Catering by KimBrulee

Cleveland, OH

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

People tend to eat with their eyes before they taste with their mouths. Our senses guide our emotions. At KimBrulee, we not only pride ourselves on our wonderful food. But also our exquisite presentations. Our clients would agree; when one first sees our name and logo, you can only imagine quality, elegance and a commitment to excellence. And we strive to achieve that in each and every event.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Our commitment is part of our passion. And each of our team members enjoy sharing that passion with our clients. When we create anything from a meal to an entire event, just knowing the part of a client memory we helped make is a joy.

Location

Cleveland, OH 44115

Years in business

7

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

10

Reviews

11 Reviews
  • Marcia K. Mar 30, 2017
    Corporate Lunch Catering
    Verified Review
    Perfect Choice!
    The whole "crew" at Vista really enjoyed the luncheon. They especially enjoyed the Chicken Paprikash. We will call KimBrulee for our next event!!
    Catering By KimBrulee K. Mar 30, 2017

    Thank you, It was a pleasure serving you. We look forward to future events with your company!

  • Laura S. Mar 20, 2017
    Corporate Lunch Catering
    Verified Review
    Would do business again
    No problems - food was as quoted, Kim was easy to work with!
  • Joe K. Oct 9, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Phenomenal!
    Kim did a clambake for our employees yesterday, the food and the service was phenomenal. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
  • Debbie P. Jul 8, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Kim did an outstanding job for our military reception with meticulous attention to detail regarding menu, prep, set up and serving. The Marines enjoyed a very classy breakfast for a change! Thanks for a job well done!
  • Shaun O. Mar 26, 2016
    Corporate Lunch Catering
    Verified Review
    Delivery was on time, food was awesome and Kim and crew were great!
  • Susan S. Jan 21, 2016
    Corporate Catering
    Verified Review
    Catering was provided for a week long meeting, providing breakfast & lunch. Everyone was happy with the quality of the food and service.
  • Anna B. Dec 10, 2015
    Kim has catered 2 events in our space; boxed lunches for an education session, and appetizers for a cocktail hour. Both were exceptional. Boxed lunches were substantial and tasty. Presentation of appetizers was quite impressive, and everything was delicious. Kim is professional and courteous, and I will definitely work with her again on future events.
  • Nancy K. Aug 8, 2015
    Kimberly Taylor did an outstanding job for my son's wedding. She was very professional and very thorough with tips and thoughts.she does a great presentation of food and wants everything to look professional, elegant and fun.
  • Maryanne H. Jul 21, 2015
    Kim did a beautiful job preparing a delicious wedding shower luncheon. The presentation was lovely...many compliments for all of the guests! Kim was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend.
  • Michele R. Jun 29, 2015
    Kim created the most elegant dinner for my boyfriend and I for Valentine’s Day and brought the food to us. Everything was perfect! Most of all, the food had incredible flavor and presentation. I tell people all the time it’s the best gift you can give!
  • Michael C. Jun 29, 2015
    She has a wide range of food an all of it is cooked from scratch no Costco Sam's on the table. I use her exclusively and my customers throughout all of NE Ohio love her food. Her cabbage rolls her mashed pot's her lime chicken with watermelon salsa are always a huge hit...her chicken paprakash is wonderful her meatloaf....try her out!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Some menus are published All menus may be customized to fit the client's needs and desires. Service rates vary according to the type of services performed ie: Drop-Off, On-Site, Off-Site, Instructional/Demo. Transportation fees are added based on mileage. Service fees do not include staff gratuities. Administrative fees are a separate line item from service fees.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Tastings (restrictions apply) are available for new corporate clients on an appointment basis. Social tastings may be made available on a group or individual basis with appointment. Fees for social tastings are not refundable. Tours of our kitchen facilities are welcomed by appointment only.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Culinary Business Academy 2010 Catersource 2016 International Caterers Association since 2016 ServSafe food saftey manager certification.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We proudly serve as the exclusive personal chef service to individual members of the NFL Cleveland Browns. We are a preferred caterer for University Hospitals. We have been the exclusive cooking demonstration service for Humana in Parma, OH since 2013 Corporate and Social catering clients throughout NE Ohio.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When you are searching for a caterer, ask where they prepare the food. On Premise caterers may prepare the food in your home, office or a mobile kitchen. Off Premise caterers will prepare the food in a licensed commercial kitchen. If a caterer ever tells you that they prepare the food in their own home before transporting it to you, then they have just told you that they are breaking the law and are most likely not even licensed or insured as a caterer. Caterers falling under the Cottage Laws, such as certain bakers may be exempt from this rule, but still need appropriate licensing, inspection and liability insurance. There's nothing wrong with asking your prospective caterer for proof of insurance. Also ask if they are certified in Food Safety.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Many inexperienced perspective catering clients grossly underestimate the costs involved in catering a successful event. We never claim to be the least expensive. Our claim is that will always provide the best possible service and the absolute best presentation. You may be able to eat a restaurant meal for less than it costs to hire a reputable caterer. With a reputable caterer, you may be paying a premium for the services of custom menus, premium items, excellent presentation and decor. But you are worth every bit of it.