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Chef Serge was awesome! We hosted a birthday event for a good friend (7 guests) and had a great time. We had 6 small plates all delicious and then crepes! Who knew such great food could be prepared in our tiny kitchen! Thank you Chef!
I planned a surprise 50th for a friend and decided to hire Diane for a personal chef experience. It was a fabulous meal that included an amazing sauteed shrimp appetizer, then an incredible pear and goat cheese salad, followed by a scrumptious filet mignon in a French wine sauce with a side of asparagus with garlic and bacon, topped off with a delectable chocolate caramel cake. From the planning to the execution, from working with me on the menu to prepping, cooking, serving and cleaning, the experience was worth every penny. Cannot recommend Diane any more highly. Can't wait to do it again someday!
Chris customized a perfect vegetarian menu for my girlfriend and I. We hoped to maximize our privacy for the evening, so Chris came with the food prepped as much as possible. We snacked on some amazing muhammara and butternut squash dips while he prepared the saffron cauliflower soup and main course (heart of palm cakes on curried lentils). Dessert (halva mousse) was left in the fridge for us, along with substantial leftovers (that's a huge perk I didn't anticipate - a personal chef means you get a bonus meal the next day.) We really enjoyed talking to him about the ingredients and preparation and would absolutely hire him again. I don't know how anyone wouldn't appreciate a gourmet restaurant experience in the comfort and privacy of their own home. Highly recommend.
Chef Jacky is really a joy to cook with. She held a cooking lesson for my family and I, and we had an absolute blast and learned a lot! She was friendly, hilarious, and effective. I intend to definitely schedule more cooking lessons in the future.
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 is an excellent personal chef. She was fully prepared and cleaned up after herself. The food was delicious. I did this for my anniversary and my husband was absolutely surprised. He truly enjoyed his dining experience. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we forgot to take pictures of ourselves and our desert. We will definitely be hiring her again. Thank you for your service.
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.
I had a great experience. The food was amazing. The chef was on time and accommodating. I will hire Chef Karizma again for sure!
Chef Aneva was absolutely fantastic! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a personal chef experience or a learning/cooking class experience. My family and I had her over at our house to do an instructional cooking session. The birthday boy wanted to learn to do homemade pasta and Aneva came up with several menu options for us to choose from. We went with a ricotta and herb stuffed tortellini in a red sauce with sausage as well as a spinach stuffed chicken breast over fettucini alfredo. Everything was made from scratch and was absolutely delicious. We also started with a Kale, pear, goat cheese, and prosciutto salad with a delicious homemade vinaigrette dressing. For dessert, Aneva prepared a Panna Cotta ahead of time since it needs some time to prep, but we helped with making a homemade whipped cream topping. She even said to save the extra whipped cream, mix some chocolate or other flavors in to it, and freeze it for a delicious ice cream-esque desert another time. Aneva is down to earth, outgoing, and very passionate about cooking. During every dish she told us of different ways you can mix it up and add different flavors or variations to any dish. She is truly an artist who lives, breaths, and thinks about cooking and recipes 24/7. We found the price she quoted us to be very reasonable and she didn’t charge us extra for us going over the allotted/planned amount of time (and we went over by a couple hours but only because we were all having so much fun!). She felt part of the family by the end and we can’t wait for an excuse to bring her back.
Matt Finarelli provides excellent service and great food. His personal chef service is totally professional, in every aspect. We used his services during an illness recovery and were not ever disappointed. The only bad thing about the experience was that, when I again felt up to cooking, we had to stop using Chef Matt. Thanks so much
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!
Lynn is a pleasure to work with. As a nutrition coach I needed meals that met specific nutritional criteria, contained a wide variety of foods and cooking methods. Lynn met and exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend!
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!
Suzanne is an outstanding chef and great to work with. She delivered our first week of vegan dinners and they were outstanding. Her food is delicious, creative and filling.
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 is a wonderful person and a teacher. She explains very well. She is very kind. She makes the lesson fun and easy. She is very talented as well.
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.