REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS
Read some of the great reviews and testimonials that previous clients have given to Chef Gene and Divoon Dining:

Chef Gene recently prepared a beautiful dinner for eight people at my home in Orange County. The menu was well planned and the presentation was lovely. All of my guests thoroughly enjoyed the meal as each course was delicious, especially the entree of individual beef wellingtons. I highly recommend Chef Gene as a personal chef and look forward to enjoying his food again soon.

Steven Sorenson, MD
Balboa Island

Chef Gene creates the perfect epicurean experiences for groups large and small as he is the consummate culinary professional. In this day and age of endless hustle and bustle simply to get a microwaved dinner on the table, treat yourself, family and guests to dining the way it is meant to be; joyous, romantic, sumptuous, delicious and memorable.

Dr. Kirwan Rockefeller
Newport Beach

I’ve used Chef Gene perhaps a dozen times now over several years after having had him recommended by colleagues. I’ve never looked back. He’s wonderfully inventive coming up with ideas for menus, flexible and accommodating with last minute guests who turn out to have picky eating habits, the food is delicious, ample and satisfying, and compared with other caterers I’ve used in LA, his prices are very reasonable. I recommend him with the greatest enthusiasm.

Dr. Peter Baldwin
Santa Monica

Chef Gene has done several of our events at our high rise condominium. He is amazing. The food is always to die for, and the level of service we receive is out of this world. He creates custom menus for each of our events and deals with all of our changes effortlessly. Once you use Chef Gene you would not need to find another chef.

Jennie Udeh
Manager, Azzurra, Marina del Rey

How do you make a special event even more special? Calling you proved the easiest way. Personalization should be your key word for advertising. I could not be more impressed or satisfied. I have hosted numerous parties over the years, but this is the first time that my friends made noises, other than speaking, with the arrival of each new dish. You exceeded my every expectation and remembered all of my requests. My compliments and gratitude!

Chuck Hayden
CMD/USN/Ret., San Diego

Food allergies or dietary restrictions an issue for you or your guests? Chef Gene has the delicious solution. My wife and I were thrilled with the way Gene’s recipes took straight-forward ingredients and filled them full of tantalizing flavor. What a relief to find that being health-conscious or vegetarian didn’t mean sacrificing elegance or fun. Chef Gene turned a simple selection of fresh, organic vegetables into a mouth-watering feast that had our guests coming back for more. And for our meat-lovers, Gene’s chicken, beef, and seafood selections were irresistible. Plus, his presentation and plating is impeccable. Outstanding!

Kevin Miller
West Hollywood

Chef Gene wanted to prove to us that a wedding buffet can be delectable and affordable without lacking a personal touch. He invited us to his home and prepared several of our preferred dishes with wine. Everything was delicious, yet we had to ask ourselves “could he do that for 100 people in a portable, outdoor kitchen while maintaining the same quality?” Since we were impressed by his hospitality and skill, we gave it a shot, and the food at our wedding was perfection!

Iris and Brian
Hollywood

You made the most romantic and perfect evening possible for my boyfriend’s birthday. Your delectable cuisine could not have been more perfect and delicious.  Your combination of flavors combined with the timing of the courses, and your ability to make us feel completely comfortable make you, I think, the most talented chef in Los Angeles!

Alexandra Dreyfus
Simi Valley

We cannot begin to tell you how much we enjoy not only the amazing food you prepare, but also the wonderful way it is presented and served. The mixing and matching of your numerous menu choices is a great adventure, and your guidance is always spot on. Thank you for the heart and soul that you put into your work and for the incredible way you treat us. We are always left warm and filled and waiting for our next dinner party together! Thank you for everything you do!

Brent and Cynthia Lauer
Orange

The meal you prepared for my husband’s grandparents 60th wedding anniversary dinner was absolutely fabulous and perfect at every step from the hors d’oeuvres to the decadent dessert. Grandma Helen said it was beyond her “wildest dreams”. We could not have asked for more. The service was also excellent, and we very much admired and appreciated you and your server’s dedication to making the evening so special for us!

David and Elaine Vukadinovich
Bel Air

We wanted to thank you very much for the wonderful dining experience on Valentine’s Day. Everything was impeccable from the food to the presentation to your professional etiquette. We were also pleased to learn that you used all natural and organic ingredients. Thank you for this amazing experience that we will never forget!

David and Sharon
Beverly Hills


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