Open Palate

Open Palate

4.5(4 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


Creative takes on classic dishes

I enjoy creating dining experiences for each individual. I pride myself on accommodating each client’s needs and desires. Based on your personal preferences, dietary needs, and your theme or particular style of event, I will help you create your own menu. From there, you will get a quote based on the market value of the menu items along with the level of service.


Hired 7 times
10 employees
4 years in business
Serves Hillside , NJ
Offers online services

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Venmo, Square, Apple Pay, Zelle


Level of service

Standard (basic ingredients), Premium (high end ingredients)

Additional services

Dessert, Non-alcoholic drinks, Alcoholic drinks, Coffee or tea


Breakfast or brunch, Lunch, Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres, Dinner

Kitchen onsite

Full kitchen (oven, stove, refrigerator, sink, and utensils), Partial kitchen (fridge and sink only), No kitchen

Serving style

Plated meal, Buffet, Food stations, Family style, Small bites/Passed appetizers

Event type

Wedding, Birthday or anniversary party, Dinner party, Corporate event, Bridal or baby shower, Graduation party, Outdoor event, Holiday party, School event, Fundraiser, Funeral

Venue type

Banquet hall or ballroom, Conference or convention center, Concert hall, Outdoor venue, Office, School, Home, Community center, Religious or spiritual space, Barn

Full service or drop-off

Full service, Drop off only

Guest count

Fewer than 20 guests, 20 – 29 guests, 30 – 39 guests, 40 – 49 guests, 50 – 59 guests, 60 – 69 guests, 70 – 79 guests, 80 – 89 guests, 90 – 99 guests, 100 – 124 guests, 125 – 149 guests, 150 – 200 guests

Budget per person

Under $15 (typically basic food for casual events), $15 – $25 (typically basic food for casual events), $25 – $35 (typically basic food for casual events), $35 – $50, $50 – $75 (wedding avg.), $75 – $100 (wedding avg.), $100 – $150, More than $150, Customer isn't sure about budget


American - casual, American - formal, Italian, Barbecue, Mexican or Latin American, American - Southern, Asian, Mediterranean or Middle Eastern, French, Vegan, Indian

Additional supplies needed

Plates, utensils and glasses, Disposable plates, utensils, and cups, Paper napkins, Cloth napkins, Serving and warming equipment, Table décor

Photos and videos

  • Reviews

    0 reviews


    corrin B.

    Shantena was very professional and she came prepared with everything that she needed. Every single dish was delicious and my guests loved it!
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    March 14, 2024


    kenneth S.

    Chef was great!! Everything was amazing and made the experience so memorable!! Definitely would highly recommend
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    January 14, 2024


    toni D.

    She was very respectable,friendly andcooked delicious meals.
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    July 01, 2023


    Olatunde K.

    The food is good, but delivery was late.
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    December 31, 2021
    Hired on Fash

    Frequently asked questions

    I like to talk to clients to get a feel for exactly what they want. I tailor every catering to each client. 

    I have been cooking all of my life. I have been  an assistant to catering chefs around the world (from USA to Austria, Italy and Northern Africa), and I have recently decided to venture out on my own.

    I believe that I am more than reasonable. I do not feel you have to spend a lot of money for a good dining experience. 

    Services offered

    Wedding Cakes
    Personal Chef
    Food Truck Or Cart Services
    Pastry Chef Services
    Wardrobe Consulting