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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.
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 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!
Stacy cooked for a group of 15 women for my sisters bridal shower in our home. The food was amazing and we got so many compliments on the food and many guests asked where I had found her. She communicated with me throughout the whole process and she came up with a great menu and let me even change around a few things to fit our needs. She threw in a few extras too when some rental things got messed up and worked with us to find a quality menu that fit our budget (about $25 per person). She worked really hard and you could tell her whole heart is in what she does. I would definitely use her again and recommend her to a friend. My only two things were we wished she left the left overs (a testament to the awesome food) which we hadn't discussed before the event (and when I asked her she offered to bring them back when she picked up the rentals-above and beyond) and our communication about the timeline of serving (I wished we started eating a little earlier and there was less time in between each meal). That being said the pros far outweighed the cons and I am very happy with the service Stacy provided! Thanks Stacy!
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.
Great meal, great service. They were flexible with us the whole time. Definitely recommend them!!
By far the best idea and decision for a teen birthday party ever!! He brought them aprons, taught them about different kinds of knives and knife care, workspace and hand cleanliness, how to get the best deal at the grocery stores, how to cut up a chicken, how to filet fish, proper seasonings, taste testing, how to multitask in the kitchen to time things to hit the table at the same time and how to prepare dishes for complete meals. He was patient, thorough and totally entertaining to the teens. They were all so proud of their meal and all talked about how cool this party was. After the food was set on the table, he gave a description of each item being served, then he cleaned up the kitchen and exited while we sat down to dinner. He was absolutely amazing. He'd never done a birthday party because he usually teaches couples and does catering events but I'd highly recommend him.
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.
We had an in office quarterly company meeting and needed lunch for 35 people. Steve prepared a great meal, was here early and had it all set up before the meeting start time. Unfortunately the food was so good that we really didn't have enough for everyone. Next time I'll have to plan better for the fact that we have some big eaters. Thanks Steve!!
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 !
Chef Zaida was hired to cook meals for a family with a very ill mother/wife. Chef Zaida worked tirelessly to develop menu's that supported battling the illness and then also cook family friendly nutritional meals for the kids and husband. The family raved about the meals Chef Zaida prepared for them. Overall I really appreciate how thoughtful and caring she was taking care of this special family. She was patient with the meal planning, professional to work with and makes wonderful food catered to any situation. I would recommend her whole heartedly if you want a special dining experience.
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.
We just finished our first week of meal service from Luscious Bites and I am utterly speechless at how amazing not only the food but the service has been. My husband and I were totally stressed out trying to be great at both our jobs, the ones that pay the bills and our most important ones of being good parents. No matter our desire it became harder and harder with work, athletic activities, picking up from daycare, homework etc to find time to actually prepare a decent meal for the family so lately it has been a lot of tv dinners or drive-thru fast food we're ashamed to say so we sought out help. We look at several of the popular "meal" delivery services but I say that loosely because they don't deliver you a meal, they deliver you recipes and ingredients. I mean if we had time to cook we would. Sorry for the tangent but I want readers of this review to understand how amazing Chef Renee has been for our family and how much the service she is providing for us is not only appreciated beyond belief but just at needed. I'm sure there are other hard working families out there that feel the same way. Please give Chef Renee a call. I know people think having a personal chef is only for the rich and famous but their pricing is incredible for the quality of food and service you get. If you're like us just try it and you'll be so amazed. She is also great with the kids and I don't know her magic secret but our 10 and 4 year old were the pickiest eaters and all week they asked for more. That alone brings a tear of immense joy to my eyes. We couldn't be happier. Bite the bullet and give them a call you won't regret it.
Virginia has been a life saver! I had a baby a month ago and have two other kids. I needed some fresh and delicious home cooked meals delivered during my maternity time. We do the menu planning together and she sends suggestions based on our needs. Currently we have vegetarian family in town and she's been making delicious dishes for the whole family.
Pret (Monique) catered a dinner party for my Board of Directors recently with a delicious meal. Monique made everything so easy for me, thought of every detail! It was a huge relief for me to just "host" this lovely evening, with Pret doing all of the work! Fabulous pasta and amazing layered dessert!!
I was down and out !! My friend Marcie brought me over the Best Chicken Vegtable Soup I've ever tasted!!! Awesome cook 😊
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Need a helping hand? Are you too busy to make healthy meals but want a healthy alternative? Let us take the stress out of your day. We set up nutrition plans and prepare and deliver healthy meals and desserts for the person on the go. We are the best fast food in town. We deliver to your work or home. We make it convenient with no hassles, so order today and reserve your healthy meals! It's time to get healthy!
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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.