Our group of 8 had a wonderful cooking lesson and dinner with Nicole. She was punctual, professional, and lots of fun. Our meal was delicious. She was also very flexible and was able to create a menu that was suitable for everyone, despite some special requests due to dietary restrictions.Nov 25, 2018Verified
Nicole was great! She catered a 15 person family dinner for my wife's birthday. The entire night was customized based on our wants and needs for the party.Nov 20, 2018Verified
We really enjoyed dinner! The food was excellent! Nicole was very nice and professional. It was a great experience !!! Def recommend her!Jun 6, 2018Verified
Wow, from the moment I talked with Nichole, things just felt right. When she arrived to cater our Mothers day brunch, she was so warm welcoming and make for such a great and relaxing environment. She also worked with 5 children to help them take part and teach and help them make the food. Again amazing, the food was all fresh and all very good. I highly recommend Nichole and "Its just food" we will definitely have her back.May 15, 2017Verified
I can not say anything for the quality of work this person provides, but I guess I will never know. I was in the process of booking her for my anniversary dinner and asked if I could pay in advance via PayPal (most small businesses trust PayPal as a payment method due to fraud protection). She instantly accused me of being a scammer and told me to find someone else. If she had just asked me why I wanted to pay in advance I would have told her I have a disability that makes it difficult to remember things sometimes and I didn't want the stress of trying to remember the payment and everything the day of. The only reason I'm giving her 2 stars is because the conversation started off very professional and she was very nice to speak with up until this point. I am deeply disappointed, and hope that this will be a lesson for her not to assume, and instead just ask. As a note, my review is purely based on customer service and not on the quality of any of her meals.Aug 11, 2018VerifiedIt's JUST Food LLC's reply
I stand behind my decision to not do business with this person - I had every reason to believe this this request was a scam based on our email exchange...I get 2-3 email requests exactly like this one per week (along with a dozen other personal chefs across the country). They always insist on paying in advance by credit card. This person was very slow to respond to me when I told them that they could pay by cash or check upon completion of service. They offered no reason as to why they wanted to pay in advance by cc (I don't take credit cards), until an hour ago when they informed that they'd be marking me as hired, so they could post a negative review.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?-Pricing is either "per person", or "hourly + cost of groceries", depending on the service. -I don't charge for travel within 20 miles.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?All of my services are custom, tailor-made to the client's needs, so its really important to talk with you to better understand exactly how I can help to make your culinary experience exceptional. If for whatever reason I'm not a good fit for you, I always have referrals for you! For example, I am not a vegan/vegetarian chef, but I know several very good ones!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?-I am a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the ISSA (Int'l Sports Science Assn). -I am a Level II Sommelier through the ISG (Int'l Sommelier Guild) -I am a Certified Personal Chef through the CBI (Culinary Business Institute) -I am a member of the USPCA (US Personal Chef's Assn) -I am a Certified Food Handler through Serv-Safe.