Chef Jay Amber
Chef Jay Amber

Chef Jay Amber

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$100/person
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Introduction: The Celebrity Traveling Private Chef Specializing in Full service Destination Catering Experienced Private Chef. Ive catered for different people from NFL retirees, models, influencers, radio personalities. I am well versed in a variety of cultures such as Mexican, Latin American, Caribbean, Southern, and Asian, Italian, French, and food across the African Diaspora. If you can dream it, I can make it. I have worked with clients for all kinds of events from weddings, to funerals, to birthday parties to anniversary parties, bachelorette parties, bachelor parties, etc. My staff and I can handle any event. My team and I can also personalize your experience by making you custom tshirts, coasters, wine glasses, tote bags, tumblers, keychains, etc. Great for wedding gifts, bachelor/bachelorette parties, etc. I love when clients trust me enough to allow me to be creative. I usually use what I know and have learned about customers to be able to come up with things that will bring that “wow” factor into play. We travel anywhere in the world that you need us to. Going out of the country and need a reliable chef to take on your travels? I can help. . 👩🏾‍🍳👩🏾‍🍳 Let me bring your vision to life.
Overview

Hired 45 times

Serves North Charleston, SC

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10 employees

4 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Square cash app, Venmo, and Zelle.

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2019

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 gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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  • 40th Birthday In Cabo, Mexico June 2022

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Reviews

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

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Steve H.
3 weeks ago
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Where to start? Chef Jay Amber is AWESOME!!! Extremely talented as a Chef, hard-working, vivacious yet relaxed and in control. She's creative, very intune to your needs, passionate about making your event fun as well as well orchestrated, and committed to ensuring every detail is executed flawlessly. We couldn't have been more pleased and look forward to our next opportunity to spend the day with Chef Jay!

Details: Dinner party • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Coffee or tea • Dessert • Alcoholic drinks • Non-alcoholic drinks • American - Southern • Barbecue • American - casual • Buffet • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Serving and warming equipment • Table décor • Cloth napkins • Standard (basic ingredients)

Chef Jay Amber's reply
Thank you so much! I am so glad I was able to wow you even with the booking being last minute. Thank you so much for trusting us 💜💜
Wedding and Event Catering
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Susan D.
May 15, 2022
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Chef Jay was excellent! She was a pleasure to work with. Selecting a menu was easy, she prepared the food on site, presented it beautifully, the food was absolutely delicious and she even cleaned up before she left. We celebrated a family birthday and she helped to make it a very special evening.

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

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Kristen m.
Apr 16, 2022
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Chef Jay did a fabulous dinner for 8. With less than 24 hours notice, several dietary restrictions and menu preferences for picky adults, she handled every detail from shopping to cleaning up and every single thing in between. I could actually enjoy myself like I was a guest! The food was delicious (noted by several of my guests.) Chef Jay has a lovely disposition (no ego at all, despite her culinary talent.) I will definitely hire chef Jay again.

Details: Regular meal • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - casual • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Daniel S.
Apr 5, 2022
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Chef Jay did a fantastic job with our dinner party in Hilton Head. We had a large group and she went above and beyond from menu planning all the way to plating and presentation. I would highly recommend using Chef Jay if you’re looking for catering or at home chef services in the area!

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • Barbecue • Asian • American - casual • Southern • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Chef Jay Amber's reply
Thank you so much for booking for the bachelor party !
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Kelley C.
Mar 1, 2022
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Chef Jay was amazing for our last minute pool/BBQ party (networking work event). The quality of the ingredients, set up, clean up, aesthetic, everything was perfect. Highly recommend her!

Details: Outdoor event • Lunch • American - casual • Barbecue • Food stations • Yes, full service • Outdoor venue • Yes, full kitchen • 30 - 39 guests • Disposable plates, utensils, and cups • Serving and warming equipment • Standard (basic ingredients)

Chef Jay Amber's reply
Thank you so much for booking.
Wedding and Event Catering
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FAQs

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

    My pricing is always fair and considers all expects as far as if I am hiring one of my workers to go with me, the amount of food, the time it takes to cook it, etc.

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

    My typical process usually involves me asking a series of questions about the customer and the event. By doing this, I’m able to gage the customer’s needs based on their personality and their expectations. I then use their answers to come up with some menu ideas based on their needs and wants.

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

    I am a graduate of the Culinary Institute of Charleston May 2018. I have graduated with my associates Degree in Culinary Arts Technology, my certificate in Baking and Pastry, My certificate in Restaurant Cooks, my certificate in ADVANCED culinary Arts, and my certificate in Restaurant Management. I hold a 3.7 GPA and am an active member of Phi Theta Kappa. I am also a member of the American Culinary Federation. I am ServeSafe Food Manager and ServeSafe Alcohol Manager Certified.

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