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My fiance and I went on thumbtack, looking for a personal chef to do our wedding. Of all the chefs who responded to us we were immediately impressed with how professional and thorough Tony was. Whereas others who contacted us simply gave us a price range based on our number of guests, Tony supplied us with some examples of menus from previous clients, but also assured us that what he would prepare for us would be specifically customized to meet our needs. He came to our home for an initial consultation, and we immediately hit it off. He was personable and professional. We discussed the menu as well as the logistics; including a tent, tables and chairs, dinnerware, and decorative flowers. We were relieved when he told us that he would take care of all of those things if we wanted, and he did, except for the flowers. (Although he did supply flowers for the tables and even offered to find someone to perform the ceremony) The affair was to be an intimate dinner with seventeen guests and we planned to have our wedding at home in the garden. We decided where the food would be prepared as well as the dining and serving tables. The menu we agreed upon was eclectic, with an international theme. It would consist of a five course dinner with a wine pairing with each course, and a cocktail hour before the first course. From the start, we loved how it sounded and we were eagerly anticipating seeing and tasting everything. Incidentally, he also made another trip to our home weeks later when we were having second thoughts about how to set everything up. The day of the wedding Tony and his staff arrived promptly. The rental tables, chairs and dinnerware had arrived the previous afternoon. After the ceremony and some photo taking was the cocktail hour. The hors d'oeuvres were all delicious and beautifully presented, and so were each of the five courses to follow. The staff was professional and courteous and their appearances were tasteful. The table settings were elegant, and exactly what we had wanted. The quality and freshness of the food was outstanding. The third course, grilled Pacific salmon and pan seared Chilean sea bass, drizzled with a strawberry citrus sauce was one of the most delicious dishes I ever had in my fife, and the salmon was grilled absolutely perfectly. If I had to find something less than desirable, I would say that there was one server who most guests agreed was not very friendly but she may have just been nervous. As for the food, there was an Australian grilled boneless leg of lamb which was a little overcooked for my wife and my tastes, but our guests had no complaints. However in all honesty, to find negative aspects of the entire experience I'm reaching somewhat, as the overall experience was simply amazing and all the things we loved about it far outweigh the aforementioned mild disappointments. It exceeded our already hopeful expectations. Furthermore, the price was definitely reasonable. When one of our guests inquired about the cost per plate (not including rentals) he was astounded that it did not cost much more. Finally, all of our guests raved about the day to no end and many of them said it was the most elegant wedding they had ever attended. I'm quite certain some of them will be contacting Tony for an event of their own.
I'm completing this survey based on our delings so far. Up to this point dealing with Shannon has proven to be a true professional. She is punctual and very easy to deal with. I gather certain dishes are better done by her husband, whom I take it is a very qualified chef. I love it when a family works together. I have faith that they will deliver the party I expect.
We booked Feast Cateres for my son's High School Grauation Party. I would first like to comment on Chef Anton's superior professionalism. He was very easy to talk to when planning our menu and answered all our questions. We had originally thought that we would have 90 people, but wound up having 124 RSVP. We were able to give Anton 2 weeks notice for the head count and Chef Anton had no problem accommodating the the increase of guests. The day of the event there were terrible storms and flash flooding. Anton did better then show up on time. He came a little early, which really put our minds at ease. Now, lets talk Food... All we can say is WOW! We got raves from all our guests. Everyone adored the fresh Brochetta, Chicken Parmesan, and the Penne in vodka sauce, However, the two big BIG hits of the night were the Pulled Pork Italiano and the Asian Dumplings. I generally shy away from pulled pork because it can get a little boring either in pork gravy or in a way too sweet BBQ sauce. Anton prepared the pulled pork with fresh Italian herbs and spices and it was moist and positively delectable. In fact, we took the left over pork to our church for a second Graduation Party on Sunday and it got raves from the 2nd crowd, too! The Asian dumpling with fresh ginger sauce were the real show stopper. My husband won't even order steamed dumplings in a Chinese restaurant, but could not stop eating Anton's home made dumplings. After both parties we had several requests for business cards and gave out a stack to many of our family and friends, so it goes without saying that we would definitely highly recommend Feast Caterers to anyone planning their next event. Thank you Anton for making our event most memorable. Wendy, Doug, Chad and Gabe Menz
Great food. Courteous and prompt staff. Had a wonderful experience with Chef Kim's company.
Jim and his staff prepared and served the food for our 50 anniversary garden party. Jim prepared much of the food in our garden and every morsel he served was both usual and delicious. Jim listened to our suggestions and then improved on them with multiple tapas, a gigantic skillet of paella, homemade ice cream, and pastries. He had previously served our family a plated sit down dinner that was equally delicious. Jim is not one of those tense, temperamental chefs. He made both evenings seem effortless and his congenial personality even added to the festivities. When he left, the kitchen was immaculate.
Sodiah was very helpful and patient with us while we were deciding what was best for the event we were hosting. We had to change our order multiple times and each time she has no problem helping us. S&B events went above and beyond what they were paid to do by supplying beautiful linens, extra cups, and a great center piece. This really made the event look great and very professional. Everyone that attended also complimented the food multiple times. I highly recommend using this company for anything you could possible need.
Chef Jay and his team are awesome. He catered our wedding for 130 guests and exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious. The service was great. His staff was so friendly and helpful and they all really went the extra mile for my husband and I. Our guests loves the food and we hope to use his services again in the future! Thanks Chef Jay!
WHEN PRESIDENT CLINTON CAME TO OUR HOUSE, WE CALLED DEIRDRE! We are repeat clients of D'Lish, which I think speaks to our continued enjoyment of the wonderful job that Deirdre and her team consistently do. At the center, the food is always that star of the show - but of equal importance is the level of service that surrounds the delivery of the food. Deirdre works with you on every detail - from menu selection, help with wines, service staff and bartenders - and manages to take the stress out of a party or event and lets you enjoy the guests. When we learned that President Bill Clinton would be coming to our house for a fund raiser - and only had 8 days to organize the food, drinks and service for an event with 75 people - Deirdre was our first call. We knew that we could rely on her delivering a knock-out event, which she did. But so much more than that, she went above and beyond and assisted with so many of the details and logistics of the event that I don't think we could have pulled off without her. I highly recommend Deirdre and her team at D'Lish.
Fortunately, Eric and his wife came over to our house last night! They are two fantastically nice people and prepared and served us and our guests a wonderful dinner. We could not have been more pleased. My wife and I can honestly say that we had an absolutely great meal, met a superb chef and his adorable wife, and would highly recommend Holy Smokers to cater your venue in the future. I know they will return to ours! Thanks Holy Smokers!!
We purchased this as a gift for our boss and he could not say enough good things about the experience with Chef Cindi. From the food to the service to the interaction being just right, it was an evening our boss thoroughly enjoyed! In fact, He liked it so much so that he's hired him back for another night. I will definitely recommend Chef Cini to others.
Rhonda and her team were amazing! They came in and immediately got to work, preparing a fabulous menu with the help of an impeccable staff. I would definitely use her for future events!
John cooked for my 6th wedding anniversary. He Took his time to sit down with me to come up with a menu that me and my husband would enjoy. We started off simple with a salad where chef John used his homemade vinaigrette, the main course was a little more complex as he did lamb/ lobster surf and turf and very delicious and we even ended with dessert that was to die for! John cooked everything in our own kitchen which was amazing. Him and his team stayed throughout the whole meal and cleaned up everything I think our kitchen was cleaner than when they got there haha It was a great pleasure to have John and his team cook for us!
Matt has been cooking for us for several months now as a personal chef delivering meals to our house weekly. We look forward to his delicious, professionally prepared cooking for a delicious sit down family dinner at home saving us from the preparation time or cleanup afterward. Each meal is customized to our tastes with Matt making suggestions and we give our input about what we want to have that week. We highly recommend his services.
Tony Daggett has been the all time favorite chef of the International Primal Psychology Association. This is a very demanding group who has always otherwise had food complaints. Tony's diverse meals, fresh deserts and creative snacks, as well as his extremely cooperative and charismatic behavior all contribute to his success. I was not the least bit surprised to hear of his branching into event coordination as he has everything that it takes and more to please all kinds of groups. He is considerate, listens well and observes what is needed, and he goes about putting himself into things as needed to make for fabulous events. You'll be glad when you choose to hire Tony! Gratitude to Tony for satisfying our group with it's intensive needs and huge range of demands. We couldn't have asked for more.
Jamie prepared a fabulous Parisian styled brunch for 10 people at my home as a birthday surprise for my mom. Jamie was extremely easy to work with -- he provided great menu options, stayed within our desired budget, was clean, courteous & very personable. The meal was AMAZING!!! Rave reviews from everyone. Jamie went above & beyond to make the event special. We hope to use him again in the future & highly recommend him as a chef.
John Burwell (JB) created a magnificent Valentine's Day menu around my wife's "likes"--steak & peach moscato. He arrived, set-up, and created an outstanding 3-course meal. He arrived to a clean kitchen and when he left hours later, it looked as if he'd never been there. JB is a friendly, down-to-earth guy who provides an excellent upscale service. I tell everyone I know about him and am thinking of reasons to hire him again.
I have medical conditions that leave me exhausted after working 8 hour days. As a result, I would not have the energy to cook healthy meals. Our dinners included fast food, delivery or pre-packaged meals. When I found out that Traci, a friend of my sister, was in culinary school I approached her about becoming our personal chef and preparing 4-5 meals a week that are either ready to cook with minimal efforts or only needs to be reheated. In January 2015, we hired Traci as our personal chef. I provided Traci with some of our favorite recipes. A shared Pinterest board was also created to share online recipes. As my husband is a picky eater, finding recipes that he approves has been a challenge. Traci quickly learned acceptable foods and has been great about suggesting substitutions for recipes. After 2 months of working with Traci, I had to go on a low sodium diet. She had no problems modifying meals so they would be lower in sodium. Each week Traci prepares the next weeks meal plan by reviewing our approved recipes and requests for repeated meals. We review the meal plan and make changes as needed. Traci purchases the food while considering ingredients that she still has in stock. On the following day, she prepares the meals in her house. The meals are placed into glass dishes or covered disposable foil serving trays with copy of the recipes attached. After the meals are ready, I pick up them up at her house. The meals are then kept in the refrigerator (or the freezer) until I am ready to cook/heat it. We provide Traci feedback on each meal. Traci accepts our feedback well and takes into consideration our requests when making the meal again. The meals have been delicious and most have earned a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. The meals not receiving 5 stars were not a result of Tracis meal preparation skills but due to the recipe, such as the seasonings. Prior to hiring Traci I was never fond of left-overs. Now I find myself excited to have left-overs. Traci has even gotten my husband to eat foods I never expected. My husband has eaten and really liked meals prepared by Traci that he did not like when made by myself or family. He has even eaten vegetables that he has refused to eat as he thought he didnt like them. I highly recommend Traci Zammetti as a personal chef. Not only are our meals better tasting than I would make, but we are healthier as a result of the healthier meals and less stress in our lives.
Looking for a break from cooking but don't want have the time/money to eat out or had a meal planned that you've lost interest in preparing through your day? How about wanting to have a special/romantic meal prepared for an in-home dinner with someone special without the stress and hassle of doing it all yourself when you want to make that good impression? Think about having someone with over 10 years of experience in the food service industry that is certified in food safety with a diversity in culinary cuisines prepare that dining experience for you, from the food itself, to the service of the food and even the setting of a desired dining atmosphere. Allow me to be your personal restaurateur, whether it be in your home or in the backyard for a BBQ that you'd like to enjoy, instead of slaving over the grill while your guests enjoy the hospitality. I am capable of planning, preparing, serving and even cleaning your any food service request at a fair and reasonable price. Feel free to contact me anytime for any comments, questions or concerns you may have and I will gladly discuss any details with you further. Thank you!
I am a professional, motivated, and energetic chef with knowledge of all types of cuisine and cooking styles.
The ultimate goal is to open an incubator for cooks and chefs, so they can work on new concepts for an audience of open-minded foodies. I have a long way to go before I get there; so until then, I'm acting as the pilot program, hosting my own pop-ups in various Philadelphia venues. Menu items will be riffs on dishes I've eaten in the past and traditional recipes, most of which employ modernist techniques. Wherever I can, ingredients will be sourced locally. We use the 90/10 rule in avoiding commodity meats and ingredients that are parts of the industrial food complex. Having never gone to culinary school, I have relied on learning a la carte. I've drawn inspiration from a multitude of chefs and cooks, watching YouTube videos and reading blogs and books over the years. While I have an innate ability to cook, I owe a vast majority of what I know and cook to the real chefs whom I follow.
I make Egyptian food and Egyptian desserts which is kind of different and delicious food for parties and events or even for daily dinner.