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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!
Chris is a professional. He was very responsive to emails and very done to earth. Everyone at the event loved the food and there was plenty! He was to make our tiny space work. I highly recommend his services!
Charly did a wonderful job on short notice. He was prompt, very personable, and made us a delicious meal that felt more authentic than any restaurant. You take for granted eating in restaurants where you can see the food being prepared or speak with the chef. When Charly described the dish, ingredients, and how he prepared the meal I felt much more connected to what I was enjoying and I really sensed the passion Charly has for his food quality, joy of cooking, and personalized customer service. Highly recommend!
Chef Lauren is amazing! She guided me through the process beautifully and prepared delicious and beautiful food for a group of 20 people. Her staff was courteous, discreet and knwoledgeable. She also answered and anticipated all my questions knowledgeably. Definitely someone I will rehire without question!
Tamara and her Amoraco team were truly exceptional. Before the event, Tamara was responsive, readily accepting our preferences and changes to the menu she proposed and very reasonable in her pricing. She, Tara and Jean arrived as scheduled one hour before the party and needed minimal guidance before taking over the kitchen and starting to prepare the food. They worked diligently, professionally and with a beaming smile throughout the four hours we had hired them for. The food was inventive and delicious, presented beautifully and in a timely fashion. When two of our guests spilled their drinks on the carpet, the quickly cleaned up the mess even though that was not easy. When they left, the kitchen was in an impeccable condition and our apartment looked as if the party had never taken place. We tip our hat (and so did our guests) to this great team, which offered excellent food, superior service and a worry-free event to the hosts.
Absolutely loved the food prepared by Chef Wayne ! My friends and I were delightedly and pleased!
Daniel Dalessio is a very impressive chef. He made a three-course meal consisting of Caesar salad, lobster ravioli, and a Crème brûlée for my friends and I. Needless to say, we expected the food to be good, but it completely blew us away!! The ingredients were very fresh and the food was prepared perfectly. I definitely recommend Chef Dalessio to everyone and will have him catering my family's parties for years to come!!!
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.
Nate Smith and his team are one of the most professional catering groups I have ever worked with. Very responsive, and the food was perfect. We did a reception and plated meal for 50 guests, and all were delighted.
Erika's versatility is fantastic, ranging from classic gourmet meals, to special diets, to everyday healthy, home-cooked meals. We had the luxury of hiring her for two weeks to cook daily meals for our family while teaching our three teenage boys basic skills in the kitchen. They loved it! She also prepared a scrumptious menu and cooked for our large Christmas celebration with extended family. We cannot sing her praises enough and will be hiring Erika again for future parties and daily meals for our family.
Chef Aless recently catered a high-school graduation party at our home in northern NJ. We had about 50 friends and family at the event and it was absolutely perfect! Chef Aless took my very basic idea for the event and developed it into a creative and delicious-sounding menu. She also came up with a great cocktail (Pimms & Elderflower) to complement to meal! Chef Aless took care of everything – she came early, set up, prepared the meal, served it and cleaned up afterwards. My family and I were totally free to enjoy ourselves, our guests, and the wonderful food Chef Aless prepared. All my guests commented on how excellent the food was and how beautifully it was presented. We wanted this party to be a very special event and Chef Aless ensured it was! Thanks, Aless!
I would highly recommend Chef Stenneth. In addition to a great meal, he was very attentive and made sure everyone had the right meal (some people had some major dietary restrictions in my party of 5). I asked for some special wine as well and he delivered as promised. He is a true professional, and deserves all the stars available.
Peter is not only a very talented chef, but also a lovely man and a pleasure to be around. Peter has prepared meals for myself and my family regularly over the last year and has been a huge success with us all. I unreservedly recommend anyone to try Peter's excellent work. You will be extremely happy. :)
Melissa's cooking event was incredibly informative! I learned so much about nutrition, detoxing, and food preparation. The juice and meals she prepared exceeded my expectations and were wildly delicious!
I found Clarendon Cuisines though thumbtack for my bridal shower last night and I couldn't be more happier because my gosh the food was excellent! I had a plated meal and everyone loved the dishes I chose. His staff were very attentive to my guests and the presentation was great! I was so blown away that me and my fiancé decided to use their services for our wedding this fall!
John Paul was an excellent caterer for my daughter’s outdoor college graduation party. I contracted him only 7 days before the event and he suggested a lovely, light summer menu that my guests thoroughly enjoyed. The food was prepared with love, had a great presentation and was delicious. We had an abundant amount of food that was kept warm and fresh throughout the evening. John Paul was kind, prompt and extremely professional as were his staff of two. I highly recommend John Paul and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. Ps. I will hire him again!
Chef Nirva was nothing short of amazing. The food was delicious, well prepared and the aroma of the food was amazing. She was professional the entire time and friendly. She arrived on time and the food was ready on time.. I would recommend her and use her again.
Anne went above and beyond on so many levels. First off, she found 2 other people to help me so I didn't have to handle myself. Then they arrived early and ready to roll up their sleeves. From that point on, they took charge and added so much value to the set up and food preparation and service. Best crew I ever had! Thank you Anne!
Brendan has created many meals for me and my guests over the years. Each one has been delicious and specially catered to the needs (both dietary and taste preference) of the event and the guests attending. His dishes are scrumptious and constantly surprising and inventive. From small gatherings to bigger affairs, Brendan is my go to personal chef when I need to impress. 5 stars!
I absolutely love Carol's cooking! She has a huge range of dishes that have unique flavors and combinations along with more traditional meals that are all equally delicious. I'm a particular fan of her use of pork belly! Not to mention, she can always work around any dietary restrictions, allergies, etc and still make an excellent meal for everyone.
We had a fantastic experience with Matt. He was professional, prompt, and cooked a delicious meal! We talked about our likes and dislikes, he proposed a menu and picked out fresh ingredients from the farmers market and Whole Foods. He even offered to bring his pasta machine if we had wanted fresh made pasta. He prepared a three course meal with a beautifully plated salad of greens, citrus slices, radish, red onion, and herbs. Next we had roasted chicken and sautéed kale with an amazing romesco sauce, which I had never had before and would love to have again. For dessert he prepared a 4 layer chocolate cake. It was out of this world. I would highly recommend Matt for any dinner party or event , and I would love to have him back for my next party.