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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!
I am very pleased to recommend Chef Travis Pena as a personal chef. I've retained Chef Travis for years to create fabulous dinner parties in the privacy of my home. In our initial interview, Chef Travis asked many specific questions and took notes as we discussed the style of food I would like served. He annotated likes and dislikes. Together we have created several personalized menus. Chef Travis delivers restaurant excellence as he both prepares and serves the meal. Chef Travis is always prepared and well organized with a very positive attitude. Working with Chef Travis each time is pleasant and stress free. Every meal is delicious and precisely prepared. I greatly enjoy leftovers the next day! As a Chef, Travis is professional in every aspect. He cleans efficiently while preparing fine cuisine leaving behind a clean kitchen and delicious food. The only traces of Chef Travis are the lovely aromas and stocked refrigerator. I would highly recommend Chef Travis as a private chef. His service and customer service are exceptional. He provides a relaxing experience. Working with Chef Travis has been a wonderful treat. I look forward to our future dinner parties. Sincerely, Samantha Pitts
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!
BIG MANN BBQ (Roger Mann) was amazing & his meals were even better!! He was very attentive and helpful in catering to our crew. He brought special meals for dietarily restricted crew members. We are very happy with his work, delicious cuisine, and positive attitude. LOVED BIG MANN BBQ!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Thank you!!
Amazing!! Fork & Thyme catered an intimate wedding dinner for us and were the talk of the night! Lindsay listened to everything we wanted and crafted an impeccable, seasonal, fresh menu that reflected our taste. She was intuitive with the pallet and went above and beyond in every way. We are big foodies and I recommend using her for Anything and will continue to use her from here on. Thank you Fork & Thyme!!
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!!
My company was having a corporate luncheon and I was totally impressed with Laura's professionalism and her food. The food was fantastic and could not stop raving over her braised pork. Laura is very creative with her food selections and the whole luncheon was a hit! Laura was very flexible as I had to move the lunch an hour later and she was extremely nice about it and was very punctual. That is a trait of a true professional chef. We know who we will hire for our next catering experience.
I regularly hire Chef Leo and Christina to do events at the clubhouse and for our regular summer BBQ. The reason I hire them is because their food is soooo good. We have had other catering companies do the events in past years, but there is nobody that gets the food RIGHT ON(!) like these guys. Somehow, they manage to delight us with incredible food every time they do a catering. They do the entire event and they do it well, but its the food that makes them stand out. Thanks Christina and Chef Leo!
Mary and her team provided a customized 5-course meal for my friend's bachelorette I was hosting. Mary was very helpful in the menu design, suggesting various dishes and complimentary side dishes based on my descriptions of the bride's likes and dislikes. On the day of the event, Mary and her team were prompt and on time arriving at the house, and brought all of their own supplies with them which included all of the ingredients, cooking utensils, dishes, glasses and silverware. Mary and her staff were incredibly friendly, and got straight to work, creating some of the most delicious foods I've had. One of which was homemade artisanal herbed bread, that we all devoured. There wasn't a single complaint from our group of 12 women, and the Bride was over-the-moon happy to indulge in all of her favorite dishes, including a divine chocolate & raspberry cake for dessert. Overall, I would highly recommend Mary for anyone looking to hire an talented, professional chef.
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!
Jenny catered my Wedding shower and did a beautiful job. She sent me menu selections and worked around everyone's allergies, likes, and dislikes. The way she designed the table and plated the dishes was spectacular. Every detail was very well thought out. I highly recommend Jenny. Her dishes are delicious!
Chef Johnnie cooks with passion and delivers food that is inspiring. He always has new, surprising and great dishes. Treat yourself to Chef Johnnie amazing culinary cuisine.
Huntley is a wonderful chef - his food was delicious and he was a pleasure to work with. He responded to messages quickly and worked around my dietary needs. I'm excited to try more of his food.
I needed a chef for a dinner with family and close friends, and didn't want to (nor was I capable of ) cooking for 8 people. I found Susan on Thumbtack and what a great experience. We had some dietary requests such as the meal being dairy free.. Susan gave us some ideas/options, and after discussing what we liked the entire meal was amazing, great food family style. We had barbecued skirt steak with the most amazing chimichurri sauce, perfectly roasted fingerling potatoes, with salad, and vegetables and for desert personal fruits tarts with ice cream. Oh and to start, the most amazing curried butternut squash soup, just enough to get the taste buds going. I couldn't recommend Susan higher, everyone had a great time, super easy to deal with and such a great person. Thanks Susan, looking forward to next time.
Betti was fantastic!! She was very responsive and catered to our requests. She showed up right when she said she would and left the kitchen spotless when she was done. The meal was absolutely delicious, from the appetizers all the way to dessert. Her banana foster was probably the best dessert I’ve ever had! I would highly recommend her to anyone in the area looking for a private chef!
Excellent chef! Service outstanding! Prices very reasonable. Will be using LOST Foods in the future. Definitely recommend. Thanx Jen!!
Charming, affable and talented. Love having him in our home, and so do all of our family and guests. A good person with a wonderful culinary pedigree!
Joe is a pleasure to work with-always diligent and caring. He makes great comfort food and also does exceptional catering for small to large events.
I have 8.5 years of culinary experience, and I attempting to start out on my own. In these beginning stages, I am willing to make some trial runs. So, for the first few people who give me the opportunity, I will solely ask for the exact cost of ingredients needed -- nothing more.
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I have a passion for creative and nourishing foods. I offer vegan personal chef services, private hands-on cooking lessons and holistic wellness coaching. I help people with food allergies and dietary restrictions to get unstuck and fall (back) in love with eating or cooking!