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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.
Chef Wayne hands down provided my " now " Fiance and I with one of the most fantastic meals we have ever had. The seared steak was cooked to perfection and the onion jam on top of it, wow, feLt like I could eat it with anything. So delicious! Chef was also generous enough to record me proposing to my girlfriend. We ended the night with our families surprises my girlfriend and the chef had dessert for 10 and champagne already prepared just waiting for the cue.5 stars around the board. Can't wait to have another meal!
Chef Dan was wonderful. We discussed dishes, presentation, and delivery method prior to the event. Preparing dinner for a large group can be challenging but Chef Dan & Brianna executed everything perfectly and in a timely manner. My guests and I loved the food. Chef Dan was very professional. I highly recommend him!
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.
Chef Melissa and her team provided private chef services for lunch for 15 of my private clients across a two-day retreat event in New York City. Even though it was solely lunch, it was three courses which she started with a custom beverage. She provided glasses, flatware and dinnerware. She also provided a printed menu for each person for each day's menu. A full on experience. My clients LOVED her presence. I would like to also mention, two days before the event, the venue I booked had a fire and we had to move at the last minute. Chef Melissa took it all in stride, changed the menu slightly and kept right on going - a testimony to her professionalism and experience. If you want a positive experience, pay for the best.
This is the first time that I've personally worked with a caterer for a small event (15 people) and it couldn't have gone better. Chef Stenneth was very detailed when presenting me with catering options. He worked within my budget and was open to any suggestions and alterations I had. He was communicative and responsive to all my inquiries and delivered everything punctually. A true professional! The food itself was AMAZING! The guests at my event all specifically pointed out how much they enjoyed the food! Chef Stenneth's culinary skills easily rival top restaurants in the city and I feel like I've found a hidden gem with him. I would easily recommend him to anyone looking for a caterer for any party size!
Chef Erika prepared not only a delicious but a healthy dinner for myself and ten guests in my home, including appetizers and desserts. She worked patiently on the menu with me beforehand offering many options for my vegans guests. In fact, even the non vegan guests found the vegan options delectable!! Chef Erika and her crew shopped for the food, prepared and served the meal and cleaned up the kitchen when they were done. The two women she brought to assist her were amazing. It was such a lovely evening I have already hired Chef Erika for another dinner party in August!
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 cannot begin to express my utmost appreciation and satisfaction for Chef Michel and Festive Food Caterers. It was such a wonderful experience working with them. Chef Michel was not only highly responsive, and professional to work with, but he is passionate, creative, and extremely sensitive to the needs of his client. He loves what he does and it shows! My now husband and I were really excited once we started working with Michel and knew we were in great hands the whole way through. There was snow storm on the day of our wedding and Chef Michel took the time to call us and reassure that everything was going to be alright. For a nervous bride, that meant so much. His staff were extremely professional during the reception, and ALL the food was delicious, well prepared and served fantastically. People are still telling us how much they enjoyed the food. Chef Michel was a joy and I fully encourage anyone to work with him. You shall not be disappointed. Thank you so much Chef!
Amazing meal and easy to work with. I have hired many chefs but Aless was one of the best. All my guests were impressed.
We had a wonderful experience with Chef Via Melissa!! Everything was delicious and it was a night to remember! We would highly recommend Melissa to all our friends!
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!
The food was AMAZING!! I'm not easy to please and the food was above and beyond what I could have hoped for! Everything was decadent and delicious and Chef Dave went the extra mile! I couldn't say which dish was my favorite because they were all amazing... one better than the next! Definitely using him for every party and my guests couldn't stop raving about the food! A MUST USE!!
JP catered a party for us of about 40 adults and 20 kids and we had a great experience working with him - highly recommend his services! He was responsive and flexible during the planning phase, able to modify his gameplan day-of when our rooftop venue got rained out :( and prepped and served the food efficiently, beautifully and notably, without needing anything from us as hosts, letting us truly enjoy the party. On top of all that, all the guests loved the food itself and several have inquired about contacting JP for their own events. I’m happy to make those connections because JP is truly a great chef and a consummate professional!
It was my pleasure to work with Chef Joy. I felt special and appreciated. Her expertise goes above and beyond! Chef Joy takes the pressure out of trying to create your wedding cake....she bares all the weight and created a cake that was so exquisite that I did not want to cut it; much less eat it. THE CAKE WAS DELICIOUS!!!!!!!OMG! I did not do a tasting only because I was stressed for time. Chef Joy took the pressure off of me, I did not worry about a thing. My fiance and myself just left it in her hands and we were not disappointed. Her cake flavor combinations tickles your senses and the texture was perfect. Chef Joy has gained a client for Life. I truly mean that....thank heavens I finally found a true pastry Chef who does everything and is a keeper!!!!!!!
In 2018 I attended a 600-700 person event catered by Chef Jeffrey. It was a VIP dinner with Bill Clinton as a speaker. There were 14 different passed hor douerves all beautifully executed and delicious, (at least all the ones I tasted were) I was in the industry for years and have attended many galas, this was one of the best.
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!