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Oh my gosh! Don't know where to start. Chef Lilian was phenomenal as a chef as a organizer. Together with assistant Nunu is a team that make any celebration perfect. The 18 guests at the sitdown plated dinner raved of the food and presentation. For me as the hostess of my husband's surprise birthday party, I never felt more supported in presenting an elegant evening to friends and family. I would be happy to be contacted directly if you are considering Chef Lilian for your event.
We made a special request for Hawaiian style cuisine with some diet restrictions. June was beyond helpful and everything was tasty! My guests thoroughly enjoyed the meal. My favorites were the grilled pineapple, grilled vegetables and the macaroni salad. She made more than enough, we even had leftovers. She was also right on time! This was my first thumbtack experience and I was very pleased!
We have had personal chefs in the past and all were good experiences, but Shawna was a cut above. The experience that she provided was exemplary in every facet. Shawna was personable, prepared, and her food was exquisite. She will be called upon in the future to cater any event we may have. We give her our highest recommendation.
Lavonne did such an awesome job! We required a large number of appetizers for our group and she really came through. What a beautiful and delicious feast she put on for us. All our attendees were pleased with the different dishes she created. Just when we thought the best dish had been created, here came Lavonne with yet another great dish! Several of our attendees have a Gluten Free diet and Lavonne was able to create GF versions of several of appetizers - keeping everyone in the group happy. Thank you for a wonderful evening of great food and hard work! I know we asked for a lot, and you rose to the occasion. I highly recommend Lavonne, she put her heart and soul into our event - it was obvious in the creations she made for us.
Chef Francesco prepared an excellent meal. The food selection and the wine pairing was excellent. The ingredients selection is incredibly thorough and worth a Michelin star! Well done and thanks for a great meal!
Chef Leslie Ann made an AMAZING variety of gorgeously plated scrumptious food for a friend's baby shower. Everyone raved about the food! Chef Leslie Ann was professional, creative, and accommodating. I will definitely ask her to cater my future events!
We hired Chris after tasting her cooking at our friend's dinner party where she was the chef. She cooked dinner for us off & on during the week when our schedules got to be too much. This was during the early years of parenting and making dinner after being at work just didn't fit in my schedule. We loved having her in our home and her food was always so delicious and nurturing! I loved her help it freed up about 8 hours a week for me to spend time with the kids and or relaxing as a family. Dinner time was so enjoyable since I wasn't the one making it or cleaning up. I think she is a fine chef with a very special touch. We went to a Dinner party last summer where she was the cook...her roasted chicken w/ pasta and pesto was divine! Tracy
Chef Joan was absolutely wonderful! She was so friendly and happy, it was clear she loved her job and loved sharing it with us. She cooked for my boyfriend and I at our home on Valentine's weekend, it was the first time we had ever tried a personal chef. We both love eating out and cooking at home - basically we love food, and we wanted to try something different. This experience was especially great because she shared so many tips and tricks with us - I have been trying new things in the kitchen ever since! It was also great that she shared our values in making a gluten-free, low carb meal. Joan started out with pork belly (melt-in-your mouth amazing - thank goodness she made enough for leftovers!) then moved on to one of the best porkchops ever created. The side dish was buttery mashed cauliflower, but made with a few special ingredients that turned into something out of this world (I don't want to give away the secrets!) It was just like a side of creamy mashed potatoes, but better. To top it off, she brought over a whole tupperware of moist, GF chocolate cookies for us to keep! She used them in the dessert, which was heavenly. Over all, I wish I could give chef Joan 10 out of 5 stars!
Stephani did a wonderful job. We all enjoyed the tea party set up & the foods she prepared! I hosted the party; another person paid for it, so I cannot answer to Value, however, my guess is it was very good, as that person told me she & her sister, Staci were GREAT to work with! Linda H
Kathy created the perfect event with her beautiful display of food for the private club at Kukuiula on Kauai. She was professional and warm and the food wasn't just lovely to look at but was a delight to eat!!!! The island of Kauai misses Fruitcakes Chef Services!
Amazing healthy chef...my family loves Mici's meals, and she has really helped me remove gluten from my diet! Super creative and fun, Mici is a gem!
In my mind, I create the most idyllic, renewing, peaceful, joyous silk painting retreat...ever known to humanity. Then I close my eyes, put my dream into a pink bubble and let it go. Voila..my dream comes back to me ...only better than I could ever have created myself, because now it includes a Gourmet Chef named Gigi Cohen. Home-Sweet-Home Cooking served three lovely, sumptuous meals at 8 am..... noon and 6 pm every day...promptly. My room was near the kitchen, so I did get to watch she and Glen (assistant) prepare the meals together. Gigi and Glen were very orderly and methodical and they worked in peaceful harmony together, in prep, serving and cleanup. I have a few other dreams in a few other bubbles...floating around out there...and NOW they do include GiGi Cohen and "Home-Sweet-Home Cooking" Thanks Gigi and Glen, from Suzanne Knight and the San Diego Silk Guild
First and foremost , his selections are delicious ! Chef Mychael not only creates flavorful dishes, he does a beautiful job of displaying his culinary creativity in his work . I highly recommend him for any private, public or professional event as he is a professional , respectable chef in San Diego. 5 stars, Bon Appétit !
My entire family just loves Chef Bai. Amazing food preppared with love. Healthy and delicious, Chef Bai and her food always leaves us feeling good!
Chef Pierre was a complete “success” in my mom’s words. He prepared a wonderful dinner for my Mom and Dad and their friends on their 52nd anniversary. He was on time and they said everything was delicious. Chef Pierre worked with me on the East Coast while he was on the West Coast. He answered all of my questions and was patient with me. Thank you, Marckende!
We hired Kari Rich to prepare a special meal in our Point Loma home for a party of nine guests last night. We were so extremely impressed with the food (divine!) and ease of planning that we had to share! Kari is very professional, punctual, organized, easy to communicate with, and most importantly, makes amazing food. She is experienced and has worked locally for years with one of San Diego's most successful chefs/restauranteur. She charged per hour for her time spent shopping, prepping, cooking, and cleaning (in our case it was a total of 4 hrs), plus the cost of food. We highly recommend Chef Kari if you are considering hiring a private chef for a small or large party. She was truly a delight to deal with and everyone LOVED the food she thoughtfully prepared.
Jared is caring, talented, and an amazing chef! I recommend him with great enthusiasm.
I hired Mychal to celebrate my husband's birthday. My husband is handicapped and we have 6 grandchildren with some food allergies, so going out is more difficult. Chef Mychal arrived on-time, was flexible on what time to start the meal, was very good with the children (let them taste everything along the way -so did we ). The food was amazing and so entertaining. There were left-overs for the next day, and everything was put away and tidy! I would definitely recommend him and hire him again!
Chef Andrew Selz was a pleasure to work with. His charismatic personality, attention to detail, creativity and flare in the kitchen made for an unforgettable evening. His creations far surpassed our expectations, both in taste and presentation, and the effort he put into making sure the evening was perfect, down to the the linen cloth was exceptional. I would highly recommend Chef Selz to anyone looking to hire a chef to cater. You will not regret your decision!
Ellena is incredible! She offers amazing food and exceptional service. She clearly loves what she does and is passionate about food and clients, offering creativity and customization. Whether looking to feed yourself or your family healthy meals or looking to host a knock-your-socks-off catered gathering - I work with her regularly for both and there is nothing she doesn't wow me with. The best Cuban sandwiches you have ever tasted for a fun Miami night theme, mashed potatoe bar for a midnight comfort food theme at a fancy holiday party - Ellena is creative, kind, and extremely talented. I would highly recommend her.
I have about 7 years' culinary background. I love BBQ and also have a thing for Latin and fine dining. The one big difference between me and the others is I have no hourly rate. I work around you, and that's what is most important. So, give me call. You won't be disappointed.