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Our vacationing family could not have been happier with the wonderful Wendy & Chef Bill in planning a birthday surprise for 2 of our loved ones. From start to finish, Wendy was so warm and helpful, providing many great suggestions from menu to decor and also helping to bring in the most beautiful beach-themed birthday cake! Chef Bill created a delicious and very memorable meal for our group; from a beautifully arranged table filled with a spread of appetizers, breads and salads to a mouth-watering barbeque dinner, we were in true food heaven! I must also add how great it was to chat with Bill and Wendy during our cozy event, it was like reconnecting with old friends. :) Both Wendy & Bill were awsome with the youngsters in our group, too; the kids were so tickled to be a part of such a big surprise (their table was also set so beautifully, which made the kids feel even more special!) It was truly a joyful event and an experience that we will be talking about for years to come! If our family vacations bring us back to Southern Maine, we would not hesitate to work with Wendy & Bill again and again! Thank you both so much and lots of wishes for continued success for years to come!
I booked Leslie for an event in August. She was incredibly responsive and was able to answer all my questions. I have booked her as our chef for a bachelorette weekend... can’t wait!
We hired TMT Private Chef Services to help with our weddings cocktail hour. TMT was a delight to work with! She was easily reachable via phone or email, prompt with replies and professional. Our cocktail hour was supposed to be on the deck after the ceremony but due to a cold rainy day we had to move everything in side and TMT was a huge help in moving everything - setting up the app area (for 100 people) and providing us with a few wonderful apps she made herself. She left our kitchen spotless and neatly put the leftover food in storage bags for later. We would certainly use TMT again and would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for private chef services.
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
Theresa catered our daughter's wedding. She was the ultimate professional! The food was excellent and presented artistically. Theresa, along with her staff/bartender (Glenn) were very personable, on-time and very courteous. They maintained their professionalism throughout the event and ensured that everything was clean when finished. We would highly recommend Theresa and her staff. Did I mentioned she's an excellent Chef? Well, she is! Thanks Theresa, we'll definitely use your service for future events.
We used Chef Joseph to cater a very special birthday party as well as other events which people are still raving about. His professionalism, creative menu geared to our needs and pocketbook are to be commended. We loved his food and would not hesitate to hire him again.
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!
I work and cater for certain events. I do mostly drop offs do to my tight schedule. I also do a one time private chef business too unless other things come to mind.
I teach and/or cook for your personal parties or just for you and your family. I will make one meal or many depending on what it is that you are looking for.
I provide private chef/catering service. I have knowledge of wine, beer cocktails as well as locally sourced foods. I can curtail any menu to fit any needs, on premise, catered or in house. I can do day-to-day routine or once a week as client needs. Local, organic foods are a specialty. I will travel or live in, and temporary or full-time services available. Wine dinners, beer pairings, family events, corporate/business get-together all are welcome, and I will work to exceed all expectations. Influences include, but are not limited to, Italian, New England, French and Asian cuisines.
I am an experienced pastry and personal chef. I make the best product with the best ingredients to the best of my abilities.
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.
I work with my clients to ensure that they are getting the best service possible. I will work with them to create a menu that is tailored to their skills an that they can recreate flawlessly.
The work I put forth is the result of 23 years in high end professional kitchens, many of which were spent in the Executive Chef role. Throughout that time, I learned all facets of the culinary industry spending time in country clubs, hotels, resorts and private restaurants. Many personal chefs that one may come across during the search may possibly have half that amount of quality experience and/or either he or she is an individual who developed a love of food and felt that they could work as a professional personal chef without having spent years in a professional kitchen learning all the components of the food and beverage industry.
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 working in restaurants since I was 15 years old, and I know how to use just about every piece of cooking equipment. I can travel to whatever you need and cook for you, as long as you have the equipment.
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 provide private catering for 2 to 100 people at your venue/house. I also can provide cooking classes or even help for an existing restaurant or party already booked. I have cooked in some of the top restaurants and chefs in the state. I have access to wonderful ingredients and work with my client to provide a low-stress, comfortable service.
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!