CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“OMG the screaming raves we got on your delicious foods at our wedding. You just did a marvelous, spectacular job for us and I couldn't be more pleased. Every bite was magic and it all worked out perfectly. Thank YOU for everything!"  Lisa & Mitch - Wedding Client 

 

“I’ve worked with many other caterers, but the thing I like best about Amy is that she is easy to work with, really creative and thinks out of the box. Her food is always appealing and delicious. She does everything with a twist. The desserts are so beautiful. I love watching my guests’ faces light up when they see them. I have to tell them it’s okay to eat!”  - Laurie Faulkner - Catering Client

 

"I thoroughly loved the food prepared by Amy's Culinary Adventures.  We used them for my son's bar mitzvah and I can honestly say that EVERYONE enjoyed it!  The portabello fries were fabulous and the mini port braised beef sliders were delicious.  The food was simply amazing and I would highly recommend using Amy's Culinary Adventures for your next event. " Lisa Simone Soronow Woodland Hills, CA - Member Temple Ahvat Shalom

 

"I can't recommend Chef Amy Jurist more when it comes to the preparation of meals for the elderly. My 91 year old father was withering away at 6 foot 130 pounds. Chef Amy stepped in and began designing and preparing a meal regimen that enabled him to put on 20 pounds in no time, and now he eats like a kid again and has even gone back to work! Her meals are generously portioned and just down right yummy. Now dad's worst problem is his hungry family stealing his vittles. Amy is wonderful. She does a great job!!!"- Dr. Frank Arian - Personal Chef Client

 

“We were extremely pleased with the services we received from Amy's Culinary Adventures.  Chef Amy Jurist and her staff provided not only delicious food at our son’s Bar Mitzvah, but also were so great to work with.  Even the Temple staff commented after the event, that Amy's Culinary Adventures were the easiest caterers they have ever worked with!  Amy is outstandingly proficient in her great tasting culinary creations, highly professional in her dealings,  and incredibly proactive in her quest to provide the best service to her clients.  If you have an occasion needing a great caterer, Amy is your go-to person!  I would highly recommend Amy Jurist and her company for any catering needs". - Sandy L., Northridge, CA - Member Temple Ahvat Shalom

 

”We were so excited to come to Amy’s My Hungry Valentine Underground Dinner but didn’t know what to expect. The whole experience and evening was amazing! I feel like I was taken to food heaven by flavor angels! Can’t wait for the next one!!”  Jeff T, Underground Dinner Guest

 

“I live in Silicon Valley, CA, and have dozens of caterers at my fingertips; but I choose to hire Amy when I have an important event to cater.  She is simply the best; her food is delicious and her attention to detail is second-to-none.  On the day of an Amy-catered event, my mouth begins to water at the moment I awake, and doesn't stop until I take that first bite of Amy's creations.  Her palette is world-class and her ability to create alluring combinations of culinary creativity is exceptional. I cannot wait until my next Amy-catered event!” Kelly Porter, Catering Client - Managing Partner - Woodside Capital Group

 

“Thank you so very much for catering our fall product launch party! Everyone loved the food and thought the event was a huge success. Thank you again to YOU and your great staff.We received great feedback on the entire event, especially the catering! Everything was awesome. Amy, you are a rock star!”   Elva Santillan - Events Director Custom Building Products

 

Wow- Amy's Culinary Adventures is Amazing. I am so grateful that I found Amy and her amazing company and staff. The event that they catered for me was a post-wedding celebration which meant so much to me. Amy and the incredible fun, positive, friendly staff truly made the party memorable. The food was so delicious and beautifully presented. I have had so many guests who attended share how much they loved the food and how impressive the experience was. I was told how classy the event felt. I was also grateful that Amy was there from start to finish. I would recommend this company to everyone and would happily use them again for future events!!  -Heather 

 

Chef Amy catered my delightful birthday dinner for 45 friends this past Summer. Having Amy come to my home days before the party was a revelation. Her brilliant ideas and suggestions made my fabulous event! Amy suggested things I'd never thought of in 20 years of hosting at my house. She and her terrific supportive team handled all the rentals and made everything so easy during my celebration. Who knew I should clear my side patio to set up a long table so everyone could sit together? Amy knew. And the food was fantastic and an absolute smash. People go nuts for Amy's wide selections of desserts and her presentation is flawless. I've already hired Chef Amy for my upcoming holiday party and have recommended her to many friends. Hiring Amy's Culinary Adventures = Smash Party.-John Starr

 

"Amy and her staff were incredible on the day of our wedding! As we planned our big day, we met with Amy a few times to discuss our menu ideas and then for a wonderful tasting. My husband and I wanted an Asian theme for cocktail hour, as well as the main course, and some thing fun for dessert. We gave her some ideas and she came back with so many food options to choose from.She was even flexible with dietary restrictions and picky eaters. ;) The food at our wedding was not only delicious, but colorful, creative and unique! From the tasty appetizers to the donuts at the dessert table, all our family and friends were raving about how amazing the food was! Amy is truly an exceptional person to work with and she cares about her clients. She goes above and beyond for you, to make the food at your wedding unforgettable. I highly recommend her for any occasion and would use her services again in the near future."  Julie & Alex 2016

 

 

“My husband Clovis is 82, was quite over-weight, had just had open heart surgery and was put on a very strict diet.  There was no way that I, who hate to cook, could figure out how and what to feed him, not to mention make it tasty.  So, I hired Chef Amy Jurist, who has helped my husband regain his health through her delicious but healthful meals.  My husband has lost 40 pounds in the first 4 months and I have lost some too!. And, for the first time in our 58 years of marriage, we are enjoying eating at home!  What a pleasant and great chef Amy Jurist has proven to be.” - Belinda Peres - Personal Chef Client

 

"When you hire Amy's Culinary Adventures, you get the all-around very best. There is no compromise of taste, quality, experience, or knowledge –Amy's got it all. Amy catered my 250 person wedding, but she didn’t just make amazing and beautiful food, she helped me with every step of the process because she knows it all from her years of experience. She is definitely much much more than “just a caterer,” she is an all-around planner. She knows the who, what, where and when for any party. When I came to her without a clue, she knew exactly how to make the night of my dreams happen! She has a great staff that she knows and trusts, and was able to handle it all. But going beyond her amazing organizational skills, let’s get to the real point here - the food. The food was the best. THE BEST. Everybody loved it. Everybody talked about. Everybody went back for more! And you know what? My family is still talking about her food! ... Amy creates the most amazing mini dessert selections! You can choose a variety of different types and flavors. My absolute favorite was the Banana’s Foster. Mmmmm. Oh my god I loved it. They say the day flies by, and it does, but I definitely remembered to stop and have the desserts! Do yourself a favor and hire Amy. You will have the best food and you will have a top-notch pro who can handle it all! Thank you Amy for EVERYTHING!" -Sara Reznick

 

“Thank you so much for the amazing food at our wedding! We had an wonderful night and you did so much to make that happen. It was really perfect! Thanks for everything!” Charlotte & Rodrigo - Wedding Clients

 

“We have attended several of Amy's Underground Dinners and we love them! The food is outstanding, the environments are spectacular and the attendees are always interesting. To get together with a group of food and wine lovers to enjoy great food, conversation in an extraordinary location... what could be better. cannot recommend enough!” - John Pitblado - 12x Underground Dinner Attendee

 

“I just wanted to let you know how ecstatic Hootsie and I were with our 10th Anniversary party. We and our guests had a wonderful time, and it was truly due to your exceptional skill and fantastic food. What a relief to know that all was taken care of. We were able to enjoy our time with our friends. Your food and service were outstanding. Thanks for your flexibility in accommodating the late arrivals. I'm told that nearly everyone went back for seconds (myself included), and some admitted to going back a third time! Your thoughtful touches really meant a lot to me. Thank you for helping us make some unforgettable memories.” Melissa Pollack -  Client

 

“Thank you so much for making our launch party a  huge success. You went way above and beyond, and everything was just amazing!” - Karen Allen, Founder, Ladies Who Brunch

 

“Thank you so much for AMAZING food and for working so hard. You did an outstanding job, the guests RAVED about the food, and your presentation was beautiful! You made it a wonderful evening for all of us.”  Devin Zimmmerman -  Client 

 

“Amy, i just wanted to thank you again for making the evening wonderful. will and sara had a great night, and i wasn't stressed out! your cooking was delicious, the presentation beautiful. Everyone loved the food. you guys were just perfect. now when anybody ask us if we know a caterer, we will tell them we know a great one and send them your way. thank you, thank you, thank you!”    rudy, will and sara!  - Clients

 

“Just wanted to give Major KUDOS and a HUGE thank you to Amy for catering my engagement party this past Saturday night! THE FOOD AND THE SERVICE WAS INCREDIBLE.  She went above and beyond what was necessary and my guests continue to call and compliment how amazing tasting the food was. Her presentation is superb and she works with you to come up with a great menu. Please be sure to consider Amy Jurist for your next catering need. I promise both you and your guests will be pleased!”  Sheyda Lalezarzadeh -  Client

 

"Amy, thank you for the FABULOUS food at our Holiday Party.  You more than exceeded expectations, and we are currently delighting in working our way through the last of the Tiramisu!   We have been getting so many compliments about how wonderful the food was, the taste, the presentation, the creative approach to classics.... I have been passing along your cards and website. Thank you again"   Chris Elia - Client 

  

"Amy is a talent not to be reckoned with. When I work with Amy, I feel as though she is hosting our party in her own home, and my friends and  family are hers. She is comfortable, hospitable and extremely professional.  And of course her food is magical and wonderfully tasteful."   Randy Tat, Executive Vice President at CFP Productions - Client

 

"We are big fans of Amy's Culinary Adventures. Amy has catered many events for us at our house and it's always a first class experience. The food is always tailor made for the event and always guaranteed to be made from the best ingredients and absolutely yummy! The presentation is always perfect and Amy and her staff have a smile on their faces from start to finish."    Andy Kaplan, President, Sony International Television - Client

 

"We couldn't be happier with the service, quality and variety of food Amy provides us weekly! Her personal cheffing service has saved us hours of shopping, prep & clean up.  As a working mom, it's hard to find time to try new recipes/food - for us & our kids - this has been a great way to introduce new foods to our family and it's amazing how much the kids love it!" Dawn Schroeder working mom of 2 & VP Sony Intl, Personal Chef Client for 2 Years    

 

"Thanks again for a wonderful party. You were a big hit! Everyone loved the food and my family really appreciated all you did. Thanks so much!!! It was great." Linda Cohen - Client

 

   "In a single word, Amy’s Culinary Adventures:  stellar.   Each time I contact Amy, I find her attention to detail, coupled with her delectable and unique menus, effortlessly take every worry out of a gathering and (I’m embarrassed to say) make ME look good!
    In the hectic world of Los Angeles, Amy devotes the time to care, to discuss and to plan with you every aspect of the event:  from design of the cuisine to presentation and service.  I have used Amy for quick-small gatherings and large parties.  I will always return.  How refreshing it is in this day and age to know that there still those who bring art to their profession (not to mention the coveted invitations to her annual private tastings.)   I whole-heartedly recommend Amy’s Culinary Adventures."  
    Jeffery A. Hansen - Client

 

"If you're a die hard, devoted gourmand like me, your discriminating palate and high standards demand superb food. So, when I sampled Amy Jurist's coconut shrimp, ahi in a wonton basket, crab cakes, scallops with a delicious sauce, ...I was so happy. . I hired her. She arrived on time with a stellar crew. The entire evening was seamless, the food was perfect and every guest left feeling happy, sated and asking for her business card. It's important to note that Amy provides a catering consultation and does extensive research on your behalf. She'll also customize the food to your event. I have hired her 4x now and still can't get enough of her coconut shrimp. You should be so lucky!"   Jaimi Blakely, Event & Marketing Consultant - Client

 

“Amy has changed my life -- Seriously! Deciding what to have for dinner was completely stressful and I wanted my kids to eat more than just chicken nuggets!  Her food is delish and healthy.  We feel like we’re eating out every night."      Kristen Tarnol, working mom of 2  --VP Publicity, Sony  --Personal Chef Client

 

"I have attended several events that Amy has catered and she also catered my 

wedding.  Her food is always fresh, flavorful and beautifully presented.  She has a knack for selecting foods and dishes that are perfect and delicious for any occasion.  I will continue to use Amy for my catering needs and I highly recommend her as I believe her culinary talent and professionalism are top notch."    Lorraine Getz -- Client

 

"Amy is wonderful to work with and learn from.  She immediately put me at ease in the kitchen and made our prep work fun and quick with her well-communicated directions.  I always learn a lot watching her in her preparation of food, her precise timing, and her overall presentation and I am eager to work with Amy again!"       Princess Lucaj  -- On Call Catering Staff

 

"I have been to many fun filled parties that Amy Jurist has expertly organized and catered. They are always a treat to look forward to and attend. The food is delicious (and gorgeously spread out). Amy has an infectious and delightful sense of humor and would be a wonderful addition to any organization smart enough to engage her unique and valued services.”    John Starr   Director of Production - Si TV Cable Network  -- Client

 

"We have worked together on numerous catering jobs and Amy's a total team player, very creative and generates a lot of excitement with planning and food prep.  She's always funny, extremely creative, imaginative, open-minded & fun with food."  Shana Stark    Event Planner

 

"I have hired Amy for many events, and I’ve learned so much from her in food presentation and styling.  Her impeccable attention to preparation detail makes any function she hosts truly special.  Most importantly, Amy's food is great, plus she's always glad to share and demonstrate her techniques to help me take my own entertaining to the next level!"

     Jim Livingston     Regional Sales Manager LodgeNet Entertainment --  Client

 

“Working with Amy has been fabulous. She is fun, funny and very talented. I have learned so much from her just by being around her (and her kitchen).  Her food is incredibly delectable and makes me want more. She makes it look so easy and everything is done so quickly. Amy is like the “miracle-worker” of food! She would be an asset to anyone looking to learn about cooking (or looking to get a great meal)!”   Jennifer Hardaway -- Client

 

"Amy is professional, creative, and always the talk of the town (in a good way) after a party She always provides a wonderful display of incredible and delectable foods." Cil Pereyra   --Client

 

“Never experienced an Underground Dinner -Soire' until my wife and I attended Amy's underground dinner last Saturday. Magnificent, Scrumptious, Abundant, Unique, Mouth Watering, a Visual display of culinary craftsmanship. Good company, music to mange' with, great wines, delicious chocolate martinis and best  of all, leftovers to munch on the next day. You out did yourself Amy. Can't wait til the next adventure!”  Jack Bulko Underground Dinner Guest

 

"Amy Jurist is amazing! She catered our holiday/surprise birthday party and she exceeded our expectations!!! Amy was so helpful every step of the way, from menu planning to service. Her catering skills, creative ideas, food presentation, and experienced staff made our event very special and memorable! Our guests raved about the food...we definitely made the right choice and highly recommend Amy! She's exceptional!!!" - Celina & Owen

 

“Thank you again so much for a wonderful meal and great service! You made my day!!”  Chris Holabird, 90th Birthday Party

 

 

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