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I hired Chef Charly as a personal chef for my birthday celebration. Chef is a professional and has a great passion for food. A few days before my celebration we discussed menu ideas and came up with a full menu which included 3 appetizers and main course. I love black truffles so the menu included the delicious flavor of black truffle oil and black truffles. The food was delicious and the plate presentation was like I was dinning at a Top Resturant. Charly came a few hrs before the party and started his magic in my kitchen. We started with a Farmhouse tomatoes soup crime fresh with black truffle oil. Bacon tart and leeks. Cantaloupe melon,prosciutto di Parma. Followed by the main course. Half Cornish hen, wild mushrooms, truffle mash potatoes, baby zucchini and ratatouille. The food was fantastic and watching a top chef create beautiful dishes in my own kitchen is an experience that I truly enjoyed. I will defiantly hire Chef Charly again and again. I am just waiting for another occasion to celebrate. Charly, expect a call from me in 2016.
Working with Marylyn Schwartz of Juste Hors D'Oeuvres was ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL from beginning to end!!! I was searching for a caterer for my children's graduation party and had something very specific in mind because my three children were graduating from middle school, high school and college all at the same time. Therefore, the party needed to be appropriate for people of all ages, including older family and friends. As I am a perfectionist, and knew that I was going to have some VERY discerning guests at this party, I initially thought myself crazy to be looking for a caterer on the internet, but after one conversation with Marylyn I knew that she understood exactly what I wanted. Throughout the planning, Marylyn was the consummate professional, immediately picking up on what was important to me and handling everything with the utmost efficiency, even as I kept adding to the number of guests up until a week before the party! Juste Hors D'Oeuvres offers a VERY EXTENSIVE AND CREATIVE MENU, and with Marylyn's guidance I was able to choose a wide variety of pass-arounds, main dishes and desserts. On the day of the party, everything turned out PERFECT. The staff, from bartenders to wait staff, were professional, hardworking and friendly. And the food??? Marylyn brought FABULOUS Chef Neal with her and everything that the two of them cooked up was DELICIOUS AND BEAUTIFULLY PREPARED. Our guests raved about everything and even commented that the hot food came out HOT, as it should!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to Marylyn, Chef Neal, and the staff of Juste Hors D'Oeuvres for making this a very memorable celebration for our family!!!!
We recently returned from a family and friends vacation in Costa Rica. We rented a beautiful 5 bedroom home (for 1 week), just off the 17th tee at the Four Seasons resort in Papagayo. We flew in the Bad Boy Chef, Chris Nirshel from New York City, to dazzle us with exotic dishes and flavors. Dazzled we were. It was obvious that Chris knew his way around the kitchen, and just watching Chris do his thing was like watching a gourmet ballet. From breakfast, to delectable snacks, lunch and dinner, Chris was the star of our Costa Rican vacation. Chris did all the shopping for the local foods, spices, fruits and vegetables and was just plane fun to hang out with. Living up to his bad boy reputation, Chis went Four Wheeling on some dangerous mountain, flipped his Four Wheeler, and came back looking like he had gone 14 rounds with Iron Mike Tyson... broken toe, ribs and covered in dirt and lacerations... but the delights from the kitchen never stopped! We are going to rename Chris The Terminator Chef. So folks, my money is on this bad boy chef as Chris made our vacation one we will not forget, ever, unless we get Alzheimer's. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!
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
I hired Tamara and her team to take care of my Husband's 30th birthday cocktail party in our apartment. I am so impressed by the level of quality and professionalism I received. From the initial consultation to the spectacular event and with a fast and detailed cleanup, I couldn't have wanted more. Chef Tamara is a gifted Chef with creative menu options and my guests were all so impressed with the cuisine. I have several events a year and look forward to Chef Tamara and he amazing staff take care of them for me. My only regret is that I took so long to write a review as this website kept failing several times when I have tried. Thank you Chef Tamara for doing what you obviously love to do!
Over the years, Rich has catered many events for me. From a chefs birthday party for 13 year old girls to a fully catered holiday dinner party. Every detail was perfection and the food was amazing!
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.
I had to hire a chef to come for a small bday dinner for my boyfriend. I needed one on short notice and Nate was ready and able to make this night fantastic! He provided some wonderful options for the menu, showed up on time, and executed several dishes perfectly. He and his assistant were polished and polite. All was provided for a reasonable price. Our whole party had a wonderful time and can't wait to have him back again.
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!
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!
Chef Martin is amazing! He was so communicative and set an amazing menu from the beginning. His prices are also much more reasonable fair than other caterers I’ve spoken with. We used him for our daughters birthday party, and we had 60 guests. On the day of the event, Chef went above and beyond to ensure he provided a beautiful presentation, delicious food, and professional service. I would highly recommend!
Best experience ever. We needed a bartender for a private birthday party I was organizing for my boss and took a chance on hiring HighLife. Not only did we get a bartender but we got Tyler himself - the owner of HighLife. He was amazing. Our chef we hired from a different company was a disaster and Tyler took it upon himself to help serve the meals, set the tables with wine glasses, pour water/wine throughout dinner, not to mention making the best margaritas on the planet. Extremely reasonable prices with top notch service that is so hard to find these days. Next party I organize I will simply call Tyler. Whether I need a bartender, chef, catering, etc - HighLife will be my only phone call. Thanks for everything!
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 chef was very good at acoomodsting my budget and needs. He organized everything and was very professional. The food was delicious. I highly recommend him.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Melissa! She was very responsive and supportive throughout the planning process and she was extremely helpful in creating the perfect menu and details for our event. On the night of the event Melissa professional and thoughtful as well as tons of fun. The food was outstanding and she did a amazing job of making the whole dinner feel so special! It was the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion and I can say confidently that Chef Melissa's personal touch was the key factor in making it such a success! I would highly, highly recommend Chef Melissa!!!
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!
Chef Stef gave me the confidence to enjoy cooking. He is a wonderful teacher, always well prepared for each class and calmly instructs us on how to create delicious meals. His knife skills class was such a help to me. I no longer dread cutting vegetables. The recipes and list of ingredients used in class are available for take home. I totally enjoy cooking classes with Chef Stef.
Anne did an outstanding job of putting together "An Evening in Italia" for my husband's 50th birthday party! Everyone raved about the food and wine pairings. Anne was so pleasant and professional from our first communication to the drop off on the day of the event. She is a pleasure to work with an a very talented chef! I will gladly recommend her to friends and family looking for catering services in the future.
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!
Chef Nirva was a pleasure to work with. With the menu pairing to the prep everything was spot on and professional. the food was also great. Thanks for making our party a success. would definitely recommend her !