About this Vendor
Event Catering & Private Chef Services
Congratulations! Chef Sarah Chianese of Mangia and Enjoy! wants nothing else other than to provide the most flavorful, heart-warming, healthy and fresh meals for you and your loved ones using local, organic and seasonal ingredients in a creative way - your experience, your palette's pleasure, and always..always...made with loads of love! Local, organic, seasonal, farm fresh and full of Flavor! We happily accommodate all dietary restrictions and preferences in an ultra-personal way. After all, it's YOUR desires...and we always want to assure you and your guests are not only happy, but thrilled with a memorable gustatory experience, in every way...from the delicious food, impeccable service and style to match your vision and all dreams to come to a delectable reality! We Travel Everywhere!
$$$ – Moderate
African, Cajun, Northeastern, Southern, Southwestern, American, French, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mexican, Middle Eastern, BBQ, Fusion, Seafood, Specialty, Thai
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Kosher, Nut Free, Organic, Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Buffet, Catering Clean Up, Catering Delivery + Setup, Chef Stations, Family Style, Menu Tastings, Passed Appetizers, Seated Meal, Servers, Food + Catering, Service Staff
Mangia and Enjoy! truly provided the type of food and service that every couple dreams of having at their wedding. My wife and I were adamant from the get-go about having a fully vegetarian wedding that would also feature a handful of vegan options for a guest count of 150 and were nervous about finding someone who could not only cater a vegetarian wedding but could also deliver the type of dishes that were so delicious they would make our carnivorous guests forget the absence of their favorite proteins. Not only did Chef Sarah and her amazing crew deliver on all fronts, but we even had some of our most devout meat-eaters in attendance come up to us to let us know they will be giving a meat-free diet a try on the strength of Sarah's cooking and menu design. We can not stress enough how strong a chef Sarah is! She will custom design your menu based on your likes and dislikes and, for vegetarians especially, you will find no better chef to treat your guests to the meat-free meal of their lives. The food was hands down the number one thing at our wedding our guests couldn't stop raving about. Some advice, the more precise you are with Sarah on exactly what you want, the closer you will get to the food of your dreams so don't be coy and make sure to be as specific as possible. She can honestly do anything, and her passion for cooking is second to none, as is the quality of her amazing staff.
Mangia and Enjoy was incredible. I cannot rave enough. They came through for us last minute after our caterer canceled. The appetizers and entrees were extremely innovative and delicious! They had vegan and vegetarian options (my wife is a vegan) but she also had dishes with meat for the guests who wanted that! We had an array of desserts that were fresh and incredibly decatent. They can customize the menu to your liking, and the service was friendly, fun and impeccable. For any event I would choose them again!!
Chef Sarah! Words can never express the happiness and love you're services brought my fiancé and I. The day my fiancé proposed to me she also surprised me with an intimate dinner, and if there is one thing that she knows for sure is that the way to my heart is my stomach. Chef Sarah made everything to perfection with fresh, colorful, and delectable dishes. Every course she brought out spoke to my heart, starting with some "nibbles" of a breath taking meat and cheese board along with a seafood salad along and some Spanish almonds. Cant forget the fresh baked pesto heart shaped bread. To follow she brought out a mouth watering seafood dish that included ALASKAN KING CRAB LEGS; and some amazing raviolis. To tie it all together she ended the night with a romantic chocolate toffee. Keep in mind this is just a short description. Out side of the impressive dishes we where taken back by the skills Chef Sarah has in regards to adapting to a new kitchen setting, and an old stove. She didn't let that scare her she cooked with such fluidity and passion. The icing on the cake is that she is a beautiful and loving soul. Thank you again Chef Sarah for being part of a very special memory we will forever hold close to our hearts. We will see you soon!
Your senses will truly thank you! 'Seeing is Believing' when you cast your eyes upon Chef Sarah's dishes. Always & Only Picture Perfect Presentation! Next, take a deep breath and your nose will immediately alert your taste buds that something extraordinary is about to happen. And, finally, the explosion of flavor that you'll experience in every bite of Chef Sarah's mouthwatering food. Simply put, Chef Sarah adds her own special component of 'Love' in every delicious item she prepares. She uses only the finest ingredients and takes pride in all her creations. To top it off, she is a sweetheart. It's a Win Win Win! Sempre un piacere, bellissimo Sarah (Always a pleasure, beautiful Sarah)
Sarah provided an intimate cooking lesson in my own home to give me some ideas on how how to cook for myself and also prepare meals that my daughters would enjoy. From shopping and chopping to serving and dining, it was fabulous! She helped me throughout, providing guidance the entire evening, letting me prep and cook numerous dishes simultaneously all while she made sure everything was cooked to perfection, came out on time and looked great! She puts so much love into her cooking; every time we added olive oil, she made sure I poured it in the shape of a heart. Her passion for food and life comes through when you meet her and it shows in her food wether it’s for an intimate dinner or a large wedding. I highly recommend Sarah for either.
Mangia and Enjoy! These guys are incredible! They came in for our bachelor party weekend and blew us away! Not only with their insane food...but their service and fun Spirit and professionalism...wow! Wow! is what we all said for days on end following the weekend. We are still talking about it! We did a night of a 6 hour feast that included amazing signature cocktails (they made some sort of Soju cocktail that inspired an incredible rest of the evening...and it was interactive which made it that much more fun) with what they call pre-dinner nibble cocktail hour which was more like a King’s ambrosia feast that would have been sufficient by itself...with all kinds of one-bites that were flavor explosions in our mouths...every bite was unsurpassed...with presentation that was like artwork - we didn’t want to touch it because it was so gorgeously laid out, but believe me, we dug in, big time! All this said, we are all a bunch of NYC and San Francisco foodies with super high standards. Only to be followed up with a crazy feast that could have fed us for days (and did, thanks to the suggestion to bring Tupperware with us to take individual packages home with us). Endless flavors and cooked to perfection...so creative! Desserts...just when we thought we couldn’t fit another bite, we had to indulge and it was worth every bite! There was an intelligence behind every dish and an emotion we could feel...hard to explain. Has to be experienced to fully comprehend. Our last day of the weekend we had them come back for a brunch that was unbelievable. All we could keep saying was, “Where did these people come from?” And the answer was, “Heaven!’ Seriously. No joke. Absolutely the best culinary experience. We will be calling them back for each and every bachelor weekend we ever book. And when we run out of bachelors, we will find another excuse to indulge in Mangia and Enjoy’s loving expertise. Huge kudos to Mangia and Enjoy! Don’t make the mistake of going to anyone else...call them...amazing!
Chef Sarah is a true artist. Every dish she creates is absolutely stunning, delicious and truly made with love. I work with her exclusively in my event planning role and am always certain what she creates will always be show stopping and talked about for years to come. Chef Sarah is extremely easy to work with and always goes above and beyond for her clients & staff. She is overly accommodating and always wants what's best for clients. The produce and proteins she uses are the highest quality and all locally sourced. I would highly recommend Mangia & Enjoy for your next event.
The food was absolutely delicious, and gorgeous presentation as well! 5 star dining in your own home, it doesn't get much better than that!
From the first moment of presentation, to the very last bite it was an incredibly magnificent experience. The love and attention to detail is quite evident. I whole heartedly recommend Mangia and Enjoy to anyone needing to be catered to.
I just got back from my bachelorette weekend and words cannot express what an amazing experience we had with Chef Sarah. The food was delicious and not a single detail was overlooked. My friends and I ate and were treated like royalty. You can see how passionate Sarah is about what she does and it certainly shines through in her cooking. I am still full from dinner a day later. I could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you Sarah!
Not a wedding, but a birthday for my wife of 41 years. We asked Sarah to prepare a sea food dinner complete with nibbles, main course and desert along with a cooking class on how to prepare one of her signature dishes, Paella. Sarah, along with her son Kane, created a meal that defies description. The taste, the variety of items and detail of perfect presentation took this from a birthday dinner to an "event" that the guests are still discussing! Sarah and her team bring a passion and energy along with a professionalism that will turn your affair into a memorable event that will last a life time. My wife and I are conjuring up a party to invite Sarah and her team back.
Sarah is beyond talented and cooked one of the best meals I have ever had. Sarah's attention to detail, creativity, and food presentation was impeccable. The food was amazing and her passion for food and cooking is evident in what she creates. I can't wait to come up with another excuse to have Sarah cook for us again!
We hired Sarah to cater our long weekend fitness retreat in New Paltz NY. Hands down amazing food, full of flavor and love! Large portions and again not lacking on taste when healthy menu required! Creative and fun dishes.
Sarah cooked for me and 8 girlfriends when we rented a house in Woodstock NY for a birthday celebration. She was fabulous and her food was amazing. You can tell she cooks with a lot of love. She even saved the day when the house ran out of propane and she cooked the salmon on the wood burning fireplace... and it was delicious. Thanks for saving the day and a most memorable meal!
We had the opportunity to hire Sarah and her helpers to prepare a major feast for 12 cousins in my house. Although we have a pretty high end kitchen, she brought all he own tools to cook with. The menu planning took place several weeks before the event, thereby giving Sarah time to get all the best ingredients that were available. Not only was the food all spectacular, the presentation of each and every item was off the charts beautiful. She was even able to satisy one crazy cousin as well as provide a vegetarian solution for another cousin. From the pre-dinner nibbles (@6PM) to completing dinner and cleanup, Sarah was here for 6 hours. My wife and I would not hesitate to call her for any future events that we hold, knowing that we need not worry about a thing. Sarah worked diligently and quietly while the rest of talked, drank wine and told stories. Her individually served plates were done as well as any very high end restaurant. Many of us have been privileged enough to eat in great restaurants around the world and this dinner was as good as it gets. Thanks Sarah!!!
Sarah did an excellent job catering for our small film shoot. The food was great and she was above-and-beyond-the-call-of-duty helpful in every way she could be. She was also extremely friendly and fun to talk with and generally contributed hugely good vibes to our team.
Chef Sarah is INCREDIBLE! I hired her to cater our cast/crew for a film and was truly the best. She met all of our dietary requests while also making some of tastiest food I've ever had. It was so refreshing to work with someone so professional yet also warm and friendly. She became part of our film family! Would hire again in a heartbeat.
Chef Sarah has created the most eye catching, delicious, freshest, and exciting food for events I have attended. Mangia and Enjoy - Enjoy very, very, much!!
Chef Sarah catered our event and had our guests are still raving about it. Her warmth and professionalism combined with delicious, local, organic, food, which is exquisitely presented made our event memorable.
The range of Chef Sarah Chianese's offerings is extraordinary, her dishes fresh, exciting and inviting. Too often a busy chef will fall back on a half dozen or more standard dishes when arranging a meal, but not here. Instead, the options are wide open and the focus on you. Most important, the food is sensational, rich and delicious, dish after dish.
Chef Sarah is incredible. She has catered two events for me. An intimate Birthday celebration and an anniversary dinner party. Both greatly surpassed expectations. Sarah's food is fresh, delicious, beautiful and different. She listens to all requests and makes the events so personal and special. I look forward to our next event with Sarah.
Chef Sarah prepared an amazing dinner/experience for my dinner party. From the moment she walked into my house the energy level was elevated and we all knew the night was going to be special. The food that she prepared was truly special and delicious, In fact I will use the same 2 words to describe her personality as well. Special and delicious. She added so much to our overall experience. Sarah thank you for an amazing night and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Bravo!
Mangia has fresh and creative dishes. Special attention is paid to every detail to ensure a wonderful experience
Mangia and Enjoy! is superb, and chef Sarah creates magnificent food. The presentation is visually beautiful, the food is totally fresh and wholesome, her recipes run the gamut from creative and original to traditional . And the flavors are amazingly delicious! I've had quite a number of occasions to enjoy her cuisine, including my own occasions, and those of others, and everyone I know shares my enthusiasm for her catering skills. We use her again and again. For instance, one unusual dish she created, when someone requested for a "non-traditional" brisket, was a Moroccan-spice-flavored brisket, and everyone was ecstatic. She has a flair with everything -- barbecue, ethnic foods, vegetarian and vegan menus, formal and informal settings.
Chef Sarah Chianese does indeed cook from the heart - you can taste the love in each and every bite. The guests at our events are always delighted with her personality, presentation, and passion. Sara is my go-to caterer for intimate soirees and large events. Reliable, professional and sooo delicious! I highly recommend Mangia and Enjoy.
Meet The Owner
Cooking with Love! Chef Sarah Chianese firmly believes in Harriet Van Horne's quote: "Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon, or not at all!" Now, with Mangia and Enjoy!...it is available to those who enjoy healthy, delicious food made with local, organic ingredients, loads of flavor, and most of all, LOVE ♥ The passion of cooking is one which delights the need to nurture, create and spread health and happiness. Creating magical, personalized and memorable flavor experiences on the most celebratory days of your lives is my deep and utmost pleasure! Mangia and Enjoy!