Chef Calli Kassel
Chef Calli Kassel

Chef Calli Kassel

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Introduction: I have 8+ years of high end catering and event experience. I have also spent a lot of time as a travel chef and am available to travel whenever needed! I have experience in most cuisines and I love food, service and hospitality. I enjoy catering dinner parties, intimate weddings and any event where you want the food to shine! I also specialize in meal prep services!
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Hired 21 times

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8 years in business

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2023

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Andrea H.
May 8, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

This is the first time I have booked a "personal chef" for an event, but it won't be the last! Callie was great-- responded immediately, and listened carefully to what I wanted for a dinner party for our daughter's graduation. She provided great suggestions and several menu options that met our needs and budget. She arrived on time, was friendly with all of us, coped with the very small kitchen in our vacation rental, and left it sparkling clean. The food was just amazingly delicious, too! Everyone was super impressed. I would definitely hire her again for other events.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Asian • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Ellen F.
Oct 30, 2023
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We hired Calli for a special event dinner and it was a wonderful experience! The food was delicious and she was able to accommodate a last-minute dietary request. She was very professional and personal. Would absolutely recommend her to others.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • I'm flexible • Dessert • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • Italian • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Lauren B.
Aug 16, 2023
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Chef Calli was everything we hoped and more. She was very communicative leading up to our event and took special care to ensure our various diet needs were met. She created a list of options that were difficult to narrow down because all sounded so good! With our final menu set, she didn't hesitate when we requested to later add appetizers. At our event, Calli and her team were the personification of "don't worry, we've got it covered." I only heard positive comments about coordinating and set-up and then we began to catch the wonderful wafting smells from the kitchen. Quite the teaser as we all had to make it through the ceremony first. Dinner was SO GOOD - it is difficult to explain. We've had some epic cuisine all around the US and world and we will be remembering this meal for years to come. So many compliments were flying from our guests, along with the proof of so many clean plates. Our family style meal was intimate and perfect for the type of night we hoped for with our 30 closest friends and family. The leftovers were viciously attacked the next morning...somehow everything tasted just as good straight from the refrigerator. Our only regret is that the night had to end and that it is unknown when we might next get to eat a meal by Calli. I cannot give enough praise of this experience. We are so grateful and so blown away by her professionalism and talent. I will dream of the roasted calabrian chile cauliflower!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 36 - 50 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • French • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Southern • Italian • American - formal • Vegetarian or vegan • Gluten free or celiac • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Loren E.
Jan 18, 2024
Chef Calli was the perfect choice for our executive retreat in Midway, Utah. Her menu options are extensive and all the food was incredible. She was always punctual and professional. Highly recommend Calli for any event you are looking to book!
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Darius J.
Apr 4, 2023
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I had the pleasure of experiencing the culinary skills of chef Calli who was working at a house where I stayed with a group of 23 people. Not only Calli’s food was delicious, but her personality was also delightful. Throughout our stay, the chef prepared a wide variety of meals that catered to everyone's tastes and preferences. What stood out to me, was the chef's warm and friendly demeanor. Calli was always approachable, happy to chat and share her knowledge of ingredients and cooking techniques, which was a fun and memorable experience. Overall, I would highly recommend this chef to anyone looking for delicious, high-quality food and a personable, professional approach. Calli’s culinary skills and positive attitude made our stay at the rented house even more enjoyable, and I would happily hire her again in the future.

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 21 - 35 guests • Breakfast / brunch • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • Southern • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Barbecue • Meal delivered • A few times per day • My home, venue, etc.

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FAQs

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

    Consultation call where we talk through the details of your event. Then I will send sample menus based on our call, then a proposal when you’ve decided on a sample menu. Once we have finalized all the details I’ll send an invoice and we can book!

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I have been catering for 8+ years and have worked with many clients! I’ve done everything from the casual brunch to multi coarse tasting menus. I have a lot of experience as a travel chef as well!

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