What Our Clients Are Saying

We found Castro to be an absolute pleasure to work with. In the first stages of planning, Castro was patient and listened keenly to our needs. In the creative stage we found him to be imaginative and inspired. In the training stage, we found Castro to be respectful and sensitive to the Chef and the team within the kitchen. In the final stages, Castro was thorough in the food costing and final dish presentation.  His communication was clear and concise through the entire process.

—Theresa Dickinson, Swans Hotel & Brewpub

During a very difficult emotional time for my family and me, Castro Boateng and his team did an incredible job of making our funeral reception buffet a total success at very short notice. Castro was professional and service oriented, and together, we created a menu that was delicious, using freshly prepared ingredients and within our budget. All the guests commented on the tastiness of all the menu items and how wonderfully everything was presented. The tables were beautifully arranged and his staff were very helpful in ensuring that all the needs of our guests were met. Thank you so much Castro for such wonderful service.

—Nada Jovic, Nanaimo, January, 2013

Utilizing your services has given me a fantastic return on my investment and every single attendee has been wowed by your food, professional manner, and your ‘down-to-earth’ and pleasant mannerisms. In the words of one of my clients, utilizing your talents as a component of my presentations and dinners has ‘raised the bar’ of expectations where service and food are concerned.

—Peter Leblanc, Cook Medical, Fall 2012

We transformed our home into a five-star restaurant! Our 30 guests were delighted with the warmth and intimacy of the 50th anniversary dinner party we hosted… thanks to Castro and his wonderful crew.

—Lis Bailly & Bruce Davies

Every single bite was a taste experience! From the seared Qualicum scallops, to the Campbell River bison tenderloin, to the spectacular dark chocolate and boysenberry cake. Our al fresco wedding party was perfectly presented and incredibly special.

—Kyla & Jon Lansman

We were absolutely thrilled with the incredible evening that you created for us. From the wine pairings and service to the delightful gourmet cuisine – everything exceeded our expectations.

—Michael & Tina van der Lee, Owners of Cobs Bread (Oak Bay)

Once you get over the strange feeling of being a guest in your own home, it was so nice to be able to relax and have fun, knowing the food is in the best of hands! He explained each dish to us so that we could appreciate exactly what we were tasting. Not only did the food taste incredible, but the presentation was pure artwork! We couldn’t wait for the next course.

Castro was totally professional and left the kitchen in better shape than he found it- he brought and prepared the food, did the dishes as he went, set the table, served the courses, described some wine pairings, and even took out the garbage at the end of the night! His positive energy made us feel comfortable having a personal chef for the evening, and he was happy to chat and share his secrets with us!

We were so excited to have the pleasure of watching a world class chef in our own kitchen prepare a five-course meal (that we would never attempt ourselves). It was an unforgettable experience, such a treat!

—Prize winner of a private dinner