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Private chef Christian May. Galway
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Private dining experience Cork

During his time working here in The Four Courts, Christian produced the most wonderful food for our customers. He is imaginative with an amazing knowledge of all the great classic dishes. Not only did Christian always ensure that only food of the highest standard was served but his warm enthusiastic personality brought the rest of our team to a new level.  His natural zest for life is contagious and has a very positive effect on those lucky enough to work with him.

During his time with us, Christian catered for many large scale outside catering events (including weddings) - while at the same time continuing the regular daily restaurant service.  I was never disappointed and more often than not overwhelmed by his ability to deliver fantastic food every time.  He is extremely calm under  pressure and knows how to handle challenging situations that may arise.

During his time with his Christian coined the phrase "we are better than that".  He can patiently coach a Team member to do the simple things better.  This constant search for the highest goals keeps pushing standards to wonderful new highs.

Christian is a very special person and Chef.  He is the most reliable  individual who I have had the pleasure of working with during the past thirty years. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him. He has a great gift of serving tasty healthy food which will not fail to impress the most particular of guests.

Paul V. McGibney
Proprietor, The Barristers' Tearoom Restaurant & The Sky Cafe.

The Four Courts, Dublin 7
Mobile - 086 2563877

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Christian and his fabulous team prepared and served all the gorgeous food at our wedding on our home farm.  It was a DIY wedding that was a little different.

Christians's relaxed presence and can-do attitude gave us great comfort from the get-go that we had the right man for our alternative wedding. From the very beginning, we had such high hopes and expectations for the food at our wedding and we can safely say that Christian put us at ease from the beginning and more than delivered on the day.  At the planning stage, Christian was great at sharing his wealth of experience to help us create a menu that best reflected our style and taste.  His passion for cooking is contagious and the way he describes dishes even over the phone is fantastic.  Everyone was complementing the delicious food the entire day.  The Brazilian coxinha canapés were an unbelievable hit with our guests. 

We couldn't have asked for a better experience. As  well as the top quality cuisine, Christian's team were incredible, so helpful and friendly.  They brought their great energy to the day and their willingness to help with other tasks was above and beyond.  The day wouldn't have been as successful without Christian and his team.

We  can't recommend them enough.

 

James & Naile's wedding for 94. August 17 '19

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We had a 5 coursine dining meal to celebrate a special family occasion. Without a doubt we were all blown away by the food, the flavours, and the presentation of the entire meal.  One of our guests had specific dietary requirements that were m ore than catered for, and their meal was not compromised in any way.  Christian himself was friendly, professional and a pleasure to deal with at all times.  His presence in the kitchen was discreet at all times, and he left the place absolutely spotless. I highly recommend his services and would happily hire him again. 

Maire O'Neill.  Dinner Party for 8, August 7 '21

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Christian catered for my sister's 60th birthday last weekend.  I found his services in an online search and from my first contact with him, his service was top class.  

 

There were only 14 of us, but the menu brief included 3 coeliacs, 2 non-meat eaters and 1 non-poultry eater, but christian managed to come up with a delicious menu that catered for all the requirements.  I honestly can't tell you when the entire family sat down to the same meal!!! 

On the day, christian and his lovely wife, Hannah arrived about an hour and a half before we sat for dinner.  His service included the supply of all the crockery, cutlery and glassware and the service of the meal and the best part....it's all cleaned up and you get your kitchen back as it was....such a luxury!!!

As for the food...in a past life I worked for a family catering company along with my mum and sister who were both at the dinner and the rest of the guests all love their food and dining experiences so we would consider ourselves a tough crowd but across the board Christian scored a 10\10. I think the ultimate compliment is that he managed to silence the entire table with the wild mushroom risotto. The carrots also deserve an honourable mention, though I think if pushed my top pick would have been the passion fruit polenta cake! 

Low key and friendly, but utterly professional Christian and Hannah made a special family occasion outstanding.  We all agreed that for once we were glad of the restrictions that prevented us dining in a restaurant.  I might never cook for a family occasion again!

Tricia Rowe, dinner party for 14. 28 August '21

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It is very hard to do justice to the sheer brilliance of Christian and Hannah who catered a celebration over 3 days in our home.  In my job I have worked with many chefs and catering companies and none can even begin to match the professionalism, creativity and flexibility that Christian and Hannah provided.  We were all absolutely blown away by the exquisite food, fantastic presentation and the calm with which they delivered flawlessly beautiful feats over and over again. But what struck me the most of all was the care and love they put into everything that they do.  If you are looking for an outstanding private chef experience then look no further than Food Art as they really are out on their own.  I can honestly say, they were the magic ingredient that made our celebration unforgettable. 

Mary Walsh.  3 day celebration for 18. 1 - 3 June '22

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Despite the weather, a great day was had thanks to Food Art.  We had a memorable few days in Ireland.  They looked after dinner, breakfast, and the BBQ before our wedding day.  We would highly recommend them for any celebration.

Pre-wedding celebration, Kinsale.

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We had the most amazing food prepared by Christian.  He made the evening completely stress-free and relaxing.  The food was super fantastic flavours, beautifully presented and exciting modern twists - the lime and avocado cheesecake was a hit.  As a chef, Christian found the perfect balance between blending in and quietly cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I still don't know where all that amazing food came from.  

He made a special night perfect.

Bridget. Murder mystery evening at Coolclogher House, Co.Kerry

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We are both vegan and from the outset, serving amazing vegan food at the wedding was our highest priority.  When we first reached out to Christian we were really impressed with his passion for cooking and enthusiastic response to our asking if he could do a vegan menu - when others were trying to steer us away from a vegan menu Christian was suggesting fantastic dishes that we felt would really showcase what can be achieved in vegan cuisine.

After Christian had sent us a menu (which we loved the sound of) he came to our house and cooked all of the dishes for us, our parents and some friends.  We were blown away by the quality that he produced - varied and delicious dishes that put vegetables to the forefront which was exactly the style of cuisine we were looking for.  After this trial run, we had no doubt that Christian would deliver something really special for us on the day and this peace of mind was enormously helpful in the busy months leading up to the wedding as it was one less thing to worry about (and one of the biggest things at that).

On the day, we were thoroughly impressed though not surprised by the very efficient operation that Christian and his staff ran.  The food outshone our very high expectations and not a single person of the 70 dinner guests - despite a lot of doubts in the lead-up about the fully vegan menu - had anything other than raving praise for the food.  Christian personally introduced each of the three courses which was a lovely and classy touch.

Overall we would emphasise that Christian is a passionate cook, a lovely and very easy-going person, and a total professional.  He delivered massively for us on our special day and for that we are very grateful.  For vegans and non vegans alike we could not recommend Christian highly enough.

Luke and Ella's vegan wedding for 70, 18 June 2022

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Christian is a genius!  We hired him and his lovely wife for a work Christmas dinner and it turned out to be the best work night get together we have ever had.  It was like being  in a Michelin starred restaurant, but on steroids!  He and his wife provided service and entertainment that was second to none. From  his detail and his advice regarding the multitude of amazing options on the menu to his (and his wife's) manner and professionalism on the night.  Can't wait to do it all again!

Niall Collins. Dinner party, 27 November 2022

 

 



 

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