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Chef Martin Laprise
Proud Supporter of The Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts
Thank you Chef Martin! Seems like you got stuck with all the work. I really appreciated your flexibility and ability to find a menu with our challenging group.
Everyone had a fantastic time, Karen and I enjoyed the day - even with all of the tests!
All were still raving about the dinner long after you were gone.
I will keep you in mind for our future company soiree.
The Creme Brulee was nice and creamy inside - very tasty.
Hope you have a great day,
After Glow Auction dinner for The Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts.
Martin, thank you so much for last night, everyone had a great time and we were truly impressed with your culinary artistic talent.
Looking forward to do it again,
Michelle & Chris Sorensen, Kelowna
Wow, the lasagna was fabulous! We also tasted the potato leek soup and are suitably impressed! And of course the chocolate cake is scrumptious, do you really think the kids will get any?
You did great on the burgers, they are very good and I hope you remember the recipe, I love the color of them. And I already know the squash ginger soup and the curry will be great.
All in all, everything is wonderful!
The preparation was awe inspiring, the appies mouth watering, the main course scrumptious and the dessert addicting.
Thank you so much for your wizardry in making the day magical!
Sandi and Jim, Coldstream
Martin, just wanted to thank you again for the great spread you turned out for the benefit of our BCIT instructors at Jim and Sandi's place. It was a genuinely unique experience.
Thanks for everything yesterday, it was great!
John Craft, Westbank
Peter and Tatiana's Party
It was a pleasure having you in Cherry Park's kitchen. We not only found a relief chef, we also gained a friend.
and all my staff
Thanks so much for everything last weekend - we had a really great time. I think everyone at the bachelorette party, especially Jessica, enjoyed themselves.
Tracey, Kelowna BC
I want to thank you again for making our day so special. We really wanted a dinner that felt personal and not "catered" and you did it! You prepared everything on our menu to perfection and it makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Each dish was filled with amazing flavours and aromas.
Overall, I think the meal could compete with any of the five star restaurants we've eaten at in North America, Asia and Europe. If we have another event in the Okanagan, we will definitely have you come back to cook up some more of your magic.
Laurie, Scott & Jack, Hong Kong
Dear Chef Martin:
I am sure you are accustomed to hearing people rave about the FOOD, so I
will go directly to my own area of appreciation -- your efficiency and
economy of movement! It was a pleasure to watch you work. Even in a
kitchen you had never been in before, you wasted NOTHING in the way of
carrying out cooking steps. Very pleasing to the 'engineering eye'.
Your tales were also interesting -- it is always worth hearing about how
matters function in someone else's profession -- and the stories about
the cooking life on a cruise ship were PRICELESS!
Your web site, by the way, is a DELIGHT!
Marilyn Welles, Okanagan, BC
We would like to thank you once again for a delightful meal presentation. It was enjoyed by all.
Chuck Morton, Kelowna, BC
Thanks very much for the fine work the other night. Everyone had a great time and your food was excellent. All the best to you and we'll keep your name on hand for the next time!
Matt Berry, Naramata, BC
Martin that was wonderful. We so enjoyed all your presentations and Karin did a great job serving.
We enjoyed ALL the left-overs.
Phyllis, Coldstream, BC
Martin, thank you very much, that was an absolutely awesome time! Not only did all of the adults enjoy it immensely, but Scott was so impressed with meeting you and learning things as you prepared the dinner! He loved the time you spent........and I appreciated that very much. You are extremely good with people......and a very good teacher.
We all thought the dinner was wonderful and it is one of the best things I have ever hosted. Thank you again for being so terrific. I look forward to being able to do it again!
Gail, Kelowna, BC
I want you to know that we all had a great time Saturday evening. The meal that you prepared for us was a fantastic finale to our weekend at Therapy Winery. It exceeded all our expectations.
On behalf of all 16 of us, thank you for a wonderful combination of food & wine.
We are planning to see you next year.
thank you for a wonderful cooking extravaganza - Everyone enjoyed dinner last evening. I especially enjoyed being able to relax and enjoy our guests knowing you were in charge of the kitchen. You have inspired me to take some chances when I cook. I'll let you know how it goes!
Gail, Lake Country
Hello Chef Martin,
I would like to thank you again for such a wonderful dinner. Both my husband and I thought it was one of the best dinners we've had.
Take care and we will be sure to use you again... I will also recommend you to everyone I speak to at Predator.
Lisa, Grand Cayman Island
Bachelorette Party at Hali's house!
Marie's extravaganza cooking day!
I'm sure everyone is feeling the same we had lots of fun, I had many compliments.
Thanks for a great evening and the left overs!
I think Betty will be in touch for the next dinner.
Thank you very much for your showcase talents at our open house. You are a winner!!
We hope to see you many more times in the future...your skills & persona are extraordinary...this event should also create more business for you from the guests that were enjoying your wonderful food creations!!
Another huge success!
Another great meal!
Thanks so much for spending Easter with us. It was a memorable occasion for us all but made a special finale for Pete's sisters visit.
Thanks so much,
You are a great guy!
Louanne and Pete, Okanagan
Thank you for a lovely dinner, everything was perfect and the dessert gorgeous.
Hey Chef you
Thanks for all of the awesome looking meals you have prepared for us today. Looks
like we have at least 18-20 meals there, depending on what we serve with
them. The lasagna is delicious and so is the bread!
Chef Martin, thank you for making our 'Just Because' dinner party such an awesome success. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your culinary delights. Thank you also for forwarding the menu to Discover Wines who did an excellent job of suggesting the four wines to compliment the various courses.
We look forward to another culinary experience with 'the chef instead' and will definitely let all our friends know about your wonderful business.
Thank you again
Jo-Anne Lawson and
Erik Meyer, Peachland
The Sorensen dinner with friends... and Anna does not eat parsley:)
Dear Artisan Chef Martin,
Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!
Our dinner that evening was an exceiptional and special dining experience;
in our own home and really knowing how it all came to be.
We learned allot today..... you do decadent food and still maintain the nod to our health...
Thank you for sharing of your vast culinary knowledge.....We had just a great time!
I look forward to reading your book, and I love my knife.
Thank you Martin!
Rick & Ruth Moir, Okanagan
Thanks so much for providing an awesome dining experience at Silver Star for our senior management group and their spouses. I heard nothing but rave reviews.
Thank you so much for a wonderful day yesterday... you are a real treasure - so glad you found us through Evergreen!
We enjoyed our chicken dinner tonight as well, and Chris is going to make the balsamic reduction next weekend for his Mom's birthday.
We had a great time and everyone was impressed- including the kids. Scott thought you were pretty cool!
Dinner at Brenda & Gord Kirsch
the dinner last night was "fabulous"!!
Thanks for all your hard work.
We will be in touch for another wonderful experience.
I would also like to thank you for a fun, interesting evening. We all had a
wonderful time, learned some new things and enjoyed the great food. We will
definately pass your cards around and I know we will be calling you again.
Thanks again for a very enjoyable evening.
Moonlighters Trefoil Guild
Hi everyone, I just wanted to send pictures from last night.
Thank you so much for coming to dinner. It was a really special night for Adam, Anna, Chris and I. And thanks for the fantastic gifts!
Anna was learning:):)
Hugs to you all,
Thank you Chef Martin for a fantastic evening.
Every course was absolutely delicious, the setting was beautiful and the company wonderful! And again, thank you for making such a generous donation of your time and talent to raise funds for the Rotary Centre for the Arts.
Thank you for a wonderful day of learning and feasting!
The Birthday Party was very well recieved by all guests and family members. They were thrilled with the opportunity to share a cooking tips and great stories for the afternoon and later the privilage of dinning in the comfort of our own home!
We look forward to the the next time we will get together and share in the BBQ experience.
Thank YOU for all of your effort and expertise. The dinner was marvelous, and everyone is still talking about it today!
Merry Christmas to you and your family, and Best Wishes for the New Year!
we all enjoyed the food you prepared for us.
Thanks again for a wonderful dinner.
Thanks again, we had a great time.
I was just speaking with someone about the meal you prepared for us the other night (Investment Club) and wanted to personally thank you for such a wonderful evening. I have raved about the experience to anyone who will listen. It was fabulous!
Thank you again, and have a wonderful Christmas.
We had a wonderful time! Everyone said it was the best Christmas Party we've
You will definitely be getting more calls. All the ladies in the
group are very social and involved in the community.
Thanks again for all your efforts
The food was wonderfull. We are all still full and it is Monday morning.
Martin, thanks so much for the awesome meal. We are having leftovers tonight!
Thank You! We enjoyed it very much and will no doubt do it again. You were
Hi, Martin! Trust me, the pleasure was ALLLL ours. That dinner was
Thank you again VERY much...you really helped to make my birthday a special
Jennifer & Paul
Martin.... that was an amazing evening on Saturday !!
It was so nice for us
to be able to enjoy our guests and leave the fabulous food to you !!
Every one raved about the food and the presentation ..... and we are already
talking about doing it again !!
Are you booked yet for New Years ?
I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for making my birthday a complete success. I had a blast preparing the ingredients with you and learned an awful lot in the process. I have a whole new respect for the talent that goes into the presentation of a fine meal.
Everything turned out great. All the guest absolutely loved each and every dish. Nothing was ruined or overcooked and nobody even got sick...ha ha
I still need to perfect my presentation skills but I'm sure that will come with time and a little experience. Of course having your expertise again wouldn't hurt either.
Thanks again for a terrific day and teaching me so much in such a short period.
Thank YOU Martin,
It was a great day and delicious evening ... we could not resist the
rest of the chocolate dessert ... Mmmmmmmmhhhhh!
Geoffrey W. White, Kelowna
I also want to thank you for your effort. We had a lot of good comments
about the food and the way it was presented. One of our fussiest neighbours
comment was - THIS is a first class party!
Thanks -and we still have your number.
You provided us with a wonderful evening. One that I won't forget. I know
Colleen, Jo and Pete thoroughly enjoyed themselves. For the girls, I think it
was the highlight of their vacation. Thanks so much!
By the way-------we had left over ice cream,strawberies and
chocolate mousse last night. Yum!!!
Thanks again Louanne
All of the food looks tres yummy! We are looking forward to
them immensely. And the cheesecake tasted good at breakfast today!
Thank you, we enjoyed more of your cooking last night. Thank you for taking the time to let Emily help. That was the highlight of her weekend!! She will remember that for a long time. I would be happy to give you a great recommendation if ever you needed one.
Thanks again for helping make a great and most enjoyable day!
Good morning Martin,
Thank you for an incredible evening. The chooses for the menu were perfect and again thank you for catering to my guests allergies. Everyone had a wonderful time. I can't wait to do it again!!!
Have a great day,
Thanks for creating so many great memories for Kyle and Kristen's shower. I
know they were in awe of the whole event.
The best Party we ever had, great food and great entertainment!
Our hat goes off to you!
Carol and Lang Ellison
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