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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, 2016Verified
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, 2018Verified
Wedding and Event Catering
Carlos' food was great and the service was spot on.Aug 28, 2015Verified
Chef Carlos was very responsive and flexible with his menu and availability. He come with one helper and they did a decent job of leaving a clean kitchen behind (although some of my fancy china was left dirty in the dishwasher). The food was nicely plated, creative and fresh (I did get the feeling he is just warming up on high end jobs). He was a pleasure to work with.Apr 11, 2018Verified
Carlos cooked dinner for my family and a group of friends while staying in Southampton during July 2017. He was professional and courteous from the start. We went back and forth several times to discuss the menu. Carlos provided wonderful suggestions but also customized the meal to our specific likes and dislikes. The execution was perfect - the food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. Carlos and his assistant were prompt, polite and wonderful to work with. He really went above and beyond! I would highly recommend Carlos for any dinner party or special occasion and hope to work with him again soon!Aug 8, 2017VerifiedA Fancy Thyme Catering's reply
Thank you AJ, we look forward to working with you very soon and bringing new and different cheese selections from around the world!!!
- 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