Black Radish Personal Chef & Catering

★★★★★
Our focus is on bringing personalized attention to every single client along with food so delicious it will surprise your guests
  • 6120 Se Gladstone St

    Portland, OR 97206

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  • 503-927-5213

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Chef Heather and her crew catered my wife's 60th birthday for 40 people recently and it couldn't have gone better. The appetizers, especially the tuna tartar, were great starters. The entrees included flatiron steak grilled perfectly, and sole which was moist and not overcooked. The sides, desserts and homemade cornbread (amazing!) were perfect complements. We'll have them back no question in the future. Definitely check them out.

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★★★★★

Chef Heather and her crew catered my wife's 60th birthday for 40 people recently and it couldn't have gone better. The appetizers, especially the tuna tartar, were great starters. The entrees included flatiron steak grilled perfectly, and sole which was moist and not overcooked. The sides, desserts and homemade cornbread (amazing!) were perfect complements. We'll have them back no question in the future. Definitely check them out.

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Wow, What an event!
Fantastic Menu, Delicious food, and great service!
Chef Mader's Black Radish catering was the best!
We had a Birthday party at our home, and Black Radish Catering was the best present ever!
A Signature Cocktail of Spanish Bitter Orange Martini. Appetizers of Spanish Cheeses, Empanadas, and Smoked paprika Prawns. A Main meal of Fish and Chicken Tacos, and to finish a desert of Almond cake with lemon cream.
All Stunningly presented with fresh flowers
I highly recommend Black Radish! We will be calling them again in the near future!

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★★★★★

Wow, What an event!
Fantastic Menu, Delicious food, and great service!
Chef Mader's Black Radish catering was the best!
We had a Birthday party at our home, and Black Radish Catering was the best present ever!
A Signature Cocktail of Spanish Bitter Orange Martini. Appetizers of Spanish Cheeses, Empanadas, and Smoked paprika Prawns. A Main meal of Fish and Chicken Tacos, and to finish a desert of Almond cake with lemon cream.
All Stunningly presented with fresh flowers
I highly recommend Black Radish! We will be calling them again in the near future!

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My husband and I started using Chef Mader's regular home service almost two months ago. Heather initially sat down with us and took a detailed look at our likes and dislikes and has managed to, week after week, deliver exactly what we've been looking for - healthy, yet delicious and satisfying meals for our family.

Even though she always asks if we have special requests, every week is like Christmas for us. We can't wait to see what she'll bring! It seems she can make anything taste great! Her repertoire is enormous, but she does have a special touch with Indian dishes, which have been some of our favorites.

Knowing that we will have easy, fantastic, nutritious meals during the week means we have more time in our lives to do the things we wouldn't have to time to do otherwise, like exercising more. We have no regrets whatsoever!

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★★★★★

My husband and I started using Chef Mader's regular home service almost two months ago. Heather initially sat down with us and took a detailed look at our likes and dislikes and has managed to, week after week, deliver exactly what we've been looking for - healthy, yet delicious and satisfying meals for our family.

Even though she always asks if we have special requests, every week is like Christmas for us. We can't wait to see what she'll bring! It seems she can make anything taste great! Her repertoire is enormous, but she does have a special touch with Indian dishes, which have been some of our favorites.

Knowing that we will have easy, fantastic, nutritious meals during the week means we have more time in our lives to do the things we wouldn't have to time to do otherwise, like exercising more. We have no regrets whatsoever!

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I was looking for something special for my wife's birthday that would be both memorable and easy. Anyone can go to a restaurant but how often can you have it come to youchef included!

My wife is from the south. There is nothing she loves more than the ultimate comfort food. But a couldnt make it easy. No it had to be gluten and dairy free. I know I know southern cooking without butter! Chef Mader had her marching orders and they werent easy.

Chef Mader brought everything except the wine. My wife and guests sat comfortably in our home and were served a wonderful three course meal that I have no doubt they will remember.

It was a slice of heaven.

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★★★★★

I was looking for something special for my wife's birthday that would be both memorable and easy. Anyone can go to a restaurant but how often can you have it come to youchef included!

My wife is from the south. There is nothing she loves more than the ultimate comfort food. But a couldnt make it easy. No it had to be gluten and dairy free. I know I know southern cooking without butter! Chef Mader had her marching orders and they werent easy.

Chef Mader brought everything except the wine. My wife and guests sat comfortably in our home and were served a wonderful three course meal that I have no doubt they will remember.

It was a slice of heaven.

Pros: Wonderful food, presentation and service.

Cons: She stopped cooking!

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I interviewed several caterers for a surprise party I was planning for my partner's birthday. As soon as I spoke to Heather I knew she was my first choice. Although my party was small compared to a big wedding, I never felt like it was low on her priority list. And when the guest list went from 45 to 70 people, Heather was quick to adjust.\r
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She took charge of the menu which is what I needed since I had many other details to plan. Her use of local and seasonal ingredients made the menu feel more personal. Plus she easily made accommodations for the vegans in our group and my special request for chocolate chip cookies for dessert.\r
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Presentation was gorgeous and food was as good as it looked!

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★★★★★

I interviewed several caterers for a surprise party I was planning for my partner's birthday. As soon as I spoke to Heather I knew she was my first choice. Although my party was small compared to a big wedding, I never felt like it was low on her priority list. And when the guest list went from 45 to 70 people, Heather was quick to adjust.\r
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She took charge of the menu which is what I needed since I had many other details to plan. Her use of local and seasonal ingredients made the menu feel more personal. Plus she easily made accommodations for the vegans in our group and my special request for chocolate chip cookies for dessert.\r
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Presentation was gorgeous and food was as good as it looked!

Pros: delicious food, beautiful presentation and flexible too!

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Chef Heather prepared the most wonderful Mother's Day dinner for my family! It was a relaxing way to be celebrated as a mom. Everything she prepared was high quality, beautifully displayed and delicious. Heather and her staff are pleasant, positive and professional. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.

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★★★★★

Chef Heather prepared the most wonderful Mother's Day dinner for my family! It was a relaxing way to be celebrated as a mom. Everything she prepared was high quality, beautifully displayed and delicious. Heather and her staff are pleasant, positive and professional. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.

Pros: excellent food, great attitude

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Heather Mader, chef of Black Radish Personal Chef & Catering, is not only an incredibly talented chef - but viewing the presentation of her dishes is like visiting an art gallery filled with photographs of mouth watering food, surrounded by gorgeous floral arrangements. She catered my husband's surprise birthday party for 37 at a Portland wine bar. She created a menu that met all tastes - meat-lovers, fish-eater, and vegetarians. Heather is willing to work around food preferences, food allergies, and specialty diets. I cannot say enough about the food and presentation that this young lady puts out there! Rave reviews about her food from our party guests, as well as requests for her cards! Five star all of the way!

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★★★★★

Heather Mader, chef of Black Radish Personal Chef & Catering, is not only an incredibly talented chef - but viewing the presentation of her dishes is like visiting an art gallery filled with photographs of mouth watering food, surrounded by gorgeous floral arrangements. She catered my husband's surprise birthday party for 37 at a Portland wine bar. She created a menu that met all tastes - meat-lovers, fish-eater, and vegetarians. Heather is willing to work around food preferences, food allergies, and specialty diets. I cannot say enough about the food and presentation that this young lady puts out there! Rave reviews about her food from our party guests, as well as requests for her cards! Five star all of the way!

Pros: incredible food and artistic presentation

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Chef Heather prepared spectacular food for our small family reunion. Her descriptions of the menu suggestions were absolutely spot-on and she delivered exactly what she promised. Not only was every dish mouthwatering, the platters were so gorgeous we took photos! Overcoming the adversity of a 97 degree day, Heather and her staff cooked and served in a timely, friendly, and seemingly effortless manner. Hands down, Black Radish Catering is a winner!

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Chef Heather prepared spectacular food for our small family reunion. Her descriptions of the menu suggestions were absolutely spot-on and she delivered exactly what she promised. Not only was every dish mouthwatering, the platters were so gorgeous we took photos! Overcoming the adversity of a 97 degree day, Heather and her staff cooked and served in a timely, friendly, and seemingly effortless manner. Hands down, Black Radish Catering is a winner!

Pros: Professional Service, Fabulous Food, Fun & Friendly Staff

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Heather catered the appetizers/sides for my sister-in-law's Baby Shower and made the most delicious tea sandwiches and wraps - plus some lovely, stylish and tasty fruit skewers. Perfect for our event. Her creative presentation made such a great impression on our guests and added such panache.\r
Her tea sandwiches were better than the ones we had at tea in London! All 22 guests are still raving about it. \r
Heather was so sweet and her food such a great value for the money - next time I'll have Heather cater the whole party!

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Heather catered the appetizers/sides for my sister-in-law's Baby Shower and made the most delicious tea sandwiches and wraps - plus some lovely, stylish and tasty fruit skewers. Perfect for our event. Her creative presentation made such a great impression on our guests and added such panache.\r
Her tea sandwiches were better than the ones we had at tea in London! All 22 guests are still raving about it. \r
Heather was so sweet and her food such a great value for the money - next time I'll have Heather cater the whole party!

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I wanted to do something different for my birthday, so my husband and I decided to have a special meal catered to us at home. Chef Heather presented us with an excellent proposal (she really listened to what we liked) and we went for it. While our children enjoyed time with a family friend upstairs, we indulged in the most fabulous three course meal, complete with wine, fabulous conversation and romance.\r
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Chef Heather is a consummate professional. The food was well presented and out of this world. She made the preparation and clean up seem effortless. The best part of the evening (excluding a wonderful meal with my husband sans children) was Heather's smile and friendly demeanor. She made us feel at ease and happy to be a part of my special occasion.\r
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I would highly recommend Black Radish, especially Chef Heather, and we hope to use her services again in the near future!

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★★★★★

I wanted to do something different for my birthday, so my husband and I decided to have a special meal catered to us at home. Chef Heather presented us with an excellent proposal (she really listened to what we liked) and we went for it. While our children enjoyed time with a family friend upstairs, we indulged in the most fabulous three course meal, complete with wine, fabulous conversation and romance.\r
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Chef Heather is a consummate professional. The food was well presented and out of this world. She made the preparation and clean up seem effortless. The best part of the evening (excluding a wonderful meal with my husband sans children) was Heather's smile and friendly demeanor. She made us feel at ease and happy to be a part of my special occasion.\r
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I would highly recommend Black Radish, especially Chef Heather, and we hope to use her services again in the near future!

Pros: Fantastic service, Consultative Approach, Outstanding Food

Cons: Absolutely none!

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Not only was the food beautifully presented and delicious, but Chef Heather was so gracious to chat with me about some of the dishes. She was kind and fun to talk to. It was pure tastebud heaven!

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★★★★★

Not only was the food beautifully presented and delicious, but Chef Heather was so gracious to chat with me about some of the dishes. She was kind and fun to talk to. It was pure tastebud heaven!

Pros: Delicious, creative, unique, fresh, beautiful presentation

Cons: None.

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Heather made our birthday party absolutely AWESOME! Besides being an amazing organizer, recommender of outstanding food and outstanding chef she also has a very warm heart and great way about her. She felt immediately at home in our kitchen which made us relax and feel ""at-home"" with her there. We can't imagine another event without her being a part of it. We feel blessed that we found Heather and will definitely invite her back!

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Heather made our birthday party absolutely AWESOME! Besides being an amazing organizer, recommender of outstanding food and outstanding chef she also has a very warm heart and great way about her. She felt immediately at home in our kitchen which made us relax and feel ""at-home"" with her there. We can't imagine another event without her being a part of it. We feel blessed that we found Heather and will definitely invite her back!

Pros: Amazing food, style and presentation!

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Black Radish catered my end of fall backyard BBQ, and they made this really delicious grilled tofu for the vegetarian along with the yummy grilled meat. The rub was good enough to make you not taste the ribs. Brittany is super easy to work with and relaxed. Will definitely call her when I need a caterer again.

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Black Radish catered my end of fall backyard BBQ, and they made this really delicious grilled tofu for the vegetarian along with the yummy grilled meat. The rub was good enough to make you not taste the ribs. Brittany is super easy to work with and relaxed. Will definitely call her when I need a caterer again.

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We had Heather teach a class to members of a non profit, and it was very fun. We enjoyed it and look forward to having her teach another class!

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We had Heather teach a class to members of a non profit, and it was very fun. We enjoyed it and look forward to having her teach another class!

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Flourish creates events for women in Portland to connect socially, enjoy great food and wine, engage in stimulating conversation and hear an interesting and inspiring speaker. Our monthly ""salon"" events bring together women from all over the area. Chef Mader of the Black Radish catered our August Meditation Salon to rave reviews from all of the women who attended. She not only created an interesting and delicious menu, she made everything from scratch using the wonderful and colorful bounty from our local farmers market! Heather creates interesting, unique and beautiful buffet presentations and understands the diverse dietary needs that occur within a group. She is efficient, dependable and works with your budget to create a WOW experience for your guests. We will be calling on Heather for many more Flourish events and I personally recommend her highly for catering or as your own personal chef.

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Flourish creates events for women in Portland to connect socially, enjoy great food and wine, engage in stimulating conversation and hear an interesting and inspiring speaker. Our monthly ""salon"" events bring together women from all over the area. Chef Mader of the Black Radish catered our August Meditation Salon to rave reviews from all of the women who attended. She not only created an interesting and delicious menu, she made everything from scratch using the wonderful and colorful bounty from our local farmers market! Heather creates interesting, unique and beautiful buffet presentations and understands the diverse dietary needs that occur within a group. She is efficient, dependable and works with your budget to create a WOW experience for your guests. We will be calling on Heather for many more Flourish events and I personally recommend her highly for catering or as your own personal chef.

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I hope that Chef Mader is able to have as good of a party as she prepared for me a few months ago. The food she prepared for my guests was delectable and enjoyed by all.\r
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Happy Birthday - enjoy your day - you helped to make mine very memorable! Thanks, Janet

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I hope that Chef Mader is able to have as good of a party as she prepared for me a few months ago. The food she prepared for my guests was delectable and enjoyed by all.\r
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Happy Birthday - enjoy your day - you helped to make mine very memorable! Thanks, Janet

Pros: Variety of food and nicely presented

Cons: because of higher fuel prices etc. the final bill was more than her orignal contract

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Our family hired Heather a couple months ago to prepare meals for our aging mom whose doctors had recently given her some dietary restriction. Heather has been incredible in accommodating Mom's special food needs, offering her own suggestions and insights from years of experience in handling similar situations. Heather has an impressive work ethic; arriving promptly, working efficiently, leaves the kitchen spotless, and the freezer filled with an incredibly variety of awesome meals! The chicken enchiladas are one of Mom's favorites! And the stew, and the Thai Chicken, and the..... Okay, she loves ALL of it! Along with being a great personal chef in terms of what she produces, Heather is an engaging person who makes those ""business interactions"" friendly and enjoyable.

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★★★★★

Our family hired Heather a couple months ago to prepare meals for our aging mom whose doctors had recently given her some dietary restriction. Heather has been incredible in accommodating Mom's special food needs, offering her own suggestions and insights from years of experience in handling similar situations. Heather has an impressive work ethic; arriving promptly, working efficiently, leaves the kitchen spotless, and the freezer filled with an incredibly variety of awesome meals! The chicken enchiladas are one of Mom's favorites! And the stew, and the Thai Chicken, and the..... Okay, she loves ALL of it! Along with being a great personal chef in terms of what she produces, Heather is an engaging person who makes those ""business interactions"" friendly and enjoyable.

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Black Radish was recommended to me after I decided that I didn't want to go on yet another diet but actually make some lasting changes. Because I live alone and have a very busy schedule I never cooked for myself and ate fast food or take out for most meals. Chef Heather has been very accomadating and attentive to my requests. Having this service is like having elves come and make meals; the only sign that Chef Heather has been there is a freezer full of delicious food and the lingering smell of home cooking. I have lost 22 pounds since 4th of July and never feel like I am dieting, the meals are so satisfying. I can not recommend Black Radish highly enough; it has been everything I hoped for and more.

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★★★★★

Black Radish was recommended to me after I decided that I didn't want to go on yet another diet but actually make some lasting changes. Because I live alone and have a very busy schedule I never cooked for myself and ate fast food or take out for most meals. Chef Heather has been very accomadating and attentive to my requests. Having this service is like having elves come and make meals; the only sign that Chef Heather has been there is a freezer full of delicious food and the lingering smell of home cooking. I have lost 22 pounds since 4th of July and never feel like I am dieting, the meals are so satisfying. I can not recommend Black Radish highly enough; it has been everything I hoped for and more.

Pros: So easy - So satifying - So Great!

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We decided to use our baby shower gift money to give ourselves a break when the baby was born and not worry about cooking! ...and that was 6 months ago and there's no end in sight! We absolutely love Black Radish's service and of course the amazing dinners we eat every night! Chef Mader is also very creative with the quirky diet of a new mom. Chef Mader is a warm, wonderful person who is an exceptional personal chef.

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We decided to use our baby shower gift money to give ourselves a break when the baby was born and not worry about cooking! ...and that was 6 months ago and there's no end in sight! We absolutely love Black Radish's service and of course the amazing dinners we eat every night! Chef Mader is also very creative with the quirky diet of a new mom. Chef Mader is a warm, wonderful person who is an exceptional personal chef.

Pros: Flexible scheduling, Great value, Great service, Great variety, Great food!

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Our small business has had the privilege of recently having a full meal provided by Heather at Black Radish ? we'd been working a lot of long hours and so we were hoping for something really good to keep us going during a particularly grueling project.\r
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Heather treated us with a meal of enchiladas that simply defied description. I speak for everyone here at our office when I say that this was the single most delicious meal we have had here in a long, long time. We regularly go out to some pretty amazing local restaurants to keep troop moral high but nothing (and I mean nothing!) in recent memory compared to what Heather and Black Radish provided for us. I can't overstate how simply awesome her food is.\r
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I would highly recommend Black Radish without hesitation for both personal chef services and corporate functions. While a great many caterers out there are simply so-so or 'pretty good', food from Black Radish stands alone as mind-blowing - yes, you read that right MIND-BLOWING. Treat your employees right and have Black Radish do your catering from now on - you'll be so addicted and impressed that I guarantee you'll want to try Black Radish personal chef services at your home too. Portland has a lot of caterers and personal chefs, Black Radish sets the bar for everyone else, hands down.\r
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Our small business has had the privilege of recently having a full meal provided by Heather at Black Radish ? we'd been working a lot of long hours and so we were hoping for something really good to keep us going during a particularly grueling project.\r
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Heather treated us with a meal of enchiladas that simply defied description. I speak for everyone here at our office when I say that this was the single most delicious meal we have had here in a long, long time. We regularly go out to some pretty amazing local restaurants to keep troop moral high but nothing (and I mean nothing!) in recent memory compared to what Heather and Black Radish provided for us. I can't overstate how simply awesome her food is.\r
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I would highly recommend Black Radish without hesitation for both personal chef services and corporate functions. While a great many caterers out there are simply so-so or 'pretty good', food from Black Radish stands alone as mind-blowing - yes, you read that right MIND-BLOWING. Treat your employees right and have Black Radish do your catering from now on - you'll be so addicted and impressed that I guarantee you'll want to try Black Radish personal chef services at your home too. Portland has a lot of caterers and personal chefs, Black Radish sets the bar for everyone else, hands down.\r
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Pros: Amazing Food, Amazing Service, Amazing Friendly Smile - Best of Class is an Understatement.

Cons: Absolutely NONE!

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In the spring, my husband and I decided we wanted to lose weight before his son's wedding in June. We knew we would need help with lower calorie healthy meals and considered the systems that mail you meals, but friends advised against it. So we researched personal chefs and found Black Radish. Chef Heather was experienced cooking South Beach Diet meals for other customers. We started her service in April and John has lost 40 pounds already -- plus lowered his bad cholesterol and raised his good one! The meals are delicious, convenient and tailored to our tastes. Black Radish has been an excellent investment in our health and happiness!

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★★★★★

In the spring, my husband and I decided we wanted to lose weight before his son's wedding in June. We knew we would need help with lower calorie healthy meals and considered the systems that mail you meals, but friends advised against it. So we researched personal chefs and found Black Radish. Chef Heather was experienced cooking South Beach Diet meals for other customers. We started her service in April and John has lost 40 pounds already -- plus lowered his bad cholesterol and raised his good one! The meals are delicious, convenient and tailored to our tastes. Black Radish has been an excellent investment in our health and happiness!

Pros: Personalized menus, delicious recipes

Cons: None!

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I had chef Heather cook for my party in June. EVERYTHING was PERFECT from start (since the planning phase) to finish (my kitchen was left spotless). She and her crew showed up on time. The preparation and presentation was in itself ""eye food"", more importantly, the taste and smell was excellent. The crew was attentive and professional. My guests were all happy and constantly raved about the food. The party was talked about for days. I wanted to use her service again for another party 3 weeks later but, unfortunately, she was booked :(\r
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I highly recommend chef Heather. I will definitely use her again for my next party.

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★★★★★

I had chef Heather cook for my party in June. EVERYTHING was PERFECT from start (since the planning phase) to finish (my kitchen was left spotless). She and her crew showed up on time. The preparation and presentation was in itself ""eye food"", more importantly, the taste and smell was excellent. The crew was attentive and professional. My guests were all happy and constantly raved about the food. The party was talked about for days. I wanted to use her service again for another party 3 weeks later but, unfortunately, she was booked :(\r
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I highly recommend chef Heather. I will definitely use her again for my next party.

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Chef Heather and her team helped to provide the most delicious food and presentation for a surprise birthday party for my husband. While I was running around picking up out-of-town guests and doing last minute preparations for the surprises I had planned for the evening, they were calmly putting together the most amazing dinner. The presentation was so beautiful with Heather's colorful platters and flowers. It was an inviting display to the wonderful treat that awaited our taste buds. She is truly an artist! All of our guests absolutely raved about the food, and I was so thrilled to have been the one to introduce this exceptional chef to my group of friends. I am happy to report that my husband was completely surprised. Heather's food and service was a fantastic present for all of us!

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★★★★★

Chef Heather and her team helped to provide the most delicious food and presentation for a surprise birthday party for my husband. While I was running around picking up out-of-town guests and doing last minute preparations for the surprises I had planned for the evening, they were calmly putting together the most amazing dinner. The presentation was so beautiful with Heather's colorful platters and flowers. It was an inviting display to the wonderful treat that awaited our taste buds. She is truly an artist! All of our guests absolutely raved about the food, and I was so thrilled to have been the one to introduce this exceptional chef to my group of friends. I am happy to report that my husband was completely surprised. Heather's food and service was a fantastic present for all of us!

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Black Radish has changed our lives!! Heather does everything and her food is amazing. If you are looking to incorporate healthy new foods into your lifestyle, Heather can help plan, execute and design personal menus for you and your family.

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Black Radish has changed our lives!! Heather does everything and her food is amazing. If you are looking to incorporate healthy new foods into your lifestyle, Heather can help plan, execute and design personal menus for you and your family.

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When our second child was born, our friends set us up with a week's worth of meals from Black Radish. Heather did a great job of accomodating our dietary needs, and created some fantastic, tasty meals. She also packaged everything for us in 2-person portions in freezer containers, so that we could freeze the food and use it over 2 or 3 weeks. This is a perfect gift for parents with new babies at home! Highly recommended!

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When our second child was born, our friends set us up with a week's worth of meals from Black Radish. Heather did a great job of accomodating our dietary needs, and created some fantastic, tasty meals. She also packaged everything for us in 2-person portions in freezer containers, so that we could freeze the food and use it over 2 or 3 weeks. This is a perfect gift for parents with new babies at home! Highly recommended!

Pros: Packaged for freezing in right-sized portions

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I'm a Registered Dietitian (as well as a personal trainer and Pilates instructor), and I help my clients reach and maintain their nutrition, health, and fitness goals; and I'm very proud to say that Chef Mader is a great addition to helping my clients do this successfully! I've experienced her food first hand and I'm proud to say that I know her as a great person and as a gifted chef. She has the magic touch and know how to make healthy vegan, vegetarian and gluten free food (as well as specializing orders in just about any way you prefer), while keeping it all truly decadent. Many of my clients and friends do not think these two words can coexist to describe food, so if you're skeptical, just give Chef Mader a jingle and you'll know I'm referring to. It's hard to say which is better: her delicious food or her impeccable professional service. Either way, you will be more than pleasantly surprised by Heather and her food. Her meals freeze great too, which make her entrees a great addition to my own weekly meal creations, especially when I'm short on time. Plus, I can savor and enjoy every bite of her food knowing it is at the very top for quality, health, and flavor. Her vegan brownie bites are a definite favorite of mine (I cherish every bite last one), and I'm continuously wowed by all her ethnic, unique creations. So don't hesitate, call her today to begin your journey to enjoying Chef Mader's healthy, and decadent, meal service!

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I'm a Registered Dietitian (as well as a personal trainer and Pilates instructor), and I help my clients reach and maintain their nutrition, health, and fitness goals; and I'm very proud to say that Chef Mader is a great addition to helping my clients do this successfully! I've experienced her food first hand and I'm proud to say that I know her as a great person and as a gifted chef. She has the magic touch and know how to make healthy vegan, vegetarian and gluten free food (as well as specializing orders in just about any way you prefer), while keeping it all truly decadent. Many of my clients and friends do not think these two words can coexist to describe food, so if you're skeptical, just give Chef Mader a jingle and you'll know I'm referring to. It's hard to say which is better: her delicious food or her impeccable professional service. Either way, you will be more than pleasantly surprised by Heather and her food. Her meals freeze great too, which make her entrees a great addition to my own weekly meal creations, especially when I'm short on time. Plus, I can savor and enjoy every bite of her food knowing it is at the very top for quality, health, and flavor. Her vegan brownie bites are a definite favorite of mine (I cherish every bite last one), and I'm continuously wowed by all her ethnic, unique creations. So don't hesitate, call her today to begin your journey to enjoying Chef Mader's healthy, and decadent, meal service!

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Having Chef Heather has been a real treat. Its like Christmas every week, we receive our meals and open all our containers to experience the wonderful flavors and freshness of our meals. Heather incorporates our request in each service, as well as, gives us a chefs surprise, we love this!! Having this service has given me a piece of mind knowing I am doing the best for my family and myself, by having healthy meals and not eating fast foods and/or processed items for convenience and time sake. Heather's service has also given me back precious time!!!! The time spent on deciding what to cook, buying food, preparing food, cooking food, and serving the food, has been a struggle to find the balance between quality and time. Thank you Heather for giving us quality and time:)

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Having Chef Heather has been a real treat. Its like Christmas every week, we receive our meals and open all our containers to experience the wonderful flavors and freshness of our meals. Heather incorporates our request in each service, as well as, gives us a chefs surprise, we love this!! Having this service has given me a piece of mind knowing I am doing the best for my family and myself, by having healthy meals and not eating fast foods and/or processed items for convenience and time sake. Heather's service has also given me back precious time!!!! The time spent on deciding what to cook, buying food, preparing food, cooking food, and serving the food, has been a struggle to find the balance between quality and time. Thank you Heather for giving us quality and time:)

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We have been consistently happy with our personal chef service. Chef Heather is an amazing cook and a wonderful person. After the birth of our second child I needed a way to feed healthy meals to my family. I was overwhelmed with the care of my children and had no time to even think about preparing dinner. Thanks to Chef Heather I do not have to shop, chop, and prepare dinners anymore and this service allows me to spend the precious little free time I have with my family! Chef Heather is extremely professional and makes amazing food. I would highly recommend her to my friends and family and her prices are extremely reasonable. Enjoy!

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We have been consistently happy with our personal chef service. Chef Heather is an amazing cook and a wonderful person. After the birth of our second child I needed a way to feed healthy meals to my family. I was overwhelmed with the care of my children and had no time to even think about preparing dinner. Thanks to Chef Heather I do not have to shop, chop, and prepare dinners anymore and this service allows me to spend the precious little free time I have with my family! Chef Heather is extremely professional and makes amazing food. I would highly recommend her to my friends and family and her prices are extremely reasonable. Enjoy!

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I wanted to give my busy, stressed-out, pregnant daughter-in-law something that would REALLY help her. Black Radish to the rescue! Chef Heather Mader showed up with a 2-week, family-oriented package of meals that has been praised for both quality and quantity. Now, my daughter-in-law can go off to work in the morning and know that dinner will be ready when she gets home. And, for me, the price point was a welcome surprise. I expect to use Black Radish again and again.

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★★★★★

I wanted to give my busy, stressed-out, pregnant daughter-in-law something that would REALLY help her. Black Radish to the rescue! Chef Heather Mader showed up with a 2-week, family-oriented package of meals that has been praised for both quality and quantity. Now, my daughter-in-law can go off to work in the morning and know that dinner will be ready when she gets home. And, for me, the price point was a welcome surprise. I expect to use Black Radish again and again.

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I highly reccomend Chef Heather! I'm a busy personal trainer seeking healthy food alternatives for the days I don't have time to cook for myself. I was pleased with the outstanding food selection Heather offers as well as home delivery and food is deliciouse!

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★★★★★

I highly reccomend Chef Heather! I'm a busy personal trainer seeking healthy food alternatives for the days I don't have time to cook for myself. I was pleased with the outstanding food selection Heather offers as well as home delivery and food is deliciouse!

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This was our first time using a personal chef service. What a treat having delicious and healthy Vegan food prepared for us for the week ahead! The Jicama salad, the Indian curry, and the special huckleberry cobbler were the first casualties of our appetites. We have not enjoyed eating at home like this in years. Thank you Heather!

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★★★★★

This was our first time using a personal chef service. What a treat having delicious and healthy Vegan food prepared for us for the week ahead! The Jicama salad, the Indian curry, and the special huckleberry cobbler were the first casualties of our appetites. We have not enjoyed eating at home like this in years. Thank you Heather!

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Being an extremely busy working mom I was having such a hard time with having dinner at home (we were eating out at least 3-4 times per week). I am so thankful we have found Chef Heather, I get off of work and come home to wonderful, healthy meals that my whole family enjoys. I also get more quality time with loved ones since I am not spending time at the grocery store or cooking! Heather is an amazing chef and takes the time to make sure everyone in my family is happy with the meals she cooks. I would recommend Chef Heather to anyone that is looking for healthy, amazing meals for themselves or their family.

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★★★★★

Being an extremely busy working mom I was having such a hard time with having dinner at home (we were eating out at least 3-4 times per week). I am so thankful we have found Chef Heather, I get off of work and come home to wonderful, healthy meals that my whole family enjoys. I also get more quality time with loved ones since I am not spending time at the grocery store or cooking! Heather is an amazing chef and takes the time to make sure everyone in my family is happy with the meals she cooks. I would recommend Chef Heather to anyone that is looking for healthy, amazing meals for themselves or their family.

Pros: Perfect, Perfect, Perfect!

Cons: NONE :-)

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Heather helped us put on a surprise party. The party was for adults and children. Heather prepared food that was fantastic and very appealing to the eye. The kids loved her food as well. She was super organized, had everything prepared ahead of time and the party was a smash! This will not be the last party Heather does for our company and we would recommend her to anyone for any situation.

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★★★★★

Heather helped us put on a surprise party. The party was for adults and children. Heather prepared food that was fantastic and very appealing to the eye. The kids loved her food as well. She was super organized, had everything prepared ahead of time and the party was a smash! This will not be the last party Heather does for our company and we would recommend her to anyone for any situation.

Pros: Incredible food

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Chef Heather and her staff created a fabulous dinner for 30 people. The hors d'voures were delicious as were the main entrees. The entire dinner was a treat, especially the onion tart, steak and salmon. We also enjoyed the chocolate brownies and strawberries with creme.\r
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Chef Heather was very professional in the manner she presented the food and in her interactions with the guests. I would highly recommend her.

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★★★★★

Chef Heather and her staff created a fabulous dinner for 30 people. The hors d'voures were delicious as were the main entrees. The entire dinner was a treat, especially the onion tart, steak and salmon. We also enjoyed the chocolate brownies and strawberries with creme.\r
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Chef Heather was very professional in the manner she presented the food and in her interactions with the guests. I would highly recommend her.

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Anyone looking for the ultimate in personal chef service won't need to look any further than Black Radish and Heather Mader- Heather was our personal chef for over a year, and in that time our family ALWAYS enjoyed Heather's delicious and healthy meals. I can assure you that Black Radish will exceed your every expectation!!

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★★★★★

Anyone looking for the ultimate in personal chef service won't need to look any further than Black Radish and Heather Mader- Heather was our personal chef for over a year, and in that time our family ALWAYS enjoyed Heather's delicious and healthy meals. I can assure you that Black Radish will exceed your every expectation!!

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This is the first time that I have written a review, but I feel that strongly about Chef Mader and all that she offers. As a busy mom with two young children, dinner did not come easy for us. Chef Mader changed that. Imagine this...you don't have to think ""what is for dinner?"", you don't have to run to the grocery store at the last minute, you have more time with your family, and you sit down to a meal that tastes ""out of this world"", and is healthy!! Do you know how much time she has given back to me? And I haven't even stressed how great her meals tastes....Extraordinary!! Give a gift to yourself, and your family?call her. You can have it all, time with your family and a great dinner to sit down to.

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★★★★★

This is the first time that I have written a review, but I feel that strongly about Chef Mader and all that she offers. As a busy mom with two young children, dinner did not come easy for us. Chef Mader changed that. Imagine this...you don't have to think ""what is for dinner?"", you don't have to run to the grocery store at the last minute, you have more time with your family, and you sit down to a meal that tastes ""out of this world"", and is healthy!! Do you know how much time she has given back to me? And I haven't even stressed how great her meals tastes....Extraordinary!! Give a gift to yourself, and your family?call her. You can have it all, time with your family and a great dinner to sit down to.

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Hands down the best meal I've ever had! My fiance and I had a Black Radish meal for his birthday, and the steak was so tender we cut it with a butter knife. Unbelievable blue cheese mashed potatoes. The chef is a pro -- she finds her way around your kitchen so you can just relax while she's cooking, and then enjoy the meal. I would recommend this extremely highly to anyone looking for a chef for family meals, catered events, or romantic dinners for two. The chef is extremely creative and very professional. Am recommending Black Radish to everyone I know. Absolutely the best meal ever!

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★★★★★

Hands down the best meal I've ever had! My fiance and I had a Black Radish meal for his birthday, and the steak was so tender we cut it with a butter knife. Unbelievable blue cheese mashed potatoes. The chef is a pro -- she finds her way around your kitchen so you can just relax while she's cooking, and then enjoy the meal. I would recommend this extremely highly to anyone looking for a chef for family meals, catered events, or romantic dinners for two. The chef is extremely creative and very professional. Am recommending Black Radish to everyone I know. Absolutely the best meal ever!

Pros: Delicious customized menu, professional service

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My family is a cook's nightmare (mine) or, if you are Chef Mader, an exciting challenge. At our initial meeting she took down lots of notes on all of our family members' many, many likes and dislikes and actually came up with several menu choices where we could all sit down and eat the same dinner! It wasn't easy...one person can't have tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant or peppers. One kid likes rice, one doesn't. My husband doesn't like most vegetables and definitely not mixed in with anything! And, I have gone through a few diet phases that Heather has easily accommodated. She has been cooking for us weekly now for a few years and continues to surprise us with new taste sensations. I don't have to dread each evening the inevitable question ""What's for dinner?"" Now, after a busy day, I just look over my weekly menu and ask everyone what they feel like eating tonight. When I do cook, it's because I want to and its fun. I love Heather's food and she has a wonderful personality to go with it. On my cookdate each week, she shops for the all organic ingredients before arriving, always arrives when she is supposed to, works quickly and leaves the kitchen sparkling. I highly recommend Heather without any reservations!

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★★★★★

My family is a cook's nightmare (mine) or, if you are Chef Mader, an exciting challenge. At our initial meeting she took down lots of notes on all of our family members' many, many likes and dislikes and actually came up with several menu choices where we could all sit down and eat the same dinner! It wasn't easy...one person can't have tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant or peppers. One kid likes rice, one doesn't. My husband doesn't like most vegetables and definitely not mixed in with anything! And, I have gone through a few diet phases that Heather has easily accommodated. She has been cooking for us weekly now for a few years and continues to surprise us with new taste sensations. I don't have to dread each evening the inevitable question ""What's for dinner?"" Now, after a busy day, I just look over my weekly menu and ask everyone what they feel like eating tonight. When I do cook, it's because I want to and its fun. I love Heather's food and she has a wonderful personality to go with it. On my cookdate each week, she shops for the all organic ingredients before arriving, always arrives when she is supposed to, works quickly and leaves the kitchen sparkling. I highly recommend Heather without any reservations!

Pros: I know my family is getting fresh, organic, healthy, great tasting homecooked meals that they'll love!

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I came across Heather with Black Radish after finding out I was gluten intolerant and needed to drastically change my diet. On the phone she was professional, friendly and passionate about her cooking. We set up a consultation to discuss her services, after meeting with her I was blown away by her thoroughness, customized menu ideas and the fact that she is just an all around great person. Now the important part, how was the food? \r
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The food is incredible! I have it set up where she comes to my house 2 times a month and prepares my dinners. I have had everything from Jalapeno Lime Steak Fajitas, Carrot Ginger Soup, Strawberry Spinach Salad with Sesame Seed Encrusted Salmon and my absolute favorite - Gluten Free Brownies made without any refined sugars!!! The brownies are a must if you obtain Heather's services, regardless of whether or not you are on a special diet. I have never eaten better or healthier and highly recomend Black Radish Personal Chef Service.

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★★★★★

I came across Heather with Black Radish after finding out I was gluten intolerant and needed to drastically change my diet. On the phone she was professional, friendly and passionate about her cooking. We set up a consultation to discuss her services, after meeting with her I was blown away by her thoroughness, customized menu ideas and the fact that she is just an all around great person. Now the important part, how was the food? \r
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The food is incredible! I have it set up where she comes to my house 2 times a month and prepares my dinners. I have had everything from Jalapeno Lime Steak Fajitas, Carrot Ginger Soup, Strawberry Spinach Salad with Sesame Seed Encrusted Salmon and my absolute favorite - Gluten Free Brownies made without any refined sugars!!! The brownies are a must if you obtain Heather's services, regardless of whether or not you are on a special diet. I have never eaten better or healthier and highly recomend Black Radish Personal Chef Service.

Pros: Customized menus, incredible meals, surprisingly affordable

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I think I've died and gone to heaven! Heather comes, cooks, cleans and leaves me with a weeks worth of nutritional meals for my family! Her easy-going nature and love of cooking makes her a delight to be around! I have tried a handful of other personal chef services but none come even close to the quality, taste and professionalism of Heather's Black Radish service!

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★★★★★

I think I've died and gone to heaven! Heather comes, cooks, cleans and leaves me with a weeks worth of nutritional meals for my family! Her easy-going nature and love of cooking makes her a delight to be around! I have tried a handful of other personal chef services but none come even close to the quality, taste and professionalism of Heather's Black Radish service!

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I love finger foods and appetizers and was in taste bud heaven when Heather put together our companies munchies for our float building party. She had beautiful presentation and all of the food complemented each other without ever over powering one particular dish. The asparagus was my personal favorite however with little or no persuasion I could be compelled to state that anything she served was my favorite if someone wanted me to.

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★★★★★

I love finger foods and appetizers and was in taste bud heaven when Heather put together our companies munchies for our float building party. She had beautiful presentation and all of the food complemented each other without ever over powering one particular dish. The asparagus was my personal favorite however with little or no persuasion I could be compelled to state that anything she served was my favorite if someone wanted me to.

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I've known Ms. Mader for quite some time, and she's been my chef off and on for years. She made things like bread and cookies for me when it was still ""okay"" to eat them, and grilled chicken and fish when we found out that is what I should be eating instead. I find her to be reliable, hard working, and very interested in my dietary needs. I look forward to having her as my chef whenever possible, and to each and every new dish she dreams up for me and my family as well!

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I've known Ms. Mader for quite some time, and she's been my chef off and on for years. She made things like bread and cookies for me when it was still ""okay"" to eat them, and grilled chicken and fish when we found out that is what I should be eating instead. I find her to be reliable, hard working, and very interested in my dietary needs. I look forward to having her as my chef whenever possible, and to each and every new dish she dreams up for me and my family as well!

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Do you want to set up a beautiful backyard occasion for your favorite friends? Start with the FOOD - and who better to help out with that than Heather Mader, our favorite Gormet in the Garden!\r
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The strawberry covered topiary set center stage, followed immediately with the fresh crab cakes and \r
(what WAS that spicy, hot sauce) accompanying sauces. The table was beconing with fresh, blanched vegetables, assorted finger food (dates,stuffed with blue cheese, who would have thought - delicious), and of course, the DESSERT munchies. She even discussed the recipes with us! \r
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Beautifully displayed and a treat for the taste buds! Can we make this a regular occasion?!

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Do you want to set up a beautiful backyard occasion for your favorite friends? Start with the FOOD - and who better to help out with that than Heather Mader, our favorite Gormet in the Garden!\r
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The strawberry covered topiary set center stage, followed immediately with the fresh crab cakes and \r
(what WAS that spicy, hot sauce) accompanying sauces. The table was beconing with fresh, blanched vegetables, assorted finger food (dates,stuffed with blue cheese, who would have thought - delicious), and of course, the DESSERT munchies. She even discussed the recipes with us! \r
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Beautifully displayed and a treat for the taste buds! Can we make this a regular occasion?!

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Heather 's Crab Cakes are the best Iever had! I loved all the different sauces she used. My kids are now eating their vegtables (WOW can you believe it!) Heather is not only great in the kitchen but she is fun and understands my familys likes and dis-likes, I love that she does the shopping ,and cleans up after she is done. It is nice to come home from work and know that I can spend my time with my family instead of the kitchen. Thank you from the Szatkowski family!

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Heather 's Crab Cakes are the best Iever had! I loved all the different sauces she used. My kids are now eating their vegtables (WOW can you believe it!) Heather is not only great in the kitchen but she is fun and understands my familys likes and dis-likes, I love that she does the shopping ,and cleans up after she is done. It is nice to come home from work and know that I can spend my time with my family instead of the kitchen. Thank you from the Szatkowski family!

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If you are as busy as we are - and wish for easy help with great, everyday, healthy food everyone loves - Chef Heather Mader is a must for you. I was impressed with everything from my first call to the meals themselves. It felt like a luxury at first, but when you think about it, it just flat makes your life better when a daily worry of what to put on the table is taken care of. Thanks again, Heather, you are a life-saver.\r
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Sonja Garber

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If you are as busy as we are - and wish for easy help with great, everyday, healthy food everyone loves - Chef Heather Mader is a must for you. I was impressed with everything from my first call to the meals themselves. It felt like a luxury at first, but when you think about it, it just flat makes your life better when a daily worry of what to put on the table is taken care of. Thanks again, Heather, you are a life-saver.\r
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Sonja Garber

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What a special talent is found with Heather. From presentation to taste - awesome!! Knows just what is needed for the occasion. Call her today to cook up that something special for your event!!\r
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What a special talent is found with Heather. From presentation to taste - awesome!! Knows just what is needed for the occasion. Call her today to cook up that something special for your event!!\r
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