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Hired 14 times
14 years in business
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Birthday or anniversary party,
Bridal or baby shower,
American - casual,
American - formal,
Mexican or Latin American,
American - Southern,
Mediterranean or Middle Eastern,
Jo Ann P.
Wedding and Event Catering
Ribbon cutting/grand opening cocktail party. Helen created a spectacular menu for our event, her food is unrivaled in creativity, presentation and quality certainly based on budget and within her peers on thumbtack. ( we had 3 tastings) While execution knocked off a couple of points I wouldn't be going anywhere else for our catering needs.Nov 1, 2016Verified
Event Catering (Buffet)
Communication was good and price was competitive. The only issue was the caterers were late to the event! I had to have guests help set up tables and chairs.Sep 7, 2016Verified
Event Catering (Buffet)
Helen and her crew did a fantastic job catering my party last weekend. Our barbecue was superb. Every dish was amazing. Her homemade veal and pork sausage was absolutely wonderful. And the potato salad was really good. She's a joy to work with!Jul 21, 2016Verified
Corporate Lunch Catering
After all our usual catering choices were unavailable, we scurried to find someone who could cater a small Board luncheon on short notice. We posted our need on Thumbtack, and discovered a jewel! Helen of "Be My Guest Catering" delivered a beautiful meal with chafers and real plates and stemware, instead of our usual disposable everything. The food was fabulous (chicken stuffed with wild rice and apricots), the presentation was lovely, and the impression she made on our Board with her "above and beyond" service will guarantee her return. Well done, Helen Markow!Jun 24, 2016Verified
Event Catering (Drop-off)
Helen did such a wonderful job. She took the extra step to find out exactly what we were hoping to accomplish with our event and catered the food to fit that mission. She not only came up with one option but three! And at the last minute when we needed extra food, she did so without any hesitation! Would definitely recommend her.Apr 19, 2016Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The only "standard" for pricing is to make sure I provide the highest quality product and stay with in the clients budget. I don't believe in up-selling, but I also find it difficult to deal with people who don't want to pay for quality work and product.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I usually start with a few questions to get the feel for budget and what the goal the client has in mind for the event. Once the initial consult takes place I will design a few menus for the client to peruse, and we often exchange e-mails regarding decor etc right up until the event. This process can take anywhere from an immediate decision on the client's part to several consults. For a large event, like a wedding, a menu tasting will take place to finalize the selection. Then the contract is signed a a deposit is made.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?University of Texas, majored in Fine Arts, Escoffier School for Culinary Arts, 30 years in the food industry.