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We had a last minute meeting and he was able to provide lunch for it on short notice. The food was delicious, the service was great, and he is very accommodating. We look forward to working with him for Christmas.
My friends and I were doing a weekend in San Diego, and hired Lilian to prepare our first meal for us at our Airbnb. She arrived on time, was super pleasant, and our meal was absolutely delicious. Highly recommended!
OMG, very exceptional service. Meal was on time, and well kept at serving temp, verified to me. The smell of the meal was very alluring and created anticipation. Then presentation of the meal was absolutely breath taking and well proportioned. Finally the flavors of the meal were even more gratifying. An outstanding experience for our first time. Very affordable and can adjust to all tastes and budgets. Will look forward to doing business again.
My family hired Shawna to cook and serve our holiday meal. She far exceeded our expectations. The food was amazing. We all can’t stop stoping about what a wonderful experience it was.
I am rating this experience based upon our guests who were quite pleased with the service, the overall meal, and the presentation. Total high marks!
Chef Francesco prepared an excellent meal. The food selection and the wine pairing was excellent. The ingredients selection is incredibly thorough and worth a Michelin star! Well done and thanks for a great meal!
Keith prepared an amazing Thanksgiving feast for our employees. He brought tables and chairs for us, set everything up and had a delicious hot meal ready for us to sit down to eat at the time we had requested. And he came back and cleaned up afterward. Five stars!
I asked Chef Leslie Ann to prepare and deliver 5 full meals to my sister's family in Del Mar. The whole experience was perfect - excellent communication and flexibility, and the food came beautifully wrapped and ready with easy, clear heating instructions. And they've raved about everything they've eaten so far. Superb experience all around, I'll definitely use her again.
Christine McMaster is a hidden gem of the culinary and catering world! She was the caterer last year for a wedding I attended and I was most impressed. She completely handled an amazing dinner for 21 people with delectable Indian and Middle Eastern Food; taking care of the shopping, the food preparation, the service and cleaning up of the food and leftovers. I was so impressed that I asked her to cater an Indian Meal for 75 people! Since it was a much larger undertaking, we provided theingredients, but Chris oversaw every aspect of the preparation of a 5 course meal, and remained calm, organized and personable throughout. The food was absolutely delicious. I would absolutely recommend her for any catering needs you might have - you would be lucky to get her!
Joan is an amazing chef. A better name would be food artist. I actually went through a time period when I didn't enjoy food and when she prepared the meals for me, it was unbelievable. She is committed to excellence, and finding innovative ways to create foods that fit any dietary need. Healthy and delicious are the two words to describe her cooking!
Chef Stephani is simply amazing. Her creations are mouth watering, and her passion for cooking shines through in every meal she prepares. Chef Stephani has shown her versatility in flawlessly executing various types of events for my family, from small intimate parties to large showers and receptions. Working with Chef Stephani is easy; She is very personable and will take the time to listen to your individualized preferences. She has always exceeded my expectations, and she will yours as well.
Chef Andres is not only a very talented culinary professional, but his years of training gives him insight to what it takes for a complete dining experience. He was professional, engaging, and talented. Our meal based upon some dishes from his family roots, were absolutely delicious. You will know by your first contact with Chef, that your night will be special.
We were introduced to Kathy during our friends' destination wedding in Kauai. Kathy catered several meals including a surprise spread at the time of our island arrival, a wedding luncheon on the beach and finally, a fantastic dinner for the wedding party. So needless to say, we were thrilled when Kathy relocated to San Diego just in time to cater our Son's luau themed college graduation party for 17. The party was everything we expected beautiful flowers, great food and cocktails and tidy service. Kathys menu is always creative, delicious and beautifully presented, which has earned her our catering business. Thank you, Kathy, for working with us to to make our events so special.
I have enjoyed many meals prepared by Diane. Her culinary expertise ranges from summer dishes such as delicious ribs to warm comforting soups for the winter. Her food and matching themes are wonderful and delightful.
In my mind, I create the most idyllic, renewing, peaceful, joyous silk painting retreat...ever known to humanity. Then I close my eyes, put my dream into a pink bubble and let it go. Voila..my dream comes back to me ...only better than I could ever have created myself, because now it includes a Gourmet Chef named Gigi Cohen. Home-Sweet-Home Cooking served three lovely, sumptuous meals at 8 am..... noon and 6 pm every day...promptly. My room was near the kitchen, so I did get to watch she and Glen (assistant) prepare the meals together. Gigi and Glen were very orderly and methodical and they worked in peaceful harmony together, in prep, serving and cleanup. I have a few other dreams in a few other bubbles...floating around out there...and NOW they do include GiGi Cohen and "Home-Sweet-Home Cooking" Thanks Gigi and Glen, from Suzanne Knight and the San Diego Silk Guild
Wow Carly made our event so easy! I contactcted her on SHORT notice and wow she delivered ! Fed 13 of us a great meal with dessert and brought it all ready to serve !! Really loved the Mac and cheese and fried chicken, salads and dressing was yummy ! Loved that we could enjoy the company and not be busy in the kitchen, and—- she even took our group photo !!! Thanks Carly !
Sharon cooks with passion and flavor. Her presentations always wowed us. Whether a simple meal or a quite extravagant one, her diversity in presenting dishes from other cultures was delightful. We wouldn’t hesitate to hire her again and plan to do so soon. Stellar chef!!!
My husband hired Brittany to come to our home and prepare breakfast and then a tapas style dinner as a surprise for our anniversary. Not only was the food delicious and beautifully presented, Brittany was a pleasure to have in our home. She is bright, warm, and incredibly talented in the kitchen. She struck the right balance between engaging with us and giving us privacy to enjoy the delicious meals she prepared. I loved the dinner menu that she created based on suggestions of my favorite meals/restaurants that my husband shared. She takes pride in what she prepares and how it is presented. If I had to pick two of my favorite items - I would recommend the raw tuna nachos on fried wontons with seaweed salad (which my husband and I fought over) and the Thai coconut curry base for the steamed mussels was outstanding! She prepared enough food that we enjoyed breakfast left overs for lunch and dinner left overs the next day. She also left our kitchen extremely tidy. I told my husband this was the best gift he has ever given me for any holiday in the 10 years we have been together. I would highly recommend Brittany.
Chef Marckende was amazing! He came up with an incredibly creative menu (all vegan/vegetarian) with dumplings, potstickers, ramen, and an amazing chocolate, strawberry, blueberry layer cake. He was very responsive in the planning process, even coordinating the on-site setup/visit the night before because we were celebrating a birthday with a group of friends at an AirBnb. Couldn't have imagined a better dining experience for celebrating a birthday with the group of 11. He was very professional, came with all of the necessary supplies, took care of service and clean-up. If you're looking to choose a chef for an event, you're missing out if you don't choose Chef Marckende. He'll create a memorable meal and take care of all the details so you don't have to even think about doing anything else other than enjoying a great meal with great company.
Meraki is a Greek word used to describe putting a lot of love, creativity and soul into something which is why Jory Pomeranz chose the name. It is easy to smell, taste and see that a lot of love goes into each Meraki Meal. Jory has a natural ability to combine flavors. He can time every course so they are not only cooked at the perfect temperature, but served at the correct temperature and add flare to something basic like a chicken thigh. Even the grill marks on a piece of chicken are perfectly spread out and just enough to give the chicken a grill flavor without ruining the juicy tenderness we all strive for when making chicken. Jory can make things that you hated as a kid taste delectable. Jory adds spices and sauces up until the minute prior to serving to make sure each plate is perfect. I once saw Jory save what was about to be terrible chicken tacos by creating a homemade taco sauce from a nearly empty refrigerator. With Meraki Meals the food suits the season. Who wants to eat watermelon in October when pomegranate and apples are so delicious. Every Meraki Meal tastes like the season and uses fresh fruits and vegetables. Meraki Meals put a healthy spin on what looks and tastes like a calorie nightmare, but each meal is filled with proteins and vitamins. Not only is the flavor impeccable, the presentation is a work of art. Even when catering for 35-40 people, Meraki Meals are served in beautiful silver dishes. Meraki Meals are great for crowds of any size. I have to make a conscious effort not to scrape my plate clean every time I have had Meraki Meals. I highly recommend Meraki Meals for a party of any size, but especially 8-12 people because this might give the chef a chance to sit and talk with you which is a treat of its own!
We hired Unique Luxury Catering to prepare a family dinner for 8 for my wife's birthday on our patio at Pelican Hill.Chef Brad prepared a fabulous meal topped off by a scratch made carrot cake that was divine.The reduction sauce with vanilla bean added was incredible to plate everything in. This was a great meal,for a great celebration in a great setting. Unique will deliver a great experience for whatever need your occasion requires.Thanks Steve for providing a great experience !