Praise

Angela Neumann posted to yelp on March 12:

Wonderfully delicious!! Chef Zaida prepared all our meals for a beach weekend with family. We were so lucky to have her prepare all our meals for 3 days. Breakfast, Lunch & dinner were tasty beyond our expectation!! All dining experience was a flavorful explosion and presentation.
Chef Zaida was very quick to reply back and very easy to work with. At the last minute I  changed the menu for a special request which she very graciously accepted. We had one vegan in the group, Chef Zaida made a special plate each meal for them.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND her for a delicious private chef experience!

 

Heather Fritz emailed chefzaida.com on January 20:

Chef Zaida was so easy to work with! The food was amazing making our experience fantastic. My friends raved about her food for days! We are planning on using her again and again! You will not be disappointed! I did NOT change a thing from her first menu to me! Absolutely fantastic!

 

Michelle Truax posted to Facebook on July 27:

I was searching for a chef to come and prepare meals on location for a film project in San Diego. I searched several culinary websites and reviews on yelp, FB and other places. I narrowed it down to 3 chefs but I knew in my gut that Chef Zaida was going to be the final pick. She immediately saw vision for my project. She understood it and it was as if she was just immediately in tune to the entire project and all the days and meals involved. We settled on pricing and a meal plan. She was easy to work with and highly accommodating but that was just the beginning.

Chef Zaida and her assistant arrived the first evening well in advance of prep time to ensure everything would go as planned. The 5 star meal was amazing and we were blown away. The following days (I am certain) were a challenge for Chef Zaida as all of our plans were changed due to the filming locations and needs. She was now having to work under major constraints, changes with limitations and still managed to execute BEAUTIFUL and SCRUMPTIOUS meals for our guests, our film crew and our team. Her sensitivity to our project was above and beyond what I could have imagined or expected for anyone in her position. She excelled all expectations. AS A MATTER OF FACT… I had some items that I needed from the store but did not have a vehicle. She did some personal shopping for me. #wow

Lastly, what it all came down to… the meals, the service, the attitude of both she and her assistant were incredible. They prepared meals for up to 15 people at a time and did so with ease. We are so grateful that we will be hiring her on a regular basis for all future projects in the San Diego area. I highly recommend Chef Zaida for ANY occasion!! You will not be disappointed.

OH! And I almost forgot!! What Chef gives you their recipes?? This one. She overheard some of our guests and team raving about certain meals and she sent us those recipes for them to take home!! #awesome

 

Vicky Mitchell posted to Facebook on June 25:

She customizes each delicious meal to meet your needs.

 

Gena L. posted to yelp on August 23:

My husband and I decided we really wanted to get fit and make an overall change to our lifestyles.  We started working out pretty hard which helped but between everyday regular life and dedicating time to the gym it became really hard to find the time to eat healthy.

Enter Chef Zaida.  I was really lucky to find her on Yelp.  Her response time was great so it was very quick to negotiate our schedule/desires and get rolling.  She was super flexible to our needs and I loved that she wanted to make sure we had variety too.  She came to our house on Monday’s while we were at work and prepped our weekly meals leaving directions for reheating behind.  We came to a clean kitchen and a refrigerator full of wonderful food.  I also appreciated that after each week she wanted to know what our favorites were in order to continually improve our experience with her.  My favorites so far are any salmon dish (she has a gift with salmon), Canadian bacon and egg cups, chicken salad, white bean and kale soup with ham…YUM!

We have gotten off track with Chef Zaida as we were on a trip and are just falling back into our schedules but will definitely be using her in the future!  Highly recommended!

 

Tina T. posted to yelp on June 9:

Chef Heather did a fantastic job!!  Food was delicious!  She worked quickly and cleaned everything throughly afterwards. Very easy to work with. We’d highly recommend Chef Heather!

 

Kristin N. posted to Thumbtack on September 23:

“Chef Zaida was hired to cook meals for a family with a very ill mother/wife. Chef Zaida worked tirelessly to develop menu’s that supported battling the illness and then also cook family friendly nutritional meals for the kids and husband. The family raved about the meals Chef Zaida prepared for them.

Overall I really appreciate how thoughtful and caring she was taking care of this special family. She was patient with the meal planning, professional to work with and makes wonderful food catered to any situation.

I would recommend her whole heartedly if you want a special dining experience.”

 

Cindy P. posted to Thumbtack on September 24:

“We lucked out with Chef Zaida. Our Chef cancelled last minute and as we scrambled we ran across Chef Z. Chef Zaida was able to accommodate our Dinner Party of 10.

Her attention to detail goes over and beyond. She served us her modern take on a deviled egg and OH MY, divine. We also had a pork tenderloin with a Dijon sauce I could bathe in. The crème brulee to die for. I am seriously drooling thinking about this dinner.

Chef Zaida and her assistant provided incredible service, serving our 3 course meal on time, cleaned up and even took out our trash.

We definitely will be hiring Chef Zaida and her team again. One of the best. Highly recommend!!!”