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"Our interaction with Chef
was stellar. He was prompt with emails, phone calls, and had a lot of different menu options for us to choose from." The pricing for something like this was comparable to an online food service like Hello Fresh, and/or Plated.

-Brandon R.

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"I attended a wedding catered by
and was extremely disappointed by the service provided.The wedding and the dinner were held in the same area" which required that the wedding guests move to a vestibule area for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while
brought in tables and set the tables for dining. It was supposed to be a weight of about an hour between the wedding and the beginning of the dinner but in actuality ended up being nearly 2 hours because
had forgotten the seating chart as well as the place cards. Someone had to be sent back to the office to retrieve the seating chart and place cards which delayed dinner by almost an hour. once we were seated the servers did not use the place cards to determine who should receive which meal instead they called out who gets the vegetarian plate. approximately 20 minutes later they came around and asked who gets the beef plate and another 20 minutes later they came around and asked who was still waiting to receive a chicken plate. by the time the diners who would order chicken received their meal the vegetarian plaited people had finished their meal and the beef plated people were more than halfway through. On a couple of tables there were no water glasses and when I asked for water glasses for our table they brought the glasses but still no water we requested water and received it as they were clearing the dinner plates off the table. From what I unders tand the
service was understaffed and I feel that the host and hostess of the wedding should receive at attended a wedding catered by
and was extremely disappointed by the service provided.The wedding and the dinner were held in the same area which required that the wedding guests move to a vestibule area for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while
brought in tables and set the tables for dining. It was supposed to be a weight of about an hour between the wedding and the beginning of the dinner but in actuality ended up being nearly 2 hours because
had forgotten the seating chart as well as the place cards. Someone had to be sent back to the office to retrieve the seating chart and place cards which delayed dinner by almost an hour. once we were seated the servers did not use the place cards to determine who should receive which meal instead they called out who gets the vegetarian plate. approximately 20 minutes later they came around and asked who gets the beef plate and another 20 minutes later they came around and asked who was still waiting to receive a chicken plate. by the time the diners who would order chicken received their meal the vegetarian plaited people had finished their meal and the beef plated people were more than halfway through. On a couple of tables there were no water glasses and when I asked for water glasses for our table they brought the glasses but still no water we requested water and received it as they were clearing the dinner plates off the table. From what I unders tand the
service was understaffed and I feel that the host and hostess of the wedding should receive at lattended a wedding catered by
and was extremely disappointed by the service provided.The wedding and the dinner were held in the same area which required that the wedding guests move to a vestibule area for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while
brought in tables and set the tables for dining. It was supposed to be a weight of about an hour between the wedding and the beginning of the dinner but in actuality ended up being nearly 2 hours because
had forgotten the seating chart as well as the place cards. Someone had to be sent back to the office to retrieve the seating chart and place cards which delayed dinner by almost an hour. once we were seated the servers did not use the place cards to determine who should receive which meal instead they called out who gets the vegetarian plate. approximately 20 minutes later they came around and asked who gets the beef plate and another 20 minutes later they came around and asked who was still waiting to receive a chicken plate. by the time the diners who would order chicken received their meal the vegetarian plaited people had finished their meal and the beef plated people were more than halfway through. On a couple of tables there were no water glasses and when I asked for water glasses for our table they brought the glasses but still no water we requested water and received it as they were clearing the dinner plates off the table. From what I understand the
service was understaffed and I feel that the host and hostess of the wedding should receive at least a partial refund for the very poor service. I would not recommend using this caterer for any occasioneast a partial refund for the very poor service. I would not recommend using this caterer for any occasionleast a partial refund for the very poor service. I would not recommend using this caterer for any occasion

-VIRGINIA S.

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Personal Chef reviews in San Jose

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My wife is in chronic pain and partially disabled, and I am to old to do everything anymore. We used to eat out a lot, or bring food in, but I was not satisfied that we were getting a healthy diet. I found
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's ad on a competitor's site and interviewed her. Turns out she is about the same age as our daughter, is now single but has an eighteen year old son she still raises. For the five years previous to moving to Albuquerque,
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had a personal chef and catering business in Chicago, Ill., where her parents still live. She was born in Romania, raised in Israel, and speaks (and cooks) in five languages.
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has been cooking all her life, basically. She has only one condition: she will not cook pork (against her religion). Other than that she will cook anything you want, and has the skills to do it. She is personally a vegetarian, but was not always, and her meat dishes are every bit as delicious and well prepared as her vegetables, soups, breads, salads, and deserts. We have her shop at a local organic food store, so everything she prepares for us is fresh, organic and wholesome.
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works for four hours at a time. During that period, she plans the menu (with you, of course), goes shopping, comes back and prepares all the food you ordered, then cleans up the kitchen. Last week she made Stuffed Chicken
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(with fresh pasta), Baked Root Vegetables Au Gratin, two loaves of Zucchini Bread, Mixed Fruit Salad, Cut Veggies for snacking, and a great
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Stew as well. We usually have more than we can eat, and it all warms up well. Now, instead of going out with friends at some restaurant, we can (and do) entertain them at home with great food, as least as good as we could get at any of the places where we used to eat out. And it costs no more.
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can cook for any dietary restrictions you may have, and still have the food wholesome and tasting great. She will also cook for events and cater them. She can cook kosher, halal, vegan, gluten free, nut free, or adhere to any dietary restrictions you have, and it will still taste so good! You won't miss a thing! If you need a cook, you should really give her a try.
- Charles B.
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I couldn't have asked for a better event. My husband was completely surprised and the menu included all of his favorites. Passed hors d'oeuvres:
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pigs in a blanket, deviled eggs, an amazing assortment of bruschetta (chicken liver
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with honey and red pepper
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, etc.), and cheese plate. The dinner menu started with a great arugula salad with
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, candied walnuts and a honey balsamic vinaigrette, followed by rack of lamb cooked to perfection, twice baked potatoes with a sea salt crust and a
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of veggies. Dessert included a black forest birthday cake and assorted pastries.
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and her team were consummate professionals and my friends are still raving about the food!
- Erik A.
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I got an estimate and made an appointment. I was impressed with the professionalism of this young lady from the start. Every single aspect of the service far exceeded my expectations. She went to work and stayed focused during her work. She cleaned very thoroughly and was very pleasant. She had quoted a very fair price and I was totally surprised at all the cleaning she did for the price. I could not be more pleased with the job she did. I give her a 10 out of 10 score.
- michael B.
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was professional, prompt and guided me through the entire process. We met well before the party date and agreed on a menu and a budget. He also managed the rental of plates, flatware and wine glasses for the event.
He was prompt and courteous and professional on the day of the party and required very little guidance/assistance in setting up the serving areas.
The food was elegant, delicious and made the entire event feel special. The setup was was pleasing to the eye and fit right in with my decor. Everyone commented on the how delicious everything was. At the end of the event everything was whisked away as
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brings all his own equipment and serving ware (aside from using my oven and
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top for heating). When he left, it looked as though he hadn't even been there.
The next day the catering rental people picked up the rental items. I didn't have to wash a THING!
There were absolutely no surprises with
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. I will definitely use him more often as it really does make these occasions worry-free.

- casey D.
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Chef
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and his assistant arrived promptly as planned to start preparations. They provided all their own utensils and pans, and needed to use only a few of our kitchen containers. They immediately got to work preparing the meal, cleaning up after themselves as the dinner was prepared. Dinner was served precisely on time, and we enjoyed a delicious meal complete with a dessert of Banana's Foster that everyone loved! The portions were huge, and some were bringing leftovers home to enjoy later. Chef
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and his assistant visited with everyone after the dinner, and then completely cleaned up the kitchen, leaving it spotless. I would definitely use their services again!
- Theresa W.
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went above and beyond our expectations and served a meal that was creative, bursting with flavor, and beautifully presented. The added touch of his charming personality was a delight to our guests. We had a fun and enjoyable experience working with him and will definitely have him back for future catering opportunities!
- Vicky C.
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Our evening of dining was delightful! Chef
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is a true foodie, his attention to detail and quality ingredients combine to create spectacular and unique dishes.
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also brings patience and good humor, warmly welcoming us into the kitchen as the courses were prepared.

I'd highly recommend Mercury212 and Chef
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for a memorable and delectable dining experience!
- Mark E.
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.At 4Pm residents set up tables for dinner. At 4:30 caterer was contacted and resident was informed that they were stuck in traffic due to accident. The caterer was contacted again againat 5,5:30,6:30,7:30 and 8PM. At this point many of the residents left and went to their apartments to make dinner. Residents who had snack foods brought them out to community room to share with those of us waiting. At 8:30 PM caterer finally showed up. He served Meridian court I then our bldg Meridian court II. Food was cold. Many residents were afraid to neat Turkey due to it sitting in tray for over 4 hrs. Residents took food out of supposed warming containers and arranged on tables. The only thing the caterer was worried about was getting paid. Even though their are many people from different cultures and regions of country here it was in full agreement that the food was bland and tasteless. Our building s committee have tabled a motion to never use him again. We were so disappointed in the level of service that was provided for us at that price.
- cathy M.

Personal Chefs in San Jose

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

Absolute Celebrations Catering & Events

2603 Camino Ramon
San Ramon

Affordable chef services

740 Eddy Lane
Santa Cruz

B&B Services

934 evergreen way
Millbrae

Breakthrough Sushi

2130 Post Street
San Francisco

CASSIS CATERING

1757 E BAYSHORE RD
Redwood City

Chef Adair

8862 Gravenstein Way
Cotati

Concierge of the Valley

1370 Trancas St, #116
Napa

Dainty Delicacies

180 Laura st
San Francisco

Day Worker Center of Mountain View

113 Escuela Avenue
Mountain View

Devour-creative cuisine

325 Berry St #506
San Francisco

Dinner Diva Personal Chef Service

5655 Silver Creek Valley Rd. #470
San Jose

Ella's Elegant Catering

491 Marietta Dr
San Francisco

Fatima Johnstone Personal Chef

4546 B10 El Camino Real Pmb 163
Los Altos

Gourmet To Go

5525 Scotts Valley Drive #18
Scotts Valley

Hey Chef!

P.O. Box 3516
Truckee

InSequent

793 Broadway
Sonoma

Kadupul Sri Lankan Restaurnt

8939 San Ramon Road

Kitchit Napa Catering

530 Hampshire St #300
San Francisco

LA BELLE GOURMANDE

330 BURLINGAME AVE
Burlingame

La Huasteca Taqueria and Catering

7673 Thornton Ave
Newark

Napkins Catering And Event Planning

10 Liberty Ship Way
Sausalito

Osteria Coppa

139 S B St
San Mateo

Restaurant

18840 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd.
Los Gatos

Revs BBQ

772 LINDSAY AVE
Rohnert Park

San Francisco Catering Company

2370 Market Street
San Francisco

SERVERS ON DEMAND

1984 The Alameda
San Jose

SPICE BY THE BAY

2312 WOOSTER AVE
Belmont

Sushi Omakase

6905 Camino Arroyo
Gilroy

The Law Cafe

200 McAllister Street
San Francisco

Valencia Asian Market

3487 El Camino Real
Palo Alto

West Coast Personal Chef Co

1508 Deer Creek Lane
Redwood City

Z Staff & Party Rental Co.

538 Falling Star
Drive

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