Rave Reviews

Here’s what clients are saying about A Thought For Food:

I wanted to let you know how blown away I am.  Thank you for the 5-Star gourmet entrees you made for me; they are absolutely delicious and perfectly portioned.  I work a non-traditional schedule and as a bachelor, I can seldom create a gourmet meal for one at home.  I hate fast food and because of everything involved (driving, parking, waiting), it’s an ordeal to go out to dinner, especially since all I want to do is decompress after work.  Your service is less expensive and 200% more convenient than going out to have dinner for one.  I hope you will visit my pantry again soon!     –Jeff Phillips, Wealth Manager


Am loving all my food, Carol!  Thanks so much for providing such an incredible service.  The food is delicious and fresh.  The preparation perfect.  You are so thoughtful and professional.  With my picky tastes, you go above and beyond to develop menus and recipes that work for me.  Many have told me that they bet it is expensive.  And that couldn’t be farther from the truth.   Your food surpasses anything I get in restaurants and it works out so much cheaper.   As a single business owner, I cannot come close to cooking at home for the price of your service.  Further, I have no time involved since you do all the grocery shopping.  I now go once a week for milk and fresh fruits and vegetables.   You save me the greatest resource of all, time!  And you provide me with healthy food that tastes great.  To top it off, you are a delight with which to work.  The only drawback is that I never see you!    –Randa Rosenblum


Thanks so much for the great food and for what you do.  I have been able to work on projects without having to worry about what lousy food I would have to eat.  I feel better, have more energy and am just doing better overall!  Just wanted you to know my appreciation is more than just about the food, your service allows me to have a better life.    –Dan S.


The seafood stew was absolutely fantastic.  You really nailed that Sri Lankan dish, too.  It is the most authentic I have had outside of Sri Lanka.  I am amazed at how you got it so right.  This is the best I have eaten in a long time.  I love how you packaged everything so “user-friendly.”   –Anton


Our family had a wonderful dinner tonight thanks to your recipe from the newspaper.  What a difference from my usual cooking.  We really enjoyed the pesto and cheese-stuffed chicken breasts with Roma tomatoes.  I served it with lemon herb orzo and broccoli.  Yum!   –Lynda


The food was amazing!  It was truly like dining in a 5-star restaurant!  What a treat it was to eat some delicious food and see my daughter enjoying it after having to eat so blandly for so long.  I asked her several hours after dinner if anything she ate was affecting her and she said no, just that she ate too much!   –Rebecca


Carol, Thanks so much for bringing such joy, comfort and feeling of being cared for into our lives.  It’s not just that the food is truly “chef” quality, but that it is healthy for me as well.  I have lost a total of 28 pounds since you began cooking for us!  Coming home after a full day of work and having your meals waiting for us has truly been a blessing.  A Thought For Food exceeded all my expectations of what a personal chef service could be!    –Karen Pease


When I walked in the door on Friday, my kitchen smelled so good I couldn’t believe it was my kitchen!  Everything we have had is delicious!  We had the Jambalaya Friday night and wow…just wonderful and Sunday took the Chicken, Spinach and Feta Casserole to a friend’s house and they loved it!!  And oh…the meatloaf was awesome; I have always been very picky when it comes to old-fashioned meatloaf and yours is wonderful!    –Nancy Buckingham


The food has been fantastic!  I still have two more meals and I can’t wait to try them out.  Dad was really impressed with everything and is in negotiations with my husband over trying to get his share of the Chipotle Beef Tacos!    –Colleen C.


I wanted to e-mail and tell you that the ribs….oh my….we both agreed that after eating sauce all over the U. S……yours was our favorite….the ribs were amazing!!!  So glad that we have two batches!  We had our favorite staple last night…the goat cheese stuffed chicken breast…yum!!    –The Larsens


Dinner tonight was fantastic!  We loved the salmon and lentil salad.  Equally wonderful was the hour and a half spent with my husband and children reading, telling stories and laughing instead of cooking and cleaning up.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for making our evenings so relaxing and wonderful!    –Andy and Anne McCarroll


We just finished the most delicious meal which ranked right up there with the selections at our son’s wedding and other favorite culinary memories from around the world!  We had the Almond-Crusted Salmon with Leek and Lemon Cream along with the Saffron Couscous with Peas and Chives.  I added a salad and we thought we were dining with royalty.  Needless to say we are extremely pleased!    –Glenn Ann Martin


We love your food!  We had a friend in town for the weekend and she was equally impressed.  I really liked the Mango – Avocoda Salsa and couscous.  Alex particularly enjoyed the sea bass.  I can’t wait to make our next round of selections.    –Alex and Sara Casimes


We love the service!  The meals taste great and it saves us so much time.  We don’t have to eat sandwiches or pizza for dinner any longer.  Carol buys fresh ingredients, prepares the meals, packages in portions that fit our needs and cleans up!  This has made our lives so much easier!    –Todd and Virginia Shapiro


I have been BLOWN AWAY thus far by your dishes!  I don’t miss eating out at all!  Thanks!    –Dr. Sanat Dixit


Everything is GREAT!  Dick is happier with his healthier diet and the portions are working well.  We had the chicken chili and muffins last night and they were great!!  Can’t wait to try the other entrees.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving!  We are thankful for Chef Carol!    –Dick and Susan Jones


Carol, I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know just how WONDERFUL the meals are.  The shrimp cakes, chili and Mushrooms and Tofu in Paprika Cream Sauce…Well, the flavors are awesome—all different flavors—but all dynamite!  I can hardly wait to get to the other two meals!    –Hughetta Dudley


Carol, I was in town last night and the chili and corn fritter casserole were great.  I have been traveling so much lately, I don’t have time for anything.  It’s so helpful having good, tasty food to come home to.  My life is so different since you started cooking for me.  Thank you.    –M. Mosby


Carol, I just wanted to give you a quick note about what we have had so far.  We had the turkey salad and loved it!!  We had the sea bass and loved it!!  This is the first time my husband said he really enjoyed eating fish.  You are providing us with some wonderful meals and making our lives easier!  Thank you so much!  Everything is low in fat, isn’t it?  It tastes so good that sometimes I think I’m missing something!    –Alyson Chensasky


Just wanted to let you know how much we have enjoyed your meals; they have all been delicious.  It is definitely a compliment when the kids ask for seconds.  Although I love to cook, it has been so wonderful not having the added stress of preparing a meal.  It has also been a treat to be able to sit down to a restaurant-quality meal and the only preparation is simply heating it up.  Thanks again for making one week of my life a lot less stressful.    –Jared and Stacy Montegut


Dinner was fabulous!  So much food, too.  Everything tasted wonderful.  I really can not tell you how much we enjoyed our beautiful meal.    –Jeff and Shelley T.


The food is so good we have all been raving about it.  This is the best thing we have done in years!  I can hardly wait for you to come back; the meals have all been delicious.  They are all so flavorful and fresh.    –Mark and Angela Johnson


It doesn’t take long to become spoiled when one is treated to the delicious entrees that you created.  I’ve tried the roast chicken and spinach.  Tonight I’m going to treat myself to the beef roast; I’ve been looking forward to it all day.  Thanks for making your dinners as attractive as they are tasty!    –Sonny S.


The food has been amazing!  Our schedule has been crazy this week and we haven’t been able to eat dinner before 9:30 p.m.  In fact, last night we ate at 11:30!!  It is so nice to be able to eat great food without staying up until the wee hours of the morning to make it!  We can’t compliment you enough; everything has been SO GOOD!!    –Kerry and Stefanie Ray


Your food is fantastic and we both absolutely love it!  I didn’t get a chance to eat until 1:00 a.m. this morning and it was so nice and convenient to eat a great meal at home anytime our schedule allows.  We will definitely be calling you again for a repeat.    –Jeff and Erin Phillips


My husband and I are very pleased with A Thought For Food.  We are very busy and work very hard during the day and prefer to stay at home in the evening but find preparing healthy meals at home just too much.  My husband and I are difficult eaters with unusual taste and health issues.  In a short time we adjusted to each other and could not be any more thrilled with Chef Carol and A Thought For Food.  Life is good when Carol comes to your home to cook.    –Wink and Lou Hoover
Our family just got through eating the last of the five meals last night.  The total experience in one word is “Wow!”  The overall value of the service is outstanding.  The menu selections were eclectic enough to meet our varied family needs, yet standard enough to understand!  The dishes were prepared to top professional standards, as was the whole in-home experience.  You left our kitchen the way you found it, except it was neater and definitely more aromatic.  The best thing was the time we spent as a family around the dinner table—time that would not be available to two working parents without your service.    –The Schneiders


I wanted to let you know everything tasted great!  This was the best visit I had with my parents in a long time, and I think it was because we did not have to worry about what we were going to eat.    –Angela S.