WholeHearted Epicure
WholeHearted Epicure

WholeHearted Epicure

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$50/person
starting cost


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Scheduling

Responds in about 39 min

Introduction: Hi, my name is Raina and I am a certified personal chef and nutritional coach who is focused on meal prep and in-home event dining/catering. (Custom Weekly Meal Prep Services Are On Wait-List. Subscription-Based Weekly Meal Prep on a rotating pre-made menu is available. Event Cooking is available) I specialize in creating custom weekly meal preparation and in-home event dinners / small in-home catering under 30. I am here to help you create a unique and custom service doing everything from cleaning your kitchen, making custom menus for your family and guests, grocery shopping, and serving. Everything I do is made with you in mind and making the process of cooking as easy as possible.
Overview

Hired 26 times

Serves Lynnwood, WA

Background checked

1 employee

1 year in business

Payment methods

Cash, Credit card, Square cash app, Venmo

Social media

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

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

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

Excellent 4.9

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Jackie F.
Dec 12, 2021
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I loved Chef Raina! She’s friendly, responsive, understanding, and an amazing chef. We had a holiday party with a small group of friends - friends with lots of dietary restrictions. A previous chef literally told us “we’d be better off at a restaurant” — but Chef Raina came along and proved us wrong! She came up with a great menu that met all of our vegan/allergies. It was so good that my non-vegan husband declared that he didn’t miss any of the typical meat and potatoes. I would hire her again — 10/10 — for all future dinner parties.

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • Southern • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Asian • French • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Steve R.
Aug 14, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired chef Raina for my 12th wedding anniversary for me and my wife July 29th and She was awesome. She communicated really well beforehand and kept it simple for me to understand. On the night, I had a flamenco group perform and she made sure that the 3 course meal was all served during the music all within in hour, quite amazing. I have to tell you the food was amazing and to top it off she was very personable and professional at the same time. It was a pleasure to have chef Raina's service at such a memorable evening. Thank you chef Raina.

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

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Arjun Singh B.
Jun 25, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Raina had a very busy day but she managed to accept my order. Her passion for cooking came right through in the taste and presentation of the food. My wife and friends loved everything about the dinner - right from the three course meal to an activity of caramelizing our own creme brûlée’s! Thank you Chef Raina! :)

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Italian • American - casual • American - formal • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Jesselyn P.
Feb 3, 2022
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Great food and even better company! So glad we were able to work with her for our family dinner and birthday celebration!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Janine S.
Apr 4, 2021
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Raina was a pleasure to work with! She is an amazing chef, friendly and did a great job catering to our specific needs. Will absolutely use again in the future!

Details: Holiday party • Breakfast or brunch • American - casual • French • Small bites • No, drop off only • Home • No kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Premium (high end ingredients)

WholeHearted Epicure's reply
Janine, it was a pleasure helping with your event. I hope to work with you again! Take care.
Wedding and Event Catering
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Raina Ratcheson

FAQs

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

    Pricing is dependent on the needs, events, and complexity of cooking. I am very flexible.

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

    I like to get to know the needs of you and your guests with a small phone or email interview. It helps me to pinpoint meals that you'll enjoy, and any specific needs that might be cropping up. It also helps us think about things that may not have previously been considered for an event or meal service. I am able to help or provide resources for almost any event. We will also talk about the process moving forward and I will write up a full proposal with an initial menu suggestion.

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

    I am a certified personal chef through The Culinary Business Institute, self thought in French Cuisine and have many certifications from Rouxbe Culinary School, a member of the United States Personal Chef Association and Nutrition Coach certified through Precision Nutrition (1 of 4 recognized certs for nutritional coaching in WA and they have proudly worked with the Seahawks).

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