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I would highly recommend Renegade Outpost to my colleagues, family, and friends. I planned a cocktail party and had a short lead time to coordinate food and beverages. I reached out to 4 potential chefs and Chef Ellen's response was very prompt. She concisely outlined my options and was able to put together a diverse, seasonal food and beverage menu that fit my budget. We were able to finalize the plans in 24 hours. Her team showed up the day of the event and quickly set up. All I had to do was provide a table and they took care of all the other details. Our menu consisted of 6 passed hors-d'oeuvres and an outdoor bar. The hors-d'oeuvres were hearty and flavorful, and each one was better than the next. Many of my guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food. When hosting a party, the last thing I want to do is worry about serving my guests food and drinks. Her team was friendly, professional, and provided excellent service. I would definitely hire Chef Ellen again.
My husband and I hired Chef Chris to treat my (at the time future) in-laws to a relaxing dinner in their home as our wedding gift to them. Chris worked with them to create their ultimate menu and the results were nothing less than superb! They raved about the food, Chef Chris's skill in the kitchen, and how wonderful he was to work with. We would hire him again in a New York minute!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
Melissa genuinely cared about our experience, and it was a pleasure to collaborate with her to plan the menu. The food was delicious, varied and healthy, and each of the five meals was meal was unique, with many options for the various diets in the group. It’s also worth noting that she left the kitchen very clean, and she helped keep us organized for the week. Thank you Melissa!
We cannot say enough good things about SGS catering, especially Chef Grant. We had about 80 guests and a limited budget. But he was very accommodating in working with us. Great communications all the way till the day of our event. We also had some guests bring in food as a partial potluck. The chefs were really helpful and quick in organizing everything. We also had a vegetarian guest who inquired about vegetarian options before dinner was served. When dinner was ready an hour later, the server found her in the crowd and served her a vegetarian plate (we had a buffet style). I also made a two tiered cake myself for the event as I like to bake. As I was getting ready to assemble a tiered cake for the first time, Chef Grant pulled out his great decoration skills and made my cake look beautiful! We cannot say enough thank you for all the great help! Last but not the least, the food was amazing! The guests were all talking about how much they liked it. We are very happy there was leftovers so we can keep enjoying the food for days. We would definitely go back to them again if we ever need catering for any other events. Thank you again SGS Catering for everything!
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!
Amazing meal and easy to work with. I have hired many chefs but Aless was one of the best. All my guests were impressed.
Melissa was great for our recent trip upstate for a bachelorette party with a group of 15. She was very helpful in all of the communication beforehand to plan the event, was super professional, and very personable to have in our house. She cooked a great meal and was very accommodating to different allergies/diet preferences.
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.
Hands down, the service and food Chef Oscar brought to our intimate dinner party was second to none! Not only did his menu include the best dishes EVER made in my kitchen, his Interpersonal skills were on point! To put it simply, my guests and I were beside ourselves with how delicious the food was. So good, you could tast the passion and everything was served at just the right moment. I appreciated that he made everything flow so smoothly. 100% satisfied - thanks again for the incredible experience!
We invited Francis for our special anniversary family lunch and it was such a special experience. The food and the chef were outstanding like sitting in a Michelin awarded restaurant!
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
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!
My experience with Workout with Wes was great. He was very professional and had a high standard for himself for work quality. Wes helped me stay on track with my nutrition, diet, and helped me get back in to shape. The workouts were great and I always felt like I was getting closer to my goal each day.
I was looking for a personal chef to help me bc I was malnourished from starving due to IBS and fear of food. Jeffrey is kind, compassionate and supportive. He asked me about my food allergies ( there are many) he spoke to my nutritionist, and made sure to adhere to everything carefully. While it was still hard for me to eat I was eating again! Jeffrey is an amazing chef and made me foods I can’t normally eat /find bc of my food intolerances. He is creative and has helped me with my fear of food . I highly recommend Jeffrey for any job that requires personal chef who is both compassionate, talented and professional. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
One New Year's Day eve, family and friends were sitting about the fire place enjoying each other's company. We had all committed to healthier eating after the revelry of the season and had shared a light dinner this night to get ready for coming days of the new year. The evening called for something special in the way of a bit of celebratory flourish to finish off the season. The hostess (me) had not seen to that and had brought out a dwindling and perhaps slightly stale Christmas cookie collection that was passed about with no takers! Quietly but apparently taking note of this, Tristan slipped out without a word to purchase a bottle of Marsala wine. When he returned, with a twinkle in his eye he began to make what turned out to be the loveliest of desserts, a Zabaglione. We had not heard of this simple, elegant, ancient dessert with a noble history but we all remember it now. It was a perfect touch for the evening, perfectly prepared with quiet competence and confidence that it was the perfect thing to keep our spirits up as another special holiday season came to a close. It was healthy in its way too. Tristan served it with love and care and also told us about the Florentine Medici history of this special, special desert. Thank you Tristan for helping us go happily into the night and to close out that special season with a "just right dish"!
Excellent experience. Chef Nirva cooked a three course meal, Mediterranean inspired, for my birthday for myself and 9 guests. She made the hummus from scratch and the lamb meatballs were my favorite. The main course was a light yet flavorful rosemary chicken, followed by a chocolate dessert. Chef not only presented the dishes just like at a restaurant, but she explained to everyone how she made the dishes. Thanks so much for making my birthday a great experience!