Brackenridge, PA 724-295-2400

The following are actual vendor reviews or selected comments from our clients.

6/15/17  On behalf of Vicki, we were quite happy with everything and all went well.   We appreciate your efforts and will keep you in mind for future events.   There was plenty of food and lots leftover!  Thank you,  Allison (5/21/17 Church dinner)

6/5/17 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  My wife and I had The Chef & I’s food at another friends wedding and when we were engaged, we agreed to contact them immediately. Denny, Vikki, Chef Ray and everyone we worked with were awesome. The guests commented about how much they loved the food and the entire process was so smooth. They cannot be more highly recommended!  (4/29/17 Wedding @ Springdale Veterans)

5/30/17 Everything was amazing Denny and you were right I had plenty!!!  Thank you!  Mary (5/28/17 Graduation party)

5/27/17 Hi Denny,  Everything was absolutely amazing.  You, Vikki and the entire staff were so helpful and kind throughout the entire process of planning for this special day.  The food was perfect.  A lot of compliments from our guests.  All of the attention to detail that you and Vikki took care of really made this process less stressful.  I so appreciated that.  Thank you so much for everything.  I will pass these links to Casey to send review.  She is much better at that than I am.  Good luck with the weddings to come and thank you again.  Marie (5/6/17  Wedding  @ Laube Hall)

5/21/17 Dear Denny, Just wanted to let you know that it was a pleasure working with you for both Pittsburgh Oratory events this year.  Vicki is excellent, your staff is extremely professional, and you enabled St. Nicholas to present very well.  The set up, event, and clean up were very, very smooth.  Sincere thanks for what was a great experience for us. All my best,  Stacie (5/20/17 Ordination @ St. Nick’s)

5/12/17 Hi Denny,  Thank you very much for the great service and food. The room was set up very nicely and we got a lot of compliments on the food. I especially liked the hummus with red pepper and the pita bread. Vikki and her team were very pleasant to work with.  Several attendees asked for cards. Everyone had nothing but praise for the food.  The meats were tender and the veggies had a great texture. Thanks very much again!  Beth & Suzanne (5/9/17 Annual Dinner/Meeting @ Soldiers & Sailors)

5/12/17 Hi! Yes everything was great! A lot of people asked who did our catering because everything was very good. And we had plenty of everything ! Thanks so much.  We will definitely be calling again when we have an event.  Sue (4/29/17  Bridal Shower).

5/8/17 Hi there! The food was fabulous! I will say that I personally preferred the chicken from last year better, just the seasoning. The chicken was delicious and perfectly cooked. Your pasta with fresh tomatoes and basil tastes like a little piece of Tuscan heaven, it is my favorite. We still had a ton left over this year. An entire pan of pasta and a little over half a pan of the green beans and potatoes. Your portions are very generous. I can’t thank you enough! We will be calling you for every event in the future. Thank you so much! Anna (4/8/17 Purse Bash @ Evangel Heights)

4/18/17 Denny,  Everything was great last night. Thanks so much.  Colin (4/17/17 Athletic Awards @ Soldiers & Sailors)

4/9/17 Thank you so much! The food was delicious 🙂 Teryn (4/9/17 Bridal Shower @ Laube Hall)

4/3/17 REVIEW ON THE KNOT: Denny, Vikki, & Chef Rey were amazing! They were so organized from the start, and delivered exactly our vision! The station-style service went off without a hitch. Our guests were raving about the food. The Chef & I staff were there all night to ensure everything went smoothly, and Vikki stayed after to clean up! She seriously is the best!! She was there for days ahead setting up our linen, and everything was perfect. I would recommend them to EVERYONE!!!! (3/25/17 Wedding @ Soldiers & Sailors)

3/22/17 Hi Denny,  I want to thank you and your staff for the wonderful job everyone did at the banquet last night.  The food and service were excellent!!!!  Thank you again!  Sharon (3/21/17 Awards Mixer @ Soldiers & Sailors)

1/29/17 REVIEW ON THE KNOT: The Chef & I was truly wonderful to work with! My husband and I were very impressed with Denny and his staff even from our initial communications and first meeting. On the day of our tasting, the roads were pretty snowy. Denny offered to come meet us in downtown Freeport and he would give us a ride to their property. We were able to make it there on our own, but truly appreciated the offer! When we arrived we were taken into a private room and we met Denny and Vikki. They spent over an hour with us: giving us generous portions of food to taste; showing us photographs of their works and set-up at other wedding receptions; showing us linen and flatware options; going over a very tentative timeline and contract. We really felt like they wanted to get to know us and make everything fit our needs and wants. We had gone to other caterer meetings where there 3 or 4 couples trying food at the same time and we certainly weren’t given the personal attention that we were given at the Chef & I. Denny helped us to come up with a tasty menu that fit our fall/barn-themed wedding. Our guests really loved the food! The tables were set-up beautifully. Our guests also really enjoyed the coffee station that we had. We would definitely recommend the Chef & I!! (10/1/16 Wedding @ Armstrong Farms)

1/17/17 It was very good. Most of the guests thought the food was fantastic. It was very convenient with the set up and return of the heating racks. (1/7/17 Birthday/Christmas Party in Freeport)

12/20/16 Hi Kimberly, Thank you for checking in! Everything was wonderful! Leading up to the day I was extremely happy with my conversations with Denny and Vikki. Even when I had a last minute change that I was sure would annoy Denny, he was extremely understanding and seemed not to mind at all. The night of, from my eyes, everything ran perfectly. Vikki came to me personally early in the reception and then again at the end to make sure everything was going well. My food tasted just as good as I remembered it from our tasting, and I heard several other good comments about the food from our guests.  If there was anything that did not go well with the catering, I didn’t notice and nobody in my family heard about it. Thank you all for doing such a wonderful job, and thank you for checking back in this morning! Merry Christmas! Kari (11/26/16 Wedding @ Soldiers & Sailors)

12/13/16 Hi Kimberly, As I’m sure you know, bride and grooms don’t seem to get a whole lot of time to actually sit down and enjoy their meal. But the food I did get to taste was amazing and we heard all positive feedback from the guests. Everyone said how tender and delicious the meat was. Everything went off perfectly that night. I loved how we got our apps and meals plated to our table and didn’t have to go through the buffet line. We received nothing but positive feedback and if we ever need a caterer again we will be sure to contact you and recommend you! 😊 thanks again for everything! Danielle (11/12/16 Wedding @ Laube Hall)

12/1/16 Hello Kimberly! Thanks for reaching out!  You did not hear incorrectly. Our guests absolutely loved the food, as did we! The two primary compliments we received all night were how awesome we looked and how much they enjoyed the food! haha! By far, my favorite item was the scalloped potatoes. I think I could have eaten the whole pan! We took home a fair share of leftovers (which we are still eating) but everything is still SO good. I also thought you all did a wonderful job displaying the cookies and appetizers. The displays were just beautiful! Chef Ray is one of a kind, especially with those meatball appetizers. We could not get enough of those in the bridal suite!  I also really liked the look of the room. I know we had a discussion regarding the table cloths on the larger rectangular tables, but they looked awesome along with the rest of the tables. Thank you so much for working with us and our budget to accommodate that. We have absolutely nothing negative to remark from our experience with The Chef and I. If I had the opportunity to do it all over again (with the same groom, hehe) I would still choose you guys! You rock! Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for being a huge part of our wedding day, and making it absolutely perfect. (11/5/16 Wedding @ Soldiers & Sailors)

11/23/16 Thank you so much for the wonderful food and services for our wedding at Laube Hall on June 18th.  We really appreciate all the help we received before and during our event. Everyone we spoke to said they absolutely loved the food, and the staff was wonderful!  Everything went perfectly and we owe it to you!  You guys are the best! Thank you for everything, Derek & Elyssia (6/18/16 Wedding @ Laube Hall)

11/11/16 Hi Kimberly, Sorry that it took me a while to respond to your email. Things are finally beginning to settle down for us. We were very pleased with everything at our reception. The food was great, the servers were attentive and professional, and everything seemed to run very smoothly on the day of the wedding. Our families and guests were pleased as well. We were so pleased with the entire process, from our initial meeting where we felt like you wanted to spend time with us and get to know us to sending this follow-up email. All of the communications that we had were timely and professional.  Thank you to you and the entire staff at Chef & I Catering for helping to make our day so wonderful. We will certainly recommend your services in the future! 🙂 (10/1/16 Wedding @ Armstrong Farms)

11/7/16 Hi.  Things are finally back to normal around here.  It’s pretty weird to have all of this free time now!!  Matt and I couldn’t have been any happier with how everything turned out.   I’ve had so many compliments on how great the food tasted.  I will definitely recommend the Chef and I to anyone looking for catering services.  Thank you again so much for everything you did to make our day great!! Denice and Matt (10/1/16 Wedding @ Springdale Veterans)

11/4/16 REVIEW ON WEDDING WIRE: When I was viewing a venue, I saw staff from Chef & I setting up for a wedding that day. I found a business card on one of the tables, and gave them a call a few days later. From there, Denny and his team went above and beyond to make sure that my wedding day went without a hitch! I chose buffet style for the wedding, and the food was absolutely delicious! I highly recommend the sweet & sour meatballs for the cocktail hour – I think one of my groomsmen ate an entire bowl of them! Chef & I Catering made sure that the head table was treated like royalty – We came in and had food from the cock tail hour waiting for us, champagne for toasting, and we were serviced by the wait staff. I was very happy with the service of the wait staff on the day of the wedding. Denny kept in contact and made sure that we had every detail mapped out and that every question was answered. I was so grateful to have a vendor who was on top of communication! If I ever need a catering service again, I will definitely be using Chef & I! (10/22/16 Wedding at Laube Hall)

11/1/16 REVIEW ON WEDDING WIRE: Where to start…the food was delicious and the service was impeccable. They were always there to help us (bride & groom) to get food and ensuring we had the chance to eat. We went with the station option and my only complaint was I thought the food was taken away too soon. We had a lot of compliments on food. Denny was also amazingly flexible when it came time for payment as my parents (who were paying) were in the midst of a hurricane the week prior to our wedding. He was so understanding of the circumstances (lack of mail service). It was one less thing to worry about. And if you go with the station option – the pierogies are a must! Simply amazing. (10/15/16 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

10/22/16 Good morning! Everything was INCREDIBLE! The food was all great, the linens looked gorgeous, really everything went wonderfully! We got SO MANY compliments about all the food but the pasta bar especially!! Even the leftovers are incredible! We would pick you guys over and over again!! Awesome job! Christina (10/8/16 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

10/22/16 REVIEW ON THE KNOT: Great choice for our daughter’s wedding reception. “The Chef and I” personnel were great to work with throughout the planning stage right through to the end of the event. Great food and service. We would be happy to use this catering service again. (7/23/16 Wedding at Renshaw Farms)

10/12/16 REVIEW ON WEDDING WIRE: I live in Florida and picked this Catering based on a friend’s recommendation. This Vendor deserves more than only 5 Stars!!! Can’t say enough about how easy they were to work with not to mention how EVERYONE commented on how delicious the food was! (And we had 375 guests!!) You will not regret choosing The Chef & I for your celebration! (10/8/16 Wedding in Saxonburg)

10/16/16 Thank you so much, everything was delicious.  I will recommend your company to anyone wanting an event catered.  The gentleman who delivered everything was so nice. We appreciate your helping us to make our going away party a great time.  Thank you, again. (10/15/16 Goodbye Party in Freeport)

10/5/16 Hi Denny, Everything went well.  Portions were good.  We had very little left over!  Glad you sent me a message because time just got away from me.  Hope all is well with you! Lisa (9/21/16 Business luncheon)

9/27/16 Denny, Steve here –  We were more than pleased with the service you provided. Not only was the food wonderful, but you made it an easy and memorable experience on our special day. I would be more than happy to give you a 5 star review on The Knot. Not only was it a great experience, but it was wonderful meeting someone that was personable and had a fantastic personality. And I say that about everyone in your staff. From Rey, to the servers, it was an absolute delight. I wish you the best of luck to you on your future business endeavors. If for some reason we ever need you again for a catering event, be sure we will get in touch. If anyone ever asks for a recommendation, we will be sure to give your contact information. Thanks again Denny. Keep in touch! Steve (9/3/16 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

9/19/16 Hi, sorry about the delay in getting back to you.  Everything was great!  There was plenty of food, with just a little bit left over.  It was all delicious!  Thank you again! (9/3/16 Picnic)

9/16/16 Hello Kimberly! We were extremely impressed with everything provided by Chef & I Catering at our reception. The #1 compliment we received about our reception from our guests was how much they LOVED the station-style dinner and the quality and taste of the food. Everyone especially raved about how convenient and versatile the station-style was for a wedding reception. We heard overwhelming positive feedback on how delicious the food was at every single station especially Philly, as you mentioned- all of Mike’s family and friends (from the Philadelphia area) commented that they tasted exactly like the authentic Philly cheese steaks back home. And of course, the delicious taco bar was the cherry on top for the bride! Looking back, we honestly can not think of even one thing to suggest for improvement. Overall, Chef & I was wonderful to work with. You were all very friendly, professional, and dedicated to providing the best possible for our event. Please pass on our thanks to Chef Rey, Denny, and the rest of the staff! Thank you so much again for helping us have the wedding of our dreams! Emily and Mike (8/12/16 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

9/12/16 Denny, Thank you so much for all your help with my wife’s party. She was totally surprised! Your food was EXCELLENT!!!   Every one complimented you on what you put together for me.  OUTSTANDING!!!! Thanks again for everything. Jeff (9/10/16 Surprise Birthday Party)

9/8/16 Everything was perfect on Sunday!  Everyone raved at how delicious the food was!! I was so happy with the food and service and timely manner everything was done! We got there and everyone dug in and raved!!! Thank you again for your service!!! A++ Thanks, Lissette (9/4/16 Baptism Party)

8/31/16 Hello. We were very happy with how everything went. The staff was even helpful to 2 bridal party members that had dietary restrictions. One of them was also nice enough to fill the vases for the bouquets with water during dinner service. We appreciated these extra touches & attention. Plus, the food was awesome! Thank you! Cristy & Ben (8/6/16 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

8/22/16 Hi Kimberly, I apologize for the delay! As far as our wedding goes, everything went PERFECTLY. We received so many compliments on our food… we are still getting compliments! I remember walking in to the room and seeing everything set up, and my jaw hit the floor. It was stunning, and everything that I dreamed it would be. The service was wonderful, and all of the helpers were so pleasant and accommodating. It was truly perfect, and we can’t thank The Chef and I enough! As someone who typically does not like wedding food, you changed my perspective completely! Thank you for everything 🙂 Andrea   (7/30/16 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

7/27/16 I planned on getting back with you today. I had so much company from out of town and mostly everyone is gone this morning. We were all very very pleased with your food and the server. We got so many compliments about how good the food was. We had plenty of food, I was able to pack  a lot up and send home with people. I also served it to my company the next day. I definitely would recommend Chef & I  Catering to anyone that asked if we knew of a good catering company. As a matter of fact, we are giving your name and telephone number to the Fire Hall for them to recommend when someone calls to rent their place. Thank you so much for all the hard work that you have done. It would be great if we could use you again for my mother’s 100 birthday. (7/23/16 90th Birthday Party)

7/25/16 Hi! Yes everything went very well. Denny was right again!!!  Loads of food. Everything was very good.  The fruit salad seemed to be the favorite! Not sure about the slider buns.  Some people seemed to just take the pulled pork without a bun? Thanks for making our Grad party a success. Sharon (7/16/16 Graduation party)

7/19/16 Hi, Everything was wonderful! Many guests asked who the caterer was & there were no business cards left at the end of the party (not even one for me-lol). Your presentation of food & condiments was top notch & the uber polite young man that delivered & set up was a sweetheart! I will come to you folks when I need a caterer again! Thank you for making things wonderful! Hugs Annette (7/17/16 Graduation Party)

7/19/16 Thank you, Kimberly.  We traveled back to Allentown yesterday and I was just about to send you a note to let you know that we were more than pleased with your services.  The food was excellent and plentiful.  It was a special surprise to see the sculptured watermelon!  Thank you so much for everything-it helped us to enjoy the day.  Darla (7/17/16 Birthday party)

7/17/16 REVIEW ON THUMBTACK:  We ordered food for 100 people for my stepson’s graduation party. The food, products and service were exceptional! Exceeded our expectations and will definitely use the Chef and I for all of our future catering needs!  (6/18/16 Graduation Party)

7/8/16 Kimberly, Everything was great.  We were very happy with the food choices we made.  Everyone commented on how good the food was!  Thank you! Sandy (7/2/16 Graduation party)

6/29/16 We were very happy with everything.  We had more than enough food.  Our guests especially loved the penne, pulled pork and potatoes.  Had a lot of leftover baked beans but there were a lot of them to begin with.  The service and the food were wonderful and we will definitely be in touch with you if we need catering for another event.   You guys were awesome! (6/26/16 Graduation party)

6/28/16 Hi! We got many many compliments on the food!! Everything was great..the only thing I would change would be less butter in the potatoes. Thanks again!  P.s. the delivery guy was very nice! Heidi (6/25/16 Graduation party)

6/25/16 REVIEW ON THUMBTACK:   Dropped off on time, friendly service, GREAT guidance in what to choose and how much to order. Received compliments on the food all night. The first time my aunt, a chef at a well regarded restaurant, enjoyed catered party food. Outstanding experience all the way around. Will definitely use them again. (6/24/16 Graduation party)

6/21/16 Thank you for reaching out to me.  I was planning on emailing you today.  Everything was fantastic!!  The food was hot and tasted great.  I have a few family members who manage restaurants and they were impressed with the quality of the food.  The server was extremely friendly and helpful.   I would recommend you to anyone who has a need for a caterer. (6/18/16 Post-Wedding picnic)

6/21/16 Everything was fabulous. Several guests asked for your business card. Chris was also great. Way too much food though. I know….you tried to tell me that. We will be having another grad in 3 years so we will definitely be in touch. Do you ever sell pans of that pasta? (6/11/16 Graduation party)

6/21/16 REVIEW ON THE KNOT  I cannot say enough good things about everyone at the Chef and I Catering. They were the first caterer that we met with, and we loved them so much that we never even met with anyone else. Denny was great at providing recommendations and responding to emails. When we went in for our tasting, they even remembered that I was a vegetarian and had extra things for me to try since I wouldn’t be able to sample many of the menu items. We ended up going with stations and people raved about the food! The food quality was great, and their prices can’t be beat. Plus, their service is exceptional. Truly the best.  (6/11/16 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

6/16/16 Hi Denny,  We are very happy with the whole experience of working with you and everyone at Chef and I.  You all made planning easy with your comprehensive question lists and quick responses to all of our questions.  You all were so nice and easy to work with as well; we felt very comfortable working with you through the entire process.  At the event, your staff members were very attentive and professional, and it was great to see Chef Rey at the event and chat with him a bit as well.  I know a few of my family members took some time talking to Chef Rey.  My aunt and uncle from the Seattle area especially connected with him and had great things to say.  I talked to a few of our guests about the food and they all loved it.  We appreciated your staff members refilling the cookie table, and they made a point to check in with us before leaving to make sure everything was good.  Overall, we are glad we chose your company for our wedding and are very happy with the planning process, service, and food.  Thank you!  Sarah (6/4/16 Wedding at North Park Lodge)

6/14/16 REVIEW ON THUMBTACK:  Denny and company catered a family picnic for 40 people. We had hired this company four years ago, the food was good then, but it was even better this time. The delivery people were efficient and courteous. The menu we chose was picnic-style: herbed chicken, pulled pork sliders, red-skinned potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw and corn cobbettes. (Also rolls and butter). The presentation of the food was exceptional, the price was reasonable, and the food was delicious! When you give a count of people, you will receive full portions. We ordered for 40 people, had 49 people, and leftovers to take home. Probably one third of the guests were children, and I heard no complaints about food selection for the kiddies. I would recommend The Chef and I Catering for any event.  (6/12/16 Christening)

6/10/16 Denny,  Everyone loved the food and we had more than enough! We sent home quite a bit as leftovers for some of the kids that were there. I’m happy you got receipt of the equipment back as well.  I’ll be sure to call on you in the future should the need arise.  Thanks,  Vic (6/6/16 Show Choir Picnic)

6/10/16 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  Denny, Vikki, Chef Rey and the rest of the Chef & I staff were a pleasure to work with. They were the only catering company we met with – the tasting went so well, how could you choose anyone else?! My husband and I share a love of wings/boneless buffalo wings. We decided we had to have that in some form during our cocktail hour as an appetizer. While Chef Rey admitted he had never had a request for them at a wedding before, he gladly accepted the challenge. Not only did my husband and I love them, they were one of the most popular items at our wedding! I highly suggest the chicken Romano (delicious!!), carved beef and the seasonal veggies. We received compliments from all of the entrees/food items but one of the biggest hits was actually the pasta (we did penne noodles and their signature tomato sauce)! I cannot tell you how many people said it was some of the best they ever had (and went back for 2nds and 3rds!). I will most certainly be calling them for pasta in the future! We had so many leftovers to take home at the end of the night as well, except for the boneless wings, apparently everyone loved them! My husband and I, as well as 30+ guests at my parents’ house the day after the wedding feasted on leftovers and they still loved it! Denny was always responsive via email, as well as Vikki. I am so happy we picked the Chef & I, not only because they were affordable, but also the outstanding customer service and quality of food. If you choose them for your wedding reception, you will not be disappointed :). P.S. I am so happy Chef Rey stopped by the dance floor at the end of the night to see how everything went so that I could tell him myself how happy we were with everything! Thank you again! (I have a feeling you will now be adding boneless wings to your appetizer menu in the future!)  (5/21/16 Wedding at Springdale Veterans)

6/10/16.  Sorry just getting back to you.  Everything was wonderful and and yes there was enough food for everyone!!  I am planning on doing another event in April 2017 and will be in touch!!  Blessings, Amy (5/29/16 Purse Bash)

6/8/16 Everything was great and you were right – I had left overs.   Everyone raved about the food.  You will probably getting a couple calls for future parties.  Thank you.  Angela (6/3/16 Graduation Party)

6/2/16  Hi Denny.  Thank you! We were very happy with the reception. The food was delicious, and the service was great. It seemed everything was done efficiently with no problems that I know of. The tables were set up perfectly. The cookie table looked beautiful.  Working with you was a pleasure for us as well. I appreciate your organization and responsiveness. Thanks for everything!  Best,  Kayllie  (5/21/16 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors) 

5/27/16  Hi Denny,  We were very satisfied, in fact delighted, with the event this week. You and your staff were very nice and helpful and the food was delicious. Thank you, Becca (5/25/16 Ordination Reception at St. Nick’s) 

5/26/16 Denny.  I want to thank you and your staff for helping make their day so perfect. I had soooo many people tell me it was the best wedding food they ever had and I agree. I will highly recommend you to anyone that asks for a reference. I wouldn’t change a thing and really appreciate your level of service.  Thanks again.  Karen (mother of the bride) (5/7/16 Wedding at Cooper Hall)

5/24/16 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  Vikki and Denny were a pleasure to work with. They gave us a free tasting even before agreeing to sign with them. They worked with me to help me choose the best menu to get the most bang for my buck. They made my day incredibly special as I didn’t have to think about a thing and everyone said the food was delicious! (5/7/16 Wedding at Armstrong Farms)

5/21/16 (from Beth).  Thanks Denny and Vikki and all of your staff for everything.  The food was great,  (I appreciate that you left the cookies and the drinks out until the end), the staff was friendly and helpful, and the set-up was great.  Our kids seemed to have a nice time.  Thanks again, Beth (5/20/16 Prom at Soldiers & Sailors).  

5/2/16 Denny,  everything was great and there was good feedback.  One person there said they will use you for a small wedding next year, so I hope that works out for you.  Thanks again so much for doing such a great job,   John (4/28/16 Bereavement Lunch)

4/29/16 Hi Denny!  I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. We just finished our finals week. In terms of feedback, we really enjoyed the food and the service. Both you and Vikki were extremely easy to work with and very accommodating to our sometimes last-minute changes and small budget. Thank you again for the great service.  Best,  Sophia (4/15/16 Sorority banquet at Soldiers & Sailors)

4/12/16 The food was delicious!!! Everything was perfect.  I will always keep you in mind for any future catering needs. Thank you!   Angela (3/5/16 Baby Shower)

4/4/16 Hi Denny!  Just wanted to give you and your staff a great big THANK YOU for an amazing event!  Staff was great and very helpful.  Food was AMAZING! Thank you Chef Rey!  You know we all LOVED the carrots and my husband said there was something special about the potatoes also.  We were very pleased with everything (except Kelly said there were no snacks on the front table when they came back from pictures)  Thank you thank you thank you for everything!  Stacy (4/2/16 Wedding at Renshaw Farms)  Caterer’s Note:  We did miss putting appetizers at the head table – our mistake.

3/26/16 REVIEW ON THUMBTACK:  I used The Chef and I for my husband’s Retirement Party and Denny worked so well with my requests. The food was outstanding!! The caterers were on time, set everything up, everything went great! Wonderful job! Thanks again Denny!! Nikki Lee M. (3/12/16 Retirement Party)

3/24/16 Dear Denny,  On behalf of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc., please accept my sincere thanks and appreciation for providing such a delicious menu for our guests attending the Joseph A. Dugan Jr. Hall of Valor luncheon. Chef Rey did an outstanding job. As always, Vikki provides attention to details along with terrific organizational skills and professionalism.  Sincerely, Amber (3/20/16 Hall of Valor Induction at Soldiers & Sailors).

3/23/16 Hi Denny,  We just wanted to thank you, Vikki and the rest of the staff for the outstanding job you guys did last night.  Set-up was perfect and the food was fantastic!   Thank you again!  Sharon (3/22/16 Employer’s Banquet at Soldiers & Sailors)

3/17/16 Hi Denny,  I wanted to thank you again. The food and the service were amazing. I greatly appreciate everything. We will definitely use your catering in the future. Thank you so much!!!  Have a great day!!  Beckie (3/17/16 Company Lunch)

2/4/16 Everything was just great.  You guys did an outstanding job and all the guests were very impressed as were we.  We were very happy that all the food that was left was well packaged. All of us enjoyed it again on Sunday.  I have already recommended you to a few who are getting married later this year.  Thanks again for a great job by all of you.  Myles and Irene (1/23/16 Wedding @ Soldiers & Sailors)

1/28/16 Hi Denny,  Sorry for the delayed response – we were gone in our honeymoon the last few weeks; just getting caught up now.  We were very happy with everything at the reception – your staff did an awesome job, everything went smoothly, we got a lot of compliments on the food (the hot sausage was a hit!) – and we enjoyed the leftovers. And I even heard that you accommodated my one sister in law who had a food allergy.  Sorry I don’t have any constructive criticism for you, but everything was wonderful. Thank you so much and please extend our thanks to all your staff!  Best Wishes,  Kelly & Michael (12/19/15 Wedding @ Springdale Veterans.)

12/18/15 Everything worked out GREAT!! Food was Excellent!! Will keep you in mind for future events!! Thank you and Have A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!!  Stephanie (12/17/15 Employee Lunch)

12/14/15 Good morning, Denny:  Everything was great, thank you very much for your service.  Your staff was wonderful.  Kelly (12/5/15 Company Party)

12/12/15 Hello Everyone, I just wanted to thank you all for all your hard work for our Dining-In event last night! Our event was a success and an overall great time. The food was excellent, the cake was delicious, and everything went off without a hitch.  It has certainly been a pleasure working with all of you. Please have a happy holiday and best of luck with your future events!  Violet (12/11/15 Military Dinner at Soldiers & Sailors)

12/12/15 Hi Denny, I want to thank you again for coming to the rescue when we were in a bind.  The Chef and I provided us with an amazing meal! The flavor of  the pork was unique and what appeared to be a bread pudding melted in our mouths. The smashed potatoes were a favorite in our office for several days post Christmas party. As for the green beans, one of my therapists made them her meal, they were so delicious! I could go on, but all to say thank you for making it a wonderful hot meal and being so timely with its arrival. My husband who is the food critic of the family, even ate it with his left hand. Thanks again Denny; I will be providing you with some future referrals. Happy Holidays! Susan (12/9/15 Company Party)

12/12/15 Hello! We were beyond happy with how everything turned out. All of the guests loved the food and all the services!! Thank you so much to all of your staff helping out to make that day so wonderful! We would absolutely recommend the Chef and I catering to everyone. It truly was just perfect and we cannot thank you enough!  Thank you thank you!!  Lauren (11/21/15 Wedding at Laube hall)

11/25/15 Denny, we will never go anywhere else!!! Everything was absolutely delicious.  The pasta (and I am a foodie for sure) was the best I have ever had.  Thank you thank you thank you!!  The girls at Cabin Greens were very nice and helpful.  The only thing….we had SO much left over.  TONS.  Extremely generous portions.  The folks setting up were wonderful too.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.   Blessings, Anna (11/21/15 “Purse Bash” Fundraiser at Renshaw Farms)

11/23/15 Hi Denny, Sorry it’s taken so long to respond! I wanted to let you know that everything for the wedding went perfect!! The food was fantastic, although I didn’t get to eat a whole lot due to not having much of an appetite, but what I did have was delicious!! I’ve had so many compliments on how great the food was, even people telling me it’s the best wedding food they’ve ever had!  Your staff was great and everything went smoothly! I think your team did a fantastic job and I honestly have no complaints, although we forgot all of our leftovers, we were notified that it was packed up for us, so our fault!  Thank you so much, Tiffany (10/10/15 Wedding @ Soldiers & Sailors)

11/15/15 Hi Denny:  Everything was perfect! Food was excellent, and the ham was the hit of the night! Your crew did a super job! They actually bumped dinner up a few minutes and that worked very well. Thanks for helping to make Casey’s wedding a super success. You have all my future business and referrals.  Laurie  (10/31/15 Wedding at The Butler Mansion)

11/10/15 Denny,  Hi!  Thank you for following up.  Everything was wonderful!!! So many different parents came up to me to tell me how great everything was.  The service was also excellent.  By the way, you were right, we did have a lot of food leftover.  When we plan the banquet next year, we will be calling you. Thank you again. Stacey (11/8/15 Soccer Banquet at Renshaw Farms).

11/9/15 Denny, Everything was delicious, delivered right on time and there was plenty! I think everyone took some home, and we are still eating leftovers that taste delicious! Thank you for all your care providing us with our meal to celebrate the wedding!  Marcia (11/5/15 casual Wedding Dinner at client residence).

10/29/15 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  Denny and the whole team at Chef & I catering were wonderful to work with and provided great food for our wedding. We received many compliments on the food from our guests and were very satisfied ourselves. If you are looking for a wedding vendor you can trust, look no further than Chef & I catering. I would hire their services again in a heartbeat.  (8/15/15 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

10/28/15 Hey Denny, We were thrilled with everything you guys took care of! You’re right, the food was a huge hit! We are still getting compliments on it. We are honestly so happy with our whole experience with you! You couldn’t have made it any easier on us, regarding service, price, and taste! I would recommend you to anyone and definitely use your services again in the future if we need catering! Thank you so much for everything! It’s on my to do list to write you all a great review on The Knot! Let me know if there’s anywhere else you’d like the review. Thanks again!  Amy (10/3/15 Wedding at Armstrong Farms)

10/19/15 Hi there!  I am so extremely sorry I have not gotten back to you yet! The dust took a while to settle.  The food truly was magnificent and the service was impeccable. You and your staff were a joy to work with and so attentive, even down to the last detail (like no onions in the salad!).   Rey is very much welcome! I’m only sorry he had to work on his birthday.  I will be certainly recommending you to all my newly engaged friends, and anyone else that needs an event catered.  Please give everyone my sincerest thanks, and have a wonderful rest of your night.  Best, Meaghan  (9/5/15 Wedding at Laube Hall)

10/16/15 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  Denny and chef Rae were so fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed working with them from the first email until the follow up after the wedding. Denny is prompt and very professional when corresponding. I was very specific with my requests and they did not let me down. Denny was able to work with our budget and even then, the food was absolutely fantastic! I’ve been to a lot of weddings and while I would say our food was the among the best, our guests confirmed that the food was superb! The wait staff was kind, energetic and eager to please…which was so nice on such a stressful day. The entire team did a wonderful job!  (6/20/15 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

10/15/16 REVIEW ON WEDDING WIRE:  Chef and I catering in Freeport, PA. is the way to go for all of your catering needs. Denny is very professional, affordable, and knowledgeable. He listens to you wants and needs and is very straightforward with what he can do. His staff is excellent! His chef is world class! The food, decor, and them being there every step of the way made our wedding day that much more spectacular. If you decide to go with the Chef and I catering, that will be one less headache that you will have with wedding planning. They make the catering part easy and stress free. I strongly recommend them!  (5/30/15 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

10/15/16 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:    Very easy to work with. Always available. Great price for good food. They offered sit-down dinner for much less than competitors and pulled it off wonderfully!  (5/24/15 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

10/14/15 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  Denny & the crew are awesome! They are willing to customize your order, dress your table up AND keep you on target with your budget. The staff is professional and several guests commented on having the best wedding food ever!  Thanks so much for making the day so easy, guys!  Xo Russ & Julia  (8/8/15 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

10/13/15 REVIEW ON WEDDING WIRE: Chris said…  Everything about Chef & I was wonderful. It absolutely added to our special day. The Staff/Food and Portions were amazing in all aspects. The options were tough, I didn’t know exactly which I wanted, so I honestly ate some of it all ha ha. I made a plate and ate more later, shhhhh don’t tell my wife 😉   (8/8/15 Wedding @ Armstrong Farms)

10/12/15 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  My wedding this last spring would not have been nearly what it was without Denny and the Chef and I catering staff. They were willing to meet with me early, provide me a free tasting (lunch!!) and an overly detailed list of what I could expect from the catering team for our wedding day reception. It was really easy to communicate with Denny via email and phone call. We reviewed all of the details a few weeks before the wedding and made any last minute adjustments. Vicki, who set up the tables at Laube Hall, was super easy to work with as well. She accommodated my wishes for hall layout and was there early setting up tables/chairs so I had time to get my centerpieces ready. Last but not least, the food was just SO GOOD!! I had a few guests come up to me more than a week after the wedding and comment on how great the food was. All the guests were so pleased. The head table got their share of appetizers, too, and all the leftovers were packaged to take home (and we enjoyed them for the next week!) A HUGE thanks to Denny, Vicki, and all the chefs/staff at the Chef and I. My husband Nick and I were truly happy with their services and would recommend them to anyone!   (5/23/15 Wedding at Laube hall).

10/9/15 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  Highly Recommended!   The Chef & I was a wonderful company to work with. They did everything possible to make sure my wedding day went as planned. They were so easy to work with and gave me everything I wanted. My guests raved about how good the food was and attentive the staff was. Everything turned out perfect. They were also very affordable for us. I would recommend them to anyone! (7/18/15 Wedding at West Leechburg Fire Hall)

10/5/15 Guten Morgen from Germany Denny.  Ian and I were so pleased with everything you guys did for us. The staff was awesome and the service was so quick. What really put the icing on the top of the cake was your serving my grandparents. It seriously meant so much to my dad. He mentioned to me the next day how awesome and considerate that was of you.  The food was awesome! I could have eaten our leftovers for days. We all had chicken parm, pasta and potatoes the next day for lunch. The worse thing was that Ian and I could not take the rest back with us on the plane.  Your staff even helped me out with some supplies for packing up cookies at the end of the night.  I could not have asked for more. The food was delicious and exactly what we wanted/expected. It did not lack quality despite being buffet style. Thank you so much for everything. It was difficult planning our wedding from abroad, but you made it so much easier on us! You definitely have a good recommendation coming from us.  Thanks again! Charnele (9/12/15 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors).

9/26/15   Hi Denny,  We had a great time, and we’re very happy that we went with The Chef and I. I think the stations with salad on the table really streamlined everything, and our guests were happy!   Thanks for all of your hard work-we appreciated it!  Callie (9/6/15 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

9/14/15 Denny, The trip was amazing but being back to the real world is a hard hit! As far as feedback regarding the food and overall service, I have nothing but good things to say about you personally, your staff and your company. We received plenty of verbal compliments and but the biggest compliment of them all is the fact that we had almost nothing leftover! You were so helpful and I appreciate everything you did to make our day perfect. I would recommend you to ANYONE!  Thank you!  -Lindsey (8/22/15 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

9/12/15 Denny, Everything was absolutely perfect!! The food was fantastic–particularly the pasta! The staff was professional and attentive to our needs. The table settings were exactly as planned and described. I have nothing but praise for you and your business.  Thank you!!!  Ashley (8/29/15 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

9/8/15 REVIEW ON WEDDING WIRE:  Denny and his team are AMAZING! They are so easy to work with. Our venue was in Oakland, and was not the easiest in terms of accessibility, but The Chef & I made it work, and it was flawless. Our guests are still talking about how fantastic their food was. Denny is also willing to work with you and your budget. It was important for my husband and I to stay within our budget, and Denny made that possible, without cutting back on the variety or quality of food. He also has helpful suggestions as to what foods travel best (since our venue was a little far from their kitchen,). My husband and I highly recommend The Chef & I. (3/14/15 Wedding at Bigelow Conference Center)

9/3/15 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  We had The Chef & I Catering for our wedding this summer and could not have been happier! Not only was the food delicious, but it was right within our price range! It really does not get any better with amazing food that is still within a good budget. Highly recommend!! The Chicken Elizabeth, mashed red skin potatoes, vegetable medley, and creamy alfredo with farfalle pasta were fantastic. We had a Russian wedding to respect our families and they were able to accommodate great to it. Denny and his team worked great to make our day special and memorable. Very easy to work with! Will recommend to anyone!! (8/2/15 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

8/30/15 REVIEWS ON THE KNOT & WEDDING WIRE:  The Chef & I Catering was a total win in my wedding planning book!  Denny was fantastic to work with and did anything he could to accommodate me and stay within my budget at that same time. He touched base with me throughout the 8 month leading up to my wedding making sure I knew all was in order and we were on the same page.  Most importantly, my guests raved about the food, and there was plenty of it. No one left my reception hungry.  His staff was punctual, friendly and very professional. I would recommend them to anyone who asks me. (6/12/15 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

8/21/15 REVIEW ON THE KNOT: For our April 2015 wedding, we had the Chef & I Catering organize a stations style wedding. With over 220 guests I didnt know if we would pull it off since many other caterers denied us for this request! We had our reception at Laube Hall in Freeport, PA. Denny and his team made everything flow smoothly, and the stations style was a HUGE hit – everyone absolutely loved it! The food was absolutely perfect, and the price was affordable. I would hire Denny again and again for making our wedding day so perfect (4/25/15 Wedding at Laube Hall).

8/20/15 REVIEWS ON THE KNOT & WEDDING WIRE:  When searching for a caterer we really were looking for somewhere that had great food and would be able to handle flipping the room from the Ceremony to the Reception and of course price was a factor as well. I can honestly say that Chef & I not only delivered our three expectations they far surpassed them. The food was AMAZING! It has been 6 months since our wedding and we still have friends and family talk to us about how good the food was. It was truly restaurant quality, not your typical wedding quality.They were also very organized and prepared for the flip and made it so smooth. Not only did they perform the flip quickly and flawlessly, they had enough time to take pictures on our Wedpic app of the venue and the tables. This was unexpected and a great surprise.We have recommended Chef & I to any engaged couple we meet. I honestly don’t think there is a better catering company in Pittsburgh. They give you the time and attention you need at a great price with fantastic food that will have your guests asking for seconds, or maybe even thirds.  (1/10/15 Wedding at The Pittsburgh Opera House)

8/10/15 I wanted to thank you for everything that you did to make our day special. The food was amazing and the service was perfect. Your staff was very professional. Everyone loved the food and said it was some of the best that they have had. The table settings were perfect as well. The day went absolutely wonderful and couldn’t have asked for anything better! Thank you. Melissa (8/8/15 Wedding at Armstrong Farms)

7/31/15 Hi Denny,  Everything was great! We had plenty of food which was wonderful! There were so many compliments on how good it was. The decorations with the lights under the tables were so pretty too. Glad I got to have that. The service was perfect also! You guys did a very good job and I thank you all very much!  (6/27/15 Wedding at Laube Hall)

7/28/15 REVIEW ON WEDDING WIRE:  Denny and his crew are OUTSTANDING!! Our wedding went off without a hitch and I owe to this catering service. From the moment we met Denny and his team it was like they really cared about us and our big day. They are so easy to get a hold of and respond quickly to any questions you may have. I was told by so many of our guests that this was “best wedding food they have ever had.” I highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a caterer.  (6/27/15 Wedding at Springdale Vets)

7/21/15 Denny, Everything was great!  Many people complimented the food.  Thanks  Linda (6/28/15 Graduation Party)

7/14/15 Denny,  Your staff did such a wonderful job! I honestly have nothing but wonderful things to say about my experience with you and your catering company. I hope all is well,  Brittany (6/20/15 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

6/30/15 Denny, The food was awesome! I got nothing but complements on it. Your staff was pleasant, punctual, and polite. I couldn’t be happier with the service you provided me and plan on recommending your catering to anyone who asks me!  Thank you again for being so wonderful to work with! My big day was such a success in every aspect.  -Abbie (6/12/15 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

6/26/15 Hi Denny, Everyone was very happy with the food you provided for our event. Your people were in when they were supposed to be and hung in as long as we needed them. I heard nothing but good things about your people and food from everyone I spoke to.  Thanks again! Michael (6/11/15 Medical Symposium at Soldiers & Sailors)

6/25/15 Hi Denny, Sorry for the delay. We just returned last night from our honeymoon. It was great!  As for the catering at the wedding, I am having trouble thinking of any constructive (negative) feedback to give! Kyle and I thought the food turned out great, and we also received a lot of compliments on both the food and the station style from the guests. I think some of our favorites were still those passed hors d’oeuvres, but I know we also got to try the carving station as well. Kyle said the meatballs were also one of his favorites, and everyone he saw with meatballs had a plate full of them! In the Board Room at Soldiers and Sailors, we stopped one of the waiters to ask if they could bring by some of those passed hors d’oevres by for us. Someone quickly brought a few small trays to leave in there with the bridal party – which was great!  Honestly, we have no complaints. Everything turned out great and we are very thankful for all of the work that you and your team put in to make our wedding day so wonderful!  Thanks, Erica (6/6/15 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

6/23/15 Hi Denny,  We just got back from our honeymoon.  The wedding was amazing and the Chef and I was wonderful and delicious! Vicki did a beautiful job with managing everything and the staff were very professional and nice.  Thanks again for being such a huge part of the wedding! -Kathy (5/30/15 Wedding at Five Pines)

6/12/15 Denny,  Everybody told me the food was great!  The vegetarian option was very popular, and everyone liked it.  Everything seemed to run smoothly (I know it was a lot of work having a plated meal for that many people), but I think it turned out great.  The flatware was beautiful.   I’m definitely recommending you to anyone I know who needs a caterer for a special event!  The food was great and you were very thorough and easy to work with and always took my phone calls!  You all went the extra mile, setting up for me the night before so that everything was so much easier on the day of.  Thank your staff for me!  Thank you again, Lindsay (5/24/15 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

6/8/15 Hi Denny, Vicki, Best Chef and Staff~  I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you that the menu and the food was the hit of the night!!!  We had so many guests just rave on the food and ask who the caterer was for our wedding! I really was thrilled to work with all of you as by the time the wedding arrived, my brain was a bit tired   So having  you all there to help coordinate it was a blessing to us all!   Thanks again!  Pamela and Bill (6/5/15 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors, parents of the bride)

6/5/15 Good Morning Denny,  All my people thoroughly enjoyed the hot chicken, beef, green beans and potatoes and cleaned their plates. Your staff, Vickie? and her helper were professional and courteous. It was just quality food well prepared and that makes hungry people happy and adds to their stay in Pittsburgh.  Thank you for serving us.  (5/28/15 Veterans Luncheon at Soldiers & Sailors)

6/1/15 Hi Denny,  Everything went well from our perspective. Heard only good things about the food, service went well, so no complaints from our end!  Jocelyn (5/9/15 Wedding at Hampton Community Center)

5/25/15 Hey guys!  Just wanted to shoot a quick email about how great everything was. The hall and food could not have been any better. All of the guests were impressed and Nick and I were as happy as we could possibly be. Thank you all for your help!!!! We’ll be sure to recommend!  Natalie (5/23/15 Wedding at Laube Hall)

4/29/15 Hi Denny,  Just to let you know the food was amazing.  Everyone commented on how huge the chicken pieces were.  The pasta was the biggest hit.  Also wanted to let you know that Chris was very nice.  He did a great job….I am sure you will be hearing from us in the future.  Thanks,  Roxanne (4/25/15 Birthday party)

4/28/15 Dear Dennis and Vicki and staff, I just had to express our appreciation for the wonderful reception and dinner at Laube Hall on Saturday. Dinner was truly amazing. Guests raved about the food AND the idea of stations! Everything was so well organized and the food was so delicious. We are still eating some of it and it still tastes great. You met our expectations over and beyond and we truly appreciated the extra little things that your staff did for the preparations and all the packing up of food, etc.  Thank you so much, and we will surely recommend you to others.
Gratefully, John and Maria (4/25/15 Wedding at Laube Hall)  Oh, and I forgot to mention all the replenishing of the cookies…….I know that was a lot of work and your staff never complained- always extremely pleasant.  Thanks again.

4/27/15 Hi Denny:  Just wanted to let you know, everyone raved about how wonderful and delicious the food was for my daughter’s wedding. The food was hot, presented beautifully and most importantly DELICIOUS!! Thanks again for making the experience and transaction an easy one. Elaine (4/25/15 Casual Wedding )

4/25/15 Hi Denny, Everything went great with formal! And we were quite pleased. We truly were appreciative for how kind you were to accommodate us and for being so patient with everything. Thanks again for everything! 🙂  (4/10/15 Sorority Formal at Soldiers & Sailors)

4/20/15 (Thank you card) Denny & Staff, Thank you for doing such a wonderful job at our wedding.  Everything was so perfect and definitely exceeded expectations.  Thanks Drew & Max (3/21/15 Wedding at Natrona Heights VFW)

4/14/15 Good Morning Denny,  We all felt things went very smoothly.  We were a bit delayed in getting everyone moved to the third floor and seated so, the time line was a bit off.  Other than that, we heard rave reviews regarding the food and no complaints about your staff.  All went as well as could be expected with that number of luncheon guests.  Thank you for all your patience,  attention to detail and planning for this special event.  You did a tremendous job! (3/29/15 Hall of Valor Induction at Soldiers & Sailors)

4/14/15 Hey Denny!  Thank you for helping us. Everything went according to plan and the staff that you had in attendance at our formal were extremely helpful and answered any questions I had at any point! Everybody commented on how great the food was and I couldn’t have asked for any more! I will definitely recommend that our fraternity use Chef and I catering again in the future, especially if we are ever using Soldiers and Sailors. It was great working with you.   Jason (3/27/15 Formal at Soldiers & Sailors)

3/25/15 Hi!   Thank you so much for providing outstanding catering. Everything was perfect and everyone loved the food. You have a fantastic company, with fantastic employees.  The Bahamas was lovely, I wish I could vacation forever (haha).   Thank you again.  And if I ever have catering needs you will be the only person I contact!  Autumn and Kenny (3/14/15 Wedding at Bigelow Conference Center)

3/23/15 Denny,  Sorry just getting back to you.  The food was delicious. The best we have had yet. Lots of comments on the wonderful food. Loved the carved meat. Perfectly cooked.   I’d like to personally thank your staff. They are the best group of people to work with and always so helpful. They are professional and so fun. I give them credit for having to deal with my “by the seat of my pants” programs. Thanks again, Nicole (3/7/15 Fireman’s Banquet at Springdale Vets)

2/12/15 Hello Denny,  Yes, everything was absolutely wonderful. Everyone really enjoyed all of the food. The crowd was quite sporadic with a max of 30 people at any give time because many of the guests were in and out. Considering the light crowd, I am amazed at the volume of food that was consumed. There were still a lot of leftovers; but they made their way to a hotel party with some family members that went to the Garth Brooks concert.  The meatballs were a big hit as you predicted. My grandfather brought them up yesterday on the phone. LOL I LOVED the spinach dip and made sure to take it home with me. Overall the food was a great success.  Also, Vikki was fantastic. Very helpful and accommodating. She even captured some great pictures of the food and centerpieces. I will definitely be recommending Chef and I catering for future events. Thanks again,  Kathleen (2/7/15 Appetizer Reception at Soldiers & Sailors)

1/18/15 Denny,  Thank you so much for all that you did to make Chelsey and Patrick’s wedding as wonderful as it was!  Everything was perfect!  The food was delicious and everyone was very kind.  We have been enjoying leftovers too!   Patty (1/10/15 Wedding at Laube Hall)

1/13/15 Denny, Your chef and assistant were very professional and kind. They did a great job bring us the food and setting it up.  The food tasted great. There was not a dish that did not receive a compliment. The seasoning and taste seemed to have please everyone. We would be happy to use your service again and refer you to others. TIP: Keep the chef(s)  Many thanks and have a blessed 2015,  Mary Beth (12/28/14 Family Reunion)

1/11/15 Hello, I just wanted to thank you guys again for the AMAZING job you did yesterday.  It was so beautiful and the food was out of this world.  Everyone loved your food.  I am still getting calls about how much people loved the chicken!    I plan to tell every person I ever meet that is getting married that they NEED to contact The Chef & I.  Thank you again for making our wedding day the most amazing day of our lives.  P.S. Vikki is a SUPER STAR!!!!  Renee & Traci 🙂 (1/10/15 Wedding at The Pittsburgh Opera House)

12/29/14  Denny—  Yes, everything was perfect.  Thank you for everything, everyone absolutely loved the food.  Thanks again!  Amanda (12/13/14 Wedding at Springdale Vets)

12/11/14  Denny, Everything was absolutely perfect this year!!!! Must repeat everything next year!!! Debbie was great and we greatly appreciate her staying. We will be doing everything the same next year for sure. Heather (12/6/14 Company Holiday Party at Laube Hall)

12/11/14  Meatballs were the bomb.  Reminded me of my Mom’s! Josh (12/4/14 Mixer at Soldiers & Sailors)

12/11/14  Denny, I think we did have close to 100 people. The food was great and well received. Service was smooth. Because we did not really have an idea about the layout, people did not know there was food in the room during the network session. It would have been helpful if we could have found a way to keep the food and drink in close proximity but I know the layout is tough. Overall I thought it went great and appreciate the work. I announced “thanks” to both you and Vikki at the event for the good food and for working with us on pricing to support the veterans. Have a great holiday. Robert (12/4/14 Mixer at Soldiers & Sailors)

11/26/14  Hi, Denny! How are ya? Thank you for following up! Everything was fabulous!  People raved about the food.  Please extend Joel & my thanks to Vikki, Rey and the rest of the team.  We couldn’t have been happier.  The grey napkins were perfect and honestly, I don’t even remember noticing them! The day is a blur as everyone tells you it will be.  But I do appreciate the extra length you went to make them happen – pre-wedding me cared a lot! LOL Please feel free to use us as a customer reference in the future!  Thank you for making our day perfect! Best and Happy Holidays!  Noelle & Joel (11/8/14 Wedding at Laube Hall)

11/12/14 Hi Denny, We were entirely pleased with all aspects of your service and would highly recommend Chef and I Catering to others. We appreciated the ease of contact, the attention to detail, the efficiency and courtesy of the staff, and the quality of food. Many of our guests expressed their pleasure with the meal and especially commented on how much they enjoyed the chicken. Thank you for your part in making Max and Jessica’s day a beautiful celebration. Blessings, Jim and Joan (parents of bride) (10/19/14 Wedding at Laube Hall)

11/6/14 Denny,  First off thank you so much! We were more than pleased with your service.  The food was amazing and we received numerous compliments. We can’t thank you and your staff enough for all that you’ve done to make our day so unforgettable.  I have and will continue to refer the Chef and I.  I do know my one friend is utilizing you in April and I couldn’t be happier!  Again thank you so much, please tell your entire staff that we are so thankful for everything to the service,  food, linens,  and etc. Sincerely,  Bethany (10/18/14 Wedding at Springdale Vets)

10/31/14 REVIEW ON THE KNOT & WEDDING WIRE: From the first moment of the free food tasting….we knew The Chef & I Catering was for us. Professional, helpful, out of this world food and a staff to please!! Every time I would call or email with all the worries as a mother of the bride…..I was quickly answered and put at ease! Please don’t hesitate to use the Chef & I. They are the best!! Sally (mother of bride) (6/14/14 Wedding at Laube Hall)

10/29/14 Denny, I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to you and your staff, especially Chef Rey and Vikki for providing such excellent food and service on our wedding day! Phil and I appreciate all of the work and planning that you and your staff put forth in order to give us such a great day! We couldn’t have had the wedding we did without you! Thanks again and we will be sure to leave a review on your page!! Cara and Phil (10/25/14 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

10/24/15 REVIEW ON WEDDING WIRE & THE KNOT:  My husband and I used the Chef and I for our wedding in May 2014. Everything was perfect, and Denny and his team were easy to work with. My fiance is Filipino, so he wanted to have a whole roast pig at the wedding – this was non-negotiable. After going through three other caterers who said they couldn’t do this, Denny and his head chef Rey were up for the challenge. They created a custom menu combining Polish and Asian cuisine in a station format that worked for all of our guests. No one went hungry, and we got so many compliments on the food and the service. I highly recommend them! (5/31/14 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

10/20/14 Hi Denny, Everyone raved about the food…..we were very happy with everything. Thanks, Sue (10/5/14 Baby Shower)

10/18/14 Hey Denny,  Thanks you so much for everything. My guests, Zach, and I have no complaints about the food or service. All of our guests loved the food. I was so happy with it, I was a little nervous because wedding food is not normally good (in my opinion.) The food that was served tasted as if it was cooked there, it was as good as it was on tasting day. All I can say is that Chef and I came through and delivered awesome food!!! All of your staff was attentive and professional. I couldn’t have asked for more. Thanks so much again and I have already recommended you to a few of my friends that are getting married next year. Hanna & Zach (9/27/14 Wedding at Springdale Vets)

10/18/14 You guys are amazing-I’m happy to give you excellent reviews, and I continue to recommend and pass out your cards to literally EVERYONE I know getting married. Hopefully my recommendations contribute to another record breaking year next year!   Thanks!!! Danielle (6/28/14 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

10/18/14 REVIEW ON WEDDING WIRE:  The Chef & I went above and beyond to make our wedding day special. They helped to customize our menu for specific food needs and did it well! They offered many unique options that soar above the typical ‘wedding food’; and to top it off, their prices beat most of their competitors! Their food was delicious and our guests continue to rave about it! Denny and his crew helped us tremendously throughout the entire wedding planning process and truly showed that they cared about our day. They especially helped when it came to planning the timeline of our reception and helping us think through all the details and logistics of the whole day. The Chef & I are definitely the best out there and my husband and I are so glad we chose to use them for our wedding. Danielle (6/28/14 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

10/13/14 REVIEW ON WEDDING WIRE Denny and the staff at Chef and I were wonderful to work with. We got married on 09/20/14. We met and came up with a menu and schedule for our day almost a year before our wedding. As the wedding got closer, Denny was wonderful about keeping in touch, letting me know what he needed and when, and also was a big help in all of the “little things” that are easy to get missed in the craziness of the wedding. We got married at a place that Denny had never worked with before, and Denny was able to go out and see the venue prior to us even meeting to discuss. It was a big help since we did not have a wedding planner. THE FOOD WAS AMAZING! We had so many compliments on the food. We had chicken romano, pork with cranberry/blueberry sauce, pasta with their signature sauce, potatoes, and greenbeans. Well worth the price. It was really nice to have them take care of all of the linens, silverware, and china so we did not have to worry about renting those items. Everything was also packed up after the wedding. The staff that were there during the wedding were so helpful in making sure that we knew what was going on and when they were leaving that night. I would highly recommend using their services. (9/20/14 Wedding at The Country Place)

10/13/14 Hi Denny, We were very happy with the food and services. Everything was amazing. We can’t thank you enough for the help that you provided throughout the whole wedding process. I was so happy with everything! Thanks,  Jen & Bryan (9/20/14 Wedding at The Country Place)

10/5/14 REVIEW ON WEDDING WIRE & THE KNOT Our wedding was July 19th, 2014. We had the Chef & I as our caterer and could not have been more pleased with the services. Not only was the food and service outstanding, but they were flexible, organized and professional in all aspects. The chef even added a personal touch by cutting us a beach themed fruit appetizer that went perfect with our beach themed wedding. I highly recommend this vendor for future bride & grooms! (7/19/14 Wedding at Springdale Vets)

10/5/14 REVIEW ON WEDDING WIRE & THE KNOT: The Chef & I catering was fantastic! From the first time I met the staff at the tasting and tried their food, I knew I picked the perfect caterer. Denny was an absolute pleasure to work with. He made sure everything was taken care of. He was easy to get a hold of and was also so nice and funny. Chef Rey did an amazing job. Everyone absolutely loved the food and told us throughout the night how good it was. It truly was so delicious. We were able to have amazing food on our budget. Vikki did a great job making sure my venue would look perfect. They made this whole process so simple and easy for me. I did not have to worry about a thing. They were such an important part of what helped make my wedding reception perfect. I cannot say enough good things about them. I would highly recommend them to anyone. (7/12/14 Wedding at Springdale Vets)

10/4/14 REVIEW ON THE KNOT: When my husband and I first got engaged, we knew we wanted the reception at Soldiers and Sailors because we had both been to events there and loved the venue. My mom got in contact with caterers through them and waited for replies. Denny from the Chef and I was the first one to get in touch with my mom via email and gave her all the information she asked for without a blink of an eye. He was not only professional but also very personal and once I saw my mom light up, I knew that was our Caterer. During the process, anything we needed, Denny was there. When we went for our taste testing, we tried so many delicious dishes that we actually added to the dinner. I wanted ham along with beef and with Denny and his Chefs, that was a simple request to ask coming from me. When talking about the napkins for the reception and our colors being red, white, and blue — I tried to incorporate the colors but not overdue it. Vikki had suggested rotating the colors of the napkins red to every other table and when she said that, it was like Christmas morning to me. I couldn’t wait to see the pieces come together. Preparing for the wedding weekend and setting up, we all worked together and got everything done. Denny, Vikki, and all the staff made sure everything went smoothly and if there was a question, we worked together to solve it. Even got to meet the Chef personally and compliment him on the amazing food. I could go on and on about the Chef and I but all I can say now is… 2 thumbs up, Chef and I. Thank you to Denny, Vikki, and the staff for helping make Jon and I’s day so much more memorable! 🙂 Maria (7/5/14 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

10/3/14 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  Denny was great to work with and never steered us wrong or tried to up-sell us. He was there personally on our wedding day to make sure everything went smooth! Food was great, price was great, service was great! (5/25/14 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

9/26/14 REVIEW ON THE KNOT: Denny and his staff at The Chef & I, catered our September 6th wedding at Soldiers and Sailors. Our 260 guests were served Chicken Romano or Teriyaki Salmon at a sit down dinner. The food and prices were great. More importantly, throughout the whole process Denny was very helpful answering any questions that I had, as well as, making sure I was happy with the arrangements. As a bride, it is important to have the least amount of stress as possible; Denny and his team made sure that I did not have to worry about a thing, and that was just wonderful! I would definitely recommend the Chef & I. (9/6/14 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

9/24/14 Dennis,  Everything was fabulous, can’t thank you and your staff enough for an excellent job well done.  One woman in particular came up to me and said she had never been to a function that large where food was served that it was that good. Everyone was pleased. Your staff plus the staff with the Springdale Vets did an awesome job. I would be happy to recommend you to anyone looking for a caterer.  Thanks again,  Darla (9/20/14 Class Reunion at Springdale Vets)

9/23/14 Hi Denny!  We just got back from Italy late last night, and I am now catching up with everything. We were very happy with how everything went at the wedding!! I’ll be honest, I hardly remember a thing; it was such a whirlwind of a day. Please send along the links and I will be happy to provide a review! Thank you to you and your staff for helping us celebrate such a great day, you really did a great job and were so helpful along the way :)! Best Regards,  Jamie (9/6/14 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

9/22/14 Good morning, Denny ~  The event went very well and the lunches are great. The staff that was assisting us at Soldiers & Sailors was very familiar at working with the Chef & I, which made the whole process go very smoothly. We ended up with just the right amount of lunches as we had a few unexpected guests that did not RSVP, so it was helpful to have ordered a few extra. We also had plenty of drinks and chips so that a few people were able to take extra. Thanks for all of your help!  Katie (9/12/14 Boxed Lunch Event)

9/18/14 REVIEW ON WEDDING WIRE & THE KNOT:  Denny and his crew were a great team to work with for our wedding. We booked very early (a year and a half before the wedding) so that made it very easy come crunch time because we had pretty much every detail ironed out. Denny was a breeze to work with and had our best interests in mind when it came to budget and choice of food. We got many compliments from our guests. On the day before our wedding, they were at our venue early already setting up tables and linens. On the day of, everything was pretty much ready to go and as the bride, that let a load off of my shoulders knowing someone was there making sure everything was to go as planned. I cannot express how great our day was and the fact that the Chef and I crew was there to help, I’m sure, had a great deal to do with that! I highly recommend Chef and I for your catering needs (9/13/14 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)!

9/17/14 Hi Denny,  I just wanted to send you and your wonderful staff a heartfelt “THANK YOU” from Ryan and I. We got so many compliments on the food and how smoothly everything ran. Ryan and I personally LOVED the chicken picatta and I wish I had some of it right now! We really could not have wished for a more perfect day!! (Plus the weather was FANTASTIC for the ceremony). Although I probably won’t have to because everything was so good, I will be sure to give you as a reference to any of my friends with weddings coming up!  Thanks again, Michelle & Ryan (9/13/14 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

9/16/14  Denny, I apologize, forgot the name of the lady who delivered the food – arrived a bit early & her timing was excellent – – very friendly – set up was quick & just before the first guest, who also came early.  Everyone at the shower thought the quiche & sandwiches were excellent & was impressed with the display watermelon full of fruit. Several ask who catered & was given your cards. I’m so happy your company was a part of the shower. If I ever have another event or am asked – You will be the caterer of choice. THANK YOU!  Karen (9/7/14 Bridal Shower)

9/10/14 REVIEW ON WEDDING WIRE:  When we chose Soldiers and Sailors as our venue, we were given a list of 4 possible caterers to choose from. We reviewed the websites and menus for all and spoke to most of the caterers, then scheduled a tasting with The Chef and I first based on their reasonable pricing and the fact that they provided all services, linens, place settings, etc on top of just the food, which seemed easier to us. At the tasting the food was awesome and we were sold! They did a great job at our reception, at which we’d chosen to have station-style dinner to satisfy many different tastes and dietary restrictions. We got many compliments on the food, and it absolutely was so easy working with them and having our catering and linen/place settings all taken care of by the same team of pros. Denny the owner was very responsive and easy to work with, Chef Rey made us some great Indian food for one station and all the more “traditional wedding food” was great as well, and Vikki was super helpful in all of the coordination and set up. I would absolutely recommend The Chef and I! (8/31/14 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

9/8/14 Hi Denny and Vikki! I just wanted to thank you both so much (and Chef Rey) for making our wedding so special. Everything went great and our guests loved the food! People were raving about the Indian food and the turkey especially. Thanks for all of your help leading up to the wedding and on the day of. I will be writing a glowing review on WeddingWire.com, please let me know if there are any other places you would like me to share a review.  thanks! Megan (8/31/14 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

9/6/14 Hi Denny, We couldn’t be more pleased with the Chef & I! Besides the delicious food, the Chef & I remained completely under our radar, which I think is a great thing, because your service was flawless. We’ve received countless compliments on how great the food was as well. We will be recommending the Chef & I to anyone we come across! Thank you! One thing I requested of one of your servers was to set aside a piece of each flavor of cake, which she did, and she labeled it “Bride and Groom.” That was really great. It was a simple gesture, but I heard so many people say they never tried their own wedding cake, so I wanted to make sure we tried ours. I would recommend doing this moving forward. It was a nice surprise for the next day. Thanks again! Liz (8/16/14 Wedding at Laube Hall)

8/8/14 Hi Denny, Everything was perfect.  We did not get one negative comment on the food.  It was still very hot when your driver got here.  Even after the long drive.  We were very pleased with everything and so were our guests. I passed out the business cards sent with the food and made sure I plugged the company name when chatting with guests about the food and service.  Thanks again for doing our reception for us on such short notice…. Much appreciated.  Greg (8/2/14 Wedding Reception)

8/7/14 Denny, Everything was great, everyone enjoyed the food and beverage. Thanks for everything!!  Lisa (7/26/14 Army Executive Boxed Lunches) 

8/7/14 FACEBOOK POSTING: The Chef & I Catering prepared the food for my sons graduation party at the Springdale VFW this July. What a wonderful job they did. I received so many compliments on the delicious food ~ especially their herb-baked chicken and their Penne Pasta with their signature sauce!!! What a pleasure working with Denny. He even suggested ordering less food. Not to worry… plenty of people enjoyed the leftovers.. THANK YOU for a great job (7/26/14 Graduation Party)

7/29/14 Hi Denny, I cannot say enough about the Chef & I! The food was AMAZING, simply AMAZING! The service was outstanding, you all were so easy and accommodating to work with. I would HIGHLY recommend the Chef & I for any catering event!! Thank you for helping to make Chelsea and Phil’s wedding a huge success!!!! Sue (mother of bride) (7/19/14 Wedding at Springdale Vets)

7/28/14 Hi Denny, I apologize for just getting back to you now as we were on our honeymoon in Punta Cana! 🙂 The service and food on our wedding day was absolutely wonderful. From the appetizers to the cake cutting everything tasted great and was served in a timely manner. Rey did an AMAZING job with the beach themed fruit and the food tasted incredible!! Thank you all for everything and for being part of our special day and truly helping to make it be a dream come true!!  Thank you! Chelsea & Phil (7/19/14 Wedding at Springdale Vets)

7/27/14 Denny, everything was great! We had plenty of food and it was very good! The only negative I saw was the chicken and tuna salad was a favorite and so there was quite a few egg salad sandwiches left. I don’t know if that’s common or my crew is picky lol because I had egg! We got many compliments on food! The setup was beautiful, especially the fruit salad. Thanks for everything!  Heather (7/20/14 Bridal Shower)

7/24/14 Hi Denny! Thank you so much for the email. I just wanted to let you know that food was amazing. In my family, food is very important and they loved the food. I think everyone at the wedding absolutely loved it. People kept telling me throughout the night how good it was. I also had such a good experience with you guys. You were all so organized, professional, easy to get in contact with, and sweet. I have absolutely nothing negative to say. My experience with you guys and the food was fantastic. I want to thank you all for everything. I will be sure to tell everyone how good of a cater you guys are. Thank you so much again! Morgan (7/12/14 Wedding at Springdale Vets)

7/13/13 Hi Denny:  I know you are on vacation but I just wanted to thank you for all you did yesterday to make Jen & John’s wedding picnic so special.  OMG everyone raved about the food and I wanted to tell you that after I put out the to go containers people were so happy to take food home.  John & Jen had a group of friends that came late and the first thing they did was eat!  Even though we ordered too much It made me happy to let people take home the food they loved. You are the best! (7/12/14 Picnic Wedding Reception)

7/13/14  Hey Denny, Jon and I were just talking about Vikki and your Chef and we just wanted to say thank you SOOOOO much! Everything went so well and was delicious. I can’t believe the event we planned for so long is over but I know where to go to get stuff done the right way.  Thanks so much for everything to you, Vikki, your Chef, and staff! Everyone was wonderful!  Maria and Jon (7/5/14 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

7/8/14  Hi Denny, Everything turned out fine.  There was plenty of food.  I really liked the potato salad, but we had a lot left over.  The fruit was really fresh and decorated with nice decorative touches.   The chicken was just the right amount, had some left over.  Thanks to your crew for the efficient and helpful set up.   I guess weddings will be next! ( in a few years!)  Thanks again! Sue (7/6/14 Graduation Party)

7/8/14  Denny, Everything was wonderful.  The food was good – they raved about the potato salad and we are still trying to figure out the “spicy” component to the baked beans.  Aside from the food, I must say the presentation was unexpected and so nice.  The black accents on the table coverings gave such a nice look and our employees were impressed.  We cleared an area in the plant to eat so it really was more than just sitting around having lunch.  Chef Rey and his assistant were very personable.  This cookout was a first for us so I’m hoping we can do it again. Thanks very much, Debbie (7/3/14 Employee Lunch)

6/30/14  Denny.  I wanted to let you know what an GREAT job the girls did at the wedding. The food was EXCELLENT! Everyone was asking who the caterer was. Thank you so much for all your help with both of my daughter’s weddings.  Debbie (mother of bride) (6/28/14 Wedding at Frazier Fire Hall  Pavilion)

6/28/14 REVIEW ON THE WEDDING CHANNEL: I can’t express enough how happy I was with the service we received for our wedding. The food we received for the price was fantastic and the servers were as professional as any five star restaurant. (5/24/14 Wedding at Laube Hall)

6/26/14 Hi Denny!  Sorry for the delayed response, we did go on a honeymoon to Florida and had wonderful weather and a wonderful time!  It was nice to relax after such a busy month! We both thought everything went GREAT and had such a fun time with everything for the wedding.  We greatly enjoyed your food and really enjoyed working with you and everyone from Chef and I.  We appreciated all of your help and attention to detail.  We also appreciated that you caught us after dinner to say hi! Everything was delicious and great and our guests thought so too!  I have already recommended you to Dave and Bridget (who ended up using your services in December) and Jonathan and Alyssa (who I believe has booked you for August 2015). We will definitely continue to recommend you and thank you for all of your fantastic work! Sincerely,  Brittany (6/14/14 Wedding at Laube Hall)

6/25/14 Hey Denny,  What can I say about your food, service and over all experience???  PERFECTION!!  Can’t say a bad word.  I rate you a 10 +.  Thanks for everything!!!  Sally (mother of bride) (6/14/14 Wedding at Laube Hall)

6/24/14 Denny, I wanted to thank you so much for catering our wedding. The food was absolutely incredible-everyone was raving about it. Also everything looked beautiful and perfect. Thank you for helping to make our day extra special.  Autumn (6/21/14 Wedding at Springdale Vets)

6/18/14 Denny,  Hello! Jack and I just returned from a wonderful week in Cancun, the weather was perfect and the beach was gorgeous! Could not have asked for a better honeymoon! Thank you so much for all everything you did for us for the wedding! The food was delicious, the appetizers were my personal favorite, but maybe that’s because I was STARVING by the time we finally got to Soldiers and Sailors. All of the food was delicious though, you were right, the Chicken Romano was out of this world and people raved about the mashed potatoes. Things were perfect, the staff was so attentive and I understand helped fix an issue with seating, and I did not know about it until after it was handled. I really cannot thank you and the team enough for everything that you did! I would definitely recommend you in the future! Thank you again! Heather and Jack (6/7/14 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

6/11/14 Hi Denny, everything was fantastic. The pig was really good, and I think people enjoyed the display as well. I know Paul was happy and he was excited to be able to eat rice too (rice is always a point of discussion when we go places – if they don’t have it, he gets really mad). The feedback that I got from guests was that they enjoyed the variety of the food and no one felt like there wasn’t an option for them to eat. The beef was fantastic too! And so many people told me that they never had pierogies at a wedding reception before (they must be going to the wrong weddings). Anyway, thank you again for working with Paul and I – we really enjoyed our wedding and your team made the experience great. Marissa (5/31/14 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

6/9/14 Denny, Everything was GREAT.  Thanks for all your help. Sharon (5/18/14 Church Banquet)

6/3/14 Hi Denny, Everything was perfect! We have no complaints.  My mom couldn’t even find anything to complain about 😉  She’s usually pretty hard to please.  I have gotten ENDLESS compliments on your service that night.  Every guest I spoke to was extremely impressed with the food and your staff.  Even some of Dave’s friends who usually don’t have much to say on the subject, went on and on about how friendly and attentive your staff was.  Everyone had a great time and loved the food.  Thank you to the Chef and I (and Vikki!!!) for being fabulous 🙂 Kristi (5/17/14 Wedding at Armstrong Farms)

6/2/14 Dennis, Good morning. Yes, you guys did a great job! Thank you so much for helping us make this event a success. We had a professional photographer there so if I see any pictures of  the food set up I will email them to you. Also, if you need any type of testimonial or references please feel  free to use me. Joanne (5/23/14 Continental Breakfast at Soldiers & Sailors)

5/26/14 Hello Denny,  All the food for our Blue and Gold banquet was great.  The portions sizes worked out well.  There was just the right amount of leftovers.  Not so much that we didn’t know what to do with it and no worries about running out either.  Thanks so much for the great food and great service at a reasonable price.  Kendra (4/12/14 Cub Scout Banquet)

5/31/14 Hi Dennis, Thank you so much for the incredible job you did at our wedding. From the very first day we met and sampled your food, I was thrilled. We told everybody to be prepared for an amazing meal and you did not disappoint. Your professionalism was appreciated and the catering was always last on my things to worry about after we hired you. Everyone showed up on time, and looked like they were the team of a five star restaurant. The cookie table looked fabulous, and cleanup was fast and easy. There are a few of my friends getting married soon, you can be absolutely sure I’m recommending Chef and I catering. Thanks so much for everything you guys did. Dennis, my wedding day was perfect, and you guys were a huge part of making it that way. 🙂 Sheri (5/24/14 Wedding at Laube Hall)

5/28/14 Hey Denny! Thanks for doing the graduation party for me on Sunday.  Everyone loved the food and it was attractive as well as good tasting.  There was more than enough, the delivery worked out fine, and a few guests even texted us afterwards to ask for your name.  Thanks again!  Jody (5/25/14 Graduation Party)

5/16/14  I was going to email you this afternoon that they were quite impressed with your service and food.  Input I got was that your food was delicious, liked how it was presented, price was very reasonable, and will definitely want to use you in the future. I did not get one bad word when it came to your catering company. All is good, thank you so much. Marilyn (5/14/14 Skeet Shoot)

5/16/14 GUEST REVIEW ON WEDDING WIRE: The ladies that worked my niece wedding on May 10 2014. Polite very helpful did everything we wanted and more. Made the wedding reception happen with no surprises the food was excellent and cleanup was awesome. They are a great bunch of ladies to work with. (5/10/14 Wedding at Springdale Vets)

5/11/14 Hi Denny!  Tom & I couldn’t be happier with everything you did at the reception. The food was great, and we got a lot of compliments on it from the guests. I had even heard a few comments like, “that was one of the best wedding meals I’ve had”. You and your staff were so pleasant and easy to work with. I especially loved that you covered every single detail of the reception. Your experience in the business is very apparent, as I think everything on your end went flawlessly. It was great working with you and all of your staff!! Thanks again for everything. You were a huge help. Brenda (4/26/14 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors).  

4/19/14 Denny, I was very pleased with your services.   The food was delicious…I had a lot of compliments from our guests.  I will definitely recommend you to anyone who asks me for a “Good Caterer”.  I will also keep you in mind for future events.  Thanks again, Vicki (4/5/14 100th Birthday Party)

4/7/14 Denny, As always the food was excellent and the staff was great as well. I appreciate everything you do for us. I received allot of compliments on the lasagna and veggie dish especially.  Thank you and your staff again.  It turned out to be a great banquet after all.  Thanks, Nicole (3/8/14 Annual Volunteer Fire Banquet)

4/6/14 Hi Denny.  I just want to thank you again for everything you have done for us. The event was great, and everyone LOVED the food, especially the chicken. I will definitely be passing on your information, not just for ROTC, but any event I know of.   Thanks again!  You truly are the best!  Heather (4/4/14 Military Ball at Heinz History Center)

4/3/2014 GUEST REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  Fabulous Food & Service!   I recently attended a wedding where the Chef & I provided the catering services. They are absolutely fabulous! The food was spectacular! I recommend the jambalaya! The staff was wonderful and took care of everything! Highly recommend these folks!  (3/29/14 Wedding at The Opera House)

3/24/14 It was the best. People loved food, service was outstanding and the state head asked us to create a blueprint for other districts. Next year they want to do dinner just like this year.  Jolie (3/11/14 Employer event at Soldiers & Sailors)

3/6/14 Denny – it’s amazing how everything worked out so wonderfully! Everyone said it was a class act.  And you are right…your meatballs were a hit!  The amount of food for the number of guests was spot on. We took no food home. Thanks for all your support!  Bruce  (2/23/14 Military Promotion at Soldiers & Sailors) 

3/4/14 Mr. Dennis, I want to say Thank you so much!  It was a pleasure working with you and Ms.Vikki.  Your team did a Great Job!  I know it is hard to serve 300 guests at the same time but felt everything went as smoothly as it could.  Thank you for the service you and your staff provided.  I went back to the kitchen to thank everyone and met the Chef. Everyone seems very nice and was a pleasure working with your company!  Please tell Vikki and the Chef, I said, “Hello and Thank you.”  Please let me know if you need anything! Hopefully, we will work together again in the future.  Take care.  Christina  (2/22/14 Military Ball at Soldiers & Sailors)

3/3/14 Hi Denny,  Everything was wonderful!  Thank you very much for your great service and food.  It was just perfect for the group and event.  I appreciate your working with us on it.  Todd (2/23/14 Veterans event at Soldiers & Sailors)

2/21/14  Hi Denny,  Everything was great!  Several family members took your business cards for future birthday parties and gatherings.  The pork was okay,  but the chicken and the pasta were by far the best things!  I ate the chicken and pasta leftovers until they were all gone.  Everyone really enjoyed the carrots, too.  Thank you and we will keep you in mind for any future parties we have at our house.  –Helen   (2/16/14 Birthday party)

2/21/14 Great Job!  Thanks Denny.  Joe K (2/8/14 Lincoln Photo Exhibition at Soldiers & Sailors) 

2/10/14 Dear Dennis, Thank you very much for catering Academic WorldQuest 2014. Everything was delicious and your staff is awesome.  Best,  Jacqueline (2/7/14 Student Event at Soldiers & Sailors) 

12/18/13 Everything was fantastic as usual!  Those carrots are great…they were a BIG success for a bunch of guys who “don’t eat vegetables”. As usual, the pasta, potatoes and salad were very good…but Oh that chicken….delicious!  Thanks again for helping to make our annual holiday party a great time!  Kelly (12/13/13 Company Holiday Party)

12/17/13 Hello Denny:  The food was delicious, but we have come to expect nothing less.  We enjoyed our party, and I have received several compliments regarding the food. Thank you for the updated information, and for keeping the pricing for our party affordable for us.  Happy Holidays to you and your employees!  Sincerely, Karen (12/13/13 Office Holiday Party)

12/12/13 Hi Denny,  I can assure you that your catering exceeded expectations! I spoke with the other officers the day of, and day after the Christmas party and everyone was very happy with everything. Your food and staff are awesome. Thanks for following up, I’ll be sure to pass this along.  Regards, Mark (12/7/13 Holiday Party at Springdale Vets)

12/2/13 Everything was great! Many compliments on how good the food was.  Mary Ann (mother of bride).  (11/30/13 Wedding at Cooper Hall)

12/2/13 Hi Denny!  Yes, everything was wonderful….you got a lot of compliments on your food! We had plenty…especially the pasta, which Carl and I will enjoy!  Have a wonderful holiday and prosperous New Year!  Thanks again,  Robin  (11/30/13  Baby Shower)

11/26/13  Hi. Everything was great!  Thank you very much. We will be having Mallory’s first birthday there next year and will be calling you again.  My family very much enjoyed the food!  There was plenty.  Thank you again.  Dawn.  (11/17/13 Baptism)

11/18/13 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  The Chef and I were absolutely wonderful for our wedding! Denny, the owner, was flexible with a meeting time and was highly recommended by Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall because he has worked with them the longest. That helped tremendously because he knew the set-up of the building and area and knew what worked the best, so that is what we went with. We also met Chef Rey, who is so bubbly and friendly, and his food was delicious! My favorite was their rigatoni with homemade tomato basil sauce…yumm!! I would recommend them for any event. The guys and their staff were wonderful that night and guests really enjoyed the food! One thing they helped us incorporate in to the food was homemade apple dumplings! Guests were able to rsvp with a cake or dumpling option and the staff was able to warm up the dumplings and sauce and serve it to our guests! Loved that! : )  Again, everything was wonderful and I thank everyone at Chef and I Catering for a fantastic night!  (10/19/13 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

11/10/13 Hi Dennis,  Everything was Perfect!!!!!  I had so many complements on the food! Everyone really seemed to enjoy it.  The staff was very friendly and helpful.  I have already recommended you to 2 brides I know that are planning their weddings in the upcoming year.   Thank you for the follow up.  Brittany (10/26/13 Wedding at Laube Hall)

11/9/13 Dennis,  Everyone loved the food and the menu selections.  Chef David went right to work and everything was set and ready to go for noon.  It is always fun to see the costume choices and Duck Dynasty was an obvious pick since it is so current.  I look forward to working with you guys again in the future.  Enjoy the remainder of your weekend.   Thanks, Ruth (10/31/13 Office Halloween party)

11/3/13 Hi Denny!  Thanks for EVERYTHING you did for Sarah & Jarrett’s wedding.  All of the guests loved the food and your staff especially Chef Rey were EXCELLENT!  I am sorry I did not get to see you in person, but I am glad that you had a chance to chat with George.  When we saw him a week later, he said he really enjoyed catching up.  I hope we have another chance to work together soon.  Take Care.  Beverly (Mother of Bride) (10/19/13 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

10/23/13 Denny, I loved the food.  The Chicken was moist as I was eating it for 5 days after the ball!  No complaints about the food or service (as usual).   Great after action notes.  I will add to the folder for next years  planning.  Matt  (10/11/13 Navy Birthday Ball at Soldiers & Sailors)

10/22/13 Denny,  Just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful service you and your staff provided for us on Saturday.  I can’t begin to tell you how many compliments my mother got for the food. She wanted me to thank you for her as well! Fantastic Job!!!  We will recommend you to anyone!  Thank you dearly, Lauren (10/19/13 Wedding at Kriven Club – Springdale)

10/14/13 Hi Denny,  Thank you for the awesome food on Sunday.  The shoot went well and everyone seemed to enjoy the food too.  I passed your information on to the owner and he may be contacting you in the future. Thanks again. Bev  (10/6/13 Skeet Shoot)

10/8/13 REVIEW  ON WEDDING WIRE :  Denny and his staff were so easy to work with. They made sure we got exactly what we wanted and never tried to push any “extras” on us that we didn’t want. We loved the stations that we decided on. Having them placed around the room of the reception gave people a chance to mingle and try a little bit of everything and there was never a long line at any one station. Everybody kept raving to us about how delicious our food was. Denny even went out of his was during the reception to make up a plate for both my wife and I to make sure we got something to eat.   (10/5/13 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

10/7/13 Hi Den, Everything was great!  In fact I got a couple inquiries from officers asking for your info. Liked the apples, bananas & chips being in baskets. Brownies were a little messy so maybe a couple varieties of cookies may be better for a large group like this.  Lisa (9/25/13 Executive Box Lunches)

10/5/13 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  We received so many compliments on the food at our wedding. There were lots of options for us to choose from and try when we had our planning meeting. The prices are so reasonable and the owner, Denny, is very professional and great to work with!! (8/17/13 Wedding at Armstrong Farms)

9/29/13 REVIEW ON THE KNOT (mother of bride):  Having never planned a wedding, I had no idea what to expect but I can honestly say that the Chef and I made the process a wonderful and pleasant experience. They were not the first caterer we met with but they were certainly the last! Denny was a huge help during the 1st conversation we had over the phone and then everything else fell into place from that point on. He was so easy to work with and walked me through all the aspects of planning which is soooo much more than just the meal. He always had our best interest at heart. He helped plan our only daughter’s wedding day like it was his own daughter.  6/8/13 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

9/27/13 REVIEW ON WEDDING WIRE:  I had a great experience with Chef and I Catering. Denny made the planning process easy and was very easy to get in touch with. He offered helpful suggestions and took some of the stress away from wedding planning. The food was delicious and received MANY compliments from friends and relatives. (7/5/13 Wedding at North Park Lodge)

9/24/13 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  We can’t say enough positive things about Chef and I Catering. We’re still receiving compliments about our caterer a year after the wedding! Denny and his staff are thoughtful, helpful, detail-oriented, knowledgeable, and talented.
We had a station style event in a venue that they hadn’t previously used before, and Denny put forth the extra effort to visit the venue multiple times before our event in order to plan the set up – on top of having us for a sit down at his restaurant to try their food and discuss our options. If you go with this style, the pasta bar was a lot of fun, there was a great selection, and the sauces had excellent flavor.  If you want something a little outside of the box, they’re more than willing to work with you. They are passionate about what they do, and it absolutely shines through in the quality of their service and food.  If you want a caterer who genuinely cares about making your day special, go with Chef and I.  (10/12/12 Wedding at J. Verno Studio)

9/16/13 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  The Chef and I did such an amazing job as our wedding caterer. We were so impressed with the initial taste testing…the presentation, the personalized experience, the staff, and of course the food! They were able to answer every question we had and made suggestions to help make our day completely stress free! Denny was so easy to talk to, Vikki did a great job getting everything set up and organized and Chef Rey did an amazing job on the food! I only wish I would have got to see his appetizer table, I heard it was beautiful!! I highly recommend the chicken Romano! Their prices were more than reasonable, especially for the quality of the food and service. I would recommend them to any bride planning a wedding! (7/13/13 Wedding at Cooper Hall)

9/16/13 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  I knew the first time I met with my caterer, The Chef and I, that I had chosen the best company for the job. The owner, Denny Trozzo, made it all so easy. Even from the early stages of planning, he was concerned about details and took all of our needs into consideration. The food tasting was amazing and we enjoyed the evening so much that we chatted with the chef and owner like we had known them for years. Our wedding dinner was delicious and best of all was the wedding soup! The staff went out of their way to make our event perfect so even the people “behind the scenes” should be commended. Why We even have a photo of Denny and Rey in our wedding album! (6/8/13 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

9/14/13 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  The Chef and I catering helped to make our reception a great success! They were very helpful in everything from set up to clean up. I will say that it took a while for them to set up and they were a few minutes late however, from the time they got there until after the wedding they were very attentive and offered a lot of helpful suggestions. The day of the wedding the food was delicious and the dinner service went off without a hitch. I was too nervous to eat so they boxed it up for me for later. After the wedding, things were cleaned up in a timely manner and they boxed up all the leftovers for us to take home.
Everyone that I came in contact with was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this company to any bride and groom   p.s. Their pasta is AMAZING!  (8/10/13 Wedding at Cooper Hall)

9/13/13 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  We are more than happy with the way things went at our wedding! From the very start, Chef & I Catering was great to work with and very accommodating. Anything that needed to be done, the staff was more than willing to help. According to my mom, the staff was amazing the day of the wedding. She said that they were always willing to step in and do something that needed to be done.
The guests raved about the food! They said how great it was, and they especially loved the chicken Romano! We had NONE left over! Chef Rey at the end of the night was a pleasant surprise, and you could tell he loves what he does.
I cannot thank you and your staff enough. The food and catering is one thing that you wish to go perfect on your wedding day, and I am happy to say that it did! 🙂 Thanks so much! (7/20/13 Wedding at Laube Hall)

9/13/13 REVIEW ON THE KNOT (Mother of the Bride):  Working with Chef & I catering was a wonderful experience. Everyone involved was courteous, pleasant and efficient. We have received so many compliments from our guest on what a great time they had and how wonderful the food was. The hardest part was trying to decide on which of the delicious entrees to pick.  (7/5/13 Wedding at North Park Lodge)

8/27/13 It was a perfect day, for sure!  We ended up having enough of everything; the only thing we ran out of was hot sausage! That was a big hit! And everyone RAVED about the chicken. It was so fabulous.  No problem returning all the equipment! It was easy to just drop it off at the golf course.   And yes, this is definitely my ONLY wedding! Haha.  The farm was perfect and everyone really loved the venue. I really enjoyed all of it!  Thanks so much!  Kayla (8/24/13 Post-Wedding party at Renshaw Farms)

8/27/13 Hi Denny, Everything was truly wonderful and you all were so helpful and great to work with!  Thanks so much 🙂 Laura (8/17/13 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

8/21/13 Hi Denny,  I’m sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I wanted to let you know that everything was wonderful. Everyone from the Chef & I was so nice and easy to work with. From taste testing to clean-up time after the wedding, we couldn’t have been happier. Food was delicious! I would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a caterer. I heard lots about the appetizer table and Chef Rey’s carvings and the overall display. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see it because we were getting pictures taken. Did anyone from your crew happen to get a picture of the display?   Thank you for making Brad and Brittany’s day so special!  Sincerely, Beth  (7/13/13 Wedding at Cooper Hall)

8/11/13 Denny…   You can handle any party for me anytime!  The very best…  Your employee was excellent and very helpful.  Food was great and a number of guests asked for the name of your service.   I’ll have everything back to you clean tomorrow.  Again, thanks for the excellent service..  Archie.  (8/10/13 Neighborhood party).

8/9/13 Everything was great, especially the chicken Romano!  Steve (8/6/13 Funeral reception)

8/1/13 Denny,  Thank you for catering another successful event at our home.  The chicken Romano and pulled beef were both huge hits with our guests.  The tossed salad with dried cranberries and nuts was a nice addition.  We also enjoyed the light tomato and basil sauce on the bow tie pasta.  You know it’s a successful event when everyone was going back for second helpings, and there were still trays and trays of leftovers.  It was nice to get a chance to meet Chef Rey.  Please let him know that everyone was raving over his dishes.  The Chef and I will definitely be my caterer of choice for my next event.  Kindest regards,  Shirl (7/27/13 Graduation)

7/31/13 Hi Denny! We are more than happy with the way things went on Saturday! From the very start, you and your staff were great to work with and very accommodating. Anything that needed to be done; yourself or your staff was more than willing to help. Nikki and the staff were great on Saturday according to my mom. She said that they were always willing to step in and do something that needed to be done.
The guests raved about the food! They said how great it was, and they especially loved the chicken Romano! We had NONE left over! Chef Rey at the end of the night was a pleasant surprise, and you could tell he loves what he does.
I cannot thank you and your staff enough. The food and catering is one thing that you wish to go perfect on your wedding day, and I am happy to say that it did! 🙂
Thanks so much, Rachel and Alex (7/20/13 Wedding at Laube Hall)

7/24/13 Hello Denny – The food was VERY good.  There was plenty of food, only ran out of meatballs.  People were so impressed with the food and asking who made it.  I was very happy to say it was you.  It was on time also.  I hope you had a good vacation.  Hope to work with you again in the future!!    See ya – Amy  (7/20/13 Graduation)

7/16/13 Hi Denny,  Thanks for everything! We had rave reviews of the food from both sides of the family with the chicken being the favorite  part of the buffet. I personally loved the pasta. You guys were very easy to work and made the planning process very stress free.  Overall, the experience of working with Chef & I was great! I would recommend you guys to anyone. The combination of service and price is excellent. Thank you!  Kaitlyn (7/5/13 Wedding at North Park Lodge)

7/8/13 Denny,  Thanks for everything. The food was fantastic, everyone raved about the BBQ chicken.  I did have some food leftover but it did not go to waste, I had family staying from North Carolina so it all went the next day.  Again thanks for everything, will recommend you to my friends.  Beth (7/5/13 Graduation party)

7/6/13 Hello Denny,  I know that my mother has already e-mailed you, but I wanted to also follow up with you regarding the wedding evening.  From our perspective everything was fantastic!  Everything looked wonderful and we could not be more pleased with the night overall.   A number of people complimented the different options, and we were pleased with that.  All of the food tables looked wonderful including the food table during cocktail hour as well as the cookie table.  Thank you so much for everything.  It was an amazing evening, and we have nothing but good memories.  Sincerely, Christa and Nick (6/21/13 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)  

7/4/13 REVIEW ON WEDDING CHANNEL:  Everything was perfect! This is the second wedding that we have used his catering company and I would recommend him to everyone! food was excellent and their service was excellent!  The chef and Denny were really nice to work with!  Nancy (6/29/13 Wedding at Laube hall)

6/28/13 Denny,  Had way more than enough food!  I always cut way back on bread products, but somehow I think they reproduce like the Loaves and Fishes Miracle. 🙂   Everyone enjoyed the food and will definitely recommend your services and use again if needed. Thanks, Darlene  (6/22/13 Birthday party)

6/24/13 Hi Denny, Thank you for following up with me.  I heard the food & service was great at the event!  Thank you for your hard work.  Kristie C, Events and Promotions Manager (6/14/13 “Meet & Greet” breakfast at Soldiers & Sailors)

6/16/13  REVIEW ON WEDDING WIRE:  Working with Dennis and his team was by far, the best experience we had. He did a buffet style for our guest and sit down for the head table. The food was amazing and we had loads of complements from guests. Getting in contact with him was easy, we communicated mainly through email and he was always quick to respond! Everything was amazing and I just want to thank Denny for his service! (6/8/13 Wedding at Cooper Hall)

6/15/13 REVIEW ON WEDDING CHANNEL:  From the delicious food to the fantastic service and staff, absolutely everything was great! usually you hear of at least one person complaining about something, but in this wedding of 200 people, only positive comments about The Chef and I. The meals we had at our wedding were out of this world and the staff absolutely blew us away! The Manager Denny was great to work with and was extremely willing to help with not just the meal selections, but with the budget as well! The staff was equally friendly and efficient. The staff even made it a point to assist our elderly and disable guests to ensure they could get to the buffet and have a great time. I with out a doubt can say this is by far the best service I have received in any capacity, not just for a wedding. It was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend them.
Staff Sergeant Keith K. (5/11/13 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

6/12/13 Dear Denny, can’t thank you enough for making the wedding so special.We knew the first time we spoke that you were the right team for the job. Thank you sooo much and we will forward that photo when we get it.   Gratefully yours, Jan and Mark (6/8/13 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

6/12/13 Hi Denny,  We were delighted with the chef’s service, time management and quality of the food. Although we had extra food leftover, we were able to share it with other shift workers who were unable to attend our event. It was a pleasure doing business with your team.  Best, Eleanor (6/10/13 Environmental Fair)

6/11/13 REVIEW ON WEDDING CHANNEL Denny and the Chef & I Catering staff were great to work with. Denny did a fantastic job of working with us to create a memorable experience for our guests yet remain on a budget. Denny was flexible and accommodating to every request we had. Everyone raved about how delicious the food was. I would highly recommend using them in the Pittsburgh area. (6/1/13 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

6/9/13 Hey Denny!  Hope all is well! Everything was fantastic! I am still getting compliments on the food and how delicious it was. We couldn’t be happier! Just wish that I could have sat down a little longer to eat a bit more is my only complaint 🙂  I would be more than happy to give you glowing reviews for whatever you need. I definitely would recommend you guys to anyone! Let me know what I need to do!  Thanks!! Emily (6/1/13 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

6/6/13 Denny, everything was great…we had enough food and everyone said it was very good.  🙂 thanks again…have a great day..Michelle   (6/2/13 Baby Shower) 

5/29/13 Hi Denny  Yes, I was extremely happy with the way everything came together and turned out!  I especially would like to thank you and your chef for the outstanding job that you did.  From agreeing to help us out with catering services at the last minute, to the timely delivery and professional set-up of the food…it was all great!  Please let your chef know that the food tasted superb and the presentation was excellent.  The guests had great things to say about how good the food tasted.  I also really appreciate the way you worked with us on the price so that the cost was reasonable based on the party that we had.  Denny, we will DEFINITELY use you and your folks at The Chef & I Catering again and I will be sure to recommend your business to my business associates, friends and family.  Take Care and Blessings, Jolyn (5/25/13 Wedding at Client Location)

5/15/13 Hi Dennis, The food was very good and yes, we had plenty of it.  I was happy to have leftovers so I did not have to cook on Mother’s Day! Thank You, Karen (5/11/13 First Communion Party)

5/12/13 Hi Denny! Nice to hear from you. The food for the banquet was excellent. There were a lot of positive comments. I love that pasta!  The gentleman that delivered the food was helpful and friendly.  Thank you again for all of your help, Jayme (5/5/13 High School Band Banquet)

4/29/13  Hi Denny!  Hope you made it home before the tunnels closed!  We had a wonderful time! The food was delicious and all was presented so well.   It was my pleasure to meet and to work with you! It is easy to see why your catering service is award winning! Kathy (4/26/13 College Formal at Soldiers & Sailors)

4/28/13 REVIEW ON WEDDING WIRE: The Chef and I Catering was SO easy to work with. Denny was incredibly kind and so in tune with our family’s needs as far as budget and menu. He worked with us on making sure that we had the perfect meal and event at the budget we needed it to be. He was honest, easy going and fun to work with. This is the kind of person you want to work with for your wedding. He also helped in making the setup and day seamless at the venue, and was there every step of the way. His chef and team are AWESOME, and really put in the extra effort to make sure that everyone was happy and taken care of. Our wedding turned out beautifully and we couldn’t have done it without the help of Denny and The Chef and I. The food was of course delicious, but as a side note, the angel hair pasta nests were a HUGE hit at the wedding… highly recommended!!! (4/12/13 Wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

4/24/13 Hi Dennis,  The food was delicious.  We had plenty of everything.  Everyone really enjoy it. We received a lot of positive comments.  The delivery was right on time.  We took the buffet equipment back to Cabin Greens on Sunday.   I have your business card in a safe place for next year.  Thanks for everything,  Kendra (4/20/13 Scout Banquet)

4/21/13 Hi Denny. The meal was great.  Everyone enjoyed it.  I dropped off your buffet items today.  Thanks again for everything.  Len (4/19/13 Rehearsal dinner)

4/15/13 Hi Denny.  I heard the good things about the food!  Even though I was not able to make it, I got the leftovers and they were great.  Thanks again your patience with the many changes.  Shawna (4/13/13 Awards Reception at Soldiers & Sailors)

4/9/13 Everything delicious, lots of compliments.  We also had plenty of food. You were right about being generous with your portions.  Mark (4/6/13 Post-Wedding Reception)

4/2/13  Thanks, Denny! It was wonderful!  Thank you so much.  Everything was very good!  The fish was gone – it was perfectly portioned.  I was the last one through the buffet and I took the last piece of fish.  There was plenty of rice and pasta and the beef tips had a little bit of leftovers, but not too much.  It was all wonderful.   Thanks again, Megan (3/29/13 Family party)

3/12/13 Denny,  It was a pleasure seeing you on Saturday. As always the food was excellent. I have to say we did receive extra compliments on the Chicken Marsala and the Sirloin tips in the burgundy sauce.  Thank you again for always working with us. We appreciate it.  Also, please pass on to the caterers that always work at our banquet, they do an excellent job and we appreciate their hard work and extra efforts that they always make. Thanks again from all the members at Hilltop.  Sincerely, Nicole (3/9/13 Banquet)

2/20/13 Everything went very well, and everyone enjoyed the food. The fruit salad was super & didn’t taste like “winter.” Thanks for all of your efforts.  Marsha (2/16/13 Baby Shower)

2/13/13 Denny, We were very happy with everything. There were many compliments about the food, everyone enjoyed it and liked how it was different from normal banquet food that we have every year. Your staff was wonderful. There were a lot of “no-shows” but the ones that did come had a blast. Most of the people that ended up not coming were older and probably didn’t want to come out in the cold. We had that happen another year that it was really cold. The leftovers went to good use. We had our company meeting on Monday so we had it that night as a dinner and those that were not at the banquet said that the food was really good. Thank you again for everything. As long as they want to do a banquet again next year, I will be contacting you about catering again. Your company was great to work with.Thank you, Tara (2/9/13 Banquet)

1/30/13 Everything was terrific.  Many compliments, plenty of food.  Thanks again.  Sandy  (1/25/13 Congregation Dinner)

12/31/12 Denny, Sorry It took me so long to get back to you. This has been one crazy month. The food, as always, was amazing. Having the food delivered earlier worked out wonderfully!!  Of course, the meatballs and mushrooms are a favorite. Thanks (12/1/13 Company Holiday party)

12/19/12 Hi Denny! The food and the set up were wonderful! LOTS of food, plates utensils, etc. I will (and already have) recommended you to anyone who needs a caterer.  Beth (12/15/12 College Graduation Party)

12/18/12 The food was WONDERFUL! I had many people take your business card. The portions were fine. Food was hot. The chef was very friendly and proud of his food.  Jen and Nichole moved people through the line in a timely manner. Happy Holidays! (12/14/13 Mystery Theater Dinner)

12/18/12/12 Hello Denny, As usual the food was excellent,  Our compliments to the Chef & I.  Happy Holidays!  Karen (12/14/13 Board of Directors Lunch)

12/11/12 Hi Denny!  We were thrilled with how everything went for the reception catering. Many thanks to you and your staff for the success! I appreciated the help with the cookies – It was a glitch on our side that the folks that were going to do that flaked out. All of the comments about the food and the service from friends and family were extremely positive.  The ballroom looked simply beautiful with the colors and table set up. Your staff was friendly, helpful, efficient and professional. We enjoyed the leftovers (and not having to cook!) on Sunday. We delivered several containers to others as well.  Denny, I hope that you hear this all the time: We could not have done this without you! I know that it is your job, but to us, it’s our baby girl’s big day and our families’ and friends’ chance to celebrate together. Your care and expertise allowed us all to enjoy the day! Please pass along the thanks to everyone involved.  Blessings to all of you. Jean  (11/24/12 wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

10/27/12 Hi Denny!  We were extremely happy with you and your staff. We thought everything went perfect. The food was excellent! We had several people compliment the chef and the food. We have been eating left overs all week and are yet to get sick of it…haha!  Thanks again for everything. We couldn’t be happier with how everything went.  Thanks! Christie (10/20/12 wedding at Marconi Club)

10/16/12 Dear Denny & the catering staff, Thank you all so much for helping to make our wedding reception wonderful!  The staff was professional, helpful and courteous, and we received rave reviews about the food and station style setup.  We will definitely recommend Chef & I Catering.  Thanks again, Amanda & Jonathan (10/12/12 wedding at J. Verno Studio)

9/19/12 Hi Denny! Good timing… we got back last night from the honeymoon. It’s nice to go away but it’s also nice to come home.  Everything was great! The food was good and your staff was awesome! I don’t know if they told you but Jon and I went in Friday to set up some lights behind the head table and as luck would have it the poles fell down and smashed a glass or two. The girls kept calm (which kept me calm) because I thought at that moment I would loose it!! They were also good when it came to our Vegan friend. She was part of the bridal party and they were very accommodating when preparing her plate. Everything looked awesome presentation wise too.  Our reception was awesome! We had the best time ever! I was going to write you and your staff a “thank you” but you beat me to it.  Thanks again!!  Tiffany (9/8/12 wedding at Springdale Vets)

9/4/12 Hey!  I thought everything went great! We got lots of comments on how good the food was and we still have some leftovers to enjoy ourselves. Thank you so much for everything! It seemed to go really well!  Thanks so much for all you have done!  Nicole (8/9/12 wedding at Laube hall)

7/30/12 Hi Denny!! Sorry that it has taken me so long to return your e-mail, we moved to Colorado Springs after our honeymoon! Crazy! The food was FANTASTIC at the wedding!! I was sad you weren’t there (I guess you’re allowed to go on vacation every once in a while, ha) but I was able to speak to ‘Chef’ a few times, he was very nice and made himself present! We had a TON of food leftover!  It was wonderful to work with you, thank you for making our day extra special! Diane & Mike 🙂 (7/14/12 wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)

7/9/12 REVIEW ON THE KNOT:  We chose Chef and I Catering to cater my daughter’s wedding at Soliders and Sailors Hall about a year before the event. Over the course of the year up until the actual week before the wedding, there were several changes to the menu and itinerary for the reception. Denny was awesome to work with and was very adaptable to the numerous changes that we made. Chef Rey – kudos to you on a fabulous sit down meal..The prime rib received rave reviews from the guests as did the chicken romano. The prime rib was so tender that you didn’t even need a knife to cut it. The food was absolutely excellent and all 265 guests received their food fresh and hot. I can’t tell you the number of compliments that I received from guests regarding the food and the professionalism, friendliness, and courtesy of your staff. Thanks so much for making my daughter’s wedding day special.. I would highly recommend Chef and I Catering…they are top notch!!!!  (6/23/12 wedding at Soldiers & Sailors)