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Private chef for a wedding/baby shower for a client with special food requests (Autoimmune Paleo Diet). Chef was eager to work with food restrictions and had a fantastic attitude. Guests loved the food and raved about their interactions with the chef. Would hire again in a heartbeat.
Chris was a fabulous find and worked to make our very last minute birthday celebration with friends a special and memorable event. Working within my budget, and keeping in mind a guest list of a dozen friends and about as many palates and dietary restrictions, Chris presented a phenomenal menu of easy to make, yet impressive appetizers for us. For our event, he then led us through the how-to's of each dish, teaching us how to create each masterpiece in a fun, laid back atmosphere. He arrived early with everything (literally everything including plates, cleaning supplies and serving dishes...he even had his own cooler since our fridge was full of wines for the party!), kept pace with our boisterous crowd and cleaned it all away so we had nothing but fun and friends to occupy our time. In the future I'd spend more time discussing my interests in pairing each of Chris' dishes with a specific wine selection and how that would roll out as that piece of the evening ended up being more of an after thought than I'd originally wanted due to my lack of communication, but overall we wouldn't have changed a thing as Chris helped make our birthday event an evening we won't soon forget. He graciously shared his tricks of the trade with us, accommodated 12 people (and a dog!) in a relatively small space and even kindly engaged our curmudgeon neighbor as he was leaving which was far and above his call of duty. Chris is truly a consummate gentleman, a master of his craft and a joy to work with. Definitely would hire Chris again!
Simply put, Chef Jackie Johnson is incredible. My wife and I along with another couple had Chef Jackie come to our home for a cooking lesson. Throughout the lesson, she was attentive toward all of us, gave us each individualized attention, and created an atmosphere that was engaging, fun, casual, and educational all at the same time. Her personality is very upbeat and you can tell in a matter of minutes that she is passionate about engaging and teaching others. As someone that is an above average cook, it was great to have Jackie teach me additional techniques and have a dialogue on cooking topics that I was most interested in. At the same time, the other couple were more novice in the kitchen, and she was easily able to shift how she spoke to make sure everyone could understand their task and reasons for the specific approach to cooking. Chef Jackie is authentic in her approach, provides excellent communication during the lesson, and gives you an experience that you will surely remember. Oh, and the came out fantastic. I highly recommend Chef Jackie to anyone in the Northern Virginia area who either wants to take a private lesson in their home, or wants to host a small dinner party and would like to have a chef prepare the meal in full. Thank you Chef for a wonderful experience, a great lesson, and empowering us to create great food!
I selected Sweet Bazil to cater a small cocktail party in celebration of my Mother-in-law's birthday. Chef Celestine was EXTREMELY professional with all the contracting/payment procedures and made me very clear on what to expect and even suggested other things that I should plan to have or have her provide (chafing dishes). The quality of the food can not be overstated! Everything was fresh and very tasty. My guests were asking for the contact information after having a few bites of food. Chef Celestine set up all the dishes and the accompanying sauces very quickly and she also told me exactly how to keep the extra food warm and ready to refill. I will definitely be using Sweet Bazil again. My Mother-in-law and our guests enjoyed everything from beginning to end!
How do you plan a reception for 500-600 people where approximately 200 of them are famished teenagers or preteens? The answer: you contact Esther Marandure, Executive Chef, of the Epicurean Nutrition Catering Company. Ester, thank you, thank you, thank you all for the wonderful work you did to make the reception after the Northern Virginia Youth Winds December Concert a smashing success. I cannot tell you how many people have said this was one of the best receptions they had been to. The food was excellent and beautifully presented as I knew it would be after attending the tasting. Many people remarked how wonderful it was. The staff was also so delightful to work with, all very friendly and attentive. Please make certain that they all know how much they were appreciated. Your young man and the young lady are truly gracious hosts, professionally attired, helpful, and courteous; their manner speaks well of their home and family. NVYW will use your services again and without reservation, recommends your services. We have already done so. The very best of luck with your endeavors. John Flahive Founder NVYW EPICUREAN NUTRITION CATERING COMPANY 14571 Collingham Place GAINESVILLE, Virginia 20155 Contact Information 703-395-9338 www.epicureanutritioncatering.com
Ashley completed the first cooking course with my son Louis Jr. She is a very professional chef with all the credentials. She is the real deal! She arrives before time, she has all of the supplies, etc. I like the way she communicates with my son who has autism. She is very respectful. Her wording is clear and understandable. Usually I have to coach a person a lot before they are able to communicate well with my son. She is reasonably priced and the food was amazing tasty beyond my expectations. I would like Ashley to cook for my other group events as well. This was my first experience using Thumbtack and it was a winner!!
I am so happy to write this review for the excellent service provided by Mary. Mary is not only a great professional chef; but she is also enthusiastic about her cooking and takes the time to understand her clients needs. I must add that she is a wonderful person to interact with. Food plays an integral part of my family's day; and I have no hesitations knowing Mary has prepared our meal! I know when I open the package containing the food prepared by her, I'll be in for a delicious treat!! I wish Mary all the best and will continue to work with her for nutritious and delicious meals.
Chef Niki catered my promotion dinner at my firehouse. I appreciated how I was able to view and sign the contract online and pay through a cash app. However, I was surprised to pay in full prior to delivery of service but I admit to being naive about the process of catering an event. Nikki was fair in price. The amount of food was very generous. The food was delish and the guys are still talking about how tasty it was. I only gave four and not five stars due to the late arrival of food. (40mins after agreed time.) Overall, I would recommend Chef Nikki to cater future events.
Drop off catering job for 35 people. Went very smoothly. Almost better. I didn't expect her to be so warm and welcoming. The job definitely got done above expectations. I will definitely hire again for future evnts. The menu chef planned for us was perfect, fit in with the theme, and was actually pretty healthy. It was delicious and plated beautifully. I appreciate the hard work she put into my event and definitely recommend her for any catering or chef needs.
I hired Chef Matt as a personal chef for my wife and I, 20th wedding anniversary dinner. We were extremely pleased. Aside from the superb food, Chef Matt was very organized, very professional and soooo friendly and personable. My guests loved his interaction and couldn't stop talking of how great the experience.
Sandra is the best chef I have ever experienced. Everything about the event FAR exceeded my expectations. She added special touches such as a printed menu, ice cubes with edible flowers inside, had her staff take pictures. I will never consider another caterer ever again. Pure perfection!
Essie (Chef Vickie) has done several dinners for 9-10 people and one party for 50 people. Her service is thorough and reliable, and the food is delicious.
Lynn is very flexible to work with my while on a weight watchers diet.
Anna is absolutely amazing! She was our personal chef for a number of years until we moved out of the area. In that time, she made unbelievable meals for us that accommodated both dietary restrictions and food preferences. We also hired her to host a huge multi-course birthday dinner for my mother-in-law that was easily one of the best dinners we've ever had, all in the comfort and intimacy of our home. If you're looking for an amazing chef for any size meal or event, Anna is the go-to Chef!
She is one of the best chefs I have ever worked with. Her food and decor come from her heart and I love that about her business. She listens to what the customer wants and works hard to achieve their desires in both her food and decor.
It is my pleasure to offer this recommendation to Chef Ronald Cager Jr. I had the fortune to employ him for a romantic “Just Because” dinner for my husband and I. He and his business associate worked with me to understand my preferences. My expectations were achieved in taste and presentation. Chef Cager’s client centered approach was greatly appreciated. It is my sincerest hope to palate his future creations and cuisines. Until that time presents itself, I wish him much success.
Chef Dashawn Toppin did an amazing job on a friend’s birthday dinner. He was right on time and was able to accommodate all the dietary request. The food was amazing and my friend really enjoyed her birthday dinner. We were really impressed with his culinary skills. I will definitely hire him again for another event.
She was able to do the impossible. Completing adjustments on a pageant dress in less than 24 hours was amazing! I look forward to working with her again.
Ace culinary was on time and was very helpful to my guests. I would hire Ace again with no doubts.
Culinary Chick provided dinner for my father’s 86th birthday. After his first bite he said and I quote “now this lady knows how to cook!”. We enjoyed every bit of our Italian dinner and fun was had by all! I will definitely use her for future occasions.
Phenominal Chef! Makes meals with love. She created a delectable fine dining experince for me and my family of 4. Presentation and flavors were awesome. Will be using her services again.