What Private Clients Say

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What Private Clients Say

“I want to marry Chef Willie!
-Melanie FL.

Thank you!!! Was a great time and the food was FABULOUS!
-Julie Carlson, Calistoga

“I feel like I’m watching a cooking show!”
–Lara S., the birthday girl!

“That steak was perfect, really outstanding. And that sauce. Loved the sauce.”
-Loc D., Wayne PA

“That was the best meal of my entire life, ”
-Paul W., Fort Lauderdale FL

“This far exceeded my expectations. I wanted to do something special for my wife’s birthday. And Chef Willie, you nailed it. And your guys, they were great. Really great,”
-Sean S., Fort Lauderdale FL

“Those were the best potatoes I’ve ever had in my entire life.”
-Maureen Q.  Atlanta, GA

“That was the best meal I’ve had all year, by far, ”
-Kelly L. Dallas, TX

“The dinner couldn’t have been any better.”
-Paul R. Los Angeles, CA

“Where do we go from here – how can we top this?”
-Margie Mac. Radnor, PA

“I don’t think I can remember ever having better food…”
-Aly, the birthday “girl”, with family and friends at her vacation rental property in Sonoma

“Michelin-star worthy”
-Alex P., 40th birthday dinner in Napa, CA

Our warmest thanks and congratulations for a superb afternoon of wonderful food, camaraderie, and gracious dining experience.  All of us had a truly enjoyable time and hope you, too, enjoyed the afternoon, even though you did all the work.  I can’t think what my favorite dish was but I can tell you it was all terrific , and I’m sure the others feel the same.  Bravo, well done and thanks again.
-Lee Makapagal

-Justine M., Encinitas, CA. 50th Birthday family dinner in St. Helena

“I’m never eating in a restaurant ever again”
-Matthew P, Atlanta, GA, Army veteran and marathoner/triathlete

“This was so much better than going to a restaurant! And I didn’t have to do any of the cooking or the clean-up”
-Heidi F, Kentfield CA, for a family 80th birthday party for her father-in-law

“I’ve eaten in all the best restaurants in the entire Napa Valley and my expectations were very high for Chef Willie. He far exceeded my expectations; he totally hit it out of the park. A home run!”
-Steve L., Dallas TX, private wine dinner, Napa

“We sure did appreciate the level of professionalism you and your team brought to the party.”
-Cynthia W. Sonoma, CA

“Thank you again for creating a wonderful final event for us in Sonoma on Saturday night. It surpassed my expectations and our guests will be talking about it for years to come.The menu selection was excellent and everyone had their own favorite. I, personally, found the pasta dish to be spectacular.”
–Phil, Chicago, IL

“Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your cooking and your company. It was perfect. I can’t thank you enough.”
-Marlene, Atlanta, GA

“Thank you for a truly wonderful evening last night.  Every detail, from table decor to silverware to dishes was perfect.  And the food, of course, was sublime.  (I am still thinking of the consommé!)  Mark and I had a great time, and thank you for putting together the party of behalf of The Presentation School!
-Beth, Sonoma, CA

We had an awesome evening, Willie!  Girlfriends are mad as the night set the bar for future milestone birthdays really high!  Ha ha ha!  Thanks again and we will certainly give you a call when we are back in wine country.

Looking forward to enjoying the wine you dropped off when we get home as a reminder of our wonderful time in California.”
-Denise Y, Dallas, TX

“We really enjoyed the evening – it was delightful and the whole evening was a wonderful treat- I already emailed a friend in Sonoma to pass on your info! Food was amazing- your pasta brought back such memories of our time in Velletri, Italy! Thanks again- we hope to be back next year!!

“My friends had the best night and so appreciated the dinner you prepared and the “chef show”.   It was a wonderful night…. and I loved the steak.   I totally stand corrected.  I would have that anytime.

Picky friend Don, couldn’t quit raving about your pasta.  Said it was the best he had EVER had including his favorite down in the desert and I’ve had that one and it’s pretty darn good. He kept calling it boar’s head ragu. I just let it go… 🙂

Anyway, loved getting to know you and have you create beautiful evenings at my home. More to come for sure.”
-Sandra F, Albuquerque, NM

“I attended a beautiful luncheon you prepared, Tuscan style, on the terrace at the Williamsons’ home two weeks ago.  What a fabulous meal, prepared so simply (or seemingly so!)  I’m preparing to use your cookbook to entertain at my home this weekend.  I’m a particular fan of cookbooks, and this one really has me excited.  It is accessible, extremely well laid out, beautifully illustrated, and has real energy.  It will get lots of use in my house. Thank you for sharing your passion with us!”
-Pam, Berkeley, CA

“Chef Wille is fabulous. He organized our party fantastically with a high energy and fun mood. The final product was amazingly delicious and we picked up several new cooking tricks along the way!

Will be using these recipes a bunch in the future, and hope to hire him again for a relaxing dinner party or to entertain for us again! Chef Willie did a great job of using local fresh and in season ingredients – can’t wait for another excuse to use his services!”
-Sally and Alan

“The luncheon was over the top, unexpectedly elegant, wonderful and delicious. Paul and I enjoyed it again for our dinner last evening. Thank you for pulling this all together for me so quickly. You are amazing.”
-Donna, Sonoma, CA

“We had a great several days in Napa with Chef Willie as our chef. He was able to turn seemingly basic dishes such as the grilled New York strips into extraordinary with accents such as the Chimichurri sauce (which was my favorite)—and had a steady stream of excellent more exotic dishes such as the wild boar ragout with bucotini. I couldn’t stop eating his cinnamon and raisin scones; but the icing on the cake was the candied orange peel (Italian style) on the chocolate soufflé. Best of all, he was not shy about sharing his secrets with a cooking novice like myself. I liked it so well, I bought his grilling cookbook…”
-Fred, Chicago, IL

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