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"This was the best food!" EVERYONE Ellen catered to for our dinner last evening could not get over how delicious their meals were. There are not enough words of gratitude I can share with her or any of you who are considering to hire her for your event. Ellen is concise when reaching out with her menus, her menus are organized by cuisine (making it easy to discuss), her response time is excellent, there are no hidden last minute charges, she shows up at the agreed time, is able to work in a challenging kitchen (we are in an office with a no flame policy and she made do with sternos), her food presentation is attractive and appetizing, and she is an absolute gem to work with. I have been in the food and beverage industry for 20 years, worked with many many chefs and Ellen is the real deal. Our group was falling behind and dinner service was delayed by close to 45 minutes. She made sure the main courses were still hot and of the best integrity, which is difficult to do when serving poultry and fish. Everything was seasoned beautifully with a variety of flavors with each course. Truly, the whole experience was magical and I can't wait to work with her again. Thank you so much Ellen!
Chuck was very helpful throughout our process, always very responsive and accommodating. I of course was a little worried because this was a lunch for our entire company, but Chuck made the process seamless. He was prompt on arrival and set things up very quickly. I did feel badly because our meeting ran a bit over and he was waiting for me to come out and pay the remainder of the invoice. Even with that though, Chuck was very kind and friendly. I did notice after he left that the Assorted Cookies I had ordered were not there. I emailed him and he let me know that they were out and with all the hustle and bustle, he had forgotten to take it off the invoice. I think I would have preferred to have been made aware of the cookies being out beforehand, that way we could have substituted with something else, like the cannoli tray. I did receive the refund a couple hours later, though! Otherwise, it was a very pleasant, easy experience and I would absolutely recommend Every Detail to friends and family.
Was at an event and the food by Chef Nirschel was excellent. Very professional and every item was made at it's greatest
We have used Bacco for three events now and I look forward to having them at our next party! Our guests rave about the delicious food and Chef Lauren and her staff could not be better to work with. I know that I do not have to worry about a thing when I hire Bacco. I would highly recommend this catering company.
Chef Charly was phenomenal! He was very easy to work with and accommodated all of my food allergies as well as my friends whole 30 diet. The food was delicious and the presentation was superb. He gave me ideas on how I should go about planning my surprise dinner date and it was better than I could have ever imagined. He was very professional and personable. I look forward to having him prepare several meals in the future!
The food Chef Wayne provided was phenomenal!! We had a 40th party with 26 guests, which at the last minute became 27 guests. Chef Wayne had no problems adjusting to the unexpected guest and last minute course changes by our guests. Everyone commented on how excellent the food was and how nicely everything was plated. One note though, the Chef did run later than expected because he was stuck in traffic and coming from another event. Also, the wait staff, who were very nice and very accommodating, seemed a bit inexperienced, but all in all a very very excellent meal. I am very happy I hired Chef Wayne!!
AMORACO CATERING DID AN EXCEPTIONAL JOB FOR MY PARTY! I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF HAVING THIS COMPANY CATER TO THE GUESTS OF ABOUT 40-45 @MY HUSBAND'S BIRTHDAY PARTY. AMORACO,WHOSE EXECUTIVE CHEF IS TAMARA SHENKLE PRESENTED THE OCCASION WITH PROFESSIONALISM, COURTESY, AND, ABOVE ALL-- MOUTH-CATERING CUISINE! AMORACO TOOK CARE OF EVERYTHING: TASTEFUL DECO' (MATCH FOR THE OCCASION), TABLE LININGS, CHINA, CUTLERY ETC.BIRTHDAY CAKE WAS WELL PREPARED AND DECORATED! THE FOOD WAS VERY FRESH, DELECTABLE AND DELICATE. THE MINI LOBSTER ROLLS, CRAB CAKES, MUSHROOM WONTONS WITH BLACK TRUFFLES ARE STILL A HUGE BUZZ AMONG SOME OF MY GUESTS. FRESH HOMEMADE GOURMET DOES REALLY MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN A WELL PREPARED CUISINE. WITH AN EXECUTIVE CHEF LIKE TAMARA, I WILL STRONGLY RECOMMEND AMORACO CATERING. MY HUSBAND WAS VERY HAPPY AND CONTENT.
Chef Dan was wonderful he arrived earlier and was well prepared everything was delicious and plentiful. We were a party of 8 and he served cuisine to please carnivores, pescetarian, seafood allergies, and gluten free. I was very pleased he was able to accommodate so many diet needs and make everyone happy with their selections.
Do you want to know the definition of Excellence? Hire Luisa c/o De Cicco's Event Planning! I have never worked with a more professional, friendly company. Luisa has a way of catering to her client's and making them feel like they're at the top of her priority list. If you need her, drop her an E-mail and she IMMEDIATELY gets back to you. Need a personal Chef to teach you how to cook? Luisa can connect you with top of the line quality professional's that KNOW what they're doing in the kitchen. I'm currently taking lesson's from her Chef and I went from being a novice who's food was either bland, burnt and completely un-edible, to a person who can now chop, dice and make a meal so good, my family calls me asking me to cook for them again. Luisa and her staff are so friendly, so welcoming and very attentive to the needs of the client. Luisa has done a fine job in picking her staff and Im extremely happy I hired her company because it was worth every penny.
Erika is the onsite chef and nutritionists for our Destination Detox program. She is very knowledgeable, personable, easy to work with and her food is delicious (& healthy!).
Our elegant dinner party with close friends exceeded all my expectations. Chef Martin is a true gem! The food was amazing and the service outstanding. Everything from the appetizers to dessert was so delicious. Chef Martin’s talent and experience were evident and my guests were blown away. Thank you, Chef Martin! We look forward to welcoming you back to our home soon!
I had an amazing experience working with Melissa!! From before the event when we emailed and face timed to plan the menu, till the dinner everything was professional and high quality! We had 10 girls and a number of different dietary restrictions that she easily accommodated. We were at staying at a rental house that she had to work with what we had there and she set up a beautiful table scape, with flowers she picked up! The meal was so delicious and accommodated everybody’s eating restrictions!! Not to mention she was just fun and easy to get along with! Much appreciation to her sous chef for also being our photographer:) Can’t wait to work with Melissa again!!!
5 + Stars. Peter is an exceptional talented and skilled chef. His food and presentation are impeccable and he is lovely to work with. He prepared a unique Texas themed menu and the Texans said it was the best brisket they've ever had--that is a true compliment. Thank you Peter--Susan C.
Melissa `taught my daughter and me how to prepare vegan dishes. She was terrific! I would recommend her absolutely. Marcia Harris, Silvermine, CT
As someone who is obsessed with food, I know good from mediocre, and mediocre from just plain bad. I am also someone has ZERO capacity to cook for more than, like, 1-2 people at a time tops 4 .but I happen to have a big extended family and group of friends that LOVES to entertain and BE entertained. So, on one hand its great because it gives me LOTS of excuses to eat wonderful food to my hearts content (yay cheat days!); on the other hand, I have panic attacks just THINKING about preparing for one of these parties in terms of planning menus, figuring out what and how much stuff to make, shopping, prepping, cooking, cleaning, etc My heart is actually starting to race right now just WRITING about it!!! However, about 7 years ago, I found my secret weapon. I was at an event my old job was hosting, and the food was AMAZING and so creative and delicious. The theme was gourmet comfort food, and Ill never forget it because I LOVE comfort food, and the dishes they served at the event were such cool, delicious, creative versions of some of my favorites. I was in the restroom at some point fixing my make-up, and a Chef Alana happened to be at the sink as well. We just started chatting and I liked her instantly. She has such a great energy that you will notice right away when you meet her (and you SHOULD meet her!) As it happened, I was in the beginning stages of planning a holiday party with my sister, and we were tying to decide what to do about food. When I mentioned this to Chef Alana, she immediately threw like 3 great potential ideas at me!!! We exchanged info and I contacted her the next day. We talked about the details of the party, the types of guests they would be there, particular tastes, requirements, special dietary needs of some of the guests, etc. and she said she'd whip up a proposal and get back to me. Two days later she sent me an EPIC menu, layout of how she and her staff would work, breakdown of her price and some great tips as well! I hired her the second I was finished reading....and the rest is history. Chef Alana and her staff have done every single event I have ever needed catered,since then, as well as many for people I have referred her to. On a totally opposite note from being an obsessed foodie and big entertainer/entertainee, I happen to also be a former figure competitor (a category in the bodybuilding world). Now, while I dont seek out the healthiest dishes when planning a party or family gathering, Chef Alanas food almost always can be considered healthy in that she only uses the freshest ingredients and every single element of every dish is homemade. She skimps on NOTHING in terms of quality, freshness and authenticity. But I digress. The real point I was about to make is that for the two years I was competing, I hired Chef Alana to do all of my meal prepping and delivery. We thoroughly discussed my needs and preferences which were VERY picky and obnoxious and she NAILED it every single week. The amount of time and frustration she saved me during that already-stressful time was PRICELESS. I refer all of my friends and family to Chef Alana and her Most Wanted Chef staff any chance I get. She is that good. I actually hate making recommendations to people on services and products, etc. in case things dont go well and then Id feel responsible. In all honesty, though, I NEVER hesitate to recommend Chef Alana/Most Wanted Chef, and I will continue to tout her services and UTILIZE her services every chance I get. Do yourself a favor if you have ANY need for a caterer or a private chef - reach out to Chef Alana, be prepared to be blown away, and see why she really is the Most Wanted Chef.
Working with Chef Dave was great from beginning to end. He helped me throw a 50th birthday lunch. I have done many events and am all about the details and he was just the same. He came to my apartment prior to the event to see my kitchen, the set up, and discussed the rentals we would need. Together, we agreed on a menu, staff, set up, and all other details for the event. He was very easy to communicate with prior to the event, and was just as excited as I was about the party! He was on time and cost conscious. His food was delicious. Throughout the party, my guests kept going in the kitchen to get to know him and thank him. He also prepared a killer sangria for me in advance of the party which was perfectly marinated by the time we had to serve it to my guests. It was a huge hit! Our menu included everything from lamb chops to caesar salad wraps to cheesecake to of course his famous mozarella sushi. He also helped me obtain a hostess and bartender who were both so professional and gracious and all smiles all day! This was definitely a party to be remembered. Between the amazing food of Chef Dave, great service, a surprise rapper, belly dancer, singer, and a DJ on the 49th floor with amazing views of Manhattan, who wouldn't have a great time!? I definitely look forward to working with Chef Dave again. Melissa
What a crew! The chefs, waiters, bartenders were all knowledgeable and attentive to my guest's needs. Starting with the spring fling cocktail to the grilled watermelon dessert, all of the food and drink was superb.
JPs Delicacies is run by chef and owner, John Paul. He was experienced and was able to work around all of my special requests. Best food I have had in a long time, highly recommend!
AMAZING!!! From the first phone call, Chef Perrin was a dream to work with. We had a small dinner party of 10 people. She was able to meet our dietary requirements and delivered a spectacular meal. My favorite was her Blueberry Port Glazed Duck Legs. Just a delightful experience. I highly recommend her if your looking for a personal chef.
Having the team at Be My Guest prepare and deliver our meals for us each week has been nothing but a pleasure. We used to have to go to the grocery store on the weekends (at the busiest times, it seemed), spend our time and money where we didn't want to, and somehow still have wasted food at the end of the week. Chef Manzo knows the perfect blend of taste and keeping with a clean-eating diet, and using Be My Guest has allowed our busy weeks to become less hectic. I would recommend Be My Guest to anyone who is looking for an alternative option to going grocery shopping every week, or is tired of having to prepare lunches/dinners every day!
Overall I was pleased with her service. I liked the fact that hot food was delivered. This lets me know that it was freshly cooked. In addition every guest was pleased with the service. I would definitely recommend with a 100 percent rating.