“People who love to eat are always the best people.”
My husband and I wanted to learn “cooking techniques” so we could leverage one dish…into many dishes. In addition, we wanted to focus on beef, pork, fish, and pasta.
Beef: We learned to sous vide different cuts of beef. We also learned to make various sauces including red wine pan jus, herb sauce, and butter herb sauce.
Pork: We learned how to cook “melt off the bone” spareribs and pork chops. This was highlighted by learning how to make risotto, as side dish. I have made risotto several times now…it’s a miracle!!!
Fish: Learning to cure fish to ensure it stays moist…
Pasta: OMG, homemade ricotta cheese!!! We learned to make pasta from scratch…plus the wine/shallot/chile sauce was simple and amazing. My husband and I enjoyed the fun, and informative lessons… plus we got to eat some fantastic meals at the end of the lesson… in the comfort of our own home! THANK YOU for the highlight!!!! We are looking to take more lessons in 2018!! If anyone is looking for a FUN, unique, cool Christmas gift…"that will keep on giving"…Pick up a gift certificate for Alex’s AMAZING cooking classes!!
"I had the opportunity to work with Alex after I hired AE Chef Services to cater an event for my business. His ability to tailor to specific needs of the event was such a pleasure. His insight, ideas, and abilities all lent a major hand to the success of the event, and for that I’m incredibly grateful. He is a professional in every sense of the word."
- Alinafe L.
"Chef Alex has been in my kitchen on two occasions to prepare a week's worth of dinners for five. I found Alex to be professional, creative, responsive and personable. Food is a passion for him and he takes great pride in delivering what the customer requests. From planning through to clean up, expectations were surpassed."
- Shannon S.
"I celebrated my 65th birthday surrounded by 100 of my closest friends. We roasted a 107 pound pig on a spit. Alex was kind enough to accept the challenge of cutting this huge piece of meat up for our guests.
Alex did the following:
a) He always returned my calls
b) He made suggestion as to how to roast the pig and even offered to bring the sauce for the pig
c) He arrived on time to cut the pig. He made suggestions as to setting up the tables etc for the meal.
d) He cooperated with our guy to coordinate an issue free supper
e) He participated in the cleanup
My wife and I will be having Alex do his chef thing for some parties in the near future. We have no qualms in supporting Alex in his chef adventure. "
" We hired Alex for my husbands 50th birthday ! I can't say enough about the service that they provided . Alex helped to plan the menu which turned out to be amazing ,our guests loved the food and the presentation .
Everything was cleaned up before they left . I will definitely have the guys do the catering for us again without hesitation. "
- Angie F.
- Henry D.
We were very pleased with the service that Alex offered us in planning our daughter’s engagement party of 40 guests. It was easy to communicate with him during the planning stages and he made some good suggestions on adding and adjusting menu items. He responded quickly to emails and this helped to make the party planning very easy. I appreciated his pre-visit to check out the availability of space and prep area. The evening was a success, he prepared the food easily and efficiently, in our kitchen, and we really appreciated the server accompanying him. The appetizers and charcuterie board were visually appealing and flavourful. There was minimal food leftover indicating that everyone enjoyed the flavours and selections and we appreciated his calculations in preparing the right amount of food for our guests.
I would definitely recommend Alex for an at home event , ( special occasion party, dinner party for two or more, cocktails and appies). Relax and Enjoy your party and let him take care of the food!
My wife and I had Alex come into our home to prepare a celebration dinner for my office team. The 20 of us were treated to a fantastic culinary experience. Alex is a professional and he was a wonderful part of our evening. We were so pleased with the experience that we brought Alex back the following month to prepare a smaller dinner party with 4 friends. Highly recommended!
- Paul & Caroyln B.
- Catherine W.
Alex is able to provide an exquisite dining experience - the list of gourmet choices was long, the communication was quick and helpful, and the execution of the meal was perfection. Alex was a treat to have in our home, and months later, our friends still discuss how amazing the food was! Thanks Alex!I would definitely recommend Alex for an at home event , (special occasion party, dinner party for two or more, cocktails and appies). Relax and Enjoy your party and let him take care of the food!
- Steve B.
We had Alex provide chef services for a small dinner party to celebrate a friend’s birthday. The menu was quite extensive and I had a difficult time narrowing down my choices. Alex reviewed my selections and they did not disappoint! The ingredients were very fresh, portions were generous and presentation was lovely. I appreciated his organization as he arrived very well prepared and left the kitchen just as he had found it. The evening was a success and we would highly recommend Alex’s services without hesitation.