- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Your specified per-person cost will cover the menu, food, and consultation but a service fee will apply to your contract which your party size and travel expenses (if applicable) will determine. Service Fee Example: A party size of 5 with a totaled per-person cost of $350 ($70/pp) will be charged a 20% service fee, approximately $70. A party size of 15 with a totaled per-person cost of $1,050 (70/pp) will be charged a 22% service fee, approximately $231. The following will be for an additional fee if elected: Serving Ware Rentals (excludes Cooking Lessons) Table and Flatware Rental On-site Chef Services (excludes Cooking Lessons) On-site Food Stations (excludes Cooking Lessons) On-site Food Prep (excludes Cooking Lessons) Rush Fees* *Rush Fees only occur in the instance of last-minute service or menu requests that must be accommodated the day before or day of your event Deposits: To reserve your date and time for services after your consultation, a non-refundable $100 fee will be applied to your overall balance. You must submit a 50% deposit on your finalized quote for services 10 days before your event. The remainder of your invoice will be due on the day of service. The NYC mandated Service Tax of 4.5% will be applied to the subtotal of your invoice.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
After reviewing my Thumbtack profile and browsing my website, you'll be able to determine your interest in a consultation. If you like what you saw, the following info will be helpful to know: Event Date – Let me know if you have a specific date in mind or have some flexibility so I can check our event schedule. Event Size – In your consultation, all I'll need is your event's maximum headcount. This will expedite the process of estimating the price of your event as this detail is required for a binding quote. Event Location – If you already know where your event is going to be held, great. If you’re still shopping around for venues, be sure to look for ones that allow off-site catering. Now: Get In Touch You’ve got your basic info, so now it’s time to get in touch. Please message me with any inquiries to be answered before we begin the event planning process together. Menu Planning Now for the fun part – menu planning! We’ll discuss what kind of menu you’re looking for and what services are needed for your event. This is where my expertise really comes in handy – I'll help you determine what quantities you'll need to satisfy your guests and how to maximize your menu's diversity within your budget. If you want to keep things simple, that's cool too. Putting It Down On Paper Once your menu is finalized and we’ve figured out which services you’ll need, I’ll put together a final write-up/quote that outlines everything we agreed to. You’ll confirm we’re in agreement and put down a deposit. What Happens Next? What comes next depends on how far out your event is. We always make sure to check in to confirm last-minute details, such as where to park, what time we’ll arrive for setup or dropoff, dietary accommodations, and other details. A detailed run-of-show will be provided for our agreed-upon services to ensure everyone is on the same page. If you have any questions during this period, you can message, email, text, or call me--I'll do my best to answer in a timely fashion. Event Day On your event day, we’ll be ready to go as planned. You can count on my team to show up at the agreed-upon time with everything needed to make your meal a resounding success. Depending on the service you selected, we’ll either drop off your food or provide additional services for the duration of the meal, including cleanup.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Associate of Science in Culinary Arts | Johnson and Wales University, FL 2008–2010 Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Minor in Nutrition | Florida International University, FL 2011–2015 Executive Sous Chef for Michelin-starred Chefs in New York, NY from 2016 to 2020. Food Handler License from NYC Department of Health Servsafe Certified