"I am a serious chef myself having worked in prestigious restaurants in younger days and have been consistently involved in the foodie world my entire life, so might be considered a tough customer. In every way Melanie has exhibited professionalism and care in her work and surprised me with her innovation!"
Wow that dinner was AMAZING. We are swooning. The perfect thing for a freezing cold night, too. You have such a gift, Mel -- I feel so nurtured by your food -- it isn't JUST food -- Thank you for lavishing us with yumminess and warmth.
Thank you so much for dinner -- everything was phenomenal! The combination of flavors in the soup was outstanding, and the desserts were delicious too. The strawberries really tasted like little cheesecake bites!
We have enjoy Melanie's help in the kitchen several days a week. Melanie brings a unique blend of creativity, passion and craft to her work in the kitchen as well as genuine care for the family.
Melanie is very good at communicating ideas & tuned into individual tastes & dietary limitations. It's always an open conversation about what works and what could be done differently to be more responsive to our tastes. It is hard to think of anything that could be improved really!
I am a serious chef myself having worked in prestigious restaurants in younger days and have been consistently involved in the foodie world my entire life, so might be considered a tough customer. In every way Melanie has exhibited professionalism and care in her work and surprised me with her innovation!
e are the ABC program in Winchester where a household of 12 people live & eat every day. Mel came to us in March 2014, our regular chef out on leave. There are 8 scholars entrusted to us for the school year and additional ABC related staff. The boys, being adolescent males, are hungry after school, a fact that we as a program have never addressed in a formal way. Then came Mel.
Mel quickly knew all the boys’ names& preference. She zipped around making small adjustments, rationalizing cabinets, doing inventory, etc. She identified new food sources that saved us money & were organic! Without her the boys would not have known about Wright-Locke farm and its wonderful eggs. Every day when they came home from school she was there, creating a snack while working on dinner, while teaching them the basics of food preparation, while inquiring about everyone’s day and keeping up a line of happy patter that can melt the heart like butter.
Melanie is very caring and a wonderful chef. She invented a creative, special friday breakfast to help my harried kids get up and off to school every day. She is a terrific cook. She seamlessly integrated into our lives and made everything run smoother, in spite of a chorus of different voices and directions and some very picky eaters. I can't say enough good things about her!