Cooking professionally is a second career for me and as well as return to a childhood passion. As a child I had the joy of cooking with my grandmother where I learnend to cook by touch & taste instead of recipe. My first career was as a graphic designer. I'm proud to say I'm often told that my food tastes & looks beautiful. Finally, as a designer my experience was in the writing, design & developemnt of health education materials. My health backround enables create recipes that match what clients tell me they like to eat with foods they should. As a result my customers actually eat nutritious & delicous foods that are good for them & their health conditions.
Cooking is love — Good food makes festive occasions memorable & delicious & eases pain in times of sadness. I pride myself at listening carefully to clients in order to create meals & recipes to match their needs, tastes, style of service, budget & health conditions when required. I frequently create my own recipes, happily cook family favorites and always work hard to ensure that my services excel expectations.
Hired CustomKosher for our Bar Mitzvah luncheon. Linda was so helpful with suggestions, understood our budget, and delivered on her promises. Our luncheon was a success and the food was delicious. Very pleased with our selection!
Linda at CustomKosher was extremely professional and communicative in planning our event. The food was delicious and perfect in every way. We are very happy we used this company and highly recommend them.
CustomKosher was so easy to work with. Linda is flexible & accommodating with menu ideas & suggestions. The food was delicious!
Linda catered our wedding for 160 people last May. She made us abundant, delicious food for a reasonable price. Our menu had a lot of variety – something for which other caterers we looked at charged much more. Linda was also flexible – willing to make us a non-kosher dish (crab dip), so long as we provided our own serving dishes, since all of hers are kosher. It was probably the best wedding food we've ever had, and we received many compliments on it. We found Linda to be responsive and attentive to emails and calls during planning, and she allowed us flexibility in modifying the menu and substituting items after we signed the initial contract. That being said, our primary frustration was her slowness in calculating the price impact of the modifications and getting back to us with answers about what we could substitute and what would be an upcharge etc... We don't dispute the fairness of the prices, but we could not make fully informed decisions about our add-ons because she didn't give us some of the price-change information until after the wedding. Our main takeaways are that CustomKosher is able to provide extremely good food for a very fair price, but since it is a smaller operation that isn't specifically focused on weddings, there's no "standard wedding package." Because CustomKosher is small there some things (mostly dishes and serving ware) that they don't have on hand in large quantities, and you may have to rent or provide them yourself if your event is as large as ours. Additionally, everything (including the price) is customized based on Linda’s conversations with you. This could be a strength or a weakness depending on what you're looking for. We got a very personalized experience, but we also spent a lot of time discussing the fine details of almost every aspect of the meal. If we had gone with a larger, standard wedding caterer there would've been a lot of things we would never have had to think about, but no other company we looked at would have been nearly as flexible and customizable as CustomKosher. Ultimately, we were very happy with the food and experience, and CustomKosher made our wedding day more unique and tasty!