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AJ is a great personal chef! He's really taken to time to understand my tastes in food and has tailored the dishes to satisfy my palate. All of his meals are very healthy and fresh. He's made the best salmon that I've ever had, the greens and vegetable are fantastic, and the deserts are incredible. I always look forward to trying AJ's new dishes.
Thorough review- tasting and actual event. I had the pleasure of hiring Chef Roy for my first personal chef experience for my Wife and I's anniversary. Based on his great reviews and thorough quote response, I decided to request a tasting for his shrimp creole. Chef Roy arrived on time, professional, and seemed to love the art of cooking. I didn't think I would finish the generous sample tasting (free of charge BTW) but by the time we finished chatting, there was no more to take home! Fresh shrimp and vegetables. I hired him right on the spot and we began shaping the menu. I wanted my wife to have a little bit of everything, so I ordered his crab stuffed mushrooms, seafood gumbo, shrimp creole, and three desserts. The day of the event, Chef Roy arrived 1.5hr ahead of scheduled dinner time to prepare. He allowed us to have personal conversation while he prepared our meal which was great. As a complimentary thank you for our business, Chef Roy prepared boudin balls as an appetizer. Sooo good! Sadly, we didn't have room for desserprofessional! comment on that! We plan to eat it tomorrow :) He used gloves and lightly cleaned as he went along. Very personable, yet professional. Great experience!
We have used Kevin twice, once for a formal sit down birthday dinner for ten and for a party for 30 people. We were very pleased with both events and will definitely hire Kevin again. Both events were in our home. It was so nice to have an occasion and leave everything to Kevin. He was on time and brought everything that was needed. He did everything from unloading and setting up to clean up afterward. He wouldn't even let us help him unload his car. The only thing we provided was our dinnerware, plates, crystal, and flatware, but that was our choice. He does provide those things, if you prefer. Kevin's food for both occasions was excellent. Everyone loved the food and some guests asked for Kevin's contact information. It is also so much fun watching Kevin cook! Kevin is very versatile in food that he is able to prepare and very flexible in planning a menu. He really works with you to come up with a menu of which you are totally satisfied. He is flexible throughout the evening and does not mind you being in and around where he is cooking. At both events, people were gathered about the island watching him and asking questions. Kevin cleans up everything before he goes and leaves any leftover food. He is very professional. What more could you ask for? We highly recommend Kevin as a personal chef for your event.
Truly outstanding! Exceeded our high expectations. Mark is a credit to chefs everywhere. The special birthday dinner for my wife, family and friends was fantastic (the oo's and ah's from our guests at every course was telling). He tailored it perfectly to our request. The cost was also spot on to our stated budget. How he managed to do all of that was a marvel. A real pleasure listening to him explain as he cooked; encyclopedic knowledge of foods and cooking. His lovely assistant/wife, Louise, was just as special and kind in her service to all of us. I could not give a higher recommendation. These two are a rare find.
It was our first time with a personal chef and it was a great experience. He even left us with some of his cooking tools! (On accident, but If you want them back we may have to trade for chocolate mousse!!)
An excellent event experience. A very courteous professional Chef. Quality ingredients, many happy employees voicing comments about how good the food tasted.
Personal Chef for a dinner party of 6! He was so easy to work with and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I will definitely be hiring him again! And I HIGHLY recommend him to all!
Chef Devown prepared a fabulous meal for our family! The food was delicious, the ingredients were high quality, and the attention was excellent. He explained each course that he served and the kitchen was spotless when he left. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a personal chef.
Look no more...Mimi's Catering Services has it all! My husband and I were priviliged to have chosen Mimi's Catering Services as our vendor. Not only did she provide an excellent service, she and her staff went above and beyond on our most special day. Her service was prompt, and every single one of our guests complimented her delicious food. Her staff was also on point and all made sure that all of our guests were more than satisfied. We strongly recommend her affordable yet comprehensive services to anyone who is looking for a professional, reliable, credible, and delicious service.
Mark was amazing! I have never hired a personal chef before so I was kind of nervous & had no clue what I wanted. He started out with a questionaire to better understand all my wants. Next we booked a taste test & fell in love not only with the food but also his professionalism & energy! Needless to say we booked him for our anniversary dinner! Night of he showed up early to set up & was prepared beyond a doubt. The food was sooooo delicious! I crave those cheese steak egg rolls still! We will book Mark for all of our special occasions & recommend him to everyone! Thank you Mark!
If you are searching for a reliable caterer with a A+ Food, this will be by far your best choice. Hired Qmami Grill for our event. Jonathan was supporting us for setting up the whole event including tables etc. Thanks a lot. These guy´s, who was working as chefs oversea as well, really know what they are doing and you can taste the devotion for their work. The food was just amazing, our guest were impressed about the food quality and we will offer that high quality of catering on our next event again with Qmami Grill.
Chef T and Raven were wonderful. They worked closely with us on the menus. They brought samples for us to try and adjusted the menu to our liking. They were exceptionally organized when they arrived and provided everything required for the party (down to bringing their own dish soap so as not to use mine). They cleaned up as they went along and left my home in perfect condition. The food was delicious and a fun time was had by all.
Chef Paolo was absolutely amazing his food was great and all the guests loved it, we had nothing left at the end of the night and we will certainly use him again very soon!
Kelly is an amazing chef and very accommodating and dependable. Her passion for cuisine is evident in each meal. We used Kelly’s services for about 6 months on a weekly basis. She is kind, courteous and above all a talented chef! My husband and myself were on a very strict diet and her meal prep and delivery made it easy to follow and tasty! Kelly will be filling a hefty dessert order at our corporate Christmas party this December. If you’re looking for a talented chef that really cares about her craft and clientele...the search is over!
We hired Chris to cook for my husband's birthday. He listened to our likes and dislikes and served a beautiful meal created just for our party. The food was amazing; with each guest commenting on how much they loved it. I would definitely recommend Chris
Loved all of it! Got to meet new people share stories have great food! Just a great evening! The food was wonderful Chef Josue made every dish special- he’s the man! Great job Josue! And the guest I brought had a great time too!
A lot of the food that I transfer from fork to mouth is not very impressive but this Chef dazzles me. Every dish created by her vanishes on your tongue leaving behind just a memory of transient happiness. Every ingredient used intertwines in creating the perfect symphony. For every occasion, whether intimate or a crowd, that "something" different is Chrispea's.
I hired Chef Saga as a private Chef for a special occasion and she did awesome. She works very quietly, fast and clean. This was an event for 50 guests and she served amazing food. Here are some pictures.
Kristan is an amazing Chef! Everything she has ever made for me tasted delicious! She also did my wedding cake & it was amazing
Our family is trying to eat healthy; and this type of service helps keep us on track. It's better than My Fit Food because it's more variety on the food options. Plus, it's the convenience of having a personal chef prepare the food in your home.