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We hired Mermaid Catering for our 10 year class reunion and were very pleased with our decision. From the start, Julie was flexible and responsive. She worked with our limited budget and designed a diverse menu that gave the appearance of a much more expensive spread. The food was delicious and people raved about it. Every detail was included down to sauces for each item, mini silverware, etc. The chalkboard tray was impressive, especially since our entire spread was disposable. Actually, the presentation overall was amazing. I would definitely recommend Julie and her team to anyone looking for a quality meal for 10 or 500!
Brennan cooked his meal in a beautiful new wok that he had recently purchased over an open fire in our back yard! It was really entertaining to watch him cook the meal as the mouth-watering aroma of the perfectly marinated chicken wafted through the air. It was also really interesting to hear him explain all of the different elements of the meal as he prepared it all in front of us, which is something very unique and unlike any other fine dining experience you'll get in a traditional restaurant. I'd like to conclude by saying his papaya salad was one of the most memorable dishes I've ever eaten! The spiciness of the sauce was perfectly balanced by the pleasant cooling sensation from the fresh cilantro and mint. That dish is a must-have if you choose to hire Brennan as your chef, which I really suggest you consider doing. You won't be disappointed!
Demetrius has been preparing meals for our family after having our second child. He's great to work with and his creative meals have been absolutely delicious! Very thankful I found him.
Brandon did a wonderful job providing meals for our staff, including making sure that individuals like myself with food allergies always had a safe meal. His system of keeping track of allergies was also very helpful, when I wasn't able to get food myself I could have a staff member tell him who they were getting food for and he was able to reference my allergy list and prepare a box meal that he knew would be safe.
Excellent customer service! Jennifer provided a number of pre-prepared meals for my father of which he thoroughly enjoyed. The pork tenderloin was amazing! Jennifer is professional and personable and very accommodating. Would highly recommend!!
The Food is top notch! I've ordered quite a few meals from Up In Smoke Catering LLC and I have been completely satisfied with the taste and the quality of the food EVERY time. Great portions for the price. I highly recommend Up In Smoke Catering LLC to all my friends. Give them a try, you won't be disappointed. Jason T.
They were very professional and sweet. The food was so good better than we could of every imagined. We tried new things and were not disappointed one bit. I will be using them again for another event next month. I would recommend them for any event you may be having. I appreciate them creating a memory forever. Excellent service and food.
I was very impressed with the various entrees Saeed introduced to me ..very timely mannered cook all of the meals were well seasoned to perfection and presented with love.. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND HOT SALAD CO. TO A FRIEND OR EVENT COORDINATOR..
Aprils Essences has far exceeded my expectations....she provides daily lunch for my 3yr old that is wholesome, nutritious, fresh and absolutely delish. She is professional, and takes pride in the services she renders. I would highly recommend her without reservation for all your meal planning needs.....very satisfied mom😊
Lorenzo is an amazing personal chef! He manages my week-to-week meal prep and is very informative when he explains why he chose specific foods for my meals and how it will benefit me. I definitely recommend his expertise!
Peyton's Place II has the best "Southern Style Food" on this side of Hampton Roads. They arrive on time and prepared to service when catering is requested. The staff is qualified food handlers and liscensed Chefs. I have had PPII cater several meals, functions/events and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend this business and will use them again.
Troy & Team, Its not quite one month later and we are still talking about the amazing presentation Personal Chefs in Box prepared for our reception. You were able to accommodate a lovely buffet in a private home that truly exceeded what I envisioned! Everyone working the evening maintained the perfect balance of professionalism with a personal touch and was more than willing to assist with all the minute details, even with last minute particulars I forgot to discuss ahead of time. The hot and cold courses were all delicious and left our guests raving. Judging from the amount of people who told me they went back for seconds and thirds, the seafood rolls and crab cake station were huge hits!! My personal favorite was the pork tenderloin and mango salad. Fantastic!! All told, we continue to receive compliments about how outstanding the food was and how enjoyable it was not only to taste a little of everything, but also to speak to you and listen to you describe the menu and preparation notes. Thank you for being a part of our special evening. Lea & Tom Weiss (August 14, 2014)
I contacted Alyse about in-home cooking for a special occasion and throughout the initial consultations whether it was via email, text, or voice, she was always prompt, clear, and had great follow through. We planned the surprise event for a group of ten people and when a last-minute change occurred, she easily accommodated a menu for three of the ten individuals who didn't eat seafood. For a group this size, she brought some help, and things went off without a hitch! Alyse was great with the meal planning, cost estimation, shopping, preparation, cooking, and post event clean-up. She started with homemade garlic biscuits and a herb butter that were marvelous! This served as a bit of an appetizer while the meal was being prepared. The first course was shrimp and grits, the second course was a Seafood Etouffee, and for desert, a Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee paired with Bourbon and Pecan Ice Cream. SLURP!! We really enjoyed the conversations with her and she and her assistant made the evening very memorable, certainly enjoyable, and tasty ! In case you're asking yourself the critical tell-tale question, Would he hire her again?, The answer is a resounding yes!
My name is Janie Elisabeth Beck, Nik's Catering Catered my wedding. I was in need of some one who understood my needs and my tight budget. I didn't have much in the way of a budget. Nik's catering worked with my budget and the food was amazing. We did a self service buffet style cuisine. Nicole suggested Italian because it was cheap and we could get more for our money. I came to Nicole through My best friend Marilyn Watt Nicole is her daughter and she thought that she could help me. Three months prior to my wedding I sat down with Nicole and we went through some sample menus that she prepared for me and how many people I was expecting and set up a few tastings to sample some of the foods to make our final decisions. The day of the wedding things were a little hectic but once the people arrived and the vows were said we all settled up for a party. When we got to the reception hall the tables were set and the food was ready and every thing was good. I was most impressed with the quality of services that Nik's catering provided with a budget of six hundred dollars I fell like I got service of some one who spent thousands. with everything that I got for the services I was extremely happy with the services Nik's catering offered and would use thier services in the future.
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!
I am a Heart Patient. I recently was hospitalized for Congestive Herart Failure. My diet was a critical element of my eventual recovery and recuperation. Mr. Leeman was able to prepare Heart Healthy meals for my wife and I, which were delivered to my home while I was still to weak to prepare my own meals. Mr. Leeman prepared recipes for my wife and I for several months that had been reviewed by certified dieticians. I found his meals to be of excellant quality and quantity. I was also pleasantly surprised at how much variety Mr. Leeman could offer which really added to the excellent dining experience. As pleasant and pleasing as the food was Mr. Leeman also had a very good grasp on his scheduling which accomodated the food delivery and his pricing which is very economical. I knew that I was not Mr. Leeman's only customer, but his mastery of his business model made me feel like I was his sole employer. Additionally, I have on occasion hired Mr. Leeman to assist with food preparation for large groups dining at my home so have had the opportunity to observe how he works as a member of a group and how he supervises assistants. All of these skills are quietly rolled up in a pleasant and friendly young man. 5 Stars A very Satisfied Customer, Bud Merritt of Virginia Beach
Rafael was super flexible, understanding and produced an amazing private VIP meal!
We loved having Kathi's help with our evening meals while my husband was deployed. She helped make our meal plans and organize the grocery needs, she prepped and cooked all meals from start to finish and left my kitchen spotless. She even modified her dishes to meet my vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. She helped us find kid-friendly meal ideas and always made sure they were healthy and varied. We enjoyed all the food she prepared for us and already miss her very much!
The food is absolutely delicious! I love the options too - healthy, Paleo, gluten-free and some indulgent dishes too. I don't like to cook, nor have the time, so this is perfect for me - I know I'll be eating healthy meals (and saving money instead of ordering out at work) that taste so good! The service is also outstanding. The owner is very responsive to requests, etc. I highly recommend!
The chefs did an excellent job at preparing the food and in a timely manner!
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.