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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!
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!
Rich did an excellent job bartending at our Holiday Party. He arrived early, dressed professionally, prepped the bar area, even ran out and got a few things we missed. He was very cordial with our guests and was knowledgeable enough to accommodated everyone's drink requests. Look forward to using his services next time !
My team and I had an offsite down in San Diego and Lavonne prepared a stunning meal for us. Before the dinner, we collaborated on the menu which was custom-made for our group. Lavonne had tons of great ideas of what to prepare and was flexible in working around some of our dietary restrictions. The appetizers of assorted crostinis were delicious, the burrata was a must-have, and the entire meal from the flank steak & coffee rubbed chicken to the apple crisp dessert were such a treat. She was even able to use some of the extra ingredients we had in our kitchen to add to our meal! This dinner was no doubt one of the highlights of our offsite and would highly recommend Lavonne to cater your next meal or event - delicious food plated beautifully and cooked with heart!
He is a great person to work with. He brings a positive attitude to what he does. Impressed with how he uses simple, organic and fresh ingredients to make delicious meals. He has this great bechamel sauce for lasagna! In fact, everything he has ever made for us was of excellent quality.
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!
We hired Stevan to provide the meals for a Leadership Event we were running. We had 10 people there and we asked that he provide healthy nourishing meals. Stevan went above and beyond our expectations! He accommodated all the allergies beautifully and people were absolutely thrilled with his meals. He is an incredible chef but on top of that, he is a wonderful human being to work with. The team he brings in is professional and personable and a great reflection on him as well. We will be using him every time we run one of these events in the area. I cannot recommend NV Personal Dining enough.
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.
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.
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.
Michaela "Mici" Civetta has been cooking for me once per week for several months. I'm on an extremely restricted long term diet due to health issues, and Mici has skillfully and creatively come up with delicious recipes using only a very limited selection of ingredients. She's always on time, courteous, gracious and willing to help. She buys all the food, cooks and cleans up afterward. My fridge is filled with yummy food once per week, and it's a beautiful thing. Mici also has a wonderfully infectious positive attitude, and I highly recommend her without hesitation.
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 !
Great quality of food being produced at a more than fair price to the consumer. Professionalism is always a factor when working with the company, A + for effort being put into every event, preparation, and overall aditutde is always good with Rouge bbq
Chef Steven is amazing. His meal service is truly one of a kind. I get a different menu every week that still fits my specific requirements. It's such a relief to not have to plan, construct, and prep my meals. Chef Steve does it all! - Jessica H.
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.
My experience with royal food service and catering was phenomenal! I ate the chicken tacos meal. The meat was so tender, flavorful and just the right spices. The fresh salsa is just how I like and the marinated.steak was out of this world with the grilled onions yuummm. Everyone in my household tried it and were beyond impressed. The kids even loved it. I most definitely recommend this to anyone and the convenience of having the ready meal delivered to my location was all to perfect. Mike has great talent and wonderful taste. Thanks so much and I expect great things!
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!
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I offer personal and private chef services to clients interested in in home meals and plated/buffet dinner parties. I specialize in vegan and vegetarian cuisine. And I also offer prep kits and detox juices.