Chef Thomas

Chef Thomas's

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Creative taste combinations jazz up traditional French dishes in this original three-course menu.

First course


Spinach and baby green mix salad
With pear, red grapes, toasted walnuts, ribbon carrots with feta


Second course


Wild Salmon
On top of Tian de légumes provençal


Third course


Meringue Lemon Tart

Vegan, gluten-free, and other customization options may be available. Please ask.

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Ingredients

Organic, non-GMO ingredients, California produce grass fed beef & dairy, cage free poultry, sustainable seafood.

Shopping

I will bring everything required to cook but you are responsible for dinnerware and the rest. Don't have enough? Ask for rentals.

Clean Up

The chef will make sure the kitchen is spotless,  all equipment and surfaces are clean.

Chef Thomas

Hollywood, CA

This chef has worked at enough Michelin-starred restaurants to fill the galaxy!

Chef's Story
Bonne appétit

From the editor

Our editor might be a little bit biased!

One of the best things about French cooking is that it is always as pleasing to the eye as to the palette, and this menu is no exception. Exploding with as many colors as a Monet painting, Chef Thomas’s salad is a breathtaking, creative mix of pear, grapes, spinach, and carrots sliced into delightful ribbons. Following that, he’ll serve salmon on a traditional tian de légumes á la Provençal, a visual masterpiece of eggplant, yellow and green zucchini, and even black and red tomatoes. Ending the meal with some serious visual gusto, he’ll serve a vibrant lemon meringue tart. We’re thinking he might want to stop calling himself a chef and start calling himself a “Culinary Painter”!

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Reviews

Here is what they said about the chef.

Always polite, respectful and very professional!

Thomas was always polite, respectful and very professional. We are happy to recommend Chef Thomas at any time anywhere. Our family employed Thomas Rieger as a personal chef. Thomas was in charge of taking care of regular daily meals five days a week. Our family is of three but we each have very different dietary requests. Thomas always made sure to please everyone and go above and beyond for every one of our individual desires and request. We would often have family members and friends join us for dinner and Thomas was open and receptive to this and made sure all guests' dietary requests were also met along with our family's. From time to time we would host small to midsize events at our home and Thomas was fully in charge of these. He cooked for 15 to 30 guests at these hosted events.

— Sylvain

True Professional with Impressive culinary talent!

 We are writing to express our gratitude for a catered dinner provided by Chef Thomas. His staff supervision and culinary talents are impressive. He has a natural ability to plan with a team of parish leaders with grace and professionalism and he was sensitive to the unique needs of our event and executed it flawlessly. He prepared the meal for 16 guests who were all delighted with the epicurean cuisine. We highly recommend Thomas as a valuable addition to any dining experience.

— Jan

Thomas always does an amazing job!

We employed Thomas as a private chef. During this period Thomas did an amazing job, he was able to take care of our family during the week. He also was able to manage big dinner parties when we invited friends at home. He was even able to manage big receptions for special events like birthday, baby shower. Thomas was always very professional and was able to respond to any special request we asked of him. Even in some last-minute circumstances our total guest count increased, he still made sure the food and service were not compromised. We were sad to see Thomas go but we know he is off to bigger and better things. Again, we highly recommend him.

— Philippe

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