Modern Elegance Culinary Experience
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Personal Chef - Cleveland 2020
Mary and Austin date night
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Setup / cleanup,
Bachelor / bachelorette party
We had amazing experience celebrating a birthday at our home. Chefs Michael and Brad prepared a wonderful meal and created a beautiful experience for our guests!Jun 7, 2020VerifiedModern Elegance Culinary Experience's reply
Thank you so very much for allowing modern elegance culinary experience the opportunity to serve you and your guests. We had an amazing time and are excited to help you make your next event just as memorable.
Wedding and Event Catering
We host dinner parties regularly and were absolutely blown away by not only a superb meal by Chef Michael, but by his professionalism and courteous approach to the entire event. From the custom menus for each guests, to the excellent communication from day 1, to a clean kitchen at the end of the night (he even brings his own “inside” shoes!), Chef Michael covered all the bases and made it truly an easy evening off for me to enjoy my friends and family. Thank you, Chef Michael, you are the only chef I’m calling now for future dinners!Dec 23, 2019Verified
We hired Michael Castro, Modern Elegance, to prepare our Wedding Dinner after our Zoom wedding (in lieu of a honeymoon with the pandemic :) ). It was an absolute wonderful experience. Michael is personable, conversational, and fun. After consulting with us about the menu selections, he brought all that was needed to our kitchen. He created a sausage roll, in honor of my husband's British heritage, as an appetizer...presentation was slices on a bed of arugula and fennel. Our chosen entrees were Mediterranean salmon and mustard encrusted lamb chops. Both were delicious. Desserts were three cheesecakes that he made on site. We enjoyed left-overs the next evening and will continue to enjoy the left-over fresh produce and various spices in the future. Finally, Michael cleaned everything up, including the stove hood and cast iron grids on our stove...much more than we would have done! I especially like that Michael gives back. He hires culinary students from Lorain County Cmty College, pays them well, and they earn required hours of experience towards their degree. I have already recommended Michael to two friends and will continue to do so.May 18, 2020VerifiedModern Elegance Culinary Experience's reply
Thank you very much Ann. It was a great pleasure for Modern Elegance CE to serve you and your husband. It was an amazing time learning about the two of you and cherishing your most precious day. We cannot wait to serve you at your next event.
I hired Modern Elegance to cater a 50th anniversary party for 💯 people. Modern Elegance provides outstanding service to their customers in a timely, efficient manner. Their menus has a nice variety of food items to choose from and I had a budget of how much I could spend; therefore Michael the owner of Modern Elegance worked with my budget and the presentation and the response to my needs we're very professional. The food was outstanding,Michael wen above and beyond any expectations. The entire experience was awesome. I will definitely recommend Modern Elegance to friends and family.. Thank you Dolly GudatNov 11, 2019
Michael made a wonderful meal for my family. The taste and presentation was great and there was plenty for my whole family. He finished off the meal with a homemade cheesecake that was amazing. I highly recommend.Jan 13, 2020
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I only use locally sourced and sustainable premium ingredients for any event. The food is bought the day of or day prior to the event to ensure quality stays high and consistent. For this reason, the "standard ingredients" option is our 3-course family style meal starting at $50/person and the "premium ingredients" option is our 4-course plated style meal starting at $75/person.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to explain all the services provided in my standard package. Walk them through the process of how things work before the "cook day". And what it will be like on the "cook day"
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have an associates degree in culinary arts. I also have worked in many different restaurants featuring many different cuisines. I teach public culinary classes focusing on different styles of cooking either bbq, American contemporary, Italian, classic French.