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Private Chef Martin Catering in Kelowna,Vernon,Penticton,Okanagan, BC, Canada
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This is a good place for you to find out how much fun I can bring to people who love to eat!"
Chef Martin Laprise

Catering Kelowna Vernon and Penticton, Okanagan, BC for your cooking holiday. Proud Supporter of The Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts

Private Cooking Classes or Dinner Parties in your home.... Gift Certificates Available!


Dear Martin,

We were thrilled again with your wonderful meal. It is such a treat to watch you create great food in our kitchen.
My mom and Bill's girlfriend arrived Saturday afternoon, none the worse for the long delay. We enjoyed your meal again on Saturday night. I bought a few more steaks and we just carried on.
Could we book right now for Dec 11, next year.


Daphne, Cliff and Rob Moore, Kelowna BC/Canada

Chef Martin, everything went well. Thanks it was Great.

Thanks also for the recipes.

Have a Great Christmas

James and Adrienne, Kelowna BC

Thanks very much Chef Martin.

Best wishes for the holiday season.

Thanks again for the delightful evening, it was an amazing experience.

Kathy (BM)Kelowna, BC Canada

(Barb's sister)

Thanks for a wonderful dinner.

Jennifer, West Kelowna, BC

Good Morning Chef Martin:

Well, I must say it was worth the drive from Vancouver to our annual Chef Martin Christmas dinner.

Thank you once again for the deliciously divine dinner with all its tastey morsels and also for the simply are THE BEST!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Crystal (BM)Vancouver BC

hi Chef!

Thanks again for a wonderful dinner Fri. night. I would love to be on your email list when you barbecue and also could I have the recipe for the asparagus dip? Thanks so much.

Have a great day.

Deb (BM) Kelowna BC

Hi Martin,

This is a little dark, but I thought it was a good one showing the "master at work"

Thanks for the recipes

Joan,(BM) West-Kelowna

Chef Martin, everything went well. Thanks it was Great.

Thanks also for the recipes.

Have a Great Christmas

James and Adrienne, The Quary-Kelowna BC

Hi Martin,

Thanks for the excellent meal last week, and for the chance to spend a day watching and asking some questions. I appreciate the recipes also.


Randy, Kelowna BC Canada
Hello Martin,

Just want to let you know I mated your plum jam stuffed French toast this morning for my wife and it was excelled.

Thanks a lot Sir Chef Martin

Henry Huijbregts, Kelowna,BC

Hello Martin,

Thank-you! We had a great time! Thank-you for all the great tips! We all look forward to having you again!

Happy Sunday:)

Megan, Kelowna-BC

Hi Chef:

Well, we all REALLY enjoyed the evening. The food was fantastic!! They have all phoned me this morning to say how much they enjoyed the dinner and the evening. It was a lot of laughs, but then with that group it usually is. They can get a bit crude at times, but it is all in good fun. My daughter and her friend made crepes this morning and used the marscapone cheese mixture to top them, along with the caramel sauce. Sounds more like dessert to me than breakfast.

Anyhow, thanks again for your time and the wonderful dinner!!!!

Viv, Vernon BC

Chef Martin - what you did for us was amazing!! your sense of humour made a special night very special wewish you success in your new venture.

We will definitely tell everyone what an experience it was!
thanks again

Sue and Morton, Calgary and Kelowna

Hi Chef, attached a few photos of the great dinner from Chef Martin this past Friday. A big thank you to Chef Martin for a wonderful evening of great food, lots of laughs and wise teachings.

Jack & Karen, Kelowna BC

Hello Martin,
The food was fabulous and I must say it sure was different for someone else doing all the work!!!! A treat for me!!!
Again thank you for your expertise and the recipes too! A evening well done!!!

Rachel, Kelowna BC

Thank you very much Chef Martin for a very informative, hands on experience.
We learned a lot and ate till we couldn't eat any more!! It was DELICOUS!!!! I can hardly wait until I ask my guests to eat these dishes...(I will practice on Ron and my mom once first).

Again thank you for a very enjoyable cooking experience. Highly Recommended.......

Ron and Kathy, Penticton BC

Hi Martin,

Thanks so much for making our day such a fantastic day with your great service and wonderful and delicious food!

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Guests were raving about the food, especially your homemade BBQ sauce!
Lisa & Pip, Okanagan, BC

Hi Martin,

We received such positive comments and we thoroughly enjoyed having you and your wonderful food. It was great fun! By the way, thanks for those recipes.
Thanks again.

Joanne Bannister, Vernon, BC

Hi martin
thanks again for the dinner last night. We just loved it.
Lisa and Stephen, Kelowna, BC

Hi Chef Martin,

The meal was fabulous and everyone enjoyed your company and cooking tips - thank you again so much!

And thanks for the recipes...I will pass them along to everyone. Looking forward to another culinary session...maybe for our open house next spring!

Thanks again,
Sheila, Chris & Mason,
Okanagan Oasis B&B
Peachland, BC

Thanks for the great food and the wine. We had some folks over last night and finished off the food. Everyone enjoyed Friday night.

Thanks again
Christine & Archie, Predator Ridge-Vernon

Hi Martin!
Thanks so much, we had a fantastic time!! The deserts were amazing!! We look forward to another session with you very soon! :-)

Shauna & Geri, Wilden's Home Kelowna

Thank YOU Martin for all your hard work. We really appreciated it. I know you've heard it already, but the food was amazing.

I wish it wasn't my wedding so I could have sat back and eaten more of it!

We're back down in Victoria now, getting ready for another school year. Look forward to seeing you back up there.

Pip & Lisa, Okanagan

HI Chef

Here are a few pictures for you chef.
We loved everything! We will pass our word around for you! If we ever have another event in the valley we will for sure call you.

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Terry & Suzanne, Calgary - Canada

That was a fabulous meal Chef!!! Our guests were so very pleased with everything that you prepared.

I'm grateful that you could work so well under the circumstances that arose with the weather and the space, you are awesome! as is your staff.

I look forward to having smaller events in our space, I would love to have you back again.


Kenna, Kelowna - Okanagan

Dear Chef Martin,

I was a guest at Terry and Sue's wedding on Friday night and I just had to e-mail you and let you know how great I thought your food and service was. We thoroughly enjoyed our beautiful meal and I cannot stop thinking about how good it all was. I was hoping you would be able to share a few of your recipes with me.

The green curry lime shrimp
The peach salsa
The bow-tie pasta salad

Once again, thank you for such a nice meal on Friday.


Tracy McKay, Calgary - Canada

Hi Chef, Anne and I would like to offer our thanks.

The Meal, BBQ,., was wonderful from presentation to consumption. Everyone!! had nothing but complements. They are still talking about it.

Dr. and Mrs Hwang enjoyed your company and were very impressed that their kitchen was returned to them in perfect condition.

Thank you once again, we both hope that we will have the opportunity to do something similar in the future.

John and Anne Crowley,
Vernon, Okanagan


thank you so much for doing such a great job! You were totally professional and relaxed and a pleasure!

The food was delicious and fresh..... exactly what we were after.

The Valoroso Ladies, Kelowna


Thanks for all your work. We all had a great time and the food was great as usual.


Garth Penner, Okanagan


As always the meal was fabulous.

We are in the planning stages for next year already.


Brian, Calgary, Canada

Hi Chef,

Here are some of the photos for your website of the great evening we shared. Thank you again for the great lunch and dinner. The food was great and the company was fun.

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Also thank you for all the inspiration and support that we shared regarding my son, Jeff. I truly appreciated your guidance for his chef career. Merci, till we meet again, and I know we will.

Regards, Mary Ann and Dave Moran, Toronto

Thank you so much Martin for that awesome treat!!

From the learning, the participating, the eating.. mmm.. the eating... We're well on our way with the chocolate tart - it's half done.. the salmon wellington made a perfect midnight snack.

Thanks so much


Christine Bennett, Kelowna, Canada

Thanks Martin!

You did an outstanding job!!! Everyone raved about dinner and thouroughly enjoyed the cooking tips. We look forward to having you back to the house soon!

Thanks again!

Marty Steele, Vernon, Canada

Good Evening Chef!

You have been the topic of our weekend! Ava called today to say what a wonderful time they had. My only regret was I wasn't with you in the kitchen the whole time; I know I missed alot of valuable information. Everything was so perfect and you worked so hard. Larry was very pleased with the whole evening. I will need more business cards, as I have already given out the ones you left here.

Thank you for the recipes. I know I will be trying them. I truly look forward to another social gathering with you in charge of my kitchen!


Rhonda Rea, Kelowna, BC


It was a pleasure having you there, I am sorry I couldn't have had more time to sit and chat with you , I felt things went well.

Hope to talk soon,

Bryan Nykilchuk, Firemen's Ladies night, Kelowna, BC

Thanks, Chef. We loved your food!

Also thanks so much for the recipes and information.

All the best,

Vanessa & Ari Yakobson - Toronto, Canada

Thanks verry much for all the work you did. The meat was great, and we have had all kinds of compliments.
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Al Springer - Peachland Sportsman Club, Okanagan

Chef Martin,

Thanks so such for another wonderful dinner. The boys had a great time, Curt was making more salsa today, Conrad wants the salmon roll at his wedding.

Thanks again,

Debra harding - Kelowna, Okanagan

Dear Chef,

Everyone was raving about the delicious meal you prepared for us last night! John and I are looking forward to the leftovers.

Thanks again for a very entertaining evening and the fantastic food!


Ruth & John Breemer - Kelowna, Okanagan

Chef Martin,

Thanks, we really enjoyed our weekend because of you. Book us in for next year.

All the Best,

Deb & Craig - Edmonton, Alberta

Hi Martin,

We would like to thank YOU for helping make our party a success. Everyone loved the food and by 2:00 a.m. there wasn't too much left!

It was a very long day for you and you worked so hard. With the party behind us we can start looking forward to our holiday.

Take care, and we'll be in touch in the spring.

Pat (and Chris too)-He's having the lamb and some quesadillas for lunch!

Good Morning Martin!

Thank you so much - you are fantastic!! So many wonderful comments.

We will be seeing you again in the New Year for sure!!!

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Have a good weekend.

Kim, Kelowna

Chef Martin,

Just wanted to thank you for another amazing dinner. Looking forward to the next time already!

Joan, BMC - Westbank/Kelowna

Good Morning Martin,

Thanks for the great meal & cooking tips. We thoroughly enjoyed the food - ate way too much, but its hard to stop when it tastes so good.

Thanks again for the wonderful evening.

Jennifer, Westbank/Kelowna

Thank you for a GREAT meal and cooking lesson. Everybody had fabulous things to say!!!!

Thanks again,

Sheila, The Spotted Spa Retreat - Kelowna

Good Morning Martin,

We had such a wonderful time last night! Your meal was terrific. I woke up thinking about the creme brule' and thought how it would be the perfect way to start a day! We have the cake for dinner this evening with the other great "make aheads" so you will be in our thoughts all day.

We look forward to our next meeting.

Thanks again for a superb lesson in fine cooking and a delicious dinner.

Daphne, Kelowna

Hi Martin

Yes we had a wonderful time.......what goes on at Joans.........stays at Joans......(lol)

You were amazing as usual. We hope that you have us booked for Dec. 5th/2008.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Your the best!!!

Theresa Naka, BMC - Kelowna


Let me first say that, as we have come to expect from you, your event with us the other night was incredible. The buzz about the dinner was long and loud for days after. May I also say that it has been a real pleasure to get to share time with you over the last two events. This last time I really felt selfish getting to spend time with you before the rest of the birthday party arrived home from work. Although this event was my birthday gift to Laura, I seemed to get the most out of our time. Thank you also for forwarding on the "meat sheet". I have it posted on the inside door of our cupboard as you had suggested. I am sure you'll be getting a few more calls from our referrals, as we all had a fantastic time.

The experience you are offering with your business is really helping to rejuvenate the idea of gathering together to enjoy good food and good conversation. The "social dinner party" is growing in popularity again, thanks to you. An idea that seemed to be dying in this new age world we live in, where we all interact online. You are helping us connect on a personal level once again where we need to take the time to slow down and enjoy our time with one another. For that I thank you. It's a great new "old experience".

Kelowna,Penticton, Vernon, Wedding Kelowna Vernon
Darren, Mission Kelowna, Okanagan

Hi Chef Martin,

Once again, a big thank you. We all thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful meal and day of help. The food and wine wow. The cake even made it home with me. I can hardly wait to try it. It would be great to spend some more time together, we will definately have to do it again.

Again thank you.

We really enjoyed Chelsea as well.

Bev Embury, Edmonton/Kelowna

Hi Martin

THANK YOU!! The meal was delicious and you were lots of fun too! Not to mention that I did not have to do a thing. I have never gone golfing on Thanksgiving and still managed to have dinner at my home. AMAZING!

Let me know

Kathy and Ross Grieve, Kelowna/Edmonton

My Thanks goes to you Martin - This was just an awesome experiance for myself and my close friends.

This is not the first time a stranger has showed up and left friends with our odd little group of friends. I am glad to see we did not scare you to much. It was so special to do this for John since he has never liked his birthday much- it meant a lot to him to have you here with all of our friends. Happy you have survived to go on and entertain others- now we can say we also become measuring sticks for your future parties and cooking lessons(for example you can now compare REDNECKS to Dave).


Heather & John and Friends, West Kelowna


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