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Chef Martin Laprise
Proud Supporter of The Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts
Hi Chef Martin,
We want to thank you for the wonderful dinner Thursday. It was an electrifying experience!
We all thoroughly enjoyed your light hearted story swapping while watching you prepare our fabulous dinner. Your chocolate pate dessert is "to die for". A definite hit!
What a beautiful way to enjoy the company of good friends, exquisite cuisine, and lovely wines all in the comfort of our own home.
We will definitely recommend you to other friends and would do this again!
Carolyn and Peter, Rutland-Okanagan
Thanks so much for a great evening and a lot of very delicious food! We had a great time, and would definitely like to do it again sometime.
I appreciate you sending me the recipes, I will pass them on to my sister. We really want to recreate the presentation of the deserts as well! With the caramel, raspberries and flower garnish, they looked amazing.
Tamara, Westside Kelowna
Dear Chef Martin:
You are a master chef! I can't believe how hard you worked all day, but you also produced a five star repas!
Theresa & Jack, Kelowna, BC
Good morning Chef Martin,
Thank YOU very much for creating such a memorable event here on breckenridge
court. You 'wow'd' my neighbours as they watched you dance about my kitchen,
and then create your masterpieces, also, on the barbque.
Many neighbours mentioned they'd love to attend your cooking classes, too.
The RCA and the library 'thank you' too for your generosity to the community -
good on ya.
Take good care,
Mary Jo Schnepf, Kelowna, BC
thanks very much, it was delicious and everyone had a great time!!
I would definitely hire you again next time.
Inge, Okanagan Basin Water Board - Coldstream, BC
We were all very impressed with all aspects of the entire day and evening. Your presentations were absolutely unbelievable, the quality and taste of every selection was undoubtedly fantastic.
To say we were overwhelmed would most definitely be an understatement.
Rob and Lynn Archibald, West Side Kelowna
Martin once again, you just keep raising the "bar"on entertaining and we really appreciate the great length you go too to make our dinner parties such a success.
Hope you have a wonderful summer and we look forward to our next function with you in December.
Patti & Norm Brenner, Coldstream/Vernon
Chef Martin, everyone had a great time and loved the food.
Thanks again for a fabulous evening - compliments to the Chef and Chloae from everyone at the party.
Wendy & Brad Bredin, West Side Kelowna
Thank YOU!!! We had a wonderful evening thanks to your beautiful meal.It was so nice to come into the kitchen and find everything neat and tidy again. I've heard from everyone of our guests and they all thought that you were great. The mini cooking class on meat was good too (I'm going to buy a thermometer today). I look forward to our next opportunity to enjoy your cooking again.
Joan and David, Mission / Kelowna, BC
Thank you Martin, Everybody had a great time, food was fabulous! and yes it was a big hit with my wife.
Daren Lowe, Westbank - Okanagan
Thank you very much for coming to our home for the cooking class. It was
wonderful, we both really enjoyed it and we were eating the amazing food for days after.
The dessert was fantastic and thank you for the other recipe
ideas, we will definetly be trying them. Darren and I learned alot and we
have both passed your name on to many people. We will be in touch to book a
dinner party with you as well in the future.
Thank you again,
Have a great summer.
Laura & Darren, Kelowna, BC
as always, thank you for another wonderful dinner.
Gail & Grant, Carrs Landing, Lake Country, Okanagan
Thanks for sending me the recipes so quickly! We thoroughly enjoyed our day
with you- the dinner was fantastic! Everyone really enjoyed themselves and
was impressed with the food, the presentation and the format of the evening.
I must admit I was a little nervous about doing a tapas format; however, it
turned out better than I ever imagined! I was pleased to share my kitchen
with you - the next time you will know where everything is!!
I may be emailing you to get more info about some of the food or what you
used and about getting a knife. Our thanks to you again.......
Take care and many more successful dinners.............
Retired Dave and still working Audrey, Kelowna / Okanagan
You were a big success. The food you prepared was to die for. We're all still talking about your dessert. From the sound of it, you will be hearing from both couples for your services.
Thanks again Chef Martin!
Mary Ann Anderson
Precision Bookkeeping Services, Kelowna, BC
we had a wonderful evening, thanks so much for the great food and your fun and informative cooking session!
Veronica, Calgary, Alberta - 2007 ladies' summer get away!!
We cannot thank you enough for the amazing contribution to my Parent's 50th Wedding celebration.
They did VERY MUCH enjoy all of the day, especially and including the fabulous food.
Everyone I spoke with at the party was SO impressed with every last bite that you put out.
You don't even make it look like hard work, and the variety and amount of food that you were able to put together in one day was simply amazing.
Thank you also for recognizing our stresses that day and trying to help out here and there with things that had nothing to do with your cooking i.e filling fridge with more beverages etc....it was very much appreciated and very thoughtful of you.
The 2nd Best part (after the great food) was especially the way you left my sister-in-law's kitchen after you were done,...except for the full and satisfied 'bellies' we hardly even knew you were there.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for dedicating a day of hard work and absolutely PERFECT food and service for US all!
The Albrecht Family, Kelowna
Dinner at Therapy winery 2007, Naramata.
Hello Chef Martin!
Thank you so much for such a fantastic meal on Saturday - we all had a great time! I don't know if I could make moose roast that good, however I am sure my next roast will be a vast improvement compared to the crock pot disaster!
Thanks again & Have a great day!
Nicole & Pat Brown, Kelowna, BC
Martin - THANK YOU!
We had a blast and everyone is feeling a bit low today:):)
Dinner in Quebec 2007
Sylvie & Jacques Beland, Laval
Martin, thank you for an incredible evening!
"The food was amazing"
Our guests we're very impressed and so were we.
The boys enjoyed you showing them your trade secrets!
Thanks a bunch
Randy, Val, Jordan and Mitch Larue, Kelowna
Thanks Martin, we all had a fabulous night, lots of fun. The food was
awesome and thankyou for your help. Everyone here was most impressed with
your service and many took away your card. Jeff is doing fine, not hung over
at all but laying pretty low today. It was a great day to be inside doing
Cheers Niva, Naramata
thank you for giving your time to come and share with our kids
P.McCabe, CNB, Westbank
Thanks for the great meal you prepared for our staff party last Sunday. I've been telling everyone about you.
Joyce & Don, L&D MEAT, Kelowna
Thank YOU! We all absolutely loved your cooking! Incredible! You will most definitely be hearing from us again. We all had so much fun.
Thanks for the time you spent sharing your enthusiasm for your work and all the career information with our students.
We want to thank you so much for the wonderful dinner yesterday. It was
amazing, and all of my guests just raved about the delcious meal and appies.
Brian and I also enjoyed spending time with you in the kitchen in the
afternoon, picking up lots of cooking tips. I know this is going to be the
first of many dinner parties with you. We have all decided to take turns
hosting a dinner every second month with you acting as our personal chef.
We felt truly spoiled and it was so much nicer to be with our friends in the
comfort of our home, rather than in a restaurant.
Thank you also for the recipes that you emailed. I will be making many of the recipes for sure.
Take care and see you in April!
Sharon & Brian, Kelowna
Many compliments... most enjoyable and great food.
We will make certain to recommend your service.
John & Tracy Huntley
Coldstream - Vernon
Another great dinner for a very big crowd,thank you once again for a "Great Job". Everyone had a wonderful time. My phone rang off the hook all day. I came home to 8 mesages.
Once again everything was wonderful thank you.
Patti Brenner, Coldstream - Vernon
That was a great meal you cooked up for us. Everyone enjoyed it without exception and Kyle enjoyed the leftovers!
BC Roadbuilders Group on the Executive Houseboat
Martin, Marina and Karin:
Thank you; Thank you; and Thank you.....hooking up with you made the
event a great success! Nothing but compliments!
My hat goes off to you both....now off to the store to purchase the ingredients
for the Chocolate Tarte (my daughter is the baker in our house) and the
liquor store for some Willow Hill Late Harvest Merlot....absolutely
Once again THANK YOU!
Cindy, Burnaby, BC
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