Pine and Ponder
Pine and Ponder

Pine and Ponder

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$100/person
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Introduction: Pine and Ponder is my creative outlet as a chef. I focus on bringing personalized dining experiences to the homes of my clients. I believe in supporting local farmers and cooking with the seasons. My menus are always customized to meet the dietary preferences of you and your guests.
Overview

Hired 16 times

Serves Bainbridge Island, WA

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2 employees

5 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo

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

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Karin C.
Nov 26, 2021
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Skyler was fantastic! This was a surprise for my husbands 50th bday. He was so responsive, wry helpful with planning the menu, was super responsive and very professional. He brought his lovely wife to help out and cleaned up everything. Will definitely use Skyler again.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Hailey M.
Nov 15, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

We had an amazing and intimate dinner provided by Skyler in our home. He was so easy to work with and exceptionally accommodating to dietary requests, his menu sounded incredible and somehow taste even better! Everyone in our party was so pleased with the meal and with Skyler as our Chef! I truly cannot recommend him more!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • French • American - formal • Italian • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Jackie F.
Oct 21, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Though we didn’t hire Skyler (went in a different direction), he was very responsive and professional. We hope to hire him in the future!

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Deborah G.
Oct 7, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Super responsive and easy to work with!! From start to finish. Made a lot of food too. Most of our guests went back for seconds! Please to work with and good food

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - formal • Italian • Southern • Asian • French • American - casual • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Jenny C.
Aug 18, 2018
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Hired on Thumbtack

We hired Skyler for a private dinner on a bachelorette weekend and it was great. He was very responsive and helpful in planning our menu, as well as being punctual and willing to bring all his own supplies (helpful since we were in an Airbnb). The food was amazing! I would absolutely hire Skyler for another project and would recommend him to anyone looking for a great meal.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Dessert • American - casual • Asian • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • Barbecue • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • $51 - $60 per person • The personal chef travels to me

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Skyler Smith

FAQs

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

    Our pricing is separated into employee cost, food cost and cost of rental equipment. Our Chef's time is charged at $35/hour, additional service staff and cooks are $20/hour.

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

    We like to learn more about what our costumer is looking for. Everyone has a unique idea in mind for their event, food preference and dietary restrictions. We do our best to work with our costumers to provide a perfect experience.

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

    I have a Culinary Arts degree from Olympic College, as well as 6 years working in fine dining restaurants in the Pacific Northwest. My main influences have been French, Italian and Spanish cuisines.

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