Bon Vie Chef Services

Austin, TX

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About this pro

You are what you eat!

We're a personal chef service that provides meal services for families and singles. We also provide catering services for private occasions and special functions.

We have an array of different cuisines and specialize in specific diet requirements including Vegan, vegetarian, and organic meals.

I have over 16 years of experience as a personal chef and caterer throughout the U.S. In Los Angeles, CA. I served as 'chef to the stars' in addition to working high profile events such as: The Academy Awards, the annual PETA events and feature film wrap parties.

We're very focused on the health factor, providing great tasting food that is full of nutrition.

Location

Austin, TX 78749

Times hired on Thumbtack

14

Reviews

22 Reviews
  • Erin W. Apr 6, 2017
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    AMAZING Bachelorette party breakfast in austin
    We hired her for a bachelorette party brunch. It was PERFECT! they set up a beautiful breakfast and everyone loved it. Her and her assistant were fantastic and they really went above and beyond. Would highly recommend this for any event - it really adds something special!
  • Aaron W. Jan 30, 2017
    Personal Chef (Ongoing)
    Verified Review
    All that and then some!
    Simply amazing!! We had an excellent 3 day event thanks to Chef Bon and her crew. The planning before hand was easy, the execution was flawless and the results were better than anything I could have expected. A++ Highly Recommend!
  • Shiloh C. Sep 11, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    CHEF Bon you Rock!
    Chef Bon, Went above and beyond on creating the best brunch for my sisters bachelorette party. She was on time and very personable. For the whole group of girls this definitely was one of the greater highlights of the weekend. I would recommend Chef Bon to anyone who wants to enjoy a brunch.
  • Alexandra K. Sep 5, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    AMAZING!
    Amazing! Her food was delicious and she and her fellow chef were incredibly accommodating and kind! She created a wonderful night for my friends and I that we will never forget !
  • Katie D. Aug 21, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Chef Bon is the best! She did a great job customizing a menu for our group of picky eaters. The food was outstanding and she even brought a birthday cake with candles. We had an amazing time!
  • Jim R. Aug 10, 2016
    This was awesome. We love dinner parties, but this year we've just had no time. And even when we did have time, we were wiped after the week, and couldn't face the cleaning, cooking, and cleaning again (dishes -- like a hangover without the fun drunk part beforehand). We decided to splurge and try a catering/chef service. We chose Chef Bonnie and were very pleased. Communication via email and phone was promptly responded to. She handled the somewhat complex dietary issues of some of our guests without batting an eyelash. She noted our requests and confirmed them, also dealing with my questions and minor changes perfectly. The day of the dinner she and her assistant arrived with everything they needed to cook an awesome meal. All we had to do was occasionally point out where some of our serving dishes and kitchen items were. When our guests arrived we were able to relax and enjoy a conversation for hours while Bonnie and her assistant dealt with all the food, served us, and then CLEANED UP ALMOST EVERYTHING. They even labeled and stored the leftovers in our fridge! Have I mentioned the food was delicious? It was! Rounding it all out, I felt we got good value for our money. I would not call it "inexpensive" but two people working hard for 6 hours (skilled labor at that), plus the prep time beforehand, and all supplies except the wine, salt and pepper? AND the ease of mind? Bargain. Oh yeah, almost forgot: She was very patient with our dogs, who spent most of their time under her feet until we finally put them away. Give her a try! I think you'll be pleased!
  • Joe C. Jul 17, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    The chef prepered an excellent menu for my daughters' bachelorette party - dinner for 10. Very personable and thorough - my daughter (and others) said they will never forget this part of the evening.
  • Jannette K. Nov 27, 2015
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Chef Bon Vie prepared a delicious dinner for a small intimate dinner party. With four courses of freshly prepared delectable food, our evening went off without a hitch. Service was cordial and appropriate and guests were entertained and satisfied with yummy and pleasing savors.
  • Robert L. Jul 18, 2015
    Personal Chef (Ongoing)
    Verified Review
    Hired Chef Bon for a private party. She charged me a "premium" fee (becuase she knew I could afford it). So, I expected the dinner would be amazing. Well, she put out pre-packaged chip-dip (containing corn syrup) like it was a 1988 Midwestern picknick. To say the least I was terribly diasspointed, felt more taken advantage of and like I got waaay overcharged. I hired a chef whom didn't really even cook:(
    Chef Bonnie C. Jul 18, 2015

    Hi Robert, I'm sorry that you were disappointed with the cuisine. The menu included: gruyere, sundried tomato, and spinach frittata squares; crudite with roasted red pepper hummus; Louisiana boiled jumbo shrimp with horseradish cocktail sauce; piquillo peppers stuffed with herbed goat cheese; caprese skewers drizzled with balsamic truffle reduction; and to finish, homemade double-fudge chocolate brownies -- far from prepackaged food. In addition, the premium fee you are referring to was not just food cost. It also included staff and rentals (tables, chairs, linens, centerpieces, etc.). I had thought that we had discussed the cost breakdown. I'm sorry if it was unclear. Chef Bon

  • Bruce C. Jul 12, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Chef Bon catered an engagement brunch party that we had for our son and his fiance. There were about 40 guests. Bon and her staff did an excellent job.She set up a beautiful presentation, with extra details including fresh flowers. The food was outstanding and her services were impeccable. We will definitely hire her again for another event. I wholeheartedly recommend her!
  • Dixie W. Oct 12, 2014
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Chef Bon was fantastic!! I had her come to my location for the weekend. she served breakfast and dinner for 2 days. Everything was terrific and on time. She was very helpful with putting together the menu for the weekend. her suggestions were delightful, and delicious! I have nothing bad to say about her work. it was perfect
  • Kathy N. Aug 17, 2014
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Chef Bon and Amanda prepared and served up the most delicate, flavorful crepes at our bridal shower brunch. They are professional and fun ladies who helped make our event a great party. I will definitely seek out Chef Bon for future parties.
  • Laura S. Aug 4, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Chef Bon catered my husbands 60th birthday aboard our boat. It was delicious and beautifully presented. Chef went above and beyond by taking a recon visit to the marina and our boat. I had everyone there from my in-laws who I wanted to impress to children. The menu was perfect. I feel so lucky to have found Bonnie on thumbtack.
  • Kira A. Jun 29, 2014
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Thank you Chef Bon for your amazing food, and service! Excellent job! Great food, and presentation! You are very personable, and we all appreciated that... Hope to work with you again very soon:) Kira & Yves Amani
  • Kate M. Mar 12, 2014
    Bon is my go-to caterer, period. She has catered an annual party for 60+ people for the last 3 years. She also did a more intimate gathering for a sit-down dinner for 20. I have also sampled her personal chef work through a friend. Regardless of the size of the event, Bon creates delicious, beautiful food, and she and her team are the height of professionalism. To top it all off, they do an amazing clean-up job! Working with Bon is easy and so enjoyable. You will be thrilled with her work!
  • Miller T. Mar 11, 2014
    Hire her! Bon is amazing and her food is ever more amazing. Our family has used her services for weekly meals as well as catered events. Her food is so delicious. She picks the finest and freshest ingredients. My husband with a salt addict, salting everything before he ever tasted anything. Bon has him loving and eating food without salting first...EVER. She has been a great influence on our family. Not only is she a talented Chef but she is also a wonderful person. We feel like she is an extension of our family. We can't say enough positive things about her,
  • Emily F. Jan 30, 2014
    Chef Bon has been making wonderful dishes for our family for about 12 months. My husband and I have 2 young boys. 1 of them has special dietary needs & the other is a picky eater. Chef Bon is hugely successful in finding healthy, fresh options to fit the needs of the whole family!! She comes to our house once a week to cook. Chef Bon is professional, on time, positive attitude, leaves the kitchen neat & clean, and she is great with kids.
  • Marilyn S. Jan 4, 2014
    I was amazed at her level of professionalism and superior presentation of food that simply tasted amazing! Not only did I find her a pleasure to do business with but my guests adored her fun and good hearted personality. She left the kitchen spotless and left nothing but my desire to hire her again for another exclusive private event. Thank you, Chef Bon, for traveling such a distance to accommodate my event.
    Chef Bonnie C. Jan 5, 2014

    Thank you! It will be a pleasure to work for you again. Chef Bon

  • Sandy Y. Dec 10, 2013
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Chef Bon has been coming to our house each week for the past three and a half months, and she has changed our lives! Not only is her food amazing, she has catered to our needs, and our health has improved greatly. After being diagnosed with diabetes, in a short three months, I have been able to lose 25 pounds, lower my blood sugar and cholesterol all by eating her yummy, healthy foods! She is very personable, reliable and really cares about us. I can't recommend her enough.
  • Mary M. Sep 3, 2013
    Chef Bon was able to work with me long distance to prepare a surprise for my niece. It was a intimate dinner, and Chef Bon was able to create the exact dinner experience that I was looking for, and all while I was living on the opposite side of the country. She was so accommodating and delivered the dinner on short notice as well. My niece loved it, and I was thrilled to be able to pull off just the experience that I wanted. I can't thank her enough for helping me! Could not have done it without her.
  • Aditi K. Jul 9, 2013
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Our group came down to Austin for a bachelorette party and we wanted to do something special for the bride. I spoke with Chef Bon several times to get the menu just right. She was very accommodating and was equally committed to making this a special night for the bride. The service was outstanding but the food was even better! Everything tasted incredibly fresh and it was so delicious. It was the best meal and experience we had on our trip to Austin.
  • Mike S. Feb 21, 2013
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Bonnie and her team did a wonderful job! They helped me frame the ideas and plans for the event, and then they executed the whole thing perfectly. They also helped us to quickly restore the venue to its previous condition so that the facility could accommodate its next use of that space, which immediately followed our party. That made everyone happy. I commend her and her work to you for your next event.

Q&A

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