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My husband and I decided to host a housewarming/fall party and we knew we wanted to serve hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. When we spoke with Jen, we knew she was just the kind of chef we were looking for with her awesome suggestions of appetizers and such a large range of options. We wanted appetizers that were fun, easy for people to pick up, and of course delicious! Jen went above and beyond spending time perfecting our menu and touching base with us before beginning her food prep. She worked her tail off all evening at our home to make sure anything that left her kitchen was freshly made and just right. We would recommend Jen to anyone looking for a talented, innovative chef who takes pride in her food and her work. We can't wait to have her cook for us at our next event!!
My experience with Sara's Cooking was most positive. Our son and fiance sadly needed to postpone their wedding plans a few weeks before the actual wedding date. Because so many people had made plans, purchased airline tickets...etc. We decided to turn our lemons into lemonade by hosting a friends and family event on the date the wedding would have been. We had committed to having Sara's Cooking for the wedding and now we needed to switch gears in changing our venue. Sara graciously and easily accommodated our switch and do so with utmost kindness. The food was most incredible with an international flare, home cooked goodness and beautiful presentation. I purposely had chosen Sara's Cooking because her menu selections grabbed my attention right away. My husband and I were not disappointed and neither were our guests. The chefs are topnotch, pay careful attention to detail, friendly, fun and were most accommodating to all our needs as we hosted our gathering. I will always recommend them and use them again for future events.
Chef Cristo was excellent! Of all the caterers with whom I was in contact, he was the only one to provide acustom menu for our themed Octoberfest. He worked with me on menu edits and cane within my budget and was a great communicator. The food was delicious! We had the party for 30 caterer and asked for a grillmaster and second person to make sure the party went smoothly. They showed up on time with all of their top notch equipment and quickly set up (and were even nice to my very curious 3-year-old). Throughout the party, they were discreet and cleaned up behind our guests and I was able to host. When the party was wrapping up they tidied up all of their equipment without my even noticing and were ready to go once the party wound down. I merely had to close the door when the party was over and my house was totally in order. It was a dream! All of our guests told me afterwards how much they enjoyed the food - even our very finicky Vegan guest who was able to tell what she could eat because the chef provided a full ingredients list. To boot, this is a family business with a great family. Go with Chef Cristo!
Daniel is an accomplished chef and caterer. We have hired him for graduation and dinner parties and each time he has made each event spectacular to the point where all the guests asked for his contact information. Daniel's has a real talent for creating, cooking, seasoning and presenting plates that never disappoint. We do not hesitate to recommend Daniel to others and would and will hire him over and over again.
I wanted a fun night for myself and two of my closest friends. This was a gift for them, and I know they won't forget it. Sarah was so careful to make sure the event was customized to our liking. Everything was perfect. The wine pairings were excellent and food astounding. My group was running a little late, but that didn't stop Sarah from filling our time with valuable tips and tricks. If you want a personal experience in a comfortable setting, this is perfect! I've looked into and have seen other "cooking classes" and none of them offer the value Sarah does. I would absolutely recommend the Home Chef of NH!
SUPERB!!! I live in Los Angeles. I wanted to hire a personal chef for my boss who lives in Massachusetts for her birthday. As I was talking with many chefs, Julie (from Manda & Me) totally got what I was trying to do immediately and took the ball and ran with it. I wanted to incorporate my boss's kids and dogs as I know that they are extremely important to her. She knew exactly what to do down to the serving dish specifically for the dogs. To hire a personal chef for your boss from across the country has several risks and I have to say that this one paid off a hundred fold! I would highly recommend Manda & Me as a personal chef. They are amazing and it was worth every. single. penny. Thank you!!!!
William is the Best!!! I am a huge foodie friends with some of the top chefs in the city. William can out do most of them!!! Not only is he the most talented chef, he is super sweet and nice. Very flexible and will go way above what is needed to please!!! Cant wait to work with him again. Three days later still drooling over his food
Lori, her partner Sam and her staff made my small event seamless. Lori and I were able to effectively communicate via email and text a half a dozen times in the span of 17 days which proved a tremendous value for me in terms of my time and energy. The team were prompt, professional, friendly, anticipated my needs and stayed on top of everything all night. They met and exceeded all my expectations and received rave reviews from my 50 guests. Chef Jim and Crew Debbie and Jim - I welcome you back anytime. It was so much fun to work with you. Chef Jim - The food and presentation was awesome and abundant. Thank you! Debbie and Jim - thank you for staying on top of the time and making it effortless for me to stay on schedule and stlll be able to enjoy the party with my guests. I look forward to working with all of you again.
Chef Randall is one of the best services I've contracted. He was professional, punctual and an exceptional chef. I've contracted his services 3 times now and he out does himself every time. Chef Randall will be my go to personal chef and caterer for a long, long time.
I hired Soraya to help with catering for our corporate event in Boston. From the day I found her, she has been nothing but pleasant and helpful with us. She came to see our office space and helped us with suggestions on floor plan. She customized a menu for us and the food was AMAZING!! I have never had steak tips like that before. She brought her waitstaff on site and even the sous chef. Her company also provided the bar for us as well - the bartender was very friendly! We are all very happy with the outcome of this event and are definitely planning on using SYB Events and Catering again! Best, Betsy and Team
Chef Marty Malone was invaluable to the success of my backyard wedding reception in June. From start to finish he was easy to work with, professional and accommodating to changing requirements. The food was delicious, including the kabobs that were grilled on site, and the staff and service were excellent. I would gladly use Malone catering again.
Benjamin catered a fantastic selection of delicious healthy items at our holiday party. He timed the food perfectly and made sure the party flowed. He is delightful and a gifted chef. He will be our go to chef for all events!
Paula Gomez could not have been more efficient,pleasant and made our home smell divine..great chef enjoyed everything
Extremely Competent and Talented - Delicious food - Impeccable professionalism - Very Reasonable Pricing Expertise in the field is immediately evident. Upon our first call, I knew Deirdre was highly capable of handling our event. Her years of experience have made her confident in her execution - which made me as a client secure and calm that Slavin in the Kitchen would handle our event as anticipated and without incident. This particular event that we hired Deirdre for was a very personal one - a Celebration of Life gathering at our home after my Mother-in-laws passing. I desired a very specific passed hors doeuvres menu to honor my Mother-in-law to include her favorite foods. Deirdre didnt blink. She was completely amicable with creating offerings that are not typically on her appetizer menu. She made excellent suggestions and designed special hors doeuvres just for our memorial. We certainly didnt provide her with the best working conditions - and she didnt even shrug! I requested that she work out of our garage so that guests could have full use of our kitchen. She did so flawlessly and to boot - when she left, you would have never even known she was there! I would have been happy to rent cooking equipment for her to use, but as an added bonus - she had it all in her inventory and brought it with her. Our guests were swooning over her cuisine! I received MANY compliments on how delicious folks found her cooking to be. Guests even took her name and number so that they may hire Slavin in the Kitchen for future events. I am still dreaming about the Curried Chicken Tartlets and the Masala Chai!! SO TASTY!! I need to note how lovely and professional her Serving staff were as well! As an Event Planner, Ive experienced that even if the Chef is professional and capable - the crew they bring to serve isnt always as fabulous. That was certainly not true of Slavin in the Kitchens Servers. The two ladies were courteous, crisp, polite and gracious. They knew the tone of the event and were overwhelmingly sensitive to our family and guests. I was delighted with how our event was handled by Slavin in the Kitchen. I will hire Deirdre again and I implore you to too! Taylor Singh Owner, Avasara Events
Chef "billy " was amazing. I was very pleased as were my guests. The food was awesome and he presented everything beautifully. We had tons of leftovers and he could not have been more pleasant!
Having Shamia planning my 4th of July party last year was a wonderful idea. She and her crew planeed everything since setting up my house to taking care of my guests. Food was top noch. Everybody is still taking about the food and the service she provided. Highly recommended.
I can’t say enough good things about Katie Barry! Not only is she an amazing chef, she is an amazing person! I am currently battling stage III breast cancer and foundation4love sent her to us for a special date night. Katie presented such amazing courses for us, we loved each and every item that she made. All were delicious & healthy. We not only highly recommend Katie but we hope to have her back one day to host a dinner party. 5 stars!
I love Chef Gloria B. I recently had a total knee replacement. When I was released from the hospital I was house bound for two solid weeks while I recovered. For those first two weeks I was pretty much be bed bound and on pain medication. I knew the pain medication would slow down my degistion. All I wanted was healthy, wholesome, home made soup. The soup Chef Gloria B made me was so tastey. It was easy to heat up and easy to digest. It was exactly what I needed. I was impressed with the overall professional service that Chef Gloria B provided but more importantly the love she poured into my meals and the care she put into all of our communications. I felt like my own Mum had cooked for me except better. (I hope my Mum doesn't read this review. lol.) It is with confidence that I highly recommend Chef Gloria B.
Chef Matthew totally exceeded my expectations. He is always on time, professional, knowledgeable and has excellent people skills! He jumped right into the kitchen, and worked so efficiently it was like he worked here for years. Would not hesitate to hire him again!
SommerChef was amazing. The recipes were easy enough to do, but were amazingly delicious. I liked how the printed recipes we used during the class were in large enough print that they were easy to read. And the printed copies we were given at the end of the night are well organized. I plan to make five of the recipes tonight – a weeknight, no less – for guests. Great value. Great food.
Christine and Dennis have been cooking for us for three years every other week. Terrific choices, healthy and tasty. We love them like family.