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Rocco was our personal chef and cooked us a great meal, with a perfect matching wine selection. Splendid six-course meal with true respect for the purity of the ingredients. Three types of cherry-tomato each tasted different and totally lifted the flavor of the perfectly cooked salmon. The wine selection was as respectful in its tastes and purity. We can fully recommend Rocco as a talented chef and host, even in your own home. He'll take over your kitchen and treat you and your guests to a star-dinner, right in your own home. And leave it spotless too. It has been an amazing experience! Chapeau to Rocco!
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!
Mary Ellen did a fantastic job catering my husband's 50th birthday party. She gave lots of useful advice for setting up the space to make things work. Her crew arrived and prepared fantastic food. they cleaned up at the end. Everything was professional and yummy.
GREAT SERVICE We got married yesterday and had to post a review immediately because Affordable Chef was so great! Chef Mark was punctual in replying to my questions before the big day, which, as an out-of-town bride, was very reassuring! At the last minute, Chef Mark was unable to attend the reception, but his on-site chef made delicious food, and the staff were phenomenal! There was one staff member in particular who took an interest in my Husband and I. She told us that we were her "celebrities for the day," made sure we ate appetizers before we walked in, escorted us to the buffet first, and was constantly checking on our drinks. She also took an interest in our families, leading many people to tell us how amazing she was! The bartender Chef Mark sent was also lovely, knew her stuff, and made our signature cocktails perfectly! All in all, a great experience and a company we would trust our next big event to!
Tonya was very warm from our first contact. She definitely listened to what I needed and quickly put together some ideas. She is very flexible and never lets on that you are taking up her (very precious and little) free time. The evening of the event: I finally met Tonya and Israel. They went right to work with very little direction from me (their staff had to do final set up of the tables). My guests raved about the presentation and quality of the hors d’ouevres. Dinner was beautiful, delicious, and service was lovely. Just to top it off, no other caterer/chef service we have used has left our kitchen and home in such great shape. I can’t wait to book the team again.
My mother is an awesome chef, I would recommend The Session to my mother that's how awesome his food is. Seriously cannot recommend enough, he is professional and creative!
Ona is a very professional personal chef who gives a lot of options in meal planning and then she works her magic and delivers a mouth-watering meal with several courses. A recent favorite we had was kimchi pancake as an appetizer, garden salad, and our main entree was grilled salmon with a grilled avocado half on the side. The roasted tomato and herb purée on top was to die for. It just enhanced all the flavors in the entree.
Meenu has been teaching cooking camp at La Toque de Cindy for two years. She's a pleasure to work with and I get so many lovely notes of appreciation from the students and the parents of the students about her classes. She has a wonderful method to teach the kids about various cultures by teaching young chefs how to cook cuisines from various countries.
Hannah is an absolute delight! Her professionalism and skills in the kitchen raise the bar for chefs everywhere. I had the pleasure of ordering Hannah's homemade bread- let me tell you, you won't find bread that's better! I look forward to working with Hannah again in the near future.
Working with Lalita was a dream! She catered my birthday dinner for a small group of girlfriends at a getaway in Watsonville. Lalita was always very responsive to my inquiries and helped me craft an amazing menu for my budget. She was professional throughout my entire interaction with her. And the food!! We can't stop raving about the food. All the dishes she cooked for us were out of this world in terms of flavor and richness. The chicken wings were to die for! They were crispy and light, sweet and tangy -- probably one of the best Asian chicken wings I've ever had. The noodles were light and packed with fresh seafood. The panang curry with the coconut cream sauce was so rich and complex; all my guests said that was the best dish. Lalita's attention to detail was impeccable. Her service was attentive. She has a very sweet personality and we enjoyed talking to her about her food and her journey as a chef-entrepreneur. The dinner party went off without a hitch and we are grateful to have had Lalita be a part of it. I am definitely going to hire her again to cater dinners and parties for me. It was such a pleasure to work with Lalita.
Karla was an absolute joy to work with. She loves her job and it shows in her work. Karla was flexible, prompt in her replies to questions and her staff was professional and so friendly! The food got rave reviews from my guests - and the delicious leftovers were enjoyed by even more people! Let Karla cater your event. You won't be disappointed.
Thanks to one of my colleagues who introduced Anita to me. She has been a true blessing to my kitchen and culinary skills. Apart from being an expert chef she is an amazing teacher. She has been mentoring me for for about 6 months now and the dishes I make under her guidance have always fetched me rave reviews of the superlative degree. She shares some of her great culinary secrets and techniques with me and follows through very patiently. She is very professional, takes my needs into consideration and devises each class with lots of enthusiasm and fervor. She is always punctual and has a very pleasing demeanor. She taught me to cook some mind blowing dishes in my very own kitchen :) thanks Anita from coming all the way to teach me. You have been a great source of inspiration to me.
Andy was the most professional chef I have ever done business with. He catered my wedding and everything was just perfect. The taste of the food matched the amazingly beautiful plating. I will be hiring him for all my future culinary needs. He is the best!!!!
I am a personal chef to people in the Bay Area that do not want to compromise great food in their busy schedule. I take time to understand my client's life goals and work with them to create meals that they enjoy. My experience in cooking is diverse. Indo-Guyanese, Indian, Western, and Mediterranean cuisines are my specialties. Check out my unedited photos in my homepage to see some of the meals I have prepared for clients. Do not hesitate to contact me to discuss how I can cater my cooking to fit your needs. Bon appetit'!
We are a full service catering company and venue. We can do everything including weddings, corporate events, home parties, office drop-offs, healthy meal prep, celebrations of life, or school lunch programs. We have a beautiful venue in Monterey overlooking the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch. The restaurant can seat max 205, we have a patio that can hold 66 and a private dining room which can comfortably seat 30. Tent options are a possibility on property as well. In addition, we have a full bar, portable bars, stage, dance floor, and screens for power point. For menu samples and pictures please check the site. We look forward to helping with your special day!
I offer personal assistance for home business, organization, grocery shopping, and as a personal chef. Let me take the pressure off you, as I can handle these for you and free up your personal time!
Hello! I love to cook, and I have studied nutrition. I can make meals for your family that you will love ! I am also a very accomplished baker and sugar artist,I can do gluten free also.
I offer professional chef services for commercial and residential clients. I do local, sustainable and organic cuisine made healthy, focusing on clean eating. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are available. I also specialize in raw, vegan, special and medical diets.
I am a personal chef for those who are unable to cook. I am cheap and friendly. Nowadays, money is tight, so my rate is $15 per person.
Grass Roots Supper Club is a local group of foodies who meet once a month to discover new, local and seasonal food. Chef David Linn cooks a different themed meal once a month, featuring different local vendors and ingredients. He also provides private dinner parties, cooking lessons and catering services.
When you don't have the time nor energy to put together a healthy delicious meal, I can do it for you. I love to cook different cuisines, never stick to just one style of cooking. Whatever it is that I prepare, the main purpose is to keep the food hearty and healthy. I do your grocery shopping for you after learning your likes, dislikes, allergies, etc. and stock up your fridge for the weekly menu plan. I am friendly, outgoing, and creative person. My hourly rate changes due to how many in your family I am cooking for. I would like nothing more than to bring great food to your table!