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Was planning a major meal for my buddy's bachelor party and Chef Wayne delivered more than we could have possibly asked for. He offered several packages for us to choose from and when he suggested his wine tasting package (at $40 a head and incredible value, BTW), I countered with a request for him to put together a whiskey tasting for us instead. He accepted the challenge and researched 5 different levels of quality and price point so that we could choose what style evening we wanted to have. He then structured each of the four courses (again, for $40 per person) around the tasting notes for the whiskeys we'd selected and walked us through each decision while serving the meal. He arrived the day of the feast in full chef regalia, started baking from-scratch bread at noon and was making various sauces, marinades and more throughout the afternoon. Even if the food had been terrible his professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile would have been worth the (super low!) price of admission for a private chef. But that's the best part: the food was phenomenal. And that's not the whiskey talking. It was spectacular, and likely better than most of the food we'd have found at even the fanciest locations in the Finger Lakes region. The final touch? He cleaned the entire kitchen afterward so that all we had to worry about was which bottle of whiskey we were going to polish off next. Thank you Chef Wayne for a fantastic evening. It couldn't have gone better. If you're still reading this and haven't been convinced to move ahead with Chef Wayne as your private chef for whatever function you have in your mind, know that he was incredibly willing to work with us to adjust what he normally does in order to give us what we wanted. Class act. 5 stars. Would give 10 if I could.
Stacey Bailey did a FANTASTIC JOB! We needed a special meal for a special employee and Stacey did everything we asked for and more. The Fried Chicken and Pulled Pork were awesome, all the side dishes were excellent and beyond expectation. If Stacey offers to make her Praline Pound Cake - GET IT!!!! Never tasted a cake so moist and delicious. Thanks Stacey CNY OB/GYN, PC
Kevin knocked it out of the park! He was on time, prepared and thorough. The food was amazing and even displayed beautifully. He even cleaned up so we never knew he was there, except for the leftovers and delicious deserts he left for us. His price was worth EVERY penny and I would trust him with ANY event I was ever hosting.
just went to food tasting so far...
If you want exceptional and creative food and drink, Keith Rolenaitis will definitely provide. Never once in the many times he has worked an event for my husband and I has he ever let us down. From the most basic dishes and drinks to the most eccentric ones, he surely has outperformed anyone we have previously worked with. His level of professionalism and dedication to creating exactly what you envision is superb! Highly recommended!
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I'm available for private lessons, group lessons, daily menu lessons for home, and consultations on restaurant menus. I can prepare a specific menu for whatever the situation is (i.e., diabetic, low-sodium, high carb, vegetarian, etc.). I can also prepare desserts, appetizers and catering services.