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Marcel was amazing! It was a five star experience from the service he offered, to the food he cooked, to the time he took to prep for my event. We had two chefs at my event who were amazed and very impressed with his cooking! I highly recommend him!
Food was great, Chef and his assistant were very nice and professional
I hired these guys about a year ago for a small dinner party, about 5 of us. It was such a great experience! It was a while ago so I can't remember the chef's name, I think it was David, he was on time, professional, super friendly, did a great job working with my tiny apartment kitchen and crappy old stove. The food was impeccable! No joke BEST crab cakes I've ever had in my life! We all had a great time and my friends were also so impressed with the food. They still talk about the dinner. I'm not a fancy person who hires private chefs all the time, it was my first, but it was such a great experience I would do it again if a special occasion came up and would absolutely hire him again! Highly recommend! It took so long to leave this review because I forgot to do it last year and I'm an outta sight outta mind person, unfortunately, but I just got on here to look for another service and saw them on my list and had to leave this review. Won't disappoint!
Thank goodness for chefs like Mark who cook the way you want, and need, to eat when the last thing you want to do is cook for yourself when you're ill. I'm so greatful to have been introduced to him when I needed it the most. Mark is a great guy who cares about your healing. He's prepared the most healthy and delicious dishes. He'll work with you so that every dish delivered is what you like. And his selection is so broad that you won't eat the same thing again and again. Though some times you'll wish you did!
Had a great experience with Executive Chef Mark Kearney and Team. To set expectations before the review, I like to consider myself a food lover...not a critic, just a food lover. I love great dining experiences and am equally critical or disappointed when they fall short. My family and I were hosting Christmas Dinner for a total of 10 family members. I found Chef Mark on Thumbtack based on his previous reviews. Roy (part of Mark's team) promptly reached out with thought-starters for the meal and breakout of pricing. Over the next few weeks Roy, Mark and I worked closely crafting the perfect menu for my traditional Christmas dinner, while staying within my budget parameters. To note, Chef Mark is priced higher than some of the other chefs I was in contact with, but I'm glad we went with Mark based on the outcome. The menu consisted of 4 gourmet hors d oeuvres passed around while we opened presents. A fan favorite was the roasted fig with gorgonzola and prosciutto. Then time for dinner. We sat at the dining table and were served Butternut Ravioli as an appetizer, Lobster Bisque soup (a bit on the spicy side - only critique I have with the food all night) and an organic baby butterleaf salad with incredible apricot balsamic vinaigrette. The main course was both a grilled beef tenderloin (prepared to your liking) and pan roasted turkey breast. Sides that accompanied the main course were brocollini, green beans and bacon/garlic mashed potatoes. Everything (except the soup) was beyond 5 stars in terms of presentation, taste and expectations. Lastly we were served two very decadent and delicious deserts - a molten lava cake and traditional bread pudding. Two things to mention. My wife was forced (by her OBGYN) into a new diet two days prior to the Christmas dinner consisting of no dairy and no soy. When Chef Mark arrived we asked him what had dairy and soy ingredients and he quickly and thoughtfully mentioned that he could make my wife's servings without either dairy or soy. Talk about going above and beyond. This was much appreciated and set the tone for the entire dinner! I would potentially ask for two servers for the evening on future events. One to solely serve as sous chef, helping Mark prepare the food in the kitchen and the other server to help set the table, serve food, wine, etc.. throughout the evening. The 5 hours that Mark and Team allocate for the evening can go quickly. This might alleviate that. Either way, a great experience and thank you Mark and Team!
The Traveling Chef exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious and the presentation of it was well done. We actually had leftovers due to generous portion sizes. We will be using him again in the future as well.
We had a birthday party for 25 at our home and found Chef Alexis on the internet. Chef Alexis had gone over everything prior to the event and also came to our house to make all of the final arrangements and to check out the kitchen. On the day of the event she and her staff arrived early to setup and start food preparations. When the first guests arrived the cheese platters were out and the food had started to come. Everything went exactly as Chef Alexis had described. Her food was amazing! Her staff was also amazing! As the last guests left Chef Alexis and her staff finished the final clean up and everything looked exactly the way it did when they arrived 7 1/2 hours earlier. We were extremely delighted with everything. Everyone complemented us on how delicious and tasteful the food was and on the great service that Chef Alexis and her staff provided. This was the best party that we've had and we can't wait to have Chef Alexis and her staff do our next one. Thank you Chef Alexis you are the best!
I attended a 16 person dinner for which Steven was the private chef. Overall the food was phenomenal. Presentation and flavors were top notch. Additionally, the staff provided was excellent. Great evening overall, in no small part thanks to Steven.
Amy is a great chef and great company! Not only was she professional and timely in all of our communication pre-event, but she was so gracious and accommodating during the event. Everything she made—dinner and drinks—was absolutely delicious and I'd recommend Amy to anyone.
Chef David is truly one of the best in the biz. His flavors are layered with so much complexity and subtlety, it's almost too good to be true! Always friendly and very professional, I'd trust him with my taste buds anytime. Thank you for such a great meal and a supremely outstanding experience!
Chef Fitch was prompt, important when ordering for the CEO. The food was good. I ordered a mix of sandwiches, all delicious. From start to finish, easy breezy. Thank you!!
Wow! What an AMAZING experience I had working with Chef Greg. I hired Greg for my girlfriend’s birthday dinner. We had a total of 16 of her family members, and not a single one of us was disappointed. Greg was extremely attentive, and worked with my every step of the way through dietary restriction and a curveball pescatarian. He was extremely professional and he and his assistant, Chef Brian, led us through an incredible meal. We are already in the process of trying to hire him again. The food was phenomenal, presentation immaculate, and our night was epic as promised. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Jeanne is an excellent chef! We love her food!!
Chef LaTay was very responsive to our need for dinners for our parent meetings. The food was always delicious!
We have used Food Joy twice for large functions at our office (400 people +). Cristina is amazing to work with, she is creative in her menus and accommodating with your budget. Leo, the head chef is extremely talented, creating beautiful dishes that have fresh ingredients and a variety of sides that please all crowds. At our recent event we had many more people attend than had RSVP'd, Cristina and her team were never stressed but hustled to get more food and were able to feed everyone. All of our guests left happy, we are so pleased to be working regularly with this company!
I cannot say enough about how wonderful Darrell David was for my event! I hired him to cook for a Superbowl party for 35 people and he blew us all away. We have done this for 4 years and Darrell was the best chef we have hired to date. He helped us plan a terrific menu, shopped for all the food, prepped, cooked, and stayed extra late to make sure the place was spotless. Everyone was so impressed with his food and kept commenting on it the entire day. Darrell was professional, fun to chat with, and excellent at his craft. I highly recommend him!
Loved it all!! Awesome chef and soo sweet!!!
Johnnie is a fantastic chef, and with his very friendly and fun personality and with his professionalism and skills as a chef, he definitely made our dinner party a huge success. He came up with a few different menus for us to choose from, and adapted them to our personal preferences. We also let him surprise us, and every dish was a true culinary experience. We are foodies, so this was such a unique and worthy experience. We will definitely have him back!
I cannot say enough amazing things about Eren and the company he has created. From beginning to end the process was easy and enjoyable. His communication and arranging of the perfect chef for our party needs were great! And at such a reasonable price. Huge value. He and the wonderful chef arrived punctually and impressed us with their professionalism and skill. They left the place cleaner than when they arrived too! We could not be more thrilled with this service!! Highly recommend.
I needed a chef for a dinner with family and close friends, and didn't want to (nor was I capable of ) cooking for 8 people. I found Susan on Thumbtack and what a great experience. We had some dietary requests such as the meal being dairy free.. Susan gave us some ideas/options, and after discussing what we liked the entire meal was amazing, great food family style. We had barbecued skirt steak with the most amazing chimichurri sauce, perfectly roasted fingerling potatoes, with salad, and vegetables and for desert personal fruits tarts with ice cream. Oh and to start, the most amazing curried butternut squash soup, just enough to get the taste buds going. I couldn't recommend Susan higher, everyone had a great time, super easy to deal with and such a great person. Thanks Susan, looking forward to next time.
Charming, affable and talented. Love having him in our home, and so do all of our family and guests. A good person with a wonderful culinary pedigree!