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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
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.
What a delightful experience! Jamie is the go-to caterer when we need an event at our gallery that needs catering. She can put it together quickly too. She is the ultimate in chef services and hostessing. Thank you Jamie. You are the best!
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.
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.
Chef Jorge at Mon Chef recently catered an event our foundation hosted at the Portland Art Museum's Whitsell Auditorium. We had approximately 40-50 guests in attendance and the food was served in an elegant buffet setting with a beautiful floral centerpiece. The appetizer offerings were unique, locally inspired, and incredibly delicious. Our guests raved about the hors d'oeuvres. Jorge is a fastidious planner and kept us informed with detailed information about the menu, costs, and site logistics as the event neared. His professionalism and thoroughness allowed me to focus completely on other elements of the event and I did not have to worry about the food service. I highly recommend Mon Chef and Chef Jorge for your catering needs. Dan Blue, Secretary - The James Blue Alliance
My wife and several friends who are interested in cooking watched chef Marc of Spark Private Chef Services skillfully prepare a 3 course gourmet meal which we then sat down and ate. The meal chef Marc prepared was every bit as good as ANY high end restaurant I've ever visited. Marc is an excellent communicator and took time to address questions, often in great detail. Marc also participated in a lively and wide ranging conversation around the dinner table. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.
The Back to Basics Nutritional Program is informal, relaxed and very professional. I would highly recommend them as the best place to start a journey to eating healthier, sleeping better and eliminating sugar from your diet like I did. Even lose some weight. Sharon S.
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!
Brittany Baldwin of Portland Home Chef is an inspiring and encouraging teacher. She listened to what my needs, objectives, fears and competencies/challenges are and then created a learning menu designed to give me just what I needed. I wish I could have her in my home every night cooking with me! I came away from our session empowered about my capacity to prepare delicious, nourishing food for my son and me. I have new skills and insights--and recipes--and a renewed sense of fun about being in my kitchen. And now, every time my son (who is 2) eats something that tastes good, he asks if Brittany has prepared it. Plus, Brittany is a wonderful, easygoing person who is just enjoyable to have in your kitchen. This is an extraordinary value.
I don't cut corners and work meticulously and tirelessly to ensure the best possible experience ad ingredients for my clients.
I have been catering for small parties, church events, weddings and outdoor events. I can beat the price of any competitor.
We provide the following services: * Bartending * Catering * Food Truck or Cart Services * Pastry Chef Services * Wedding Cakes * Cooking Lessons * Other Food and Beverage
Doe is an independently owned and operated bakery in Portland, Oregon. We are dedicated to providing your ideal pastries for any occasion. Our mantra is to support quality farms, mills, and dairies in the Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington areas.
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.
MF Tasty started as an underground supper club but has expanded to private parties, catered events, and personal chef solutions, catering to our clients' needs.
I do catering and teach cooking classes for individuals or small groups. I specialize in home-style comfort food but am also experienced in upscale restaurant-style dishes and plating. I have a background in healthcare. I also understand the needs of those with special diets and can offer delicious gluten-free, diabetic, and heart-friendly options.