviously the number of guests, it goes without saying that the more guests you have the higher the cost. 2- Menu Items: I will always work with high-quality fresh ingredients, however organic produce, grass-fed beef, wild caught fish and other prime ingredients cost more and will raise the overall cost. 3- time: how long will I be working on your event? this will be determined by: a- number of items on the menu, b- complexity of dishes, how labor intensive are those items, and the services you need and their corresponding staffing requirements.

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

    1. First contact, clarify your Request for Proposal including budget, event details, services required, and duration, etc.. 2. Second contact, discuss proposal and finalize contract terms. 3. Contract signing and 50% down payment. 4. Remaining 50% due two weeks ahead of date of function.

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

    I have an MBA in finance, a bachelor in marketing and a diploma in french literature. I Didn't go to culinary school but I have extensive hospitality experience working for the Jumeirah group in Dubai namely at Burj Al Arab Hotel, The most luxurious hotel in the world. Worked also with the Jumeirah Hospitality outside catering division where I managed events ranging from a dozen to over a 1000 attendees.

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