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5 Stars

What an amazing meal ... for my son's bachelor party, we rented a house and hired Finger Lakes Chef on Demand. The food was excellent in every way. Our chef, came early in the morning, cooked all day, set the table beautifully. Our dinner consisted of Scallops as an app - EXCELLENT, New England Clam Chowder - EXCELLENT, Prime Rib with potatoes and veg. EXCELLENT, Italian cheese cake (the best I have ever had) EXCELLENT!! He cleaned up after dinner and I can't wait to call him again. The prices were very very fair, the price included the wine, which also was EXCELLENT. The 17 guys at the party were extremely impressed and most of all FULL! It made for a very enjoyable evening with no work for us.

Carol M. on October 4, 2017

5 Stars

Chef Wayne made a delicious four course meal at our lake house in Ithaca. He worked for hours to prepare the food in our kitchen and brought all his equipment, ingredients and serving ware with him. The food was delicious-tilapia marinated with grapefruit and honey, house salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette, grilled salmon with pico de gallo and macerated strawberries, Puff Pastry and Lemon Custard for dessert. Chef Wayne was friendly and very passionate about his food. He told us stories about the peasant bread he made from scratch and gave descriptions of the meal with special attention to high quality ingredients. Each course was paired with a fine wine! Great value, I would highly recommend to friends!

Ally T. on August 14, 2017

5 Stars

Chef Wayne,
Thank you so much for the extraordinary dinner last evening. It was truly amazing to watch you turn our home into a 5 star -or more!--restaurant for 12. Everything was just PERFECT---the beautiful table, the extensive preparation of fresh cooked to order food, the amazing food itself and, of course, you with your engaging personality and extensive experience.

Please feel free to post this endorsement. We know we will see you again for more home spectacular dinners !

Mary Alice P. on August 11, 2017

5 Stars

Was planning a major meal for my buddy's bachelor party and Chef Wayne delivered more than we could have possibly asked for. He offered several packages for us to choose from and when he suggested his wine tasting package (at $40 a head and incredible value, BTW), I countered with a request for him to put together a whiskey tasting for us instead. He accepted the challenge and researched 5 different levels of quality and price point so that we could choose what style evening we wanted to have. He then structured each of the four courses (again, for $40 per person) around the tasting notes for the whiskeys we'd selected and walked us through each decision while serving the meal. He arrived the day of the feast in full chef regalia, started baking from-scratch bread at noon and was making various sauces, marinades and more throughout the afternoon. Even if the food had been terrible his professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile would have been worth the (super low!) price of admission for a private chef. But that's the best part: the food was phenomenal. And that's not the whiskey talking. It was spectacular, and likely better than most of the food we'd have found at even the fanciest locations in the Finger Lakes region. The final touch? He cleaned the entire kitchen afterward so that all we had to worry about was which bottle of whiskey we were going to polish off next. Thank you Chef Wayne for a fantastic evening. It couldn't have gone better. If you're still reading this and haven't been convinced to move ahead with Chef Wayne as your private chef for whatever function you have in your mind, know that he was incredibly willing to work with us to adjust what he normally does in order to give us what we wanted. Class act. 5 stars. Would give 10 if I could.

Jeff A. on August 19, 2016

5 Stars

I coordinated a Bridal party dinner for my daughter, she had 12 attendant's, so going out to dinner would be a challenge. The girls rented a lake house. Chef Allen provided a fabulous 4 course wine paring dinner which included everything! Table linens, China, glass wear, wine, and the best ingredients to create a gourmet meal for the girls. From set up to tear down, chef Allen catered to their needs and provided a memorable experience. They had a wonderful evening! I would highly recommend his personal chef services.

Laura h. on August 17, 2016

5 Stars

Chef Wayne was professional, equipped and knowledgable. He provided us a private dinner for a Girls' Reunion Weekend and it worked our beautifully. The food was delicious and the experience even better!

Danielle P. on August 14, 2016

5 Stars

Delicious food. Fun evening!

Chantell F. on August 13, 2016