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Hired 21 times
11 years in business
(Central Time Zone)
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
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Jan - Jul
Jul - Dec
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Dave not only cooked us one of the best brunches I have ever had, but also worked with me to plan a one-of-a-kind, incredibly special Nashville surprise for my sister's bachelorette. He was always super quick to respond and provide status updates, and he accommodated every allergy request for 15 picky eaters without compromising on quality, variety or value (we still had a Southern comfort food feast!). He also brought in an incredible country musician who serenaded us throughout the brunch & helped kick-off the start to an amazing country-music-filled weekend... we started calling them "Grits & Grooves" and we hope they make it an official thing, because it was AWESOME!Aug 13, 2017Verified
Private Cooking Lessons
My experience with Chef Dave was incredible! I had Dave come out for a private lesson for me and a friend. Dave told us to bring the kinds of foods we wanted to cook. We had asked for help with knife skills and cooking healthy foods. He told us he had several ideas for lean proteins like chicken and fish and lots with vegetables, and he did not disappoint! We hit the ground running - Chicken piccata, braised chicken, and pesto salmon, roasted beet and goat cheese salad with lemon vinaigrette, roasted butternut squash, and wild and brown rice! And I learned how to hold use my chef knife, how to cut beets, butternut squash, a whole pineapple, a mango, and how to mince shallots and garlic! I have been so inspired by the lesson. I am so excited about what I have learned. I still feel inspired! Thanks Chef Dave!Oct 23, 2017Verified
Chef Dave was outstanding. We were celebrating our anniversary and he did a wonderful job with the menu - with our special requests and all.Apr 14, 2019Verified
Private Cooking Lessons
Chef Dave came to our home to surprise my husband with a pasta making class...the chocolate lava cakes were just bonus. We both had a great time and the food was delicious! We really enjoyed having him here! Thanks for a wonderful time!Apr 9, 2019Verified
We had a great time with Chef Dave. The food was fantastic (go for the bananas foster bread pudding - you won't be disappointed) and he and his assistant brought everything they needed and left everything clean and tidy when they left. No complaints, highly recommended!Mar 4, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing varies on the type of ingredients, however with more people in your party I am able to reduce the cost.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I love menu planning and making a menu that fits specifically to my clients. I will learn new recipes if need be, just want to make the event personalized and delicious!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I worked as an Executive Chef for 8 years in NYC> I have run small and very large restaurants and have created over 30 menus.