The Boutique Chef
The Boutique Chef

The Boutique Chef

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Exceptional 5.0

(7 reviews)

This pro delivers exceptional culinary experiences with personalized menus and excellent hospitality. Customers praise their teaching skills, professionalism, and ability to cater to various dietary needs. They appreciate the pro's flexibility in planning and executing memorable events.

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Introduction
The Boutique Chef specializes in gourmet, custom in-home prepared meals, private dinners and special events and cooking lessons. Each service is tailored to the client's specifications and created using fresh, seasonal ingredients. All food is prepared in the client's home, including cleaning and sanitizing of kitchen. Please check out our website at theboutiquechef.com.
Overview

Hired 9 times

Serves Portland, OR

Background checked

1 employee

3 years in business

Payment methods

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

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Reviews
Exceptional 5.0

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John L.
Apr 23, 2024
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Michelle prepared what was - hands-down - the most memorable meal I've ever eaten in my entire life. I hired her to prepare a meal for my proposal dinner, and every element was PERFECT. She was professional, prompt, and involved during the entire process - and she was an integral part of the evening. Her love for food and for people is so apparent in everything that she does, and we are so blessed to have found her!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Southern • French • Gluten free or celiac • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Personal Chef
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Joan H.
Apr 24, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Michelle is so much more than a chef - she planned an entire experience for my birthday celebration - lovely decor, exquisite food, and great service. My friends at still raving about the food. Michelle is easy to work with and a delight to be with.

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • Non-alcoholic drinks • Alcoholic drinks • American - casual • Small bites • Yes, full service • Community center • Yes, full kitchen • 30 - 39 guests • Disposable plates, utensils, and cups • Paper napkins • Premium (high end ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Lee R.
Mar 28, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Everything was perfect! We will always have a fantastic memory of our special meal and our 50th anniversary dinner. In fact, the grandchild are still talking about what a great desert that they ate. I have no suggestions to change anything. Michelle did an outstanding job catering our dinner. I will recommend her to everyone who wants a special catered dinner.

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Dinner • Dessert • Alcoholic drinks • American - formal • American - casual • Italian • Plated meal • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Premium (high end ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Coleen A.
Aug 18, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Michelle is a natural teacher. She enjoys food and enjoys people, She is a blast to have around.

Details: 6 - 10 people • Healthy • American • Japanese • Chinese • Indian • Southeast Asian • Mediterranean • Mexican / Latin • Knife skills • Basic cooking skills • No dietary restrictions • Adult (over 18) • Beginner • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Private Cooking Lessons
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Thumbtack Customer
Jan 8, 2022
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From Google

From Google

My mother was visiting from Scotland for the holiday season and Michelle catered a holiday dinner for a small gathering of family and friends ( 8 people) . She provided a variety of menu selections based on guest preferences, cultural fare, and most useful of all her own personal recommendations.Michelle sat down with us well in advance and started planning out the menu and going over setting up of the dinning room.The dinner itself was nothing short of spectacular. She plated several Hors D'oeuvres and a fantastic Hungarian mushroom soup. Main course was perfectly cooked beef wellington ( not an easy dish to perfect) then finished off with miniature chocolate lava cakes and a Scottish dessert called Tipsy Laird.From start to finish it was an absolute pleasure and delight to have this type of service , quality and hospitality brought to our own home. The guests were wowed and still talking about it. Highly recommended
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