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Intimate Dinners & Parties 

"Chef Chip came to our home on a Thursday evening and prepared a fantastic four course meal for my fiancé and I. All four courses were perfectly prepared with wonderfully fresh ingredients. 

"We decided on the seared ahi tuna for our appetizer. The fish was so tender and the avocado sauce was so delicious and complemented the tuna so well that I asked for more sauce halfway through my serving (and I am not typically a sauce person). 

"The apple mesclun salad was refreshing and the spiced walnuts (Chef Chip makes these himself) perfectly balanced the sweet apples. 

"The lamb chops were seasoned and cooked to perfection leaving the meat savory and tender, and we insisted Chef Chip reveal his unique technique to preparing the best asparagus I had ever eaten. 

"For the grand finale we decided of the Chef's specialty dessert, bread pudding. Best I have ever had, and yes, it sure does contain whisky! The whisky flavor creates the perfect warm sweet sauce (and it is Chef Chip's family recipe—from Louisiana—so you know its authentic!) ...yum! 

"I would highly recommend Chef Chip for any dining occasion. Not only are his skills in the kitchen top notch, he is friendly, attentive, and entertaining." 
--Nicole & Andrew, Midtown 

"Our romantic dinner exceeded all expectations. As parents of two young children, this was a perfect 'night out.' We put the kids to bed and were immediately able to start our evening. No sitters, no dressing up, no designated driver issues. The food and service were far better than we could have received at a restaurant. Thank you, Chip, for such a memorable evening!" 
--The Robinsons, Virginia-Highland 

"Chef Chip: Josh and I wanted to thank you for dinner on Saturday night. He loved the surprise and we loved the meal!!! We definitely would love to have you back to do another meal sometime. Our friends are all very excited about our experience, so we hope to do a group dinner soon.

Thanks again! It was absolutely wonderful!!" 
--J. Axelrod, Midtown 

"Chef Chip has done two of my parties and both have been big successes. Everyone raves about how original and delicious the food is and looks forward to their next visit! (I even include his name on the party invitations as I know his talents make the party extra special for my guests.) He is professional, accommodating, and reliable and does a terrific job planning menus, coordinating service, and keeping it all on track. I highly recommend the Portable Chef!" 
--M. Galt, Brookhaven 

"Dear Chip, It started out as just an idea. A romantic, candle-lit dinner on the same day and at the same location as I first met my girlfriend years ago. With your assistance, I was able to turn this idea into my perfect proposal. I truly appreciate you taking up this unusual request and going out of your way to help me. I am still amazed at how you were able to cook an amazing dinner for us with the limitation of not having a kitchen available to you. The food was delicious and the presentation was wonderful. Of course, your attentive service and your personalized attention made the evening even better for us. I don't believe I could have pulled off this proposal so easily without all your help. A sincere thanks from me and my fiancé for a very memorable evening." 
--Abid & Saba, Georgia Tech 

"Chef Chip, it is long over due but I have to thank you for the truly unique and wonderful dinner you created for a special night [among] four good friends.

"All the food was perfect. You were more than helpful in making such wonderful recommendations on the wine selection to match. We all still talk about your homemade cheesecake that melts in your mouth! 

"Your attention to detail and your willingness to work in a remote environment made the evening magical. I do not know anyone else who could actually pull off dinner in a park without any of the comforts of a normal kitchen and make it work so smoothly. The personalized presentation, the flawless taste in every detail of dinner and your attentive personality combined to make an evening we will never forget...thank you so much; we are looking forward to our next event." 
--J. Darling, Buckhead 

"Hi, Chip. I just wanted to take the opportunity to formally thank you once again for a wonderful dinner party! Everything turned out so good, Ken and I truly were pleased. And I didn't expect to have you clean so thoroughly, it was a pleasant surprise. Thanks again for everything!" 
--J. Lieberman, East Atlanta 

"Chef Chip, I just wanted to take a few minutes of your time to let you know that the event you catered Saturday night was above and beyond what I expected. 

"The menu you selected was awesome, the service was impeccable, the attention to detail leading up to the party was great. The way you stayed in close contact with me by E-mail was really effortless on my part in setting up the whole party. All 22 of my guests were in awe of the efficiency in which you cooked and served for everyone there. Carol and RJ said you really did a great job cleaning the house before you left. Also, the dessert you served was awesome. I'm sure you will get a few leads from the people that were there at the party. 

"I've included a few pictures, and if you ever need a reference please don't hesitate to give them my phone number. 

"Thanks again and bon appetit!" 
--G. Campbell, Marietta 

"Chef Chip, Thank you for helping make our bridal luncheon for Melissa such a wonderful event. Everyone raved about the food! You and your assistant were attentive to my guests, which helped me a lot considering I was not very mobile. I guess the greatest compliment to you is that I was able to actually enjoy my own party! Thanks again!" 
--S. Austin, Sandy Springs 

"Hi Chip! Just wanted to let you know about the rave reviews the feast received: The gumbo was 'just perfect,' 'awesome,' 'just like home"…the tenderloin was the best we've ever had and we've eaten a lot them!! And the cheese dip—wow! Everyone agreed it was "the crack of dips", totally addictive from the first try! Thanks again for such a wonderful feast. We're going raid the fridge for the leftovers again..." 
--M. Blaylock, Dunwoody 

"Our celebration dinner for our engagement exceeded all of my expectations. Chef went out of his way to drive to the North Georgia cabin we had rented to make a wonderful meal that we will always remember. The food was fresh and presented very nicely. Chef Chip made the experience very comfortable and enjoyable, was very down to earth, and had a great conversation while the meal was prepared. Will definitely will use again." 
--M & J Stanton 

"Chef Chip, just want to thank you for the [baby shower brunch] you did for us today. The omelets were delicious and really enjoyed by all. You did an excellent job with all the food and were so good at getting everything cleared and in the dishwasher. All of the guests remarked on how good everything was, and Ann and I appreciate your help." 
--H. Abney, Peachtree Hills 

Personal Chef Service 

"I have been beyond pleased with Chef Chip's Personal Chef Service!! I first sought a Personal Chef because I wanted filling, delicious, healthy and quick meals. Chip's food is all that but it's more than delicious...it's FABULOUS! It's also ready to eat within 5 minutes of taking it from the fridge. He took my likes and dislikes into account, and my desire to lower my caloric, carbohydrate, and fat intake. I eat better—and better for me—than I ever have before!" 
--T. Starr, Buckhead 

"As a working wife and mother, I consider Chef Chip's service one of the best investments we've ever made for our family. He shops from Whole Foods and creates delicious meals that are healthy, exciting and just fun to eat. My husband has lost weight, my daughter has expanded her palate, and I have the assurance that I'm providing a stress-free dinner that keeps my family healthy. What we eat is just about the most important aspect of our health, so partnering with Chip is simply the most valuable investment I could ever make!" 
--B. Lee, Brookhaven 

"My coworkers needed a break from the disappointing, dreary take-out parade that lunch had become. After much brainstorming I began a search for a Personal Chef who could help us find a balance of tasty food that was healthfully prepared and convenient. After conducting several interviews we decided The Portable Chef was the right solution! Always open to our ideas and ever-changing needs, we feel Chef Chip is our partner in facing our daily challenge of pleasing [the staff of our company's] varied palates." 
--G. Bundesmann, office manager of an animation company in Midtown Atlanta 

"You rock! Dinner was excellent--and leftover dinner for breakfast works just fine!!! This is exactly what I'd hoped it would be. Thank you!!" 
--B. Lawrie, Downtown Atlanta 

"Dear Chef Chip: We just finished up with the [Creole Shrimp Stew]...it was delicious and we both feel satisfied but not stuffed. I just wanted to say thank you and to let you know how much we are looking forward to your ongoing service. You have already exceeded my expectations!" 
--M. & N. Gilfillan, Sandy Springs 

"Hey, Chip. Just a quick note to let you know how much we've been enjoying the meals. Everything is truly fantastic! And a sense of relief is so sweet when I pause around midday and think (groan): What'll I make for dinner? Oh, wait--dinner's already made!" 
--A. Jones, W. Buckhead 


Dieting 

"Just finished my yummie dinner--[Turkey Italian Sausage Smothered in Peppers & Onions], portabella stuffed with spinach and ricotta (way yum) and dessert (the best ever--love the chocolate goodie). Thanks so much. There is no feeling that I'm on a diet. The food is beyond great (tomorrow is Pistachio Chicken--yay). You also supply great positive reinforcement. You make your clients feel like celebrities....in other words, you ROCK. Thanks." 
--L. Goldberg, Midtown 

"My South Beach diet program is going better than planned. I've had weight losses in the past but nothing has worked better than what you are doing for me. Breakfast and lunch are easy, but dinner is what makes or breaks me on any program. With your generous portions and your lovely, appetizing presentations, I am totally satisfied. I have no desire to snack during the "killer" evening hours. This is the third round of meals for us and to date I have dropped 18 pounds...well on the way to 40!" 
--M. Shefsky, Sandy Springs 

"Chip, I just wanted to take a minute to express my appreciation for your huge part in my success in being able to banish the proverbial 'just 10 pounds' (though in this case it was 15).

"With my 10 hour/day work week and weekend travel, there is no way I could shop for and prepare the meals stipulated in the first phase of the South Beach Diet. In fact, I have a sister-in-law who tried to make it through the first two weeks and had to abandon the plan due to the time required for food preparation.

"Having you prepare these wonderfully varied and delicious meals for me to pull out of the freezer each evening actually made adherence to the diet quite easy for the 8 weeks when I was strictly 'good.'

"My favorite is probably the Pork with Herb Sauce. Or, maybe the Scampi and Artichokes. Or it could be the Eggplant Parmesan??? But they all worked together to take me down two sizes without pain and I am loving going into the holiday season feeling 'chic'! And I look forward to continuing after the first of the year to undo any holiday damage and go a bit further. Your service has been invaluable in allowing me success with something I didn't think I could ever do again! Hugs and sincere appreciation!" 
--C. Fletcher, Vinings