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Hi Kelly, just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything yesterday. We had so many comments about how good the food was and I had to agree. It was all amazing and we loved it all. Thank you also for managing our guests and arranging things last minute for us. You are too kind and so helpful and I'll be recommending you to all future southern highland brides. We had such a wonderful experience with you and can't thank you enough

Sam & Stephen



Hi Kelly,
Thank you so much for everything. I got some awesome feedback from so many regarding the amazing food. Everyone was complementing the food, and trust me, some of my aunties are tough to please! You guys seriously did an amazing job and made the day even more special for us. Loved how you guys worked so seamlessly together and were so professional to our guests. Also, really appreciate how you worked with Vic and the MC's to make sure everything ran smoothly. I don't know how the day would have gone without you! One of my cousins who was at the wedding is thinking of having his wedding in the Southern Highlands so I'll definitely be recommending you guys!
Thank Again
Susannah and Daniel


As soon as we met Kelly, we were struck by her warmth and positivity. She promptly responded to all email communications and was able to anticipate our every need with her wealth of experience and attention to quality service.
We were suitably 'wowed' by the food Chef in Your Kitchen had on offer. There's a wide range of options to suit a variety of tastes and suffice to say... their food is delicious! Choosing our menu was a seamless experience and Kelly was lovely enough to cater to a range of dietary requirements and even include a Sri Lankan canape item! The latter was a stellar effort on her part as she went to great lengths to deliver perfectly. She even went to a number of
fishmarkets to source the right type of prawn. A testament to their commitment to fantastic customer service. Kelly was also very genuine when suggesting serving options and quantities. We never felt like we were being sold anything that we didn't need. Kelly was calm and attentive on our big day. Efficiently managing her team while also
ensuring that the entire bridal party didn't miss out on any of the delicious canapes on offer. Kelly was humble in presenting the prawn vadai she had created for us and it got two thumbs up (way up) from a number of Sri Lankan mums in attendance. For those who don't know how South Asian mums are in a kitchen... I don't think there's higher praise!
As for the reception, once again, it was an incredibly smooth (and yummy experience). We went with platters and all the serving and clearing up was tended to with clockwork precision (no speeches interrupted). Many of our quests (unprompted) commented on how delicious the duck and salmon was (our mains). The desserts disappeared long before the music on the dancefloor faded - the salted caramel and the jaffa was amazing!
All in all, we are thrilled that we decided to go with Chef in your Kitchen. Kelly's communication and willingness to support are outstanding. Chef in your Kitchen are not only ultimate professionals who deliver wonderful personalised service, they are kind and caring people who want your day to go as perfectly as you do! Kelly and her team did an impeccable job and we take great delight in recommending their services to others planning a special occasion.
Sophie and Shanil

Hi Kelly, I didn't get a chance to thank you on the night, so here I go. Thank you SOOOOOOO much for everything you guys did to make our special day so perfect. The food was delicious and everyone was soso impressed, but the quality of the food was just the beginning. Your service was outstanding and your dedication to making sure that our guests with special dietary needs were well catered for was very impressive. I really appreciate you going to these extra lengths to make sure that everyone was happy. We just had the best day and if there were any issues, we didn't know about it, which I believe is all thanks to you guys. Again, thank you so so much!!! Much love,
Ellina & Goran


Dear Kelly and Michael
Thank you so much for providing such mouth-watering food, delicious lemonade and impeccable service for our most special day. Out of all my suppliers Kelly you were the most prompt and efficient in getting back to me and answering millions of questions, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so patient, understanding and amazing which helped a hundred fold in organising the wedding to what became a day I will never forget.
Wishing you both all the joy and happiness in the world, I have recommended you to everyone we know and choosing you to cater for us was the best decisions we ever made!! You wouldn't believe how many compliments we received for the beef too!!!
Love Elizabeth and Shannon


Kelly was hands down my favourite, who started off as a supplier and ended (after over 100 emails) as my most trusted adviser and go to for all wedding related queries. Night or day I would hear back from her within the hour. She was at the heart of our wedding from running the champagne stand and outdoor bar to catering for all
dietary requirements and the perfect timing and placement of food. Oh yes and whilst we are on the topic of food – hers is to die for! Our guests could not stop raving about the beautifully presented grazing table, delicious and
plentiful canapes (served so well by her staff so all guests got to try everything) and finally the shared platters which blew our socks off. Thanks for everything Kelly – I honestly could not have done it without you!

Janine x -



Hi Kelly!
It was perfect!!!!
We are both so happy we keep smiling like crazy!
Thank you for your ideas (plastic bottled water - genius!!) and your know-how to make it run so smoothly. I've had so many comments on the quality of your staff and the
deliciousness of the food (your mousse was a hit!!) so it really would not have been the same without you and your team.
Evan and I really appreciate the work you put into making our day exactly as we imagined. We
wouldn't change a thing!!

Casey and Evan


Thanks so much Kelly, we had the best night ever. Had so many great comments on the food. Thank you for everything, you and your team did an amazing job.

Thank again

Bridget and Lachie


Hi Kelly

Thank YOU so much for all your time, hard work and support to make it happen. It was a fantastic day, exactly what we wanted for our friends and family! We couldn't have done it without you!! You are amazing!
Thanks so much again!
Sarah and Steve


Hi Kelly,

I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing job you did at my wedding! The food was fantastic as was your service. All of our guests with special dietary needs were very impressed with your attention to detail. Thanks again!
Annika and Ben


Hi Kelly,

Chris and I would just like to say thank you for the beautiful & amazing food you prepared and served for our special day! All of our wedding guests have said just how delicious it was and how wonderful the service was.

It's always a risk having a cocktail style wedding, as some tend to worry that some people may miss out on food, or that there won't be enough... But we were so impressed with every element of the menu, food and service, and we couldn't have asked for more. We can see how much work and love went into each individual dish, and we feel you should be very proud of the high quality food and service you provide.

And our 'cheese' cake!! It was to die for!! It was such a huge hit, everybody loved it.. And we sure enjoyed eating the leftovers with our family for a week after the wedding :)

Thank you also, for the regular contact through emails in the lead up to the wedding and for all the help with the hiring of chairs, linen etc. It was such a huge weight off our shoulders at an already stressful time.
Hopefully we will get to experience your wonderful food again in the future.

From a very happy Mrs and Mr Morgan -



Hi Kelly,
I must, must, must, tell you – EVERYONE cannot stop raving about the wedding meal chef made – seriously – we are still hearing from people about how it was the BEST food they have EVER eaten at a wedding.For me, the lamb was the highlight, I truly enjoyed every last bite. People are asking me for the recipe and I keep telling them that it's top secret stuff and they need to hire Chef in Your Kitchen for their next big shindig in order to know more!! haha

Will forever be your unofficial PRgal, I cannot put into words just how much of a support you were for me. Throughout the WHOLE prep, you were a guiding light, helping me to make important decisions and catering to my foodie needs makes me feel truly blessed. I seriously cannot wait until the next time I need to hire caterers – any excuse to work with you and your team again!!

And please pass on our "THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH' to your wonderfully talented chef of a husband.

Danielle and Benji


Dear Kelly,

Adam and I wanted to thank you for the wonderful service you and your
staff provided on our wedding night!!
From start to finish the food was absolutely divine. The attention you paid to
ours and our guest's needs did not go unnoticed and was greatly appreciated by
both of us. Our friends and family commented all night on how excellent the
food and service was, so Adam and I really cannot thank you enough for making
that part of the day so memorable.

We honestly could not recommend you highly enough, so once again thank you for all
your efforts.

Jess and Adam- 2015


Hi Kelly

Aleksei and I would like to thank you so very much for everything you did
for us in the lead up to the wedding and on the weekend. We had the most amazing
time and you played such a big role in that. All our guests commented on how
fantastic the food was and your staff were excellent.
We really appreciate you going above and beyond for us, and will gladly
recommend Chef In Your Kitchen to everyone!
Thanks again and all the best
Keeley and Aleksei - 2015


Kelly,
Where do I begin? You have been amazing from the get go and way
more then just our caterer!
Thank you very much for your genuine advice and help through out our wedding planning process, whether it be with the time sheet, food suggestions or meeting in person to answer all our questions. You were always so very prompt with your replies and that it something that is so very helpful for a frantic bride to be, so hats off to that. I'm so glad that we
chose you guys to cater our wedding as not only was the food amazing (just ask
our guests) but your staff service on the night was second to none.
Thank you very much for helping make our day as special as it was.
Brooke and Matt -2015


We cannot thank you enough! You were an absolute pleasure to work with and the food was outstanding! Every person we spoke to said the food was amazing and it really was!!! Kelly, you have been a pleasure to work with, always willing to go beyond to make our day truly amazing. We could not be happier and the day was beautiful! Thank you so much, and a huge thank you to the chef and your staff. Xxxxxx
Bonnie and Mitch -2015


Hi Kelly

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for doing the
catering for our wedding. The food and service was excellent and we have had
many compliments from our guests on how superb it was. Your help and advice and attention to detail really made the preparation
during the lead up to the wedding a breeze. We've also really enjoyed getting to
know you and both Trent and I wish you and your family all the best for the
future. So thanks again for everything you've done for us, we will not hesitate in
recommending Chef In Your Kitchen to our friends and family.
Vicky and Trent - 2014



I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our special day. From the beginning to end, you provided not only so much support to us but, ensured everything ran smoothly with the few bumps along the way and we are truly grateful for all of it! The food was amazing and everyone commented on how delicious everything was. We couldn't have asked for anything better and we look forward to hiring your services in the near future
Many thanks, Bee and Russ - 2014


Just a quick note, I really want to thank you from the bottom of my heart
for all your help.

You have gone above and beyond and been professional and friendly.

I've loved having you as our caterer, and if I'm being honest I would not
have been able to achieve tomorrow without your organisation and stellar
experience.

You are unbelievably good at your job.
Jemma - 2014


Hi Kelly
We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for being
amazing on Saturday. We caught up with some guests yesterday and they raved
about the food from the afternoon tea, to the canapés and the dinner.
The comments we heard from people were that the catering team were so
lovely and beautiful. I couldn't agree more with them, from the very beginning
you have been so warm and helpful with everything we needed, you have really
made this experience an enjoyable one instead of a stressful one!
Everything was perfect for us and that is largely thanks to you and your
team.

From the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU so much!
Ellie and Mitch - 2014


Kelly and her team were a blessing to have at our wedding in April 2014. Her support (not only on the actual day, but in the months leading up to the day) was priceless. Thank you so much to Kelly and team for all of your help and guidance. We had such great feedback about the food - everyone said it was amazing and that the service was great. Ernie and
I couldn't have been happier with our choice to have you on there on the day.
Thank you once again!

Eva and Ernie - 2014


Hi Kelly
Ben and I would like to thank you, Chef and all the staff for the most
amazing night of our life. You made our day more than we could have ever imagined.
The food was amazing, staff were amazing and most of all you were amazing at
ensuring everything was perfect for us. You went above and beyond and we
appreciate that so much. Again thank you.
Ben and Renee – 2014


Dear Kelly and Michael,

We just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic food and service you provided for our December wedding at Montrose. Right from the beginning Kelly was always available to answer any questions we may have had about the food on the day but also about other logistical elements such as drinks, the timing of meals and a myriad of other smaller items that required attention leading up to, and during, our wedding. She always made us feel like we were the most important clients on her list and her service went a long way to insuring we had a stress free day.

The food provided by Michael was absolutely delicious. All of our guests commented on both the food and service provided at our wedding and the ability of the "Chef in your Kitchen" team to provide tailored service for our vegetarian guests as well as the few fussy eaters in our wedding party. Kelly and the wait staff not only looked after our numerous guests but also took the time and effort to make sure we were both well fed throughout the night.

Our photographers also commented on the level of service provided to them and were happily surprised at the professional way in which Kelly and the team catered for their needs.

We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us, both on our wedding day and beforehand. If you are after restaurant quality food served by highly professional and friendly staff then you cannot go past the team at Chef in your Kitchen and we havent hesitated in recommending them to other couples we know are getting married in the southern highlands area.

Many thanks,

Brett and Melanie- 2013


Hi Kelly,
How kind of you to share your Gluten Free recipes, thank you! I can't thank you enough for the amazing food and organisation on Saturday. It absolutely made the party. Please thank Kate for me too, she was wonderful. Dad thought the food was "better than he could have imagined- just beautiful!" We all did.
Warm regards,
Louisa - 2013


Hi Kelly and Michael,
Eric and I just want to say a huge thankyou for all you did to make Kirby and Mitch's wedding so memorable.
The food you provided was just fantastic. Abundant and delicious and the quality was just amazing. Many people there commented that it was the best wedding meal they had ever experienced. Eric and I would have to agree.

We also wanted to say how professional and friendly you and your staff were. Nothing seemed too much trouble and we appreciated the waitresses attentiveness and service immensely on the night.
Again, thankyou for all you did.
Eric and Barbara - 2013

Can't thank you enough, Kelly and Michael. Amazing service and spectacular food!
Just wonderful! Maree and Barrys guests were raving, I hope that you get plenty of referrals.
Josie - 2013

Hi Kelly and Michael
Just wanted to say thank you so much for the lovely food you supplied on Sunday, it was beautiful and really helped make the birthday a special day. We are still getting through the left overs, the other residents are reaping the benefits!
Thanks again and I look forward to seeing you again very soon.
Helen - 2013

Hi Kelly,
Thank you for the wonderful work yourself, the team and chef did at our wedding at Little Forest. The canape food was of very high quality and substantial and I must compliment the hard work your team did with always a smile on their face! I would certainly recommend you to anyone who required catering services.
The stand outs for us were the Scallops and Wagyu Burgers!
Thanks again
Monique - 2013


Dear Kelly and Michael

I am writing to express our appreciation and compliments to your services at our wedding on 2nd of March 2013. Our guests are still raving about the quality of food which we also thought was amazing.

What stood out is how easy it was to work with you and how accommodating you were not only during the lead up but also on the day of the wedding. It felt like our family cooked and looked after us. My vision was to have warm and friendly small party as opposed to a "cookie cutter" conference style reception. I believe that your team made a huge contribution to creating the most welcoming and homely atmosphere.

Thank you again for helping us celebrate our wedding exactly the way we imagined it.

Olga and Dylan - 2013


Hi Kelly,
Jake and I really appreciate you helping our day run smoothly. The food was 5-star, accompanied with your lovely smiling team!!! We would highly recommend you and your team to friends for special occasions. All I can say is Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!
Once again, Thank you for making our day so special
Emy and Jake - 2013

Many thanks Kelly and Michael. Your catering was exquisite as expected and your service exceptional.
Thank you for designing the food and guiding us with our decisions both prior to wedding and during reception. It was very much appreciated and contributed on a great scale to the success of Emily and Emmanuel's wedding day. Sincere thanks again Kelly and Michael and wishing you all the best. With much gratitude
Belinda - 2012

We cannot fault Michael & Kelly Garske on the wonderful service they provided for our recent Southern Highlands wedding, as Chef in Your Kitchen. From our initial meeting to the big day, they were professional, patient, warm and adaptable - very willing to create whatever kind of food and tone we envisioned for our celebration. Even when we had to postpone our wedding at short notice for a year - and reschedule with completely new conditions - Kelly and Michael were calm, understanding and helpful. We really appreciated their consistency and reliability throughout what was a challenging time for us.

When the day finally rolled around, we had lots of praise from our guests, who thoroughly enjoyed the real, hearty, tasty and creative food they dished out in our fine banquet. Even the last minute delays and obstacles on the day, did not seem to destabilise the operations of this fine working team.
As we ourselves have spent a long time working in food and hospitality, we can recommend Michael and Kelly as quality professionals the Highlands are lucky to have!

Ellen and Yoshi - 2012

Kelly and the team at Chef in Your Kitchen were absolutely fantastic in catering our wedding. They made our day go so smoothly, and really made us feel at ease with them running the kitchen. During the lead up to the wedding, there were a few unexpected bumps- Kelly brought these to my attention and offered practical solutions to these, exactly what you need when planning a wedding. The food was outstanding, watching people's faces as they enjoyed the amazing canapes was a joy! Many of my guests commented on the lovely waitstaff who were so kind and thoroughly entertained them during the night. I would highly recommend Kelly and her team for any wedding or function, they are highly professional, efficient and make amazing food, a pleasure to work with.
Clare and John - 2012


Hi Kelly and Michael,

I just wanted to write you both a quick note and say the biggest thank you for making my 30th Birthday a truly delicious one!
We were so pleased with the food, the service and the overall ease of the evening. There was nothing that you hadn't already thought of and you took extra special care of the different dietary requirements. Everyone loved the food and the personable service. I can't thank you enough.
All the best with your wonderful business.
Best,
Chris Dair - 2012



Kelly,

Thank you again for the fantastic food and the brilliant and professional service. I cannot say thank you enough for your guidance, advice and amazing patience and calmness when dealing with a stressed out Bride. Fielding calls about ice on a Sunday afternoon has to be the height of Customer Service - something you have in spades!

I lost count on how many people commented, both on the day, and in numerous conversations since,on how delicious the food was. Both my mum and my aunt (both Dutch by birth) are still raving about the Bitterballe (Dutch Croquette). Thank you for completely understanding the relaxed, social atmosphere we were trying to acheive, and helping us exceed all expectations on our amazing day.

We are now looking for an excuse for another party in the Southern Highlands, just so we can taste your food again....

Best Regards to you both

Gaelen & David Fembock - 2012


Dear Kelly and Michael

We had a terrific wedding day, not least because the catering was fantastic.

The service provided was perfect - we couldn't have asked for nicer, more professional wait staff. They are a real credit to your company. Many of our guests commented on how lovely, attentive and accommodating they were. We can't speak highly enough of them.

Above all, though, Michael's food was outstanding. It was always really important for us to have great food at our wedding and you guys exceeded all our expectations. Our guests (a couple of serious foodies among them) couldn't stop raving about the food. My brother said the duck was the best he'd ever eaten and could have had another few rounds of it. We loved it all - and could have eaten five of those puddings! The quality of all the food was excellent and so delicious. Thank you Kelly and Michael! And please pass on our sincere thanks to your staff.

All the very best to you all. We'll certainly be passing on recommendations to hire Chef in Your Kitchen for a Southern Highlands event.

Zoe & Brendan - April 2012


Hi Guys

Just wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks for all your work on Saturday. Lara and I had an absolutely fantastic time and I cannot even count how many of our guests lavishly praised the food and staff, everything ran so smoothly.

Tomas and Lara Williamson - Feb 2012


Dear Kelly and Michael,

I wanted to write a little note to let you know how much I appreciated your team and the deliciousness of every morsel that came out of the kitchen at our wedding.

I have to say, we had a fantastic time on the day and working with you was so easy.

I cannot recall exactly how many people on the night commented on the food – it feels like everyone did. The Moroccan lamb pies, the zucchini fritters, the curry and the melt in your mouth scallops were all enjoyed and applauded.

You have an awesome team! We saw Nicole the next day at Peppers, what a great girl, always smiling. Also Anita the gorgeous blonde girl who was serving stealth canapés during the speeches – wow!

Since the wedding, I have had phone calls, texts and catch ups and without fail everyone mentions the catering – for the food as much as the service.

Thanks you for being so great to work with!

Warmest Regards,

Milena & Simon Hopkins -2011


I recently celebrated my 50th birthday which was cause for great excitement and my partner and I decided to host a garden party at home for forty guests. We employed the services of Kelly and Michael Garske from "Chef in Your Kitchen" to take care of the catering... What an absolute delight to have found these pair! The initial meeting to discuss the food was too easy and nothing was a problem, they arrived on the day and took over our kitchen and produced sensational food that had our guests salivating - a selection of canapes and more substantial offerings was perfect... And they left the kitchen spotless... one of our guests came and told me that they were wiping down the fridge! If you are thinking of hosting an event at home - be it a little soiree or a sit down dinner - please give these two little treasure a call, I cannot recommend them highly enough!

Mark Sneddon - 2011


Dear Kelly and Michael,

We'd like to send you a huge thank you for helping make our wedding day so memorable and truly magnificent!

The food was amazing, fresh, fabulous and bountiful, our guest are still raving about the delicious menu and wonderful friendly service we all received.

You ensured that everyone was looked after throughout the whole day and provided friendly, professional service going above and beyond our expectations.

It was always a pleasure liaising with you prior to the wedding, whilst selecting a menu, arranging the bar service and fine tuning all the other details.

All your ideas and helpful hints in preparation of the big day were smart, clever and made the catering and bar service flow seamless throughout our celebrations.

Also thanks for suggesting a great little kids menu and making a scrumptious salmon dish as a special request.

We hope you all had a great day and enjoyed the amazing view from the top of Kangaroo Valley.

Kind regards and best wishes to you and your fantastic team.

Danielle and Luke Harl
and - 2011


Kelly & Michael,
Firstly a Huge thankyou for making my Birthday Celebration such an eventful and enjoyable day, I have had numerous comments as to how good the food was in both the quality and quantity and how suitable it was for the event and everybody has commented on how pleasant and efficient the staff were and the service on the day was excellent, and when I tell them how easy it was to organise and that I left it entirely up to you guys they are indeed amazed.
Again my Heartfelt thanks for everything you did and please pass on my thanks to the Team.
Paul and Judy Phillips - 2011


Thanks so much for all your hard work on Saturday night. It was amazing! The night turned out better than I could ever have expected - thanks to all your efforts!

Beth Macdonald - 2011


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