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Hi Silvia, Where do I start! The food was outstanding and I know it was a lot asking you to cater fusion style, but honestly at one point - one of my mums friends asked if we flew a chef in from Japan! Everyone raved about it, and is still raving about it! Thank you - it certainly made the evening and you couldn't have been more right about the black cod! The staff were all lovely too, on hand to help but not imposing. I could not fault a single bit of it!

Claudia I. Dinner party for 36pp.

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Dan and I just want to say how much we enjoyed the lesson. You are a great teacher and had so much patience with us! … I really enjoyed learning some cooking skills with you, such as preparing mushrooms, chopping onions and garlic and preparing caramelized onions and béchamel sauce as these are things that we can use for many other recipes. Your tips on herbs, seasoning and how the flavours work in the recipes we were preparing were so helpful… The rice dish we made was simply divine with delicate flavours that made it so Moorish, and Dan said the fish was cooked so beautifully he is planning on serving it at our next dinner party. All in all, we wish we could have more lessons with you!

Natalie & Dan Private cookery lesson

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Silvia, I just wanted to thank you for a fantastic evening - everyone loved the food and the interactive risotto cooking session too! …I will recommend you to all my friends and would certainly not hesitate to use you for any future special events. Thanks,

Elisabeth O. Dinner party 10 pp.

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Dear Silvia, On behalf of the D. and L. families and all our guests I would like to thank you and your team for assisting in making our simchah such a success. The food was delicious and plentiful and the presentation was beautiful. The staff were friendly and approachable and whatever activity there was in the kitchen, it was absolute calm when they circulated. It has been our pleasure, once again, to have you on board. Warmly,

Estelle D. Canapés reception for 180 guests

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Hi Silvia I just wanted to say thank you so very much for yesterday I so enjoyed it and feel like I'm ready and confident to cook more now - my husband will be happy!!

Laura, Lesson for 2 pp.

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Silvia catered my 40th birthday and cooked for 10 of my friends. The meal was superb! We started with delicious canapés- the tuna tartare being our favourite. We followed with Jewish Roman artichokes which are unusual and interesting in texture and taste. The beef for main course was succulent and rare, accompanied by wonderful shallots and crispy potatoes. Everyone had seconds! We finishes with a delicate chocolate, coffee and pine nut cake and mini lime pavlovas with a super fruit salad. I can recommend the Roman fruit and nut biscuits too.

Silvia was reliable, punctual and professional in her delivery and service and I would highly recommend her to cater for a variety of functions. She was very keen to personalise touches and make the meal memorable and specific to me.

Faye N, Dinner for 10 pp.

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I can’t thank you enough for such an entertaining afternoon. We learned lots and had a great time. Above all, the meal itself was a triumph. Our wives were mightily impressed. Fantastic

Richard S. - Cookery lesson for 3 pp.

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Dear Silvia,
Thank you so much for cooking such a fantastic Shabbat lunch for Daniel's Bar mitzvah. Everything was truly delicious. All our family and friends were extremely complimentary.

Marcelle G. Buffet lunch for 36 pp.

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Dear Silvia,
Josh and I wanted to thank you so much for a fantastic lesson yesterday. Josh really enjoyed it and the meal was wonderful! I will definitely recommend you to friends. I really appreciate you being so considerate with all the kosher ingredients and also teaching Josh some tips he will definitely use.

Robyn R. One-to-one lesson

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Hi Silvia,
Thank you so much for the most wonderful evening.

It has been an absolute pleasure planning this event with you from start to finish. The feast you prepared for us was absolutely delicious, we all savoured every mouthful. Thank YOU for making it such a memorable and special event.

Mira L. Buffet dinner for 20 pp.

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Dear Silvia,
We all had a wonderful evening last night and that is in the main due to you so thank you so much. Your dedication to the cause was outstanding and the birthday girl loved it.

Karen M. Buffet Dinner for 20 pp.

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Thanks so much Silvia- we all absolutely loved it!! The cookery class was so fun (and also very useful!) and the food was delicious. Thanks again!

Gaby L. Hen’s party for 15 pp.

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Dear Silvia,
I just wanted to thank you so much for the cooking that you did for me a couple of weeks ago. I held the lunch party as planned yesterday, and everything that you had prepared was completely delicious. I had frozen it all, as we had discussed, and it reheated beautifully. It was really stress-free entertaining for me and I am very grateful that you found the time to do this whilst you had so many other things on your plate.

Barbara C. Food delivery

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Thanks so much for yesterday, a roaring success. Thank you.

Chris J. Dinner party for 6 pp.

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Dear Silvia,
Thank you for a wonderful evening last night. You created such a special atmosphere of warmth and fun whilst providing such delicious Italian appetizers. You never lost your cool amidst a sea of enthusiastic helpers and worked so well in Judy's kitchen. The demonstration was absolutely brilliant too and also very accessible to all who were there. We loved everything you cooked, its authenticity and unique flavours. It was a truly joyful presentation.

Sally R. Cookery demo

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Dear Silvia,
Everyone was delighted with your cookery demonstration. The kitchen seemed to buzz as you produced delicious, authentic food in the most charming manner. We cannot thank you enough for coming to Oxford again to inspire us for Pesach.

Judy S. Cookery demo

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Silvia,
Delicious.

Last night's dinner was an enormous hit!!!!!!!!

Thank you - we had a cup of spinach left over = that is it!

The eggplant was so different and everyone loved it.

Thank you so very much. Take care and I will definitely call you again!

Thank you again,

Natalie K. Food delivery

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Hi Silvia,
I thought you cooked a most delicious meal and hosted us gastronomically in as perfect a way as possible! Please also pass thanks on to your waiter who was very professional and attentive...So, thank you again.

Marion B. Dinner party for 12 pp

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Dear Silvia,
Thank you so much for the absolutely fantastic dinner you created last night at Craxton Studios. Everybody, without exception, raved about every course – the wonderful risotto, the exceptional sea bass and the lightest and most delicious tiramisu ever! And everything was presented with such grace and calm. I really enjoyed working with you and your team were really delightful and could not be faulted… Quite honestly, the food was so good I would like to invite you again some time in the future.

Jill S. Served dinner for 30 people.

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Dear Silvia,
Thank you for the wonderful pre-Chanuka cookery evening. We all so enjoyed it and I think you are great. It was fun, interesting and the food was absolutely delicious! I do hope to work with you again sometime soon.

Devorah W. Cookery demo for 35 people

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Dear Silvia,
I wanted to thank you for an amazing evening last Saturday. So many people commented on your incredible catering and the minestrone soup was so delicious the next day.

I look forward to asking you back to sample more of your mouth watering Italian delights on a future occasion and would love to attend one of your demonstration classes very soon.

Once again, many thanks.

Jacky W. Dinner party served for 20 people.

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Hi Silvia,
We all had such a fantastic time on Saturday! Thank you so so so much for coming out to Radlett!

The food was just amazing and the demo was great. Thank you for involving the kids - they so loved it! And as for getting dad doing stuff in the kitchen - a first there!

It was amazing! It was such a pleasure to meet you as I've heard so much about you.

…Many, many thanks once again for making three generations very happy.

Debbie and Kate PS. Cookery demonstration and dinner for 10 people.

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Dear Silvia,
I just wanted to email you to say thank you so much for last week. Everyone so enjoyed it and were so impressed with your knowledge your skill and your ability to create such a marvellous meal with so little supplies.

You came across warm and intelligent and the food was so delicious. I made your risotto tonight and it was terrific.

Rachel J. Birmingham cookery demonstration for 60 people.

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Dear Silvia,
Thank you so much for Friday, it was so fab! Looking forward to the next one.

Karol S. Buffet dinner for 30 people

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Dear Silvia,
Just to say thank you again for Sunday night. We all enjoyed your demonstration so much and it made the book launch very special.

Anne S. Book launch and cookery demonstration for 50 people.

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Thank you so much, the dinner was a spectacular success.

Peter H. Buffet dinner for 35 people.

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Dear Silvia,
I want to thank you so much for such fabulous food! The canapés and meal were just sensational and I have received nothing but praise from all the guests – you really wowed them all, some saying that the food was the best they have ever had at a wedding.

Colin L. Wedding at Kenwood House for 100 people.

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Dear Silvia,
We were thrilled with the way the party went and the food was delicious.

Sharon A. Buffet lunch for 30 people.

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Thanks again for an amazing dinner party. Everyone loved it.

Sara E. Dinner party for 14 pp.

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Silvia,
Thank you for a gorgeous meal to begin Sasha’s Bat-Mitzvah and to welcome our families. It was a pleasure to work with you and hope to have many more occasions catered by you through the years!!

Jill M. Friday night dinner for 20 people.

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Thank you so much. It was all absolutely wonderful. Your delicious food had tremendous compliments and all your staff were excellent and very professional. Many, many thanks.

Adrienne B., Golden Anniversary

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Dear Silvia,
Are there enough words to thank you for the fantastic spread you provided last night. The food just kept rolling out, and all of it looking spectacular and delicious. I am sure that we must be amongst your most demanding customers: boats where you have to sway and cook, water- and heating-free venues. Is there any challenge you cannot rise to? Thanks for all the brilliant advice along the way. Your staff are outstanding and so professional and we look forward to working together on many future simchahs.

Estelle D. Engagement party. Canapés for 165 people.

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Dear Silvia,
Thank you so much for yesterday which was very successful and very delicious. Everyone LOVED the food and we'll definitely use you again.

Martine H. Book launch. Canapés for 35 people

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Morning Silvia!
I wanted to write and say a huge thank you for a really wonderful day yesterday as soon as possible! We all had a fantastic time and you were brilliant! I don’t think people were expecting to find such a professional, warm and insightful chef and they have not stopped raving about you ever since. The food was delicious and it was great how you got everyone so involved and gave us so many tips along the way.

Emma Z. Jewish Care cooking demo and buffet lunch

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Thank you so much. That was the best dinner party I have ever thrown or been to!

Food was fantastic and everyone thought you were wonderful.

Sara E. Cooking demonstration and served dinner for 12 people

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