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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.
Chef Anton was amazing and the food was delicious. I couldn't have asked for a better experience! I will definitely hire him again!
1. Even though the wedding was short notice, chef Kim took the job on and immediately got started, putting me at ease. 2. She was always available and would respond quickly whenever I would call, email, or text. 3. We were very pleased with the food, and the service. All of the guests had a favorite part of the meal, whether it was an hors d'oeuvre or main dish. I would certainly recommend chef Kim, and look forward to using her services again.
Have always enjoyed Allison's food. If you are looking for a good Chef or someone to teach you to cook I would highly recommend Allison. Her Chicken Dijonnaise is to die for!!
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.
I used S&B Event Concepts and Catering for a last minute in-home affair and I needed catering quick. It was my first time using a catering company. I setup a last-minute romantic in-home catered dinner for my wife and me. I got rid of the dogs and the kids. I shampooed the carpets and had a long-desired present ready for my wife when she walked in. In addition, when my wife walked in the S&B hostess / waitress and chef were standing (professionally dressed) adjacent to the dining room table. My wife was very surprised. The multi-course dinner, desert and event went perfectly. I worked with Sodiah from start to finish. She talked to me on the phone at times I liked -- at odd hours on occasion as she responded immediately once to my late-evening email. She always responded quickly to my calls. The food menu was huge. I picked out just the stuff I wanted. And, she kept it within my budget and not once suggesting items to raise my spending. We double checked all items and expectations including but not limited to the food selections and preparation desires, timing, supplies, etc. The table setup was complete with fine china and silverware, candles, white linens and other stuff to make it look very special. They used our kitchen and left it spotless (including the trash removal) when they left. She and her team were great to work with. They were pleasant, on-time and very professional. They remained out of site. They exceeded my expectations. They will be my go-to for in-home catering and catering for other events. I will call further in advance next time. I promise.
Elite Flavors Catering did an amazing job at our around the world themed dinner party. We were able to enjoy food from 10 different countries! The food was amazing and carefully chosen by myself and chef John. The staff was professional and helpful throughout the whole event. I am always worried about having enough food when I throw these parties but with chef John i had nothing to worry about there was plenty of food and even a lot of leftovers. My guest are still reaching out to me and telling me how much they enjoy the dinner specifically the food. I am not from Philadelphia so planning this was done over the phone and through email and chef John was available 24/7 for me he never missed a call! John Gale and Elite Flavors Catering, you did a great job! I would definitely use elite Flavors Catering again.
Great job as a personal chef. Worked with me on a menu and delivered everything in labelled containers ready to go. Great food and service!
Loved the Chef! On time, food was awesome!
I give two thumbs up for Enjoi Catering! I made a last minute decision to throw an Anniversary Party For My In-laws and Enjoi Catering came through for me and I was able to concentrate on my guest list and decorations. I gave them my request and They handled everything else. I was even able to sample my menu. My Menu consisted of Lamb Chops, Asparagus, Lobster Maccaroni, Crab Cakes and Shrimp Salad. Everything was delicious. With the Holidays coming up I'll definitely be in touch with Enjoi Catering. 👍👍
Chef Yuri was an excellent find and we were extremely happy with her services! Our guests all commented on how good the food tasted and even when the party started to dwindle down and after she was given a chance to leave early, she stayed professional and insisted that she stay for the entire duration. Class act!
Chef has just left our house and we haven't stopped talking about what a wonderful night it was! He was fun and engaging and he made us a dang great dinner! The lesson participation can be as much or as little as you are comfortable with. He worked so hard on creating the right menu for us and he delivered. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an awesome experience and a night to remember!
Donna has been preparing weekly meals for our family as a private chef for the last year and a half. A tireless and consummate professional, she has proved to be extremely imaginative in her menu design, and flexible in accommodating individual preferences. Her meals possess a certain elegant class and are delicious. We recommend her whole-heartedly!
So easy and so great. I had not one worry working with Chef Tony.
Krupa did a great job catering my graduation party! She gave me a great sample menu and was agreeable towards price negotiating. She was consistently on time.
Chef Doug has cooked for me on several occasions. He has a wealth of food knowledge and experience. He is timely, tidy, and professional. Pictured below is a salad with pickled strawberries, grilled chicken, dandelion greens, Gorgonzola, strawberry vinegarette. The other is monkfish on rice with a side of sea beans and accented with lemon zest.
I make wedding cakes, and my specialty cakes are cupcakes, cookies, and all types of desserts for all occasions. I am a professional pastry chef for a casino in Atlantic City who branches out on her own to supply delicious desserts for my clients.
We provide professional chef services for any occasion, catering to your needs and customizing your special event.
We are traveling chefs with our own Lincoln Town Car service. We cook for high-end clients and take care of all the travel need.
It's interactive. Everyone gets involved. You cook, you eat and you learn.
I am a personal or party chef. I have 22 years of experience in high-end and comfort food. Continental cuisine is my niche, but I do consider myself to be well-versed considering my country club experience.