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Chef Susan Ytterberg- Client Reviews

Golden Plum Personal Chef Services, LLC

Chef Susan, Thank you for sending the pictures of all the dishes you prepared during our vist! We greatly enjoyed your cooking, it was a hit with all of us!

Mr. D January 2021


Hi Chef Susan! OMG what an experience this was! (Thank you for chefing a special anniversary dinner for my family at their home). I went to their house Sunday for Mother's day and they couldn't stop talking about the dinner (Champagne Pear Soup, Stuffed Portobellos with Mushroom Duxelles, Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Mushroom Ragout etc!). Everything, from the menu, to the conversations, to how special it was and to how wonderful it turned out, was the topic of the evening. I was able to try some of the leftovers as snacks before dinner and they were fabulous! You outdid yourself : ) and it was everything I wanted it to be- a once in a lifetime experience for them! ...I cannot wait to see your client xyz and thank her for the referral. Susan thank you again for you what you did and for helping me give my family a memorable experience for their anniversary! 

Mrs. C, May 2020, Casselberry, FL

Text Message- receved from client evening of Personal Chef service day:

Thank you so much for everything!!! The food is exceptional! Very amazing, refreshing tasty creations can't thank you enough. (My family) is extremely happy so that makes my world happy lol!

(Meals included: Berry Crunch Yogurt Parfait, Brown Rice Breakfast Bowl with Blackberries, Almonds and Maple Syrup Drizzle, Stuffed Tomatoes with Shrimp & Avocado, Tuna Nicoise Salad, Shrimp Scampi, Unfried Eggplant Parm Rolls, Sesame Crust Roasted Salmon etc)

-Mr. H, June 4, 2020

Text Message- received from client evening of Personal Chef service day:

Thank you so much Susan, dinner was delicious! (Chicken Enchiladas, Corn on the Cob with Lime Zest, Butter & Smoked Paprika, Romaine Salad with Apples & Pecans). Enjoy the rest of your evening & we'll see ya Thursday!

-Mr. confidential May 11, 2020

Hi Chef Susan, thank your so much for putting on a wonderful cooking competition culinary event for our friends gathering! We all had such a great time, and many laughs continues thru dinner and the following day. We appreciate your patience thru the evening, as it was a bit chaotic with our teams cooking but it turned out wonderful. The food received high praise for flavor too!! Thanks for the pictures, videos & recipes for our cooking event!! I will take time review you on Yelp and will recommend you to others in the area. Warm regards,

Ms. SP & Friends, Orlando, FL January 23, 2020

Chef Susan, thank YOU first & foremost for your ahhhMAZING cooking creativity & talents that are helping us keep healthy, fit & happy. I am so grateful our paths came together & God knew we needed your in our lives. Thank you for all you do & for opening doors in our lives and seeing the potential of how we can help people together. I love the sparkle in your eyes for life and you inspire me! Happy Client!

-Mrs. H, Orlando, FL December 2019

Dear Chef "Genius" Susan,

We are enjoying the leftovers of that fabulous meal you cooked (of beef tenderloin, poricini mushroom risotto, roast asparagus with herbs de Province, cold shrimp with lemon & fennel pollen) during our vacation in Orlando and they're now almost gone. But there are lots of photos to remind us of the very special celebration meal you created for us!

With thanks,

-Mrs. C, San Francisco Bay Area August 2019

Hi Chef Susan-

We wanted to let you know how much we thoroughly enjoyed our time with you last night in our French cooking class. I had dreams of French cuisine all night long. We will be certain to recommend you to all of our friends and will be doing a Yelp review, as well! Thank you for making our evening so enjoyable. We learned so much and enjoyed learning it from you.  

p.s. you have a new number one fan in our son, little chef!

-Mrs. H, Winter Park, FL 10/18/19 (French Cooking Class)

Hi Chef Susan,

FYI your dairy free chicken and dumplings this week were a huge hit!! And my daughter took one bite of your dairy-free cupcakes you made for her and said, "oh mom, these are AMAZING!!!"

-Mrs. B, Longwood, FL 8/27/19 (Weekly Personal Chef Client)

Chef Susan,

Your food photos of the event you cooked for us are great! Thanks for the pix and for your role in making my wife's bday such a memorable party. She woke up this morning and over our first cup of coffee, recapped how wonderful the entire day was. She has already declared we're having the left over's from your dinner for tonight's dinner! Yummy all over again : )

Best regards,

-Mr. F, Orlando, FL November 2018

Thank you so much Chef Susan for the pictures and for the wonderful cooking you provided during our company meeting all week. Everyone was so impressed with the food and your skills and you helped to make our meeting the success it was.

I loved getting to know you and we wish you all the best!

-Ms. S D NY NY Feb 2019

"Susan's a Pro Chef in every respect. Her cooking is delicious and every detail is attended to with the utmost care and thoughtfulness. She's lovely to deal with and I would definitely hire her again (and often!). Our salmon dinner tonight was delicious. We enjoyed every bite as well as every minute we didn't spend trying to figure out, 'what's for dinner?', shopping, cooking, cleaning and grumbling or, worse, eating unsatisfying and less healthy carry-in food. Thank you! I must confess we also tasted the humus and eggplant caponata because we couldn't resist...'just a taste' and are thrilled. Again, thank you!"

-Mrs. S. San Francisco, CA

Hi Chef Susan,

Thank you so much! Your professionalism and delicious food was appreciated. Thanks for helping me make it such a special night!

-Mrs. K Orlando, FL September, 2018

Good morning Chef Susan! Would like to confirm the ending date of this wonderfully enjoyable experience. I cannot express what a blessing this has been for our family. If you wish, I would love to write a review on your behalf.

Happy Cooking Chef Susan!

Hugs from our family,

- Mrs. J.D. Lake Nona, FL June 2018

Chef Susan, My group truly enjoyed your presentation and the meal! Thank you for your efforts! You made our evening very enjoyable. I'm definitely going to look for the St. Germaine (used in the Mixed Berry Sundae with St. Germaine Whipped Cream) and the Fennel Pollen (use in the Italian Shrimp Appetizer).  

- Ms. S. W. Orlando, FL March 2018 

Good Evening Chef Susan, Thank you so much for all your help over the last 4 weeks. You have truly been a life saver! We enjoyed your meals, and appreciate all that you have done for us...Please use us a reference, we give you a 5 Stars rating! Again thank you so much!

-Mrs. M, Orlando, FL March 2018

Chef Susan cooked for an event in our Kitchen Showroom in Longwood, FL. She planned the menu, did all the shopping / prep work and then cooked and did demos of several dishes for a large group of potential customers. She was onsite for about 6 hours. We hosted a live radio broadcast event and Susan was fantastic on the air.. She talked with the radio personalities about her dishes and the cooking equipment. She is great with a crowd and knows how to wow and entertain and to educate. Of course her food was fantastic. I highly recommend her for whatever your Chef needs are.

Mr. J S Longwood, FL -January 2016

Hi Chef Susan, " We purchased Golden Plum Personal Chef Services as a gift for our daughter and her family. The gift for us was Susan! Susan is the real deal. She is talented, creative and sweetly accommodating to food likes and needs. She is very professional and her high standards are obvious. The care she takes to shop and cook and to be prepared for her client time is a wonderful thing. Susan's personality makes the experience even better. She's personable and fun and you are in good hands with her. A great experience : )" 

-Feb 2017, Mrs. C. S., Winter Springs, FL

Hi Chef Susan, Thank you again for the fantastic experience last night at our cooking class, "Healthy Delights"! My wife and I couldn't stop talking about how great a time we had after you left. And I think she is still calling all of her friends to brag- as we speak!

-Aug 2017, Mr. T.,, Winter Park, FL

"Chef Susan- Just wanted to drop you an e-email and say thank you! The food this past week has been awesome! Everything I was looking for. It was convenient and very good. Highlights included the filet dinners, tacos, frittata, I really enjoyed all of it...The best salsa and guac I've ever had! 

- Nov 2016, Mr. M., Windermere, FL

"Hey Chef Susan, Thank you very much..I really do appreciate all you do, and I especially appreciate you going beyond your commitments and bending over backwards to make me more of what's become my favorite snack! Also- the beef stroganoff is simply delightful, you nailed it!"

-Nov 2016, Mr. B, Wintersprings, FL

Enjoy five-star-restaurant quality food in the comfort and convenience of your own home! Chef Susan is personable and professional and leaves the kitchen as clean (or cleaner) than how she found it. She's been our personal chef for a couple of months and the menus have been varied and delicious (you HAVE to try her chocolate krinkle cookies for a treat!). I have given her card to everyone I know and cannot recommend her highly enough! Her prices are competitive and her food is worth every penny!

-Ms. S G Windermere, FL -June 2017

Chef Susan has been working for me for the past few months, and I cannot recommend her services highly enough. Her food is fantastic, her menu options are many and rich, and her level of professionalism is incomparable.

Each session, Susan shows up with all the necessary groceries and cooking implements. She has a prepared invoice with receipts, and best of all a copy of the menu with reheating and garnishing instructions. She cleans your kitchen as she works, often leaving mine in a better state than she found it in. And then, just a few hours later, she's gone, and the only thing she leaves behind to know she was even there is amazing food.

She has a deep commitment to meeting your dietary needs and tastes. Before she cooked for me she had me complete a lengthy and in-depth food interview. This made sure that she cooked only what I liked and with only the things I liked. Also, food safety and cleanliness matter to her. You never have to worry that something was under-cooked or stored too quickly.

Finally, the food and the presentation. I can't expound enough on the quality of her cooking and the complexity of the flavors she finds. Even if you have your food boxed up and stored for later like me, she still stages the food in a storage dish to be ready to serve and pleasing to the eye.

If you've ever thought about hiring a personal chef, consider Susan. You will be very happy that you did. -

-Mr. A S Orlando, FL -July 2017

Hi Chef Susan,

Our dinner last night was fabulous!!! We had the Dijon Chicken, crispy Parmesan potatoes and asparagus meal. We loved it. Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed it!

August 2017- Mrs. S, Lake Mary, FL

"Susan is an outstanding teacher who has come to our home for a series of cooking lessons. She is very supportive of her students, knowledgeable in a variety of cooking techniques and methods, and explains patiently even with concepts that might seem basic to an accomplished Chef as Susan is. Also really appreciate her creativity in building out menus for the class which are healthy and taste great. Overall great job!."

 July 2014- Mr. F, San Francisco, CA

"Chef Susan Ytterberg has worked as my Personal Chef for quite some time and her cooking is exquisite! The food is delicious and pleasing to the eye and palate. She follows my dietary requirements as requested resulting in healthy, seasonal cooking. Susan is respectful of my home, professional, reliable and I trust her implicitly. She is my go-to Chef!"

- Mrs. H, San Francisco, CA

"Slow cooked green chili pork tacos -This was the most amazing lunch ever! Thanks Chef!"

-Mariangela Sassi, San Francisco, CA

"Awesome service and Chef Susan is delightful! After only 1 class of my intro series of 4 classes, I already feel more confident. The food is delicious and Chef Susan will show you how to present it beautifully. A must to experience for beginner cooks like me. Can't wait for my next class!"

- Mrs. R, San Pablo, CA

"Jane & I had a wonderful time learning about French Cooking and French Sauces last Sunday with Chef Susan in our French Cooking Class! Thank you Chef Susan for your instructions. No more mysteries about French Cooking! Thank you for demystifying preparing clarified butter in our private lesson among other things. I cannot wait to to make my own recipes! Fun class."

- Mr. M, San Francisco, CA

Chef Susan Thanks so much. The food was delicious and was especially nice that you did it and not me! I liked that I got to ENJOY the party. I will definitely give you a call next time. 

Mrs. F, Woodside, CA

Susan is a great Chef, and great person all around! She took the time to make sure we got exactly what we wanted and had a pre-printed menu with her to review on the first visit! She is responsive, prompt, flexible and plan everything in advance including pre-printed reheating instructions- she knows exactly what she is doing.

Most importantly, her food is spectacular! We even requested some of the same dishes because we were so impressed with the first batch! She also does a great job balancing healthy & deliciousness- we definitely want seconds when Susan is cooking in our kitchen! The chicken is tender, the potatoes are cooked just right and even the salads have that special something that we can't get enough of.  

We can't wait to try more of her delicious food! We highly recommend Susan on every level.  

- Ms. J B- Los Gatos, CA

Happy Thanksgiving! I wanted to tell you how delicious everything you made for us was. We all loved it! Thanks for making our Thanksgiving fabulous! 

- Mrs. K- Alameda

I wanted to thank you so much for your professionalism, hard work and of course delicious recipes. My family and I love your cooking!

As they say, timing is everything and your timing couldn't have been better for us. Since you've started cooking for us I have felt such a huge burden lifted off of me. I know that my family and I are eating well balanced, healthy meals that are prepared to perfection.  

Your weekly menu options are fabulous! My kids and I look forward to reviewing them to decide what our upcoming meals for the week will be. Your creativity with these selections has opened my children's eyes to all different types of foods! In addition I really appreciate you being flexible to specific dietary needs, wants or restrictions. I also love that you leave the kitchen clean and spotless when you leave!

In all, thank you for a delicious 2014~ I look forward to an exciting 2015 and am happy to be sharing it with you! Please share this with anyone who may request a recommendation or feel free to give them my contact information. We can NOT say enough great things about you Susan! Thanks,

- Mrs. F- SF Bay Area

Hi Chef Susan,

I was just going to sit down to write you!...I believe the party was a big success. I think the women really enjoyed your Chef Demo and the food. They were into it! I thought you did a wonderful job. Thanks again!

- Mrs. A- SF Bay Area

...Hi Mrs. A, still thinking about your bridal shower- you did it all up just right!Everyone had a great time and enjoyed themselves, good job! Wonderful food! Loved the cookies too! Chef Susan inspired me to cook a nice meal tonight- pan seared chicken with shallots cooked in butter and wine. Yum! I loved Chef Susan's cooking demonstration, what a fun thing to do!

Chef Susan, I had a lot of fun making the "Comfort Food" dinner with you in your class! The chicken tenders were my favorite!-but everything else was good too. Hopefully we can cook again. I definitely learned some new tricks and also bought new equipment for my kitchen, thanks sooo much!!

- K.F. family cooking class

Thank you for the amazing cooking lesson! It was so much fun and all the food was so good! Thanks.

-K.F. family cooking class

Chef Susan, I can't thank you enough for your generosity and support of H's passion for food and cooking! All three of us had a blast!!! Thanks a million! Smiles,

- K. F. family cooking class

Good Morning Chef Susan,

Just wanted to let you know that we enjoyed the rest of the delicious Frittata and the beautiful salad for dinner last night. We will have fun selecting the "meal of the day" this week!


-H & F- Lake Mary, FL July 2017

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