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Chef Serge did an excellent job. He arrived on time and prepared a fabulous meal for me friend and I. He explained each course, the ingredients and how it was prepared. This was a private dinner in my home and we found his service and preparation of the food was exquisite. Excellent job Chef!!!
I contracted with Matthew Wertman to prepare a "high end restaurant quality" meal for a dinner party for 10 that I was hosting at my home in Southern Maryland. Matthew put forward a great menu suggestion that I altered only slightly and was very responsive in setting up the dinner and working through logistics. On the evening of the meal --- right before Matthew arrived --- our oven failed. Matthew was undeterred and incredibly resourceful --- using our stove top and my outside grill to get the meal on without a hitch. He came fully prepared, worked quickly and without fuss, made the 3-course meal, served it to the guests and cleaned the kitchen before he left. Most importantly, the food was FANTASTIC --- exceeding all my expectations. I would highly recommend Matthew for such an occasion to anyone. Very easy to work with, very friendly and fairly priced. He made our event enjoyable, memorable and hassle-free.
Simply put, Chef Jackie Johnson is incredible. My wife and I along with another couple had Chef Jackie come to our home for a cooking lesson. Throughout the lesson, she was attentive toward all of us, gave us each individualized attention, and created an atmosphere that was engaging, fun, casual, and educational all at the same time. Her personality is very upbeat and you can tell in a matter of minutes that she is passionate about engaging and teaching others. As someone that is an above average cook, it was great to have Jackie teach me additional techniques and have a dialogue on cooking topics that I was most interested in. At the same time, the other couple were more novice in the kitchen, and she was easily able to shift how she spoke to make sure everyone could understand their task and reasons for the specific approach to cooking. Chef Jackie is authentic in her approach, provides excellent communication during the lesson, and gives you an experience that you will surely remember. Oh, and the came out fantastic. I highly recommend Chef Jackie to anyone in the Northern Virginia area who either wants to take a private lesson in their home, or wants to host a small dinner party and would like to have a chef prepare the meal in full. Thank you Chef for a wonderful experience, a great lesson, and empowering us to create great food!
I engaged Mary because I am recentlya retired man and, among my retirement goals, was to learn how to cook. Now, I can/could scramble some eggs or make some pancakes, and I could certainly microwave, but I couldn't do what i wanted: prepare my own meals in a way that would allow me to eat healthy and well. Even following a recipe was a challenge. Who know what it means to braise something, to parboil! Once Mary understood my goals, she prepared a tailored curriculum. She developed two-hour sessions in her kitchen, the better to get into a full meal preparation. There was a heavy emphasis on safety in the kitchen, from washing hands before handling certain items to proper chopping technique. A side benefit was that I got to take home a goodly portion of what we cooked. Our meals ranged from falafels to lasagna (of course, the pasta was homemade). It was great. After a series of 5-6 sessions, I developed the confidence to go out on my own, working from recipes to add to my repertoire. Mary does all sorts of specialized food preparation for those who have more specialty interests. I recommend her highly.
I had complete meals delivered for 6 days to my home. they were totally completed and just needed a little warming, and they were delicious. The variety was great. And Scott is absolutely fun to deal with. The price was very reasonable. Recommend him highly!
We had a wonderful experience from the friendly, professional service to the delicious food. I would recommend them to cater any event and definitely plan to use them in the future!
Excellent meals everything was prepared to perfection and well seasoned. Ms. Brandy was both personable and professional. I would recommend her to anyone who favors island and Cajun dishes. Seafood is her specialty
Loved it!!! The meals were delicious and the time that I got back was priceless. Thank you!
Veronique was an amazing chef and were couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. She cooked an abundant and highly flavorful meal for our family of 16. Her food was beyond my expectations. She even made a separate meal (from start to finish) for my daughter who doesn't eat meat. Her ingredients were well chosen and fresh. Her personality was pleasant and fun. She even allowed our kids to help her prepare the meal as a fun way to participate in the evening. She stayed much longer than I thought she might to make sure our meal was thorough and complete. And to top it off, she dealt with a challenging kitchen that might have left less skilled chefs floundering a bit. I couldn't have been more pleased with our experience and I would highly recommend Chef Veronique to anyone looking for a yummy, fun meal.
Wow. What a great evening. At first it was a bit weird to be sitting doing nothing while someone else does all the work but it was great to be able to hang with our friends and just relax. Sandra cooked an incredible meal and could not be more professional. It was our first time using her services and we will definitely use her again. Thank you Sandra. We had such a great night and you made it that way.
We were in town for a girl's outing and we used Thumbtack to find a personal chef. Denise responded quickly to our request and was very flexible , professional and willing to prepare the meal for us or to teach us throughout the preparation. We learned new skills including how to flavor our Pad Thai noodles. She also offered several meal options and brought all the ingredients and wine. I would highly recommend her services.
I have been to more than 20 countries, 35 states and I am not sure how many cities. I can, without hesitation, tell you that the Salmon meal was the best I ever had. Impress your boss, girlfriend or others by suggesting this meal and they will surely thank you. I will try all the meals soon and report back.
We are a couple who wanted flavorful and diverse meals that are home style cooked. Barbara delivered the 5 separate main dishes and vegetable sides, split in half, packaged and labeled for our freezer. We will be placing another order with her.
The dinner Dara prepared was amazing! The meal was perfectly balanced among meats, fruits, and greens, and expertly seasoned. The turkey was juicy and evenly cooked, the corn tasted fresh off the stalk, and the salad was a tour of flavors that could have stood on its own. Dessert included delicious home-made sugar cookies and a creative American flag made of strawberries, banana slices, and blueberries to balance out the carbs. She skillfully adjusted the meal to my palate and dietary restrictions, while not sacrificing flavor or variety. The presentation was magnificent, on quality cookware, and the kitchen was spotless at serving time. It is clear that she knows her way around preparation of complex meals, as everything was the perfect temperature at dinner time.
Chef Nikki is the BOMB.COM!! She and her husband Paul are excellent in the kitchen and on the grill... She can cook for me and my husband every day if she wants too, we will never turn her down...😂😂😘😘Every meal is excellent and tasteful down to the deserts. Nikki is very clean and sanitary, you don't have to worry. She takes her business and license very serious... I definitely recommend her for your next meal, your next desert or your next catering event... Also, make sure you check her out for your hair care needs on IG @Nikko.stylez.
Ivelise is amazing. She comes to my home twice a week to prepare meals for me. She is very organized and takes the time to talk to you about what you like and don't care for. She is very adaptable to making changes on the spot. Her goal is to assist you in reaching your goals for health and wellness. I would highly recommend her to others.
I've been lucky enough to have more than one cooked meal by Taheerah. Her breadth of knowledge doesn't stop at what just tastes good. Taheerah also places a great deal of value in nutrition—not only preparing meals but educating on the choices behind the ingredients. She has the ability to cook for large groups, but also prepare meals for a more intimate setting. It's really fun to watch her work in the kitchen! Taheerah's training and skills are evident as she moves from prep to plate without ever missing a beat. I recommend Taheerah to anyone who likes delicious food. Try the pizza!
To any and all prospective clients: It is my great pleasure to present Ms. Rahwa as a candidate for personal in home meal service. Rahwa has worked here as a breakfast chef and planner for six months. A true professional in planning, preparation and presentation of meals, Rahwa is a lovely, gentle soul who brings warmth and care to my kitchen each morning. I believe she has created a unique in-home service that can be customized to any individual's nutritional requirements. Her vast knowledge about nutrition and her intuitive understanding of flavor/texture inteeractions combine to create a truly delightful, multi- varied menu. In short, she is a gifted chef with limitless potential and true caring for her clinets and our specific needs. It has been an honor to have Ms. Rahwa in my home, my kitchen, and my heart. A culinary dynamo with much integrity and determination, Rahwa has already earned all five stars as a five star chef. I can recommend her as an in-home meal service practitioner without hesitation. Thank you for your time and attention. Isabelle Chester, January 21, 2018.