Savvy Shef
Savvy Shef

Savvy Shef

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Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$1/person
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Introduction: Welcome. I'm Alex. I’m passionate about co-creating a luxurious fine dining experience with you so that we can make a special occasion memorable for years to come! Anniversaries, birthdays, business meetings, and special occasions are guaranteed to be elegant, effortless and enjoyable. You'll spend precious time with the most important people in your life, and I'll take care of the menu creation, shopping, cooking and all cleaning. I graduated from the Pittsburgh Le Cordon Bleu school of culinary arts and have over 15 years of culinary experience ranging from trendy casual to fine dining. I like chatting on the phone with people whether your booking an event or not so let's talk! Cheers! PLEASE NOTE: FOR DINNERS THAT HAVE 3 OR LESS PEOPLE I CHARGE A $375.00 MINIMUM JUST FOR THE SERVICE. GROCERIES ARE BILLED SEPARATELY. (simply because each dinner takes 3 days in total for me to execute. 1st day is for shopping, 2nd day is for prep, and the 3rd day is the actual dinner.) Thank you for your understanding in this regard. 🙏
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 26 times

1 similar job done near you

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1 employee

4 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.

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2021

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Arnita P.
Jan 16, 2022
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My Dad was happy and full, that's all that mattered. Chef Alex was awesome. *pics are during cooking prep, not the actual presentation 🙂

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Savvy Shef's reply
Thank you Arnita!
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Jimmy p.
Aug 11, 2022
professional, meticulous and perfectionist. 3 easily used words when describing Chef Alex. Give him a shot and watch a chef at work, such a great experience. We can’t wait to try his other other dishes.
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Maurice S.
May 27, 2022
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What great food the chef prepared. I was very happy with experience Alex offer my family. 10/10 would recommend

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Cold beverages (non-alcoholic) • American - formal • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Christina S.
May 1, 2022
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I hired Alex for a surprise birthday dinner for my mother and her friends. Working with him to create a meal for 4 people with very different tastes was both fun and easy. He has a wonderful menu of options and was also able to create something extra-special off-menu for them. My mother and her friends ADORED Alex. First, the dinner overall was absolutely delicious. Quote from my mother, "That mushroom appetizer and creme brûlée were the best I've EVER had. The entire meal was phenomenal!" He was easy-going, friendly, cheerful, and explained every course of the meal well. From prep to clean-up he was organized, meticulous, and unobtrusive, yet available. It was easily one of the top 3 meals my mother has ever had. We would hire Alex again in a heart-beat.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Hot beverages (coffee, tea, etc.) • Cold beverages (non-alcoholic) • French • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Savvy Shef's reply
Thank you Christina! I was telling my father in law recently about how wonderful my clients have been and your review is a perfect example of what I was talking about! I feel beyond lucky that I get to cook for such fantastic people like your mother and her friends.
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Richard T.
Jul 28, 2021
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Alex is a fantastic and creative chef. My family enjoyed a customized menu designed for a special occasion that will be remembered for a long time. The food pairings were excellent, and the flavors were among the best we've ever enjoyed. Two enthusiastic thumbs up for the Savvy Shef and an unforgettable culinary experience.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • French • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Savvy Shef's reply
I can't thank you enough Richard. I really enjoyed my time cooking for you and your friends. I was thoroughly impressed with you and with the other members of your family when I asked them what they are up to. I could of sat and talked all night with everyone. I wish you and your family continued happiness and success!! cheers !
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Alex Leggett

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Each event is unique and depending on the guest count, type of service, dietary restrictions and other variables the price can vary. I usually quote on a per person basis when there is 5 or more people. I charge a $300.00 minimum for 4 or less people. Also the cost of groceries is calculated and billed separately from the per person price. Contact me and I'd love to talk to you further about your event's pricing!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to start out by finding out exactly what your needs are. Are you celebrating a birthday or anniversary? How can I be of service to make the event go as perfect as possible? Maybe its a casual meal served family style. Perhaps it's more of an elegant multi course fine dining type of evening complete with matching wines. Whatever it may be, I guarantee together we can make a special occasion memorable for years to come!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a Pittsburgh Le Cordon Bleu graduate with over 15 years of industry experience ranging from trendy casual, catering, to fine dining and beyond.

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