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Over the last 20 years, I have hired a number of private professional chefs to come into my home and prepare food for my guests. All of the chefs that I hired were good until I heard about Chef Laurie Erickson, Chef Laurie was not good she was overwhelmingly excellent, truly the finest ingredients, preparation and presentation I have experienced. From our initial contact and phone conversation, Chef Laurie listened to how I wanted the evening to go, and she made it perfect. Our group had several allergies and she was able to accommodate everyone. Chef Laurie and her assistant arrived 1 hour before appetizers were to be served. They set the table and brought flowers, linen napkins and candles. The food was incredibly delicious and her attention to detail with the plating was a work of art. Chef Laurie was very organized, calm, cool and collected while preparing each course, She also let us come in the kitchen to watch and ask questions. The service was flawless and the kitchen was left spotless. Chef Laurie brought the downtown fine dinning experience to us and far exceeded our expectations. Worth every penny !! If you do not hire Chef Laurie Erickson you are doing you and your guests a disservice.
Chef Frisco and his team catered my wedding on 27 Nov, 2015 and I along with my guest was very pleased with the food and quality of service. Everyone was professional, prompt and accommodating. I would recommend Chef Frisco for any event. FYI, I am a very picky person but I was truly pleased.
We are a group of 8 sisters who were celebrating our 20th anniversary of our annual "sister trip"! Having a personal chef is something we have talked about for years. Our dear Mother is 95 and had recently fallen seriously ill. We were not even sure if we would make the trip, right up to the last minute. Renee assured me that either way, she would be right on it. Renee was so easy to work with and helped me to customize a fabulous menu! She even adjusted the time, earlier than originally planned, to accommodate us. The food was FANTASTIC, plentiful, flavorful and fresh! Her homemade peach cobbler put Paula Dean's to shame! Renee and her assistant, Matt, joined right in with us; sharing stories and enjoying the banter that only a family can understand! She and Matt were just delightful AND they cleaned the kitchen and packed up all the leftovers for us to munch on later! This was definitely a highlight of our trip and we would ALL recommend Renee to anyone looking for an affordable GREAT meal! Since returning from our trip, we have suffered the sudden loss of a dear brother-in-law and are still caring for our Mother. Renee and Matt have reached out in sympathy, caring and support! We couldn't ask for more. I will try to post a picture or two but I am not the "techy" in the family. Thanks Renee for such a wonderful meal and great memories! Ellen Lawrence Longo, Myrtle Beach, SC (Lawrence Sister Trip XX - Tybee Island, GA)
Chef Win catered two meals for us in Charleston at an air bnb we were staying at. It was for a friend's wedding and there were 15 of us. He prepared the welcome meal on Saturday night and brunch on Sunday. We were all blown away. EVERYTHING was so well done, he is such a professional and a pleasure to work with and made it all so easy. I would highly recommend and endorse him. In the words of my friend "the food was so good even my picky daughter ate everything" Well done Chef Win - I was an honor getting to know you.
Chef Jay came to my family’s beach home and cooked for a birthday dinner. She was very personable and friendly. That’s not something you would think to see in the qualities of a Chef. She came out and asked us how everything was tasting and her coconut cake was to die for!
This was the single best catered event I have ever done. Chef Brittany is thorough, thoughtful and a pleasure to be around. Her food? Unbelievable. Everyrhing was made from scratch and so delicious. This will not be the last time we use Chef Brittany.
I have a lot of experience with personal chefs and caterers. Sarah is by far the best chef I have ever hired. Usually catered food doesn't cut the mustard for my food savy guests, but with her years of experience at Charlestons best restaurants she blew us all away. I keep dreaming about the lettuce wraps! She was great with our guests, a true pleassure to be around. I will literally never hire another personal chef again. Rumor has it that she is also shooting a pilot for her own show with the food network...
I first met Chef Thurston at an event at the Santuary on Kiawah Island. I was impressed with his attention to detail, presentation and his focus on local sustainable ingredients. When I found out he had formed his own catering company, I knew his expertise would be perfect for my daughters wedding. I was right! Our guests were so happy, it was a five star experience all the way..a recipe for the perfect day! I cannot thank you enough! -Janelle Reese
He cooked for a group of us some barbecue chicken and salad with his own recipe salad dressing and it was amazing. I can personally say that he is an outstanding chef who not only is very talent in the field but has the passion and love which is shown in his work.
Chef Jane has catered large parties for me and the reviews have always been GREAT! She is a professional with high standards and that shows in the quality and taste of her food. She loves what she does and even better, she loves teaching how to do it too!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chef Delray for putting his hard work and forgiving our office staff a nice meal he came and set up everything for us and made us some good down south southern dishes we really enjoyed the fried chicken and okra soup that was the best thank you again will we use you in the near future
Keith prepared a fantastic dinner for 12 of us. 3 courses that were divine. Super professional and super talented. He is a private chef now after years in the restaurant game at high end establishments! He is a full time dad and chefs privately for passion! And his food definitly tastes that way! We'll be using him again!!
Chef Mac has prepared meals for private birthdays, work luncheons and church events. There was never a time he disappointed. He delivers a great experience. He is awesome sauce!
Chef Air is AMAZING! I so enjoyed having her cook for my best friends 50th birthday dinner. Amazing food and she is such a pleasure! We had a wonderful Moroccan Dinner for 15 guests that couldn't of been better. Highly recommend her to anyone! You will not be disappointed. Thank you Chef Air!!
Jonathan Greene was very professional and the food was delicious. He took his time to perfect each dish. I am so happy that my husband hired Mr. Greene for my birthday. It was better to stay at home rather than go out to eat. We will hire him again!
I want to help people to live healthier. I help them to start in their kitchen.
I am a 18-year industry veteran with experience ranging from cooking fish tacos on the beach to five-star meals in private homes or yachts and everything in between. I have obtained formal culinary training from Johnson & Wales University as well as time spent training abroad in Switzerland and Italy. I have experience in a wide array of cuisines and techniques. I am a young (33) and energetic, nonsmoker, no-drama, professional chef.
I will come to your home and cook for you. I can also cater small events at your location. I have a big passion for cooking, being from The South.
With over 15 years of food-service experience, over 10 in specialized catering, I have a vast knowledge of food styles, cuisines, dietary needs, and exceptional service. From vegan to Vietnamese, American Southern to gluten-free, black tie to casual, I enjoy creating a memorable dining experience with service that is as amazing as the food.
"Your Own Chef" is true to its name. Any event, whether big or small, you will have your own chef who will accommodate your culinary needs. We also provide single dishes, if needed. We offer endless menu, so your options are endless.
I love to cook and bake, teach cooking and baking class, decorated cookies, cupcakes, cakes, fruits decorated with chocolates, and work with people.