Working in the food industry for 10+ years, our acclaimed chef has drawn inspiration from all over the world, seamlessly synthesizing the familiar and the unknown to form daringly bold flavors and class. Carefully-crafted custom menu accentuates the uniquely exquisite flavors that have come to define Rae's Cuisine. This one-of-a-kind and intimate experience will leave you with memories that last a life time.
Raenel, known by CHEF Rae is a private chef and caterer-talented, and creative who puts the freshest ingredients together in an unbelievable way. She prefers to cook from scratch and with locally sourced items. She attended culinary school at the Art Institute of Tennessee, and has been cooking since she was 3 years old. She learned how to cook from her great grandmother who fostered an environment of freedom and learning to try anything at least once. Chef Rae is a culinary teacher for hire, a non-profit philanthropist, a traveling writer and foodie, and completing a post-baccalaureate program in Global Health focused on Sustainability at Arizona State University.
Chef Rae is Originally from the Bay Area-CA, has also lived in Arizona and has presently lived in Tennessee for over 17 years. Chef Rae has international taste buds and cooks foods from all different cultures, with a background deeply rooted in the South, a love for Caribbean and strong Creole roots, there is nothing that Chef Rae can't make as a Global Chef.
Nashville, TN and surrounding areas
Travel by Request
Rae's Cuisine offers bi-weekly
and monthly Personal Chef Services.
The frequency of service depends on
your particular goals and needs. Rae's Cuisine charges a service fee depending on the number of people and based on the menu PLUS the cost of groceries.
This enables more flexibility on what dishes can be offered and allows you to get exactly what you want. I would also be happy to shop for
you at your preferred grocery store if you wish.
The service fee includes:
Client consultation and assessment
Recipe research and menu planning
Grocery shopping for the freshest ingredients
Travel to your home on the agreed upon cook date
Meal preparation using my own kitchen equipment
Packaging, storing and labeling of all dishes
Detailed heating and food handling instructions
Meal Planning (including to meet dietary restrictions)
Professional grocery store evaluations
Refrigerator/freezer storage and sanitation education
Below are a few standard packages that are available. I would be happy to customize a plan for you if you do not see exactly what you need. All entrees are accompanied by an appropriate side dish.
Prices vary by the occasion, for example catering parties, prices depend on the amount of people that I will be cooking for and serving, and how extensive the menu is, as well as where the event is located and what all is involved to make the event a success.
5 meals 2-4 ppl. starts at $150 PLUS the cost of food
5 meals 4-6 ppl. starts at $200 PLUS the cost of food
5 meals 6-8 ppl. start at $275 PLUS the cost of food
Grocery deposit required 3 days in advance, and payment for service required immediately after.
*****Late fee for all payments not rendered is 10% and will be assessed ON the 5th day, compared to the $5 daily fee issued in the past. This is a small business and my time is valuable, if you do not agree with the late you can avoid it by paying upon receipt of the invoice. All invoices are sent via PayPal. Payments can also be accepted by cash app $Chefraecooks2020, bank of america zelle transaction (510) 827-8846, or credit card at the time of service.
Cost is dependent upon number of guests, courses, and the cost of food. Menu samples and prices will be provided, then a consultation will be setup with bride and groom. ****Deposit for estimated costs of groceries is required before purchase, along with deposit for catering contract of 10% in advance, and then agreed upon payment in full at time of service. WILL NOT PERFORM CATERING FOR WEDDINGS FOR LESS THAN $6,000!
Extra Food Items:
Salads/Side Dishes/Bread/Added Extras $10/item
Special Diet Fee
There is a recipe research and menu development
fee of $50 per session for special diets, in addition to the consultation fee of $50.
For the first session there is a $25 fee for disposable containers. Afterwards there will be a one time fee for the purchase of reusable glass Corning Ware or Pyrex containers with lids. These will be yours to keep. In the long run they cost less and are better for the environment. I will purchase groceries for you at ni cost, with no mark-up or shopping fee, you get charged for only what is needed to make your menu.
All service fees are due before service and grocery deposit is required a minimum 3 days in advance. No service will be provided if payment is not received as scheduled.
Three business days notice prior to cook date is required to avoid a cancellation fee of $75.
Examples of other services I provide:
Romantic dinners for two
Small dinner parties
Private cooking classes
Virtual cooking classes
Parties (catering provided by me)
In person Cooking demos
Traveling with Client
Catering minimum $25/pp
Corporate Catering available through EzCater
Customized lunch boxes available for meetings as well $8.50-10.50/box
Please contact me with any questions AFTER reviewing this page.