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Alison Tucker is our family chef. She has been cooking for us once a week for over 6 months now. In one word, Alison is AMAZING! Alison always communicates the menu to me ahead of time and is very open to changing her menu, based on my preference or cravings. She is easy to be around; she stays perfectly within the agreed upon time frame, she is patient with my kids' many questions, and she is very honest. She makes high-quality food using the best ingredients that don't break the bank, perfectly according to our tastes. She has also catered parties for us. Alison is just as able to be a home chef as she is able to be a high-energy party chef who has to feed a large group of people. Alison has my highest recommendation.
This year I found myself both single and retired. After 40 years of dining out or preparing pre-packaged Diet Food, I was at a loss as to how to cook nutritious, interesting and quick meals for one person. The delightful Bonnie Ward Strauss - with experience as a caterer, restaurateur, personal chef, and instructor - was eager to show me how easily I could cook a variety of meals for myself that are attractive, tasty and low-calorie. I took notes, creating a cookbook of sorts, filled with Bonnie's directions and hints about the best ingredients, cooking methods, and even grocery shopping. She let me observe sometimes; but also had me standing in front of her stove, making certain I could recreate her dishes in my own kitchen. Bonnie completely tailored my lessons to what I was hoping to achieve and the cooking skills I had at the time. She also encouraged me to experiment on my own and to look at food in a new way. It is obvious that she loves being a chef, and that she hopes other people will appreciate good food as much as she does. Bonnie is smart, kind and enthusiastic about cooking. I completely recommend her as an instructor. I also intend to take more classes with her in the very near future.
I never imagined my dream wedding like a lot of girls do. I always figured a wedding would be between the bride and the groom and never thought much about feeding guests or even having a beautiful dress. But, in January of 2016 I set the date to finally walk down the aisle. I had six months to plan the day's events. It seemed more than daunting to plan everything. As a woman pushing 40 with a full time career and a child to raise, having the "perfect wedding" was definitely not a priority to me. Also, with finances being an issue, i certainly was counting my pennies and not expecting anything fancy at all when I added everything up. A few months before the wedding I reached out to Danielle and Austin, knowing they were chefs and had recently been married themselves, to get a few money savings tips and maybe some free advice on how I could feed about 100 people on a tight budget. I was going to attempt a potluck wedding. That first phone call with Danielle changed everything. I let her know my situation and I laid it all out for her. Bottom line, I wanted a no frills- "just feed the people" wedding reception! By the end of that fateful phone call, Danielle offered me peace of mind in my menu choices, awesome tips on what foods go well with others and what doesn't and she even provided me surprising comfort with a particularwedding ceremony detail that I had been worried about. Her advice on a personal level and a professional level relieved me so much. At that point I realized I NEEDED to hire her officially and not just skim her knowledge for free advice! Ha! Shortly after I officially hired her, she provided a beautiful wedding menu just for me that expressed the casual feeling I wanted but added TONS of class! She met with me briefly before the wedding to go over a few more details. Even during that brief meeting I was left at ease knowing she fully understood my plans and trusted her completely. I wasn't worried a bit. A week before the wedding, the unthinkable happened. My outdoor picnic wedding had to be cancelled due to rain. Danielle and Austin were quick to make all appropriate adjustments and eased my mind about the sudden change of plans as well. On my wedding day, I was so happy to walk into the kitchen that morning and see her and Austin's smiling faces. They both seemed SO cool and relaxed. Neither one of them had that "hurried" chef look. They created an amazing spread with such elegant details that really surprised me! Cucumber-melon water, anyone? Healthy and savory quinoa pasta? Sheesh! What a TREAT! When it was time for the champagne toast, Danielle brought my glass to me with such a gracious and refreshed smile that I didn't even notice that she had been hustling as she helped serve the rest of my guests their drinks. Just pure professionalism and talent. Danielle and Austin have a unique talent of helping their client clarify their menu ideas and bring them into fruition. They took a scary and possibly pathetic wedding day and turned it into a memorable and elegant experience. Thank you guys! We will ALWAYS hire you and would be happy to recommend your incredible gifts to all of our friends and family
I wanted to learn about nutrition and a healthier diet and lifestyle and Emily has started me on the way. She is exactly what/who I was looking for. She is vey knowledgeable and thorough in her instruction. Emily is incredibly nice too.
Alton Garcia made our wedding spread. My husband and I love Spanish food and after a consultation was with Garcia, it was decided that tapas style food would be had. There were whole roasted chicken, tortilla Espanola, whole grilled artichokes and various roasted veggies, mussels, cheeses & breads, and numerous sauces to pair with the food (think Romesco & aiolis), among other beautiful and well-thought-out foods. Our guests were amazed with the spread (we heard multiple times that it was the best wedding food ever), as were we. Garcia also made it very affordable for what was delivered. It also doesn't hurt that Garcia is a sweet man and a pleasure to work with. I recommend him highly.
Cade has been an invaluable member of our household for over a year. His extraordinary skill and integrity are beyond compare. He his extremely caring about his clients, and is especially adept with the difficult and special needs diets. The presentation, preparation, variety and taste of his food is exceptional. His work ethic is above and beyond he always goes the extra mile happily without complaint. We miss him every day, and wish only the best for him and his family. You can't go wrong in hiring Cade.
Wow, is all I can really say! Heather has a real gift in creating wonderful tasting, and looking meals that fit my needs. If you have diet restrictions, like me, you won't be anything but 100% impressed. I feel completely honored and blessed to eat her food no matter the size of group. For larger needs she brings along her husband who is also a classically trained and very experience chef. Chad is wonderful man and it's so fun to see them work together. I'm blessed to have a culinary relationship with them.
I contacted Steffi with fatigue and digestive issues that have been plaguing me for years. She responded immediately with an array of situational questions to diagnose accurately. Just that step alone started the realization process of my sugar induced crash and burn diet. She developed a personal plan to cut my sugar, increase water consumption, and healthy ways to get thru my swing shift work schedule. She also introduced bitters for digestion including recipes to make my own. (I have made and still use daily.) This literately changed my life. I'm lactose and gluten intolerant and have trouble digesting most food combinations. With the aid of bitters, I actually feel my stomach working again. I'm now not afraid to eat hearty meals, which was the cyclic problem of amping up on carbs for energy. Steffi checked in often and made me feel truly important with one on one guidance.
Neil is a very knowledgeable chef that takes professionalism seriously while having a fun time teaching cooking techniques. I learned a variety of things during our session which ranged from proper techniques, kitchen science as well as helpful hints. Neil is punctual, responsive and great to work with.
Jane pours her love for life and joy into the food she cooks. She is a master at creating meals that are delicious, nurturing, beautiful and balanced. She also supported my family with love and respect through a difficult time. Jane is a hard worker but also likes to have fun and laugh. I highly recommend her!
Mimi is outstanding! Mimi did a great job in collecting information about my current diet, my health goals as well as answering all my questions regarding supplements, nutrient sources and more. Her energy is very warm, inviting and compassionate, and she is very approachable and down-to-earth. She also supported me with meal planning and strategy. Her tactical advice and a literal list of food and meal ideas was EVERYTHING. I am so much more confident about my diet and eating after working with her. She's knowledgeable, confident, attentive and agile in her teaching style. I couldn't recommend her more.
The dinner was cooked to perfection, best Turkey and gravy ever. We had a greek chef at the table who can be very critical and he to was pleased. Looking forward to more of Gregs cooking.
I was lucky enough to be in the guinea pig program for some of Chef Diane’s recipes. Great flavors, real ingredients and a vegan twist on traditional southernm food makes for a great option for those on the go or with little cooking experience. Great overall value for anyone looking to take the night, or week off from cooking!
We have not yet worked together (we will in a couple of weeks), but Chance's phone call was outstanding and he has a real feel for what I want. Can't wait to work with him!
Are you too busy to cook? I can make your life a little easier. I do event catering. I also do personal chef services for in-home meals, dinner parties, meals prepared in advance, and cooking class parties. I am trained at Le Cordon Bleu (Scottsdale Culinary Institute).
I am a highly experienced and well rounded chef. Having taken the time to learn several types of ethnic cuisine, I can cook just about anything your heart desires. I am very creative and have had experience in many fine dining environments. I also have experience working with dietary requirements and can adapt recipes for your enjoyment, no matter what the cuisine.
We provide memorable experiences, healthy options for professionals on the go and fun and interactive education for the masses at your location or ours. We focus our business on flexibility to work with your busy life and schedule.
I cater to private parties for two to 40 people in your home. I can do meal preparation for your family with emphasis on local, sustainable, and seasonal ingredients.
I have been catering for small parties, church events, weddings and outdoor events. I can beat the price of any competitor.
I don't cut corners and work meticulously and tirelessly to ensure the best possible experience ad ingredients for my clients.
Food has always been a passion of mine, and I love how it brings people together. I have been in the industry for over 10 years and offer a variety of skills.