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If we could give Marcel 10 STARS, we would! What an amazing experience from the first phone call until the end of the event he catered for us. Marcel was prompt - efficient - he never missed a beat - super easy to communicate with - cared about what we wanted - he went to every length to do exactly what we wanted. We felt so taken care of. Marcel and his crew were TOP NOTCH! We will never go with anyone else - this man is spectacular and so much fun! Our guests loved interacting with him as well as my family. Oh and the food he prepared?!!!!!! Oh my word - people at the party LOST THEIR MINDS! The food was out of this world! You will not be disappointed if you choose Marcel - you will be the most talked about event all year long! Efficient - went the extra mile - worked with my husband who is extremely picky and particular - wonderful staff - fun - professional - perfect choice!
Carolina was wonderful to work with and plan our event food. She really worked with the budget and then Chef Boris delivered delicious and pleasantly prepared food. It was a great experience working with Gourmet Lovers and the food was perfect.
My husband and I hired Madkins catering for a family weekend in the desert (La Quinta). We requested a bbq for the first night, and an early Easter dinner for the second night. I expected the meals to be good but not great (I haven’t really had an excellent catering experience). However, the meals were OUTSTANDING. Chef Aviarie is truly talented, and our entire family and guests talked about the interesting flavors and quality of the food. I still can’t get over how Chef Aviarie and Frank prepared everything from scratch in our kitchen in just a few hours! We requested a hefty amount of dishes, and they pulled it off without a sweat! The team is incredibly kind, professional and a pleasure to have cooking in our kitchen. They even managed to entertain our 6 year old nephew while they were cooking. I should also note their rates are very reasonable! I can’t say enough good things about our experience. I am happy to serve as a personal reference in case anyone wants my feedback. Madkins Catering can provide my email address. OUTSTANDING JOB! We look forward to hiring you again in LA or in the desert!
It has been a pleasure to work with Marc. The meals he has prepared have been delicious and deliveries have been right at my door when I expect them. Fantastic!
Chef Mark is very experienced and qualified, and creates very special menus with your preferred ingredients and for every occasion, like the Thanksgiving inspired meal he prepared for us and our dinner guests last November. He is also a pleasure to talk to, so, as a customer I had a wonderful experience since the making of all dishes to the actual dinner time!
Chef Mumsie decadent and over the top skills allows me to enjoy all meals of the day and after say wow this meal was superb. She is down to earth and overall easy going when it comes to preparing meals. I would suggest her to anyone looking for delicious food and a good experience
Tonya was great in the planning process. She was responsive and really helpful in menu planning. The food was a hit! The only hiccup was on the day of. Due to forgetting one of the courses at home and traffic on the freeways, our meal wasn't set up until 30 minutes after the agreed upon time. While these things happen, it did affect our overall experience.
Chef Pena did an excellent job preparing the meal and educating all 9 guests on proper food preparation, seasonings and his journey through the culinary arts. I was very impressed with the meal (Seared Wild Alaskan Salmon w/ crab stuffed yukon gold mashed potatoes and green bean/ red bell pepper medley. The meal was finished off with a cherry/chocolate cookie pie thing (whatever it was, it was Awesome ). Wonderful dinner party experience. I will definitely request again!
Alexis catered our annual holiday corporate party in our home for 30 people. Everything was perfect. She has an extensive menu to choose from. The passed appetizers were very delicious - potato chorizo empanadas, beef sliders, and spicy tuna krisps. The holiday menu was outstanding - hand-carved prime rib, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans, field green salad with pomegranate, goat cheese and candied pecans. She also provided a fabulous dessert bar with mini fruit tarts, cheese cakes, brownies, Christmas cookies, and flan. Her presentation was beautiful with a beautiful gingerbread house that I got to keep. Most impressive was her excellent servers who helped to set up our tables, decorate the tables, prepare the food and serve. They also served cocktails and prepared a wonderful signature holiday drink. They arrived on time and left my kitchen in immaculate condition. Put away every dish, cleaned the ovens, stove and mopped the floor. They were so professional and helpful. Our guests loved the food. We've had holiday parties at very nice restaurants the past 12 years but everyone agreed this was the best party because of the food and service they received from Alexis and her team. I would not hesitate to hire Alexis for another event. She is fantastic. Thank you Alexis!
I planned a personal cooking lesson for my boyfriend's birthday, and couldn't have asked for a better experience! Chef Keith took time to get to know exactly what we were looking for, and he was flexible in creating our personalized 3 course menu. He showed up to my house on time, and was prepared with all of the food and cooking tools. He even cleaned up afterwards and left my kitchen spotless. The food was amazing! Chef Keith is very knowledgable about cooking. I would highly recommend hiring Chef Keith! It was absolutely worth it!!
Segars culinary did a phenomenal job last night catering a very special dinner. Their attention to detail and ability to combine art and food in one amazing meal was second to none. They far exceeded our expectations and I would - and WILL - have them again to cook again soon. Without a question one of the best meals we have had in memory.
On Feb 1, 2018, Chef Amy performed her private chef services at my girlfriend’s birthday party with our teenage daughter. Amy curated a delicious 5-course menu based on our favorites. She prepared the food in new fun beautiful ways. Amy was funny, approachable and professional. She brought all needed cooking and serving ware. She cooked and cleaned up everything. Amy explained and presented every course of the meal and prepared unique never seen before drinks that were a huge hit! The food portions in each course were just right and completely filling. Amy clearly loves cooking and enjoys interacting with clients. Amy was sooo good by evenings end that we were singing to our throw-back music playlist and hugging her goodbye with anticipation of a future event. I definitely plan to hire Amy many more times in the future. HIGHLY RECOMMEND- 5 STARS
I was just 4 months out of treatment from an aggressive breast cancer, and at 37 and single didn't have the best eating habits. Well, OK downright terrible. Recovering from chemo and radiation had left me with no energy to do anything, yet I knew the importance of my diet to avoid my high chances of reoccurance being triple negative. Since Carmi came into my life I literally can feel the difference in my energy level purely from all the great nutritious food she specifically prepared for me.I have more energy, I'm actually sleeping better, and I don't have stress out about food every day. She's gotten to know exactly what I do and don't like and custome makes each meal for me specifically. I've tried one if those big delivery companies and definitely did not get anything even close to like that !! I love the personal touch, and I'm never bored. I feel like I've moved back home and my mom is making me dinner every night !Shes knowledgable on how to fight diseases with nutrition and keeps that in mind when preparing my meals which is so great knowing not only am I getting a delicious meal but it's actually helping me not hurting me. I love the ease of no longer having to worry about what to eat! Having to go grocery shopping, or spend all that extra money on ordering out every night. Her food is delicious and stays fresh till the last meal. She somehow manages to make clean healthy food that isn't boring and bland. This woman could open a resturaunt except then she d be too busy and couldn't make my food so maybe just a small one ;). Truly don't know what I'd do without Carmi, she's become such an important addition to my life. So glad I found her !! Thanks Carmi!!!
We had such a fabulous time at Chef David Gussin's pop up dinner. There was the perfect mix of beautiful ambience, great music, friendly people, and of course the incredible four course meal, which was acommpanied with Chef David's signature complimentary craft cocktails. Cannot wait to attend his next pop up dinner!!
Shelly not only makes vegan cooking simple and delicious, she provides the tools and tricks you need to prepare meals for your family! She teaches with love and passion and educates the public about plant-based nutrition and provides the info you need to make the switch from omnivore to vegan or enhance your current vegan lifestyle. I have been vegetarian for 20+ years and vegan for 9 years and I learned so much from Shelly just from one class! I can’t wait to learn more, as she has so much to offer and an entire cook book worth of recipes in her head to impress any chef!
We just hosted a birthday party for 27 people and hired Greg. He was very very quick with his response and kept me updated about everything. He was very patience in answering my thousands of questions ! We worked together to create a very nice menu. He was very generous and offered me lots of choices. The food he prepared was delicious, fresh, and looked beautiful. The presentation was superb!! He was on time and left my kitchen shinning clean. I would highly recommend him for any event. He really does go above and beyond.
Jeanne has been making my family and I wonderful, delicious and healthy meals for year. Even specializing dishes for the picky eaters in my family. She does amazing Mexican food, some of the best lasagna and even Hungarian dishes. She also will take special requests and learn to make dishes we want! I highly recommend. Very professional and delicious food!
Wonderful meal. Food was beautiful and delicious. She was kind and very professional. I would definitely use her again.
Going with Darrell as my personal chef has been a gamechanger. Everything starts with what you put in your body and since hiring him to prepare meals for me, I've been eating healthy consistently, looking better and feeling better and more energized overall. I love the variety of his menus as well as his use of healthy ingredients and meticulous choice of produce and meats. Whenever I'm washing the dishes afterwards, there's never anything congealed or greasy. The meals are paired together in an expert fashion. I've been recommending Darrell to all my friends and would give more than 5 stars if possible. Best decision I've made!
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!
Discovering FoodPeople was a dream come true for this busy business owner. To me, the thought of planning for and preparing meals is overwhelming and intimidating. And as a single women with no kids, it’s hard to justify spending the time to cook just for myself. When I met Eren and Chef Emre I felt comfortable knowing that they understood me, my lifestyle and my food preferences. They delivered on all of their promises and continually go above and beyond to exceed my expectations. I would highly recommend FoodPeople to any individuals or families who value high quality, wholesome food prepared with great care and attention.