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I connected with Chef Tony via Thumbtack many months ago because I was interested in hiring a personal chef for a "girls' weekend" I was hosting in July. After communicating with Chef Tony just a few times, I knew, without a doubt, he was the right person for the job. Not only does have fantastic credentials, he also has a personality to match! Needless to say, my guests and I were beyond pleased with the meal and service provided by Chef Tony, not to mention Diane, the most amazing server I've ever met/seen! The food prepared by Chef Tony was absolutely delicious. That in itself would have made the evening great. BUT...when you couple that with the fact that he's a professional sommelier and does wine pairings throughout the entire dinner, the event was a huge success! I would absolutely hire Chef Tony again and have already recommended him to several friends.
Our experience with Anton and his assistant was beyond amazing. Everyone has an expectatIon of how they want their event to be presented. From a sit down dinner wIth cocktail hour for 25 people in our home for thanksgiving. The PRESENTATION was phenomenal. it looked like a Norman Rockwell painting, the turkey, the ham, the gluten free dishes, all the family favorites that we requested. Done to perfection. This was the first holiday meal that I was able to enjoy my guests and not worry about cleaning up afterwards. Everyone raved about the food. Plenty of leftovers that didn't go to waste. We had take home containers for everyone. That was such a hit. That about 10 later we had our company holiday feast in our home catered by Anton. He was able to cater to all dietary needs. From vegan, to paleo, to very upscale palate pleasing dishes. So we challenged Anton one more time, for Christmas eve with our loved ones of 27 give or take. We asked him to do the Italian feast of the seven fishes. Omg is all I can say. What a presentation, from the cocktail hour before dinner, then our sit down dinner with mussels,scallops,clams, and crab. Then we had wrapped filet mignon cooked to order for each person along with grilled vegetables and an assortment of gluten free and vegan dishes to please everything. Even the homemade ice cream that Anton makes himself is yummy. He does not rush you to finish and I appreciated sooo Much. We had lil ones to tend to, so we didn't get a chance to all sit at once sometimes. Anton made us feel like a royalty in our castle, and he was our personal chef. If we could rate him at ten stars, that still wouldn't be enough. He is very versatile in his cooking and preparation and presentation of the meals he prepares. I recently switched sd cards in my phone, or I would have posted some pictures. When I locate,I will post. Price wise, he is reasonable and will work within your Budget and still give you the most enjoyable experience. Champagne dreams and cavier wishes should be one of Anton tag lines. I will say, in the future, the sooner you can plan your event, the better your chances of having Anton fulfill your desire to WOW your guests. Thank You Anton and family, for making our holiday gatherings something to remember .
We had the BEST time learning how to cook with Allison! She arrived on time and got right to work teaching us how to prepare our meal. Allison was kind enough to sharpen my dull kitchen knives as well. We had a great conversation and sharing stories (Her's were awesome to listen to) as she taught us how to prepare our meal. It felt like we had all known each other for years :) I could probably write all afternoon about the valuable insights into cooking that Allison shared with us. At the end of it all, we enjoyed the most amazing meal I think I have ever had. Thank you so much, Allison! We will definitely have you back again to teach us much more!
I worked with Chef Rock to plan my mother's 80th birthday party. We had 20 people and it is always difficult to please everyone; however, Chef Rock was able to plan a menu that was versatile and tasty! The chef made sure he considered people's diet and health needs before he planned the meals. I loved that Jim was completely prepared and self-sufficient, so it didn't matter how well the kitchen was stocked (or not). We had a taco bar and enchiladas one night and I was really impressed that the chef served homemade tortillas and he roasted the fresh chills. The following evening we had a beautiful rib roast with all the trimmings, fresh vegetables and potatoes dauphinoise. I was really impressed with Chef Rock's attention to detail, including warmed plates, the tastiest condiments and dips, as well as plenty of fresh fruit. I highly recommend hiring a personal chef for this kind of event since we only had 2 1/2 days to spend quality time with each other and travelled from five different states. Chef Rock also made sure everything was ready depending on our schedule. If we hadn't made this arrangement with our chef, I'm sure we would have been eating dinner at midnight! Luckily we had plenty of room in the house so the chef could stay the whole time, making coffee in the morning and providing all the clean-up. Thanks Jim for making this great event so memorable and special.
Tanya, prepared an excellent meal for 11 people on my 60th birthday. We talked, and she presented menu choices. She arrived promptly with one helper. They worked hard in the kitchen, were very helpful, and allowed me and my partner to enjoy the evening, and our guests without worrying about anything. I highly recommend Tanya as a personal chef for all occasions!!
Natalie is the absolute best! She’s a wizard at turning super healthy ingredients into gourmet meals that are also beautifully plated. She’s able to accommodate all your Dietary restrictions, personal tastes and nutritional needs without leaving you feel like you are missing a thing. Not only is she talented at her craft but also incredibly sweet, responsible and organized.
Wow, that's my first response. The meal me and my wife had was nothing less than amazing. The chef Abraham even came out and explained exactly what we were eating! Perfect early date night spot.
Missy catered two parties for us; a four course dinner party complete with bar service and butlered hor d’oeuvres, and a small family gathering buffet style for my daughters christening. For both parties Missy exceeded all expectations I had. I was able to relax an enjoy the party without worrying about food or service. Every bite of food was delicious and Missy was professional and fun to work with. Numerous guests requested her business card for their own events. I can’t think of anything negative about either event and will definitely be calling her for all future needs.
you're FOOD IS ALWAYS DELICIOUS! You're presentation is even better! I can always count on you to provide stellar service. Thanks a million...been eating your meals since 2000 and you never disappoint!
Donna has been preparing weekly meals for our family as a private chef for the last year and a half. A tireless and consummate professional, she has proved to be extremely imaginative in her menu design, and flexible in accommodating individual preferences. Her meals possess a certain elegant class and are delicious. We recommend her whole-heartedly!
Sherrill will provide you with an affordable, delicious and lovingly prepared catering experience. Food for my baby shower pleased all my guests and was beautiful!
Chef Mike was amazing! His food was flawless and every meal was more delicious than the next. He was able to accommodate some of our dietary restrictions, provide fresh foods and deliver maximum flavor with every bite. It was decadent. My friends and I felt like queens for a weekend. We will be recommending Mike to our friends and family.
Kyle and Jenna were efficient and professional in serving a delicious meal for our company's outdoor employee picnic this summer. I really felt like they had everything under control, and they took care of all the details, so we could relax and enjoy the evening. The food was colorful and tasty, and the price was good. They left everything in ship-shape condition when the event was over, you couldn't even tell that they had been there! I would highly recommend Simplicity Catering to my friends and family.
Yummy, healthy food!!
Great food, wonderful service, quick turn around.
I ordered a weeks worth of healthy meals from Wesley and he was very professional the food was beautifully packaged and the flavor in each meal was consistent and great tasting. I would def reccomend that you experience his food
Great hands-on teacher who really knows what he's doing. Plus, the food is sooo good!! From ingredients to cooking methods, this is the best cooking class I ever had. I learned new techniques and how to properly season, prep, and cook veggies and proteins. Definitely recommend and I'll work with him again soon. Perfect for a gift, meal prep, or to cook a whole meal for a party.
This was my first time having dinner at this restaurant and I have to say everything was amazing! Everything we ordered was seasoned and cooked to perfection. Chef Shadee was a gracious host, he went over and beyond to ensure we had a five star meal and experience.
Brunch was simply amazing!! Can't wait until next time
I started working with Bela in 2002. He gave me about 8 private lessons. To this day the meals I learned and skills acquire continue to impress others. I have yet to have someone taste my Caesar salad and not say it's the best they've ever had. He is able to teach everything from shopping to cutting to making multiple days meals at one time. I've also used his services to cater for parties and prepare a weeks worth of meals in advance. His food is ALWAYS ALWAYS top notch and gets nothing but fantastic reviews from everyone who eats it. If you're looking for a teacher or personal chef, you can stop looking here...he's the best!!
Maddie cooks delicious and healthy meals. She personalizes the menu based on your tastes. She is meticulous in her ingredient selection. I appreciate her perfessional style and warm personality.