A Fancy Thyme Catering
A Fancy Thyme Catering

A Fancy Thyme Catering

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Introduction: Because I love what I do. I make it a priority to satisfy each and every person during an event. Using some of the freshest ingredients makes my work stand out on its own. The satisfaction people have after an event. Food is one of the biggest part of events, it must be good and everyone must love it.
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Hired 31 times

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5 employees

7 years in business

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

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Briana B.

Personal Chef

What an amazing experience! Food was excellent. Everything was plated so elegantly, and not only was the service and food impeccable but the experience was so beyond any of my expectations. Thank you so much for the great night, and for making our special event so memorable!!!
A Fancy Thyme Catering's reply
Briana, thank you so much. We look forward to working with you again soon!
Jul 31, 2017
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Susan B.

Personal Chef

A Fancy Thyme Catering just left after preparing our family reunion dinner. We cannot say enough positive things about Chef Carols Roa and the food he prepared. From the first time we spoke about the event, he was professional and detailed about the menu. He answered all questions ahead of time including which wines would compliment each course. At our request, he educated us and answered all our questions about the menu as he prepared each course. The food was exceptional and he we so personable. By the time he left, we felt like he was part of the family. As an added bonus, everything was cleaned up and put away. We would not hesitate to have A Fancy Thyme Catering host an event for us in the future.
Jun 16, 2016
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Anna-Liisa C.

Personal Chef

We had a wonderful dinner to celebrate our mom's 70th birthday. He was open to travel two hours outside of NYC to have this dinner for 6 people. Carlos was so easy to communicate with as we were planning the menu and making arrangements for the dinner. He arrived on time with everything he needed. He also brought along an assistant to help with the serving and clearing. All of the food was delicious. The presentation was beautiful! We can't wait to have Carlos do other events for us!
Feb 10, 2016
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Caryn h.

Personal Chef

We hired Carlos for a dinner at a girls getaway weekend. Carlos was great to plan with and had excellent recommendations for the menu. He was almost always quick to respond to any questions or concerns I had. On the day of the event he arrived on time. The service was great - as he and his assistant were patient and accommodating with the loud/large group. Most of the food was excellent and as described. Unfortunately he did not bring one of the main agreed upon side dishes for the night. Overall, it was a good experience and I would recommend Carlos!
Oct 20, 2015
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Dawn R.

Wedding and Event Catering

Chef Carlos and his assistant Anna were awesome. He was very responsive to my inquiries and made the hiring process a breeze. The two of them showed up an hour before I told them I wanted dinner to be served to prep. Both Chef Carlos and Anna were beyond professional and left my kitchen spotless when finished. Everyone loved the food which was much more than any of us could eat (had enough for leftovers the next day). Definitely feel like I got my money's worth. Will absolutely work with Chef Carlos again!
Jan 24, 2018
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Carlos Roa

FAQs

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

    I go based on food cost, time of the event, and time to prep. I charge $15-20 per hour on food prep and time of the event. All depending on the level of difficulty for the $15-20 range. However it is all negotiable. The food cost is not that is firm.

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

    I always provide a sample menu so my customers get an idea of what I can offer. However it is just a sample. So getting on the phone with a new client is very important. In order to for me to give you what you want I need to hear what you want. I love working together with a client in creating a fantastic meal/evening/time. Only you know your guests so I have to rely on the information you give me. I always push for the freshest and seasonal ingredients. So this is how it would go: 1. Message, you get a sample menu I get some fed back from you. Probably things to add or take away. 2. Let's get on the phone and talk. What is the occasion? Are you trying to impress someone, is the dinner for your in laws, clients, parents, significant other. Together we have to make it the best! Also let's discuss the budget. 3. Based on what we spoke about let me draw up a final menu so you can see and approve. 4. The big day comes, I will arrive anywhere from 1-2 hours before the dinner (all depending on the size) and will finish final preparations at your place. Most of the prep is done before hand the morning of the big event. 5. Sip on some wine and enjoy your company as I get dinner ready. 6. Please sit down and enjoy everything. 7. Let me get squared away so that I can leave. (by this time you and your guests would have already wined and dined...oh and your kitchen will be cleaner than before I arrived). 8. Let's plan the next great dinner. Remember we do Spanish, French, Italian, and Sushi!

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

    Stony Brook University - minor in hospitality management Various apprenticeships at high end restaurants

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