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Pete's experience, professionalism and personality made our dinner celebrating Janet's birthday an occasion that we will always remember. From menu planning through food preparation and service, and clean up, this event could not have gone better. We've already set a date with Pete for our annual Christmas dinner party. Truly outstanding! Janet and Richard, Woodside, 8/22/15
We hosted a holiday dinner for a party of 14 and Chef Sat was absolutely incredible. He was very responsive, flexible, prepared, professional, and easy to work with. From choosing the menu to executing the dishes, everything was perfect and stress free. Most importantly, our guests loved his dishes and we were able to relax and entertain as hosts. We highly recommend him and will surely invite him back again!
We had the most amazing taco bar and the best service at our Holiday party. I should have written this review sooner, so other people could have had the same outstanding experience. Thank you Evan and your crew.
Food was great (especially the bacon-wrapped apricots - YUM!). Drop-off was on time and pick-up was hassle free! Would absolutely call them again for my next party catering needs!
Stephanie cooked an amazing dinner for my company holiday party (14 people). She was on time, extremely helpful and allowed the group to have a great time without worrying about what was going on in the kitchen. The food was fantastic - good quality and wonderfully prepared.
Thank you DNL Catering! Our Holiday Event was perfect! We appreciated the added hands for switching out the trays and we have received so much feedback about the food being outstanding! We look forward to working with you in the near future. Happy Holidays to you and your staff! Thank you again!
I have never used a caterer before so I really did not know what to expect. I had an idea of what I wanted and a vision of how I wanted things to go. Deborah and her assistant went above and beyond my expectations and vision. We discussed a plan prior to the party and I let her know I just did not want to worry about anything and be able to enjoy the party. She allowed me to do just that and the service she provided was excellent. I unfortunately had some stragglers come in late and she eagerly fixed them a plate with no questions asked. Everything was just as clean, if not cleaner, when they left as it was when they arrived. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is thinking of having a caterer at their party.
Chet and his team are extraordinary in every aspect of party planning: highly responsive, budget conscious, superior savory food, and service were all far above and beyond for our holiday party of 80, from the signature cocktail and mocktail ideas to the service that required his team to traverse up and down 3 floors of a spiral staircase for 4 hours. I have not one complaint, and if you're planning a party - you'd be a fool not to engage Chet and his team immediately.
Aliki was incredible to work with and Kitchenina’s food is just as amazing! Our company had a holiday party and Aliki had by far the best menu and presentation. Her food was liked by all of the board members and employees. There were only a few pieces of the entrees left over, so the amount was close to perfect. I had so many people go up to me to thank me numerous times for the food, yet Aliki deserves credit in how amazing it all came together. Not to mention working with Aliki was a privilege. She was very graceful and understanding of how to make the right food for this setting and how to best plan it out. I’ve already recommended her to my friend who hosts large parties (I saved the last bit of entrees for her to try) and my friend already decided on working with Aliki in the future, as I’m sure my company will as well!
The menu, special attention to the details, and Graham's warm personality was outstanding. My mother's will always remember her 85th Birthday party. The food was delicious!!!
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.
Delicious and healthy food. Daniella catered a holiday dinner for us which accomodated a variety of special dietary needs and tastes. Highly recommended!
I hired Kitchen 350 to cater a company holiday party of about 30 people in the Mission district of SF. Matt and his team were perfectly on time to prepare at the venue. He was also accommodating with the menu (we asked for French and BBQ), and the food was delicious! Not one complaint from an office of somewhat picky eaters. Also, his server, Daniel, was so attentive the entire party. It was a level of service I didn't expect from a caterer, and it was sincerely appreciated. They also had everything cleaned up by the time the party was over. I would definitely hire again!
Rose Johnson Catering was my party partner for our son’s engagement celebration last weekend in Orinda. The party was a huge success, and Rose and her team deserve much credit for the success. Rose responded to my Thumbtack inquiry with a prompt, thorough, and reasonable bid. However, after viewing her beautiful website, I replied to Rose that while I personally thought her menus were perfection, my son had specified that he did not want the food for his party to be “too fancy.” I told Rose the party would be a casual afternoon affair on our deck and I feared her culinary talents would be wasted on my son and my husband. Rose persevered, pointing out in her reply that she could do a barbecue with a southwestern flavor. The food need not be "fancy," she observed, but it should be tasty. And she sent me a custom menu that my son, his fiancée, my sisters, my husband and I all proclaimed perfect, including seared medium rare tri-tip of beef with chimichurri sauce, grilled cilantro chicken with tortillas, chipotle laced potato salad, and Mexican rice, bean, and corn salad. But Rose did not stop with sending me the menu; she said she would use my kitchen and grill on my deck, ensuring the food would be fresh as well as tasty. And after I hired her, she came to my home to check out my kitchen, my deck, and my grill and advised me on renting and setting up dining rounds and serving tables, as well as how to ensure good traffic flow for 50 guests. Rose is a real party expert, and I am not, so her advice was very much appreciated. The day of the party, Rose, Floricel and Esteban arrived a full two hours early and took charge. I hired Rose Johnson Catering for the food, which they delivered beautifully. As it turned out, they helped with the entire party, going above and beyond in many instances and showing poise and flexibility in the face of surprises, like my son’s decision to give a speech and set off a round of champagne toasts before dessert. Rose poured the champagne herself. Several guests asked me during the party: Who catered this? Who is your caterer? I happily provided several referrals to Rose Johnson Catering. Guest comments about the food were very positive: Mike: “The tri-tip was great.” Helen: “The grilled chicken was fabulous.” Kay: “I loved the potato salad. And the guacamole was wonderful.” Liz: “So nice to have so many dishes gluten-free.” Cindy: “The brownies were amazing. I told them so.” Bill: “Those parfaits were a big hit.” Matt: “Great food! Great service!” There was plenty of food for 50 guests, even with 1/3 of them being hungry 20-something friends of my son’s from high school and college. We even had leftovers, which Rose packed up and left in my refrigerator, along with leaving my kitchen cleaner than she found it. My husband, son, future daughter-in-law and I made a brunch of the leftovers the next day, sharing the delicious food and happy memories of a wonderful party. Best of all, this was the first party I’ve ever hosted where I had a great time myself. I don’t think I’ll have another big party again without booking Rose Johnson Catering!
I had the pleasure of working with Dawn and her husband for 3-4 months and it was the most stress-free experience ever. From the initial food tasting to the planning and coordinating, I was impressed. The knowledge that they possess and the passion they have for the business are second to none. I am looking forward to using them again and can't wait for Holiday Party 2018.
She is so Lovely & her food is Fabulous!! Every one at my dinner party was blown away & we will use her again absolutely!!
We had a small dinner party (10 people) at our home and hired Rainbow Chefs to make the appetizer, dinner and dessert. It was amazing! We'll definitely recommend to all our friends and can't wait for our next event. Highly recommended!
Lucas created and executed a beautifully, delicious menu for my mother's 75th birthday party. It was a dinner party of 20, and he accommodated all "special" requests. Pleasing 20 people at once is no easy feat, but Lucas, and his server Doug, worked flawlessly together to make every one feel special and important. The food was amazing- meyer lemon cream shrimp fettucine-Yum - chateaubriand steak- delicious and cooked to perfection, shrimp canapes, decadent mac and cheese- he pulled it off to perfection. We could not have asked for anything more - it was beyond our expectations for this very special evening. Lucas is a great find!
Oh my goodness, I was so, so impressed with Cheri's cooking. I've never, and I mean never, tasted a turkey that was as tender and flavorful as hers. I'm getting hungry right now just thinking of it. She catered our holiday party, and the depth and delight of all her amazing dishes tantalized all the guests. All her dishes we're cooked and baked to perfection. She's a genius in the kitechen, with a down-home, nurturing spirit to boot. I highly recommend Cheri for any catering event you're planning in the future. Your guest will rave that it's the best catered food they've ever had.
Wow!! Just Wow!! Chef Judith Green catered our company holiday party last Friday and it was amazing. First, and very impressive, she showed up with an army of chefs and servers. They layed out two tables of bountiful delight! Cheeses, hummus, herbs from her garden. Whole Salmon, Asian sliders, veggies, and incredible desserts!! Our CEO was so impressed. She made me and our company look good. Not only will I hire her again, I plan to recommend her to everyone in need of a caterer. Thank you so much!!
Mise En Place is hands down one of the street caterers in the Bay Area. David’s is extremely creative and professional and food is excellent!