December 16, 2017

Reviews

“I can’t thank you enough for the fantastic dinner you prepared Saturday in honor of my wife’s 65th birthday. While she initially felt a bit strange sitting with the family while someone else prepared and cooked in her kitchen, by the time the evening was over, she admitted it was something she could probably get used to (provided the one in the kitchen was you). Everything was exactly as promised, from appetizers (the crab cakes were the best ever) to dessert (I’m a big crumble fan). We are still trying to figure out exactly how the filets were cooked so perfectly – did you broil them? Thanks also for your flexibility with the last minute changes. We had high expectations going in, and you did not disappoint.”

Mark, Wynnewood, PA

“How could I not provide you with an exemplary testimonial after the delicious, professional, and perfectly serviced dinner party that you managed, all by yourself, for a dozen people.  From the selection of hot and cold appetizers that were not only amazingly flavorful, but so beautifully arranged on the serving plates, that I almost did not want to eat them.  Nonetheless, the fantastic combinations that you put together and prepared to perfection were impossible to resist, and I think that that was clearly apparent by all of the totally cleaned plates at the end of the night.  And despite the fact that all of my guests could not stop themselves from cleaning their plates, the speed and care that you demonstrated in the post-dinner clean-up was way beyond expectations, and very thoroughly appreciated.  The entire cost of the dinner was well below what it would have cost to take 11 guests out to a restaurant that serves the same high quality cuisine as you, and your service is unparalleled to any that attempts to bring such class and taste to a private party with expensive pallets.  Thank you so much and I am already going over your creative and scrumptious menu for my next event.”

Carrie Boyle, Scott H. Marcus & Associaties, Cherry Hill, NJ

“Thank you for your wonderful expertise and service for our event.  You were so accommodating and the food was absolutely delicious.  I have already given your name and website to people and will continue to happily refer you whenever the opportunity arises.”

Lacey Swartz, KV Organics, Cherry Hill, NJ

“Susan and I want to thank you for coming to our rescue. Between me working non-stop in tax season and Susan traveling for work 3 to 4 days per week, without you, we would have starved.  Needless to say, with your wonderful, tasty and quite healthy meals being made for us, we did not have to be on a “first name” basis with our local pizza delivery guy. I especially liked that you listened so carefully to our likes and dislikes while planning our menus and that  both your meal caloric information and the reheating instructions were written so clearly. I also loved being in my office working, but being able to smell the food as you cooked. That always made me hungry! Thanks again for your support and we will happily use you again.”

Shep Greenberg, President of Greenberg Advisors LLC, Voorhees, NJ

“I just had to take the opportunity and tell you how much we enjoy and appreciate having you as our “Personal Chef”. It is so wonderful to come home after a long day at work and know that there is a healthy, delicious and nutritious meal waiting for us, and there is no mess to clean up. Some of our favorites are the beef chimichangas, grilled shrimp with arugula, pesto and parsley linguine and the mexican chicken stew. Thank you so much Fran!”

Liesha Getson, Co-founder and Vice President of Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging, Southampton, NJ

“This main course [Tilapia with Pancetta-Sage Breadcrumbs and Mashed Yams] was so amazingly good that it made me believe I was eating at Le Bec Fin. Tres gourmet. To think that something that delicious can be made in my kitchen is a bit of a shocker.”  (Excerpted from full blog post)

Tracy Shields, Medford Lakes, NJ

“Your food is amazing and the extra bonus is we are making it last for more than one serving — more yummy food at lunchtime. I did not know what to expect from a week’s worth of personal chef meals but I will definitely drop the hint to my husband to give the gift again next year for Christmas. Thank you so much for your expertise. The mashed, minted peas were incredible and I could not get enough of them! By the way, I just referred you to a friend and gave her your brochure.”

Heide Fraley, Owner of Swivel Studios, Collingswood, NJ

“Fran cooked for a party we had for our staff at our home. It was fantastic! Fran was professional and the food was excellent! I would highly recommend The Flavorful Fork anytime!”

Rich Bernstein, Marlton, NJ

“Thank you for the wonderful dinner you prepared for our family.  What a treat to have a professional chef come into our home with everything necessary to prepare a multiple course gourmet meal.  Your ingredients and the balance you chose between them were fresh and exciting and perfectly placed.  We were amazed at the portability of such an undertaking but you somehow found a way to bring an entire gourmet kitchen into our home.  We particularly enjoyed watching your food prep and we appreciate your patience with our questions.  This is an experience that everyone must try.  The price was right, your professionalism was impressive and the meal was excellent.  We wish you the best of everything with The Flavorful Fork!”

Drs. Jim and Sandy Elder, Moorestown

“Thank you so much for the wonderful meals! I cannot fully express how much I appreciate your service. With a family of 6, we are on the go most every night. With Flavorful Fork, I can still ensure that we have a family dinner together that is healthy, delicious and ready as soon as we get home. I also really like the fact that we tailor the meals together. With my daughter’s allergies and my concern about managing weight, I know exactly what ingredients you are using and the nutritional content of every dish. I like that my children are trying new flavors and cuisines. I also like that the portions are individually packaged so that my husband can take some of the meals to work for lunch as well. Most important, however, the meals are delicious and convenient!”

Stella Denn, Medford

“This was my first time hiring a personal chef, on the occasion of my wife’s birthday for a 10-person dinner party.  When I contacted The Flavorful Fork and reached Chef Fran, I was easily guided through the menu planning process and given suggestions that I knew would delight my guests, playing on a Latin foods theme.  Despite a snowstorm on the day of the party, Chef Fran pulled through with an assistant and showed up promptly to the kitchen in mid-afternoon to begin work on a 4-course meal, including figs with ricotta and honey, a wonderful salad, shrimp ceviche, and steak with chimichurri sauce, arroz verde, and plantains.  My wife and guests could only describe the food as nothing less than divine.  The professionalism demonstrated by The Flavorful Fork, the expertise in menu planning, and the manner in which they worked in the background of a house full of company were all exemplary, and I would not hesitate to recommend or re-hire The Flavorful Fork for future events.”

Ed Gleaner, Haddon Heights

“We found Fran online and planned a New Year’s Eve dinner party with easy communication. She suggested some menu items…some we took while others we changed. She arrived at our house on New Year’s Eve with the groceries and plenty of equipment. Hours later we impressed our guests with a delicious 3-course meal that was elegantly presented and tasted amazing! It cost us the same (if not less) than going out…and…we enjoyed it at our own home! We highly recommend Fran Davis and look forward to enjoying her cooking again soon!”

Scott & Vera Niedermaier, Bordentown