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Sandra is very professional and outstanding chef and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a private chef. Sandra was very flexible and as excited about my very unique request to "Dine in the Dark" for a special occasion as I was. She designed a delicious menu that hit our palates perfectly with little to no guidance other than a quick review of our wine rack and learning that we are "foodies". If Sandra had not told me that this was her first experience serving a couple who intentionally could not see and had no prior knowledge of the menu, I would have never known because she was so cognitive of the unique challenges we would be facing by not being able to see. Sandra was outstanding in her planning and execution and brought everything that was needed. I am looking forward to working with Sandra again in the very near future. Maybe for another "Dinner in the Dark"!
Sasha with Body & Soul Food did a fabulous job with my personal cooking class in my kitchen. I set this class up as a date with my girl friend and she enjoyed it very much. Sasha was very well prepared and it was such a joy having her demonstrated and instructing us on the dishes we made. Our class was schedule around lunch time so we enjoyed the dishes as our lunch. It was such a perfect date. Good food and fun. I highly recommend this experience to people wanting to do something different as a date. Sasha is the one to call to make it happen.
Lisa is an impressive professional. Lisa gave an informative cooking class and was able to answer all our questions. She was very organized and detailed. The meal and service was top notch! We enjoyed her charming personality and can’t wait to do it again.
Jennifer was everything I hoped for and more than I expected!! I hired her to conduct a family cooking class for Mother's Day. She was able to accommodate my last-minute request and tailored the meal to our preferences. She is professional, patient (I have teenage brothers), and a very talented chef. She shared a lot of fun tips & tricks of the trade and because she brought all of the ingredients & tools we were able to pull off the perfect surprise! An awesome group activity where everybody participates--Hire her if you get the chance!!
I took a private boot camp cooking class with Tiffani a few weeks ago. I can't say enough amazing things about her! She taught me so much in a short period of time and gave me lots of confidence to start cooking on my own. Tiffani is an outstanding cooking instructor!
My cooking class with Hasnah exceeded my expectations. She shed a whole new light on what it is to cook. This is my first time using thumbtack and I took a risk that was definitely worth it. Her knowledge of the kitchen and culinary world are extremely extensive. To be honest, I was intimidated at first but she relays the lesson in such a comfortable relatable environment that it felt like we were just two friends cooking and creating something together. The experience has made me want to explore my kitchen in ways I had never thought, and allowed me to narrow down and focus on what it is I am really interested in. So many things to learn! So many fun and creative culinary adventures to be had. Thank you so much. I left inspired and excited. :)
I was a student apprentice with Rachel in 2008. Rachel was the most inspiring and knowledgable nutrition coach I had ever met. I was so excited to meet her and I immediately wanted to follow in her footsteps. I started out in her classes learning recipes and kitchen skills. She taught us knife safety, how to use a vitamix, food safety and proper preparation and storage of meats. She also took us shopping and educated us on her selections. I then became an apprentice to her personal chef training program. I went on to have my own small personal chef service called Urban Vitality. I still hear Rachel in my head telling me not to graze while in the kitchen cooking. I hear her telling me to stand facing the cutting board centered and grounded. All of her food preparation tips I still use today, even as I cook for my family. I could go on and on about how Rachel inspired me. She is an excellent healthy chef and very educational teacher. I highly recommend her services.
Normally, I wouldn't give 5 stars so easily, but Chef Tess is impressive not only as a chef, but in character as well. I took a rather large group of kids and a couple of adults to one of her cooking classes and was AMAZED at her ability to engage and control the group. Several of the children have ADHD, and yet with Stephanie's warmth, laughter and sincerity, that group was all hers. She was professional, canny, and witty, and we were laughing with her almost the entire time. The quality of the instruction as well as the food went above and beyond my expectations. As a lover and connoisseur of healthy and REAL food, Chef Tess is definitely gifted and ready to teach and impress.
We hired Flare For Flavor to do a cooking class for 6 people. The food was great and we had a BLAST! These ladies are so much fun. Learned great cooking tips as well. We will definitely hire them again.
Amber is such a delight. Her knowledge of nutrition combined with her experience of teaching yoga is the perfect combination for someone you want looking out for your well being. She went grocery shopping with me and it has changed the way I will go grocery shopping forever! Read the labels. Definitely recommend her services!
Chef Rhonda's classes are affordable, practical, delightful and fun. The food was delicious, wholesome and top shelf, with recipes and menus suitable for all occasions and palates. Chef Rhonda is very knowledgeable, engaging, humorous, professional and real.
I was so pleased to organize with Caren many cooking parties. She was the best, very organized, on time and she made the classes so interesting and so fun. All my friends really enjoyed the diner. The food was excellent and we learned so much with Caren. We had such an amazing evening, Caren made our events so special and all our friends felt in LOVE with her cooking.
I requested a vegan cooking class as a gift for several of my friends. Amber consolidated all the food restrictions and preferences of my guests and developed a fabulous menu. She came fully prepared and provided enough interaction to keep all the ladies busy and engaged. She and her assistant were a delight and quite knowledgeable. They cleaned up before they left, I would highly recommend Amber.
I have taken several cooking class from Joe Turley who is now the Affordable Gourmet with several of my friends for special occasions, a birthday party, Christmas gift .The classes or cooking parties were fun, entertaining and very informative. I will definitely recommend the classes for anyone and I will definitely use them again for classes.
Elyse's cooking was absolutely delicious. Her passion for food came through in her creative menu pairings and flavorful dishes. Her ability to wisk together everyday things in my cupboard into a culinary masterpiece was truly inspiring. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a chef on any occasion.
I provide personal chef services for any sized group and cooking lessons for all skill levels. Tell me what you'd like to learn, and I'll design classes for you . I teach all skill levels and most cuisines.
I have been a cook for 35 years. I bake for pleasure, and I bake professionally. I bake from scratch. I make homemade soups. I know how to roast and braise foods. I am a well-rounded person with a vast knowledge of the profession.