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Cooking With Chef Courtney Reviews
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Reviewed On 8/03/2018 by Melissa R
I am so amazed with the service that I received from Chef Courtney. The best part of her services had to be the entertainment. Chef Courtney kept a smile on our faces through out our whole bridal shower event.
Reviewed On 8/02/2018 by Don W
My wife, and I booked Chef Courtney for our wedding, and I must say Chef Courtney you really have our done yourself. Our food was perfectly prepared, they set up was beautiful. I would definitely recommend Cooking With Chef Courtney
Reviewed On 8/02/2018 by Sonya M
Best ever! Such a wonderful time having friends and family gather. chef Courtney did an amazing job with the food preparation. I will continue to use her service, and recommend her to anyone.
Thank you chef for amazing service
Reviewed On 6/04/2018 by D B
Me and my queen was in Kansas on Good Friday in support of the Wilson's wedding. It was a nice setup, but it took a turn for the worst when we were mingling with the wedding party immediately after the wedding when I suddenly heard some extreme...
ly loud talking that exceeded the noise levels of all of the surrounding people. As I looked toward the loud outburst, I see some chick trying to force her way through a spot that was too tight for her size screaming "excuse me"!! So, words were unpleasantly exchanged. Come to find out it was the coordinator. Then she approached us again shortly afterwards trying to apologize with a nasty attitude and blamed the bride for how she initially approached the situation. That was false information. The bride had nothing to do with her being rude and unprofessional. Thank God for the respect level that we have for the bride, groom, and other close friends and family members because we was about to introduce this chick to how we get down in area code 901!! This entire situation could have been handled much better. No one deserves to be disrespected. Regardless of the stress levels, if you can't run your business without controlling your temper and attitude you should call it quits, IMMEDIATELY!! I wouldn't use her service if she was catering to a homeless shelter for free and the last person alive!! I'd rather go without. Then she let the food run out way too soon !!
Reviewed On 4/25/2018 by True C
When someone gets married the first thing that comes to mind is the reception and dinner. When a Bride hand picks a specific company/catering business to get the job done the bride’s expectation is nothing short of exceptional. Being able to tr...
ust an individual or team of people to feed your guest and ensure each plate is served is not a lot to ask for especially when the service is being paid for. To be robbed of your vision, promise to commit, and lack of consideration is not acceptable. I was one that did not get a chance to eat but that is not what bothers me the most. The fact that I watched each guest be upset with the quality of the food served and some not served at all. If chef Gordon Ramsey had been there, he would have shut the catering business down and threw each plate away. The lack of concern and care displayed for this special event is beyond acceptable.
Reviewed On 4/13/2018 by Ronnisha D
I will never do business with this caterer. I was one of the bridesmaids who witnessed such horrible service. Not only was the food cold, it was served in small portions like a toddler was about to eat. Also I was one of the last ones of the we...
dding party to be served after asking several times have I received my food and on top of that my food was served to me cold!! This is unacceptable especially on someones special day.
Reviewed On 4/10/2018 by knottieb53d066f0cc97661
This was the worst catering ever. How the hell the food going to be cold plus who the hell service chuch’s Chicken at a wedding reception.
Reviewed On 4/10/2018 by Ashley N
This was the worse catering service I have ever witnessed and I have been to several weddings. I watched the bridal party half get fed and also witnessed how this caterer did not come prepared. The servers were not organized at all they brought...
me a dirty fork when I requested another one. I don’t care what the other fake review said but there is NO WAY possible 3 tables can eat enough food for 34. Just admit it she was ill prepared. This Caterer practically ruined my friend’s wedding. Please beware and go somewhere else if you don’t want your wedding ruined.
Reviewed On 4/10/2018 by knottie1017cdd0a556a513
After traveling from London, my heart hurt to witness the devastation on my cousin and husband face at the disappointment in what she thought was to be a beautiful catered event to compliment her glamorous wedding day, let’s say not! The weddin...
g was like a storybook, magazine Vogue, Bloomingdales affair; whereas, the food was an embarrassment and the caterer was unequipped and not prepared for a event of this caliber. After, returning to London, I looked the caterer up, it appears that they can cater an event for 1-10, but for approximately 450, they are unequipped to handled a party of this magnitude. Additionally, this caterer needs to be retrained on what Chicken Marsala looks and taste like! Eloquent means just that! No decor on the serving tables and little young men serving is not professional at all. I would make this suggestion to this caterer, don’t accept events that are out of your league! You made a beautiful occasion an earthquake disaster.
Please if you are bride with a large Attendnce 15 - 1000, do not select this Chef, unless you want your food coming in the trunk and backseat of a car, cold, under and over cooked, and in foil pans when it runs out the solution is to run to a chicken establishment and purchased their menu to serve the dressed in after five attire attendees- greasy food, why as a caterer would you think this is an acceptable solution? I have to rate the Chef and their catering service at -ZERO.
Reviewed On 4/10/2018 by Jermaine V
I was just witnessed my best friend marry the love of his life. I was constantly on the phone step by step in regards to their wedding. I’ve heard about quotes, menus, dresses, etc. When it came down to the caterer, I was shown pictures, heard ...
about food tastings, so my brother and soon to be wife were overly excited about Chef Kourtney. At the reception, I received no food(I was in the wedding), the food served was not the food shown on the menu, and there wasn’t any food within 20-30 minutes of it being served. And after about an hour of no food, Chef Kourtney mysteriously reappeared with “CHURCH’S CHICKEN”. She didn’t deliver the promises that were made, simply looking at the menu. She really needs to rethink catering large events.
Reviewed On 4/10/2018 by Robin P
Most people expect their wedding to be the best day ever for them. Unfortunately, that wasn't the feeling my sister had on her wedding day! Her caterer, Courtney was over 4 hours late and then the small portion of food that she RAN OUT OF!! was...
cold!!! Oh, and she didn't even have enough staff there to he lp serve the food!! Family and friends had to step in. To make up for the cold food and not having enough food, she went and purchased ALL DARK MEAT CHURCH'S CHICKEN TO A VERY ELEGANT WEDDING!!! THAT WAS VERY DEGRADING!! Courtney was PAID IN FULL and this is the service my sister received???Not acceptable at all!! Very sad service! Do not let Courtney ruin your special day.
Reviewed On 4/10/2018 by Kandice J
On a scale of 1-10 Catering by Courtney deserves a two. The caterer arrived late, the food presentation was NOT as advertised on her website not to mention the food selections did not match the menu. The food was served cold and the wait time ...
was longer than expected.
Reviewed On 4/10/2018 by Coshelle G
Upsetting,ridiculous,sad and unfortunate to say the least of the service that Courtney provided from not getting the bridal party light foods while preparing for the wedding to showing up an hour maybe 1 hour 1/2 before the wedding to serve CO...
LD food to those that received food! Unacceptable then OUR people wonder why the levels of support are very low close to none!!! A service was paid for and not rendered PERIOD!!! Do not I repeat do not use Courtney for any of your catering needs!!!!
Reviewed On 4/09/2018 by Dana W
I attended my bestfriends wedding and I was not pleased to say the least. When I say I was not pleased I’m referring to the entire food portion of her big day! The food was a total disaster, because I WAS NEVER SERVED ANYTHING!!! I was a part o...
f the beautiful bridal party and even with my bridesmaid dress on a plate was never given to me! Once I advised the catering team of the mishap, I was then told to wait and a plate will be coming to me! I waited about 30 mins, I then notice all the guests making plates as if the Bridal party had already been served! Upset is a understatement because I finally went to get a plate and the only thing left was cold rice and a small portion of cold veggies! This was around 8pm. Mind you the bridal party arrived early around NOON that day to get ready and that was our first time eating for the day beceause the caterer never arrived with our hors d’oeuvres! My friends wedding was very beautiful but I really wish the caterier didn't drop the ball on her big day!!!
Reviewed On 4/05/2018 by Sandra M
The wedding was beautiful but the catering was just horrible. I myself, have catered events and this was the worst catering of an event I’ve had the fortune to witness. To have such a beautiful wedding and then be handed a mess for reception f...
ood! This Caterer did not even arrive on time as agreed. Then who brings the food cold and not ready to be served? This Caterer did not bring the afternoon meal food as requested and paid for, for the bridal party since they had been at the event getting ready for several hours. One thing that told me in the beginnng that there was a problem, the appetizers were very limited because you could only choose to either have ONE stuffed shrimp or ONE chicken wing part. Along with a limited amount of fruit or cheese and crackers. The Catered meal’s food was substandard at its best. It was not what was agreed on nor was it flavorful or presented as it should have been for an event such as this. The supposed to be Chicken Marsala was not that and I had no idea as to what it was as it was not prepared or looked like the Marsala dishes I’ve had before nor was it as requested. Oh, let me mention that our pan of supposed to be chicken Marsala was missing at our food table since it was being used to make the “Head Table”plates. Why wasn’t there separate food items and dishes set aside for the head table? So, instead the server reached over and got servings of this surprise dish from the second table, WHY! Next, the rice was lumpy and gummy but it also was undercooked, all in the same aluminum pan. Who serves food in plain old regular aluminum pans at a formal occasion? Plus the young kid who was serving these dishes at the first food table just dumped whatever it was on your plate. The pasta was dry, missing the three meats and was flavorless. The vegetables were not what had been requested and were not appealing to the eye or palate. The salads were prepared but the salad dressing weren’t open for use, at that time. The bride had paid extra for the children to have chicken fingers and fries but they were nonexistent. All the food was just so unappealing and it was just disappointing to realize that a Chef who said she could do the job, just didn’t do the job, follow the contract and then also ran out of food. Next, Her solution to this MAJOR issue, NO FOOD, since half the people hadn’t been served was to go to Churches Chicken and buy food from there to serve to the guests. I have never heard of anything such as this at a formal wedding reception. Who does this, rather yet who thinks this is an ok substitution? The question is What Did She Do With the Money She Was Paid??? It definitely was not used for this occasion. I would not recommend this person for anything related to food, the preparation there of, nor for the cooking or its serving. Plus she didn’t have enough staff on hand to serve and seemed unconcerned when asked about it. I’d give her a ZERO rating but unfortunately that’s not an option.
Reviewed On 4/03/2018 by Brandy S
Beware this was the worst catering experience I have been a witness to. Courtney was to cater my friend special day and it was a disaster the entree was supposed to be chicken marsala pasta seafood and vegetables. First of all the entrees came ...
out ice cold the chicken was dry absolutely no marsala and flavorless. The pasta had very little sauce and the vegetables were undercooked with no flavor. There was a ball of mystery Seafood that had small crunchy pieces inside. the overall experience was just horrible I wouldn't recommend her for a child's birthday party I gave her one star which was being too kind. Please beware of this lady and catering company.
Reviewed On 4/02/2018 by knottieb226ce2f52394eb4
It is with great pleasure that I write this review. If you need a caterer for any occasion, look no further. “Cooking with Chef Courtney” is it.
I wasn’t to sure what to expect as I had reached out to several companies before contacting Cookin...
g with Chef Courtney. However, they exceeded my expectations. Chef Courtney is the absolute BEST.
Chef Courtney met my budget restraints and was very flexible in helping me pull this event off. All of the other companies I contacted before her did not seem interested in the fact that I needed to stick to my budget, as I had several other financial obligations in regards to making this day a success.
Chef Courtney was so professional, informative and not pushy (which I really loved about her).
As we all know, the weather was NOT to great on Easter Sunday. I had a total of 89 guests which included 32 out of town family members and friends here to celebrate my Grandmother’s 87th birthday along with the Easter celebration. Chef Courtney and her staff actually arrived a bit earlier than our agreed upon time. (which was great) We had a few last minute changes and decorating that needed to be done, as I had made some revisions to the initial itinerary. Chef Courtney knew we were pressed for time and offered to lend us one of her staff members to assist in getting the job done. At that point I was totally overwhelmed by her generosity. I enjoyed and appreciated the all around service they provided me.
The food was remarkable, her staff was very considerate and helpful especially when serving the elderly. I am soooo glad I chose them. I felt like they were apart of my family.
If you’re EVER need of a caterer for any reason, by all means, please try Chef Courtney. I assure you, your taste buds will be thoroughly satisfied, and the service you’ll receive from her and her staff will definitely be unforgettable.
By the way Chef… Love, Love, Love that Chef Coat.
Reviewed On 4/01/2018 by T T
It's funny I was at this same wedding and I saw things differently. I saw a caterer that was professional and came with a team that was ready to serve. It was sad to see how everything unfolded. At the request of the wedding planner the DJ sta...
rted releasing tables to go eat. It turned into a big free for all. These people were acting like it was their last meal, and if the food was as bad as the other responders said then why were they making to go plates. Sad thing, this lady didn't run out of food. People were just greedy. Instead of placing blame people should accept responsibility for their role in this disaster. It was also sad to see people throwing this lady's glass plates in the trash, I guess people don't have any home training now days. This was suppose to be a wedding and you would expect people to know how to act. If I were the caterer I would have packed up and left, but she stayed with professional dignity, a lot to be admired, despite the disrespect she received. The bride should be saddened by this disaster. I saved a star for the party planner. I'm not sure if this is a hobby for wedding planner or a career, what I do know is she clearly doesn't understand her role. A wedding planner PLANS, nothing more, nothing less. She is not a caterer or a DJ or anything else, shes the wedding planner, her job is to organize and make sure the bride is happy. If the CATERER was allowed to do her job which is cook and serve the food, things would have ran more smoothly. Good Luck Chef Courtney in your future endeavors and I hope at your next wedding the guest have manners.
Reviewed On 4/01/2018 by Q M
Brides beware! This was the worse wedding catering experience I have ever known. Courtney was contacted to cater my friends wedding. It was disastrous from the start. She didn't provide the bridal party food as planned and the bridal party wen...
t over 10 hours with no food. She showed up late with the reception food, didn't have sufficient servers, and the servers she did have were not attentive to guest needs. The bride paid equipment fees for upgraded buffet and place settings. However, Courtney showed up with foil pans and plastic plates. Most of the food was served ice cold, and she did not bring enough food for the number of guest included in the contract. So she ran out of food before the full wedding party was served. What she did serve was not what was included on the contracted menu, and wasn't even tasty! Overcooked chicken and veggies with no flavor. I could go on and on about other issues, but I think you get the idea. Just avoid this caterer all together.
Reviewed On 3/31/2018 by Phylisia D
1 star is too good for the turmoil this cater cause on my friend special day. She catered for one of my close friends wedding. The wedding party was to be served their food first. She was not fully staff to even cater to the crowd or the weddin...
g party. Half the wedding party was served very late and the other did not. Some of the wedding party still did not receieve food at all. When they finally served the food, it was cold as if it just came out the fridge. The bride and groom family didn't even get served. Then at the end of night, she went to Churches Chicken to serve because she ran out of food. I would suggest noone use this cater. Horrible service for the money she was paid.
Reviewed On 3/31/2018 by Dee M
I only gave this company 1 star because you can't give ZERO. This company catered one of my best friend's wedding and it was beyond disastrous. From arriving to the venue late, serving cold food to completely running out of food, this was beyo...
nd unacceptable. Chicken Marsala was one of the dishes to be served and the chicken was very dry, there was not an ounce of marsala sauce on the chicken. It was tasteless. Half of the wedding party didn't get served and the ones who did it was cold. Here's the kicker.... to "try" to fix the problem which was now close to the reception ending they chose to go to Churches Chicken and bring back food. Oh and not to mention the bride and groom's parents didn't even get served neither. A wedding is a SUPPOSED to be a day that the bride enjoys without worrying about anything however this bride spent most of her reception crying and apologizing to the guest because the services rendered by the caterer completely sucked. Just know this review was written by a former catering company owner with over 10 years of experience.