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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Jessica T.

GoodWeave International, San Francisco

Chef Kelley & Tiki Go Go catered an office luncheon for my organization, and she did a wonderful job. She was very responsive, and accommodating, and was always available by email or phone when I had questions. She was also extremely willing to adapt the menu to fit our group, and any dietary restrictions we had. I planned the event remotely, which can be difficult, but she made everything extremely easy for me by liaising with our venue, and taking care of all on-site logistics. The budget was very reasonable, and we were very happy with the way the food turned out, as were our guests.
Thank you Chef Kelley!

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ALEXANDER C.

15 GUESTS  SONOMA

Chef Kelley Hawks and her husband catered our wedding evening and absolutely nailed it! Her expert opinion went a long way in helping us put together the perfect apps and snacks for our cocktail hour as well as pairing the perfect wines with our entrees. She was polite and easy to work with throughout the whole process. If you are looking for a true professional to help guide you through your next event I would highly recommend Chef Hawks.

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SHILA C.

47 GUESTS DINNER PARTY

BELVEDERE TIBURON

Kelley was a delight to work with. We enjoyed sharing decor tips and borrowing accents for the full theme to take affect. Her crew were also hard working, competent in the kitchen and personable. We felt the menu was thoughtfully executed and appreciated the color and seasonality to the menu. Kelley was approachable, willing to be flexible, delivered as stated. No disappointments but rave reviews from all. Very willing to use her/her crew again.

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MARTHA M.

19 GUESTS LOS ALTOS

 

I hired Chef Kelley to cook for a retirement party at my house. Overall, I had a fantastic experience. She was easy to contact, very responsive to questions and offered helpful suggestions to make the event run smoothly. The food was absolutely wonderful. There was a focus on simple but creative flavor combinations and all of the guests raved about the food. She even made separate dishes to accommodate one guest's food allergies. She was able to provide extra utensils, dishes/glasses, linens and even tables. And she left the house spotless! I would definitely hire her again.

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KARI W.

11 GUESTS SONOMA

Chef Kelley and her husband were absolutely fantastic. They worked so hard and produced a wonderful meal from start to finish. She was also great at working with me to tweek the menu beforehand. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

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BARBARA B.

43 GUESTS COCKTAIL PARTY SAN FRANCISCO

Kelley, The food was terrific. I thought for a while we had too much but it seems like there was the right amount. Thank you for being there for me. I felt like you had it all under control and I didn't have to worry at all.

We will call you again.

Barbara

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LEIGH ANN E.

65 GUESTS DANVILLE

We hired Chef Kelley for a very special party we hosted to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. She delivered beautifully in food and service.

First of all, in the months leading up to our event, Kelley stayed in touch with me in order to talk about both the menu and the logistics of the event. Her suggestions for the menu were well thought out and helpful. And she was really sensitive to how we wanted the night to run logistically - when to serve appetizers, dinner, do a champagne toast etc. The day of our event Kelley and her staff arrived in plenty of time to prepare for the evening. They were all friendly, helpful and focused on doing their job. They made themselves at home in my kitchen but didn't feel invasive. They served appetizers with grace and elegance and served dinner in excellent timing. I really can't say enough about the food. It was outstanding - high quality ingredients, beautiful presentation and delicious. Our guests were commenting all evening about how wonderful the food was. As the evening was coming to a close they cleaned my kitchen and didn't leave a trace of their work. We were so pleased with Chef Kelley and her team and will definitely use her again in the future. Thank you Chef Kelley!

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CAMILLE M.

100 GUESTS SAN FRANCISCO

Amazing!!! They did an incredible job and really went above and beyond. We were able to enjoy entertaining 80 friends, all of whom loved the food and drink. We will definitely use chef Kelley and her wonderful team again!! They really understood very quickly the look and feel of our party and executed very well. We were very happy!!!

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MEGHAN C.

13 GUESTS HEALDSBURG

We had booked Chef Kelley for a 13 guest dinner party and she did not disappoint! Chef Kelley was friendly, clean, and most importantly the food was delicious. She was super quick at responding to emails / changes / special requests up until just a few days before the dinner. I highly recommend Chef Kelley!

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VICTORIA W.

45 GUESTS SAN FRANCISCO

Chef Kelley HAWKS is amazing!!! From start to finish she took charge and thought of everything that made my baby shower brunch a complete success. My guests raved about the food and décor, and I really appreciated that Chef Kelley was able to put all the pieces together and arrange for glassware, flowers, linens, etc.

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VIRGINIA H.

25 GUESTS OAKLAND

We had a fabulous evening! The food was great. My guests loved the chefs and the way they interacted - interesting, friendly, efficient, and not in the way. They left my kitchen spotless! It was a perfect evening!

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CARRIE E.

7 GUESTS BERKELEY

Chef Kelley and Chef Tom were excellent! We'd definitely use them again.

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TAMAR M.

6 GUESTS BURLINGAME

We had a great evening with chef Kelley- thank you so much! She was super flexible with the menu (we had one guest who was both vegan and non-dairy). It was an amazing experience to just sit back and enjoy the party without having to really lift a finger! The food was excellent and the service was perfect. I will definitely be hosting another event in the future, and I would be happy to have Kelley and Tom take the reigns.

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MEGAN M.

18 GUESTS DINNER PARTY SAN FRANCISCO

Kelley was great! Even dealing with a challenging situation (our clubhouse gas was not working so had to make the food in the apartment and transport food to clubhouse), the food was delicious and everyone had the best time! Thanks Kelley!!

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JESSICA T.

70 GUESTS DINNER PARTY HALF MOON BAY

Kelley was wonderful. All of my guests loved the food. The pulled pork sliders were a crowd favorite. It was amazing to have everything taken care of. Very grateful.

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MEG M.

17 GUESTS DINNER PARTY CALISTOGA

I hosted a welcome to napa dinner for a group of 17 'empty nesters'. Kelley responded to all my requests and did a fabulous job of wine pairing. She and tom were great.

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PAMELA W.

19 GUESTS PALO ALTO

This was a plated dinner for 20 - with a nut allergy and three kids included, outdoors and a shifting menu and number of guests - all accommodated with a smile. Chef Kelley is perhaps the best communicating chef on Kitchit - her pre-event preparation was stellar and she even purchased table linens in a specific pattern I was searching for, arranged for all my rentals including heaters at a great price, and even picked up flowers for my tables at the flower mart. Her team was fast moving and professional in the kitchen during set up and her appetizers outstanding. The experience with the food / service during the dinner did have some hiccups - we could have used more wine pouring and some guests commented that their food was not served very warm. All in all the evening went well and their detailed clean up was greatly appreciated.

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LEYLA S.

9 GUESTS BERKELEY

Kelley and Tom were awesome. They made my birthday amazing and I am deeply grateful. I would use them again in a heartbeat!

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CAROL C.

12 GUESTS SANTA ROSA

Kelley and Tom are truly the dream team. They created an event for us that was so lovely and so well done on every level – the food was amazing and the menu was inspired. They didn’t miss a trick – even providing fresh cut flowers to add to the ambiance. The world class food, coupled with the warmth, talent and work ethic of our chefs, created a magical evening for us and a special birthday we will never forget. And the kitchen was left spotless!

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ELIZABETH L.

45 GUESTS HILLSBOROUGH

Awesome, as always. I love working with Kelley. She's awesome, as is her entire crew.

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ALLIE F.

55 GUESTS DINNER PARTY HEALDSBURG

Kelley Hawks and her staff were amazing. Easy to work with, on-time and great food. She was very accommodating to my vegetarian and gluten free guests while my meat eating guests didn't even notice it was a tailored menu. I cannot recommend her enough although not enough that I can't book her again because she will be too busy!

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DIANE S.

10 GUESTS DINNER PARTY MENLO PARK

Chef Hawkins team was AMAZING! They were very punctual, and prepared an amazing meal for 10 guests. It was clear that pleasing the guests was their top priority. The kitchen was left spotless too! I would definitely use this team again.

5 stars all around.

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ELIZABETH L.

40 GUESTS DINNER PARTY REDWOOD CITY

Awesome. Kelley is my go-to chef!

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WENDY A.

13 GUESTS DINNER PARTY SAN JOSE

 

From the moment I began working with Chef Hawks, the experience was wonderful. Kelley was so friendly and professional, and really got into helping me to plan my friend's bridal shower brunch. She came up with some really elegant ideas for a brunch that not only looked beautiful, but tasted amazing. She was excited about making the day special, and it is evident she is very passionate about what she does. She was very responsive whenever I had questions as well. She and her husband came in the day of the shower with everything they could possibly need to set up, and brought extra serving pieces they thought I might like to use to make the shower nicer. They were surprisingly quiet making everything...I barely even noticed them working away in my kitchen, and at the end left our kitchen cleaner then when they arrived. I would highly recommend them!

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MINDY H.

10 GUESTS DINNER PARTY SONOMA

It was an amazing dinner! Everything was perfect. We had a big party so there was an extra $150 fee for a helper so look out for that. Would book again.

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NATHAN L.

20 GUESTS DINNER PARTY SAN FRANCISCO

Not only did Kelley deliver great food - they delivered an overwhelmingly seductive experience.

They paid attention to how guests were moving through the room, and edited the platters accordingly to allow for thoughtless consumption.

The variety was incredible and the tech CEO's and customers I hosted all said it was a mastermind they wouldn't forget.

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KIM T.

10 GUESTS DINNER PARTY SONOMA

Chef Kelley was perfect! She was on time, super friendly and so accommodating. We had a group of 10 in Napa and she figured out the kitchen and gave a great experience. The food was phenomenal and not only did she bring me a fish option since I dont eat meat, she brought extra in case others wanted to try it too. Apps and desert were unreal as well. I will be using her services again and would tell anyone I know to do this. It's a fun experience i hope to have again!

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BRENDAN M.

20 GUESTS DINNER PARTY SAN FRANCISCO

Every course was well done and perfectly timed. I liked having the food served family style as it created the casual and fun atmosphere we were looking for. The great food and service, not to mention the spotless Kitchen afterwards made entertaining effortless.

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SHER A.

15 GUESTS DINNER PARTY HILLSBOROUGH

Chef Kelley accommodated all my needs for a gluten-, soy-, peanut-, and lactose-free meal for 15 people. Weeks prior, she kept an open line of communication when more restrictions were placed because of guests' dietary needs. Her team came by the house two hours prior to feeding guests. Food was full of flavor with a variety of options for the guests, even with all the dietary restrictions! They were fully prepared, took over the kitchen, and cleaned up leaving the house cleaner than when they arrived. It was a pleasure working with her.

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SHEREN C.

14 GUESTS DINNER PARTY SAN MATEO

 

Working  with Kelley HAWKS was a total pleasure. Chef HAWKS made my life so easy by showing up early, preparing so many delicious dishes, and cleaning up afterwards - allowing me to enjoy my sister's shower. All of guests loved the food that was prepared - you have to try the Pumpkin Ginger Waffles.

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ANNE M.

14 GUESTS DINNER PARTY SAN FRANCISCO

 

Beautiful meal. I really appreciate the effort Kelley put into providing for my gluten-free and vegetarian guests. Also, thank you so much for working on Thanksgiving so I didn't have to! Peace.

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CATHY M.

9 GUESTS DINNER PARTY LOS ALTOS HILLS

We really enjoyed meeting Kelley and Tom! The food was good but the quantities were large. I was looking for something a bit more gourmet:(

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TOBY O.

10 GUESTS

DINNER PARTY

SAN CARLOS

Chef Hawks was amazing. She worked with us on the menu, prepared everything right on time and cleaned up before leaving. The food and beverages were AMAZING! We loved it and will hire her again!

Thanks,

toby and kori

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AILEEN L.

25 GUESTS

DINNER PARTY

SAN FRANCISCO

chef kelley and her husband chef tom were super easy to work with and made the experience of hosting a 25 person seated work-related dinner a breeze. they also rented and brought stemware and plates which saved us a ton of time. how they served plated salads, then chicken + mashers + quinoa, then dessert for 25 out of our tiny SF apartment kitchen is beyond me. The only things that could have been a little better is the main courses were not very warm/hot when they were served - but again, not sure how possible that would have been for 25 people served all at once. a total pleasure to work with!

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KELLY M.

16 GUESTS

DINNER PARTY

SAN FRANCISCO

Kelley and her husband, Tom were a fantastic team and made sure my birthday dinner went off without a hitch! I was so thankful to have their help with every little piece of the party- even offering to help me set up the bar when I was running a few minutes late getting some last minute things ready. The food was phenomenal and all of my guests left happy and full. I was pretty specific with what I wanted to serve and Kelley executed it perfectly. I even had two friends with gluten allergies and they ensured there was plenty of food for them to eat. Top notch service, 5 stars all around!

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VANESSA S.

11 GUESTS

DINNER PARTY

SAN FRANCISCO

Kelley took incredible care of our our group. Her service was flawless, she was able to serve a beautiful meal out of our small office kitchen, and she was a delight to work with. The food was fresh, healthy, and unique--it definitely made our event feel special.

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DEBBIE R.

18 GUESTS

DINNER PARTY

SAN FRANCISCO

Fantastic experience. Kelley and Tom were wonderful to work with. I booked with very little lead time and she came up with a menu and execution that delighted everyone. i would absolutely use her again.

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ERIC T.

30 GUESTS

DINNER PARTY

 

 SAN FRANCISCO

Kelley was fantastic! She and her husband did a labor day BBQ for us for about 30 people. They were very flexible on menu choices and accommodating our requests. The food was delicious -- I received lots of complements -- and we didn't need to worry about a thing. Very happy (as were my guests)!

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DARLENE G.

19 GUESTS

DINNER PARTY

 

SAN FRANCISCO

Such a superb experience! Kelley was an absolute delight to work with. She made the entire event seamless and was very accommodating and flexible with our menu. Thanks, Kelley, for making the event so spectacular!

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DEBRA L.

55 GUESTS

COCKTAIL PARTY

SAN FRANCISCO

Kelley was a pleasure to work with. Very responsive and accommodating from the first contact. She and Tom arrived promptly, ready to go. Food was nicely displayed on platters Kelley provided. Clean up was excellent with leftovers neatly packed up in the fridge. Made our event for 100 adults and children, painless.

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CATHA M.

45 GUESTS

DINNER PARTY

SAN FRANCISCO

My experience with Chef Kelley Hawks was incredible. First, the food was delicious and my guests were very impressed. For 45 people, Kelley made a "pumpkin seed chipotle cilantro panko-crusted" tilapia (fresh and outstanding!) and grilled spice-rubbed chicken, a delicious quinoa salad, a great kale dish and a fresh plum, goat-cheese and arugula salad. And the dessert may have been the best part of all - a fresh baked berry tart with a buttery cornmeal crusts that left guests coming back for 2nd and 3rd servings after a hefty meal. From our first interaction via Kitchit and through the clean-up of the event, Kelley was at all times professional, thoughtful and helpful, and worked hard to make hosting a 45-person dinner as easy as possible for me! She was incredibly responsive, easy to access, flexible with the menu and helpful brainstorming options. She prepared some of the food in advance and came to my house early with a support crew (her husband) and with plenty of time to do last minute prep. She stayed through the course of the event to set up the food at a buffet station and constantly replenished food so that it was warm. On top of that, she's a lovely person and I enjoyed my interactions with her. In sum, she went above and beyond and I'd whole-heartedly recommend her for any event!

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LINDSEY G.

40 GUESTS

COCKTAIL PARTY

SAN FRANCISCO

Kelley and Tom were great! Highly recommend them. They pulled together various dishes for my 40 person party with little notice. They arrived on time with all of the food and their own platters. They were courteous and a pleasure to have in our home.

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JUSTIN S.

20 GUESTS

DINNER PARTY

SAN FRANCISCO

Fantastic experience. The presentation, creativity, and the food itself, were inventive and delicious. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is considering this service. Helped to make our Birthday celebration a very memorable event! Thank you!

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KEN H.

12 GUESTS

DINNER PARTY

SAN FRANCISCO

This was a dinner purchased through a non-profit auction and the winners reported that they thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the entire experience.

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BRUNO B.

40 GUESTS

DINNER PARTY

SAN FRANCISCO

Kelley was a star. Everyone loved the food, she handled a large (and somewhat chaotic) event with grace and ease. Wonderful fun all around and I'd be happy to hire her again.

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MIKE L.

40 GUESTS

COCKTAIL PARTY

SAN FRANCISCO

Kelley was great. This was a "company" event with over 40. There were particular diet restrictions due to people coming from 10 different countries and I was on a specific (tight) budget. She came up with a great menu, with very interesting meat and vegetarian dishes. She got lots of compliments and in seeking feedback there were only a couple of comments about wanting more seasoning. Equally important with the quality of food and prep, Kelley brought it in on budget. The communication was responsive and good from start to finish. She and her assistant were there on time and helped all the way through clean up -- they really made it a "no effort" event on my part and I was able to enjoy the guests. She's been around quite awhile in the SF area but was new to KitchIt - I highly recommend her and would use her again.

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ELIZABETH L.

15 GUESTS

DINNER PARTY

SAN FRANCISCO

Kelley was fabulous. She was so pleasant and the food was outstanding. My guests could not stop raving about it. I'd ask Kelley to cater a party for me again in a heartbeat.

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