"A truly amazing experience! They provided a fully customized menu with seemingly unlimited options. Our chef arrived early to help me pull off the surprise. He had such a great personality and was really fun. Our food was phenomenal. We regularly dine at 5 star restaurants and this was one of the best meals we’ve ever had. Not only did he prepare an incredible meal, he also did the dishes afterward! A great experience that I highly recommend!"
“Thanks for always making me look like such a great hostess!”
Patience Wright - April 2018Bloomfield Hills
“From the moment we made contact to the last piece of lava cake everything was phenomenal! I've been to 44 states and 11 countries and this was one of the best meals I've ever had……..as a business man I just like to acknowledge great service and product. Everything was great! Thanks for everything! You will definitely hear from us in the near future.”
Stanford Wilkinson - Feburary 2018Southfield
"Since I'm single and its hard to cook for one this is the way to go..Food is very good and fresh...They'll make changes to suit your diet and taste."
Grace Sullivan - October 2017Shelby Twp.
“…We loved our menu from last time.” – Katie
“Wouldn’t you like a different menu?” – Wandering Gourmet
“Scott has talked about the food for 3 years! He absolutely loved it!” – Katie
(Client requesting exact menu from their last dinner party)
Katie Wolfson - November 2017Birmingham
I just wanted to thank you for all of your help with planning my mom's birthday dinner and tell you and Dan once again how thrilled we were with everything. Dan was such a pleasure and the food surpassed our already high expectations! Every single person raved about how fabulously delicious every single thing was and it made for such a special evening for mom. We really appreciate you helping to make it so successful and look forward to using you guys again for future dinner parties! Many thanks!
Jessica TobinWest Bloomfield
I just wanted to drop you a note and to thank you guys for making the night very memorable.. Dan was great.. the food was fantastic… we cannot say enough good things about you guys.. don’t forget to keep us on the list for Thanksgiving.. Thanks again..
Marty and Ronnie WeismanWest Bloomfield
"This totally has changed my life! Knowing dinner is ready and waiting is a game changer for me."
"I can't wait until the next cook day to tell you what I think. The food is DELICIOUS! Oh my gosh. I have a couple tweaks that I am writing in the feedback sheet. None is about taste though. I'm very impressed with the flavor of everything. I'm currently eating a late lunch of the brisket and sweet potato hash. They are outstanding on their own and together - what a combination. The sweet, savory hash is a nice complement to the salty beef. My idea of really good food is when the very last bite is just as amazing as the first. And yours most definitely is. Thanks for helping me be less stressed and healthier while not having to sacrifice taste. Looking forward to all the wonderful recipes to come."
Cathy TownsendSterling Heights
"Boy am I glad to see you! You're like Santa Claus!"
".....Thank you for a superlative party. Compliments galore!!! Well done. Perfect evening!!! And even the clean up was fantastic......Have a very merry and blessed Christmas!!!"
Nancy RostBloomfield Hills
"The Wandering Gourmet...A Priceless Gift - I don't usually try to "sell" people on things that I enjoy but I have to share this neat concept. Our neighbors were so kind in getting David and I a gift certificate to "The Wandering Gourmet".......Our gift certificate allowed us to get 20 meals so we chose a big variety of food......Each entree is beautifully labeled with directions as to how to thaw and eat. Once you meet Dan you will understand why he does so well at coming into peoples homes. He is friendly and just pretty laid back......If you are looking for a special treat or a great gift for someone, you should really check it out".
Heather MottBloomfield Township
"I am an old customer of yours from around 2006/2007 - you cooked for me at my apartment in Troy many times while I was caregiving for my parents. I now live in Chicago and have tried 2 personal chefs here but nobody comes close to you! Miss your services and your food sooooo much!"
"Ronnie and I wanted to let you both know that everything you delivered for Thanksgiving was absolutely fantastic. We really loved everything. The corn and Brussels sprouts were devoured as was the Turkey and stuffing.. This helped Ronnie out immensely and allowed her to enjoy her grandchildren and the day. There is no doubt we would recommend you to anyone and everyone.. as long as you keep a spot open for us. Put us on the agenda again for next year.. and we will also likely be calling to do a smaller private dinner at our home as well. Thanks again for everything."
Marty WeismanWest Bloomfield
"Wonderful chef ! The food was truly phenomenal--delicious is an understatement. Everything was prepared, cooked and served to perfection ! Very highly highly recommend to anyone & look forward to adding this special touch to upcoming dinners !!"
Ashley Jendo (Guest of Honor)West Bloomfield
"I'm so glad I found you!"
"I want you to know how delighted my sisters, parents and I are with you and your company. So far my parents like the food they have eaten. They especially appreciate the easy to read instructions and the time your husband spent with them explaining everything. With my mom beginning to lose her memory, the written instructions are invaluable. I'm thrilled that Jennifer Margolis referred us to you."
Lori AbelBloomfield Hills
"Just wanted to thank you and Chef Dan for an amazing evening. My mother was overwhelmed with the experience. It was perfect. Thank you for all of your help in setting it up and please thank Chef Dan and the server."
"I just wanted to let you know that we are thoroughly enjoying our meals!!! I'm not sure how you do it, but we have not found anything that we did not like :)!!! Thanks a million!!!"
"Thank you for the amazing food, your fun personalities, the immaculate clean up and for allowing me to enjoy myself at my own party!! You are, by far, the best at what you do, and can't wait to see you next year!!"
Paula AndersonBeverly Hills
"Thank you for the delicious meals over the past few years. The meals and desserts provided were outstanding. It has been a wonderful experience. The level of customer service you provided will be greatly missed! Again, thank you. Best wishes and much success to the two of you."
Kevin and Tracy LearnedCanton
"Choosing to use Chef Dan to simplify our lives and provide healthy meals for our family was the best decision we have made in a long time. We were so tired of trying to come up with dinner plans in between our busy schedules that we ended up in restaurants 4-5 times per week. We are now eating better, are less stressed, AND saving money! My wife and I are kicking ourselves that we did not do this years ago. Thank you, thank you, thank you Chef Dan and company!!!!!!!!"
Ron BellisarioRochester Hills
"The Wandering Gourmet is excellent!! Highly recommend them."
Diana TillmanCommerce Township
"I don't even like corned beef and Dan's Corned Beef and Cabbage was the BEST I have ever tasted in my life."
"Chef Dan was great! He was very knowledgeable, very professional, yet personable and funny! It was a great evening! Loved it! "
"Thanks for always doing an awesome job and taking such great care of our customers, it's greatly appreciated."
Shea BrazillCloud 9 Living
"Thank You! Just had to email you to let you know how much my husband and I both enjoyed the dinner last night. Everything from the food to the timing in service to the enjoyment of being in our own environment to how personable Dan is - everything! - exceeded my expectations! The menus were such a nice touch, especially you going as far as to have a custom one describing my husband's salad with croutons instead of pecans! It was so thoughtful! We will definitely keep your information in hand and in the forefront of our minds for other special occasions and/or party opportunities and we most definitely will refer Dan to anybody we know is interested!!! Thanks again!"
"You saved our marriage!!!..............I'm not kidding!"
"Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful, delicious evening. Everything was beyond my expectations. Our friends enjoyed it immensely, and I really loved having someone else cooking, cleaning, and serving dinner in my own home!"
Karen and Ralph StoyMilford
"First, we wanted to again tell you how much we have loved your service. It has helped us out like you wouldn't believe and we love the food."
"I wanted to touch base with you again to let you know how much everyone loved our dinner with your husband last week. It went perfectly!"
Karen KraftFarmington Hills
"First, I just wanted to say thank you for such an amazing thanksgiving dinner! It was fabulous! And the fact that it was all gluten free was so great for my mom - she enjoyed all of it so much and usually she has to go without, because it hasn't all been gluten free in the past. It was very nice for her and we really appreciate it. Thank you so much!"
"First, let me just say Thanksgiving was delicious…and Michael was thrilled with his Brussels sprouts. Thank you for making our family holiday an (easy) joy.......... The parmesan peppers/shell dinner and the bacon-cheese meatballs were among the most delicious things I've ever had. Keep the amazing food coming!"
Michael and Lucy DoughertyGross Pointe Park and Metamora
"Last night my wife and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. My wife surprised me with a dinner and massage. We wanted to extend our compliments to both the massage therapists and Chef Dan for the wonderful evening. We were particularly impressed with the quality of the meal and professionalism. We thought the meal was on par with many of the 5 star restaurants that we have previously dined at. This experience has opened up many ideas for future dinner and party plans. Hats off to Chef Dan and the massage therapists. We will definitely recommend your services to our friends and family. See you soon..."
Tommie and Kimberly TounselShelby Township
"Oh My! Our first meal was perfect. Straight 5's. Your service and skills are appreciated and couldn't have come at a better time. We are telling everyone we know."
Thomas and Stephanie FraserTroy
"I just wanted to let you know that the dinner was absolutely fantastic. Dan was great.. he interacted with my grandchildren, and children, and the food was absolutely fantastic… from the bread to the ice cream and everything in between. We were very appreciative of everything that went on in the kitchen. Feel free to use us as a reference… and I can assure you they will be glowing and there is no doubt in our minds that we will be coming back to you for more …"
Marty and Ronnie WeismanWest Bloomfield
"This is the best thing I ever did"
"Mmmmmmm. Fred actually saved us some of your caramel corn, which he brought us today. Oh my! It is delicious.... David considers himself a caramel corn expert, and he declares yours the best ever!"
"Thank you so much for the amazing dinner/cooking celebration. The food was great and we all had so much fun and took home some great recipes. You were a great host/chef. I would definitely recommend your services and call you again!"
Julie Chisholm (Birthday Party Guest)Birmingham
"You continue to get a standing ovation over here for the lunches.........As always, love the dinners as well! But you know that!"
"OMG! The Chicken and Waffles were FABULOUS! Everyone raving about them..."
"Our evening was wonderful. The dinner was absolutely fantastic - every item was beyond expectations and really exceptional."
Verne RoyalWest Bloomfield
"I just wanted to write to thank you for the meal delivery to my sister Julie Rogier and her family in Rochester Hills. She reported that the dinners were delicious and beautifully prepared. The meals were a Godsend during a hectic week in which my brother-in-law was having some medical work. Since it was not possible for me to fly out from Boston to cook--you really fit the bill! If we need to do this again, you are my go-to chefs."
"Just a quick note to let you know how much I appreciate the great service you provide me with! I don't know what I'd do without you!"
Peggy HarbaughShelby Township
"The family declared that turkey 'the best ever!' I followed your directions including the long rest time, and it was perfect! It produced wonderful gravy as well, prompting Fred to say, 'give me a gallon of that gravy, please!' The roasted tomato soup was great as well, and I'm glad I asked for extra for my freezer. Thanks for your care and attention to great meals -- it makes a difference!!!"
"Don't ever retire!"
Michael DoughertyMetamora and Gross Pointe Park
"Thank you Chef Dan and Liz for another AMAZING month of dinners. I'm not sure if the veggie tortilla soup or the veggie lasagna is my favorite so far. Clay's favorite is the herb crusted chicken parmesan. Thank you!! Can't wait to try something else tonight!"
Jen and Clay BurnettMetamora
"Thank you for an AMAZING evening...everything was wonderful!"
LeTesha AdamsClinton Township
"OMG! Dan is an amazing Chef and we love his food, but forget the personal chef business and open a bakery! His baked goods are HEAVENLY!!"
Caryn and Chase RaineyMadison Heights
"Thank you and Chef Dan for a wonderful evening. The food and service was great, and it was so nice to be able to focus on our guests. Everything tasted marvelous, but the bread pudding took things to a new level. Everyone absolutely raved over it."
John and Laura PercivalBirmingham
"We can't say enough about our wonderful dinner last evening celebrating my parents' 60th anniversary! The food was excellent and the whole experience surpassed our expectations! We would recommend Dan's expertise for any occasion and wish he could cook for us every day! Thank you again!"
Kathy KellyVisiting from Warrington, England
"I am LOVING this service!!! I can't tell you what this service is giving me - physically and emotionally. The fact that the food is amazing is just the icing on the cake. Thank you so much!!"
Caryn RaineyMadison Heights
"Dan just left about 15 minutes ago. My husband and I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful dinner we had. Dan was an excellent chef and host. We will definitely be using your services in the near future. This process was a lot easier than I expected because of you and your husband. Thank you again for everything."
Lena and Joe MoradianWashington Township
"Liz, Your hubby left a short time ago and I wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU!! My fathers potassium went from 6.0 to 5.2 to 4.7! YEAH.... and that's because of you and Dan. You will never know what a blessing the two of you are to us........ Again, a very big thank you for your research and Dan's culinary talents. When I come home my house smells fabulous."
"Thanks so much for taking pride and care in what you do. Excellence is in short supply these days, but not at The Wandering Gourmet."
"We enjoyed over half of the Naan bread last night, grilled........it was delicious!........The Anniversary Dinner was excellent Saturday night. We appreciate the CD that you put together Liz.....Continued good luck with your business and with the kitchen.......We look forward to our next experience with The Original Wandering Gourmet. Each new experience tops the last one! Bon Appetit!"
Kermit and Kathy PhillipsNorthville
"Please never stop doing this"
Christine HomShelby Township
".....a note to you and Dan with our utmost appreciation. The dinner was a fantastic success...... everyone called or texted the next day saying how much...... the food choices and preparation was the BEST...... Jim and I really want to say a big thank you for all your hard work in making the evening special for all of us."
"It’s like going to a great restaurant and never having to leave."
Jennifer MargolisWest Bloomfield
"BELLISSIMO.......what a wonderful dinner..........and service.....everything was perfect. I was so pleased with my selections and the meal was delicious..... The joy of the gift having an elegant meal and feeling so comfortable, I will recommend and refer you....thank you very much."
"Dan just left and it was nothing less than exceptional, amazing food, great service, and a pleasure to meet."
Brad KorteWashington Township
"We just wanted to send another hearty “Thank YOU” for all the fine work you did on making our son’s graduation party an incredible success!! We were so happy with every aspect of your service; great food, great timing, great execution and presentation!! We cannot say enough and… after another party today with the Scott’s side of the family at a 4th of July gathering, we heard raving reviews, all day long! We look forward to finding a reason to call on you again!"