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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.
They catered my daughters Cinderella themed sweet 16 birthday. The food was delicious and served and presented as though you were eating in a high end restaurant. The servers were an added touch, they were professional in appearance and gave impeccable service. My guests raved about how wonderful the food was. I am vegetarian and gluten free and they prepared a special meal for me which I greatly appreciated. The cake was so beautiful... Exactly like the picture we had provided Carolina. I can't say enough good things about this company, but I do know I will use them again! They came in with their team and prepared and served out of my kitchen and left it spotless. Wow is all I can say... Thank you Carolina, Boris and Gustavo for all you did to make this night memorable. ~Shara~
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!
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!
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.
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 !
I personally know Michelle and have eaten her meals and let me tell you if you choose One Hot Dish you will not be disappointed in the meal, the preparation and the friendly professional experience you will receive.
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 was working out with a trainer, and doing cardio at least 6 times a week; I was barely moving the needle on the scale I stood on each day. My trainer was very helpful in helping me realize it was what I was eating each day and not eating enough of the right foods. My trainer had suggested I look at a few meal plans. As I was looking at this options I knew if I got the standard meal plan delivery from one of the well-known companies, I would end up throwing half of the food away. I then made a conscious effort to explore and search for other options, and I discovered Carmi. I have been very pleased with my results, and I have been utilizing her personal chef services for almost two years! My original plan was to utilize her for six months, as I prepared to be on a web-series reality show. I dropped the weight I needed and I made a choice to continue with her. I love that we design my meals each week, and we change them according to my palate, and what I need to help keep me healthy. I will tell you all of her meals are scrumptious and addictive! I have regular requests each week, as I must have those dishes! She is very dependable, reachable and always ready to work with you. This is a truly one-on-one personal chef design. Take all of those frozen food meals in your freezer and toss them out; as Carmis meals are fresh and organic and just plain yummy!
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.
I hired Valerie to prepare weekly meals for me. My menu was set and very specific with little wiggle room for creativity. Not only was she willing to work with my specific needs, but she has been able to suggest things to make the recipes more flavorful without going outside of the boundaries of my diet restrictions. She is a true professional, arriving on time with a smile on her face and leaves my kitchen sparkling clean. Thanks Valerie!
Chef Gene was very flexible. He gave good advice on the menu and the food was amazing. We enjoyed every bit of the three course meal. He was professional and just the best. We highly recommend him to anyone!
Janay is a phenomenal chef! She's always introducing me to new ingredients that I might have never tried. She truly provides an amazing experience and whenever she's cooking she motivates me to get in there and learn about her techniques! You can see Janay's passion in the kitchen and it's clear that she truly loves what she does. She is able to accommodate my dietary needs and allergies and deliver, literally, the most delicious food I've ever tasted. As a chef, Janay has become a part of my family, even preparing meal plans and recipes for my sister who lives out of town! I always look forward to her visits and I plan on keeping her around for a very long time!
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!
My wife and I hired Nikki for an intimate gathering at our house for 6 couples. OMG, she prepared one of the amazing meals that I've ever had. Everyone was impressed and I would definitely recommend her. On time, professional and simply a lovely person to work with. I would recommend her to anyone!
Linda worked with me to create a lose weight-lower stress program. She created tasty meal plans & exercise routines I could do at home. She also educated me on the importance of sleep & managing my stress levels. We have worked together for about a month now and I am seeing great results in my waist and feeling more energy at work.
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 !
Phinom prepared a delicious dinner for 25 women who were enjoying a fun and relaxing getaway bachelorette weekend. Chef Maya drove to our location in Malibu, arrived on time and everything was seamless. She was very flexible and catered to our every need (literally and figuratively). We had vegetarian and gluten free girls and Maya had no problem adapting the menu so that everyone could enjoy her wonderful food. She made the most flavorful Moroccan inspired dinner that made our girls' weekend even more memorable. She packaged all the left overs for us and left the kitchen in pristine condition. She was professional/ always available via email and phone and responded promptly to all my messages. In addition to her food being ridiculously good and authentic, Maya was such a pleasure to meet- Friendly, polite, gracious, interesting! I really enjoyed getting to know her and chatting with her. I would definitely work with Phinom again and recommend them to anyone. Thank you so much Phinom Catering and chef Maya for helping make our weekend amazing!
Hired The Chef to cook for an anniversary for me and my wife. He came and perform his job excellent and we had a great time learning how to prepare meals. For our anniversary she wanted to stay home cook dinner with the family and I couldn’t of asked for a better chef to help me. We incorporated my kids and they wanted pizza so pizza is what we did. Can’t wait for our next encounter and opportunity to work together.