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As an award-winning international yacht chef, I've developed vast high-end private dining experiences across all types of cuisine, in all types of kitchens. I especially love the challenge of addressing dietary restrictions (particularly gluten free) without compromising flavor or quality.
MY CULINARY RÉSUMÉ
EXPERIENCE
RESTAURANT CHEF
TEAM CHEF
RACING YACHT TP-52 POWERPLAY, San Francisco; Key West; St. Thomas; St. Barthelemy; Sardinia; St. Tropez; Palma de Mallorca
RESTAURANT CHEF
IN-HOUSE CATERER
PROJECT ONE GALLERY, 251 Rhode Island Avenue, SF, CA
RESTAURANT CHEF
HEAD CHEF
SAILING YACHT ANDROMEDA LA DEA, Caribbean - Mediterranean
RESTAURANT CHEF
FREELANCE CHEF
SAILING YACHTS KNICKERBOCKER & SUMMERWIND, New England
RESTAURANT CHEF
HEAD CHEF
SAILING YACHT TITAN XIV, New England - Caribbean
RESTAURANT CHEF
HEAD CHEF
MOTOR YACHT KRISUJEN, Southeast US - Caribbean
PRIVATE CHEF
Loblolly Hill Villa, English Harbour, Antigua, West Indoes
KITCHIT Q&A
KITCHIT:  WHAT IS THE ONE KITCHEN TOOL (OTHER THAN A GOOD CHEF'S KNIFE) THAT YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?
NICOLE POIRIER:  My mandoline is my best friend! I suppose I could live without it, if I HAD to, but I would truly mourn the loss of my dear, sweet, sharp slicer.
WHERE CAN YOU BE FOUND/WHAT ARE YOU DOING ON YOUR DAYS OFF?
On those rare, magical days with no chores to be done, I can be found wandering the streets of San Francisco, lingering in bookshops, taking in a yoga class, and at home inventing new ways to fill corn tortillas.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING A CHEF?
I love so many things about being a chef, it's hard to choose a favorite: the creative process and social interaction that goes into creating a menu, the opportunity to turn a pile of ordinary ingredients into a colorfully tantalizing edible work of art, the gratification of an empty plate, and the act of supporting local businesses and sustainable producers.
MY CULINARY IDOL OR ROLE MODEL IS:
Ming Tsai, not because I am particularly partial to his cuisine, but because he embodies so many character traits I respect in a chef: accessibility, humbleness, willingness to share, and an overwhelming impression of kindness.
THE FIRST DISH I EVER LEARNED TO COOK WAS:
eggplant parmagiana
MY BEVERAGE OF CHOICE IS:
fizzy water
FIVE INGREDIENTS I ALWAYS HAVE ON HAND ARE:
coconut milk, diced tomatoes, onions, garlic, chick peas
MY SPECIALTIES
The bete noire of questions asked of a chef! But after much time spent self-examining, I can honestly share a few: Anything to do with seafood. As seawater has replaced the blood in my veins, I can transform even the most common periwinkle into a gastronomic delight! Gluten-free cuisine. As a gluten-intolerant person myself, the doors of my mind were opened to non-gluten alternatives from a true chef's perspective. I have been able to transform a broad spectrum of previously gluten-laden sauces and dishes into Celiac-safe counterparts, as well as been inspired to create delectable plates with less-known but amazing ingredients. This hasn't detracted from my traditional cooking abilities - I am still a passionate baker and breadmaker - but broadened them instead. Making appealing and healthy "food for everyone." Not everybody eats meat. Not everybody can tolerate dairy. Many people shun my other specialty, seafood. For these reasons, it has been a particular interest of mine to learn about and work with vegetarian, vegan, and raw vegan food preparation while still making it taste-a-rific and well-balanced. With plant-sourced foods being the lowest common denominator in world-cuisine, I take great pride in being able to provide vegan options that even those not-normally vegetarian-inclined appreciate and love. My greatest experience of this was watching two local Bay Area chefs tear through a vegan moussaka I brought to a dinner party, never knowing that the bechamel was actually pine-nut cream and the "ground lamb" was artfully spiced lentils!
OTHER CULINARY PROJECTS
I am currently working on a vegan and gluten-free comfort-food cookbook in my spare time, and a gluten-free cooking show is in its planning stages!
72 REVIEWS FROM KITCHIT HOSTS
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SUZANNE M.
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Our experience with Chef Nicole was amazing. Her harvest farm to table menu caught my eye and I emailed her about what I wanted. It was a spring celebration in Sonoma where we and our guests all came in from out of town to a villa in the area. We wanted to make sure the meal celebrated the region we were in and everyone enjoyed the bounty and amazing produce the area could offer. She totally got what we were looking for and surpassed all expectations. It was delicious! She willingly made adjustments to the menu to satisfy the needs of our guests and everyone (all foodies) was thrilled. She was super prepared, friendly and professional and the guests enjoyed meeting and talking to her. She introduced every course with an explanation and description. Not having to shop, manage food prep, serve or clean-up was great for us in an area/kitchen we didn’t know. She even recommended what wines would go with each course and we selected them while on a private wine tour the day before the dinner. For once I got to relax and enjoy the party with my guests who are calling this magical! Kitchit made the process simple and easy. I highly recommend Chef Nicole and am looking forward to doing this again.
ALYSSA R.
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We loved Nicole and would have her back!
MICHELLE L.
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Excellent! Not only was the food terrific, but Nicole and her assistant, Kelly, were friendly, personable and professional. Thank you for such an incredible dining experience!
SUSIE H.
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Nicole's meal was delicious and she and her 2 assistants very friendly and professional in the kitchen. Unfortunately, however, the experience left me quite disappointed. I had to email Nicole, her assistant, and the Kitchit staff several times in the 2 weeks before my dinner to get clarity on the menu and timing. I found it very frustrating and stressful to get no response to my requests, even from the Kitchit support/"concierge", and to not have a phone # to call. It wasn't until the night before the event that Nicole finally finalized the menu, saying she'd been really busy for several days. Even then, the chicken she prepared was not what she described--pesto chicken instead of chicken tapenade, a significant change (though tasty). Additionally, I specified plated service (not family style) at the time of booking, and yet Nicole proceeded with family-style service which really was not what I envisioned for this more formal event. Finally, her invoice included a surprise $300 service charge because our headcount was 17. By the time I saw the charge, I felt I had no choice but to pay it, but Kitchit's pricing module should have reflected this added charge when I entered in the number of guests. Instead, upon entering my headcount, the website indicated a flat "all inclusive" per person cost, and only in the FAQs do I now see reference to a potential service charge for "large" parties.
NATALIE J.
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Nicole was AMAZING. I was running behind on planning and only gave her 2 days notice for my 22 person event :) She figured out a menu for a particularly stubborn crew and did everything with a smile. The food was delicious, inventive, and fun. The plated dishes were beautiful, and everything was right on time. I had so much fun with her. Cannot wait to use her again!
TARA
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Great! Nicole came in, made an incredible meal and my kitchen was spotless at the end of the night.
LAUREL A.
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Chef Nicole was fantastic! I reached out to her on very short notice (one week before the dinner party), and she was able to put together a beautiful and delicious meal for me. Very easy to work with and accommodating of special requests.
NANCY G.
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Nicole did a great job for us balancing several different tasks while preparing and serving a delicious holiday meal. She was friendly and pleasant, and adapted very well to our informal, intimate environment with an open kitchen that included adults and several young children who were alternatively helpful, quizzical, curious, loquacious and/or fussy. In turn she was patient, kind, cheerful and efficient, entertaining her onlookers and answering a multitude of questions. Everyone enjoyed her company as well as her food, and she left our kitchen spotless. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for our next party. Thank you, Nicole!
HILARY L.
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I was struggling to come up with a creative idea for my six-year-old daughter's birthday party, when she said, "I'd like a chef to give my friends and me a cooking lesson." Brilliant! So, I contacted Kitchit, who recommended Chef Nicole. I'm so glad that they did, because Nicole was beyond delightful throughout the entire experience. When I explained the idea for the party, Nicole was immediately enthusiastic. She asked me a number of questions to help her customize a menu for the tiny guests, in terms of their likes, dislikes, and allergies, as well as our intended goal for the event (i.e., did we want more of a cooking demonstration, or a hands-on experience?) We picked the latter, and she didn't mind at all. On the day of the event, Nicole showed up with an assistant, which was such a terrific idea, as a number of parents who initially said that they would stay to help decided to drop their kids off, instead. Nicole and her assistant immediately made themselves at home in my kitchen, which I loved, and started preparing nibbles for the guests to enjoy, both before and during the lesson. When it was time for the lesson, Nicole deftly grabbed the attention of the group, which was no easy task, since we were showing "Ratatouille" and doing an art project in the other room. Nicole explained that the first job of a chef is to have clean hands (which I appreciated, because I'm a germaphobe), and asked them to wash their hands before the lesson. In a single-file line, the tiny "chefs", all decked out in personalized aprons (which I had ordered as party favors from another company), obediently marched in a single line to wash hands. Then it was lesson time. Nicole was sweet, patient, kind, friendly, and informative. My daughter, my son (who was allowed by my benevolent daughter to participate in the lesson), and the party guests were each given turns to measure, crack (eggs), pour, stir, and mix their way to completing a series of child-appropriate recipes. They loved each moment, and so did I. Another cool part of the experience is that the food that the kids prepared with Nicole was actually the food that was served at the party. So, instead of my having to order in pizzas, the kids were able to make their own pizza (including stretching out their own dough), and top their pizzas with an assortment of toppings that Nicole brought. She even brought enough dough and toppings for the grown-ups! Another child-appropriate element of the party was a "cupcake decorating contest", which was another one of Nicole's ideas. The cupcakes were actually healthy banana cupcakes. I'm not sure how healthy the frosting was, but it was delicious! And, understanding how easily children get their feelings hurt, after praising the unique qualities of each and every cupcake, Nicole wisely announced that everyone was a winner. I was relieved, as we had made it several hours without a single tear. After the cooking lesson, Nicole and her assistant completely cleaned up my kitchen, so that there was barely a sign that ten junior chefs had been there moments before. Now, for those of you who think that a Kitchit event is an overly-indulgent thing to give a child, let me assure you that the event was entirely geared toward children (we did smoothies, hummus, banana cupcakes, and gluten-free pizzas). The menu was lovely, but it wasn't ostentatious or overly sophisticated in the least. Plus, the per-person cost of the event was very reasonable, and far less than what I would have paid at most of the birthday venues in the local area. On that note, I just couldn't bear to attend, much less host, another birthday party at one of those places. So, doing a Kitchit event was a new idea, one which served a number of purposes. Lastly, when I asked my daughter what she thought about her birthday, she said that it was "the best". What more could a mother hope for? I owe all of this to Nicole. I can't thank her enough.
AMY G.
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I can't say enough fabulous things about Nicole and her cooking. She is a pleasure to have in your home and everything that comes out of the kitchen is amazingly creative and delicious. I will book her again and again.
DEVON R.
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Chef Nicole was amazing! Throughout the planning process, Chef Nicole was creative, patient and collaborative. Chef Nicole arrived in our home organized and ready to wow us with her cooking. The meal was delicious and we so appreciated Chef Nicole's attention to detail. We loved having Chef Nicole in our home.
KIM S.
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We hosted a dinner party for 12 that was Gluten Free. Nicole was so professional yet fun & friendly. The meal was delicious! Especially the Mac n' Cheese and Banana Cream pie. Nothing tasted GF! Nicole was flexible with timing of dinner and guests arriving. She wonderfully explained everything she served & the organic ingredients. Our guests loved her!! Our kitchen was spotless and clean at the end of evening. It was a great night that was truly a treat for our friends.
SONJA P.
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Chef Nicole is the best! She can cook for 2 people or 180 with the same quality, style and professionalism! This time Chef Nicole made a beautiful meal for the Project Glimmer Pre Holiday Luncheon. Project Glimmer gives holiday gifts to at-risk teenage girls and women in the Bay Area (www.projectglimmer.org). Her food inspired generosity as she has such a generous heart and passion for all she does!
KELLI L.
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We LOVED our evening with Nicole and her delicious food! She was kind enough to explain lots of her tips and tricks in the kitchen for us. We absolutely will have her back sometime soon!
RICHARD B.
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ANNA
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We had a WONDERFUL meal prepared by Nicole. She sent us a menu ahead of time with specific, mouth watering details. She was incredibly professional and very friendly upon arrival and put us all at ease right away as she prepared everything so wonderfully and timely. The food was so good! The appetizers were delicious goat cheese beignets served hot and perfectly. The main dish was delightful too, as well as the salad and incredible desserts. Nicole really did a wonderful job setting up, serving and cleaning up one of the tastiest meals I've ever had. What a treat! Our group had a blast and loved the dining experience that Nicole made possible for us. She was wonderful!!!!! Great chef and great food!
NEZ & BRENT N.
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Chef Nicole was outstanding! The food was delicious and her crew fantastic! It was a bit difficult to get thru to her to talk about the event but she assured me that she will give 1000% when it's my special day (she was just really busy with work) and that she sure did! thank you Nicole for making my special day extra special and for all your hard work! My wedding was perfect, and a lot of it I owe to you and your crew! we look forward to seeing you again for another event!
JENNIFER M.
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Nicole did a fabulous job. Our Thai food dinner was delicious. Soup, salad and dinner were beautifully presented and filled with the bright flavors of fresh, local produce, and we all had second helpings of dessert. The kitchen was spotless when Nicole left, maybe even cleaner than she found it! This was such an easy way to entertain, we will definitely be using Nicole again. And if she isn't available, then we will try another of Kitchit's top notch chefs!
KRISTINA P.
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Chef Nicole did an outstanding job in every way. The meal was extraordinary -- fresh, healthy and delicious. Nicole and her servers were terrific to work with. I couldn't be happier with the experience.
MELISSA O.
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Last night's dinner was amazing. The food was delicious -- truly every course -- and the service was great. The eight of us enjoyed more of a family style set up, as it allowed us to converse more and eat at our leisure vs timed courses. It was so relaxing, to not have to worry about cooking the food and serving it. I enjoyed being able to enjoy my party! The best part: no clean up! Nicole left our place spotless. She was friendly and easy to talk to. All of my guests kept commenting "how great an idea this was" and on how delicious the food was. I will definitely recommend Kitchit to other people, and I'm sure that you have 7 more fans after last night.
WILLIAM F.
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Nicole did an amazing job preparing, cooking, conversing, cleaning, and presenting. She was perfect for our business dinner and we will definitely use her in the future. She is very professional, warm, confident, and an amazing chef.
RICHARD B.
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All dinner parties should be so easy and go so smoothly. Looking forward to working with Nicole again, soon!
MIKE H.
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Fantastic event. Nicole created and served up a wonderful meal and was a great presence in our house and with our friends. She's delightful and passionate about what she does, and delivered from the first minute to the last. Already thinking ahead to the next time.
ELIZABETH W.
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What an amazing evening! Nicole was a delight from the moment we started corresponding via Kitchit to plan the evening. She is a true professional--prepared an amazing menu (and allowed for our preferences all along the way), with ease prepared, plated, and served the meal, and really was a delight to have in our home and with our friends. Being able to enjoy my friends from the moment they walked in the door (and not have to worry about the clean-up) was an unusual (and awesome) way to entertain. I already want to book her again! But it sounds like others are learning of the Nicole Poirier secret too.
DEBRA L.
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Nicole was excellent. Menu planning, presentation, quality of food, cleanup, all done very well.
PREETI M.
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Nicole put together an amazing Spanish dinner for my party of five. The food was flavorful and delicious. We loved every course and were very satisfied. Along with the great meal, I really enjoyed working with Nicole -- she was fun, warm, and informative. I can't wait to do another event with her!
STEPHANIE K.
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I hired Chef Nicole to cook a birthday dinner for my husband and 5 of our friends. She asked if anyone had any food allergies, preferences, and aversions. We had a lot of them, but she was able to create a menu that was perfect for the whole group. I made cream of tomato soup in puff pastry for the dinner because I told my husband that it was a "pot luck" with friends. He was so surprised when he came home to find that I hired a chef for the night. Chef Nicole arrived 2 hours before dinner is served and worked my soup into the meal. My husband and our friends were all very impressed by her ability to cook in our small kitchen and create such an amazing meal. She even cleaned our kitchen and all the pots and pans. We will hire her again, anytime!
DAN K.
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Amazing. Nicole was thoroughly professional and hugely entertaining. It was great to learn about her fascinating background while enjoying the delicious meal. It was the perfect 'casual night in'.
MAY B.
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Chef Nicole prepared the most beautiful and delicious menu for our sit down dinner party last night. She is lovely to work with with (extremely flexible and very professional) and I will definitely call her again for our next event!
NATALIE K.
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Nicole catered my birthday cocktail party and it was FABULOUS. I love having people over so I didn't want to spend my birthday at a random bar or restaurant. But had no desire to spend my birthday prepping, cooking and cleaning. Nicole made everything so easy. We discussed the menu and the type of evening I expected and she delivered flawlessly. The food and service were the talk of the night and not having to clean up the kitchen was PRICELESS. The only problem is that all my friends loved it and want that to be the new standard for our events. Thank you Chef Nicole for making my birthday memorable. -Natalie
SUSAN T.
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Nicole was awesome! Her first challenge was that of the 14 people included in our dinner, there were no less than 8 dietary restrictions of one sort or another. She handled everything superbly, serving a wonderful vegetarian, naturally gluten-free appetizer that everyone loved, a fabulous farmer's market salad, beef entree (with vegetarian alternative and a chicken alternative for one person allergic to beef, and a gluten-free chocolate birthday/graduation cake. You get my drift. She arrived on time with everything she needed - had a wonderful assistant with her - and when they left, my kitchen was just as it was when they arrived: spotless. Kitchit was also exactly what I needed because this event came up on short notice. It was great to go online, enter my dates and food preferences and have only the appropriate and available chefs pop up. Communication through the Kitchit system was easy and efficient as was everything administrative. This was a great experience and I will definitely use Kitchit again.
JASMINE
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Nicole was fantastic! She arrived on time with her team, was friendly, accommodating to our time changes, and wasn't bothered by the fact that I was still tinkering in the kitchen. She worked with me closely to create the perfect menu before the party, and everything on the menu was delicious. We also had some leftovers so it was a great value. She was also quick to respond to my emails. I'd recommend her to anyone!
BILL H.
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Amazing New Orleans themed Mother's Day Brunch. Chef Nicole help invent an exciting menu with some fan favorites (shrimp n grits, soft shelled crab and can-you-beat-my-mom's creme brulee). She was prompt, efficient, cooked an awesome meal, served us in the kitchen (everyone loved to watch), and out on the patio, and cleaned everything up. Best mother's day brunch ever. Kitchit and Nicole made the process very easy, friendly and efficient. We will BE BACK for sure!
SCOTT D.
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Amazing food. Delicious presentation and Ioved the way she described everything she created. Made our mouths water. And the way she created such a perfect custom menu for me was amazing - she nailed every part. A total pro. Our guests continue to tell us how unreal the food was. Nicely done Nicole!
BARB H.
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She was great!
LAUREN L.
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Nicole prepared an amazing dinner for my group of 10 friends - she came up with a creative menu incorporating vegetarian options and our pink theme and everything was fresh and delicious. Highly recommended!
DAVID N.
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DAVID N.
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SUZANNE W.
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Outstanding dinner party led by Chef Nicole and her team! This was our first experience using Kitchit and it was fantastic. Colin the concierge put us in contact with a couple of chefs. I connected right away with Nicole and had total faith that she would help me host a fabulous dinner part for over 30 people! She presented a couple of options for the dinner menu, we made one minor adjustment to it and it turned out perfect! Chef Nicole was professional, accessible and fun! Her team was helpful, courteous and organized. It was the smoothest and most enjoyable dinner party that I have ever hosted. We would definitely work with Kitchit and Chef Nicole again for dinner parties both big and small!
CHRISTOPHER W.
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Nicole was awesome. She really worked the menu for exactly our tastes. We had one vegetarian and she had no hesitation about creating a totally separate menu. She was prompt, cleaned up everything afterwards and the food was fantastic. Would definitely hire her again.
SONJA P.
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Nicole is amazing - wonderful food, a great attitude and a pleasure to be with! She makes entertaining so special and if she was not cooking, would be one of the honored guests! She is the absolute best!
POLLY B.
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Nicole and her staff did a wonderful job and we would hire her again in a minute! She prepared a wonderful assortment of goodies and was hospitable and friendly to all our guests.
TRISTEN L.
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Nicole was wonderful. Professional, thoughtful and the proceedings of courses during evening went by very smoothly. The food was exceptional. Flavors were great and the quality was terrific. Every course had crisp, clean and flavor and texture. Delicious. Nicole and Terry, (who assisted Nicole), were great. Good vibe, good energy and friendly. Thanks for a great evening. Everyone had a super time.
MARIKO C.
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We had a fabulous evening with Chef Nicole Poirier. The food was delicious and beautifully plated, Nicole shared cooking tips with us while she prepared our meal, and my kitchen was spotless when she departed. My only complaint was that I forgot to take photos, because I was so relaxed and enjoying myself too much!
KARTIK S.
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We had a great experience. Nicole was very helpful in planning the menu. It was clearly important to her that the menu be exactly right for the theme of our event and our guests' likes and dislikes. She handled the various food restrictions expertly, and created a vegetarian meal that complemented the non-vegetarian meals very well, ensuring that everyone had a wonderful shared experience. The food was very tasty. In particular, the farmer's market root vegetable soup was amazing. We initially thought about going with another option for that course, but she convinced us to stick with it - and it was worth it. Finally, Nicole was extremely friendly and brightened up our dinner party.
SUSAN B.
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Nicole was awesome! I had a birthday party at my apartment for 17, and Nicole was incredibly flexible and thoughtful about the menu. We had a great family style meal with two apps, two salads, two mains and some sides. The apps and salads were particularly delicious. I would highly recommend Nicole to anyone and hope to use her again myself!
KERRI S.
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Nicole rose to the occasion and provided our guests with a culinary experience that was perfect for the theme of our event. Her menu was creative and the food was fresh and delicious. Everything was plated on time and she was a pleasure to work with.
JAREAU W.
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<p> Nicole was very passionate about the Ghanaian dishes and the history of the food, which was exciting. She was also very professional and friendly, engaging with my guests. Oh and the food was great, especially the red red.</p>
DONNA H.
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Another wonderful experience! It is so easy to have Nicole and her able assistant here, it was fabulous. Everything was just great. Thank you once again!
KIM T.
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Chef Nicole and server Terry were great. Easy communication, anticipated guests needs and left the kitchen clean. Food was creative, delicious and great value. Easiest party I ever threw, thank you Nicole and her wonderful team.
VANESSA A.
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The food was amazing! We had so many fresh, seasonal veggies that were just delicious. My guests kept talking about the cioppino all weekend. Nicole's menu was exactly what I wanted, and it was a big hit with my foodie crowd! She was so prepared and professional, the evening was enjoyable, tasty and seamless!
AMY G.
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Nicole is an excellent chef. Her pleasant personality goes hand in hand with the healthy and delicious food she creates. I, and all of my guests, couldn't help but ooh and aah over the delicious Thai-Paleo creations she served up. Truly a gem. I would ask her back in a heartbeat.
KENDRA C.
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Nicole was a pleasure to work with and created an amazing menu that tasted even more delicious than it sounded! My friends and I had a lovely time! Nicole's cooking and nice personality made the night for us.
RICHARD W.
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Nicole was very professional, upbeat and cooked a great meal for us.
MAURIO M.
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We book Nicole for a small dinner party. She was easy to talk with before and during the event. She made us a great meal and and we were very happy.
BRIDGET H.
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We had a fantastic party and I would highly recommend Nicole! The food was perfect for the event- and everyone was very impressed that she brought fresh, local oysters and shucked them on site. All the savory appetizers were great- and the lemon tart dessert was a big hit with the group. The party was stress-free for me- no food prep or clean-up required. So this is how I plan to host large parties in the future- and Nicole will be at the top of my list to cater the party.
BONNIE V.
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Nicole and her staff did a terrific job with our event. The planning process was seamless and Nicole did an excellent job crafting our Moroccan-themed menu. All of the guests were completely satisified by the quality and quantity of the food.
KATHY K.
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I had a fantastic birthday dinner for 20 guests catered by Chef Nicole. She was incredible not only as a chef providing delicious and flavorful food, but also being wonderfully supportive as logistic snafus plagued the day for me. She went the extra mile to help me with supplies, and offering a supporting word as I frantically ran about. The entire night was a success and my guests couldn't compliment the food enough. She was able to create a fun theme menu (Spanish) that reflected my vision and was able to make great food that appealed to the vegetarians at the table but also seduced the meat eaters too. Her paellas were amazing, and salad, torta and flans all complimented the tapas and drinks for the night. She even cleaned which made my night go smoothly as I didn't have a mountain of dirty dishes to clean afterwards. Great chef to have in your home!
ANDREA L.
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Nicole made a delicious meal, didn't leave anything to chance. She was super helpful and worked well with me beforehand--thanks so much Nicole!
MICHELLE O.
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Once again, Nicole delivered impeccably and we had a wonderful 50th birthday celebration for my husband. The menu was extensive and there was an abundance of food. Every item was delicious, with two standouts: a number of very discerning guests commented that the fresh oysters with mignonette sorbet were the best they had ever tasted, and they were right! And the mini ramekins of lobster macaroni and cheese were to die for (guests went back for thirds!!). Thank you so much, Nicole, for making our celebration so successful.
SONJA P.
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I almost do not want to write a review as Nicole was so good. I would love to use her for all of my dinners and events. The food was out of this world delicious and all of my guests loved it! Nicole has a wonderful personality and was also part of the party. This was the best dinner ever!
KATHLEEN A.
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RAMI H.
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Nicole is Fun, friendly, professional, and it definitely doesnt hurt that she makes great food! I would have her back at any time!
MICHELLE O.
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Communicating with Nicole was easy and she always responded quickly and with great suggestions. The menu we finally settled on was perfect, and the quality of the food was excellent. When we met on the day of our dinner party, she was easy-going and friendly, and also very organized and efficient. Her food and service were fabulous - however, I should have booked an extra person to help her in the kitchen, because she worked extremely hard and I'm sure could have used an extra pair of hands! She apologized for the small delay before the main course, but we were having such a good time, that we were not worried at all. She made entertaining our small group of friends stress-free for me and we all had a delightful evening. We were left feeling very relaxed and satisfied, without being overly full as one can sometimes be after a multi-course gourmet meal.
DUNCAN R.
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Nicole was fantastic. The entire experience was highly professional, simple to manage and flawlessly executed - not to mention the cuisine...the most delicious, fresh, seasonal menu I've experienced in a long time. I've become a huge fan, and can't wait to host our next event with Kitchit.
ANN B.
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We were delighted to work with Nicole Poirier on our first dinner party through Kitchit. The process of establishing the menu was easy and met our objectives. When, within a day or two of the event, we increased the number of guests, Nicole responded enthusiastically and was able to arrange for a server. Having a professional and personable chef and server created a delightful element to the party and was much appreciated by our guests who all thought the meal was superb. Nicole was completely professional and by the end of the evening had all the dishes washed and put away and the kitchen in perfect order. Based on our very positive experience, we would use Nicole again in a heartbeat. Her Moroccan inspired menu was delicious and we are anxious to try her other areas of expertise.
KATHLEEN A.
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LYNN P.
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I hired chef Nicole for a work team building dinner at my home. I wanted something interactive so it was a cooking class and team dinner. Chef Nicole came very prepared. We enjoyed appetizers and wine while the cooking stations were set up. Then Chef Nicole gave an overview of what we would be making. It was informative but not long. We split into groups to make the dishes. Chef Nicole and her assistant did a great job of providing tips to each group without hovering too much. They set a very warm, friendly tone for the whole evening. The menu was sophisticated yet easy enough for us to prepare in a reasonable amount of time. While we enjoyed the meal, Chef Nicole and her assistant cleaned up the entire kitchen. When my guests left I had nothing to clean. It was fantastic. I will definitely do something like this again. I've had great feedback from my coworkers too.
WENDY O.
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Unforgettable Evening I planned a casual dinner for my husband and a good friend for their birthdays. We all had a wonderful time. Our chef Nicole Poirier made a delicious meal and was a joy to have in our home. It was great to be able to sit back and enjoy the evening with my friends, while Nicole took care of everything. It was definitely and unforgettable evening for everyone.
WENDY O.
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This was an awesome experience for a group of over 20. A finnicky group I might add. Chef Nicole and her assistant were extremely professional, attentive but not underfoot, friendly and helpful. The food was FABULOUS. Compliments from everyone, including one person who said, "I never eat this dish because my mother makes it the best in the entire world, but this is at least as good"! It will be hard to try other chefs because I will just keep wanting to use Chef Nicole!