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Although we didn't end up hiring Stephanie and Paul for our event, I was impressed and very appreciative by how professional and flexible Stephanie was with me during our communications. I had a very limited budget for a school event and she was willing to work with me every step of the way to create a menu and service plan that fits. Furthermore, the menu she and Chef Paul came up sounded amazing! Because I had to meet with other committee and board members during this process to make any decisions, there was a lot of back and forth communication and Stephanie was patient and always prompt and thorough with her responses. Although I am sorry I didn't get to experience chef's food, I would definitely work with Emerald City Cakes and Chocolates again if I had another event that requires catering.
I selected Thyme Well Spent Catering because my girlfriend used them for a graduation party in June and she highly recommended the company. I decided to give them a chance and use them for my cousin's September wedding. (I am a chef myself so I was in charge of the food for the wedding) Being a chef, I have to say that I was highly impressed with the cuisine that was brought in from Thyme Well Spent Catering. The anti-pasto platter and bruschetta for appetizer were displayed to perfection, the side dishes and entrées were the correct portion and seasoned to perfection. I was highly impressed with their style and presentation . I would definitely recommend Thyme Well Spent to anyone who needs any event catered.
We had an all-company Summer Picnic at the Lake Home of our boss. Working with Al to organize the event was great - he was easy to work with and very helpful. The Chef and his assistant that came to work the event were excellent - efficient and extremely pleasant. The food was delicious - top notch, and the party supplies were very nice. Having the rentals come as part of the package was extremely convenient. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that Al was sending others to work the picnic and they didn't receive the all the necessary information to find the venue and call me on my cell phone. So they were late and worried themselves and us. Next time I am sure that would not happen again, but they should have been given better directions and cell phones to contact me and the home owner to alleviate stress. Otherwise, we were extremely happy with everything, great party, great food and great service other than that one problem. I would definitely recommend them!
I used Francisco as a personal chef for my husbands birthday party and did a good job. A few friends liked his food so much they asked me for his contact information.
We found Chef Emme via Yelp and she cooked an exquisite 5 course meal for us. We had a small gathering with friends in our home to celebrate our anniversary and were looking for someone to provide us with a fine dinging menu and experience. Chef Emme nailed it! Thank you so much for the delicious evening.
The experience we all had with Bobby Greene was amazing from beginning to end. Throughout the entire process, he was very kind, accommodating, and, from what I hear, his food was divine. I would highly recommend him for any event. Frankly, if there were more stars, I would add them. But five will have to do. For my parents anniversary, I wanted to do something special. I ended up looking into private chefs and decided to put in a request to see what it would take to get this done. This option appealed to me as there is only one nice restaurant where my parents live and they go there every event. I wanted this to be something special for their 30th. Bobby Greene responded to my event request within hours with a bid and a very nice response on how he wanted to be a part of making their anniversary special. From that point forward, he personally helped me along the process and accommodated anything and everything I requested. I had never done anything like this before and had a lot of questions, all of which he answered readily. My mother was a bit picky when it came to the food, but he accommodated every request I had when putting the menu together. He was always very gracious and kind throughout the entire thing even when I thought I was being too pushy. He always made me feel welcome to ask questions and to make requests. I wasnt actually there for the experience, but I requested that my mother write a little excerpt about it so I could include in this review: Our youngest daughter surprised us with Bobby a private chef for our 30th anniversary. We found out when he showed up (we had the pre-warning of cleaning the house and wearing something nice). I felt very uncomfortable with the idea as we have an older home small kitchen and no dishwasher. But what was at first self-consciousness quickly gave way to Bobbys easygoing attitude. He made us feel at ease immediately with his warm, inviting personality. He let us set the ambiance. He could have stayed in the background for the romantic evening or be a part of it. He was so engaging though that we invited him into our evening. As he served each course, he explained what we were eating and how it was prepared. My husband and I met working in a restaurant 31 years prior so we were fascinated by the process. The food was delicious and I have to admit there were no leftovers! Though he is not a baker, he even made my favorite dessert a pineapple upside down cake and it was superb. My husband and I highlight recommend Bobby for any special occasion. He is truly talented; the food is prepared to perfection; and, he is very personable and engaging. We will always remember our 30th with great affection.
We had a fabulous wedding and Tara was a large part of making that a reality. Tara is detail oriented, flexible, and most of all, an amazing chef! I enjoyed working with her and would recommend her to anyone looking for great food at a reasonable price for their event. While looking for a caterer, I found many quotes excluded significant costs such as Chef time, server time, etc. One quote doubled once these were added to the estimate. Not so with Tara. Her quote was accurate. She was upfront about the total price per plate and there were no surprise costs. Tara provided a tasting that was VERY reasonably priced. We brought along a couple friends for opinions and were blown away by the feast before us. There were appetizers, a salad, at least three main courses, and four or five sides. The tasting really showcased Tara’s talents and made it easy to choose her as our caterer. Once we had booked with Tara, she was available to discuss our menu as our needs evolved. When we added extra rentals and food to our contract, Tara took everything in stride and made it work. On the day of our wedding, everything went smoothly. We have received praise from multiple friends and family one of whom described her food as “Top notch”. Our day of coordinator told me she enjoyed working with Tara and would recommend her to future clients. Thank you Tara for being so wonderful to work with and making our day one to remember!
Chef Ken is the best! Incredibly skilled and knowledgeable yet completely humble and polite. We were thrilled with our experience and will absolutely look to work with Chef Ken again many times in the future!
Olive is amazing. She has such passion for the art of cuisine... She thoroughly researches and tests new recipes, and partners with some of the most thoughtful/excellent private chefs in the Seattle area. I would highly recommend her!
Cyndie's ability to make food really come alive is amazing. Her presentation is always beautiful and her rates are very reasonable! I have never been disappointed in anything Cyndie has made for me. She puts a great deal of thought in to her food, the presentation and the flavors. I readily recommend Cyndie to anyone who is looking to really impress and eat great tasting food!
Working with chef Patty at Fresh Every Thyme Personal Cef Service was the BEST decision I made when planning my family reunion! Our family likes to have fun during the day with various activities and come together for dinner every night. Patty worked with me to choose the menus for each night, she did the grocery shopping, much of the food prep, and then stocked our refrigerator. All we had to do was warm and serve! Saved so much time, energy and excess food. Thank you Patty for helping our family have the best vacation!
We hired Sue for a private party for a small group. She was collaborative on the menu and helped us with all the prep for the evening. She was on time. Very professional and pleasant. The food was delicious. Would definitely recommend her to others.
JJ is a wonderful chef and person. I love his cooking and his energy. You will love him too!
Stephanie’s food is both healthy and delicious! I’d highly recommend her personal chef services.
Hamid is very talented and compassionate about his work. We had an important business lunch, and needed to do something a little more impressive than just something from a restaurant. Rather than going through a catering company, we figured it would make sense to go through a personal chef, and this was such a great idea. I I've seen firsthand how Hamid is so devoted to ensuring excellent ingredients and preparation of the meals he makes. He was very easy to work with and catered to all of our needs. Moroccan cuisineâs food is on the healthy side. Not a lot of added salt or oils, which is great. No one wants to feel heavy after a big business lunch, with the rest of the day to go. The pricing was reasonable, and worth every penny. For business, or personal use, I cannot recommend Moroccan cuisine personal chef enough.
I regularly employed Chef Ramo for many years during her time in California. She's an extremely talented, professional and accommodating chef. Her meals are delicious, healthy and approachable. Her food has a no-nonsense elegance to it. I've also used her catering services and guests have been wildly impressed with her level of service and the entertainment aspect she brings to events. She interacts well with guests, providing them with entertaining food tidbits and charming them with her wicked sense of humor. Regardless of what service you engage, I highly recommend Chef Ramo. She's a joy.
We absolutely adore her. I decided to hire a personal chef a few nights a week. Being a mother and having a career, my schedule is always full and implementing help with dinners has been a huge relief. My family and I are impressed and thrilled with her cooking and will continue to have her onboard. Highly recommend!
I work at a non profit that provides a Thanksgiving Dinner for the homeless ever year. Chef Charlie has been amazing in volunteering his time and skills to cook our Thanksgiving dinner for 200 plus marginalized people. Not only is his food delicious, but he brings such a joy to the kitchen. He is professional and able to direct all of the kitchen volunteers (some of which have never cooked before). Most importantly, during Thanksgiving he makes sure that everyone (no matter their life status) has the opportunity to have a 'fine dining' experience for Thanksgiving. Thank you Chef Charlie for serving our community!
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I can give lessons (not high-end), and have been trying to work my way up to sous-chef and someday, executive chef. I started more than 12 years ago and have been cooking professionally since. I have very good training (continuing education at FareStart).
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As personal chefs we are here to provide you and your family with healthy, hearty home cooked food. Our menu's are tailored to your palette and what you want in your diet, every dish and its ingredients are thoroughly discussed with the heads of the household or caretaker and stylized to their dietary wants and needs. No two menu's are the same and every dish while being very similar are also very different. What we want for you is a great personal interaction and an exquisite culinary experience. Our goal is to provide you with the best culinary experience money can buy. We work diligently with our customers to create fun and exciting menus and dishes that will dazzle the taste buds. Every menu is different because every customer is different. We like to sit down with new customers for an "interview" just to see where they are in their tavolozza di cucina. Then we plan out a detailed menu according to their dietary needs and away we go! Our chefs have been thoroughly trained in vegetarian, pescatarian, and vegan meal preparation and menu styling, these menu's are specifically tailored to you, your family and or your event. A whole food menu is our organic foods menu. We create a menu and dishes to your preference, with whole meats, cheeses, vegetables and grains in a fruition of culinary art. As a personal chef service, our events are exclusive to a one on one culinary experience. We cater to two types of events, personal chef services and small dinner party events. In a personal chef environment, our goal is to provide you with a world class chef who will not only cook for you and or your family but will also teach you the recipe preparation as they cook. Our dinner party scene is a bit different though. We offer a 5 course meal preparation for dinner parties of no more than 8 people. The chef will arrive early and start preparations immediately, and will serve you and your guests as you see fit. Reservations and payment must be made 1 week in advance for any dinner parties.
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I bring that little something that's missing. Flavors through every bite till the end of your dish.