Pierre DeRagon Personal Chef Services
Pierre DeRagon Personal Chef Services

Pierre DeRagon Personal Chef Services

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Introduction: ME For the past 14 years I have worked full time as Owner and Executive Chef of Pierre DeRagon Personal Chef Services, a small but successful personal/private chef service and catering company. I have gained a reputation for food that is meticulously prepared, delicious and beautifully presented with the utmost respect for using fresh, seasonal, ingredients. Many of my clients are repeat customers who hire me year after year for their events, which is a testament to the quality of my services. I have not garnered many reviews on Thumbtack, so please visit my Google business page or my Yelp business page to see multiple five-star reviews. When you get to the Google homepage just type in Pierre DeRagon Personal Chef Services; both Google and Yelp will come up. I never went to culinary school but put into practice everything my mother taught me and what I have taught myself, and continue to teach myself; classical technique, gaining proficiency in French, Italian, Spanish, Mediterranean, American Regional, and other international cuisines, with skills in addressing gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and diabetic needs. I am as comfortable in downhome cooking as I am in fine dining, and am as skilled in baking and preparing desserts as I am in savory cooking. PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES TO FAMILIES As a personal and private chef, I have provided services to individuals, couples and entire families for time periods ranging from several weeks to five years or fulfilling a one-time specific need. SMALL EVENT CATERING Dinners for 2 to 15 Guests, Brunches, Luncheons I have designed intimate dinner parties from 2 to 15, as well as parties, showers, weddings and corporate events, both formal and informal. PRICING and SCOPE OF SERVICES: It is very important that you read this before going further. PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES Personal Chef Services are provided to individuals, couples and families. When you engage my services you are assured of fresh-cooked meals each week. I design menus based on your wants and needs, including any dietary restrictions. I shop for and purchase groceries. One time per week I come into your home and cook the prescribed number of meals, package them, and provide you with heating instructions. The cost is $95 per meal prepared, regardless of the number of people served (as my mother would say, "it's just one more chicken in the pot") plus the cost of food. Food IS NOT included in the cost per meal. For a family of four, for example, for three meals per week, the average cost of food is currently $150. The amount varies based on the ingredients that are purchased. DINNER PARTIES: Every event has a minimum baseline cost per person, 6% Pennsylvania sales tax is applied, and a 20% non-taxable gratuity is applied. In general, the following is included in the cost for a dinner party, brunch or luncheon: communications with the client (telephone, email, texts); menu development; a pre-event site visit as necessary and if feasible; the cost of food; time spent food shopping; additional courses above the basic level, if requested; travel. Again, the cost of food is included in the price. I travel within a 50-mile radius of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I DO NOT provide drop-off services. Dinner Parties The minimum cost per guest is $125, plus 6% Pennsylvania sales tax and a 20% non-taxable gratuity. This will purchase a soup or salad, a main dish, two side dishes, and dessert. Additional courses can be added by the client. Each additional course -- such as hors d'oeuvres, a starter/appetizer, or a course dedicated to pasta or fish -- is an additional $25 per guest. For dinner parties with 6 or more guests, additional staff (sous chef[s], server[s]) is required. Each additional staff required is an additional $50 per guest. BRUNCHES, LUNCHEONS, PICNICS, SHOWERS, COCKTAIL/HORS D'OEUVRE PARTIES: The minimum cost per guest for these events is $75 plus 6% sales tax and a 20% non-taxable gratuity. Prices fluctuate according to the kind of event, the number of guests and staff required, and the desired menu.

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Serves Lancaster, PA

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George H.
Apr 27, 2022

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We hired Pierre for a birthday party and he did a fantastic job! We had a authentic French crepes, chicken, and shrimp, all paired with fine wines - and I’m not even mentioning the delicious desserts! Pierre is charming and gracious person - who created a warm and fun atmosphere for our event - and great chef!

Details: Date night • 3 - 5 guests • Breakfast / brunch • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • French • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Michelle D.
Mar 29, 2022

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Pierre did an amazing job and everyone was so happy. The food was truly amazing. He made my night spectacular from beginning to end.

Details: Dinner party • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Dessert • American - Southern • American - formal • Mediterranean or Middle Eastern • Buffet • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Serving and warming equipment • Premium (high end ingredients)

Pierre DeRagon Personal Chef Services's reply
Thank you, Michelle! I had a wonderful time at the party and working with you was a dream!
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Anthony G.
Apr 15, 2022
Pierre and team (Josh and Kasey) put together an outstanding evening for our 16 guests. Pierre was an absolute joy to work with: professional, personable and with an attention to detail and drive to make the best of my vision for my wife’s birthday celebration, every step of the way and in every detail. Seeing Pierre and team work was inspiring and an experience that I think everyone should have in their home to mark the most special of occasions. I truly have no constructive criticism what-so-ever—Above and beyond expectations in every way! Now, for the food itself. An awesome experience at every bite. The menu was customized specifically to our liking with thoughtful recommendations along the way and within our budget. Our guests were blown away and it was clear this was a standout night of dining that would be a memory for life. Holy smokes, that charcuterie board!! Amazing!! Additionally, my vision also included flower arrangements throughout the cocktail hour room and dining room. With remaining budget I set aside for this final touch, Pierre offered to put together the arrangements and he delivered in spades! Bottom line is that Pierre and team are skilled artists and we got a night to remember forever as a result of hiring them for our special occasion. If this platform allowed more stars…they’d get even more. I look forward to calling Pierre again!
Pierre DeRagon Personal Chef Services's reply
I'm truly speechless, Tony! If I could review customers you would get the same five stars and superlatives!
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