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Marcel was amazing! It was a five star experience from the service he offered, to the food he cooked, to the time he took to prep for my event. We had two chefs at my event who were amazed and very impressed with his cooking! I highly recommend him!
The catering staff was amazing and polite. We got one chef, one assistant, one server and one DJ. They arrived on time. Server helped us set up and clean up everything. DJ was great! They did a wonderful job! Price is very reasonable and acceptable. Paid them with extra tips when service is finished. Love the team! Recommend for any events!
Marc is fantastic! This is the first time i have used a personal chef and can say its the best choice ive made.. I train gym 4-5 times per week and approached mark to make me 6 meals for 6 days of the week all equally portioned with proteins and carbs. The food was delivered fresh every two days and packed in plastic containers. It was even labelled with the nutritional values. The food itself was restaurant quality! I have eaten out at restaurants alot over the years so was little worried about how the quality of the meat would be and how well it would be cooked. Marc uses the freshest ingredients and cooks the products to perfections! I would highly recommend mark wether its a small dinner gathering or something more serious like myself with 36 meals per week! Thanks Marc
Understand my trepidation never having a professional Chef cooking for me in my humble home. I was seconds away from meeting and greeting the highly acclaimed Celebrity Chef, MARK KEARNEY and his AWESOME associate Victoria. I could belabor the OBVIOUS, however, kudos for the preparation, presentation , moreover, QUALITY of the Signature Cocktails, Appetizers, and Dinner OUTSTANDING. Another exceptional highlight of our evening was Chef Mark Kearney himself. So easy to be around, not pretentious, humble, funny, kind and genuinely warm. If you should ever have the opportunity to meet this amazing man and have him prepare OATMEAL you will be impressed
So Devine Catering catered an engagement party for my daughter. I can't say enough how awesome they are. I had never hired a caterer before and was a bit out of my element. Chef Alexa was super cool and kind enough to walk me through the process, meet with me and really did an outstanding job. Chef Alexa and her entire team are just awesome. Everyone at our party was impressed. Just can't say enough great things!
I attended a 16 person dinner for which Steven was the private chef. Overall the food was phenomenal. Presentation and flavors were top notch. Additionally, the staff provided was excellent. Great evening overall, in no small part thanks to Steven.
We had such a fabulous time at Chef David Gussin's pop up dinner. There was the perfect mix of beautiful ambience, great music, friendly people, and of course the incredible four course meal, which was acommpanied with Chef David's signature complimentary craft cocktails. Cannot wait to attend his next pop up dinner!!
I have hired Daneen for my annual bday party dinner party in addition to many other special social functions I have put on and she embodies every attribute associated with what you find in a top notch professional chef. She is punctual, detailed and meticulous in her delivery, and extremely organized with the execution of the entire dinner. When you work with her, her delightful and charming personality wins you over in seconds and she shows you how much effort, commitment and desire she puts forth to make your dinner party a huge success. She cares about her work as if she was cooking for her own family. As for her actual cuisine, one of the most underrated and undiscovered culinary gems we have here in our city. I have told her countless times that if she ever needs a willing tongue to taste anything she is experimenting with, count me in! I consider myself to be a snobby foodie with a demanding palate and even when " whips up a little something" I am on cloud nine and demanding that any and all leftovers are mine to keep. She genuinely loves to cook and you can really taste all the love she puts into her work. For anyone reading this review, do yourself a favor and treat yourself to her culinary magic and you too will soon be more than excited to write a review like this one for her.
Shelley was wonderful to work with. She helped me adapt to a new food allergy protocol with her personal chef services. The food she made was fantastic! Highly recommend her!
Greg is an outstanding chef and a wonderful person. He delivered a 5-course dinner that was out of this world, and entertained the guests with his bright personality and deep knowledge of food. We hired Greg for a private birthday celebration for my girlfriend, and it was the most special experience we've ever had together. Period. Greg helped us decide on dishes based on my girlfriend's preferences (as he says, do's and don'ts), and wow, he delivered above and beyond our expectations. Each course was meticulously thought out and executed. By the end of the dinner, all of our guests wanted his contact information. If you want a private chef that will deliver an outstanding meal and experience, go with Greg.
Chad was very pleasant from the start. His home was very inviting, clean, and safe. He gave me a debrief on his experiences and specialties. His background in Kinesiology works in his favor, he is very aware of the anatomy, and knows exactly how to target the pressure points, properly. The mood was set, and he use an adequate amount of oil (I dislike for a masseur to use too much), and he was conversational and kind the entire time. Additionally, his height worked in his favor, as well, because he is able to move fluidly and adequately apply his body weight to maximize the massage experience. I left feeling light, loose, and less stress. Lastly, Chad also took the time to educate me on the muscles groups and small parts of the body/muscles that I was not aware of. Overall, great experience and I will return for another great session.
Jessie is an absolute doll and a fantastic chef! i highly recommend her for any event.
Chef was the perfect find for my bridal shower! We worked together to create the perfect menu for my needs and budget, and even now months later, ladies still compliment the food. Thank you Chef!
Chef Bettina did a private birthday event for my family for about 10 people, and it was MAGICAL!!! It was my brother's first birthday as a father, and we really wanted something special and intimate and just for family, and we figured a private chef at home with two babies under age 1 would be much more family-friendly then going out for dinner. BEST DECISION EVER! I spoke with about 10 different chefs but decided to go with her. She is reasonably priced, attentive, and worked with me on a menu that was within my price range, without compromising quality. She really took the time to make sure to work with me on the perfect menu. She was professional and dependable and easy to communicate with. And this was all even BEFORE she came over to cook!! On the day of the event, she went to the farmers market to buy all fresh products for our dinner that night. She arrived on time, she brought her things in and was ready to cook. While she was getting set up, she did not ask any of us a SINGLE question about anything (a hosts dream come true). She just knew how to do everything, find anything, and do what she needs to do without bothering anyone. Her food was farm to table fresh (she had purchased it from the farmers market earlier that day), and the amount of food she purchased was generous, and her cooking was really something unbelievably good!!! Course after course of amazingness kept coming out, and everything was just so fresh and delicious, you could tell she truly loves what she does. Thanks to Chef Bettina, this bday dinner was truly magical and memorable. She was definitely the main attraction of the night. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER AND WILL DEFINITELY GO WITH HER AGAIN!! On behalf of my family, thank you so much for everything Saturday night. You are awesome!!!
Wendell catered a private event, for a group of all vegan / plant based guests. The food was phenomenal and some of the best plant based food I've had. There was a large variety of flavors and dishes - greens, tempeh, tofu, seitan, tons of veggies, quinoa and more. The variety of food was so good, I am looking to bring him as a private chef for a series of wellness retreats.
My partner and I are busy individuals who recently decided to shift to a plant-based diet. We had no idea what to do, how to get protein (lol) and what to cook. Bekah came highly recommended from a friend who has been using her personal chef services for quite a while now. Bekah's knowledge of vegan cooking and plant-based nutrition was obvious during our first consultation. When we tasted her food, the deal was sealed. Whenever we are in town we have her cook us lunches and dinners to keep our diets on track and energy levels up! She can satisfy any craving or cuisine choice. Can't recommend Bekah enough, if you are ready to get your health and diet in order without giving up any taste or flavor, get on with it and give Bekah a call!!
CHEF IS AN ALL TIME WINNER, PROMPT, COURTEOUS AND KNOWLEDGEABLE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM. DOROTHY
Going with Darrell as my personal chef has been a gamechanger. Everything starts with what you put in your body and since hiring him to prepare meals for me, I've been eating healthy consistently, looking better and feeling better and more energized overall. I love the variety of his menus as well as his use of healthy ingredients and meticulous choice of produce and meats. Whenever I'm washing the dishes afterwards, there's never anything congealed or greasy. The meals are paired together in an expert fashion. I've been recommending Darrell to all my friends and would give more than 5 stars if possible. Best decision I've made!
Chef Asheesh has passion about food and has a great work ethic.
Ryan is absolutely amazing. The food was wonderful, Ryan is an a amazing chef and such a lovely person too. Thankyou so much!
Discovering FoodPeople was a dream come true for this busy business owner. To me, the thought of planning for and preparing meals is overwhelming and intimidating. And as a single women with no kids, it’s hard to justify spending the time to cook just for myself. When I met Eren and Chef Emre I felt comfortable knowing that they understood me, my lifestyle and my food preferences. They delivered on all of their promises and continually go above and beyond to exceed my expectations. I would highly recommend FoodPeople to any individuals or families who value high quality, wholesome food prepared with great care and attention.