Explore Your Appetite
Explore Your Appetite

Explore Your Appetite

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Introduction: My name is Petra C. I'm the owner of Explore Your Appetite llc, from graduating with a Pastry Art degree at CPCC 2017; I fell in love with creating memories not only with GREAT customer service but through the art of amazing food & flavor profiles.

Hired 4 times

Serves Portsmouth, VA

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1 employee

2 years in business

Payment methods

Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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

Excellent 4.9

7 reviews


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Pondanesa W.
Jan 16, 2022

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It's the details for me! From the decor to the plating, everything was beautiful and delicious. Ms.Petra stayed in contact with me throughout the planning and was flexible to any changes. Very sweet and professional, she takes passion in her work and it shows. The entire night was a vibe! Looking forward to having her host more celebrations this year.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • American - casual • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Shelby S.
Sep 11, 2021

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Hired on Thumbtack

Had the best time with her. Her food was amazing!! Would recommend for any occasion. My significant other loved her and the chef and I pulled off the best surprise for him. Just order one of everything on her menu. Wish there was seconds for the next time. Love love love!!!!

Details: 2 people • American • Roasting and braising • Soups and sauces • Adult (over 18) • Intermediate • My home, venue, etc.

Private Cooking Lessons
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Leyla C.
Aug 19, 2021
I could not rave about chef Petra enough. She was very responsive and a delight to work with. Chef Petra was phenomenal!! We had her for our intimate backyard wedding with 10 guests and every dish was excellent. I was able to finalize the menu the week before and shared the menu with my family. Chef Petra came to our airbnb early, prepped all the food, and cleaned afterwards. She was very professional and is an excellent personal chef. Do not think twice about hiring her! I look forward to working with her again soon.
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Alicia w.
Aug 1, 2021

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Hired on Thumbtack

Petra is an amazing chef! She prepared the most delicious Mexican fiesta meal for my daughter's 21st birthday last weekend. I am still hearing compliments on the food and party from all who attended. She is a delight to work with! Petra was very responsive on all my questions and her food was top notch. I would definitely hire her again!

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Dinner • Mexican or Latin American • Mediterranean or Middle Eastern • Buffet • No, drop off only • Outdoor venue • Yes, full kitchen • 20 - 29 guests • Serving and warming equipment • Standard (basic ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Ajahni F.
Dec 4, 2021

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Hired on Thumbtack

Very personable & professional. Food was amazing. Communicative & accommodating regarding the menu adjustments.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Personal Chef
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Petra Chatman


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

    My price is my price , I do have a travel fee

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

    Getting to know the customer, wanting to know likes & dislikes

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

    I do have a Baking & Pastry Arts Degree

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