Testimonials From Our Clients

May 28, 2022 – Jesse, Thank you for the delicious dinner last evening! I am quite a picky person when I entertain and everything you did last night was perfect! I have complete trust in you and your team, which makes the evening relaxing for me so that I may enjoy our guests! Again, thank you! As ever, Barbara

March 17, 2022 – Jesse, Wow, is all I can say!  You and your crew did an amazing job last night.  We have entertained at our northern residence and used mainly one caterer, whom we came to feel like was family.  They did an amazing job!  However, you top them all!  The food was superb. You left the house, spotless, and your staff were sweet and charming ! Congratulations! – Marla

March 9, 2022 – Thank you Jesse for last night.  I am hearing from everyone how fabulous the dinner and service was.  It was perfect.  The plates looked beautiful and the food was over the moon delicious!!! Thank you for giving me such a wonderful experience. Hope to see you soon.  Gail

March 4, 2022 – Thank you Jesse for being at our house last Friday and creating a wonderful dinner. I just wanted to thank you for your patience and, of course, the wonderful food! Will be back to you soon to try to plan another dinner – Debbie

February 12, 2022 – I just wanted to say again that we loved everything about the dinner last night. Food was so delicious, well executed and professional. Thanks so much and I really enjoyed working with you. Look forward to future events! – Maris

February 10, 2022 – I wish you could have heard all the rave reviews from the guests at the party last night. The night was perfect! The table looked very nice, the servers were very pleasant and attentive. Most of all, the food was outstanding! Every single course was delicious. I cannot make a decision which one I loved the most. Each time I pick a favorite, I remember another. Thanks so much for being so easy to work with, and for all of your hard work putting it all together. – Suzanne

November 25, 2021 – Jesse, Everyone said it was the best Thanksgiving dinner ever and almost all the leftovers have already been eaten for breakfast! Thanks so much – and, please put us in your book for Thanksgiving next year. See you soon. Best, Carol

November 21, 2021 – Jesse, I truly had no idea how wonderfully delicious the meal we planned together would present that evening for our family but it was beyond any expectation I had conjured up. When we met and you suggested menu ideas and options the dishes sounded amazing at the time but in reality, were spectacular.  Our family could not stop talking about it that entire week! Your staff was absolutely amazing, kind, professional and lovely to be around. They made the evening just delightful. We are forever grateful and would love to make that dinner an annual tradition if you are open to that idea. Our sincerest gratitude for an outstanding meal and service. All the best and Happy Holidays! – Lisa & Kyle

November 18, 2021 – Hi Jesse, We loved the G/F Chicken Pot Pie and the Short Ribs. Thank you! Nancy

November 6, 2021 – I was told from our Head of school and the guests that the evening was hands-down one of the best dining experiences they have ever had. You will be hearing from us again! Thank you, Maria

May 21, 2021 – Hi Jesse, I just wanted to follow up to say once again, how fabulous the entire event was for my birthday!  The food was perfect and service outstanding!  We couldn’t have had a better evening. All the best – Peg

May 1, 2021 – Thank you, thank you for making my DERBY PARTY a huge success, thanks to your delicious food. Everyone raved….. Stay well, and see you next season. – Tina

April 7, 2021 – Jesse, You & your team did an outstanding job with our dinner party for 18 guests on Wednesday night. The food was delicious & so well presented. Your team move quietly about (ghosts in aprons) and give friendly & outstanding service with little notice. Our guests were so impressed with the food and service. They are still complementing you in their notes & calls of thanks. Big “Thank You” for making it seem effortless which allows Dick & I to enjoy our guests!!🤗 – Nancy

January 9, 2021 – Thank you for such a lovely evening. You and Sandy and Jeremy did a superb job…your meal was absolutely delicious and the service was warm  and attentive.  Our kitchen this morning is a delight…spotless. It is always a treat having you chef. Hoping 2021 is a better year. – Connie

February 14, 2020 – Thank you to you and your wonderful staff fro another fabulous Valentines Day party. The food was amazing as usual and your staff couldn’t be more helpful and professional. I’m already thinking about ideas for next year’s fête! Many Thanks – Sue

January 29, 2020 – Last night was absolutely divine-delicious and wonderful – and your team is superb. Immense thanks for helping us to celebrate. – Beth

January 10, 2020 – Last night’s dinner was absolutely fantastic — The best ever!! The thought, effort and consideration of all the details that you put in to an evening come together to make it a memorable experience for all!!  I truly believe that the tasting menu was the secret weapon of our successful sales “pitch” for the museum.  You delivered a first rate dining experience…which is the ultimate goal of every visit/program at the VBMA — and represents how we want to set the museum on a higher standard. Your artistry was an amazing representation of what talent, hard work and a lot of care can create. We appreciate you! – Mary & Jim

January 1, 2020 – Thank you and your staff for a wonderful evening. The hors d’oeuvres were wonderful and your staff superb. We had many compliments! Please put us down for 1/2/21. Hope to see you before then!! Thanks – Cynthia

December 13, 2019 – Jesse, The food you prepared for my party was sensational — not a crumb was left.  Everyone commented about how fabulous it all was. Rest assured, Kory and Janet served it beautifully.  Your instructions left nothing to chance. So happy you agreed to help me.  You have given me confidence and encouragement to host another party — perhaps a dinner next time. Many thanks and a very Merry Christmas. All the best. – Kitty

December 7, 2019Jesse, Thanks for everything last night and carrying on with the unexpected episode. Kudos to you and your staff for your rapid response to the situation and carrying on… It was all very awkward but you all did the best possible in a challenging situation. Each course was great. I did not think there would be room for dessert, but it was just perfect and beautifully presented. Thanks for your creative talents but even more so in showing your true colors in handling the situation last evening. – Susan

November 28, 2019 – Hi Jesse, I hope you had a good holiday.  Jeremy, Mark and Taylor did an outstanding job last night.  I didn’t have one thing to put away or clean after they left.  The meal was delicious and we have plenty leftovers.  We especially loved the soup and the passed appetizers.  Great food and great service.  It made my life so much more enjoyable to catch up with our friends.  Many Thanks, M.A.

November 8, 2019 – Thank you for hosting our annual board of directors retreat. Your space is beautiful and the food was amazing. We look forward to Orchid Gourmet again. – Andrea

July 2, 2019 – Thank you! Jesse, dinner was wonderful last night.  You created such an interesting menu.  Everything was seasonal, fresh and delicious.  A perfect start to the summer and an engagement!  Thanks so much for everything. – Audrey

April 30, 2019 – Dear Jesse, You are amazing. What a dinner you produced – A STAR! It was so wonderful to enjoy m y own party, and your most special and touching rainbow of colors, textures and patterns to compliment the surroundings! Thank you so very much! Have a great summer – Peggoty

April 9, 2019 – Thank you so much Jesse. You and your team are amazing!! It was more than I could have ever expected!!! Already, so many thank you’s, and all compliments to the chef!!!! All the best – Fuzzy

April 7, 2019 – Dear Jesse, Thank you so much for all that you did to make this past Sunday’s dinner a success! You and your team were awesome and the food, from beautiful appetizers through to the dessert was fantastic! You were so accommodating in helping us in every way. Dick and I could not have been more pleased! Looking forward to working with you on the 27th. Many thanks again! – Maryanne

April 5, 2019 – Jesse, I’m sure your ears are burning as the compliments keep rolling in about you, your staff and the quality and quantity of the hors d’oeuvres. As hosts, we could not have been more pleased. Thank you for helping create a memorable night; I am sure we will see you again in the near future. – Paula

March 23, 2019 – Dear Jesse, Abby and Dan’s wedding at the museum was lovely. Everything about the evening – the venue, the delicious food and your team’s impeccable service made it wonderful. Our guests raved about it all! Thank you for putting it all together with such ease. We were excited with the seasonal spring menu you created – and it’s execution was superb. For a lover of vegetables, the meal was just an explosion of so many flavors. All of the platters were so beautifully plated. Could all vegetarean entrees taste like your cauliflower, french bean and sorrel dish, please? And we all continue to rave about the snapper and rice cakes. The sight of friends reconnecting, passing these beautiful platters and chatting about the food was the spirit Abby and Dan envisioned fro their wedding day. You made family style service elegant. Thank you, thanks to Jeremy and to all of your staff for everything you did to create such a lovely celebration! – Audrey

February 9, 2019 – Jesse, Thank you to you and your staff for giving us an A+ evening from beginning to end! It was everything we wanted it to be and more! Thanks to you and your staff!!! – Sally and Doug

February 8, 2019 – Jesse, everyone LOVED your dinner as well as your expert and cordial service as a group. Thank you for a marvelous, delicious evening. With warm regards – Marilyn & Charlie

January 7, 2019 – Jesse, dinner was wonderful… everyone loved it. And Jeremy and Mark were terrific as well as accommodating and they left things so clean and tidy. Colleen was perceptive and so helpful, professional and warm. I could relax. We did miss you, though! – Marilyn and Charlie

December 7, 2018 – Hi Jesse, I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you and your staff. From beginning to end was fabulous! See you again next year! – Amy

November 22, 2018 – Dear Jesse, Our entire family LOVED the fantastic dinner you prepared for us – and Jeremy, Mark and Heather couldn’t have been more accommodating or helpful.  One of our sons remarked ( I had cooked Thanksgiving dinner for the family for over 30 years in New Hampshire) that it was “absolutely the BEST Thanksgiving dinner we have ever had”.  And, I agree.  The turkey was perfect, the potatoes were better than mine and the addition of the brussels sprouts was brilliant and much enjoyed.  The cranberry sauce and bread were both amazingly delicious.  And, the pies were fabulous.  We are still finishing up a few of the leftovers but the pies disappeared extremely fast. Please put us on your calendar for next Thanksgiving if you can.  It was just great to enjoy your cuisine without any stress and Bob and I are most grateful to you and your terrific team. Please pass along our thanks to them. All best wishes, for the rest of the holiday season – Carol

November 10, 2018 – Jesse, Your dinner was excellent, and according to all our friends’ reviews, the highlight
of their VB visit.  From the hors d’oeuvres to the chocolate soufflé, the meal suited everyone’s tastes.  And the best part for me was that it was all gluten-free. The only disappointment was that we couldn’t be there on Sunday to enjoy the
leftovers. Again, our thanks to you and your capable staff for creating a memorable evening for us and our European friends. Best – Vicki & Herb

June 2, 2018 – Hi, Just wanted to let you know that everything was AMAZING!  All of us were so impressed with the gentlemen who helped prepare/serve, the food presentation, and of course the deliciousness of it all!  Thank you so much for helping make my birthday celebration the perfect day it was.  You are truly gifted in your craft; Vero Beach is lucky to have you here! – Merrin

April 20, 2018 – Hi Jesse, Everything was amazing! All of our guests were very impressed with the food, we got SO many compliments Friday night and even the next day. We are beyond happy with how everything turned out. You and your staff were wonderful to work with. Thanks again for everything!! – LeighAnne & Brian

April 19, 2018 – Dear Jesse, What a remarkable, fun and truly unique experience we all had on Thursday! I loved our cooking class and learned so much. What fun to watch you create such magic and enjoy the end results! Our dinner was delicious, creative and beautifully presented. You are a chef extraordinaire and we thank you for all you did to create this day. It was perfection! I will certainly attempt to “recreate” some of the recipes this summer and have been on the website you suggested. Again, thank you and also your wonderful staff. We are all so lucky to have you live in Vero. Best – Nancy

April 19, 2018 – Thank you so much for putting together a fabulous dinner party and memorable evening for Jim and me.

Every detail was done with thought, care and such creativity — resulting in an event that everyone will long remember.  I thought I had a sense of what goes in to a dinner like this, but I had no idea !!  To achieve the “layered” and complex flavoring takes so much work, skill and ingenuity — just fascinating to see and so interesting to better understand.

I really appreciate the time/preparation you took to develop the plan for the cooking class and you really hit all the buttons (and more) that I was hoping for — fresh, summer, ease, healthy and so many helpful entertaining how-to’s.  There was so much in the curriculum, but you did an amazing job showing, explaining, demonstrating and sharing your knowledge.  The gals, as I’m sure you saw and heard, were absolutely thrilled and so honored to be “behind the scenes” in Jesse’s kitchen !!

A huge shout out to your team — Jeremy, Megan & all the others who were so terrific with having us there and in delivering a first class dining & service experience.

The meal was just extraordinary.  Jim and I were trying to name our favorite part, but we couldn’t !!  It might have been the infusion of smoked blueberry with the Duck Confit…or was it the yummy congi with hints of coconut? Jim LOVED the veal tenderloin with foie gras demi-glace & fresh pappardelle and I could not believe how incredible the Asparagus soup was !!

Jesse, you are indeed an extremely talented chef, but you are also so generous with your time and knowledge and most importantly such a pleasure to be with. Thank you for a very special evening. – Mary & Jim

April 7, 2108 – I can’t believe a whole week has gone by since we had our lovely family dinner for Bob.  I have meant to email you long before this to thank you for a great time and delicious dinner.  Everyone loved it and it was a real treat for me to be able to enjoy the evening without further stress. Many thanks for all you did to make our evening so perfect.  And very best wishes to you from Bob and me for a good summer. – Carol

April 6, 2018 – Jesse, Just one more thank you to you and your team for preparing and serving fabulous food. I have received so many compliments on your food and service. You certainly made it wonderful for John and me. The next morning it was hard to believe we had entertained 80 people.I can’t wait to work together again soon. All the best. – Kathy

March 13, 2018 – I wanted to thank you for your masterful dinner on the stage at Riverside.  The night has received rave reviews and we’re hoping it will be reprised next year.  Dinner was truly magnificent.  We can’t thank you enough for helping us get the inaugural Stage Dinner off to such an amazing start. Looking forward to working with you again. – Ann

March 10, 2018 – Once again, we want to thank you, Jeremy and Derek for the delicious food and wonderful service! Our birthday party was a huge success due to your attention to every detail. The leftovers were great. Looking forward to our next celebration. Thanks Again. – Anna

February 28, 2018 – Jesse….cannot begin to tell you what a perfectly beautiful party you and your staff did for us last night. A perfect evening, food was fabulous and everyone had so much fun. It could not have been any better and guests were raving about everything. You are a joy to work with. Definitely an evening to remember. Please thank your staff again. They were wonderful. Hope your season continues to be busy, our thanks for “party of the year.” – Marcia

February 24, 2018 – Jesse, Last night’s dinner was just sensational.  The presentation of the chicken piccata with the rice was so beautiful, and having the beurre blanc on the side was just right.  It was so delicious — as was the salad and dessert.  Sandi was fantastic and it was also nice to have you behind the scenes.  And finally, what a pleasure to say goodbye to the last guest and walk into a kitchen where every item was exactly as it had been at 5 PM. Thank you! – Thayer

February 17, 2018 – Hi Jesse, Thank you so much for a wonderful evening. Everything was perfect. Love your space, servers were great, wines were perfect and loved seeing Bob….what a nice surprise. With all that being said, the most talked about part of the evening was your food!  Absolutely incredible.  Everything was delicious and the menu was so creative.  Everyone loved it…I’ve heard from all of our friends today raving about your food! – Jennifer

February 14, 2018 – Jesse, I want to thank you for the most wonderful Valentines party. The food was fabulous (the emails keep coming in raving!!), your staff was professional, helpful and at the same time friendly, and you delivered on all you promised. Thanks for making our party a big success. – Sue

December 29, 2017 – Jesse, You and your crew did an outstanding job last night! The food was delicious and service impeccable – A Michigan man always shines! We appreciate all the help cleaning up as well, it made our life a lot easier this morning. – Tom

December 28, 2017 – Jesse, Everything was fabulous!  Thank you so much. Thanks again and happy new year! – Jenny

December 27, 2017 – Dear Jesse, Thanks so much for helping make the engagement party so memorable. Form the start, you inspire confidence. Your menu suggestions were perfect. Watching you prepare the paella was a spectacle – Especially for many of my amateur chef guests! It was prepared perfectly. The whole meal was delicious. Despite the open kitchen, you Jeremy and Derek kept everything on track. Thank you again for making the evening special and so stress free! – Audrey

December 8, 2017 – I want to thank you, Jeremy and Derek for the fantastic job you did in catering our holiday party. Working with you made the affair so easy and stress-free!  Our guests not only raved about the “best food ever” but also the great service and presentation.  We know who to call for our future parties. – Anna

December 7, 2017 – Thanks Jesse!! Everything was wonderful as usual. Merry Christmas!! – Barbara

November 23, 2017 – Hi Jesse, Dinner yesterday was amazing! We are so impressed that you prepared that ahead of time and everything tasted as if it had just been cooked. The turkey was outrageously good!! – Kathi

November 23, 2017 Hi Jesse, Wanted to let you know that everything was delicious and everyone thoroughly enjoyed!! Many thanks! – Marcia

November 10, 2017 – Everything was perfect last night Jesse…thank you! – Margaret

August 11, 2017 – Dear Jesse, Phenomenal does not begin to describe the culinary experience you shared with us today. Thank you for providing a gourmet lunch to nourish the robust discussion. I look forward to working with you. – Kerry

July 8, 2017 – Jesse, I just finished my delicious lunch of swordfish with grilled shrimp along with a warm farro salad! It was such a fun evening last night and I would not have been able to enjoy it if it weren’t for you! I’m going to figure out another special occasion!
Your food was absolutely delicious the company of asian vegetables and peaches in the farro salad was amazing and how do you prepare swordfish for 12, plated and served at the perfect temperature … It’s beyond me. I don’t think I had an opportunity to thank Jeff for his professionalism as a server. Please let your staff know it was terrific. Thanks again! – Louise

May 6, 2017 – Jesse & Jeremy – I can’t thank you enough for the delicious food, outstanding presentation and service! My daughter’s graduation party will always be a memorable event thanks to you and your staff. Everything tasted amazing! I’m still getting raves from our guests on how everything tasted. The evening was absolutely perfect and stress-free for me! I can’t wait for our next event to use your service again. I look forward to seeing you both soon!! – Mary, Ken & Stephanie

April 14, 2017Wonderful evening!! You and your staff are so talented. Every detail was outstanding and appreciated from the food to the presentation and service. Thank you making such a memory for us! – Roulhac

March 16, 2017 – Jesse, Even at this late date, Gordon and I would like to thank you and the “J” team for our outstanding gourmet and absolutely delicious dinner and equally special service you all gave and prepared for us in celebration of Gordon’s 70th. It all was a special treat….many thanks! – Donna

March 5, 2017 – Last night’s dinner was absolutely spectacular from start to finish, insanely delicious!Not to mention raspberry souffle all at once for 24 people…quite a feat! Congratulations, and thank you! – Margaret

February 11, 2017 – Hi Jesse, Our dinner was a huge success and everyone LOVED the food. The mojito was the first drink I have had since 2000 and it was beyond delicious!! Thank you so much for the effort and care you put into our evening!!!! – Barbara

January 31, 2017 – I wanted to say that every thing was perfect last night and we loved it all. Thank you for a great evening. – Marcy

January 30, 2017 – Thank you Jesse – I want to thank you for a wonderful evening! P.S. Thank you for cleaning up so nicely! All the best, Kjestine

January 20, 2017 – Jesse, Your food is the talk of my friends. You guys did a phenomenal job!! I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful job you & your crew did. – Anita

January 7, 2017 – Thanks again Jesse. You and your staff did an awesome job! Everyone really enjoyed the food and attentive service. Hope we can do this again very soon. You really made it painless. Kind regards, Ray

December 17, 2016 – Hi Jesse & Jeremy, The party was fantastic! Everyone raved about the food and it was absolutely delicious. The whole night was perfect and it could not have happened without you and your staff. Impeccable service and delicious! Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special. My very best, Katy & Steve

November 24, 2016 – Many thanks for making Thanksgiving a pleasure! You made my life so easy! As always, it’s a pleasure to work with you. – Mary

November 8, 2016 – What a success! The dinner was excellent, and we ate everything. We also put a big dent in the cake. Thanks so much. – Mary

August 15, 2016 – Thank you Jesse for all your hard work! Please give my regards to Colleen and Kyle and tell them thank you also. I so appreciate you making the most wonderful meals and allowing us as a family to spend so much time together. Thank you. – Marcy

June 25, 2016 – Jesse, Dan and I want to thank you for all you did us for our wedding!! Everything was absolutely perfect and so much more than we could have imagined! You and your staff were amazing and the food was beyond expectation! We truly do appreciate all your efforts, time and talent! You and your staff helped to make that evening truly memorable! Thank you!! – Tracey

May 21, 2016 – Dear Jesse and Crew, Thank you for making our wedding day special with your great food and service. – The Cassidy Family.

April 27, 2016That was an outstanding dinner last night! Thank you so much for putting it together. You have done an awesome job with the space and of course your cooking is superb! I am getting some awesome feedback from everyone who attended and I just thought it was important to pass some of the comments on to you: Cate – thank you so much for organizing last night! It was a great “sendoff” for us!! Jesse outdid himself! Probably one of my best meals ever! Cate, so appreciate your efforts in organizing us. Jesse’s dinner was amazing-delicious and beautiful! It was such a fun night and the rides were a great idea, and thanks to all for the wines and the fun! What a delicious and fun evening! Jesse and team outdid themselves…. Every course was amazing! And thanks to everyone who brought wine to enjoy as well. Thanks for organizing/orchestrating such a fun night! It was a wonderful evening with fantastic food, wine and friends and so great to experience Jesse’s “kitchen”. So sorry Paul was not able to enjoy it with us. Can’t wait to do it again next year!!! Again, thanks so much, it was a really fun and delicious evening. Have a wonderful summer and look forward to doing this again next year. – Cate

March 21, 2016 – Oh my goodness Jesse! It was delicious! Everything was perfect! Big fans of yours were here, and we were all in heaven. Thanks so much. Will be in touch. – Sandy

March 17, 2016 – Hi Jesse, Just wanted you to know how much we all enjoyed the delicious dinner on Thursday. The corn beef was exceptional, so tender and flavorful. We enjoyed the entire meal and send you our thanks. The luck of the Irish was with us that evening for sure. See you soon – Mary

March 17, 2016 – Just a quick note to say your St. Patrick’s dinner was delicious! The corned beef melted in our mouths. Many Thanks – Louise

March 14, 2016 – Jesse, Just to thank you once more for the fabulous party! We are still getting thank you notes and calls. The main thing that impressed everyone was the serving of the food! People loved the bite sizes because drinks didn’t have to be balanced, didn’t have to worry about eating one bite and the rest going down the front of one’s clothes, etc. Really, a total first! Hope your season was successful and again, Party of the Year! One guest said he had been to many parties at this clubhouse and this topped all! Thank your staff once more. – Marcia

March 13, 2016 – Thank you again for Sunday’s dinner, Everything was great!!! The margarita mix is really good too! – Margaret

March 4, 2016 – Everything was perfect last night Jesse… absolutely perfect… thanks very much!!! See you on the 13th!!! – Margaret

March 3, 2016 – Jesse, WOW! You did it again…. Everyone wanted to know who you were….They loved every bite… You’re the BEST! – Trudie

March 2, 2016 – Jesse, Just here on the sofa after finishing off our “doggie bag” of goodies and talking about the party. It was all that I had hoped for and more! Everyone raved about the food! Everyone wanted to know how I found you, etc. You scored, big time! Our thanks to you and your wonderful staff for such a perfect evening. No way could it have been better! – Marcia PS. I might get a craving for Latkes and now I know who to call!?

February 19, 2016 – Jesse, Just wanted you to know how pleased we were with your catering at our dinner party here last Friday. You and Heather did everything any hostess would want in order to have a lovely dinner party. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, and I did not feel any need to give you directions during the evening. Also, there is nothing nicer than walking into the kitchen after a party and having everything pristine in the kitchen. Thank you for being so thorough and so easy to work with. – Barbara

January 22, 2015 – Hi Jesse, Bravo…. We all loved everything. The blueberry coffee cake and the frittata were fabulous…..they were my favorites. Looking forward to working with you again. Thanks! – Trudie

November 27, 2015 – Jesse, I have been nibbling on delicious leftovers all day. Every dish was perfect. I would love to have your recipe for oysters dressing. Thank you for making our Thanksgiving so carefree and wonderful. We very much look forward to visiting your new establishment in January! Wishing you all the best. – Mary

November 26, 2015 – Wow…. That was an amazing dinner!!! Thank you, Jesse! Congrats on your new place, my husband loved meeting you and says we will host an event there. All the best and Happy Thanksgiving! – Constance

September 19, 2015 – Your professionalism, your team, your attention to detail and your delicious creations are incredible!! Thank you for making Marcy’s birthday a very special one! – Kathleen

May 23, 2015– It was perfect! Your staff and service was amazing! – Tish http://youtu.be/EJTxON0nuTA

May 22, 2015 – Everything was perfect! Very dangerous… as I’m already planning our next event. – Cathy

April 18, 2015 – The food was delicious as always! Everyone raved! Beautifully prepared! – Nancy

April 16, 2015– Everything was fabulous! Thanks SO, SO much! We will be in touch. – Ray

April 11, 2015 – Thank you so much for last night. You and your team are fantastic! We look forward to more parties with you next season! – Stacy

April 2, 2015 –  I just wanted to say, thank you again, for an outstanding job at the Scholarship Foundation, Dr. Ben Carson cocktail party. Everything that evening was outstanding and I’ve heard lots of positive comments on the food. I also appreciate that you and staff took care of all the little details. It was so nice to not have to worry with all that and clean up. Again, thank you for a job well done! – Camilla

March 28, 2015 – Last night’s dinner was beyond even the excellence we are used to from Orchid Gourmet and staff. Everything was impeccable and all our guests cannot stop talking about the delicious food! Thank you for your deep commitment to making our dinner such a huge success. All the best – Barbara & Herb

March 16, 2015 – Belated thanks so much for a wonderful party. The thank you’s are pouring in. Everyone had a wonderful time and LOVED the food. Terrific!! – Pat

March 11, 2015 – You and your team did an outstanding job at our party last night. All of our guests loved the food and service. We will never use anyone else, but Orchid Gourmet Catering. Thanks so much, Linda and John

March 9, 2015 – Thank you SO much again for the great dinner! Also, please thank your whole crew – they were terrific. – Janet

March 2, 2015 – Thank you for another perfect party last evening! The guests (and the hosts) were all blown away by the food and the service. You do it so well. Many Thanks. – Kjestine

February 26, 2015 – You were the talk of the museum Wednesday evening. Everyone came up to me to say that there was “a new chef” and oohing and aahing over the hors d’oeuvres. The sliders were delicious, the artichoke, everything, and the profiterole!! Yummy! Thanks Jesse, It was great. – Pat

February 26, 2015 – Our event at the museum was a huge success thanks to you! Everyone raved about the food. Every detail was impeccable. You are truly a class act! Thank you! Thank you! – Amanda

February 26, 2015 – Rave reviews on your food and service last night from the Museum Director and Director of Development. – Jody

February 19, 2015 – We came home late last night and had the delicious veal roulade leftovers from the fridge. Yum! It was a wonderful evening. You and your crew did an excellent job and I have received lots of kudos for the food and everyone had a good time. It is always a pleasure to work with you and the food and service was perfect. Many thanks – Ellen

February 15, 2015 – It was such an amazing meal last night and fabulous service. Thank you so much! – Patti

February 12 & 13, 2015 – Everyone was raving about the food both evenings. Thanks so much! – Herb

February 8, 2015 – Everything was wonderful!!  The food was delicious and the service was incredible.  Everyone was very attentive and helpful in every way.  Thanks again! – Taylor

January 16, 2015 – Jesse. Great food and service. Perfectly done! – Jeffrey

December 20, 2014 – Everything was delicious and we finished everything off leftovers for lunch! – Tina

November 21, 2014 – Chef Jesse, We all enjoyed your culinary skills last night. Everything was perfect and hope we do it again. – Charlotte

November 14, 2014 – We can’t thank you enough for all you did for us and how fantastic the food and service was for our family.  We look forward to seeing you soon. – Carlos & Noemi

November 10, 2014 – Last nights BBQ was terrific.  I thought the food was great and the presentation/set-up was excellent!  Very well done. 🙂 – Carol

May 4, 2014 – We were so thrilled with the delicious food and excellent service for what turned out to be our “wedding dinner”!!!!  Everyone loved the menu and the Swedish meatballs were sensational both Friday and Saturday!  Many thanks for all your effort!  It is very clear that you really care about every detail!   Next season I promise to have enough silverware!  Have a great summer!  All the very best from us both, Barbara

April 30, 2014 – Thank you so much!  Total success and everyone is raving about the food!  New, beautifully served, delicious and love the smaller bites!  Only problem…. I never got to taste a lot of it as the hostess and not a morsel left over!  My fault… next time I will listen to you more and go by what you suggest portion wise!  Thank you to your staff as well.  So very professional, attentive and delightful.  You are my “go to” guy.  Have a good summer and see you in the fall! – Nancy

April 19, 2014 – Thank you so much for a wonderful party at my home Saturday. Your staff were so nice and helpful and allowed me to entertain and enjoy our guests. The food was scrumptious and so beautifully presented. I know the ovens gave you problems, but you more than rallied. The salmon was just as delicious the next day. I hope to work with you again next season. Again many thanks for a great job. Best, Ellen

April 12, 2014 – What a wonderful evening you gave us! Thank you so much, Peg

April 11, 2014 –  Thank you Jesse, everyone loved last night. Your food and service was superb as usual. Have a great Summer! Put 4/11/15 on your calendar! – Nancy

April 10, 2014 – Thank you for a delicious and wonderful evening!  We look forward to more dinners next season! – Dianna & Douglas

April 9, 2014 – The food last night was fabulous… so new, fresh and interesting. I loved it as did everyone else. – Nancy

April 5, 2014 – Everything was amazing! Everyone raved about the food! We want to make it a yearly tradition. And thank you so much for the apps- that was so nice! Looking forward to planning our next dinner! – Laura

March 26, 2014 – Janet and I want to thank you very much for the hard work in making our event such a resounding success on Wednesday night! The room looked great and ALL the food was truly scrumptious – there was much oohing and ahhing over the passed hors d’oeuvres (those artichokes – yum!) and lots of wonderful comments on the tenderloin and shrimp scampi. Really nice menu and perfect cupcakes. Many Thanks – Anne & Janet

March 8, 2014 – Thank you so much; The meal was SO amazing! Thanks for everything. – Susan

February 25, 2014 – Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed last Tuesday evening. Our guests are still raving about the entire dinner and how great you and your staff were! It made for such a fun relaxing dinner for us and our friends! It turned out to be one special evening! Thanks Again. – Chris

February 23, 2014 – Thanks for a delicious brunch! You guys did a great job! – Jeanne

February 18, 2014 – We were out of town for a couple of days, but now that we are back, I would like to thank you again for your fabulous service and delicious food. Everything went so smoothly and everybody loved what you and your staff did. I think the feedback will show, and I would definitely like to have you cater my husband’s 70th birthday in October. – Sabine

January 26, 2104 – I just want you to know how much we enjoyed the meals you prepared for us this weekend. Both the lunch and the dinner yesterday were outstanding. I knew we would be proud to have our guests from Boston make the trip down for the weekend knowing you were doing the food. You did not disappoint. Everything was well done including having many servers and plenty of food. Thank you for making a memorable event. – Mary

January 14, 2014 – Just wanted to thank you for a great meal last night. It was such a pleasure to have your great food and high level of service. Next time, I will be sure to book when my husband can enjoy as well! – Buff

December 10, 2013 – Last night’s Christmas party was truly special. The lovely atmosphere, delicious food and fun signing brought many smiles from the guests. Each of you and your staff are to be congratulated! – Nancy

October 10, 2013 – Awesome dinner Jesse. You are a very special chef and we are so lucky to have you create our special events. Your staff is very professional, and I love the new charcoal uniforms! Many, Many Thanks. – Louise

March 11, 2013 – The lobster corn dogs were the sensation of the evening. What a beautiful party. Congratulations to you and your team. – Pat

February 15, 2013 – Thank you so much for putting on a wonderful evening for us and our friends. All the food was delicious! ( I had only empty shells left on my plate )
You and Zack did a great job on the Paella- what a beautiful site to behold and eat. Michelle and Lyndsey did a great job and couldn’t have been more professional. – Judy

February 14, 2013 – Many kudos to you and your team members for a lovely dinner. Personally, I think it was one of our nicest parties! The food was outstanding, and the service was smooth and flawless. Thanks so much! – Nancy

December 15, 2012 – Thank you for an incredibly delicious dinner. Thanks to you, Jeff and Michele the evening was a great success. Wishing you and your team a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  All the best Doug and Gabriella

November 11, 2012 – Just a word to tell you how pleased we were with your handling of last Sunday’s event at Hawk’s Nest. Everything was perfect and we think everybody was quite pleased. It was a pleasure working with you. Sincerely, Rosemarie and Francis

November 9, 2012 – I cannot begin to tell you four what an outstanding evening you provided Hawk’s Nest members. You and all your staff/helpers made a terrific team and I, for one, was totally impressed.  The food was so, so delicious–every bite a gourmet treat.  The ambiance proved lovely, inviting, and even romantic.  Yes, it was truly a memorable evening. I know all of you worked very hard and paid close attention to every detail.  I cannot thank each of you enough!  Congratulations and hurrah, Nancy

November 9, 2012 – I want to thank you for a very enjoyable evening!  We thought the food was excellent and the set-up, particularly the tables outside with the plastic shields, really made it nicely spread out.  My wife says it was about the nicest party she has attended there. Please pass our appreciation on to all that helped make it a grand evening. Thanks again, Jerry & Claudette

October 27, 2012 – Thank you for the wonderful food and professional service. Everyone was very complimentary about the evening. I have frozen some of the yummy soup. Thanks, Kendra

October 26, 2012– Thanks so much for the great Chicken Milanese and arugula salad. Everything was delicious, looked beautiful and couldn’t have been better. Loved the instructions and the food got RAVE reviews!! Thanks Again! – Mary

August 21,2012– Thank You Jesse, You and your crew did a great job!  Looking forward to seeing you in Vero. – Murray

March 27, 2012 – Thank you so much Jesse! Last night was amazing……you certainly wowed our guests with your gorgeous dinner! It was such a wonderful treat having you create magic in my kitchen and having Mike with his wonderful service. Serving the hors d’oeuvres on the 13th green was truly entertaining!! David and I thank you again for such a lovely evening. All the best. – Martha

March 12, 2012 – Jesse,  You amaze me!!  Every party you cater is “over the top!”  Saturday night was no exception, fun to see you working in Kendra’s beautiful kitchen!  Wonderful menu!!  Your staff is exceptional!!  Please “rest on your laurels!” – Bev

February 20, 2012– We are getting calls and thank you notes.  Everyone had a wonderful time and are raving about the dinner.  Thanks.  We thought it was a perfect night.  –  Pat

January 13, 2012– Sandi and Jesse,  Bravo, Bravo!!!  The night was outstanding! Over the top presentation! Servers did a great job! You can be very proud of the event. –  Bev

January 13, 2012– Sandi, Jesse, Carlos and Bev, I can hardly express my thanks to each of you for the magnificent dinner last night. I know you all worked very hard to pull off a most ambitious event for Hawks Nest. The food and wines, the presentation on the plates and the gracious service was all impeccable. Such teamwork! Every guest was truly awed and so enjoyed themselves. – Thank you, Nancy

September 21, 2011 – We’d like to express our thanks for the terrific job you did for us. The food was delicious and your presentation perfect. Wishing you the best of luck. –  Margaret & Ed

September 20, 2011– What a fabulous service. We will have to do this every month! Thank you so much, Sara

September 4, 2011– Jesse, Everything was wonderful and everyone is still raving! Thank you! Love, Linda

September 3, 2011– Everyone was so impressed with the menu. Absolutely Perfect! Thank you, Mara

May 7, 2011– We so enjoyed working with you, and the food and service were five-star. Your passion for fresh and perfectly complementary food, attention to detail, and flawless execution made a wonderful evening absolutely magical. We look forward to doing it again soon! – Karen

May 6, 2011 – Dear Jesse, thank you for another great dinner. All the best – Gabriella & Doug

April 27, 2011 – Dear Jesse, Thank you for a wonderful evening. – Gabriella

April 9, 2011 – Jesse, What a great evening! Everyone raved about everything! Thanks so much! – Lynda

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February 23-26, 2011– Thanks Jesse, everything was delicious and wonderful – Rita

February 20, 2011– Jesse: Thanks so much. Dinner was excellent. Hope to see you soon. Continued success with business. – Jennifer

January 29, 2011– Jesse, Another magnificent dinner from you. It’s a joy to entertain with you assisting us. The menu, preparation, presentation, and service were all superb. Thank you, – Jay & Kitty