David cooked a private dinner for our office staff to celebrate the end of the year. It was all we could've asked for. He was very professional, fun, creative and the food was all absolutely delicious. He is not only a talented chef, but he has a lot of passion about what he does and you can tell he enjoys himself, making the experience very entertaining for the whole crowd. If you want an awesome chef to cook for you and your friends, I'd highly recommend David!
David came over to cook dinner as part of a surprise for my wife, and truly knocked it out of the park. The food was incredible, and David was a pleasure to work with throughout, despite his having come back from a long trip just that morning. I especially appreciated that he was reachable and in good contact from the very start, and was able to include a small modification to the menu to something I thought my wife would like more (polenta cake with mushroom and Parmesan highly recommended). He seemed very comfortable in our kitchen and was happy to share his insights and knowledge without being the center of party. The whole event went perfectly, and David was a big reason for that. Thank you again!
David is an artist and creates food that not only looks amazing but is delicious. We have a few food allergies that would stump most chefs but David has been to create special meals that even my 15 dinner guests didn’t realize were gluten and dairy free. He is an outside of the box thinker, you will get something new and fresh every time he comes to cook for you. Definitely worth the splurge!
Due to a series of flight delays and miscommunications, I was in a bind for a small party. Chef David planned an executed a fabulous menu with very little advance notice. (I was really lucky he was available!) Chef arrived on time and prepared a fabulous meal for my group. I can't wait to work with Down to Earth Cuisine again soon. They will be my go-to from here on out. Thank you Chef David!
We were visiting Seattle for a group retreat and I wanted to have a private chef at the house we rented. I was nervous about choosing a chef without being about to meet face to face prior to the event, but David really put me at ease. He was very responsive and flexible, and set up a great menu for our group. It was fun to see him and his assistant preparing everything from scratch, and the food was fantastic. He is personable and relaxed, and accommodated our special dietary requests without compromising on quality or flavor. Thanks David, you really gave our group a memorable evening!!
If I was to pick an attribute that best fit my experience, it would be the direct and personalized interaction that defines excellence. Chef David is defined by his knowledge, his ability to articulate the details that make the difference and his reliable professionalism in any circumstance. I look forward to planning my next event now that I have found the best that Seattle has to offer. Thank you again, David. This was truly a memorable experience for all of us.
had an idea to search for a private chef for our family group of 12 during college grad night. We had rented a large house in Seattle. The house had great kitchen facilities, and I couldn't see how I would pull off a meal for everyone and attend the Friday night department ceremonies. After salivating while looking at his web site, my wife and I discussed the menu with David. He asked great questions, showing sensitivity to various tastes and allergies. He also accommodated special dietary requests. Planning for a dozen people can be challenging! David did all the shopping, prepared with his sous chefs, and presented a delicious meal that everyone enjoyed. David's descriptions of each dish was entertaining and greatly appreciated. Each dish was an event all by itself. The flavors were more noticeable with his insights provided. I am still hearing from everyone that was there about how great the experience was. Every time there was a twist that made the presentation pop! I hope that we can schedule a repeat when he happens to be in town.
Chef David is a wizard in the kitchen! And if you are lucky enough to witness his magic, he'll enliven each chop, mix, and sauté with engaging conversation. He prepared three separate meals for me--all healthful, all delicious, all attractive, and all so varied that each dish felt like a new experience.Chef David has a particularly inventive palate and can transform recipes or invent new ones with whatever culinary tidbits on hand. He gave his chicken saltimbocca an extra punch by using salami in lieu of prosciutto, topped with a delicate madeira sauce and accompanied by savory fingerling potatoes. His grilled salmon on a bed of quinoa, mushrooms, squash, and broccoli glistened beneath a delectable pan sauce whipped up in minutes. Perhaps the most creative presentation in this trio was his Mediterranean Beef Korma nestled in a yoghurt sauce and encircled by a rice mélange dotted with pistachios, pecans, dried cranberries, and feta. When I later served this dish to guests, they extolled its beauty before they began raving about each taste. Chef David is also an expert multitasker who tidies up as he prepares the next step. When my guests arrived, all I had to do was share David's magic and enjoy their company.