Starving chef services
Starving chef services

Starving chef services

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Exceptional 5.0(21)
Exceptional 5.0(21)
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$38

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Introduction: I've been cooking professionally for 13 years now at some of the best restaurants around Philadelphia. My cooking is very versatile and I love to tap into various cuisines to help bring the best dining experience possible. I can assure you'll love the food and service that I'll provide. Side not: I also have experience in infusing food with the magic plant if you're into that.
Overview

Hired 19 times

Serves Philadelphia, PA

Background checked

1 employee

1 year in business

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This pro accepts payments via PayPal and Venmo.

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Reviews

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

Exceptional 5.0

21 reviews

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Damone P.
Feb 16, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

My wife and I were highly pleased by the chef’s food choices. The food was perfectly cooked, the taste was fantastic and the portions were just right. He was punctual, extremely professional and friendly. Would definitely recommend Starving Chef Services to anyone looking for the perfect personal chef experience.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Mexican / Latin American • Asian • American - casual • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Jason S.
3 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Lumumba was a pleasure to work with. He was innovative, responsive, attentive and just a pleasure to work with (not to mention the tasty food). We will definitely consider using him again in the future!

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 36 - 50 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Standard (basic ingredients) • Barbecue • American - casual • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Jami D.
1 day ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Lumumba was engaging from the beginning of this project. He took into consideration the limitations of our diet, answered all my questions and was very down to earth. From the moment he arrived at our home, I knew we made the right choice. We had a spectacular meal and evening. The food was different than what we would choose for ourselves which made it better than any restaurant. His combinations were fabulous and presentation was on point.

Details: Date night • 2 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - formal • American - casual • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Liza G.
Jul 24, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

I can't even put into words how much my party enjoyed Chef El and his good. Immediately he was part of the family. He made everything so comfortable from beginning to end. I had some annoying moments as I planned and Chef El did not hesitate to accommodate me. His pricing was definitely affordable. The Food taste and portions were amazing. He waited for my party to arrive before cooking and was professional with explaining the dishes. Again this was such an amazing experience and I will definitely be a repeat customer.

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Southern • American - formal • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • Asian • Barbecue • Nut allergies • Meal delivered • Only once • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Erica A.
Jul 20, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

My husband and I had an amazing in home 3 course cooking lesson/dinner with Chef Lumumba. His warm demeanor and approach to teaching was great, we learned some really neat cooking tips. Everything was absolutely delicious and sooo fresh!! We will definitely be working with him again in the future! I highly recommend him!!

Details: Date night • 2 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - casual • Southern • American - formal • Asian • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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FAQs

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

    you're getting the best quality, flavors and service.

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

    I like to find out what their likes, dislikes and dietary restrictions. this helps me design a menu around them.

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

    culinary degree as well as worked in some of the best restaurants in philly.

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$38
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