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Chef Most Wanted prepared a delicious meal for our graduation party. I would highly recommend this catering company. Thank you!
It is difficult to put into words how grateful I am that I found North Island Catering. From the beginning to the end Allen and Christina were wonderful to work with. Allen went above and beyond what a good catering company should do. We needed a caterer for my daughter's wedding. North Island catering was one of the several companies that responded to my request on Thumbtack. When I contacted them they were very helpful and was able to give me a price within our budget. Our menu would consist of fajitas and tacos with all the fixings and would be buffet style setting. From the taste test to the wedding they were very professional and catered to all the dietary needs of our guests. Once we finalized the guest list we decided to do tacos for 50, fajitas for 90 and vegetarian fajitas for 10 people. They were able to accommodate for the vegetarian guests and the gluten free guests. Even when I forgot to mention one of the condiments we wanted Allen was on his toes. I had missed letting him know that we wanted hot peppers on the side. He thought ahead and got them anyways. I contacted him the day before the wedding about the peppers. He informed me that he had already purchased them. I was so impressed that he anticipated our needs ahead of time. They arrived at the reception on time and were all set up in the time frame that they had stated. Allen and his crew were very professional in letting the guests know which foods were vegetarian and which foods were gluten free. I received several comments from guests on how good the food was and how nice it was to have so many options for the different dietary needs of each of the guests. It made the guests feel like they were each thought of individually and that their dietary needs were important to North Island Catering. When everyone was finished eating they packaged up the leftover food for us to take home all without any disturbance to the rest of the reception going on. I was very impressed with how smoothly everything ran and how they helped make my daughter's special day a success. During conversations with Allen and Christina I got the impression that their specialty was Italian food. They did an outstanding job preparing the Mexican food we requested. I feel that they would do an outstanding job in preparing any type of food requested. I would definitely work with this company again in the future.
Chic Chef worked with us while we planned our destination wedding from afar. We had a very slim budget but we were treated professionally and offered top notch options. The food was amazing and the portions were generous. Our guests were very satisfied. We even had a few dietary requests, which were accommodated without question. We couldn't have picked a better catering business for our special day.
We hired Inglenook Catering for a block party my organization had August 5, 2016. It was a very large crowd 450-600 and this catering company handled them impeccably. We were at a park in Lombard, and Joe scoped out the park in advance and was in constant communication. We told them about how we wanted our food to taste, and the Jerk Chicken receives a score of 12 on a scale of 1-10. Just absolutely delicious. The baked beans too! Oh and the hamburger, and hot dogs, and the.... well you catch my drift... Their crew was professional and they just got everything right! Everyone who attended said this was the BEST block party in the history of the conference and the catering WAS THE BEST EVER! We travel to a different city each year, but our experience with Inglenook makes us want to come back to the Chicago area or bring them along to the next city. Not related to them, but we had a negative experience when we rejected another company's proposal and went with Inglenook. I cannot speak on their work, but their attitude was off-putting. I would, without a doubt pick Inglenook again and again. I would also be willing to be a reference if need be. I wish them continued success.
I requested a drop off catering job for a small gathering I was holding in my home for friends. Chef David and I conversed on the menu options. Chef was very flexible and accommodating with a suggested menu change. He arrived on time, prepared the items as agreed in my kitchen and assisted with the layout of the serving area. He was fast and efficient. Many of the items were pre-prepared to expedite the drop off. The charcuterie and crudite were lovely, and the dips were well received by my guests. My only suggestion would be perhaps that Chef would consider purchasing a few disposable trays for the job and add it to the price of the assignment. I had to run to Party City on my own and try to guesstimate what he was going to need. It all worked out, but it would be easier if had just charged me for the platters and brought them himself.
We used Just A Bite for our son's wedding in Wheaton held at a local church with 125 guests. We coordinated everything long distance as we live in Minnesota. Loretta was super responsive and a delight to work with on all details and questions. Everyone raved about the appetizers and there was plenty for all. Her prices are very reasonable for the quality and quantity provided. Great selections to choose from. I would highly recommend her catering services.
Mike and Matt did birthday party for us at our home, catering for 30 people. Service was very professional and I would recommend them for any next party. Thanks you Mike and Matt!
Chef Aram was AMAZING. Very professional and the food was the BEST I've ever had. He individualized our dinner and was open to cooking exactly what we wanted--healthy, clean but still very flavorful. His plating was perfect and everything was cooked to perfection. We would use him again and again.
We hired Kirk for a black tie 40th birthday celebration in June 2017 in Downtown Chicago (Gold Coast), after surveying a variety of reputable best in class catering companies. We primarily sought faire and service that matched the upscale event we hoped to host for 70 - 85 attendees. We selected Kirk initially based on his responsiveness, accuracy, flexibility and professionalism. He offered full catering services and vendor support, making him the sole point of contact for the event. Due to holding the event at an art gallery, everything from tables, linens, flatware, glasses, cooking appliances, staffing and bartending needed to be supplied. Kirk confidently arranged all needs within an extremely reasonable quote and remained flexible to altering demands throughout the prep period. He customized a menu and cooked a tasting for us, in our home, to meet our expectations. He walked the event space with us and partnered directly with the gallery owner to ensure day of processes ran smoothly. But the wow factor was during the prep and execution of the event! Kirk brought a team of staff to swiftly setup the location in beautiful fashion. Each station was well oriented with artistic design matching the space and event caliber. With little direction, he ensured these settings were eye catching and photogenic. His staffing was AMAZINGLY friendly and outgoing, going above and beyond to bring cheer and personality to ensure all guest needs were met. The presentation and food quality were commendable and guests enjoyed the pace and quantity of the passed and stationed edibles. Even the gallery owner was blown away with Kirk’s talents and partnership and vowed to recommend and utilize Kirk and his team for future events. 5 Star Service and highly recommended!
Chef Damien was a pleasure to work with! I would highly recommend his services. We hosted a group of 18 for a formal four course birthday dinner at our home, and Chef Damien delivered in every aspect. Actually, he didn't just deliver- he surpassed our expectations. I should mention that I work in the hospitality industry, and that half of our dinner guests also work in the industry. Needless to say people had high expectations. Everyone was thoroughly impressed with Damien's friendly nature, cool demeanor and his warm hospitality. Not to mention the food was amazing! He really went above and beyond for us. We all felt like he was an old friend by the end of the night. Chef was totally flexible with changes and ran with everything we threw at him. It felt like he was having as much fun planning and delivering the meal as I was. Sometimes chefs can be a little touchy, or protective of their vision- in the way an artist might be. While I definitely qualify Damien as an artist in the kitchen, he was never touchy or negative. He was always super humble, kind and willing to go the extra mile. His passion for food and people is evident in his service. I would hire him again in a heartbeat!
Chef Karen is not only a creative and expert Chef she is delightful. Her menu was inventive from my eyes but it all went together in a very healthy and delicious way! She answered all my questions expertly AND even got me to eat beets... a first, they were good made the way she made them! Thank YOU, Chef Karen!
Clarissa and her team were professional, flexible, and anticipated our needs as clients. AND, the food was amazing.
Kristen catered a small, intimate dinner for myself and some friends. She was on time, professional, and all the food was amazingly prepared and presented. Can't wait to have another event so she can cater for us again.
Hired this private chef for company retreat in Austin lakehouse. Served around 24 people. Very personable, food was fantastic. Everything was perfect. Definitely recommend Eric Daniel of Culinary Misfits.
Catering date hasn't come up yet, so can only rate on communication and planning portion
It's been two years since my breast cancer diagnosis, and I'm strong and healthy again. Josh's food has been an important part of my healing. As a full-time employee as well as a wife and mom to three little ones, I needed an easy and cost-effective way to stay on track with my health goals. I now have healthy, gourmet-tasting meals available any time of day. It's one less thing to worry about, and my husband even lost 10 pounds by eating the food, and walking a mile to work each day!"
Very easy to work with, very accommodating. Delivery was timely and the food was good. Only small concern was that we ordered food for 13 people, ended up only having 10 people eat and had hardly any food left over. Had we had the full13 people we originally planned for I do not know if we would have had enough. Fortunately things all worked out so it was not a real issue. Again, easy to work with, timely, good service.
Cheffield Events & Catering has to be one of the best caterers we have hired for the office. The food smelled and tasted amazing. Everyone was going back for seconds and thirds!!! We are a picky bunch, but we will be using Cheffield's in the future. They were prompt, professional and the presentations was great. We loved that they printed up a menu for our small gathering. We would recommend Cheffield Events & Catering for catering, and we hope to do many events with them.
It has always been a genuine pleasure to work with Mark Avila. He has helped us host in-home dinners for our First Class members on several occasions. Working with Mark always gave me peace of mind when hosting monthly dinners for 10-12 of our guests each time. His attention to health, wellness and creative details made for our guests best experience and our best value. Mark prepares delicious, fresh and healthy food. He is always very engaging while educating you on the carefully curated ingredients and how he prepared them -- all with the utmost professionalism and panache. Hire him!
Taryn is a well organized, professional, and highly talented chef. Her food is fresh, creative, and absolutely delicious! She knows how to make healthy yet decadent food, but if you want to experience the full range of her cooking, let her use butter! I've used her for my last two dinner parties and will not go back to catering or any other private chef again. She has them all beat.
We can't say enough good things about Maya and her team at BellaRu. We first contacted her in April 2017 for a tasting. We probably should have been more prepared when we arrived but Maya was completely professional and helped us go through our event and what we may have overlooked or not thought to include. She helped us with family and friends who were vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free. During our walk through she went above and beyond catering by helping us with logistics, floor plans, timeline, signage, cake cutting and everything else we could have potentially forgotten. Her team was courteous and professional, they set up on time and had our four courses out exactly on schedule, the food was delicious and the take down at the end of the night was quick and unobtrusive. She even offered us a ride after the wedding when we realized we had no way to get to the hotel with some large items. Thank you so much Maya for all your hard work. Our wedding weekend is still being talked about and was considered a huge hit thanks in no small part to Maya and BellaRu.