Being from Manhattan, we consider ourselves food snobs. I can honestly say that Chef Gina's feast was one of the most delicious meals we have ever eaten.
right down to the sauce, was made from scratch and was inventive, fresh, and absolutely delicious. Our guests were so impressed and well-fed!
Chef Gina has an amazing ability to cook very gourmet food in a relaxed and effortless manner, truly taking our party to a different level.
And most importantly, we didn't lift a finger!!
We only wish she was on the East Coast."
-Sarah Balk Ostrie
My girlfriends and I hired a private chef in San Diego. We hired Chef Gina for our girlfriend's bachelorette party in Del Mar. Chef Gina prepared a four-course dinner and mixology presentation for the five of us. The process from beginning to end was nothing but a pleasure! Gina was incredibly professional with scheduling, menu planning, pricing, etc. The hardest part of the entire experience was picking from all of the AMAZING dishes that Gina offered. Chef Gina arrived on time, prepped everything, and cleaned up before she left. It was completely effortless on our part and all we had to do was enjoy the food and cocktails. We had so much fun with Chef Gina as she showed us how to make four original cocktails--her attention detail was impeccable from all of the garnishes to providing us with a printout of the recipes to keep. We listened to music and hung out with Chef Gina just like she was the sixth member of our bachelorette party. Dinner was spectacular--one of the best meals that I've had in a long time. The food was original and delicious. In fact, it was far better than any of the other meals that we ate in Del Mar's best restaurants that weekend. Chef Gina even saved us the leftovers (which we devoured the next day)! I cannot recommend Chef Gina enough--her dinner that night was the bride's favorite moment of the entire weekend. We only wish that Chef Gina was in Los Angeles so that we could hire her every weekend!
Thanks again Gina! You were absolutely awesome!
It was a pleasure to meet you and oh my, how wonderful to have you in my kitchen! Your meal was superb, everything about the presentation, service, and taste was out of this world! I really am happy it was you who shared this very special event in my life! Thank you so much for your attention to detail, extraordinary meal, and your ready smile! I'm sure we'll meet again!
Thank you again for helping to make his evening as lovely as it was. I found Gina at the very last minute why scrambling to put my plans together. Luckily she was available when I needed her. She came and she blew our mind with the lovely dishes she prepared for us. We will definitely be using Gina again for other events
"This summer I celebrated a BIG birthday and wanted to make it a special occasion. Chef Gina did just that! She came to the beach house where we were staying and prepared a fabulous meal for our group of 14. I did not have to lift a finger. Gina arrived a couple hours before the party began with everything she needed to create a dinner we won't soon forget. From the appetizers (blue cheese creme brûlée figs, truffle french fries, bruschetta) to the braised beef short ribs, the food was superb. Chef Gina used our decades-old family recipe for my birthday cake! She went above and beyond our expectations - she even made a last-minute stop to get the ice cream.
And when the evening was over, she and her assistant had the kitchen looking as if no one had been there! I cannot say enough about Gina - her skills as a chef and as a person. Everyone who was at the party is still talking about Chef Gina. I know we will be using her again."
5 STAR REVIEW
Chef Gina did the food for my all ladies' 40th birthday brunch party, about 10 of us. It was beautifully presented and so delicious. She put all the finishing touches on things, a beautiful champagne bubble bar along with a huge spread for brunch - including my fave eggs benedict! I'd hire her again. All the ladies loved it. And Gina was easy to coordinate and work with.
5 STAR REVIEW
Wow! Where to start! Chef Gina was a godsend for us! She not only made an amazingly delicious 40 people meal! But she did it flawlessly In perfect timing with such professionalism and poise!! As a person and a chef, Gina is AWESOME! She is as sweet as her desserts and her character is as tasteful and complete as her entrees!! She was so kind and professional she made us all feel so special, comfortable and wish she was our friend! We plan to use her services many times over and so do our guests! Weeks later our guests were STILL talking about how amazing she and her food was!!!! We can not recommend her ENOUGH!!! You have not had good food until you've had Chef Ginas!