Monday, October 21, 2013

Thanks again

We got married October 5th and were referred to Mark by a friend. Him and his team before and on the day of the wedding were amazing! Mark answered my emails promptly regarding any questions I had and was extremely nice in a very stressful time. His team was lovely! Guests from the wedding are still raving about how attentive and great they were. We had BBQ style dinner and it was delicious! I wish I could've eaten more, but was too busy to sit in one place for very long. Mark took care of so much regarding our wedding and checked in to see how we were doing throughout the party, it was really amazing. I will definitely refer Affordable Chef Services to any bride or groom. Thanks again, guys! xoxox

Monday, September 23, 2013

Memorable event.

Hi Mark,
I want to thank you profusely for the lovely job you and your crew did in presenting the food service for Edna's and my birthday party on Sept. 14.   I am extremely pleased with the quality of the food, the physical set up and the service.  You helped tremendously to make my 70th birthday a happy and memorable event.  Thank you, thank you!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fulfill my vision

My son lives in Santa Cruz and was getting married in August.  I was in charge of the rehearsal dinner.  I didn't start looking for venue until the end of May.  I was panicking because I wasn't having any luck on such short notice.  Reluctantly, I decided to have the dinner at the house I was renting on the beach.  A house I had never seen.  I searched the Internet and found Chef Mark's website.  Afraid that I would come up against another, "no, we can't help you on such short notice", I called Mark with my fingers crossed hoping he would be my Hero.  My needs were a little more complicated than just needing some food on a specific date.  I also needed a menu for my vegetarian and gluten free guest, as well as, a satisfying selection for my meat eaters.  Did I mention, to top it off, I hadn't seen the house I was renting except in pictures?  In steps my Hero.

Not only was his fresh menu ideas not your typical catered affair food; he went to the house to view it for me to make sure it would accommodate 25 people.  He also, transformed the house to fulfill my vision of a casual, yet elegant indoor barbecue!

He met me at the house when I got to town to assure me he had everything under control.  That evening when we came back from the wedding rehearsal, his staff had transformed the great room into a beautiful dining room with white lines, glass ware, china  and the gorgeous flower arrangement's I chose for  the tables.  All overlooking the ocean view.  The staff started by walking around offering appetizers and ran the show all evening, including pouring the champagne for the toast at the end of the night.  Everyone raved about the food and how beautiful everything looked.

Mark took what could have been a very stressful situation for this out of state, Mother of the Groom, and made me look like a rock star!  I have been raving about the Affordable Chef to everyone who has asked about the wedding.  I attend catered events frequently in my line of work.  Mark's food and service were one of the best I've had.  THANK YOU AFFORDABLE CHEF!  You customer service skills are exemplary and it's proof you love what you do!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Hmmm, where to begin.

Well my wedding took place this last weekend on Sept. 7th 2013.  In a family property in Hollister.

Mark is very straight forward and when he says he'll do something he will.  Don't stress he's got it and if he doesn't he will let you know with plenty of time.  He works with what you want and is helpful with suggestions too.  He not only takes care of the food, but also gets the rentals for you too.  If you need a cake or pastries he will help with that as well. I can see why he offers to do all that because its less people that you have to coordinate with if it's all done with one person and who better than your cater.  If you other things you would like to incorporate with your wedding let Mark know and he will see that it gets done.

The food was AMAZING as it was when we had our tasting day pre-wedding day.  He was on time and his staff were extremely friendly and helpful and always around when you needed them.  I had some difficulties with not having a kitchen for him when we thought we would but he got it covered and everything went smoothly.  Sorry about that Mark.

The rentals he provided were great , the linens were the perfect color we wanted.  My wedding was not stressful and was amazed at how smoothly everything went.  I can't thank Mark enough.  It was everything I could have hope and dreamed for.  Thank you, thank you, thank you Mark and your staff.

I definitely would recommend Mark for your future wedding or any catering events.  The earlier the better.  You can't beat the price.  Great services for a great price.