I feel as though I’ve officially become chef today. Cooking a four-course brunch for 23 people was exhilarating but also very hard work. Improvising with the toaster not working to making sure that the tofu benedicts were coming out plated correctly, keeping an eye on the pancakes to keep them coming and serve them HOT were all very challenging and now I’m completely pooped! but a good post-endorpohin kinda way, like after running the marathon, well, maybe a half marathon.
Sorry there’s no pix of the food. Everyone was too busy to take pictures. BIG shoutout to Pam for giving me the opportunity to work with her, and HUGE shoutout to James who was the best sous chef I could ask for – you were AWESOME! And so were your panna cottas. And Ha and Benjamin were so helpful as as well. Lastly, xoxo to Mike, the love of my life, who did so much today and support me emotionally thru this sickness, cooking. Special thanks to the rest of the fam (Carry and mom) and my friends who came from faraways, Maire, KZ and her sis! Much thanks to the flattering comments a subset quoted below (as Pam handed out comment cards) – this is why I do this and love it!
~made with 2 tablespoons of love; love for food, love for life
(well – I think i put a little too much love in this round…)
chef kelly ^ ^
“The food was amazing! Kelly is a wonderful cook. Can’t wait to try what else she has in store! =) Meat-like products had great flavor.”
“Food was amazing. The “egg” was tasty and looked and tasted wonderful. Texture was (of pancakes) so delightful! Service was great. Plating beautiful. Portions a bit too much for a brunch…for me. =) Thanks for the great experience!”
“Good service. Good food. Nice variety ”
“Everything was delicious, but we liked the “eggs benedict” the best. David & Grace ” “Me too. Grace
“Bravo. Very well done. Nothing by way of criticism.”
“Delicious! Need smaller portions.”
“Very good food. Would like curried chicken on the menu. ”
“Food portion was a bit too big, but tofu benedict was yummy!! Pancake was good. Everything was good!!”