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Wedding and Event Catering
Stephanie and Chef Paul are true professionals! Really enjoyed working with this dynamic duo and the food was delicious. Besides the food Stephanie is very good at catering to the needs of the customer. This level of customer service is hard to find.May 18, 2015Verified
Wedding and Event Catering
Chef Paul and his wife Stephanie did an amazing job creating an providing such a delicious menu for our daughters birthday party. It went beyond our expectations and we received so many compliments about the food being so great. Everything was presented well and the flavors/freshness were exceptional! Equally important for me, was their professionalism and very pleasant nature. They made it so easy and Stephanie was very friendly and informative throughout the whole process. I have work events coming up that will need catering services and I will definitely be using their services again, no question!! Thank you Chef and Stephanie, may you continue to have success in doing what you love!Apr 11, 2018Verified
Paul and Stephanie catered our wedding this summer and we were very pleased with their professionalism, the taste, quality, and presentation of their food, and their dedication in helping us realize our wedding vision. I was first contacted by them on Thumbtack in response to our request for a wedding caterer. We had already exhausted options from The Knot Vendor List and had been both overwhelmed with prices and underwhelmed with food taste and quality. Paul and Stephanie reached out to us quoting a plated meal including beef and fish for the same price as the cheap chicken buffets we'd been experiencing. They were kind enough to visit us in our home where Chef prepared generous samples of all the dishes we were considering. While we were eating, Stephanie took down details on the wedding and presentation. The food was phenomenal and hands down better than any other samples we'd been given. Chef even bustled about in my kitchen and found my Tupperware so he could package up the leftovers and leave them in the fridge for us. We decided to also take advantage of their pastry side and get our cupcakes for our dessert table from them. Stephanie hand delivered them to my work so I could sample them with the Fiancé. Chef did a great job at making me feel comfortable with everything he was preparing with his knowledge of gluten free cooking and baking and comprehension of cooking safety for individuals with Celiac. Nearly all our item we ordered were gluten free, and the ones that weren't, were kept separate. The months leading up to the wedding was simple and easy communication, I wish I could have said this for all my vendors. Payments expectations were made clear and could be easily made by credit card. Stephanie made time to have two additional consultations to discuss food plating, food table decorations, and cupcake topping design. I supplied her with a binder and the weekend before the wedding she had a phone consultation with me to review the details and it was evident she had already looked at all the contents extensively. The day of the wedding the catering team was on point. They jumped in and took over many of the duties our wedding coordinator was not attending to including setting up our appetizer and dessert tables and guest tables to my design plan. The food was excellent and all of our guests have said they couldn't stop stuffing themselves with delicious noms. The plating was lovely, the cupcake toppings were just as I'd envisioned, and the waitstaff and bartender were very attentive. Stephanie was present at the wedding and Chef Paul had prepared most of the food but was catering another event. I was so pleased with her and her staff and her attention to detail and hard work helping us create our day. They packed up all the leftovers for us and we were told they were the last vendors there still working hard at helping everyone clean up. If you are looking at catering a large event do yourself a favor and check out Paul and Stephanie. They are not only a great chef and planner duo, they are also incredibly kind and compassionate individuals. One of my biggest regrets is that I didn't know Stephanie was also a wedding coordinator, I wish I would have hired her instead of the girl we did. Additionally, their prices are more than reasonable and worth every penny.Sep 18, 2017Verified
Wedding and Event Catering
5 Stars, I would give 10 if I could! I found Chef Paul and Stephanie on Thumbtack I believe back in April or May for a high-profile International Hop Growers Congress dinner that took place outside of the Yakima area. From the beginning, I knew they were perfect. Chef Paul drew up an absolutely gorgeous menu for us, highlighting local ingredients to our area and Stephanie was unbelievably incredible from start to finish. Both of their professionalism, organization and communication with me was stellar. I have to say, after working with them for so long for this dinner, I'm really sad I don't get to talk to them anymore! I used to always look forward to my phone calls with Stephanie because she made the process so fun and I knew everything was in stellar hands. Their crew arrived on-site after for some, a 3-hour drive. Even despite the 100 degree heat, they were so cheerful, professional and happy. The food that was presented was some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Our attendees spanned the globe and the comments from them were not only plentiful, but heartfelt as people fell in love with their food. I have a hard time with perfection as it is usually unattainable but for the first time, I can say that our experience with Emerald City Cakes and Chocolates was absolute perfection. Their food made our special evening complete, their staff was so fun to work with and I couldn't be more grateful. Thank you so much Chef Paul, Stephanie, & Crew!Aug 7, 2017Verified
Chef Paul and Stephanie were the perfect catering partners at my wedding. From the first call they were committed to deliver the Middle Eastern inspired menu I was looking for and came through beautifully, from the dinner, to the cake and deserts to the service. The food was so delicious! We received many compliments from our guests and would hire them again. The menu Chef Paul designed reflected my vision of a unique meal inspired by Moroccan and Lebanese cuisine. Chef Paul and Stephanie were so easy to work with and flexible. Stephanie was an absolute joy to work with. Her professionalism and responsiveness put me at ease. I was able to trust her with every aspect of the catering. She listened to what I wanted and consistently followed up in a professional and timely manner. Wishing you both a lot of success. Thank you for sharing your passion for great, flavorful food!May 23, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We work with every customer to meet their budget as best as we are able. We have no hidden fees or costs and all of our charges are explained thoroughly and laid out in line-item form on our estimates for every customer. Whether it be a $20.00 per person BBQ or a $100 per person formal, multi-course plated meal, every customer gets the best quality service and product available.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?After the initial bid/email contact, we try to arrange a free phone consultation to go over the details of the event. After we take down as much information as we are able, we then put together an estimate and initial menu for the customer to review. We can then work with them to start fine tuning everything to make sure it is as perfect as it can be!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I actually went to college to be a History and Humanities teacher/professor. While in college, I found my love for cooking and left at half-way through my senior year to start teaching myself about cooking. I am a self-taught chef whose skill comes from years of hard work and passion for the craft.