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We had a unique, rapid turn around request, and Chef Emme completely delivered for us! Our turkeys and ham were so delicious as the centerpieces of our office Thanksgiving, and were beautiful to boot. We'll definitely be coming back to Chef Emme for next year's Thanksgiving, and she is high on the list of consideration for the other catered event we do each year, too. Thanks, Chef Emme!Nov 22, 2017Chef Emme Catering Co.'s reply
So glad everyone enjoyed the turkey & ham! Looking forward to working with you in the future!
Wedding and Event Catering
Last August I hired Chef Emme to cater my daughter's rehearsal dinner. I chose the menu but she made the meal a sucess. She grilled the meats perfectly, set up and cleaned up expertly. I added dessert just a couple of days before and she delivered a duo of deliciousness. Even accommodating the vegan bride. I would give her again and do recommend her often.Apr 17, 2015Verified
Event Catering (Drop-off)
Emme is an easy going, friendly caterer to work with thus an extra star. Perhaps it was an "off" night but from the arrival to the venue there were hiccups. It felt that there was a lack of preparation and things missing and prep was running late. The appetizers were very small and not near a quantity for 40 guests, flat breads consisted of a handful of pita bread and gluten free crackers many broken on a small salad plate, a handful of vegetables for dipping that hardly filled a dinner plate, , the humus was surprisingly small quantity. The prawns were few and went quickly. Salads were good but again small quantity. The chicken was overdone, thus lots of left overs. The winter vegetable pasta could have used winter vegetables, only squash was present in a small proportion. Deserts were two options of bites that were quite tasty but went quickly. Our head count was 34 so imagine if 40 had attended, although we had planned and paid for 40 guests. Emme was missing some equipment but one of our attendees lived in the building and fortunately was able to fill the gaps. My impression is she may have been missing serving platters and dishes as the presentation was missing the flair we have been accustomed to with our past events and different caterers. Perhaps it was the frenzy of the catering season but we were truly disappointed to an event we were all so looking forward to . Emme seems like a talented chef and hope that our feedback will help improve future events.Dec 12, 2016VerifiedChef Emme Catering Co.'s reply
Patty, although we have already communicated privately via email about all of your concerns, I wanted to address them on your original post. My sous chef and I were completely taken aback and surprised by this negative review. As I mentioned to you via email, everyone not only seemed extremely happy, but were very vocal about enjoying the food. Some went as far as saying that the food was “the best thing they have ever eaten”. You can imagine that after receiving such compliments and perceiving everyone to be happy with the service and food, receiving a review like this is very troubling. Again, I would like to address some concerning statements made above about the service and food that I feel are incorrect. As far as appetizers goes, there were a lot more than “a handful” of pita bread, crackers and veggies. We put a platter out and replenished it several times from 6:30pm-8:30pm and when we left there were still some items on the platter left. The shrimp, not surprisingly at all, was the first to go. With the budget you had for your event, seafood was something more on the expensive end, which we discussed prior. After reviewing my menu options, you requested salmon and shrimp. When I revised the price to reflect these items, you expressed that the price exceeded your budget. I agreed to accommodate your needs, keeping the shrimp on with the original lower price. The count on the shrimp was around 2 per person – it is clear that some people had more than others. However, it was not a main entrée item so it should not have been expected to last the whole duration of the party – in hindsight, I should have explained this more clearly to you before the event. I am also very perplexed with your statement about the salads. When we spoke prior to your event, you stated that you were having a hard time choosing between two salads and asked if I could maybe make the two salads. You also clearly stated that you wanted half portions of each salad to equal to one full salad – as to not be charged for two full salads. I happily accommodated your request. So the salads were “small quantities” due to the fact that you agreed to have two half portion of salads. When we left, there were still small portions of both salads left. There was also 65 pieces of chicken and as you mentioned only 34 people at your party, including some vegetarians. The leftover chicken was most likely due to having a large quantity of it versus being dry. For dessert, there were actually FOUR options of bites not two: Brownie, Salted Caramel Brownie, Pistachio Brigadeiro and Gluten-free Ginger Snap Cookies- and again when we left the party there were still a few Brigadeiro and cookies left. As for the missing equipment, again this was completely my mistake. When you sent details and pictures of the kitchen and having worked at other party rooms downtown, I completely assumed that what looked like a fully stocked kitchen would have a pair of oven mitts and a sauté pan (the only two equipment that we did not bring). This was absolutely my mistake for assuming and I will note to have better communication with clients about the kitchen and its equipment available in any future events. Again, I left your party feeling happy and as though I had satisfied yet another client. I checked in with you several times throughout the party and received positive feedback from your employees. I truly wish I had been made aware of your dissatisfaction then – I would have tried my best to salvage the night for you. There was clearly a disconnect between us and the perceived service that took place. I have never experienced this with any previous clients and do appreciate the learning experience and your feedback. I will continue to strive to provide the 5-star worthy service I consistently have in the past to future clients. -Chef Emme
This catering team was easy to work with. Delicious food. I would recommend!May 11, 2018Chef Emme Catering Co.'s reply
Thank you for your review, Kendrick. It was a pleasure to cater your wife's birthday dinner.
Chef Emme Catering Co. catered a beautiful office Thanksgiving lunch for us in Downtown Seattle. It was very quick and easy to book the services and finalize a menu and required services. They were on time and efficient setting up. Most importantly, the food was the best catered food we've all tasted! We will be using Chef Emme again for our catering needs and recommend their services to anyone wanting quality service and food.Nov 28, 2017Chef Emme Catering Co.'s reply
Thank you, Katie! We are delighted everyone enjoyed the food and service.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Since we are a boutique caterer and focus on personalized service, our prices varies depending on your unique event.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The typical process of hiring a chef/caterer is to chat either via phone or email,s o that we can get a better understanding of the events and your needs. We will then create a couple of menu proposals for you.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I have been in the food/restaurant industry for over 15 years. I have worked and staged at some of Seattle best restaurants and worked with some of James Beard nominated chefs. After years of working in the restaurant industry, I began working as a private chef to some of Seattle's elite and celebrity clientele.