There is not enough space for all the great things we can effortlessly say about Christopher’s Kitchen and his staff. Christopher’s approach to food is fresh, simple, personal, and most importantly, beyond delicious. Christopher patiently sat down with us to learn what we were looking for in a cuisine and brainstormed different dishes and welcomed the challenge of trying new things in order to satisfy our requests. Not once did we feel pressured into a dish or desert just to finish the menu. His view and approach to not only the ingredients he uses, but the presentation and display of his food, is fresh, modern and masterful. He seperates himself from the traditional caterer in that he eliminates boring and forgetful aspects of catering and integrates his passion and creativity. He took our carribean infused theme and thought of an amazing signature drink that it to this day one of my favorite drinks. He was very understanding and even was accommodating to additions to the deserts which included two items made from scratch, weeks before the wedding.
Communication was always on point. There were times when we would bombard him with emails and requests, and he would always return with when he had answers.
Christopher went above and beyond on the day of the event and his staff were friendly and welcoming. The food was amazing and exactly how we described and tasted before hand. We had no incidents in which he said he would or could do something and did not deliver. He delivered exactly what we wanted and much much more. All of our guests raved about the food and still talk about it and have requested his info for future events. The only disappointing thing is that the food is all gone and we have to wait until we have another party before we get the privilege of working with Christopher’s Kitchen, his staff and enjoying their amazing creations.
Lauren and Eric
We found Christopher’s Kitchen on a Google search. I liked the fact that the tasting was by appointment and took place in their kitchen while they prepared the food. Not one detail was overlooked and they even offered us wine with our tasting. The presentation of the food itself during the tasting was amazing and the food was even better. After attending other tastings that were not personalized, I knew right then that I wanted to work with Christopher and Sandra. Their attention to detail was impeccable and the communication between us was very easy via email. Christopher helped arrange all of our vendor rentals for the location as well, which was a major stress relief for my husband and I as we wouldn’t even know where to begin ordering tableware, chairs, tables, etc. for 115 guests. Our event took place at a large house in LBI and Christopher and his staff brought everything in that they needed. They even prepared sandwiches for us the morning of our wedding, which was fantastic. Their entire staff was incredibly friendly and all of my guests raved about the cocktail hours, especially the lobster bisque and the crab cakes. Beyond the food the service was unparalleled. Sandra helped us set up and decorate our tables; laid out flower petals as an aisle on the beach and helped set out all of the table place cards as well as any other things that came up during the reception. I would highly recommend Christopher’s Kitchen to anyone looking for a customized event with amazing food, impeccable service and a friendly staff. Our wedding was perfect – everything went incredibly well and that was because we had such a fantastic catering service helping us along the way. Thank you Christopher, Sandra and the rest of the staff for making our wedding day unforgettable!!
Heidi and John
I wanted to sincerely thank you for Saturday night. You and your staff
made the night very special for Rose. Everyone was raving about how good the food was. I saw one of my
neighbors yesterday and he said that “the food was better than any wedding I went to.” The staff, as well as the bartenders, were attentive, hard working and a lot of fun, as well.
Thanks again and I hope to see you soon to try your wonderful food again.Thanks again,
WarrenI can’t say enough about how wonderful my birthday dinner was! The food was delicious — people raved about the fish! The linens, chairs and tableware looked stunning, and your entire staff treated us like family.
I especially appreciated your calmness, focus, and attention to detail throughout the entire night, and wouldn’t bat an eyelid to hire or recommend you for another event.
Thank you so much for everything! Many blessings to you!
Darren and I still talk about how fabulous you and Sandra were, as well as your staff. Darren can’t get over how calm, cool and collected you were during the entirety of the wedding!
I cannot say enough positive things about my experience with Christopher and his staff at Christopher’s Kitchen. Christopher went above and beyond his responsibilities for our wedding. During the planning of our wedding, I had a myriad of questions and Christopher was always extremely prompt, professional, and helpful in his responses. He always made himself available to me. My husband and I had our wedding at our house which can prove quite logistically complex. However, with the help of Christopher and his staff, the process was made simple, seamless, and stress-free. Christopher was with us every step of the way-from the early stages of the wedding planning, to helping us with organizing the tent, table, linen rentals, etc., through to the day of the wedding which was beautifully and elegantly executed.
Now for the most important part-the food! From the pre-ceremony oysters and champagne through to the delectable desserts, all of the food was magnificent. Many of our guests are self-proclaimed “foodies” so we wanted to ensure the highest quality of food possible. With Christopher, we achieved this and more. The compliments we received during the wedding and still now (over one week later) are overwhelming! Among other compliments, my friends continue to tell me how amazing the lobster bisque shooters, coconut rice, and macadamia crusted grouper were. Following the wedding, we returned to our house and kitchen to find that he and his staff left our home completely spotless. Amazing! Then, to our pleasant surprise we found a refrigerator filled with leftover food from the wedding. Because of this, we were able to continue to entertain friends and family at our home during the week – an amazing extension to our wedding.
Though I had high expectations from Christopher and his staff from the beginning, he significantly surpassed them in every imaginable way. My husband and I had a world-class wedding that could not have been accomplished without Christopher. Cannot wait to hire Christopher’s Kitchen for my next party!
Heather and Darren Isaacs
Christopher catered an event for us at the Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club this past summer. It was an informal family summer BBQ menu and it was PERFECT!!! The food was DELICIOUS, perfectly presented and all the necessary accoutrement included. Amazingly, he did this for us with not much notice for over 80 people. Everyone was so pleased with the menu and the dinner. I was truly thrilled, and I cannot say enough about the professionalism displayed by him and ”his kitchen” !!!
Over the top great! The food was outstanding! Everyone raved about it. We still have a house full of guests staying with us and we were just eating the leftovers which are still delicious. David and I were both extremely pleased. You delivered on everything you promised and then some. I can’t believe I took a “risk” on hiring a company whose food I had never tasted and got results so beyond expectations in terms of menu design, flavor, portion and presentation. You really listened to our vision and ideas on the food and style for our event and you delivered successfully in all ways. This was an important and memorable event for our extended family and having you as the caterer allowed us to fully enjoy the day.The food really was perfect…and as Martha would say…”that’s a good thing”.
Your catering service was amazing! Everyone raved about the food and wished that they weren’t so full so they could keep eating it! It was so impressive! Many people told me they had never had such good food at a wedding before. My daughter’s backyard wedding was on an extremely hot day, but your servers never broke a sweat and added so much to the event with their friendliness. I was particularly impressed that when my 82 year old father couldn’t handle the heat and came into the house, your staff made sure he had water and kept checking on him. You left my kitchen cleaner than it was when you arrived. I am so glad you were able to cater the wedding. Everything was perfect!
I cannot speak highly enough of Christopher’s Kitchen. Christopher and his staff made my husband’s 40thbirthday a truly spectacular event. The food was incredible! My guests were completely amazed with everything they ate throughout the night. From the baby lamb chops and peking duck ravioli, to the delicious pear salad with spicy walnuts, to entrees of short ribs and tuna that just melted in your mouth, to individual chocolate lava cakes with fresh whipped cream and berries…, everyone was in awe the entire evening. Christopher’s creations are truly impressive. Not only was the food spectacular, but the presentation was perfection; he meticulously plated each course. The staff could not be more courteous or professional. We never once had to ask for anything; they were on top of all of my guests’ needs. At the end of the night, everything was left spotless. My husband says it was the best birthday he has ever had, and my friends are still calling to thank us for such an incredible experience. Everything they did exceeded all expectations!
Melissa A. Volet
Thank you so much for creating a “perfect” (and I don’t use that word lightly) dinner party at our home. The menu we selected was prepared and presented beautifully, as was Sandra’s serving. There was nothing more we could have desired. The clean-up was flawless and my kitchen was spotless when you and Sandra left–you wouldn’t know there was a fabulous dinner party served through that kitchen that evening. Our guests all commented on how much they enjoyed the entire experience. We will definitely call on you again if/when the opportunity arises; and, we will definitely recommend Christopher’s Kitchen highly. Christopher, thank you again for a delicious and elegant experience.
Ed and Betty Gardiner
I wanted to let you know how absolutley pleased I was with the catering for my party. I have never had so many people let me know how much they enjoyed the food at an event at my house! The food for the party really was the most important aspect for me. You honestly totally surpassed my expectations. Everything was so fresh and absolutely delicious. I really cantnot even pick a favorite item because they were all so good. Not only did the food taste phenomenal, but the presentation of it, as well as how beautiful you made the table look, was stunning.
Your staff was great and you were such a pleasure to work with. I’ve already been asked numerous times when my next party will be. You have set the bar extremely high.
I really look forward to using your catering services again.
Christopher catered my daughter’s bridal shower tea party. When I called and explained that I was looking for something a little out of the ordinary, more in line with a high tea luncheon, I was surprised that he didn’t hang up. Instead, he promptly replied that he would put a menu together for my review and we could tweek it from there. Well, no tweaking necessary. The menu was exquisite. But would it taste good? The day of the shower Christopher was prompt, curteous and professional. The food was delicious from appetizers to salads to gourmet sandwiches. The presentation was supurb. He satisfied the culinary cravings of 46 women. No easy feat! My New York guests all wished they had Christopher’s Kitchen nearby. All I can say is thank you, Christopher. You were a very big part of making beautiful memories for me and my daughter.
Sorry it’s taken me so long to get this to you but I have to tell you that YOU MADE MY THANKSGIVING!!! I was blown away by the quality, quantity and presentation of our Thanksgiving meal. Every single item we ordered was absolutely fantastic….and I have to tell you I, and my family, are not easy to please. Even the salad dressing was AMAZING!!! Everything! Incredible, affordable, perfectly packaged, absolutely perfectly cooked (the vegetable medley was astonishingly PERFECT in how it was cooked)…. FIVE STARS!!! TEN STARS!!! We’ll be back for Christmas, I can guarantee. Thanks so much – and I’m telling lots of friends about you. Let me know if a testimonial would be welcomed!
Eileen Guzmich – Tinton Falls/Manhattan
Dear Christopher,I want to thank you so very much, and tell you how great everything was on Saturday. Your menu, the food, the presentation were beyond superb and excellent. The service was wonderful…you and Cat are a great team. My friends are still talking about your absolutely unbelievable amazing food, and how charming, good natured and professional you and Cat are. I am sure they will definitely call you for their events as well as tell other people about you.So on behalf of Henry and myself thank you again for an amazing culinary adventure that certainly outdid our expectations. You are terrific!
Vivien Karpf – Monroe, NJ
I want to thank you again for the catering you provided for my son’s Bar Mitzvah party in our home. Every detail, from food to setup to service, was exceptional.When I arrived home just as the party was about to begin, the kitchen was gorgeous! It looked like a Hollywood soundstage, neat and tidy, with all the lights on and so much colorful, beautifully presented food. You and your staff of five were working like finely tuned clockwork. The living, family, and dining rooms had been transformed with elegantly set dining tables; it looked like a wedding. As the party progressed, your staff was simultaneously invisible and perfectly courteous while passing hors d’oeuvres, tending to drinks, setting up the buffet, and cleaning up. The cleanup job was excellent!
There aren’t sufficient words to describe how delicious all the food was. All of our guests (yes, all of them!) told us how much they enjoyed it. Special thanks to you for working with me to offer a good selection of vegan and non-vegan dishes. With the many vegetarian and vegan guests we had, this worked perfectly. Everything was excellent, and my personal favorites from our menu were the potato pancakes with apple chutney; the stuffed mushrooms with artichokes and spinach; the arugula salad; and the horseradish crusted salmon with the preserved lemon aioli. The salmon was one of the biggest hits. When people wanted snacks later, that was the first thing they asked for! Also, some of the kids told me the mac and cheese was the best they had ever had.
From beginning to end, it was an absolute pleasure to work with you, and I thank you again! Please feel free to publish this testimonial to your web page.
Stephanie Baum – Monroe Township, NJ
Everything was FABULOUS! The food was incredible. The service was impeccable. Kat and crew were so very helpful and attentive. My guests raved! I would certainly appreciate it if you could send some business cards or brochures. Several guests asked for your information.Thank you so very much for being able to accommodate me on such short notice and for making a potentially stressful day a wonderful, elegant and memorable event!
Gina Ruela – Woodbridge, NJ
Thank you so much for making yesterday our most delicious, and easy, Christmas ever! Everything was delicious.
It was a pleasure dealing with you from start to finish. Please feel free to use us as a reference. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the service and the food.
Joe and Carol Lifrieri – Bridgewater, NJ
My wife and I could not start our day without first letting you know how absolutely wonderful “our Thanksgiving dinner” was. The food you prepared was exceptionally flavorful – better than we could have ever imagined. Our guests were so impressed with every dish they invited themselves back for next year.
We need business cards of yours, because my wife works at a school and there was a line of faculty members who were waiting for the outcome and she can’t stop singing your praises.
Again, thank you for making our 2008 Thanksgiving a rousing success.
Fred and Mary Ellen – Ocean, NJ
I just wanted to say thank you and tell you how AMAZING Thanksgiving was. I thought we would run out of mashed potatoes???? HAH!?!?!? That apple pie was the most amazing I have ever had, the turkey was so moist, the stuffing was out-of-the-bird perfect…everything was so good. I would definitely order from you again. My whole family was just thrilled with the meal.
Thanks so much for making my Thanksgiving a success and making it easy for me to have at my tiny condo!
Kristen Mahoney – Bradley Beach, NJ
Our thanksgiving feast exceeded our expectations by miles! You are a terrific chef!
The crabcakes are so full of crab! The risotto cakes with the sage cream ahhhhhh….to die to for yuummmmy! The delicious caramel gooey inside of the apple pie. Everything, absolutely everything was wonderful!
Thank you so much
Christine Veronelli – Middletown, NJ
Thank you so much for providing a stress free dinner party with over the top food, my guests were raving about the food and presentation. My husband said it was fantastic and loved the food, we will definitely use you again and will recommend you to friends. Also Debra was great and such a help with the clean up.
Lisa Ledo – Holmdel, NJ
Your menu selection/ingredients were phenomenal and the guests raved about the food…and they ate EVERYTHING. To quote an 8-yr old today “Mom, this is the best chicken I’ve ever had!” Throughout the process of getting this party together it was refreshing to work with someone like you who returned my calls with remarkable speed, really listened to the vision I had in mind for the food at the event, and was extremely considerate of my budget limits.
Adria Kinnier – Southampton, NJ
It was an absolute pleasure working with you in creating a very special evening for my wife’s 50th birthday. The dinner party for two was perfect for the both of us. The menu you created was delicious, meticulously prepared and presented. We hardly knew you were in the kitchen yet you were friendly and attentive. It was one of the most relaxing evenings we had ever spent in our home. Thank you for a terrific experience.
Bill Tracey – Middletown, NJ
Your food is amazing. Everything you cook is full of flavor, fresh and better than eating in a restaurant. It is sure comforting knowing that everything you make is all natural and unprocessed. It’s hard to believe that a meal delivery service can taste so good and actually be good for you.
Julie Sanders – Rumson, NJ
You have been the savior to this family. With both of us working it was always a challenge to get dinner on the table and to eat as a family. Not only do we eat together now but your food is awesome and the kids love it too. I can’t wait to tell my friend’s what I am having for dinner every night. Thank you so much Christopher!
Janine Kaufman – Marlboro, NJ
Your catering is definitely the best around. Everything you made for our daughter’s sweet 16 party was perfect. Everyone wanted to know who catered the party.
Joan Vincenzo – Red Bank, NJ
Chris did a superb job of organizing an in home cooking class. There were twelve of us – some “helped” him cook, while others just watched. We had a wonderful time and the food was fantastic. He came with all the food and all the equipment he needed and even cleaned up and was charming the entire time. It was a great way to have an informal party and was very informative as well.
Nona Schwartz – East Brunswick, NJ
Hands down the best decision I have ever made. Not only do I enjoy high quality prepared meals at my leisure but I feel so much better and full of energy. I even use the personal chef service for my parents now. I was worried with their dietary restrictions and allergies but Chef Christopher Dutka has made them very, very happy.
Stephen Balducci – Princeton, NJ