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My sister told me that "no one remembers the food at a weddings!" However after she had the food of Chef Pete she told my mom, "I was wrong- because people will definitely remember THIS dinner!" Everyone was commenting on how good the food was! We even had a diverse range of dietary restrictions in the crowd. Pete made me feel confident in his catering services from day 1. He was great about calling on the phone and then following up with email for final quote. The food was exceptional especially for a wedding of 80 people! Pete also had great staff who everyone commented on. They had matching outfits and looked very professional. Definitely hire Pete Coleman if you want the wedding dinner of your dreams. Oh and this was all the week of the fires and he was super flexible about last minute changes to our venue and to our date. He was seriously the best. Thank you Chef Pete!
We wanted to schedule a cooking lesson as a birthday gift for our 17 year old son, who says he would like to attend culinary school after he receives a PhD in Chemistry, and Chef Rocco was truly a perfect match! Throughout the entire process (interviewing, scheduling, and instructing) Chef Rocco was friendly and attentive, and his calm and organized style set the tone for a very relaxing yet educational session of making pasta (and a sauce, of course!) from scratch. He continuously made sure that each of us had ample time and opportunity to practice every skill that he demonstrated. He provided both specific and practical guidance, and he delivered limited but valuable critique in a very kind, thoughtful, and encouraging way. While he instructed and engaged each of us in making the recipes, Chef Rocco not only tailored the lesson to our son's interest (and our goals for the session) but also treated our son as if he was already on his way to becoming a chef. Whether it is true remains unseen, but Chef Rocco clearly understands the essence and effect of good teaching. As for the homemade fettuccini pasta with fresh vegetable sauce? Magnifico! It was so good that we ordered the pasta attachments for our Kitchen-Aid mixer!
Great food and great experience. The two chefs working our holiday party couldn't have been kinder or more patient. Everyone loved the food, and the boss told me after they left that she would like to bring them back again next year. Thank you for a lovely experience!
Sat is an amazing and talented Chef. He is creative knowledgable and passionate about his work. I enjoyed and learned a lot doing Spring and Fall cleanse with him. I would highly recommend him as a chef or nutritional coach.
I had the pleasure of having Chet Chase cater for me in Florida. Chet catered numerous corporate events for me in my showroom in the Design Center of The Americas. He could cater a luncheon for 10 or a dinner for 25.Everyone always raved about him. His creations were delicious and his presentation superb. Chet also catered personal dinner parties in my home. He took care of everything from planning the menu to selecting party favors for me. Chet also helped me with my diet. He prepared lunches and dinners for me that were tasty and nutritious.I am not an easy person to please but when it comes to Chet Chase he is tremendous when it comes to cuisine and planning
This was our first time having a chef for a house party with ~15 guests, and I highly recommend Graceful Kitchen! Chef Grace was able to accommodate our request for vegetarian food, and presented us with several good choices. She was there ahead of time, and the food, esp. the pasta, received good feedback from everyone that attended. I will use Graceful Kitchen again for future events.
I hired Chef Sean to cook a 20-person dinner for my wedding. The entire experience was phenomenal! I have celiac and he was more than accommodating to my diet needs throughout the process. I wanted a special cake for our wedding so we did not get a chance to try his dessert this time around, but he did surprise us by loaning us the cake cutters he used at his own wedding. It was such a thoughtful and special gesture. The entire meal was seamless - Sean and his team were on time, took care of all the food details and clean-up and we never felt rushed between courses. He also offered great wine-pairing suggestions. Our family still raves about this meal and is constantly brainstorming opportunities to hire him again. Thank you Chef Sean for the unforgettable meal and evening!
Daniella did a great job for my family. we had two events a memorial for my mother-in-law and a Thanksgiving meal for the family the following day since we were all in town. From the time we were contacted by Daniella through Thumbtack and started to discuss the events Daniella was very helpful and flexible. We have a couple vegan diets in the family and Daniella came up with wonderful dishes for them, everyone enjoyed. I have no hesitation in recommending Daniella to anyone planning a special event. And just a bit on my background I have over 45 years in the food service field.
Great food! Chef Graham did a superb job and is so personable. We would definitely hire him for our next party!
Rose Johnson & her entire crew were fantastic! We hired her for a 50th wedding anniversary party that we were hosting in our backyard for about 50x guests. She's great with communication - she was quick to get us a quote, a sample menu, and walk us through what she would need/suggest for the day of the event. She was very flexible, and easily accommodated my mother-in-law's low sodium diet requirement. Most importantly though, her food was wonderful! Her appetizers were plentiful, and the main course & sides were delicious. I was worried about having dried out food (as we were doing a buffet), but the food was cooked perfectly. She kept me on budget, and really, she went above & beyond what I expected from a caterer! Her staff were friendly with the guests, they helped pour drinks, set up chairs, and left my kitchen clean at the end of the night!! I would recommend her to others in a heartbeat!
Angela was very helpful right from the beginning. Once she and I spoke, determined a budget, she proposed some wonderful selections, and the evening was divine. Having a few people who have gluten-free diets, the menu planning was extremely important to me - and every item was gluten free AND delicious! Angela is able to help rent anything you need, so that isn't a worry. She has a wonderful assistant who is warm and friendly. I would highly recommend Angela's business for your catering event.
Chef Lovelace is everything you would hope for in a private chef - incredibly talented, professional, good natured, and easy to work with. The food was delicious - so much depth and texture as well as beautiful plated. His kitchen setup was efficient and left the kitchen spotless. And his menu creations are thoughtful, refined, and well-balanced. Chef Lovelace was gracious enough to customize our meal based on preferences and diet and even suggested wine pairings for each course. Our group of women could not have asked for a better fine-dining experience in the comfort our own home. A much preferred experience than dining in a 5-star restaurant. We highly recommend Chef Lovelace and look forward to using him at our next occasion!
John has provided catering for me on several occasions. I have used him for formal, company events to informal, social parties. John and his staff are VERY professional and his food is outstanding. He is my go-to caterer! GREAT chef, very personable and great value.
I went on a girls' trip to Napa Valley. I wanted to hire Chef Cheri for our first night dinner so we could relax. She told me upfront she would be out of town but she would be happy to assist us. She informed me that she had a vast network. Over the next 2 weeks she connected me with a chef and a photographer. She followed up and was very timely. We were so pleased when we arrived at the home and she had 3 bottles of wine waiting on us. She also had baked us custom red velvet cupcakes with elephant decorations (DST)...they were amazing. The chefs she connected us with were on time. In fact, they beat us to the home. They were so professional and made a delicious dinner for us and provided table service. The photographer she connected us with was punctual and took the most fabulous photos. He was very easy to work with. So I would call Chef Cheri anytime I needed any service in the Bay area. She is top notch and provides world class service. I felt like her family by the time we finished.
We hired Mise en Place and Dan’s team to do a birthday dinner in Mill Valley. Dan exceeded are expectations for what we wanted. I had to plan last minute and he was still very accommodating and flexible to what we wanted on our menu and dietary restrictions. The dinner itself was delicious, and for our group of 10 made more than enough food - highlights were definitely the ceviche, the marinated pork, and roast chicken. Also shoutout to the lemon herb green sauce was also ridiculously good we wanted to pour it on everything. Thanks Dan so much for such an amazing birthday dinner, we really enjoyed having you and will definitely hire you again.
We had a fantastic experience hiring John, and I would unreservedly recommend him. I was hosting an 8-person dinner party with a group of international friends at a rental property in Sonoma in mid November. He was very responsive to my fairly vague request on Thumbtack, instantly proposing a delicious-sounding 4 course meal with appetizers that took account of my preference for mostly vegan dishes. He was flexible and easy to work with at a very reasonable price point. He arrived on time with his wife to help, and they cooked, served and cleaned very professionally with a great friendly attitude. I would certainly hire him again.
Stephanie is a talented chef that brings creativity and knowledge to the table. Her ability to create an amazingly delicious meal out of very few ingredients is masterful. Not only are her meals delicious but also rich in nutritional value. Her sauces are out of this world!! Truly one of the best personal chefs I have ever experienced.
Chef Sacha has prepared meals for me on several occasions. Whether a special event or dinner party, he always takes great care to ensure that the ingredients used are in season, and of quality. He is understanding and willing to accommodate any food allergies or aversions, and provides options for those with specialty diets. His twist on French classics creates flavor combinations that are tasteful and surprising, while his take on American bistro fare elevates your childhood favorites. His meals are always delicious, and the presentation impeccable. I highly recommend Chef Sacha for any of your culinary needs.
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!
A truly Italian style experience! Chef Bonissoni's Italian cuisine is one to try. I have been to many Italian restaurants in SF and none compare to the experience Stagioni Italiane provides with every event. Every dish transports to Italy and I can't wait for next time!
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!