First, full disclosure, I'm getting a homeaid apple dumpling for writing this review! :)
Seriously though, I've known Loreal for over 2 years now. She works at Kincaid's butcher shop near my house which I frequent and we quickly became fast friends. I pick out my meat and she tells me how to cook it, how great is that! My first experience hiring her as a private chef was giving a cooking lesson to my 6 year old daughter for a birthday gift. Loreal taught my daughter and her friend how to make homeade pizza. She was completely engaging and even convinced the girls to try different vegetables. They had a blast! Shortly thereafter I hired her to create a meal for my new years eve party. She was overly prepared, sending me the menu and her plans for set-up. I was able to relax and spend time with friends since I didn't have to worry about cooking or clean-up!
She did all the shopping as well! The food was amazing and her price is reasonable and she will be as involved as you want with your guests. I would absolutely recommend Loreal, but sorry everyone I have a standing reservation for New years eve!