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I hired Sat Khalsa to be my personal chef when I was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. I knew that I needed to change my diet, but I also knew that the food had to be delicious. Sat's expertise was invaluable to me and his food helped me to heal. I am very grateful to have him as part of my team!
Chef Cheri has been an ABSOLTE PLEASURE to work with during the prep phase for my friends' special Romantic Dinner for Two! Chef Cheri is extremely professional, open to suggestions, and committed to creating the perfect event! I will surely leave more comments after the dinner.... I know it will be AMAZING!
Grace cooked outstanding food (salmon, prosciutto/melon, eggplant, citrus salad) and provided an all-around amazing experience - customizing the menu to fit our tastes! Thank you so much Grace! I will recommend you to everyone looking for a personal chef/catering!
We had a wonderful time with Chef James. He was so professional and made our dinner experience so memorable. We asked Chef James to let his creative juices flow and surprise us with his recipe (all we asked was that the meals were seasonal and refreshing). He came back with a luau themed meal including: ceviche, apple cabbage salad with ginger sauce, tomato and chard salad, AMAZING tamales, and much, much more. He also brought his own cookware! Thank you for a fun night, chef!
I used Flavors of Magick to provide bartender services for a party I hosted in my home. The owner was so easy to work with. And, she went above and beyond what I expected. She helped me put together a list of specialty cocktails and she sent me a grocery list of everything to buy (with quantities and estimated prices). It made everything so easy for me. On the day of the event she showed up on time and did a great job setting up. My guests had a wonderful experience and the drinks were fabulous.
Normally, I enjoy preparing a sit-down 3-course dinner for my family&friends so this was our first time hiring a personal chef. It truly is the most effortless way to host a party of 8! Chef Pete did it all-- he planned&prepared a lovely 5-course meal, plated&served the plates and even cleaned after himself. Aside from the overly salted soup, the entire meal was well-portioned and delicious. The ingredients were all fresh and the lamb was cooked to perfection! Chef Pete is professional, courteous and communicative. I would highly recommend him!
I've had the pleasure of having Debbie cook for my husband and I in our home and highly recommend her as a personal chef. Debbie's cooking is light, healthy and deeply flavorful. She cooks with fresh herbs and vegetables -- easily tailoring a meal to my preferences and what we have available in our pantry. She is meticulous in the kitchen and in the presentation. The final plate looks as fantastic as it tastes.
I was blown away with my experience with Chef Laura and Custom Creations. I received a quote for a personal chef to visit Sonoma County for a group of 12 ladies that was so affordable. Chef Laura worked with me to personalize the menu as well as suggested wine pairings for our dinner. Starter: BURRATA CHEESE, Prociutto di Parma, fig marmellata, grilled bread Salad: HEIRLOOM TOMATO, Fresh mozzarella, kalmata olives, pesto vinaigrette Entree: RIGATONI AND LAMB SAUSAGE, Red chard, soffrito, rosemary, ricotta cheese OR BAKED SEA BASS, Terrine of red potatoes, zucchini, tomato, onion, lemon-herb butter Dessert: FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE TORTE, Marinated strawberries and whipped cream She arrived on time (actually early), set the table for 12 and stayed until every last dish was clean and left the kitchen spotless - that in itself was priceless! Anyone who has prepared and cooked for a dinner for 12 knows it's almost impossible to enjoy yourself with your guests. Chef Laura took care of everything and left not a worry in the world to the host! The food was as good as it sounded/looked, and all very seasonal and fresh, which was one of my requests when preparing the menu. The portion sizes were perfect, and we all went to bed with a full bellies of great food. It was so fun to have Chef Laura serve and describe each dish, and she was very open to questions about recipes and preparation techniques. I wish I lived in the Bay Area, so I could use her for another event soon, but I will have to wait until another trip to the West Coast. I highly recommend Chef Laura and Custom Creations for your next event!
Meg is an amazing chef, and someone I would absolutely recommend! Meg has been the head chef on several outdoor yoga retreats that I have attended, making amazing and flavorful meals with conditions that are less than ideal : o) She has also been my personal chef for the better part of a year, and delights us each week with recipes that fit our needs, nutritional desires, and family dynamic. Meg is friendly and warm, and also exceptionally dedicated to making sure that her recipes and dishes are a good fit for her clients. She prepares food with love and care, and it shows!
Chef James is an artist. Good chefs are. He is also an excellent teacher – in all the best aspects of the word. He explains the foundation of what he is doing. He repeats and demonstrates basic cooking concepts in different ways to make sure ALL of his class catches on. He talks about cooking theory – but reduces it to immediate practice. His lesson about the difference between taste and flavor was perfect (you need to talk with Chef James). More importantly he lets the class do the work and learn. How awesome is that. Oh yes, you and your friends (or family) have fun.
Absolutely the best ever food service and presentation. I have hosted over A dozen dinner parties in the last two years with three different chefs. I will only use Lucas going foreward!!
Having worked with a few different chefs, with varying results, I can enthusiastically recommend Chet Chase! From start to finish, working with him was a pleasure. Prior to my event, Chet proactively responded to my requests, suggesting options, working with my budget and numbers - and adjusting the menu when my numbers changed. During my event, Chet and his assistants were thorough, on-time, organized, adding an item on the fly, and provided a seamless experience. And something I have not seen from other chefs - clean, stocked with their own cleaning supplies, and left the kitchen as clean as it ever was. I will definitely be using Chet Chase for my next event!
I have attended three of Chef Sacha's pop-up dinners and all three occasions were wonderful. His style is playful and creative, and his ability to balance multiple textures is keen -all the while maintaining clean, clear flavors. His knowledge of wines is also impressive! I truly enjoyed each experience and look forward to the next event. Cheers!
Daniella was extremely professional, her food was tasty and it was loaded with veggies. I was nervous beforehand as I have never hired a personal chef before, but Daniella assured me that all would be well. I really appreciated her warm and grounded energy. I also liked that she explained the menu and ingredients to my party. Her staff person was also competent and had good energy too.
Marisa has prepared many meals for me which have all been absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. Two years ago, she threw a birthday party for me and since I am from the South, she prepared southern foods with a more modern twist in bite-size portions, to name a few cornbread, mac n' cheese, fried green tomatoes, pulled pork sliders and jambalaya. What an amazing chef!
Santa Clara, CA
San Francisco, CA