Frequently Asked Questions

What types of services do you offer?

Zacki’s Culinary Creations offers a variety of services including culinary classes, personal chef services, corporate team building events and in home parties. To book your event or for more information contact ZCC today.

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

  • The return of an initial client inquiry form, followed by a ZCC consultation that includes an evaluation of client's time-table, needs & budget; discussion of any travel, staff, rentals & decor and determination of client menu.

  • ZCC provides personal previews of the event space and consultations for a $25 an hour consulting fee OR clients can submit photos of kitchen layout, cooking space, serving dishes, etc.

  • Finalization of menu and time for travel, preparation, set-up, event & clean-up. A 50% deposit is due upon contract for any event, with the balance due the day of the event.

what is event serving capacity?

For full meal service, ZCC serves groups up to sixty. For culinary demos and expos with sample sized portions ZCC works with groups up to 200.

how are services priced?

After a preliminary complimentary consultation, prices are based upon final menu selection, staffing, rentals, travel (outside of a 25-mile radius) and any additional consulting time at a rate of $25/hour. Catering for groups ranges from $20-100 per person depending on the menu selected. Culinary classes are priced per person or at an agreed upon group flat rate. Please Contact ZCC for pricing information and see sample menus.

Are other services available?

Zacki’s Culinary Creations offers custom gift baskets for all occasions as well as decorating for events. See the Other Services page or Contact ZCC for more information.

what types of payment do you accept?

We accept credit cards via PayPal, Venmo, Zelle and personal checks.

what is your cancellation policy?

A non-refundable deposit is required for booking an event. If you need to cancel for any reason, 7 day notice is required, and your deposit can then be applied to the rescheduling of your event for a later date.

What education, Training & Experience does founder Zacki murphy have?

Epicurean Culinary School- Los Angeles; CA, Ma Maison Cooking School (w/chef Jonathan Waxman) - Los Angeles, CA; Martha Stewart Living- Westport, CT (food stylist & food developer); Family Circle Magazine- New York, NY (lifestyle consultant); Chick-Fil-A, Atlanta GA (recipe developer); Extensive international travel and freelance consulting for Ark Restaurant, Inc. (New York, NY) & Bold American Foods (Atlanta, GA) & 30+ years of cooking & catering experience.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work? What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

Consider actual needs including a realistic preliminary budget, timetable, number of guests, weather considerations, menu & theme. Have a preliminary phone consultation to discuss menu and event details. Relax and Zacki's Culinary Creations exceed client expectations!