"Chef David came to our house and taught us how to cook a gourmet dinner as well as the
techniques. Then he served it to us with his helper (thanks Debbie) and cleaned up
afterward. It was a delightful evening, good food, great Chef, and wonderful company. Can't
ask for anything more, it was better than going to a fancy restaurant. We felt like we were on
Food Network. Chef David is a great chef and is fun to be around. I highly recommend him
for any special occasion or just dinner for two. It was my daughter's birthday and he catered
to her and made it a very special day for her. It is a memory we won't forget!"
Sharon Fleck -- Chandler, AZ
“Chef David has prepared many meals for our family and friends on many occasions
spanning several years. Every single one has been amazing. This includes breakfasts,
lunches and dinners. Meals with no special requirements in the beginning, and more
recently gluten-free meals due to a new dietary restriction in our family. Let me tell you,
Chef David's gluten-free meals do not taste gluten-free. Think of the most expensive
restaurant, the most delicious meals you've ever had; that's what he prepares and gluten-
We're not talking about casseroles or pre-cooked meals, we’re talking about a
professional chef who comes to our house and prepares a full and balanced meal with
fresh ingredients. In addition, gluten-free desserts that are better than most of the regular
desserts we have had. And you can tell that he loves what he is doing.
David hand-selects the ingredients, meat and vegetables and always surprises with a new
creation that tastes better than the last. He is knowledgeable about special diets and
even counseled us on our own gluten-free food selection and cooking for our family. Let
Chef David cook for you once, you'll be very glad you got onto his calendar. Of course,
then you'll be like us - wanting him to come back and cook for us again. Soon.”
Peter S. -- Marketing Director, Gilbert, AZ
"It was a fabulous evening for the four of us. You have a gift, the right sense of humor and
humility. We would love to repeat this experience with you again on our next visit to the
Gary and Nancy Schwartzhoff -- Wisconsin
"My wife and I had the good fortune to be guests at your dinner with my brother Gary and
his wife last evening. What a wonderful experience. Your food was excellent. I particularly
enjoyed your dessert."
Earl and Pat Schwartzhoff -- Gilbert, AZ
A gluten-free client, regarding her Thanksgiving Dinner prepared by Chef David:
"Wow! What else is there to say. The turkey was perfect. The cake to die for.
The cranberry sauce melted in your mouth. The dressing tasted like real dressing. The
potatoes and beans were just the right touch. We certainly will be not only using your
service again, but recommending you to everyone we know."
S. Feinberg -- Scottsdale, AZ
"David is an awesome chef! The weekly service that Chef David provides consists of a
balanced menu, well-planned with input from the entire family, and most of all very delicious.
What sets him apart from the rest of the chefs out there is simply his "desire to please his
customer." He spends the time up front to understand your likes and dislikes, as well as
cuisine and seasoning preferences. He tailors the food to your tastes then follows up
afterwards, asking for your feedback as he continuously looks for opportunities to improve
his services. He is trustworthy, thorough, financially sensitive, but most importantly he is just
a darn good chef. Your menus will never be bland or boring if Chef David is cooking for
I highly recommend him! He even got my children to eat vegetables."
Lori M. -- Phoenix, AZ
"Chef David's knowledge of Celiac Disease, safe and non-safe gluten-free foods, awareness
of cross-contamination concerns and food preparation all receive “two thumbs up” from
Gluten Free-Absolutely! This chef is dedicated to both gluten-free accuracy and gourmet
preparations with a personal touch. He can also help a "newbie" become comfortable with
the gluten-free diet in an easy to understand and reassuring way. Chef David is like that!
His warm and friendly style makes him a pleasure to work with. I'm extremely thorough in my
screening and expectations of Gluten Free-Absolutely clients and Chef David has passed all
my requirements with flying colors. I'm happy to recommend Chef David because I know
anyone taking advantage of his services can rest assured that they can enjoy a delicious
and safe gluten-free meal and learn from an expert as well."
Nina Spitzer -- Gluten Free Menu Consultant, Gluten Free-Absolutely!, LLC
it was delicious. Since then, he's come to San Diego on numerous occasions to prepare
sumptuous meals for groups from six to fourteen. Being gluten-intolerant, food preparation
is serious business for me. David has proven time and time again that he can meet my
personal dietary needs so superbly that my entrees can be served to everyone at any event,
and none of them realize that it's gluten-free...from appetizers to main courses to heavenly
desserts (desserts are where the "rubber meets the road" for me). Chef David absolutely
gets my highest recommendation as a chef for any occasion, for any dietary need, and for
any size of party or event."
G. Fuller -- Vice President of Marketing and Sales, San Diego, CA
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"With such a large, diverse group, it was difficult to come up with a "gift" for my parents that
Personal Chef cook for us, and I am especially thrilled that she found you.
It wasn't just a spectacular meal, it was an event. From the taste tests to the aromas drifting
from the kitchen, there was always something to keep us intrigued and wondering what treat
awaited us next. I really appreciated your interaction and the explanations you provided of
your process, recipes, etc as you prepared the meal. That helped my parents (and all of
us) get involved and we thoroughly enjoyed learning through your expertise.
The food was simply spectacular! Every single person (even the least adventurous of the
group) was impressed and thrilled with each course. You'll be pleased to know that cousin
David did take the extra rub and is carefully rationing it out to make it last as long as
possible. The superior quality of the meal coupled with your interactive and welcoming
technique made my parents' 40th wedding anniversary a treasured and memorable event.
I look forward to using your services again. I will highly recommend you to anyone who will
listen to me! Thank you again for all that you and your family did to create such a splendid
day for us."
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"Chef David was the guest of honor for my book club. Since we read "The Help," I
thought it would be fun to have a professional chef cook for us. He made the best
bruchettas I've ever had and I'm not a big fan of typical bruchetta. He went way beyond
the expected. His scarparella was rich, lots of texture and explosive flavor, the grilled the
evening timely. Please, I want more peach cobbler for my morning coffee.
David is an entertainer as well as a source of culinary info. It was a memorable evening
Linda Gayles -- Protégé and Client, Phoenix, AZ
"Chef David rocks! We had such a great time at our Book Club when you cooked! What
a fun, fun time. The food was delicious and the cooking tips were really informative.
What a blast to have a private chef for our event. Debbie, thank you so much for all the
help and information on gluten-free issues. A wealth of knowledge. I highly recommend
this dynamic duo to anyone that wants to make a memorable evening or event."
Dana Perry -- Phoenix, AZ
"Chef David and Debbie, I would like to THANK YOU for the marvelous evening you
provided my parents. They thoroughly enjoyed their 40th anniversary. It will be an
anniversary they will not forget. They said the service and food was spectacular."
Chris Sheridan -- Reno, Nevada