When I first told people I was considering a career change & going to culinary school I got some interesting questions & comments alike. People today still ask me why I chose the chef life. So, what is my why? Offering an experience to someone that helps create a special chapter in their life, such as a wedding, is something for which I am deeply passionate. Building a relationship with a client and bringing them together around a table to create lifelong memories from special occasions goes back to my roots of social services.
Why am I different? Chefs and caterers are everywhere. I mean if we think about it the industry is comparable to the medical industry in that just like everyone needs medical care, everyone also has to eat. So, it’s a pretty good bet that we have job security. What sets my business apart from other catering companies is the investment I make in my clients. Learning about them is important so that I can customize a menu for their event that fits them. My clients aren’t just a number or a paycheck; they are a relationship. Investing in them has harvested a large percentage of repeat clients over the past 10 years. After working through ideas of an event with a first time client, they learn that I am very detail oriented, organized, & provide consistent advice & planning for the menu development, as well as the entire event.
Providing quality food and service is very important to me and I set high expectations for myself, as well as my staff, on how we deliver services to our clients. At the end of an event, seeing the smiles on client’s faces whether it’s a bride and groom beginning their lives together or a grieving family who has just smiled through tears recalling their loved one, I have helped them create a lifetime memory & brought them together around a table.