TRADESHOWS

Thank you to the EPC Team NRA for a wonderful show! The menu was perfectly executed and the team worked tirelessly throughout the show. We had so many positive comments on the food and it goes without saying, that Lee’s personality and his ability to articulate product application was a winning combination for the show. Lu was the secret weapon behind the curtain!

Please share my sincere appreciation and thanks to everyone on the EPC Team for helping contribute to our NRA Show success!!!
— Becky Westby, Director of Sales, Oregon Fruit Products

We had the privilege of working with Chef Yancey and the EPC team at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago. Everything was executed flawlessly! The food was delicious, the set up was beautiful, the Chef was DIVINE and the support was more than we could have hoped for. EPC is a must for any trade show! They focus on what they do best so you can focus on your sales!
— Deya Warren, Owner, Deya’s Gluten Free

From our first conference call to our good-byes at the NRA Show, Elite Personal Chefs never disappointed us. The knowledge and creativity of Chef Austin Yancey was well worth the cost. Their professional and qualified Chefs allowed us to concentrate on promoting our products and spending face to face time with our customers rather than worrying about the preparation and presentation of our product. We were able to walk into our booth in the morning and leave in the evening with the comfort of knowing Chef Nathaniel and Chef Jamie would be there prepping for the day, grilling our meat to perfection, and cleaning up to insure a perfect start the next morning. It was my first time as coordinator for the NRA show, unfortunately I had not prepared for a few items, but one phone call to Amy Yancey managing partner of Elite Personal Chefs, and all of our needs were taken care of immediately. Without hesitation, we will use Elite Personal Chefs again for our Trade Show needs.
— Teri Magrath, Premier Proteins

Austin Yancey and his team of chefs are the most professional we have ever worked with. Not only will they “wow” an audience with amazing food, they skillfully engage customers and explain their methods in a way that makes everyone want to try it at home. They are perfect for getting our product message across to our users at tradeshows. Traffic to our tradeshow booths increases dramatically and customers stay around longer when we use Elite Personal Chefs.
— Jon T. Tanklage, Marukan Vinegar (U.S.A.), Inc.

PRIVATE EVENTS

As responsible humans know, the most important component of a wedding reception is good food (followed in close second by an open bar & rock solid music). In our search for an awesome menu, Austin’s team came highly recommended to us by friends who are also chefs. From the first meeting onward, Austin was super communicative, straight forward, and brimming with assurance. His team drafted a beautiful menu combining their expertise and creativity while also prioritizing our tastes and preferences. The menu yielded something for everyone- beginning with passed hors d’oeuvres, moving through live action cooking stations, a Mediterranean mezza table, a dessert station, and a round of late night snacks. The man wielding a hand-torch to mini creme brûlées was arguably one of the most popular fixtures of the evening. Austin’s team took care of all the dinnerware/glassware rentals and clean-up and it goes without saying that all of this was executed clean and neatly in a mid-sized art gallery packed with hungry guests. We could not have been more pleased with the outcome. It tickles us pink to continue to hear from our guests how great the food at our reception was and which part they liked best.

Thanks so much!
— Summer Porter, Wedding Sept 10th, 2016

Elite Personal Chefs came to my home to do an Easter event this year. It was the most exciting, fun experience we have ever had at our home. The food was outstanding. Each chef was so professional and accommodating. From the first introduction phone call that I had with Austin Yancey to the minute he and his team left our home, my husband and I felt so taken care of. They wanted to make sure that we had everything we wanted and they accomplished that and some. I highly recommend Elite Personal Chefs.
— Lara Joy Kimura, Greek Easter

AWESOME-AUSTIN. That should be your logo.
We were all exhausted by the end of the evening so I never got a chance to relay to you my whole-hearted thank you for pulling off the greatest wedding in the history of weddings. Your follow thru was just special. The staff you brought was perfectly delightful, efficient and caring. The entire menu was perfectly prepared and presented. The set up and tear down was flawless. I just can’t say enough.

Thank you again from the bottom of John’s and my heart. You truly helped make our special day memorable.
— Tom Francia & John Rafacz, Wedding July 19th 2014

The Elite Personal Chefs experience was nothing short of magical, we would recommend this team for any event. They made our wedding one of a kind and memorable for both us and our guests.

The EPC team worked with us and within our budget from the first conversation to the very execution of the event. We presented a wild dream to Chef Austin: my husband is from Texas and I’m from Hungary, so we asked him to create a fusion of the two cuisines. With very little guidance EPC exceeded all expectations. The EPC staff is professional and friendly, and even our tasting was an event in itself. Should we need a catering company or personal chef for any event in the future, Elite Personal Chefs will be the #1 company we consider.
— Marton Harsanyi & Blane Sims, Wedding October 24th 2015

SANITATION LICENSING

Austin Yancey is the consummate professional. He worked around our busy schedule to assist us in getting new sanitation training for our culinary team. Every person in the class said that Austin hit the perfect balance of informative and entertaining and the result was a 100% pass rate on the exam. We would absolutely use Austin and Elite Personal Chefs for any training in the future and would recommend him without reservation.
— Gary Obligacion, The Alinea Group

Austin is incredibly well versed in the facts, details and processes behind all matters involving food safety and certification, but most importantly, he addresses the science and real life consequences in a way that keeps you engaged and truly interested in learning what to do (and what not to do). I have been in the bar and restaurant business for more than 20 years and I have learned more than I could have ever imagined.
— W. Craig Cooper, Pops for Champagne; Bom Balla

We loved having Austin and Elite Personal Chefs in our restaurant teaching our sanitation classes. He had an effective way of taking what we were learning and applying it to our day-to-day activities. He not only made the class useful, but also had fun with it, ultimately making the students more engaged. We all passed our tests with flying colors and we have Austin to thank. I would highly recommend him and his classes to anyone!
— Jane Rubin, BOKA restaurant

Austin Yancey is an excellent teacher. He made our sanitation classes entertaining even in the early hours and his teaching style was extremely efficient and effective. We highly recommend him!
— Allison Koval, Hogsalt Hospitality