Testimonials

After School Enrichment Classes

Liz A.

(client)
Liz's daughter attended after school enrichment classes that The Culinary Dude lead

Top Qualities: Helpful, Personable, Age-Appropriate

Please let Scott know that Sidney has been loving it! She's always been open to trying new things, but even more confidently now! She's learning, having fun, and gaining confidence - a great combination.

 

After School Enrichment Classes

Nancy G.

(client)
Nancy observed The Culinary Dude for a newspaper article

Top Qualities: Personable, Age-Appropriate, Amazed

The class I sat in on was held at a private school in San Francisco with Chef Scott Davis leading the class. He was fantastic with the group of five children, ages from between 1st to 5th grades. His ability to keep the young kids under control, engaged and focused all at the same time in a very positive way, was awe-inspiring.

 

After School Enrichment Classes

Amy M.

(client)
Amy's son attended after school enrichment classes that The Culinary Dude lead

Top Qualities: Incredible, Personable, Age-Appropriate

Our six year old son loved the class he took from the Culinary Dude. He's so excited about cooking that he did all the grating and other prep work for our Hanukkah dinner this year. It was pretty amazing!

 

Summer Kids Cooking Camp

Betty R.

(client)
Betty's kids attended a summer kids cooking camp which The Culinary Dude lead

Top Qualities: High Integrity, Personable, Creative, Great Results

Scott has a special way with working with kids. They love him. I am so happy that we had a chance to attend camp!

 

Summer Kids Cooking Camp

Joan F.

(client)
Joan attended a summer kids cooking camp which The Culinary Dude lead

Top Qualities: Incredible, Personable, Creative

Scott, the Culinary Dude is a very hands on and personable teacher. He is great at engaging his students plus he's very organized and has an amazing ability to handle a group of children with ease. My kids enjoyed chopping, cooking, cleaning, and trying new foods. They learned a lot and are excited to take more cooking classes @ the Culinary Dude.

 

Summer Kids Cooking Camp

Susan R.

(client)
Susan  attended a summer kids cooking camp which The Culinary Dude lead

Top Qualities: Incredible, Personable, Age-Appropriate

My 6 year old son loved this camp so much he insisted on coming early. He'd been in 2 previous camps & rated this one #1. Scott immediately connects with the kids. Neil keeps them physically active in between cooking. Class size is intimate. We'll be back.

 

Summer Kids Cooking Camp

Michelle S.

(client)
Michelle attended a summer kids cooking camp which The Culinary Dude lead

Top Qualities: High Integrity, Personable, Creative, Great Results

My sons just loved this camp! They used math. They used creative skills and, if you send them there with Tupperware they will bring home the most delicious meals for dinner. It's a working parent's dream. No need to pack a lunch and they bring home dinner to boot. Awesome food. I particularly was impressed by the Japanese food. The California rolls rocked. My kids ate more vegetables in their one week of camp than they have eaten all year.

 

Kids Cooking Party

EB W.

(client)
EB attended a kids cooking party which The Culinary Dude lead

Top Qualities: Incredible, Personable, Creative

Really well run and fun at the same time. We attended a 5 year old bday party and it was empowering for the little ones.

 

Kids Cooking Party

Jeanine S.

(client)
Jeanine booked a kids cooking party at ITK Culinary which The Culinary Dude lead

Top Qualities: Incredible, Personable, Age-Appropriate

My daughter just celebrated her 6th birthday at ITK. She and her 10 little chef friends had a BLAST! The recipes were easy, and delicious! I really liked how the big chef made sure that all the little chef's were involved in the entire process...from learning the rules of the kitchen, to the cooking, and the cleaning, and to the eating! One of the mom's wants to have her next birthday party there! Thanks Chef Scott! We'll be back!

 

Catering

Meredith M.

(client)
Meredith attended an event The Culinary Dude catered

Top Qualities: Incredible, Personable, Creative

Scott, I wanted to thank you for everything you did to make my 60th birthday so incredible. Everything you made was delicious--particularly that wonderful salad and the chicken pesto sandwiches for lunch and the amazing lamb chops and mushroom pasta for dinner on Saturday night--but it was the way you came into the kitchen and found equipment and made things happen in a totally self-sufficient way that made me realize what a professional you are. I don't know how you managed to grill all those lovely lamb chops in the rain and the dark, but they were fabulous. I could hear the gasps of delight when you delivered the huge platter of them to the table you knew what you were doing, and you were pleasant and professional to everyone, and they all thought you were great. I've never seen my friend Coleen eat so much! The best part about your being there is that my sisters didn't have to be in the kitchen, which meant I didn't feel like I had to be in the kitchen, and that made the weekend so enjoyable for us all. I'm already thinking about future celebrations! Thanks you again for your contributions to a memorable birthday!

 

Catering

Marci D.

(client)
Marci hired The Culinary Dude for Catering

Top Qualities: Incredible, Personable, Creative

Scott, thank you SO much for everything you did to make the celebration for my sisters birthday an absolute success! As one of our guests noted to us in a thank you, "Chef Scott was a jewel"! From start to finish you were the true professional; Pulling together a menu for the events, dealing with me and my indecisions about the menu, dealing with the inclement weather, being completely self sufficient at both events, impressing us and all of the guests with not only your delicious food and it's presentation but also with your personable attitude, and drawing in the girls to get involved with the food and it's preparation - one of my favorite images is of them sitting in the kitchen with their legs swinging, talking to you and eating lamp chops! You did all of this and more and always with a smile and a positive attitude. We are very grateful to you for sharing your talents with us! As you can imagine, we are all eating very due to the leftovers. Our guests were thrilled to take home "doggie bags" of lamb chops and pasta. We were thrilled to wake up the next morning to have lots of delicious fruit for breakfast with leftover baguette for toasting. It was a pleasure to meet and work with you and I hope our paths cross again in the future.

 

Adult/Child In-home Parties & Classes

Steve W.

(client)
Steve hired Scott for a Kids Cooking Camp at ITK (In The Kitchen) Culinary

Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

Great discovery finding ITK and The Culinary Dude!  I was looking around for summer camps for my 8 year old nephew, and tried out a week of ITK's cooking camp for kids.   My nephew absolutely LOVED the classes and wants to sign up more--each day focused on food from France, Italy, Spain and the Middle East.  The Culinary Dude is great with the kids.  The kids' classes on Sundays look interesting too and I definitely plan to bring my nephew back to ITK.  Just a suggestion, but if Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas classes for kids are available, we're there!

 

Adult/Child In-home Parties & Classes

Hanna L.

(client)
Hanna hired Scott for a Kids Cooking Class at ITK(In The Kitchen) Culinary

Top Qualities: High Integrity, Personable, Creative, Great Results

Look no further for an impeccable culinary adventure. Chef Scott, The Culinary Dude is not only an amazing chef, par extraordinaire, but such wonderful honest decent person!! We hosted our daughter's birthday party at ITK Culinary and let me tell you, its not an easy feat to handle 15 tween girls. But he not only did it with ease and comfort, he also made sure the group had a wonderful fun time and actually learned something! We are so bowled over and so ecstatic we found this amazing place and great chef in The Culinary Dude. I cannot wait for more culinary experiences at ITK. The kitchen and working space is fabulous and immaculately clean and the perfect site for a birthday party, girls night out or a romantic couples night. I am a very grateful mom and a very appreciative one as well. Thank you Chef Scott!!

 

Private Dinner Parties

Kurt W.

(client)
Kurt attended an event that Scott cooked and ran at ITK (In The Kitchen) Culinary

Top Qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Personable, Creative

We went here the other night for a friend's birthday, and it was awesome. Our friend who hosted got to pick the menu with ITK's input/advice, and we all helped make dinner.

we had 12 people which was perfect as far as working space in the kitchen etc. The chef, Scott, was incredible at multi-tasking and making sure people felt at ease working on their dish. And if people wanted to just watch and talk, the ITK team stepped in to help complete dishes. We then all sat down to a great meal. It BYOB too, which made it fun so we could share favorite wines with the meal. We will definitely do it again.

 

Catering

Stacey T.

(client)
Stacey hired The Culinary Dude for Catering

Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

Scott provided excellent service from the beginning with on-time invoices, quick menu preparation and innovative ideas. Scott customized his menu to incorporate our theme creatively, and the food was delicious. Scott is a pleasure to work with.

 

Adult/Child In-home Parties & Classes

Melodese M.

(client)
Melodese hired Scott for a Kids Cooking Class at ITK(In The Kitchen) Culinary

Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

Just wanted to say a BIG thanks to the Culinary Dude!

My daughters and their friends took the Grains cooking class at ITK with The Culinary Dude and had a blast! We parents enjoyed watching them in action at the end of class and especially loved sitting down with them to dine on their delicious creations! They've been non-stop in the kitchen since then! Creating new dishes and looking through cookbooks for ideas as well! Such an inspiration and I just had to share with fellow Petaluma families - who seemed very interested in enrolling their kids in these fantastic classes as well! Thanks again and hopefully see you soon!

 

Adult/Child In-home Parties & Classes

Maureen G.

(client)
Maureen hired Scott for a Private Cooking Class at her house for kids

Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

"Our twin girls (now age 12) took a cooking class from Scott at Whole Foods in Los Altos, CA. The girls really enjoyed his class and I was hoping he'd teach more classes at Whole Foods. Since this is our daughters' last year at their elementary school and I haven't had a birthday party for them in the last 4 years, I thought I'd give them a party. I wanted to do something different (but not "over the top") for their party, but not make it a logistics nightmare and give them something engaging to do and have them "learn something along the way". Scott's cooking class/competition at our home at the birthday party with 11 girls was outstanding. Hands and brains were engaged for 2+ hours and then they ate what they created. It was excellent and highly recommend this for parties - an incredible learning experience, food prepared by the kids and no useless, non-green goodie bags needed!"

 

Healthy Office Lunch Delivery/Catering

Brian K.

(client)
Brian hired Scott as a caterer/chef

Top Qualities: : Great Results, Personable, Creative

"A few months back, I decided to become a part-time vegetarian, reducing my weekly meat intake by 80%. As a lifelong, fervent meat-eater with questionable willpower, this was going to be tricky for me. Luckily, Scott provided our company with delicious, nutritionally balanced vegetarian lunches - in addition to his omnivore-focused meals. His vegetables/greens were consistently well-selected and flavorful, and I enjoyed the variety, texture, and seasoning in his tofu preparations." Principal Designer, Xobni, worked with Scott at XOBNI

Healthy Office Lunch Delivery/Catering

Tyler N.

Tyler hired Scott as a caterer/chef

Top Qualities: : High Integrity, Personable, Creative

"Scott did a great job working with Xobni, providing delicious and nutritionally balanced meals every day!! Even though I am a super picky vegan, he put up with my dietary weirdness without any problems. Scott rocks!!"

 

Personal Chef

Lori H.

(client)
Lori H. hired Scott as a personal chef

Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, High Integrity

"Scott was a fantastic personal chef for me for several months, until I moved out of the area. he was responsive to my likes and dislikes, very open to feedback, affordable and completely reliable. and the food was great! Scott is a great guy who is easy to work with and committed to making great food for his clients. I would definitely work with him again if I lived in the area. :)"

 

Healthy Office Lunch Delivery/Catering

Josh J.

(client)
Josh hired Scott for Lunch Delivery and hired Scott more than once

Top Qualities: Great Results , Personable , Expert

"Scott ("the Culinary Dude") has powered the bodies and minds of the hard workers at Xobni for over a year and a half. His cuisine is healthy and tasty, and keeps employees in top form. He knows how to avoid the post-lunch "crash" that so many restaurants and caterers unwittingly cause. He is open to suggestions and feedback, is extremely punctual and dependable. Thank you Scott!"

 

Healthy Office Lunch Delivery/Catering

Michael H.

(client)
Michael hired you as a Meal preparation for company lunches

Top Qualities: Personable, On Time, High Integrity

"Scott was super flexible and helpful for those in the office with specific dietary needs (myself included!). He had fun vegan/veggie options and was proactive about getting feedback from everyone. He cooked with fresh, organic, healthy ingredients which I always appreciated."

 

Healthy Office Lunch Delivery/Catering

Skyler T.

(client)
Skyler hired Scott as a catering and hired Scott more than once

Top Qualities: Great Results , Personable , High Integrity

"Scott has been providing quality meals for our company for close to a year now. From vegans to perpetual complainers, Scott has managed to please everyone in the company, not an easy feat. He was able to accomplish this by taking any and all feedback provided to him and taking it all to heart. His meals immediately reflecting any requests proposed to him and he seemed genuinely happy to be proposed with any challenge we could think of; a sign that he truly loves his work. Scott's meals are healthy and delicious. We first came to Scott to find a healthy alternative to the meals we were currently eating. We were next faced with finding the best serving method; individual containers, buffet style, etc. Scott again tried every suggestion until we found one that seemed to meet our needs in the best manner. Again, he did this with a smile. I highly recommend Scott for any meal service. Not only has he provided our lunches, but he has also catered our company parties. D e l i c i o u s."

 

Personal Chef/Catering

Melissa K.

(client)
Melissa hired The Culinary Dude as a personal chef and caterer

Top Qualities: Creative, Personable, High Integrity

Please know that Scott Davis was in my employ for approximately one year as a family chef.  Scott bought, prepared meals, served many meals including both casual family dinners as well as adult entertaining dinners.  His menus were consistently excellent with strong attention to detail.  All components were well thought out, complementary, served with restaurant flare, and of course, delicious.  Working in advance with Scott to plan the menus was always easy via email or phone and he was always graciously amenable to change.  Scott handled his chef role as a true professional. 

My daughter has extreme food allergies that cover a large group of foods and Scott was very willing and happy to work with me to create special menus that everyone could eat.  Not cooking with dairy, egg, seafood, sesame, nuts and mustard can be tricky but Scott looked at it as a challenge and no one eating at my house ever noticed the difference -- all credit to Scott.  One of my husband's bachelor friends would regularly call to see if it was a "Scott cooking" night as he loved to enjoy a wonderful meal.   

In addition, I have three small children that all loved Scott and his cooking.  He has a special talent with children and was playful with them as well as willing to teach them about the meals he was preparing.

 

Catering

Angela F.

(client)
Angela hired The Culinary Dude as a caterer

Top Qualities: Great Results, Good Value, Creative

"Scott not only serves up amazing fresh food, he is there from start to finish with preparation to clean-up. Imagine dishes like blue cheese mac & cheese, lamb cakes and fruit kabobs with a vanilla sauce served in a wine glass. Scott is always willing to work within your budget and delivers exactly what he says he will and never disappoints."

 

Catering

Jay F.

(client)
Jay hired The Culinary Dude as a caterer

Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, High Integrity

"Scott is a very diligent planner who takes great pride with all aspects of his work and overall service and presentation. He represents himself with the utmost integrity. He is very keen on understanding his clients' needs and their expectations and then delivers seamlessly.....all along with a sense of urgency yet with a comfortable calmness in all tasks and milestones. He is methodical in his approach and in his preparations and thus the results always seem to be well thought-out, often exceeding the expectation. I have hired him a couple of times for 'key' professional and personal events and I will continue to do so as he is very honest, fair and personable as well as creative and consistent."

 

Personal Chef

Cassia V.

(client)
Cassia hired The Culinary Dude as a personal chef

Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, Creative

"Scott provides delicious, healthy meals for our family, based on our preferences and needs (from my pregnancy with twins to extra visitors over the holidays). In addition to being a great chef, Scott is flexible, responsive, creative and completely reliable. He keeps us well-fed and has a knack for finding ways to make our life easier!"

 

Catering/Personal Chef

Paul M.

(client)
Paul hired The Culinary Dude as a Personal chef and catered many of his social events

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

"In almost three years of providing us with weekly meals and snacks, Scott has never failed to create delicious meals and tailor-made menus, a wide variety of meat and vegetable selections, always healthy, and always delivered in a friendly and professional manner. We trust him completely, and communicating with Scott is effortless. We've also used Scott to cater large social events, and our guests uniformly praise the food, even many months later. We recommend Scott with zero reservations. None."

 

Catering

Julie F.

(client)
Julie hired The Culinary Dude as a Caterer

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value

"The Culinary Dude catered a recent dinner for the IABC Executive Board and Research Foundation Trustees. Scott provided a number of menu options and was willing to work within my budget. The night of the dinner, he and his staff were flexible when we had to delay the party a half hour, they served champagne to the guests which was not part of the original agreement, served FABULOUS food, and best of all, cleaned up. I would use them again without hesitation."

 

Catering/Personal Chef

Jeff B.

(Client)
 Jeff hired The Culinary Dude as a Personal Chef and catered many of his social events

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

"We had Scott cater three parties and he cooks regularly for us as a personal chef. He is a fantastic value. His food is great. When he catered, he was on top of everything; it was like having a staff of five in one man. People really loved his Macaroni and Blue Cheese and his caramel brownies. During the week, my favorite dish was his baked fried chicken. He worked within our requirements (my wife is vegetarian and prefers everything organic); he does all the shopping and preparation in your kitchen. It is an incredible luxury that is surprisingly affordable :)"

 

Personal Chef

Terra C.

(client)
Terra hired The Culinary Dude as a Personal Chef

Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity

"We first hired Scott to help us by preparing meals for us for the week during a particularly busy time for our family. He came to our house (always on time) and cooked for about 4 hours. His great meals (total of 6 courses to be eaten throughout the week) were stored in containers to be eaten throughout the week. The food was great, fresh and EASY. Another thing that is great about Scott is that he will work with particular/picky eaters and work around any food allergies, etc. And bonus: He does all the grocery shopping too!"