Catering On The Lane
I am a local personal chef that provides delicious, healthy food to my clients. I only use fresh ingredients. Some of the cuisines my clients enjoy are Italian, Cuban, Colombian, Asian, Vegetarian and Vegan to name a few. I love meeting new people and sharing my passion for cooking!
I am a chef and dietitian and I love being able to bring clients great, delicious food. I have been cooking for people for 10 years and never consider it a job! Meeting new people and seeing the joy on their faces when they taste my food is so rewarding! Being a dietitian also allows me to help clients reach their health goals. Of course, if you are looking for something a little decadent or sweet, I can also cater large functions and provide delicious desserts. Check out my website www.cookiesonthelane.com. Would love to hear from you!
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Get to know the potential customer. Find out their needs: likes, dislikes, preferences, allergies, etc. in a relaxed setting.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
BS Food and Nutrition
Certificate of Culinary Arts
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
Personal Chef Services $50/hr, minimum three hours plus the cost of groceries for weekly personal chef services.
Events: dependent on situation. Pricing can be packages by per person or per trays
How did you get started in this business?
I grew up loving to cook in an Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. I always dreamed of making food my profession, so when had the opportunity to go back to college in my 30's, I jumped at the chance! I completed my BS in Food and Nutrition and became a dietitian working in hospitals, private consulting and in kitchens. It was very rewarding to help people become more healthy through food. A few years later, I went to culinary school and rounded out my education, opened up a catering company and began cooking privately for clients.
What types of customers have you worked with?
All types...professional colleagues, family, friends and referrals. Family has always proven to be the most challenging!
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
The first wedding that we catered was special. It was small and intimate, but the the food and cake had to be perfect. It is to date one of the events I am most proud of.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
Make sure you meet them...sit down with them and make a connection. Get as many details about the event and their expectations as possible. Be professional and pleasant.
What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
Make sure their expectations match their budget.
Ask about the details...food, linens, staff, tableware, decorations, floral arrangements, etc.