I was planning a wedding and reception in my home and only had 3 weeks. Not only was Chef Elizabeth amazingly helpful but told me of different areas where I could save some money. Certainly not part of her job description. I had friends who had been to several industry functions where her food was served and everyone raved. Her client list is no lie. Kenneth Cole said it was some of the best food he's ever put in his mouth. She catered some huge art gallery party and people said that the food was more innovative and visually stunning than what was hanging on the wall.
The staff she had for my event was amazing. The same sensibilities as my attendees and they were so attentive to everyone's needs. I had someone who was on a gluten-free diet and she mentioned it to the server, next thing you know Elizabeth came out herself with a plate of all the things she could eat. Dylan, the bartender, was amazing...no one had an empty glass. Super professional and personable.
All the food was fabulous. And my crowd is hugely picky. The presentation, placement of flowers, serving vessels.. all genius. The temperature of the food was perfect. I still don't know how everything was timed so beautifully. Even the rental company she uses was on time for both pick-up and delivery. My kitchen was left cleaner than before the wedding.
I'm so glad I chose to do this type of food service. Nobody cares about a sit down meal anymore. But different little tasty things throughout the evening was more of a fun surprise for everyone. They didn't know what was around the corner. I had a combination of the Asian menu with the California chic wedding and really nothing I could think of would I have omitted. That is rare.
I've had bad meals at a lot of high end restaurants in this town... So the celeb aspect doesn't impress me if I'm not wowed. My husband and I are better cooks than most places in Los Angeles. It averaged out to be about 25-30 pieces per person, I think. Everyone was full, well hydrated and happy by the end of the evening. ...Elizabeth ... she's a miracle worker.