$$ – Affordable
American, Eastern European, French, Italian, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Fusion, Seafood
Buffet, Seated Meal, Servers, Food + Catering
I loved working with Chef Exclusive and aside from the beautiful venue the food was amazing! Chef Exclusive pulled out the red carpet to service my now husband and my wedding on 9/30/2017. Chef Daneyon was very professional, affordable, and very accommodating to ensure we were happy with his work. His package deal and prices were very reasonable and he did his very best to go above and beyond to ensure we had everything we wanted and more. We were able to articulate our desired food selections and we even had the opportunity to do a tasting of several dishes to ensure we liked what we would later select for our wedding. Our wedding was in College Park, Maryland and Chef Exclusive did not mind a bit traveling from PA. Chef Exclusive even took time to visit our venue in advance to map out the site and his plans for the day of services. This isn't something that a catering company at a distance often do for their clients and I was extremely pleased with their willingness to go the extra mile. My wedding guest continuously praised me at our wedding and even afterwards of how stunning everything was. They said the food was delicious and cooked to perfection; not over or under cooked! I would highly recommend Chef Exclusive to do your wedding or next event because they work hard to make their clients happy! They are timely and very professional and only deliver top quality service. If you want high end service, you will not go wrong selecting Chef Exclusive.
For years we have depended upon Air Chef reliability. They have consistently performed without exception. Their food is good and our passengers are happy. That is the name of the game. Allen - Advanced Jets
Chef ExclusiveReviewed on 11/23/2011 Katie G
I will say that the end result at our actual wedding reception was wonderful...just getting to that was an issue. The buisness coordinator was very unorganized, I often had to ask her for invoices and prices 2-3x's before recieving it..and it was usually wrong when she did get back to me. Any time I called or she called, she acted like it was inconvienent. When we had our final meeting at the venue- which she had been to several times- she did not take any notes because there was "no where to plug her computer in." I then received an email a few days later asking many of the questions I already answered. She often didn't know answers to questions, and would need to check with the chef, and get back to me at least a week later. Tasting and meeting the chef went very well- very kind and creative man. The food was wonderful for the reception, and dinner service was EXCELLANT.
Just wonderfulReviewed on 10/18/2011 Sarah D
We had Chef Exclusive cater our wedding on Oct 15, 2011 at the Ribbon Mill. From the very beginning they were wonderful to work with. They knew that we were on a budget, so they were careful to try to work with us to give us an insanely great meal for what we wanted to spend. We wanted to do a Spanish theme (as we both love Spanish food), and they instantly were excited with us, and Chef came up with some great menu items for the buffet. He actually came to our house to do our tasting, which was a lot of fun. Julie was incredibly helpful, coordinating all of our rental items and recommending vendors for any other items that we needed. In the end, the food and display was wonderful. We have had tons of compliments, with people just gushing about how delicious the food was. We also had Chef Exclusive cater our rehearsal dinner at The Pretzel Spot (the lunch spot below the Ribbon Mill). For that they did an Italian theme, and everyone was just wowed by the delicious meal and desserts. I would definitely recommend Chef Exclusive for any catering needs that you might have!
Delicious, local foodsReviewed on 9/22/2011 Bernadette M
We used Chef Exclusive for our August 13, 2011, wedding at the Ribbon Mill. Chef White and Julie were absolutely wonderful to work with and the food was delicious. We envisioned having a local, organic, eco-friendly wedding, but struggled to find a vendor that was willing to work with us to make this happen…until we stumbled across Chef Exclusive. Not only did Chef White help us bring our vision to reality, he suggested wonderful menu items and ensured everything served was from Central Pennsylvania. We planned our wedding from afar, yet Julie made the process incredibly easy. She was flexible and able to meet with us each of the few times we were in town, and regularly scheduled phone conversations to touch base. She also arranged all of our rental items, which was a huge help! Chef Exclusive helped make our wedding perfectly, uniquely “us” and we feel so fortunate to have worked with them. Numerous people commented to us how wonderful the food was, but two, in particular, were of note. Two guests who regularly attend fundraising functions for work purposes separately commented to us how it was the best catered chicken dinner they'd ever had. Given the number of catered meals they regularly eat, this comment was particularly impressive! Here’s our delicious menu: HORS D'OEUVRES: A display of local Amish cheeses and meats, paired with homemade bread. PRETZEL BREAD STICKS: These pretzels were handmade in this very building by Beiler’s Pretzel Company. ORGANIC MIXED GREENS SALAD: A playful mix of greens, cucumbers, crisp apples, and goat cheese – all from Pennsylvania. The greens are from Spiral Path Farm in Loysville, the apples are from Peter’s Orchard in Gardners, the cheese is from an Amish dairy in Newville, and the veggies were bought this morning at the Shippensburg Farm Auction. ORGANIC GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST: A free range, organic chicken breast topped with apple-onion chutney and served with garlic roasted red bliss potatoes and a ratatouille with seasonal vegetables. The chicken is from Eberly Poultry in Stevens, Pennsylvania, and all of the vegetables and apples came from Shippensburg and Peter’s Orchard.
Delicious food with extra special touchesReviewed on 7/19/2011 Casey K
The food was absolutely delicious! We had a pasta station with a selection of either chicken or shrimp on the side with the pasta. The shrimp were huge and the grilled chicken melted in your mouth having so much flavor. The only thing that I would have done differently was had an extra food station. It took such a long time for everyone to get their food. Also, they gave such large portions at the beginning that the last tables got limited portions. Julie Dibble was a delight to work with! Chef Exclusive really went out of their way to make the food presentation extra special with edible orchids.
My Food was WonderfulReviewed on 5/25/2011 Carrie B
Chef did my catering and could not asked for a better caterer. My food was amazing and my guest commented on how good it was. And the price was easy to work into my small budget.