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Richie's staff were wonderful. The food, the service...just the whole experience was fabulous. The idea of having someone else frett over the food, service and clean-up has prepped me to definately use Chef Most Wanted again and again...and to recommend them to my friends. Thanks for helping make the event a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
nothing to recommend but just to share my story. --- Fact evaluation: Progress tracked by Matt Johnson Trained by Marcin Grobelny (instagram- @grobelnym) Training Time - October 2016- June 2017 Training Intensity- three hour per week Aim- slim down, lose fat and lose weight. Life Outside Training (when I do not have session with trainer)- cardio (cardio), and 17 running races plus 1 bike event in 9 months (how I spent my lazy weekends). Life Outside Training (reality)- a Mon- Fri job that sit in front of the computer 9-6, sometimes weekday OT till late night, or might take my weekend too. Results- more toned up, people no longer say "it seems like you are a little bit less chubby" but "you look slimmer", ~5% fat ratio down. --- This week marks my last week with Chitown Trainer, it has been a very very great 9 month with Marcin that I did not only learn about workout move but also the psychological, health and nutrition, workout and recovery chapters that is totally a bonus to me. Marcin has been my very first friend in town and probably one that I meet most frequent out of all these time. I learnt about his education, and I believe his academic background and body building experience has made him a very unique trainer because he had been educating me in a all-rounded manner. As time goes, I started to learn more about my body and my mindset, as well as the key to stay consistent and balance through out my days. I eventually train harder and more frequent; and be more honest with myself about the diet and I have dropped my fat ratio through all the months. One thing that I did not expect to happen, is that I actually improved from 32min/5k to 27 min/5k in less than 4 months' time. I did not pick up any running training, I enjoy food fest in the new year, I had deep dish and (quite a lot of) cheat meal, but still, a 5 minute improvement in such a short distant run are actually all from the hard work from weight lifting with Marcin. I used to fear leg day as I started because lower body training back in middle school basketball time has bulk me up so much. However, now I start to love my leg days more -- and as a result I am getting a little big addictive with running as well, which I used to think it is super-very-extremely-so-boring. With the encouragement form Marcin, I actually run more than I thought I would. Counting back the weeks, I have nailed 18 city-events in 9 month's time. Given that Chicago is not my home city, this is definitely a life time PR. Meeting Marcin has definitely become a motion to get up early as we train at 0530 most of the time. As I am leaving Chicago, I would look forward to meet Marcin again with a more toned body to show off how I am able to apply things I learnt from him and all the hard work I put in even I am out of the country. --- Thank you Marcin!! :)
Prior to working with a trainer I read a lot of exercise books. I watched inspirational movies. I had gone through several gym memberships. I even went to the gym but found myself doing the same exercises with very little results. I weighed 286 lbs. I felt hopeless. Two years ago I began working with Patrick Durbin. I got results. I lost 112lbs! While in Patricks group classes and personal training sessions I learned the tools to lose weight, build muscle, eat healthy, and feel better. I now have the guidance, support and a network of people whom I feel comfortable sharing fitness successes and struggles with. Many times after class we discuss with Patrick healthy recipes/tips with each other as well as upcoming races and events. In his group classes, we all come from different fitness levels but our goal is the same, to be healthier. Patrick is a master at orchestrating a challenging total body workout in a fun environment. His exercise routines keep my body guessing. Ive tried many different things to find happiness in life. For me, starting with an exercise program and then learning proper diet and nutrition has mentally transformed my life into a more honest and joyful dimension. There have been many people who have helped me become who I am today and I owe a huge debt of that to Patrick Durbin. Thank you!
Chef David cooked and catered my family reunion at my home recently. He was very accommodating with the menu providing our favorites - steak chimmichurri - as well as preparing vegan dishes to accommodate our guests. The food was delicious and service was excellent. New found favorites included the chorizo stuffed olives and the brussell sprouts with lentils. He left the kitchen as clean or cleaner than it was when he began. Can't say enough good things. Will definitely use him again!
Great Job catering our Annual Auction Event with 150 guests! Thank you to you and your staff for your great food and services!
I have used Chef Aram Reed for 3 dinner parties in the last year and have alway been extremely impressed by the food and the service. The food is extremely delicious and elegantly displayed. By the end of the night, it seems like all my guests want to know the name of my caterer. Aram also brings well trained helpers who seem to be able to read my mind on what needs to be done before, during and after the party. I highly recommend Chef Aram and his team!
KIRK CHEF IS AMAZING! For Christmas our son and daughter-in-law gave us a gift certificate for a private home chef experience. Chef Kirk called us 4 days before our scheduled evening to ask us our food preferences and/or food allergies. The evening of, Chef arrived on time with everything he needed to prepare a 6 course gourmet meal. The only things we needed to provide were flatware and plates. He gave us the option of sitting at our kitchen peninsula or in our dining room. We chose the interactive experience without a second thought. We watched Chef prepare a starter of crab cakes with capers, roasted garlic, lemon and fresh herbs served with cranberry walnut bread. The next course was a salad with roasted pear and pomegranate. Then we had seared sea scallops. Keep in mind that we have not gotten to the entree yet. The main course was blackened salmon with plantains and crispy kale. Dessert was a chocolate mousse with vanilla panna cotta and mango gelato. The transitions between courses were seamless. THIS WAS A 5 STAR MEAL!
Me and my siblings had Chef Damien over for a 12 person meal, to celebrate our parents 70th Bdays. He was OUTSTANDING to say the least. The quality of service, the quality of food and the quality of knowledge and professionalism was 2nd to none. I had NO IDEA chef would be this good. The risotto dish he made was EASILY the best risotto anybody EVER had. The pace at which he served each dish was perfect. I will be using chef in the future for his services!
I have been working with Josh for about a month and a half now. I have had nothing but a positive experience. He is a no-nonsense kind of guy who is there to help you meet your goals. He already knows what my strengths and weaknesses are. Josh knows when to push me and when to back off. It's super convenient that he comes to my house too. Josh has really helped me work on changing my mindset about food as well. I've had to reschedule a couple of times due to other commitments but Josh was understanding in providing some other times he had available that I could choose from. I look forward to my workouts because Josh is always changing it up and I never do the same routine twice. I was working out on my own for a long time with little or no results and needed a change. Josh is definitely the change I needed. I highly recommend him!
Clarissa and her team were professional, flexible, and anticipated our needs as clients. AND, the food was amazing.
Kristen catered a small, intimate dinner for myself and some friends. She was on time, professional, and all the food was amazingly prepared and presented. Can't wait to have another event so she can cater for us again.
Chef DiMaria made a golf group of 10 a WONDERFUL dinner. The menu consisted of antipasto, salad, lasagne, chicken vesuvio, and cannoli. Wine and Sambuca was included in the price. The food was FABULOUS!! Frank did all of the clean up. It was a great way for a group to have a casual evening of fine food and socializing. It was one of the many highlights of our trip. I would do this again in a heartbeat.
We hired Eric and Culinary Misfits during SXSW and Eric and his team did not disappoint. We had amazing service, delicious food, and overall had a wonderful presence at our event due to their service.
Sam is an awesome trainer! He will provide you the knowledge, motivation and encouragement you need to get results!! Sam also has a vast knowledge on nutrition, explaining the foods you should and should not eat to change your lifestyle. I have lost 50lbs thus far and am looking forward to becoming my healthiest me!! I can't thank him enough for the tools to get me this far!! -April Leberfing ( k5 teacher )
Chez Mikey was amazing! The communication, food quality, and service were second to none. Looking forward to working with Chez Mikey on many fronts in the near future!
Dylan is committed to providing the best fitness and nutrition plan that works for your body and your needs - definitely not a "one workout plan fits all" mentality! I needed to adjust my type of workouts to hit specific fitness goals and asked Dylan for help in creating the right training plan. In every training session he provides knowledge on why certain movements active certain muscles and tips on how I can best maximize each movement. He's also knowledgable in proper nutrition based on my goals. Plus, he's super responsive whenever I have a question. In my time working with him, it seems he really cares about building great professional relationships with his clients so that they can all reach their goals.
I have worked with Jessica professionally for 3 years and have known her personally for 23 years. Jessica is very knowledgeable about personal training, nutrition, psychology and yoga. I am very impressed with her knowledge and applicability of the mind-body-spirit connection. Her attention to detail, quality of work and professionalism are other characteristics that keep me referring her clients. I highly recommend her services and she has helped me reach personal goals. She will always do her best to help in whatever way she can.
What a fantastic way to bring in the New Year! Awesome food and great service from the comfort of my own table! We will do this again for sure!
I’m a lawyer finishing my MBA, planning my wedding and trying to kickstart my weight loss. I wasn’t sure where to start, but Mark gave me the step by step support I needed. In two weeks, I lost 7 pounds with a combination of his coaching, nutrition, and meal prep services. I'm so glad I found him - Thanks Mark!
Taryn did an amazing dinner party for my husband's 40th birthday. The food was outstanding, service was perfect, and she interacted with all of our guests- great personality. We have recommended her to our friends and will definitely use her again.
I started following Mila Rascon's nutritional advice about 6 months ago and the results have been amazing. I've lost about 20 pounds from 195 to 175 but more importantly my health has improved. I'm a chron's disease patient so my blood work is monitored every 3 months. My cholesterol is now in the normal range and my liver enzymes which have been elevated for many years are now in the normal range. I highly recommend her services.