Testimonials

What Our Customers Are Saying

 

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“Cristian, this looks too good to eat!” – Paula Deen
“Wow, wow! You’re gatorrific!” – Tony Little
“Let me tell you something, this really is good! Nice job!” – Jerry Penacoli
“I highly recommend Chef Cristian as a personal chef. His meals are delicious, very healthy, and convenient. Eating healthy is the best way to lose weight and Cristian does a great job!” – Travis Hafner – NY Yankees

tampa bay personal chef service and catering highest rated


What a wonderful surprise for my birthday dinner! Amazing presentation and beyond delicious! Thank you so much for preparing so many of my favorites! Chef Chris was friendly, professional, quick on prep and great on clean up!

Karla

Clearwater, FL


“One of the very best meals I have ever had in my life. Absolutely superb!!! Thank you very much.”

Richard

Trinity, FL


“The paella was fantastic!!!  Thank you so much Cristian!!  We not only have full tummies, but also the wonderful aroma of your fabulous dishes lingering in the air.”

Barbara

Belleair Beach, FL


“We want to thank you for a fabulous dinner Saturday night!  It was a delicious meal, served beautifully and we all loved every morsel.  I will be sure to recommend you to all my friends and will look forward to having you here again.”

Karen

Tampa, FL


“My husband and I received our cooking lesson with Chef Cristian for a wedding present. This was one of our favorite wedding presents by far! We had a blast on our date night cook class! We learned so much and everything was delicious! We have incorporated the sauces he taught us to make for several other dinner parties! Thanks so much Cristian! “

Jeannie

Tampa, FL


“I bought a private cooking session with Chef Christian as a gift for my wife. She loved it! Chef was affable, a great instructor, and (most importantly) the food was fantastic! I bought a similar session for my parents as an anniversary gift, too. They were equally impressed. I highly recommend him. “

Chad

South Tampa, FL


“I have hired Chef Cristian on a number of occasions and it has always been a wonderful experience. Not only is the food fantastic, but so is the conversation. I would highly recommend Chef Cristian for dinner parties and cooking classes. You will have a fabulous time! “

Becky

Clearwater Beach, FL


“Chef Cristian was absolutely fantastic. He arrived promptly on time with everything he needed to make a very memorable birthday dinner for my fiancee and me and was extremely professional throughout the entire evening. He prepared a 3 course meal that was absolutely amazing considering the dietary constraints placed on him (non-dairy, non-gluten). Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a memorable private dining experience. “

Troy

Tampa, FL


“I have had Chef Christian cook for several events and I have never been disappointed. He prepares innovative and unique dishes that are delicious. He always delivers more than promised and does so at a great price. Hire him and your guests will be impressed, you will be relaxed and stress free and most importantly you will have one of the best meals you have ever eaten.”

Andy

Brandon, FL


“Cristian was awesome very professional the food was absolutely AMAZING!! I would definitely recommend using his services. Best Crab cakes I have ever had hands down!!! My husband also enjoyed it. Coming from a pleased customer”

Sheena

Tampa, FL


“Christian is wonderful! He always prepares fresh, wholesome, and delicious meals for my family. “

Denise

Tampa, FL


“All I can say is “WOW”. Cristian did a great job with my dinner party. I have had the pleasure of eating at some very upscale restaurants over the years and Cristian’s meal was right there with all of them. I would recommend his service to anyone!!!”

Cindy

Clearwater Beach, FL


“We have had a great experience with Cristian at Tampa Bay Chef. He has come into our home several times and prepared excellent meals for our family. It is a great help in time savings, and the meals can easily be frozen if you’d like to save them for a future date.”

Rosemary

Tampa, FL


“Having Christian over for a private dinner for 2 was amazing. I love to cook but could use some technical refining. Christian helped tremendously by presenting proper technique and short cuts while cooking. Christian was also very thorough in explaining the background/history of why certain pairings of food blend well together. Now on to new adventures in cooking and we will engage Christian again for future meals and parties.”

Michael

Safety Harbor, FL


“Christian we really enjoyed the meal you prepared for our large family gathering.  You did an amazing job on the pork…that’s coming from an Iowa hog farmer!
Do you travel to Iowa to cook???!!!!”

Dan and Julia

Iowa


“Tampa Bay Chef Services was one of the best experiences I have had. From initially calling with questions regarding the service and booking was extremely easy and friendly with Chef Christian. The menu had a wide variety and many options to choose from to make the meal tailored to our specific likes. Chef Christian gave us feedback on the menu and even provided some great suggestions that turned out delicious. I was so impressed with this whole experience that I am trying to come up with an excuse to have another one. Thanks so much for a wonderful night and a great memory!”

Lauren

Educator

Tampa, FL


“I would like to thank you and Jenna for such a wonderful experience and service. It really made the evening and my guests were thoroughly overwhelmed with your culinary performance.”

Patti
Tampa


“Thank you so much. Everyone was raving again about your food. Outstanding job!”

Andrew
Lawyer
Tampa, FL


“Chef Christian cooked some really nice meals for our golfing group while we were at World Woods north of Tampa. I would recommend it for anyone that is just looking to relax and enjoy a nice meal after a long day at the golf course.”

Peter
Finance
New York, NY


“[My family] raved about the food and the service. They had a great experience! Thanks so much!”

Erin
Tampa, FL


“It was a fantastic evening! Thank you for a wonderful time. I am still getting text messages about how wonderful it was.”

Trey
Finance
Tampa, FL


“It was a WOW evening. Everyone loved the food (even the kids). Most popular items were the fish and salad, but just about everything sold (nothing left), and all of it was delicious!”

Kris
Finance
Lithia, FL


“I hired Chef Cristian for the couple’s sushi class to teach my boyfriend and me. We both had a great time. Chef Cristian arrived on time with all of the ingredients and supplies to make sushi. He walked us through step by step, answered all of our questions thoroughly, and taught us some little tricks along the way. We made a TON of sushi, and plenty of supplies left over to make more. We took all the surplus sushi to a friend’s house for a get together and everyone was amazed. If you are looking to learn how to make sushi, Chef Cristian is the way to go.”

Niki
Military
St. Petersburg, FL


“We throughly enjoyed the sushi making class in our home and our guest loved it and are still raving about how good the sushi was and how much fun it was. Thank you for being so well prepared and interacting with our guest in fun/informative way!”

David
Clearwater, FL


“Thank you for a wonderful evening. Our guests just left and thoroughly enjoyed themselves !! What a great treat to have someone like yourself in our home preparing such a delicious dinner!!! Four of our guests were from the east coast and couldn’t stop raving over the delicious crab cakes!! Everything was made to perfection . A definate 10 in everyone’s books! We could tell you thoroughly enjoy cooking and delight in the reaction when people taste your cooking! Everyone has your card and knows who to call for their next dinner party! What a fantastic treat to be able to host a party and be able to sit back and enjoy your guests knowing a perfect dinner will be served!”

Bev and Hugh
Palm Harbor, FL


“The food was outstanding, the chef was fun, we learned some things – good times!”

Mike
Law Professional
Safety Harbor, FL


“At first my husband and I were very skeptical about hiring a chef to cook
our meals. After finding Chef Christian’s website we decided to give it a
try. I can honestly say that it was the best decision we could have made
(and very affordable). My husband and I are both very busy professionals
and we were tired of eating out every week because of the costs and because
we were running out of take-out options. The best part of having Chef
Christian prepare our meals is the variety and the stress relief of not
having to decide “what’s for dinner”. The even better part was that my
husband and I had the opportunity to try home cooked meals that I never
would have thought of cooking on my own and were much healthier than the
constant take outs that we were accustomed to. I would definitely recommend
Chef Christian to anyone that’s in the market for a personal chef!!”

Theresa
Seffner, FL


“We hired Cristian for my mom’s 60th birthday party- he was fantastic! The food was excellent, he was punctual, professional, and we even have leftovers for the next couple days. I would definitely recommend him to anyone”

Vicki
Lawyer
Tampa, FL


“I purchased a cooking class for my niece and nephew as a Christmas present. Their class was 2 weeks ago, and they haven’t stopped raving about it. Their mom, Teri, said it is the single best time she has ever spent with her children — watching you work with them on cooking skills. Thank you for a wonderful event for all of them.”

Anna
Tampa, FL


“Thank you for making last night such a memorable evening for my family. It truly was an experience. The conversation this morning is still how fabulous the food was, the beautiful presentation, the nice wine pairings especially the soup & wine! I really appreciate your help in making a very special memory for my family!

Thank you.”

Rita
Gulfport, FL


“A friend and I recently hired Chef Cristian Feher to prepare a surprise Valentine’s Day dinner for our husbands. The meal was absolutely delicious. In addition to the very tasty meal, Chef Cristian entertained us with stories about his travels and the various foods he had sampled along the way. The evening was a hit, our husbands were happy and we all had such a good time. I highly recommend Chef Cristian’s services. We are looking foward to planning our next event and hiring the Chef again.

Thank you Chef Cristian for creating a wonderful evening we will never forget!”

Kim
Tampa, FL


“What a fabulous evening! Cristian is the perfect Chef to have in your home because of his exquisite culinary skills and easy to understand cooking lessons. His energetic personality made for an enjoyable and valuable experience. I would recommend Cristian for cooking lessons, dinner parties and personal dining experiences. He is absolutely fantastic!”

Blair and Travis
Consulting Professional and Military
South Tampa, FL


“Wow!!!!! Where do i begin? Lets just say chef Cristian blew us away for my boyfriends surprise dinner for 2. Everything couldn’t have turned out better. I would recommend Chef Cristian to anyone that wants the best food they have ever tasted in their life!!!! Thanks again for great service.”

Deborah and Tony
Brandon, FL


“Thank you very much for making our end of year team-building event a success. The group and I had a great time learning to make sushi! Coincidentally, the next night was our department holiday party where sushi was served, so, of course, we were all critics, given that we were so much more educated on the subject. Everyone had a great time and the event required very little planning / organizing on my part. We would certainly recommend your services to anyone.”

Mercedes
Senior Vice President
St. Petersburg, FL


“Cristian, thank you for making my fiftieth birthday a memorable event. Cristian you are personable, confident and an excellent chef. Everyone could not stop raving about how delicious the food was. I will definitely recommend your services to others.”

Sandra and Winston
Tutor and Ret. Army Colonel
Tampa, FL


“Chef Cristian and and his staff,Natale and Stephanie,,,helped to make my 60th Birthday Celebration the elegant dinner party that I wanted it to be. From the moment he arrived that afternoon,,,my hosts for the evening were in awe of his masterful and aromatic creative work in the kitchen. He is a joy to work with!”

“Chef,,,there were so many compliments on the food,,,,everything,,,,from the appetizers to the custom made Sicilian Cassata Birthday Cake,,,,was absolutely delicious! Even a last minute substitution from Osso Bucco to Ahi Tuna for one guest meal (who does not eat meat) did not shake Chef Cristian. He created a fabulous meal for her! I will definitely use Tampa Bay Chef Services for my next catered affair! Thank you for making this milestone birthday on 11-11-11 so very special.”

Cheryl
Financial Advisor
Tampa, FL


“On Saturday 11/5, my wife and I held a dinner party for five out of town guests at our home in Redington Beach. Cristian and I had discussed the menu and times, and he arrived right on time at 6PM to start preparing. The food was amazing, appetizers were prepared and served at the perfect time, and the main course far exceeded our expectations…then dessert was the final touch to a perfect evening. Cristian was not only spot on in his preperation of the food, but his interaction with the guests created a wonderful, free flowing conversation ….not only about the food, but life experiences and travels for everyone.

We loved the experience, and thanks to Cristian, our guests did as well. We will certainly work with him again.”

Kent
Redington Beach, FL


“I wanted to do something special for my husband’s birthday and your surprise cooking class was certainly that. He can’t stop smiling! We had such so much fun cooking and learning knife and chopping skills. The food was absolutely fantastic. We really had a great day.”

Kathy
Odessa, FL


“Thank you so much for the cooking lesson. My husband and I loved it, we learned so much and the food turned out great. We’re excited to try to make it again. We are already trying to decide when to have you come back out here. Thanks again.”

Vijay and Michele
Seminole, FL


“I surprised my husband with a sushi party for his birthday and it was the best party we have had in a very long time. Cristian did a superb job in the presentation of the sushi and selection. Everyone raved about the quality, how fresh the sushi tasted and the display was impeccable. I have to confess that my ultimate favorite was the Salmon sashimi; it was just absolutely the best! Thank you chef Cristian for an awesome sushi party!”

Mariana
New Tampa, FL


“Dear Chef Cristian, Jerry and I had a truly wonderful experience with your cooking class. We expected it, based upon the information we received, to be quite good, but this was outstanding. We have eaten in many gourmet restaurants over the years, and we would certainly put this experience at the top of the list.”

Jerry and Pauline
Tampa, FL


“We had such an amazing time! You are so easy to learn from. Thank you again for making my valentines day surprise special.”

Priscilla
Artist
Tampa, FL


“I just wanted to thank you again for your excellent food, your friendly demeanor and your professionalism; it all made for a night that our family will never forget!”

Jeff
Insurance Broker
Tampa, FL


“When I received my gift certificate from my girlfriend for a private one on one sushi cooking session for Christmas, I was ecstatic. I’m a huge sushi fan, and was excited to get a rare experience like this. I emailed Chef Cristian right away and received an email back the same day! He was very flexible with the date and time and he told me exactly what I needed to do. It was a fantastic experience with lots of laughs and sushi. I learned how to make all my favorite rolls and even some new ones I grew to love. I even learned some new knife tricks to compliment my cooking! It was a great time and I would choose Chef Cristian again for any of my cooking needs.”

Travis and Amanda
Students
Spring Hill, FL


“Thank you very much for a memorable evening, very well done! The aroma of your cooking still lingers in the kitchen, sign of a great time. I must confess, Jodi came up with the idea and purchased you as part of a birthday gift. Great idea! I don’t know how she is going to top this next year. We may just have to have you come back again.”

Bill
Orthopedics
Apollo Beach, FL


“We really appreciated you coming to the house to help us with many time saving tips including the correct way to hold a knife, bruising herbs, and proper onion cutting technique. You were so professional (even with our children requiring our attention). The food you prepared are things we would definitely prepare again. Thank you so much for a fun night.”

Kerri and Rod
Property Management
Bradenton, FL


“What a fun sushi class! Would definitely recommend it. We’re on our way to being pro sushi chefs ;-)”

Daniel and Skylar
Tampa, FL


“This had to be one of the best and most creative gifts given to us by our children. Christian is a well informed, professional chef that created an evening that far surpasses any dinner party we ever had. Can’t wait to have him back!”

Marlene
Clearwater Beach, FL


“I had the pleasure of taking three cooking classes with Chef Cristian while visiting the Tampa area. He has the knowledge of a chef combined with an easy-going demeanor and a practical approach to cooking. In addition to teaching me knife skills, Chef Cristian showed me how to make Greek, Indian, and Venezuelan dishes that were delicious and easy to make.”

Carolyn
Law Professional
Washington D.C.


“Thank you for helping make my birthday a memorable one. My fiance’, Nick, definitely planned a delightful surprise having you come in and cook such a fantastic meal for us. From appetizers to dessert, everything was a hit. Having a personal chef in my kitchen cooking just for me….it doesn’t get any better than that! You even have an extra touch in being a great conversationalist.”

Judy and Nick
Former Teacher and Director of Sales
Trinity, FL


“Thank you, thank you, and once again, thank you. You are an amazing chef and wanted to let you know how very much we appreciated the wonderful dinner you prepared for our gathering. Hope to see you again soon!”

Pat and Henry
Physicians
St. Petersburg, FL


“My wife and I were given the thoughtful anniversary gift of having Chef Cristian (Tampa Bay Chef Services) come to our house to prepare a meal. Any gift of your children is special but this one was fantastic! Not only did we learn from watching the preparation; we very much enjoyed the dinner that was made. We even had enough for leftovers, which kind of made this the gift that kept on giving.”

Brian and Yvonne
Winery Rep and Stage Lighting
Tampa, FL


“Firstly, let me express my gratitude to you for your hard work and patience working out in the open during the party.
Secondly, your food was perfect! The guests keep talking about the food! Everyone got to try the apps! I guess folks are use to running out of food, but your planning was impeccable.
I look forward to the time I will call you again.”

Suzanne
CEO
Trinity, FL


“Thank you so much for the private cooking lesson. Mike and I really enjoyed learning about food and the meal was absolutely delicious! We look forward to using you in the future. I am definitely going to use these recipes on Thanksgiving. We loved it so much that we right away posted your website link on our facebook page and recommended you to everyone for all of their chef needs! We have been telling everyone about your private cooking lesson, and how wonderful it was, and to check it out. Thank you again so very much. We really enjoyed it.”

Angel
Firefighter
St. Petersburg, FL


“My family has been enjoying the services of Tampa Bay Chef Services since 2009. Chef Cristian has been preparing weekly menus for our family, to help us figure out our new dietary requirements, which must eliminate wheat and gluten, dairy, eggs, and soy, among other foods, due to allergies and food intolerances. He has helped us through a particularly difficult transition, without sacrificing variety and flavor. He has been making the extra effort to teach me to cook my own meals as deliciously as he does. We are most grateful to Chef Christian, he has made what would otherwise have been a very rough and disappointing dietary transition, into a pleasure.”

Angela
Financial Trading
Lithia, FL


“I bought my Father a gift certificate for a private cooking lesson as his Father’s Day present, and he loved it! He said it was the best present he had ever received. Christian was an excellent teacher and was very patient. Besides, my parents shared the left overs . . . YUM!! I would recommend him for any cooking lessons or events. Thanks again!”

Jennifer
Sales Representative
Lutz, FL


“I just wanted to say thank you again for the sushi lesson. We all had an amazing time learning to make great sushi rolls. Pete thought it was a fantastic idea and had a lot of fun. We’ll definitely be eating more sushi in the future!”

Holly
Manufacturing Systems
Tampa, FL


“Chef Cristian met and exceeded my expectations. I wanted to throw a Japanese themed party for my husband’s 40th birthday with fresh sushi made in front of guests. Chef Cristian created a fabulous menu and made sushi that was amazing! My husband and guests were blown away by the food and impressed that I had hired a personal chef. The party was great success in large part due to Chef Cristian. I would highly recommend him to any one!”

Tammy
Palm Harbor, FL


“I am a stay at home mom who needed a break and that is what Chef Cristian has given me, as well as delicious meals that my whole family loves. Chef Cristian is professional and well skilled but also flexible and creative with his cuisine. He will tailor your menu to your desire or simply create it. He accommodates every need and is great at communicating. You will love his service. I am much more relaxed in the evenings knowing we have his dinners ready to eat. I can now enjoy my family more often. I have Chef Cristian to thank for that gift.”

Abby
Home Maker
Tampa, FL


“We were looking for an improved way to interact with our healthcare partners in an environment that was comfortable, enjoyable and helped build camraderie. Chef Cristian’s dinner and service was the answer, and the result were rave reviews.”

Bob
Healthcare CEO
St. Petersburg, FL


“My husband and I recieved a certificate for a “Couples Cooking Lesson” for Christmas and couldn’t wait to cash it in. We weren’t disapointed! Chef Cristian was very skilled, personable, and fun! He was able to create a menu for the evening based on my rather vague explanation of the foods we enjoyed eating and it was perfect! We had a great time learning new techniques and the food was excellent. What’s best is that we’ve already used the lesson we learned and made the same menu for our family, they loved it and so did we!”

Sarah
Counselor
Largo, FL


“I wanted to do something special for my girlfriend for Valentines Day so I figured having our own private chef would be a fun romantic experience. Chef Christian provided us with an experience we will never forget. He was very personable and the food was excellent. Can’t wait to use him again!”

Chuck
Sports Marketing Agent
Tampa, FL


“I am a customer of Tampa Bay Chef Services, Chef Cristian and I have developed a menu for me that allows for maximum lean muscle growth. By using his services combined with an exercise program I have dropped several pounds of fat from my body.”

Naveen
Physician
Tampa, FL


“Wow, what a memorable evening thanks to Chef Cristian. Sometimes we all hesitate to do something different, especially for special occasions such as a 15th wedding anniversary. But, relying only on his website, I boldly decided to give Chef Cristian a call and surprise my wife, Michelle. I gave Chef Cristian full reign on a seafood dinner for two. He arrived a few days later with a bounty of fresh seafood. (So, this is how Oprah lives, I thought.) He soon got down to business, setting the table and opening his cooler of goodies. Being a novice cook myself, I took keen interest in what Chef Cristian was doing. Chef Cristian liked answering our questions about his cooking. Michelle and I enjoyed watching him use our kitchen and our pots and pans (he can bring his own) to create a meal to remember. Too soon it seemed, the dinner and visit were over. We didn’t have to clean a thing, and there were leftovers! And, during the following days I think I earned husband points as Michelle’s friends complimented such a novel idea.

So, thanks Chef Cristian for a great dinner experience at a very reasonable price.”

Pablo
Attorney
Tampa, Florida


“I use Tampa Bay Chef Services because of my busy and hectic life. I had hoped that the food would be nutritious, but did not dare expect that it would be delicious. I am very finicky. Chef Christian has done a wonderful job assuring healthful, nutritious meals, convenient delivery and he has satisfied a picky eater. He did such a wonderful job that I also asked him to cater a luncheon at my office, which he did, and everyone loved the food.”

L
Tampa, FL
Attorney


“Cristian, everything was AWESOME!!! I can’t wait to try next week’s menu!!!”

Ron
CEO
Tampa, FL


“Hey Cristian, the guys LOVED the new breakfast!! Every single bit of food was gone!”

Ryan
NHL
Tampa, FL


“We invited Chef Cristian over to our beach house to do a sushi rolling lesson for my wife and a few of our close friends. The Chef was very skilled, has a great personality, and taught us how to make sushi. It was a great evening that our friends are still raving about! I highly recommend Chef Cristian for your next party. We will certainly be using his services again.”

Michael
CEO
Clearwater Beach, FL


“Hi Christian.
You were able to impress a house full of critics. I don’t know how you did it, but everyone was raving about your cooking. My mom couldn’t believe how everything stayed so fresh in the fridge. Even my grandfather who eats everything plain, loved everything, the pistachio crusted chicken, the sauces. I don’t know how you did it!
Thanks so much for everything.”

Lisa
Tel Aviv, Israel


“I just thought I would let you know that you have achieved the impossible – my six year old son actually asked for seconds on the fish that you made. He loved it!!! We couldn’t believe it. The food was great and we look forward to having you back next week!”

Rebbeca
Clearwater, FL