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The job was a surprise Valentine's Day dinner for my wife. The personal chef arrived and was able to answer all my questions either at my house or via email prior to the event. The food was spectacular and I will not hesitate to hire Mermaid Catering again.
I hired Brandon as the personal chef for my wedding on May 31, 2014, and I can honestly say that without him, my wedding would have been a disaster. In four months' time, my original venue and catering vendor was unable to produce a decent menu within our budget. When pressed, she became hostile and unprofessional, reducing me to a state of tears over the phone. Highly distressed and at my wits' end, I made the best decision of my wedding-planning process, asking Brandon for his advice. I wanted to know what my options were with less than 3 months before my wedding, if I found a new venue, could I possibly manage to have decent food and drink there as well? If not, and I was truly stuck with the original venue, how could I move forward from the current situation? And of course, once Brandon was involved, the situation improved exponentially because he wouldn't stop going above and beyond. He calmly assured me that I wasn't being a bridezilla, that no business owner should ever treat a customer, or anyone, that way, that I should be a happy bride, not a frazzled one, and that one way or another everything was going to be wonderful because he was going to make it his personal mission to make it so. He gave me options: if I wanted, he could operate as my intermediary so that I never had to speak to the original vendor again, or, if I wanted to start from scratch with a new location, he would make sure there was food and drink. With this new-found support, I found the confidence and resolution to move things to Lee Hall Mansion. Because our guest list was going to be less than 100 people, Brandon offered to take the event on, even though weddings are a little outside the traditional purview of a personal chef. Lee Hall is a historic house from before the Civil War with quite a few challenges to cooking: there are no kitchen facilities; in order to ensure the safety of the house, they have quite a number of regulations about the use of open flames; and, to top it all off, they only have one power source outside the house. Brandon took on these challenges as if they were nothing! He met with the venue to make absolutely sure he understood the situation. He made sure all of his equipment satisfied their regulations. He planned our menu based on foods that could be prepared in advance, yet be deliciously reheated. He did all of the prep work out of his own kitchen when no other was available. He personally met with my parents to make sure they were comfortable with all the plans. He helped us choose plates, cups, and serve-ware. Brandon even had us over for dinner one night so we could sample his style of cooking before the big day. One of the stereotypes of weddings is that you won't get a chance to eat. Just about everyone told us to make sure we ate plenty during the day because we wouldn't get to at the reception. But I'll tell you what after Brandon had us over for dinner we made damn sure we got to eat at our wedding. It was so freaking delicious! I'm pretty sure we will be talking about the chicken alfredo and the ham until we die. Everything worked out absolutely perfectly the day of! Brandon was there on time, the appetizers were ready on time, the entrees were ready on time, the hot food was hot, the cold food was cold, the staff were courteous, and Brandon was attentive. I could go on, but I could not have asked for anything better. I recommend him to everyone!
The Board was hosting a 4th of July BBQ for the community. Chef Demetrius was on time and made sure everything was setup and to our satisfaction. Everything look good, seasoned well and flavors had remarkable depth. We were very pleased with the food as well as his professionalism even from his staff. We will definitely be using Time2Eat in the very near future. Great food, service and price!!
Chef Maia's cooking skills knows no bounds. There are no dishes that can stop her. I have had the privilege of sampling her gourmet meals as well as her pastries....everything has simply been exquisite! I will continue to use Tie My Apron for all of my culinary delights. Chef Maia is pleasant, very detail oriented and a delight to have cook for you! I am glad to have the opportunity to let everyone else know what they have to look forward to!
Chef Kelly, Chef Lori and their team were amazing. They went above and beyond our expectations. They worked with us to stay within our budget for our wedding, making adjustments along the way. Communication was excellent and the follow up was timely and addressed every detail. The day of our wedding, Hurricane Mathew came to town and the Yummy Goodness Team was up for the challenge. They adapted, they improvised and they overcame in order to make our wedding day the most unforgettable event of our lifetime. The water from the storm came up into the tent, encroaching on the dry land little by little. As time went on the water had taken over most of the area under the tent. By the end of the event, The Yummy Goodness Team was maneuvering through mud and ankle deep water. The bar tenders were serving drinks while standing in 6 inches of water. They never missed a beat. The food and drinks kept coming right up until the predetermined ending time. The Yummy Goodness Team did an excellent job of cleanup and packing leftovers and left the venue in pristine condition. Oh and did I mention the food was incredible ? Planning and executing a wedding is one of the most stressful things we have ever done in our lives. The Yummy Goodness Team helped to reduce our stress and make our wedding an over-the-top event that our 150 guests will never forget. Thank You Yummy Goodness!!!!!
Saeed gift for the culinary arts has been "kissed" by his Grandmother. I'm convinced that she passed her gift on to him (smile). Saeed's perfect seasoning and his artful presentation of each dish delight ed my taste buds and make my heart smile. I enjoyed every bite of the Fish Tacos. The Turkey Hamburger he serves up is one of the best I have ever tasted. Seriously! Saeed loves to cook and you will experience that love in the food he prepares..... Outstanding!
I enjoyed his cooking and his pleasant presentation. Can't wait to see what he brings out next.
It was awesome! I requested a romantic menu and received just that! Chef Reece was courteous, on time and the lamb was delicious! I will be using Ground UP again very soon! 🙌🙌
Thank you Ross Catering. I had Ross Catering do several personal chef dinners for me. I can't cook a lick and I don't really like resturants so when dating I would have a personal chef cook a dinner. Always had great & impressive evenings.
Just imagine having a head chef show up in your kitchen, what a treat. My wife and I were looking for something different and exciting for our anniversary. We knew exactly what we were looking for; delicious food, special treatment and a high level of service. We obtained the services of a premier personal chef. My wife and I had a wonderful evening at home thanks to Chef Gray. He brought all the food and ingredients, all the pots, pans and cooking utensils, beautiful table setting and glassware. Chef Gray took over my kitchen and prepared us a wonderful three course meal. He was the shining example of a highly trained professional chef. He transformed our dining room into a "Five Star Restaurant" with his personalized and attentive service. Chef Gray is a great listener and takes your dietary restrictions into consideration to customize your meal. He took care of everything, assisted with the menu, cooked for us, provided exceptional service and cleaned up the entire kitchen. Thank you Chef Gray for making our anniversary so uniquely special.
Over 20 years in the Hospitality arena My commitment to quality service is influenced by a servant disposition. My motto is simple "food does not lie, it tells the truth always, it looks and taste good or it does not."
I offer international food such as Italian, Asian, Mexican, especially Caribean Food. I'm from Puerto Rico and I have 21 years of experience.
I have studied culinary arts at Johnson and Wales University and have 13 years of experience in working in the industry. I am currently studying integrative nutrition and take a holistic approach to food and wellness.
Vegan meals for the health and nutrition of our bodies.
I cook and prepare meals for multiple people. I will cook meals in front of people. I will help set up and tear down event equipment.
I am an Italian chef, and my specialty is Southern Italian cuisine. I am ServSafe qualified. I love to cook. I just came back from Italy on a culinary tour.
I have very adorable prices, and I can cook any thing you would like. I will make it fun for everyone.
Younique Treats offers the following services for busy professionals, seniors, those who hate to cook but enjoy a great meal, special dietary needs, children 8 months and above, and much more. Save time, reduce stress, customize and personalize your meals with Younique Treats personal chef services. Other services available: * banquets * romantic dinner for two * dinner parties * children's birthday * corporate retreats * office lunches * charitable events
My business is to make sure you and your entire family will enjoy great tasting cuisines in a clean, fun and fast atmosphere. In this economy, it's hard on people to be able to juggle work and family life, let me help you send time with your family as well as provide you with a nutritious diet to keep you and your family healthy.
My services include bathing, cooking, light housework, companionship, friendship, more affordable than an agencies. Please let me meet you, and your ooved one.
We are catering and private chef for hire. We cook, you party. Let us do your shopping, cooking and cleaning! We provide top notch cuisine and services provided by the best in the industry.