- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
It’s fair, and highly competitive for the quality I offer. Fully serviced events include labor, rentals if needed, tax, just like any other catering company. Personal chef you may pay for food but it really comes out the same. Drop offs available in Manhattan and nearby.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
They call or email me with information about their event. (Date, time, guest count, types of food they want, type of event they want...passed hor douerves, cocktail party, wedding, birthday, larger corporate events, plated, chef attended action stations, private in home multi course dinner , drop offs and everything in between.) I give an accurate estimated quote on free 10 minute consultation call. Guest makes a 50% deposit and sign contract to secure event and allow me to staff and create custom menu! I plan everything- Day of event guest pays remaining bill prior to arrival we just show up and knock it out so they only have to relax and enjoy the event. We leave 30 minutes after dessert is served everything clean and put away (full service).
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Over 20 years professional chef on the job. This is all I’ve ever done since 18 years old. I’m a certified Executive Chef with the American culinary federation. Translation black belt. Highly skilled seasoned professional. I also have highest level of safety sanitation with National Registration of Food Professionals. And of course department of health NYC. Worked Cafe Boulud, Dovetail, Marea, Bohemian Club Sf, best caterers in Napa, Sonoma, Fairmont SMI, Banquet Chef of Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa, Tribeca Rooftop and Fountainbleu Miami Beach to name a few. Experience in Italian, French, Latin, Asian, Mediterranean, German, California Cuisine. I’ve done almost everything and what I haven’t done I’m open to figure out, so your menus can be customized. Self taught, worked with best chefs in the country, strong interest & work ethic , good palette and natural talent it’s pretty easy.