Servicing all of California since 2005, we at The Culinary Dude take the "Tell us what you crave and we can make it" approach to all of our culinary services. These services are limitless, focusing on the client's wants, needs and budget.
The main dude, Scott Davis, graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu-California Culinary Academy is certified by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation for the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Examination, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
His past employment includes head chef at Los Angeles's Baby Blues BBQ, San Francisco's Olive Bar and Restaurant and cooking instructor/ curriculum planner at Whole Foods Market in Los Altos, California and ITK (In The Kitchen) Culinary in Sausalito, California for both adults and children. See testimonials for satisfied customers.
If you want food for any occasion, we can make it! By putting the "personal" in personal chef, The Culinary Dude's focus is on the client's wants and needs taking in to consideration both dietary and budgetary concerns. Although we offer set menus and food items, we would really prefer to get input from you, the client, to truly "personalize" your eating experience. We also offer organic food choices when available.
Utilizing his degrees in Early Childhood Education and Culinary Arts, The Culinary Dude provides a hands-on, developmental approach to teaching and education in the kitchen. His focus is on the process rather than the product. By teaching adults and children how to cook for themselves, they are less likely to eat fast or junk food. One of the goals is to empower people with confidence and competence in the kitchen. Classes are presented in a non threatening, pressure less environment. The Culinary Dude teaches to the people and not at them. The age range, 3-100, is not a factor when working towards the ultimate goal, good food you and others can eat. Everyone learns while performing tasks to achieve the goal. Once students have mastered the process of the how's, what's, where's, why's and when's of cooking and recipe comprehension, a focus on the product will naturally follow.
Being earth friendly, all transportation aspects of The Culinary Dude services, including shopping and meal delivery, are done with a Hybrid Automobile. All shopping is done using recycled produce and shopping bags as well as utilizing all compostable byproducts. Our food packaging includes re-useable and biodegradable containers. To help save trees and paper, all menus, confirmations and billing are done via e-mail. We also offer Green Friendly, compostable utensils, cups and plates for any event.
Our goal is to offer excellent food and service to all clients.
If at any time you are not satisfied with our food and services, please contact us immediately for a resolution to the issue. Knowing that people's tastes
and preferences are ever changing, we are always open to questions,
comments or suggestions regarding all of our services.
Payment is due no later than seven (7) working days after service. We accept Personal
Checks and Money Orders. Payment will be requested via Email and can be mailed
to the address on the invoice.
Any check returned for insufficient funds will result in a $35 fee due prior to
the next billing. The client will also be responsible for all charges and fees
made by the bank.
A minimum of 24 hours notice is necessary for cancellation of any
personal chef and meal services and 72 hours for cancellation of all
catering events. For Catering events, the client will be charged 50% of
labor costs and any food costs that may have been incurred.
Gift certificates are a terrific gift for anyone when you want to give the gift
of a great meal, cooking lesson or just say thanks. You can choose a set meal,
specific lesson or food delivery, the options are limitless...