Gourmet Your Way Personal Chef Service MD, DC & VA Washingtonian Testimonial

Barbara Bolvin Rated One of "Ten Favorite" Personal Chefs in the Washington Area! "Of all the lasagnas I tasted, I preferred Barbara Bolvin's spinach-stuffed lasagna ruffles. She's kid friendly too."

- Sherri Dalphonse, Washingtonian Magazine, October 2003

2014-10-07T09:09:14+00:00

- Sherri Dalphonse, Washingtonian Magazine, October 2003

Gourmet Your Way Personal Chef Service MD, DC & VA Washingtonian Testimonial
Barbara Bolvin Rated One of "Ten Favorite" Personal Chefs in the Washington Area! "Of all the lasagnas I tasted, I preferred Barbara Bolvin's spinach-stuffed lasagna ruffles. She's kid friendly too."
Gourmet Your Way Personal Chef Service MD, DC & VA Washingtonian Testimonial

 

“Delicious!!!! We ate the Mandarin chicken salad for dinner and it was amazing. Split a chocolate chip muffin for dessert. Heidi ate tons of chicken. Thanks again!!!!”

– Kirsten K., Rockville, MD

2016-01-26T02:42:37+00:00

– Kirsten K., Rockville, MD

Gourmet Your Way Personal Chef Service MD, DC & VA Washingtonian Testimonial
“Delicious!!!! We ate the Mandarin chicken salad for dinner and it was amazing. Split a chocolate chip muffin for dessert. Heidi ate tons of chicken. Thanks again!!!!”
Gourmet Your Way Personal Chef Service MD, DC & VA Washingtonian Testimonial

“You’re batting 1000 on the current menu! All four meals are delicious: veal with shrimp & mushrooms, Balsamic vinegar chicken, honey lemon pork & seafood-stuff peppers. Well done, Barb.”

– Sam W., Washington, DC

2016-01-27T02:01:39+00:00

– Sam W., Washington, DC

Gourmet Your Way Personal Chef Service MD, DC & VA Washingtonian Testimonial
“You’re batting 1000 on the current menu! All four meals are delicious: veal with shrimp & mushrooms, Balsamic vinegar chicken, honey lemon pork & seafood-stuff peppers. Well done, Barb.”
Gourmet Your Way Personal Chef Service MD, DC & VA Washingtonian Testimonial

“We just finished the chicken with apples and cranberries and it was excellent! Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the dinner.”

– Susan and George W., Olney, MD

2016-01-27T02:03:42+00:00

– Susan and George W., Olney, MD

Gourmet Your Way Personal Chef Service MD, DC & VA Washingtonian Testimonial
“We just finished the chicken with apples and cranberries and it was excellent! Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the dinner.”
“Delicious!!!! We ate the Mandarin chicken salad for dinner and it was amazing. Split a chocolate chip muffin for dessert. Heidi ate tons of chicken. Thanks again!!!!”
– Kirsten K., Rockville, MD
“You’re batting 1000 on the current menu! All four meals are delicious: veal with shrimp & mushrooms, Balsamic vinegar chicken, honey lemon pork & seafood-stuff peppers. Well done, Barb.”
– Sam W., Washington, DC
“Rick and I would love to thank you for making our special day, even more special! You guided, directed, and planned our wedding reception from more than 1000 miles away! You were my “go to” person for portion, quality, and quantity! We could not have planned our wedding reception without your help. Your menu selection really helped me figure it all out! It could not have happened without your direction and expertise.”
– Marilyn P., Spring Hill, FL
“Barb, we have just completed the first dinner prepared for us by our personal chef, and we can’t recall ever eating scallops that were as delicious! The corn and roasted peppers made a grand accompaniment, and the avocado salsa is spectacular! We’re off to a great start and can’t wait for the next installment! Thanks so much for sharing your culinary talents so effectively.”
– Nancy and Bruce J., Lansdowne, VA
“Chef Barb not only does individual and family meals, she easily handled my military retirement ceremony reception with over 100 guests. I had no idea how to set up such an event; I just knew I wanted it to be classy and memorable for everyone. Barb worked with me to create a menu that would satisfy a wide range of tastes and the result was a huge success. The lamb lollipops, bruschetta, beef satay and carrot cake were so popular there was a line to get them and I had to scramble to get some! My personal faves were the Thai chicken salad and the bruschetta! Thanks Barb for making my retirement ceremony memorable; my friends and family were still talking about the dishes days later!”
– Lieutenant Colonel Michael S., USAF, Ret., Olney, MD
“Barb is amazing…….we have used her for 10+ years and again last night for a dinner party of 20. The food is always amazing, always plentiful……..the setup and service is the best bar none! She is helpful, friendly, demonstrates a positive attitude and is willing to help with any and everything……..simply put, the BEST!”
– Ken R., Dayton, MD
“Thank you for making Joel’s birthday so special!”,
– Sue N., Rockville, MD
“To sum up our lovely dinner, here’s a direct quote from Lyle, ‘Yum Yum!’ What a joy to come home and in just a few minutes have a wonderful meal on the table … Dinner was great – all the flavors blended well and bread, too?! You sure know how to communicate with Lyle!! Thanks so much.”
– Lyle and Nancy M., Fairfax, VA
“Dinner was above and beyond our expectations. We came home and uncovered the food you made and couldn’t believe how delicious it looked! You thought of everything from the homemade bread – to dessert – to the bottle of wine. We sat down and ate our dinner under candlelight. It was so gourmet! Thank you Barb.”
– Greg and Hannah L., Bethesda, MD
“Barbara Bolvin was a Godsend! I decided at the last minute to give a surprise birthday party for my boyfriend and wasn’t sure that it was doable. She was most enthusiastic and supportive. Her words, ‘Of course, Lesley you can do it and I will help you.’ Well I didn’t know how much help that meant, but Barbara evidently did. Not only did she help me by providing several menus to select for appetizers, entrees, beverages and dessert, she also provided chaffing dishes, a surprise dessert of Champagne sorbet, along with her supremely professional manner. We had a great time planning this. An event that would have been tedious and tiring, turned out to be a great affair with Barbara’s assistance. I was so happy and pleased with her help that I told everyone when they asked who made the delicious chicken with rum/ginger sauce, or the equally wonderful marinated flank steak! She is just a wonder – easy to work with, full of ideas, very professional … what more can I say? I will always call Barbara when I have an event that I want to be successful. She’s the One!”
– Lesley K., Silver Spring, MD
“Thank you once again for an incredible experience on the 8th. The food was beautiful and scrumptuous, the service professional and courteous, and the overall dinner/event was one we will never forget! My dad had the best 60th birthday! Thank you for your incredible professionalism, warmth, and product!”
– Kathryn H., Arlington, VA
“We have been using Gourmet Your Way for over a year now. I absolutely love it! … I am always happy to see Barb. She is friendly and fun to talk with. Most importantly, she is a phenomenal chef! … I have always disliked the hassle of cooking meals for the family. Since we have Gourmet Your Way I no longer worry about planning, shopping and preparing the meals. I have hours more free time. … I used to dream of having a cook. I never thought it could become a reality! Gourmet Your Way certainly has fulfilled my dream”
– Carol R., Ashton, MD
“We rely on Barb for delicious and healthy meals, and she never fails us. Since Barb started cooking for us more than a year ago, our family has begun looking forward to our cooking date and the arrival of our new batch of meals. Even our picky children love her southwestern dishes, chicken and wild rice pancakes, and jambalaya. And the loaves of her crusty bread are gone as soon as we open them! We heartily recommend Barb for any busy, hungry family.”
– Annette S., Chevy Chase, MD
“Thank you so much for making yesterday evening such a success. I think the mark of a successful business person is someone who exceeds others expectations. You certainly exceeded my expectations. The gals – to a person – praised the meal. And Tammy was amazed that you had thought of everything and brought everything which allowed her to simply enjoy the evening without having to lift a finger. We will certainly think of you for our next event and will give your contact information to our friends. Thanks again.”
– Eric R., Olney, MD
“My kids really enjoyed the cooking lessons this summer. They were actually all very enthusiastic when I first suggested it (you never know how kids will react), and liked them more and more each week. The fact that they all started inviting their friends meant it was pretty cool to be learning how to cook. Thanks again for giving up your Tuesday nights for our family!”
– Eileen and Bruce H., Rockville, MD
“THANK YOU, THANK YOU! My parents are SO excited! My mom called me right after you left … she said you were lovely and the food presentation was excellent. They had the mahi mahi last night and LOVED it! I may have to give myself a gift!!! My mom is already recommending you to her friends!”
– Karen W., Gaithersburg, MD

“It is so hard to put into words what your service does for me.

  1. I eat gourmet meals that are made with caring and love, in my home, and it makes going out to dinner not as exciting.
  2. I eat healthy meals that are catered to my need for low sodium and watch my cholesterol.
  3. The time I save not going to the grocery store almost justifies the expense. The time saved not preparing the meals from scratch justifies the cost.
  4. Food does not spoil in my refigerator anymore.
  5. Sometimes, after a long day staring at the computer, I sit down to eat a meal and it puts my taste buds in a transcendental state of utopia that relaxes me until I go to sleep.
  6. You keep me going with a variety of different taste experiences that I would otherwise never enjoy, I always look forward to a new menu.
  7. You have kept me healthy and not wanting for a good meal.

Thanks for all you do.”
– Thomas G., Burtonsville, MD

“Well the verdict is in, and as expected you proved again to exceed our expectations as well as our guests’. Everything was great with emphasis on the beef tenderloin on edible spoons, pecan chicken tenders, and shrimp with BBQ sauce wrapped in bacon. We appreciate everything.”
– Dave and Phyllis A., Ellicott City, MD
“We just finished the chicken with apples and cranberries and it was excellent! Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the dinner.”
– Susan and George W., Olney, MD
Barbara Bolvin Rated One of “Ten Favorite” Personal Chefs in the Washington Area! “Of all the lasagnas I tasted, I preferred Barbara Bolvin’s spinach-stuffed lasagna ruffles. She’s kid friendly too.”
– Sherri Dalphonse., Washingtonian Magazine, October 2003
“As a working couple with a toddler, we were looking for a way to cut down on the time required to prepare meals while still enjoying healthy, flavorful food. A web search turned up Barbara’s personal chef service. It was a smart move on our part. Barbara prepares a month’s worth of meals in a variety of cuisines, all in our own kitchen and for a very reasonable price. We particularly enjoy Southwestern Lime Chicken with Ancho Chile Aioli, Cheese Enchiladas, Pasta with Roasted Vegetables and Chicken with Wild Rice Pancakes. We simply reheat and serve. We now can enjoy home-cooked meals without the need to expend a lot of time and effort at the end of a long day. Thanks, Barbara!”
– James and Laurel P., Gaithersburg, MD
“Thank you so much for taking on the task of catering for the Kennelly family. I was told by Ed Kennelly that everything was delicious. His personal favorite was the ‘snicker cookies’. Thank you once again from all of us at Orbital.”
– Barbara S., Orbital Sciences Corporation, Greenbelt, MD
“It is with thanks to you that Joyce is doing so well.”
– Carol O., Bethesda, MD
“You outdid yourself Saturday night! The food was fabulous and you received many compliments. I’ve forwarded your coordinates to two of the guests (at their request). Thanks very much to you for helping make my Open House a success.”
– Sam W., Washington, DC