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Chef Kyle Ketchum Wows both Hosts and Guests

After Lisa Plimpton hosted her first Chefstro event, we asked her to tell us about the personal chef we sent, the menu he prepared, and the overall experience. Here’s what she said:

“When we first heard about Chefstro, we were dying to try it out. My boyfriend and I like hosting, but we don’t really like the hassle of planning out a multiple-course meal and working in the kitchen when we just want to spend time with our guests. So we went to the Chefstro website, ordered a “Cocktail Canapes” menu, and invited eight of our friends.

group enjoying canapes

“My boyfriend doesn’t like spicy food and two of our guests can’t eat dairy, but Chefstro worked with us in advance to create a customized menu. When they emailed us the final menu the day before the party, I was excited to see that there was a huge variety of hors d’oeuvres.

roasted beet with cambazola cheese and prosciutto

“Kyle, our chef, arrived about 2 hours before the start of the party to prepare. He brought his own supplies – knives, pans, and all the ingredients – so we didn’t have to worry about anything. He was super friendly and I could already tell that it was going to be a fun night.

Chef Ketchum in the kitchen

“Our guests started arriving and Kyle came out with his first dish – deviled eggs topped with old bay spiced shrimp.

deviled eggs with spiced shrimp

“Our guests gobbled it up instantly and several dishes with hearty portions came out soon after – smoked salmon crostini, heirloom tomato mozzarella bruschetta, tuna tartare with artichoke, harissa-spiced beef satay, and roasted beet with cambazola cheese and prosciutto. Everything was delicious and our guests raved about the food.

“We also had a fun time learning about the ingredients and watching Kyle prepare the food with his professional chef flair.

“By about 1 hour into the party, Kyle had finished cooking and had cleaned everything up. The kitchen actually looked cleaner than it did before he arrived! Kyle was extremely professional and a pleasure to have over.

“This was the first time we’ve had the luxury of having a private chef cook for us, and it was an incredible experience. We will definitely use Chefstro again!”

happy hosts

Thanks to Lisa and Mike for sharing your experience with us!

Chefstro is a great idea for birthday parties, romantic dinners, or any occasion you want to make special. Visit our website to find out how to get a Chefstro personal chef in your kitchen, and let us know how it goes. We’d love to feature your story on our blog. Write it up and send it to yourstory@chefstro.com.

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