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    Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

    My fiance and I hired Chef Michael for a family dinner as a gift to my parents and we couldn't have been more impressed. The food was amazing, and Chef Michael was professional, entertaining, and kind. Chef Michael was helpful throughout the entire process from crafting the menu to final billing, of which he was very transparent and fair. Frankly, Chef Michael prepared one of the best meals our family has ever had and offered an incredible, unique experience that we'll cherish for a long time.

    Elliot Arnson
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    Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

    Chef Michael came to our home and created an incredible meal. He served each course and told us about the food. The dessert course was out-of-this-world!! Then he cleaned the entire kitchen and left us leftovers in the refrigerator. I will definitely use Chef Michael again.

    Robert Mayer
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    Chef Michael prepared an amazing dinner for myself and 9 of my college friends a few weeks back. It was an incredibly delicious four course experience!! We would all highly recommend him for any catering or personal meal. He was exceptionally professional as well, prepped, served and cleaned up!! Call him, you can't go wrong!!!

    Joseph Crago
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    Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

    Chef Michael prepared a fabulous meal for 8 in celebration of my wife's 50th birthday. From our initial contact (he called me exactly when he said he would) to final cleanup after the dinner, Chef Michael and his team were courteous and professional. Not to mention that the food was excellent! What a memorable evening...thanks to Modern Elegance.

    Art Richards
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    Positive: Professionalism

    This was one of the best experiences I have had and I highly recommend Modern Elegance. Chef Michael is very friendly and personable-He was so easy to work with and hit it out of the park each week he catered for our events. His recipes and the end result were delicious! My coworkers, and guests all really enjoyed our experiences. Thank you so much!

    Laurel Pitsinger
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    Chef Michael made my birthday gift to my husband an absolute dream. We did the His and Her experience, and we are putting it in our top 3 dates of all time (and we’ve been together more than 10 years and have gone on some pretty epic dates). It was romantic and private, but Chef Michael fit right in. He had no problem making himself comfortable in our kitchen and was a pleasure to have in our home. The food was delicious and the presentation beautiful, and we didn’t have to lift a finger from start to finish. I think he left the kitchen even cleaner than he found it! We would definitely do this again and have recommended it to our friends. Thanks again for a wonderful and memorable night!

    Mary Laske Bell
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    We host dinner parties regularly and were absolutely blown away by not only a superb meal by Chef Michael, but by his professionalism and courteous approach to the entire event. From the custom menus for each guests, to the excellent communication from day 1, to a clean kitchen at the end of the night (he even brings his own “inside” shoes!), Chef Michael covered all the bases and made it truly an easy evening off for me to enjoy my friends and family. Thank you, Chef Michael, you are the only chef I’m calling now for future dinners!

    Jennifer Loomis
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    Michael’s meals are amazing. The love he puts in his dishes as well as attention to details is awesome. Thank you for making each meal an amazing experience.

    Rita Ramirez
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    It was a delicious meal! Great attention to detail and superb service!! Highly recommend for any event!

    Melissa Erickson
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    Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness

    FINDING MODERN ELEGANCE AT HOME

    Tired of COVID isolation? Tired of the ‘What’s for dinner’ lament? Got a big event, birthday, anniversary coming up with no place to go?

    How about inviting a personal chef into your home? This was something new for us! Thanks to an Anniversary gift from our son and daughter in law, Chef Michael Castro, owner of Modern Elegance, introduced us to an extraordinary experience.

    Chef Mike arrived about three hours before our chosen ‘dinner time’. He brought all the food, his cooking utensils and a friendly outgoing personality. While he prepared our dinner, we stayed in the kitchen (not all clients do that but he welcomes the participation). Chef Mike told us of his culinary training, his love of food, his extensive background in various area restaurants and his decision to become a private chef and the evolution of Modern Elegance.

    Our three-course meal – appetizer (scallops), main courses (one fish, one beef entree) and poached pears for dessert – was fine restaurant elegant. All items were professionally prepared and served – all in the comfortable ambiance our home.

    While we had never considered a private chef, it was an especially welcome experience in these crazy times. And it was an anniversary treat to remember.

    Rick Koehler
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    Chef Michael provided us with a delicious meal and overall evening! Not only did he plan a creative menu and deliver a great experience, but he was a true professional from start to finish. I highly recommend this talented chef for your next event!

    Margaret Matthews
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    Wonderful experience, excellent food, professional presentation!! We were exceptionally impressed!!!

    Jo Anna M. Crago
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    Positive: Quality

    We had a wonderful evening with Chef Michael! He’s very personable and the food was fantastic! I also appreciate that he uses such high quality ingredients and buys local wherever possible

    Janie Jakubisin
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    We host dinner parties regularly and were absolutely blown away by not only a superb meal by Chef Michael, but by his professionalism and courteous approach to the entire event. From the custom menus for each guests, to the excellent communication from day 1, to a clean kitchen at the end of the night (he even brings his own “inside” shoes!), Chef Michael covered all the bases and made it truly an easy evening off for me to enjoy my friends and family. Thank you, Chef Michael, you are the only chef I’m calling now for future dinners!

    Jennifer L.
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    Chef Michael made my birthday gift to my husband an absolute dream. We did the His and Her experience, and we are putting it in our top 3 dates of all time (and we’ve been together more than 10 years and have gone on some pretty epic dates). It was romantic and private, but Chef Michael fit right in. He had no problem making himself comfortable in our kitchen and was a pleasure to have in our home. The food was delicious and the presentation beautiful, and we didn’t have to lift a finger from start to finish. I think he left the kitchen even cleaner than he found it! We would definitely do this again and have recommended it to our friends. Thanks again for a wonderful and memorable night!

    Mary B.
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    Chef Michael prepared an amazing dinner for myself and 9 of my college friends a few weeks back. It was an incredibly delicious four-course experience!! We would all highly recommend him for any catering or personal meal. He was exceptionally professional as well, prepped, served and cleaned up!! Call him, you can't go wrong!!!

    Joanna A.
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    Michael’s meals are amazing. The love he puts in his dishes as well as attention to detail is awesome. Thank you for making each meal an amazing experience.

    Rita R.
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    Modern elegance provides their guests with exceptional service. Michael was very helpful and willing to the take time to answer any questions I had. Based on guest service alone I would recommend modern elegance to friends and family.
    Dec 6, 2019

    Evelyn K.
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    The food was delicious. The presentation was appealing. This was a gift for our 50th anniversary and we were so pleased with everything. If I was capable with attaching pictures, I would. Thank you so much for everything.

    Larry & Charlotte R.
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    I hired Modern Elegance to cater to a 50th-anniversary party for 💯 people. Modern Elegance provides outstanding service to its customers in a timely, efficient manner. Their menus have a nice variety of food items to choose from and I had a budget of how much I could spend; therefore Michael the owner of Modern Elegance worked with my budget and the presentation and the response to my needs we're very professional. The food was outstanding, Michael went above and beyond any expectations. The entire experience was awesome. I will definitely recommend Modern Elegance to friends and family.

    Dolly G.