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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.Feb 17, 2016Verified
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I hired Julie to come to my home as a late Father's day gift to my husband. I thought that she was coming to cook WITH him (my bad) and show him ways to cook a meal without compromising his heart and diabetic diet. Instead, she and her assistant whipped up a delectable chicken marsala with quinoa stuffed portobello mushrooms and braised spinach, garden salad with Greek yogurt ranch dressing and a ricotta strawberry cheesecake. It was to die for! She incorporated information into the cooking session to aid with selection of superfluous to help him with his medical issues, which was an added bonus. Now I need to find potato starch and mushroom broth. This was the closest thing to having a personal chef and better yet, she and her assistant cleaned up after themselves!Aug 8, 2016Verified
I did not hire this company, only because my event date had to be rescheduled. However, they were my first choice after interviewing all others. They were professional, very accommodating, and they reasonably priced.Mar 2, 2018Verified
Julie was very professional from planning to execution. Great communication before the event. This was a present to my husband for Christmas. A private cooking class for 2 in our home. Julie taught and served a fabulous flavorful 5 course Indian meal. We will definitely do this again! She brought all ingredients. She used our cookware and gadgets so we could reproduce the meal without feeling we had to buy any new kitchenware. So happy!Dec 28, 2015Verified
Julie and staff were exactly what we were looking for. She's very responsive and accommodating. Not to mention she cooks a mean omelet!Nov 11, 2015Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing is based on portions, the cost of the products and preparation times. A custom menu is created for each client.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Our goal is to create an event in the image that the customer has imagined. We will work with their menu requests to find the best possible options within their budget.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Chef and Owner Julie Aubrey has managed restaurants for over 14 years and owned one of the premier event destinations for two years (Pagoda Restaurant). We cater many high end events, such as the Mayor's Gala, Zoo to Do, Sertoma, corporate events and luncheons and private parties/functions as drop offs or full service. We were voted #1 by The Knot magazine and have a great catering reputation. We were just voted "Best Sweets" for our dessert cones by three of the area's top professional food critics!