I am so sad to see Jen leave Virginia but you future Florida clients are very lucky. My family loved all the dishes and she even created a healthy portion control option to help me lose weight. It was a blessing not to worry about grocery shopping or cooking with our busy lives. Plus the food was delicious!!! You must try her out before she runs out of room to take on more clients.
~ Jessica Salazar, Virginia Beach, VA
My husband and I work long hours and a typical meal for us was either fast food or a bowl of cereal. We wanted to have low calorie healthy meals that tasted good. Jen was able to provide us with multiple meal options for every day of the work week. We didn't have to think (or cook) and simply opened the fridge and took out a meal. Jen was a lifesaver! Healthy meals that tasted great! We will miss her terribly!
~ Karen Ostrowski, Norfolk, VA
We had the pleasure of working with Jen for just about a month before she told us that she & her husband were moving to Florida. All of the food she prepared for us were so delicious! It was great to know that the ingredients were fresh & the meals were conveniently packed for my husband & I to bring to work. We're going to miss Jen. Beware! All the good cooking will spoil you!
~ Michelle DayDay, Chesapeake, VA
November 2013 I hosted a "Girlfriend's Weekend" in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Since this was my first turn at hosting these dynamic group of discerning New Yorkers, I needed everything to be perfect. Well, it absolutely was, with Jen's help. Here is a sampling of the menu we all enjoyed, against the backdrop of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean:
- A selection of Spanish Cheese, Olives, Walnuts and Almonds
- Serrano Ham Wrapped Asparagus with Aoili
- Cedar Planked Brie with Roasted Fruit
- Baked Brie stuffed with Roasted Garlic and Paprika
- Tapénade and Goat Cheese Toasts
- Sherry Garlic Tenderloin Tips and Mushrooms with Romesco Sauce
- Shrimp and Chorizo
- Meatballs with Saffron Sauce
- Clams in Garlic Sauce
- Chicken Paella
- Catalan Creams and Wine Poached Fruit
All paired with Spanish wines to accompany each course.
Here are one of the many compliments I received:
Sharon, this was one of “The Best Experiences of the Year”. FIVE STARS -Zagats Rated #1 Culinary Delight.
~ Sharon Jenkins
Thank you for helping make my parent's 50th Anniversary party amazing! The Italian dinner you prepared was a BIG HIT and all of your personal touches really made it special!!! Thanks again!
~ Jacqui O'Daniel, Virginia Beach, VA
Wow, what a wonderful time had by all. You and Marine Concepts made this entire experience wonderful. You are a wonderful chef, very professional and the food was fantastic. We have just had another helping of the chicken baked ziti. Everyone raved about the food and the yacht and just the overall service that was provided.
~ Kisha Scott, Virginia Beach, VA
Jen made the most amazing tuna when we visited them on their boat in Virginia Beach. She was able to create an amazing recipe that worked with the fresh tuna that was shared with them from local fishermen. It was excellent! Jen not only ended up cooking for us but for quite a few friends that happened to stop by to say hello! I wish I lived closer so I could hire her to help me with in home parties and meals for my family!
~ Nancy O'Dell, Maple Grove, MN
Jen catered our department recognition event this year along with her colleague, Jen Antila from Catalyst Cooks (www.catalystcooks.com), for a group of about 30. The event was well organized, the food was excellent and the place was left neat and tidy when they departed. I would definitely recommend Jen as a personal chef for all your in-home catering needs! If she can pull of catering for her colleagues, she is capable of just about anything. We hope to have her back again for our next event!
~ Karla Leis, Minneapolis, MN