Nina did have a great time. Everyone said the food was delicious and you were the sweetest!! I look forward to working with you again and meeting you this time!
Just wanted to let you know that our team had a wonderful time on Wednesday night. Everyone said it was the best event ever! Chefs Randi and Lee Ann were fabulous, very helpful with everyone and made the whole evening so enjoyable.
I will spread the news to folks at Pearson about your service and we look forward to hopefully cooking with you again soon!
All of the participants in today’s cooking studio class went home inspired and eager to try out the recipes. I can’t wait to make the delicious charoset. Jen and I appreciated all of the hard work that went into the prep. and clean-up for the class-please thank your “elves.”
Your teaching skills are both part of the reason for the outstanding reputation that King’s deservedly has.
Wishing you both a zissen Pesach.
We just cannot sing your praises highly enough. You made the party run so smoothly and everyone gushed about how good of a time they had had. It was the perfect balance of active cooking and sharing a delicious meal with the family. You meshed with the group so well – it felt more like having another member of the family there instead of a professional chef!
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you did to make the party such a success! It was the first anniversary party we had thrown for our parents and thanks to you, it will be a tough act for us to follow.
We hope to work with you again one day and wish you all the best!
Thank you for the fantastic evening me and my colleagues had at your house Saturday Feb 21!
Sometimes one is surprised how well things work out without foreseeing this…! Cooking with you in your home was a great team-activity! You really showed role-modelling as a leader by introducing the overall objective, giving clear instructions, delegating, allow for trying out, giving energy, seeing the individuals – all in a friendly and warm but focused environment. By also sharing the small tips & tricks around cutting etc you gave value-add which is very professional and customer-oriented. Thanks for this great experience!
I really hope to be able to bring new groups in the future.
Marla was also very helpful in designing a healthy, yet delicious menu and teaching us some cool tricks.
We held a team building experience with Marla at the Short Hills Cook Ease location in late August. Approximately 30 teaching and support staff members came together to enjoy each other company, work as a team, and participate in a bit of healthy competition. It was a wonderful event – so much fun while also collaborating as a team!
Marla split the group into two teams. Within each of the two teams, we had 4 groups (I.e., one group worked on the appetizer, one on the first course, main course, and one on the side dish.) For the groupings we tailored them so that folks who don’t normally work together had the opportunity to do so. This helped our staff get to know each other more broadly and across departments. Then, each set of groups from the two teams competed against each other for the best rendition of the dish (e.g. Appetizer vs. appetizer). While each group cooked, the others on the team cheered the group on and/or heckled the opposing team — great fun! At the end, we presented each dish to the judges and enjoyed the meal together. (Just a side note, my team’s appetizer won!)
Speaking as someone with only the most horrific set of cooking skills, I found the class instructive and very enjoyable. Although I went into the experience thinking it might be overwhelming, it was not. In fact, it was great to be supported in my skill development by my more skillful colleagues.
Overall, it was a terrific experience and it brought us closer as a team to share in it. Please call me with any questions or to discuss Cook Ease further.
All the best,
“Thank you for the outstanding cooking class on Saturday! We had such a wonderful time; you provided us with a great opportunity to joyfully learn new cooking skills and ideas while getting to know one another. I hope we can arrange for another class either in the spring (if our budget permits) – for certain I will be contacting you next fall. I’d love to make this an annual event!”
“I wanted to extend my thanks to you for a wonderful evening with my team last night. The meal was fantastic and you were a delight. I even learned some tricks. I will definitely refer you to my colleagues as well as my friends!”
“I can’t thank you enough for creating such a wonderful experience for my team – they were all blown away by the event, the organization, the outstanding kitchen and flat you live it, and the fabulous meal you orchestrated! It is NOT easy to direct an assertive group of leaders to work harmoniously and effectively – but you were truly amazing! I’m so very pleased with how my entire team responded to your direction and they truly enjoyed every moment! It was a HUGE Success! I hope to have another event with you in the future and will certainly recommend you to others. Have a wonderful weekend!”
“Thanks for all your help. Everything was great!”
“Thank you so much for driving out and speaking to our moms about cooking healthy for kids. Our members have given me so many positive comments about your wonderful presentation and display.”
“Thank you so much for offering a fantastic cooking demonstration for our NJFN group. The food was delicious and we enjoyed all the extra tips for successful outcomes while cooking.”
I wanted to share this with you because we probably would not have done it except that you granted Christopher’s wish to make macarons on Day 5 of camp last year.
Christopher’s school will visit a Heifer Intl location in Massachusetts this year. As a summer project, they had to come up with a fundraiser, complete with “business plan” (ie not just asking mom, dad & grandparents for $). He decided to bake & sell macarons, following your recipe. We made our first delivery yesterday, 9 boxes of 6. About a 50% margin, could be better because we ended up using Trader Joe’s almond meal instead of Red Mills. Another delivery date for the end of August and we have orders for at least 6 more boxes. So this will be a decent fundraiser for Heifer and school project.