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Personal chef services in full scale catering.

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K
3 June 2020

Chef Nicholas Catering offered us a deliciously creative menu and Nicholas’s excellent communication skills made the planning process seamless! He is a great find!

G
25 May 2019

Excellent cheff prepara deliciosa comida y un buen servicio lo recomiendo

E
14 September 2018

Cooked outside for our crew of 200 at Burningman. 100 mph sandstorm and it was some of the best food I ever had.

J
10 February 2018

Ate like a boss, more importantly had a great time.

T
4 February 2018

Nick is amazing! A genius with food. He has catered several holiday dinners for us and each one was a masterpiece. I highly recommend him for any occasion!

E
1 February 2018

Chef Nick's meals are delicious and creative plus the plating is gorgeous. He is a true professional, both in his knowledge of food and his manner in which he presents his meals at events.

S
27 April 2017

A Top Chef through and through! One of my favorite and unique meals by Chef. Nicholas was his grilled celery root burger! Can't wait to try that again!

A
14 February 2017

We hired Chef Nicholas Catering for our intimate wedding dinner at a private 80person winery in Sonoma. We are foodies, and wanted something special for our wedding day. Something non-traditional, with a modern twist and amazing taste. Nick went above and beyond with a family style meal, per our request. We highly recommend Chef Nicholas for any special occasion. Nick is engaging, approachable, inviting and will definitely make you feel like you are a part of the process in making the food which is grown on his own farm Nick completely exceeded our expectations every step of the way. Choosing him for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Selection Process: The first sign, was that there was no BS, no pretentiousness, just humble, listened and actually showed interest in getting to know who we were, where we were from, our backgrounds..etc. Nick invited us to his home for an intimate tasting. We were wined and dined over a fresh made dinner, and goat cheese he made from the herd he has on his farm. He personally spent the summer fishing in Alaska to find fish for our wedding, and hand-crafted all of the cheeses we had waiting for our guests. Chef Nick is the definition of Farm To Table! The whole tasting experience was amazing, and most importantly, the quality of food he created for the two of us, was matched at the wedding for 80ppl! The Wedding: The day-of was a bit hectic since we were doing everything ourselves, but once Chef Nicholas and his crew showed up, they completely handled everything related to the set up, food, and break down with grace and professionalism. The crew were beyond courteous--everybody was pleasant to interact with, and our guests greatly appreciated the service. We were also so happy that we went with family style since everybody was seated at long tables and got to eat without having to wait around in a line. It was so much nicer than buffet style and so much easier than a plated meal. Family style just creates a warm, homey dining environment. Chef Nicholas also went above and beyond and created a unique late night menu for us, all of this done on an active winery that did not have a working kitchen. He handled renting all the equipment he needed and executed flawlessly. Our wedding food was absolutely perfect, and Chef Nicholas Catering was the best staff we could have ever hoped for. We give 5 stars and beyond, we are serious Chef Nick fans! More...

J
7 February 2016

Chef Micholas did a private dinner for my wife and I for our wedding. His creativity was beyond my expectations, considering my wife has Celiac. "No gluten," He Prepared a 5 course meal with delicious appetizers and main course dinner. I highly recommend his catering services without a doubt!!! More...

K
17 June 2015

If you enjoy flavorful colorful farm-to-table cuisine, look no further!  I cannot say enough wonderful things about the delicious meals Chef Nicholas created. We had a weekend wedding near Clearlake and chose to work with Nick after looking at his proposed menu; everything jumped off the page and sounded delicious.  We had buffet breakfasts each day, one day with traditional fare and the other with frittatas and the like. You cannot imagine how much flavor  was packed into the mini frittatas. He also created amazing passed appetizers for our pre-ceremony cocktail hour, outstanding desserts for our post-dinner-sweets table and an incredible memorable flavorful reception dinner!  Most important to us was to serve family-style, have it be unpretentious and tasty.  Wow!  Our guest still talk about how good the food was over the weekend.  I feel the best way to work with Nick is to be confident that it will be beautiful and flavorful and that he knows what he is doing. I let go and trusted him blindly and wasn't disappointed one bit. More...

J
18 August 2014

Nick catered numerous parties and events at our "Pied a Terre" farm reserve Makiivka Estate in the wine country of Northern California. Every single dish was always superb. The presentation was delightful! Chef Nick is our first choice! His catering and Chef skills are exceptional! More...

M
8 October 2012

Chef Nick and his whole team are as good as it gets! So far he's catered two events for me, my husband's 40th birthday dinner for about 30 people at our house and my wedding for 120 people in the middle of a vineyard. (I say "so far" because I plan on using him for every event I host for the rest of my life and would keep him locked in my kitchen if I could).Both events were flawless and guests at my wedding actually asked for doggie bags. No joke. Also he uses local organic and sustainably farmed ingredients which are incredibly high in quality. The menu he designed for my wedding was absolutely breathtaking and every dish that came out was better than the last- and my venue was not the easiest place to stage a full-on banquet. I also found it especially awesome as the bride that he made sure my family and wedding party was given special little trays throughout the day as we were getting ready and he made sure I got to taste absolutely everything- which- if you've ever been married you know is almost impossible. If I could give more than five stars I would. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! More...

D
7 October 2011

Great quality food and good service. Nick usually caters for events a Ceago winery and received excellent reviews so I decided to use him for my wedding up in Mendocino county.  He also lives in a yurt on his goat farm which I thought was awesome!Appetizers:* Hominy cakes! We tried these at the Ukiah Wedding Fair and absolutely loved them. * The "fig" with blue cheese turned out to be strawberries. Major bummer! It would have been nice to get a heads up before the day of the wedding!* The cheese spread with breads was a hit!Plated Dinner:His plated dinners were very good and received lots of praises from our guests. We choose sockeye salmon, NY strip and tofu porcini for the veggie heads  Cake:YUM! My husband wanted strawberries and cream and I wanted chocolate. We got both and both were amazing! Working with Nick...Nick is very responsive to questions and will email you back right away (unless he's at the Bohemian Grove).  For details however you need to be a bit proactive yourself and reach out to him. My only other complaint is that in terms of cost he is not very transparent. He ended up charging 600 more than the original quote and finally when I asked him for the breakdown he said he overcharged me about 300 or so. A little bit of fuzzy math.  You will need to ask him for the breakdown. That's all.  The service was also very good. Nick is kind of a quiet guy and I can never tell if he's happy or not but he's definitely professional and I enjoyed working with him.  He's very accommodating to your requests and I do recommend him! More...

G
31 October 2010

Can you say GOURMET?Chef Nicolas catered my husbands 50th birthday party at Ceago Winery  in Clear Lake,CA  and did a FANTASTIC job!  He worked with me long distance on the menu and kept the price range just where it needed to stay.  Very upfront, professional, but with kind touch...His menu is one of the finest I have ever seen and like a previous reviewer, many of our friends and family are FOODIES, so I wanted the best in chefs !  We had an assorted of wine & appetizers before hand. Chef's non alcoholic drinks were superb too.  Our buffet dinner was a Spanish theme of Paella with tons of mussels, clams, fish, and shrimp.We also had his ham, chicken, and stuff bell peppers for those who don't care for shellfish and these dishes were just as delicious as the paella. The evening was topped off with chocolate mousse which was just to die for!  It's the best my husband and I have ever had... and we've sampled many over the years! His wait staff was very professional and right there to wait upon you.The evening was just awesome and many thanks to Chef and his staff for the great job they did!!! More...

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so, so many.. I've give you one. This came built off a yacht near Sitka Alaska, We set shrimp pots and caught a massive halibut, here is what came of it and part of the repertoire since..

sumac spice mixed seared Halibut
poached spot red shrimp
celery root vichysoisse, crisp beluga lentil
spot shrimp gastrique, wild onion oil

Cooking is a very personal exchange, I like engaging with the client, to bring out the best indicators and direction the clientele and event.

Its never been a job, so much, it's what i do on my days off and how I give to friends and family. with 25 years in the biz, its still rewarding.

Market set the pace, I've always been self employed plus I'm a bad employee.

I'm something original, out the box and trendsetter, I've got the touch and skill to deliver that loving cuisine..

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