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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!
Charly was brilliant! My husband surprised me with a private chef for our first anniversary dinner and Charly did not disappoint. He made delicious food in our tiny Brooklyn apartment. Already making plans to hire him again.
Bad boy celebrity chef Chris Nirschell is a rising star! My co-hostess and I hired Chris to be the personal chef for a small very select social group in NYC. The food was delectable, mouth watering and fabulous! His butternut squash? Puree based, no cream? It was wonderful. We also had a wonderful fall harvest salad and wild caught salmon as the entree. All (again) simply mouth watering! The last course was a mango fosters. Almond gelato and homemade whipped cream. Sweet and light. We had a wine pairing with all four courses. Chris plated the meal with artistry; he announced and described each course and was knowledgeable about the wine with which we paired each course. We will use him again. I hope our group is grandfathered into his reasonable rates for the future!! Thank you Chef Chris!
What a treat to find Chef Lauren and Bacco catering. This was our first experience with Lauren and her delightful staff but we are already coming up with excuses to hire them again. Chef Lauren worked with us to personalize the menu for my partners milestone birthday celebration and provided a full service dinner for 40 guests in our apartment with compelling warmth, confidence, and the utmost professionalism. The food was mouthwatering from the first tantalizing passed hors d'oeuvres all the way to the desserts which, by the way, included triple chocolate brownies with raspberries on the side. Everything was perfectly flavored; clearly prepared with great care and the finest ingredients; and presented beautifully. We are over the moon and our guests havent stopped talking about the flavorful food and wonderful service. On top of that, our kitchen was left sparkling clean and there was an awesome stash of irresistible leftovers waiting for us in the fridge to help keep the memory of an already unforgettable and delicious evening alive for just a little while longer. Professional, on time, everything was as promised and beyond.
This was last minute, and I haven't had better from chefs who had days to prepare. The menu was well suited to the occasion, the presentation was elegant and the taste good the the last bite. Thanks Wayne
From the very start, Chef Tamara and partner Josh provided outstanding customer service! Presentation for the tasting was mouth watering and every bit a delectable treat. Chef Tamara is a true talent and a joy to collaborate with. The serving staff were very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Amoraco!
I recently booked Chef Dan for a private dinner party. His food was amazing, not only did it taste great but the presentation was clean and forward. I have been around food my whole life and this young man is here to stay. He is a great up and coming chef ! I will be hiring him again very soon!
This was a special dinner for two. Everything from start to finish was perfection. Steve (our chef) was friendly, talented, and thoughtful. I can't recommend this experience highly enough.
When you hire Manjar you know your event is in excellent hands! Their exquisite taste and attention to details has made our "tight budgets" into a beautiful celebration of food, decor, and specialty mocktail & cocktails. His team treats each event as if you are part of their family. Over the last 7months, I have had the pleasure of working with their event team & chefs on at least 10 events, including new product launches, corporate, wedding, and celebratory events in NJ private estates, galleries, retail environments & nyc apartments. The guests rave about the service & food. At the most recent event, my client was very demanding, last minute, with specific dietary needs... Manjar surpassed my expectations. I would recommend them for any event from a french service sit-down dinner, graduation celebration, to a summer garden cocktail party. Trust them with what you need and you will not be disappointed! Great events, all of the details attended to, and great results so you can enjoy your own event!
I hired Erika for a custom home cooking lesson as a Christmas gift for my girlfriend and she certainly lived up to the billing as a 5 star rated chef/instructor. From scheduling to preparing the menu and lesson to being exceedingly personable and helpful in our little kitchen, Erika was extremely professional and easy to work with from beginning to end. I would highly recommend Erika to anyone looking for either a personal chef or in-house cooking lesson. She is knowledgable about a wide range of food and cooking techniques, flexible with menu choices, a friendly and outgoing presence in the kitchen, and most importantly, she is a tremendous chef! We learned a ton, had a great time, and had plenty of leftovers that we enjoyed for a week afterwards.
First time working with a NYC caterer for a unique event. Wanted something simple but elegant and within a budget. Chef Aless came up with a menu that fit my needs and executed it perfectly. Great communication along the way which is critical for me. Highly recommend.
We had a wonderful dinner for 10 prepared by Chef Martin this weekend. The food was absolutely fantastic and we still can’t believe all of the work he did on his own. The presentation was beautiful. The whole evening ran perfectly, every course was delicious and the kitchen was spotless when he left. He is a pleasure to work with and we hope to host another evening again with him soon.
We had a wonderful time at our group cooking class at La Pulperia. Chef Carlos and his team were so gracious (accommodating of food allergies) and the food was delicious - empanadas, salmon tartar, guacamole and ricotta gnocchi (which we learned how to make). We enjoyed making one of their signature cocktails and sipped wine (and tequila). Thanks to Chef Carlos and everyone at La Pulperia for such a fun and unique time. Also, thanks so much to Tyler for setting everything up!
Everything was delicious and the service was great; chef Oscar is super professional and a real pleasure. The guests were thrilled. My only disappointment was that the team did not bring enough serving plates and therefore randomly used ours. Also, while the food was delicious there was a strong smoke smell on the beginning which I would have liked to avoid!
I hired the chef to go to my daughter Apt. for a special birthday and wedding Anniversary and she said the experience was great and the chef was so nice and professional she would definitely refer him to anyone who wants to have a private chef. My dealing with him to get organize with surprising my daughter was also great. Thank You chef Stinnett.
Chef Melissa was hired as a special and personal touch for a bridal shower. The food was great, and the service was even better! Her inviting spirit allowed her to effortlessly blend in with the guests. She tailored her service to the needs of the party and helped to make the event an amazing experience.
I couldn't have been happier with my experience with Alana at Most Wanted Chef. She created a wonderful menu for my dinner party in honor of my mother's 70th birthday. The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. She was incredibly professional, friendly and made everything look effortless. It was truly a pleasure to work with her and I look forward to using her again soon. She makes entertaining at home incredibly easy, graceful and fun. I would definitely recommend her for your next party.
My grilfriend and I attened one of Via Melissa cooking events here in Huntington NY. It was a great night out learning a few new things about the foods we were going to eat. Who would have thought oats as bread crumb on chicken. It was very good. Since her event I have implemented a thing or two into my cooking. Melissa deffently gives you more awareness of the food you eat and their nutritional value. I highly recommend one of her events .
Amazing chef! Easy to deal with. Responsive and flexible. Highly recommend.
The chefs are most accomodating to my dietary needs all the while making me feel like I'm not missing out on the foods I love. I was served a delicious and completely Vegan Mexican inspired dip that was seasoned perfectly and was creamy and "meaty". Their food was amazing!
A real driven Chef who’s passion shows in each bite. It’s nice to have a restaurant trained Chef who could handle any situation. Also willing to work with you on your needs. Would hire again in the future!!