|Sunday||9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight|
|Thursday||9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight|
|Friday||9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight|
|Saturday||9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight|
About this pro
12 years in business
27 hires on Thumbtack
Chef Gerry was incredible! Every aspect of the experience was perfect. He gives you a huge selection of what he can cook, and is up to suggestions as well. When the time came for our dinner party, we could not have asked for a better experience. He was timely, professional, and so friendly. Every single course was beyond our wildest dreams. For a 4 course meal, the price can’t be beat! We will definitely be calling Gerry again.Oct 16, 2018Verified
Chef Gerry and his team are AMAZING! Everyone was raving about how wonderful the food was. Nobody left hungry and several people asked me for his information because they were so impressed. Kendall is also great to work with and she took care of me all night making sure that I truly enjoyed my holiday party. I can't wait to hire them again!Dec 15, 2014Verified
Hired Cultivated Tastes (Gerry & Kendall Herrfurth) twice, once for our son's baby shower and once for his baptism. They were absolutely outstanding. Service was professional, on time and all around top notch. They catered both stationary and passed hordourves, in our home, along with creative and very tasty speciality drinks. Communication before each event was also fantastic. Of course, the food was out-of-this world amazing. All of the guests commented on what wonderful events we've had at our home - due in no small part to Gerry and Kendall. I would and will hire them again.Oct 5, 2014Verified
FANTASTIC! I hired Cultivated Tastes to cater my birthday party for approximately 20 people at my house and both Chef Gerry and Kendall exceeded our expectations in every way! I started planning the event with Cultivated Tastes a few months prior to the event and they were very helpful with food suggestions and other ideas to make sure this party was going to be a success - and it was!! Chef Gerry and Kendall were very professional and friendly. The quality of food and service was definitely 5 STAR!! We decided on having passed hors d'oeuvres and stationed platters. The food was beyond delicious and all my guests and I raved about every dish!! I absolutely loved having Chef Gerry and Kendall cater my party and I will definitely be hiring them again. Thank you Cultivated Tastes!!!Dec 8, 2014Verified
Gerry and Kendall were fabulous from start to finish! Food was outstanding as was service and clean up. Highly recommend!Oct 24, 2016Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing is customized to the clients budget, needs and tastes. Since I don't carry a inventory of ingredients like a restaurant or catering hall, I prefer not offering a typical menu package. Its a very personalized service. However, usually for smaller parties and dinners, the per person food budget includes menu consultation, cost of ingredients/food shopping, personal chef cooking and kitchen cleanup. It typically doesn't include a server or bartender. For parties of 6 or more I recommend a server, unless its a buffet or the client prefers to be more hands on with table set up, pouring beverage and table service.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?As a personal chef, before I offer menu suggestions, I prefer to learn as much about my new customers (especially the guest or guests of honor) and their food preferences and cuisine interests and those of their invited guests. Its always helpful to gather in advance their likes, dislikes, allergies, preferred flavor profiles (i.e. spicy, mild, Asian, Mediterranean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, European, American, Italian, French). It also helps to know what they enjoy eating most (i.e seafood, beef, poultry, game, pork, lamb, vegetables etc..
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I’m a graduate with honors from CIA in Hyde Park, NY. I’m also serve safe certified.