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This woman and her team can cook! She came out to Navy Beach in Montauk for an annual 3 day retreat I hold for my company, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nothing short of amazing! Game face on, professional and welcoming. Food for these retreats are a bit dull since its geared towards the health and mind, however Chef Renee, understands flavors it wasn't boring at all.
Renee and her team have been making us look good for years! Not only does she create the most creative menus that I have ever seen AND tasted, she gracefully deals with my special requests. Renee is so kind and generous with my daughter and her little friends, and does not blink twice when my Great Dane tries to stare her down.
I cannot say enough great things about her skills and presence, and I highly recommend that you give her the opportunity to blow your mind!
DINA K .
Delectable food prepared with elegance and creativity! Chef Renee Blackman not only is an amazing chef but she's also a wonderful person that will make the experience for your guests and you a truly memorable one. Chef Renee is incredible. I've had the pleasure to try some of her specialities and I have to give her 5 stars! The food is exquisite every time. Besides cooking and cultivating lovely dishes she's professional and always gives great options. Truly recommend her work! Thank you Chef Renee Blackman.
We really enjoyed having Chef Renee! This was my first time hiring a private chef, from arrival to clean up, you would never know she was in the kitchen, except for the beautiful smell throughout the house. Very attentive and respectful as it was a surprise for my parents 45th anniversary. My parents are foodies and they absolutely enjoyed this gift. She is such a fun chef, easy to work with. Hired her again for my sisters bachelorette party.
I've never met a chef that provides an experience quite like Chef Renee Blackman. She goes beyond the kitchen to create an ambiance for the evening. It is the interlude to an array of tasty, exotic dishes. I love her experimentation with flavors and textures when creating a meal. Attending her events I've realized that she is more than just food, she's the entire package from beginning to the end!
Most definitely a chef with class, and a "down to earth" mentality. Her food always keeps you coming back for more, and it's authentic to the bone - nothing artificial, even down to mustards and BBQ sauces. All created and mixed by her! She can make any kind of b'fast, lunch, or dinner, but, here's some help with your menu, for the next time you book, FISH TACOS, short ribs, shrimp & grits, & DESSERT!
My chef cancelled on me last minute, found Renee on google and she worked with the menu the old chef created but better. Talented chef , she is fun and my guest loved her. Booking again.
I want to start by saying Chef Blackman is the best ever. 1. Very Punctual 2. Very pleasant 3. Very Organized 4.Most of all the presentations . The night started off as a surprise Birthday Dinner for my fiancé, at our home, once my fiancé entered the house the look and the smile was very priceless. Chef Blackman greeted my fiancé and said please take the load off and let me be at your service. As the appetizer came out, the presentation was so beautiful. Most of all delicious, fast forward to Dinner, it was so DELICIOUS! We all was very pleased and full. If you need a private chef to come to your home or a venue. Chef Blackman is the one to call. Please people book Chef Blackman let her bring something different to the table for you and your family.
Renee and her assistant were incredibly professional, fun, and good-natured. They even tolerated our crazy dog! The food was beyond our expectations!
Chef Renee was very professional. The lobster rolls, salmon cakes, kale salad, and berry desserts were the highlights. Kitchen was left spotless. We would definitely use chef Blackman again!
Chef Renee was perfect! We needed to change some things around and she was perfectly accommodating. She made my sister's party extra special, and the food was delicious. Everything from start to finish could not have been any better! I highly recommend her!"
Chef Blackman was amazing. The menu fit all of our needs and she worked with us for any special requests. She suggested we do a surf and turf for our evening dinner in the Hamptons and boy was she right. The lobster tail and filet was made to perfection. Her assistant was very attentive and helped move our first two courses from the outside veranda to the dining room for a more intimate setting. I would use her again and suggest her to any of my friends."
New York, NY
Chef Blackman is amazing! One of the best meals I've had - better than any 5 star dining. Will DEFINITELY use her again!
I recently rented a house for my wife's 30th birthday and invited 10 of her friends for a fun filled weekend. We wanted to make the dinner as laid back (and delicious!) as possible so we can focus on other activities. Chef Renee instantly understood what we were going for in a menu and we were all in agreement.
Everything was absolutely wonderful! Chef Renee showed up on time and immediately got to work while we were enjoying wine on the deck. Dinner was served promptly on time and the food was amazing! She took time to explain each dish and answer any question we had. Not a single bite was leftover.
She cleaned up while we were digesting and left the kitchen cleaner then when she arrived!
Chef Blackman was great. She quietly prepared the food with her team to perfection. We have an open kitchen/living area and she was able to create a wonderful meal while keeping the kitchen and prep area clean and neat while we entertained. Before we knew it, she was asking us to sit and enjoy a great meal. The food was delicious and creative. It was exactly what we had hoped for. She introduced each course without interrupting discussion and handled the whole program with great skill. I will definitely have Chef Blackman to our home again!
Chef Renee Blackman is an amazing chef, who gave us an amazing dinner experience.
Initially, Chef Blackman helped us tailor the menu for our dinner, to our preferences. She was very flexible and accommodating to our requests. She was always very timely in responding to any questions - and very helpful. On the night of our dinner, she came with plenty of time to prep and engaged us in friendly conversation - giving my boyfriend and I cooking tips, as she started with food prep. Every dish was delicious, and plated beautifully - and with each dish, everyone was in absolute awe - of how fresh and amazing the food looked. My boyfriend's father has never finished a salad, until the night Chef Blackman prepared him her frisee salad, with poached pear, and candied walnuts. Everything was seamless - and we all had a wonderful evening. We cannot wait to have Chef Renee over again for something else. I only have the absolute best things to say about her, or her food, and of our overall experience of kitchit.
San Francisco, CA
My parents were extremely pleased with Chef Blackman. She was extremely professional, sweet, friendly, and an excellent cook. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a chef! Thank you so much! :)
Chef Blackman made the Talde menu for my wife and I for our anniversary. She was extremely professional and the food was all fantastic! We strongly recommend Chef Blackman and this delicious menu.
Jersey City, NJ
This was my very first experience with Kitchit - I booked an anniversary dinner for my wife and I at our home. The experience was absolutely awesome, and Chef Renee set a very, very high bar. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Renee was professional yet friendly and easy-going at the same time. She left the kitchen cleaner than she found it. We would definitely have her back.
San Francisco, CA
It was a huge hit with my girlfriends for a bachelorette party! Thank you Chef Blackman!
Water Mill, N
Absolutely incredible experience! She listened to everything we asked her to do and carried the entire brunch out beautifully. Would highly recommend her!
La Grange, IL
Chef Blackman and her staff were amazing. The food was delicious and kept getting better and better as it was coming out of the kitchen. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and would absolutely use her again in the future. Thanks so much for making this experience more than we expected it to be ????
New York, NY
Working with Chef Blackman was easy peasy. Everything was delicious and we are looking forward to working with her again!
San Francisco, CA
This was our second time using chef Blackman. She was great as always, tasty food and an enjoyable dining experience.
New York, NY
Chef Blackman and her sous chef/server, Michael, were excellent! They were very easy to work with from booking/planning to cooking and all the way through clean-up (which was thorough). They created a memorable and tasty feast for 9 of us and made it seem easy. They were self-sufficient (I needlessly worried that I didn't have enough salad/dessert plates; they brought their own!), very pleasant/accommodating, and highly professional. We opted for the spring menu, which was delicious. If I were to offer any criticisms, the arugula salad was tasty but a bit plain (I would substitute a different salad next time), and Chef served a heaping portion of rice under the delicate sea bass. While I was able to finish the entire rice portion, most of my older guests could not and probably would have preferred a slightly smaller portion. But these are minor quibbles in what was overall a first-rate experience. Thank you, Chef. I have already recommended to other friends, and I look forward to working with you and Michael again!