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Leslie is a fabulous chef. She creates gorgeous, delicious, nourishing food. She loves to feed people; loves to make them full and happy. Leslie is always smiling. Thanks, Leslie!
We hired Tanya to cook for a 30 birthday party for 12 people. She was so responsive and flexible in planning. We had a family style meal with multiple options for main courses and sides, and a delicious homemade cheesecake for dessert. It was so reasonably priced and so delicious. Friends were talking the next day about how they wanted to hire her to cook for them all the time. Tanya was so professional and left the kitchen even more spotless than it was when she arrived. We really appreciated her service and I would work with her again in a heartbeat!
I had the pleasure of working at the Frog & Turtle (even though for a short period of time) I saw how Chef James truly took pride in his food. 3 years later I found myself planning my wedding and first stop was to Frog & Turtle to inquire about catering. Not only did they customize an amazing meal for my wedding they created an atmosphere we could never forget. Honestly the best food around and a man who is dedicated and committed to making his customers happy. You can trust that you will always have great outcome using Frog & Turtle as your caterer. Great food and great people. Thank you James, Meghan and your team for creating an amazing wedding for us.
We had the pleasure of a private cooking class/ dinner with Chris while vacationing in Woolwich, Maine. It was absolutely the most fun evening for us and our 6 guests! We had a Chinese Menu. Chris is absolutely a pleasure to be with. He is interesting, fun and a great chef and teacher. Our friends were so impressed we could find such a gem and plan such a great evening. Only bad thing, is we have to wait until next year when we return to Maine from our home in NC! Unless maybe we can convince Chris that Charlotte, NC is a great place to visit
We hired Theresa to cater our wedding reception and couldn't have been happier. We were so lucky to have found her! Our first 2 caterers both just disappeared after making the commitment and Theresa saved the day with just 3 weeks before our wedding. Since we were having an Irish/Scottish wedding we requested a buffet with a variety of savory pies and not only did she accept the challenge but her food was amazing!! Everyone raved about it, especially the Steak & Ale Pie. She made absolutely beautiful "display" pies for each type of pie served, which was a really nice touch. Theresa had to deal with no stove/oven at the venue and a warming rack that didn't work and somehow still pulled it all off! Throughout it all she was calm and supportive and made me feel like I had nothing to worry to about, and she was right! I highly recommend her and will definitely use her again the next time we need a caterer. She is fantastic (and also an award winning pastry chef!). Our only regret was that we had already committed to having another vendor do our cupcakes otherwise we would have had Theresa do our dessert as well. She is an excellent caterer and a really warm, genuine person. We highly recommend her!
We knew immediately after meeting Marc that this was going to be an awesome event. And sure enough, the food was spectacular! Our guests talked about him for months! He stayed within budget, was attentive to some food restrictions and his creativity was surprising. Marc is a true professional chef. I would not hesitate to pass along his name and look forward to calling him for my next affair. Oh, and his personality is infectious. The guests loved that he came out of the kitchen to mix and mingle with everyone while showing is concern that all were pleased.
I found Marco Gomez on Thumbtack while I was looking for and considering having a "personal chef" to prepare a few meals for my family during the week. I didn't want to have a chef in the house, but wanted food that was easy for me to heat up when the kids and I got home from work. I also wanted someone who could assist in portion-size control and prepare food in a healthful but tasty way. Also, I wanted to experience veggies cooked in a more interesting method than I seem to know. I told my sister my plan, and she joined me and my son when Marco came to our home to do a "taste test" and we had the opportunity to taste several main meal dishes, plus some snacks/desserts. Even my son, who is NOT a vegetable eater enjoyed the food. So now Marco comes to our home once a week, with already prepared entrees for three meals a week for my family and my sister. It is great that the kids or I can come home and heat something up quick and enjoy a delicious meal, but without having to spend the entire evening cooking and cleaning up the kitchen. More time for other activities or interests. Also, the portions are large enough that I'm usually able to take half for lunch the next day, saving me the cost of buying lunch during the week. I highly recommend Marco Gomez for your family's personal needs, or catering for a larger event. Marco is very courteous, enthusiastic and loves making his clients happy!"
I hired Steph to cook a private dinner for a few friends and family. The food was outstanding and the service matched! She definitely went above and beyond my expectations. I will absolutely be hiring her again!
From cocktail parties and wedding cakes to cooking lessons and private chef services, I can help. If you can dream it, I can cook it.
I have an extremely eclectic and dynamic culinary background. I am detail oriented, focused and professional but ultimately my goal is to enjoy what I do, enjoy working with my clients and to produce the best possible experience.
I have been making cakes and cupcakes for 20 years. I have gone to Wilton Cake Classes and have done a lot of other classes. My work abilities are backed up with experiences and knowledge. I have performed my assignments with a high degree of skill and professionalism.
I can cook all of your personal or catering food needs including American, vegan, vegetarian and so much more.
I am an experienced pastry and personal chef. I make the best product with the best ingredients to the best of my abilities.
I have over 10 years of experience in restaurant style cooking as well as multiple types of catered events with amountd ranging from 20 to 200 guests.
As a professionally gourmet private chef/household assistant, I will work full-time and spoil one family with delicious home-cooked meals every day. I also accomplish your daily household chores and yard work. I will take care of all your culinary needs and customize a meal plan that meets and ultimately exceeds your expectations. With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and a degree from The Culinary Institute of America, you definitely won't ever have to worry about what's for dinner. My food is absolutely delicious, and my presentations are like artworks. In between meals, I will accomplish most tasks that you may otherwise pay someone else to do, such as housecleaning, pet care, yard work, gardening, and many other things that require basic routine maintenance. I enjoy cleaning, and I have an eye for details. I will keep your home spic-and-span, organized, and aesthetically pleasing at all times. I like to decorate, and I have experience caring for antiques. I will make sure your walkways are shoveled during the winter and leaves are blown during the fall. I enjoy tending a garden and staying busy at all times. Not only will you have a great chef but you are also going to have someone who will just make your life a whole lot easier on a daily basis.
Three well-versed chefs are looking to enhance your memories with food, catering to the palate and the eye for detail. We are located in Portland with a combined 60 years of experience.
I do private party, special event catering, as well as weekly personal chef services in the convenience and safety of your own home or facility.
Chef Dirk will come to your home and teach you how to make delicious meals all from your own pantry and fridge. From home cooking with a twist and bbq to fine dining, Chef Dirk will empathy his decades of world class culinary experience to you. Elegance through simplicity. Chef Dirk will show you how to let the ingredients be the star with confidence and ease. Once you learn the basics, there is no limit to your future culinary creations. Discuss your goals in the kitchen and Chef Dirk will work with you to meet and exceed them.
Towanda's Kitchen is located in the Greater Portland (Maine) area. I hold a degree in culinary arts and have been working within the industry in various capacities for several years. I specialize in custom menus to suit the events/needs of my clients. I am available as a personal chef for catering and for culinary education. I look forward to creating a special menu for you!
Catering weddings, Corporate Events, Family Reunions at one of Maine's premier summer camps for up to 300 people. Full weekend packages with accommodations available. Bon Appetite!!!
I am versed in all cuisines to make your event perfect. I am willing to travel for meet and greet and sit down to discuss options.