We were traveling to Montecito, CA for the month of August from NY. I was searching for a chef that could cook healthy meals for my family and I was recommended to Chef Edie. I first spoke to Chef Edie over the phone and right from the start she was peaceful, knowledgeable and full of suggestions. She cares about your dietary needs and creates a menu customized to your family preferences. Working with her in person is such a pleasure. She has a calm demeanor and an excitement about her ingredients. She uses organic straight from the farm and only the freshest ingredients. She has no nervous energy and makes you feel that you are her only priority. She is neat in the kitchen and flows like she has been there before. We have worked with many chefs and Edie has an amazing attitude and her flavors are just perfect!! Chef Edie can cook all different cuisine from Indian, Mediterranean, Italian or simple farm to table. Every day was unique and different and she always shared her cooking techniques. She was wonderful with our guests, children and our dog Rosey did not want to leave her side. For us the food was amazing every time and she made the experience of having a personal chef something special that we will always remember!
We can't wait to have her again when we return to california!!
Louis and Michele Silverman
Thank you so much for being a huge part of our special day. You were so accomodating and the food was spectacular. We hope this syrup will remind you of our Canadian wedding and offer some cooking inspiration (not that you need it).
Dean and Jody McAfee
The beautiful evening wrapped up with a wonderfully intimate dinner on the patio terrace at Villa Verano with one of the best dinners I have ever had made by the caterer and personal Chef Edie! She is really sweet and let me tell you this lady knows how to create delectable creations, beyond words. Chef Edie is personal chef to many stars and it was obvious why! Regardless, after a warm Santa Barbara day, the couple and guests enjoyed the beautiful cool breeze, amazing view and cozy feel of the Villa Verano patio/terrace.
Thx again for everything. Your good spirit permeated all and your staff were so friendly!! Food was awesome!!
Thank you so much for helping us put together our special day on Sunday. The food was amazing and your staff of Ida, Kat and Madeline made the event flawless. Most importantly you made it extra special by providing us uninterrupted family time with no distractions!
I look forward to working with you down the road as we become more settled in our SB home.
Thanks again for all your help,
Thank you for the beautifully presented, incredible feast.
Your food and your father’s art made a perfect evening for all to enjoy.
Mary Benenati, Onward Art & Design
Edie, I have been meaning to write you since last night! OH MY GOSH! Thank you!!!!! The food is so exquisitely prepared and the dishes are perfect...The flavors are amazing, he loved his curry sooo much! We are all knocked out! Thank you, thank you. I think that you are a godsend!
We just finished your AMAZING meal! Don is freaking out!!!! It was so so so so good! Expect to be seeing A LOT of us!!!!
We just wanted to thank you again for your superb dinner last night. The process was without a hitch and the food was great. We will keep you in our book for future opportunities. Take care and be well.
Bob & Jen Cashier
Hi Edie — Thanks to you for another superb job on Saturday. The effort you put into making every component fresh is certainly your hallmark. Our guests loved everything and were not shy about going back for seconds and thirds! I hope to use your services again soon. I appreciate your wonderful combination of warmth and professionalism at the same time. It's nice to have you as a friend.
Edie, Thanks so much for the fabulous cooking that you did for our group during a recent trip to Montecito. All eight hungry men agreed that it was the BEST cooking we've experienced .... especially your patented ribs! Fantastic! Your bubbly personality also enhanced our culinary experience. You're tops.
Edie, just wanted to thank you for the great food we experienced during our retreat. From the tenderloins to side dishes and salads, everything was special. The wonderful descriptions of each dish coupled with your friendly easy-going manner made meals perfect.
What a fabulous evening! Everyone had a terrific time, and the food was absolutely incredible. You can be sure we'll see you in the future. Thanks for everything."
Hello Chef Edie,
Mama indeed had a wonderful time. She was teary at different points during the party, and again when she was saying good bye and telling me how wonderful everything was! Sheri and I both appreciated having some quality time to actually enjoy Mama without having to worry about what was happening in the kitchen. The fruit tartlets were amazing and the perfect cap-off to a yummy dinner. You were fantastic to work with and we will most definitely keep your contact info.
S. and S.
Your meal exceeded my expectations and you are amazing! Thank you so much!
Hi Edie! ;-)
Just completed payment. Hope you're well... We are going hiking this afternoon with the kids. Which trail would you recommend? One with a nice view!
Thank you again for all the great food but mostly just for the beautiful spirit you are!
THANK YOU so very much for being a wonderful, dependable person to work with. Your food was amazing and your calm energy and genuine interest in making it a grand event did not go unnoticed and was greatly appreciated. We really do enjoy working with you and hope to have much business for you in the near future. I'll await your invoice and send a check off to you then.
Chef Edie, you rock!
Hi love. Further to our quick convo last night, could you let me know some times you could meet with me to help me plan my life in a tastier, more healthful manner?
Great to see you yesterday. The meal, as expected, was fabulous. You are amazing.
Gamble T. Parks
Attorney At Law
Thanks for making our family celebration so special. Very yummy. Super relaxing.
I would have liked to chat with you a bit more, but I figured you already had enough distractions with the rest of the family. : )
Please tell Kat how much we appreciated her as well.
Hi Edie - thanks again for a great night! I passed along your contact information to the owner of the house so either he or future guests can call you in the future.
We'll be looking for you on Extreme Chef. Best of luck!
Susan Munson | Co-Founder & CEO
Fixed Income Live LP
the voice of the fixed income markets
Thank you for taking care of our wives last Friday evening. They loved the class/meal and you!
I wanted to thank you again for the incredible food experience while we were in Santa Barbara. The whole family enjoyed your menu and your company, especially my daughter who thought you were pretty damn cool!
I hope we have the opportunity to do it again. Take care.
Dear Chef Edie,
Thank you so much for such a fun evening of fun, learning and tasting. Thank you also for being so relaxed and patient with all the chit chat. Some of the girls had not seen each other in years so catching up won out over cooking at times. =) Also, I want to thank you for serving us toward the end of dinner there to allow us not to have to break up our conversation which was such a blessing for Tiff. The food was excellent! It was such a treat to walk back into the kitchen that night and if cleaned spotlessly as well with all the extra food packaged up. That was such a gift! You do good work and I thoroughly enjoyed working with you. You have a permanent smile on your face the entire time which shows that you truly do love what you do which makes everyone else love it as well. Thank you and blessings on you!
When I got engaged I pretty much knew right off the bat that I would have Edie Robertson cater our wedding dinner – if she was willing! Not only did Edie pull off numerous miracles in the days leading up to the wedding (ummm…our wedding site was the official “fire staging area” for a major wildfire burning…shutting 75% of Santa Barbara down), but she did so in such a calm, reassuring and professional manner.
The food was amazing and such an important part of our Italian themed, outdoor wedding. Edie took into consideration all the details that one wouldn’t normally think of…the colors of the vegetables on the trays, which vegetables would be in perfect season on our date, the correct wood chips to use for which type of meat, the list goes on and on. All of these details paid off in a way that we couldn’t even expect.
All of our guests continue to compliment the food from our wedding day – the freshness, presentation and aroma. The special touches that Edie and her staff put into our wedding day took so much stress off of us. It was so nice knowing that we were in good hands and I would recommend her over and over to anyone planning an event – from big to small!