Chef Ryan Abitz
Chef Ryan Abitz

Chef Ryan Abitz

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$30/person
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Introduction: I offer weekly meals made in your home and kept in your fridge for ease and sanitation. I’m a trained certified chef with over 20 years of professional cooking experience in a variety of settings. I have catered for celebrities, 300+ person events, weddings, and have been a private chef all over the world for many years. I also owned and operated Urban Roots PDX, a weekly allergen-friendly meal delivery service, for 4 years here in Portland. My focus is still on creating 100% customized menus for my clients individual needs and helping those with food allergies stay on a healthy eating track. I am now transitioning back to personal chefing for folks in the city I love and adore to provide some nutritious meals and microgreens!! Yes, I also grow nutrient-dense microgreens! Please call to discuss your specific needs. Thanks! Food is medicine!! Health=Wealth!! *Serious inquiries only. Please note that Thumbtack typically charges professionals between $20-$50 each time they receive an inquiry. I can also be reached at livegreenspdx at g mail dot com.*
Overview

Hired 53 times

Serves Portland, OR

Background checked

1 employee

11 years in business

Payment methods

Apple Pay, Cash, Square cash app, Venmo

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Jul - Dec

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

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

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Kellie I.
Feb 21, 2022
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We had an absolutely amazing experience with Chef Ryan! We planned a surprise dinner from Spokane for my mom’s retirement in Battle Ground and working and communicating with him couldn’t have been easier. He provided great menu options and we were able to plan the whole event seamlessly. We were not in attendance but heard nothing but fantastic things about Chef Ryan, how professional he is , the delicious food and experience as a whole! It was just wonderful to have set this up and receive a phone call afterwards from my parents going on about how they and their friends were so impressed with Ryan! We would hire him for an event again without question. Thank you so much for making this event so special for all involved!

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Dinner • American - casual • American - formal • Mediterranean or Middle Eastern • Family style • No, drop off only • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Premium (high end ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Nicole W.
Oct 17, 2021
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Ryan's food is beyond delicious, the presentation is breathtaking, and his professional but warm demeanor invites a great atmosphere to the party. Thank you for making you wedding dinner one to remember!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - formal • Italian • French • Meal delivered • Only once • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Jessica H.
Sep 21, 2021
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We had Chef Ryan cater for our September wedding. Not only was I completely SOLD after the tasting we had, all my guests at the wedding raved about the food. 100% would go with Chef Ryan all over again - absolutely no complaints. He was super responsive throughout the whole wedding planning process and even recommended two bartenders on somewhat short notice. I was beyond pleased with his work and would recommend him for any wedding. We had steak, salmon and chicken with a variety of salads and vegetable sides. SOOO GOOD.

Details: Wedding • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Dessert • Mexican or Latin American • American - formal • American - casual • Mediterranean or Middle Eastern • Buffet • Yes, full service • Barn • Yes, full kitchen • 100 - 124 guests • Serving and warming equipment • Premium (high end ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Pavni M.
Jun 26, 2021
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Chef Ryan created a great menu for our family’s home celebration of my spouse’s birthday. We had 4 adults and 4 kids and he altered the menu to meet dietary restrictions! He even customized and printed birthday commemorative menus for us. We had an Asian themed meal, and he was communicative, kind, helpful, respectful of our space and kitchen and made the whole evening seamless. It felt like a high end restaurant showed up at our doorstep and after COVID, it was probably the most fun we’ve had eating out while being at home in a long while! He helped me alter his service plans and we Added our own candles to the top of his deconstructed peanut butter mud pie, it was a crowd pleaser. What a treat; you’d be lucky to hire him for our event or weekly meal prep, especially for his edamame jalepeño salad dressing!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Premium (high end ingredients) • Italian • French • Mexican / Latin American • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Hitomi U.
Mar 30, 2022
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It was perfect special lunch for my friend’s birthday celebration! Everything was so tasty and plating service was wonderful! Even he cleaned the kitchen. He is really a friendly great chef. Thank you for the memorable time/ experience.

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Lunch • Italian • Family style • No, drop off only • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Premium (high end ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Ryan Abitz

FAQs

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

    For weekly personal chef services, pricing ranges from $250-$325/wk + the cost of groceries. Depends on the level of food restrictions and how many different types of meals are requested. Service fee includes, menu planning, shopping, cooking, packaging, cleaning/sanitizing.

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

    Client contacts me, we set up a phone call to discuss your individual needs, schedule a time to stop by your house to take inventory, hash out details, confirm pricing and choose a start date and time to cook.

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

    I have a culinary arts degree from Fox Valley Tech in Wisconsin, where I am originally from.

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