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REVIEWS

​January 12, 2018

(Anonymous Review)

Chef Paul and his staff did a amazing job, they made a special event so memorable and elegant, by serving us with professionalism. The food was so delicious and very well prepared , they made sure everyone was served even the late comers. Chef Paul was very friendly and his staff was accommodating to our needs. And to top it off they left the kitchen spotless. We would highly recommend Chef Paul and his staff to give you a event to remember. We look forward to working with Chef Paul in the future. Thank You so much..

Bal R.

January 11, 2018

(Offsite Review)

Chef Paul and his staff was amazing, made special event wonderful. He delivered everything he said he would and more, the food was delicious, dinner was served in a professional manner and the staff made sure everyone was serve eve the late comers. And most of all they left the kitchen spotless. We would like to thank Chef Paul and his staff for the a job well done. We will look forward to have them come and cook for us again. Thank You again

George R.

January 8, 2018

Wedding Catering

Absolutely World Class! Staff paid more attention to the needs and desires of our wedding guests than I have received at 5-Star restaurants. Hot food was hot and cold food was cold. Quality of the meal items and presentation of the serving line was perfect. All food taken by our guests was eaten. A true sign of quality meals. Chef Paul worked with us for two months of planning, developing menus, and helping us have a memorable wedding reception.

Micki P.

December 30, 2017

(Offsite Review)

We had Paul Michael cater our store Christmas party. The food was enjoyed by clients and staff alike. The presentation was beautiful, the dishes were wonderfully seasoned and the meat was moist and delicious. I was pleased that the meat was prepared onsite and not brought in in hot boxes. The catering staff was accommodating to our space needs, and left with everything picked up and cleaned up. We have previously been very disappointed with the catering for our past events and our expectations this year were exceeded. We will be having Paul Michael for our future events.

Irene K.

August 27, 2017

Wedding Catering

Chef Paul made a real feast for our daughter's wedding attended by about 50 people & held at our house. We are Bay Area foodies, and every single bite was perfect and delicious. Everyone absolutely loved it--appetizers, entrees, everything. People even complimented the salads. A couple people told me it was the best food at a wedding they'd ever had--me too, and I'm 71, so I've been to a lot of weddings! Chef had to work in an unfamiliar, non-commercial kitchen while his staff of 3 ran up and down stairs all day in our split-level house, with appetizers & drinks downstairs, main buffet upstairs, and people eating all over the place. Lots of last-minute changes were made because of unusually hot weather and they were so flexible and pleasant! And totally accommodating of all dietary needs: vegan, various allergies. There was truly an abundance of food! Nobody missed out on anything, many people had seconds. If you want honestly great food, professionalism, and really nice people for your event, hire these folks! You can't do better. (Note: you will need to rent your own china, glasses & flatware, but they will share the cost of such food-related items & they provide everything they need for food prep, display, and serving.)

Kandace M.

August 8, 2017

Event Catering

My husband and I host a garden party every year in our backyard. The caterer we normally employ wasn't available this year and after having read Paul's reviews in Thumbtack I decided to give them a try! I had the 5 Star treatment from start to finish! Paul came to our home two weeks prior to our event to meet with me and my husband to discuss the menu and preview our home, garden and work space. Paul and his staff arrived right on time and went to work! They were unobtrusive, quiet, professional and what I love most, punctual! I received nothing but positive comments on the food. Everything was delicious including the yummy desserts. My guests returned for seconds and thirds! I would highly recommend Paul and I will be calling them back for an encore next year! Kandace & John Mulvaney

Thumbtack Customer

January 12, 2018

(Anonymous Review)

Chef Paul and his staff did a amazing job, they made a special event so memorable and elegant, by serving us with professionalism. The food was so delicious and very well prepared , they made sure everyone was served even the late comers. Chef Paul was very friendly and his staff was accommodating to our needs. And to top it off they left the kitchen spotless. We would highly recommend Chef Paul and his staff to give you a event to remember. We look forward to working with Chef Paul in the future. Thank You so much..

Bal R.

January 11, 2018

(Offsite Review)

Chef Paul and his staff was amazing, made special event wonderful. He delivered everything he said he would and more, the food was delicious, dinner was served in a professional manner and the staff made sure everyone was serve eve the late comers. And most of all they left the kitchen spotless. We would like to thank Chef Paul and his staff for the a job well done. We will look forward to have them come and cook for us again. Thank You again

George R.

January 8, 2018

Wedding Catering

Absolutely World Class! Staff paid more attention to the needs and desires of our wedding guests than I have received at 5-Star restaurants. Hot food was hot and cold food was cold. Quality of the meal items and presentation of the serving line was perfect. All food taken by our guests was eaten. A true sign of quality meals. Chef Paul worked with us for two months of planning, developing menus, and helping us have a memorable wedding reception.

Micki P.

December 30, 2017

(Offsite Review)

We had Paul Michael cater our store Christmas party. The food was enjoyed by clients and staff alike. The presentation was beautiful, the dishes were wonderfully seasoned and the meat was moist and delicious. I was pleased that the meat was prepared onsite and not brought in in hot boxes. The catering staff was accommodating to our space needs, and left with everything picked up and cleaned up. We have previously been very disappointed with the catering for our past events and our expectations this year were exceeded. We will be having Paul Michael for our future events.

Irene K.

August 27, 2017

Wedding Catering

Chef Paul made a real feast for our daughter's wedding attended by about 50 people & held at our house. We are Bay Area foodies, and every single bite was perfect and delicious. Everyone absolutely loved it--appetizers, entrees, everything. People even complimented the salads. A couple people told me it was the best food at a wedding they'd ever had--me too, and I'm 71, so I've been to a lot of weddings! Chef had to work in an unfamiliar, non-commercial kitchen while his staff of 3 ran up and down stairs all day in our split-level house, with appetizers & drinks downstairs, main buffet upstairs, and people eating all over the place. Lots of last-minute changes were made because of unusually hot weather and they were so flexible and pleasant! And totally accommodating of all dietary needs: vegan, various allergies. There was truly an abundance of food! Nobody missed out on anything, many people had seconds. If you want honestly great food, professionalism, and really nice people for your event, hire these folks! You can't do better. (Note: you will need to rent your own china, glasses & flatware, but they will share the cost of such food-related items & they provide everything they need for food prep, display, and serving.)

Kandace M.

August 8, 2017

Event Catering

My husband and I host a garden party every year in our backyard. The caterer we normally employ wasn't available this year and after having read Paul's reviews in Thumbtack I decided to give them a try! I had the 5 Star treatment from start to finish! Paul came to our home two weeks prior to our event to meet with me and my husband to discuss the menu and preview our home, garden and work space. Paul and his staff arrived right on time and went to work! They were unobtrusive, quiet, professional and what I love most, punctual! I received nothing but positive comments on the food. Everything was delicious including the yummy desserts. My guests returned for seconds and thirds! I would highly recommend Paul and I will be calling them back for an encore next year! Kandace & John Mulvaney

 

Julie G.

July 22, 2017

Personal Chef

Thank you Paul and Cliff for the PERFECT evening. My husband and I are extremely pleased with your services. You guys did an awesome job and it turned out exactly how the way invisioned. Thank you!


July 7, 2017

(Anonymous Review)

Looking forward to having Paul be our personal chef for the rehearsal dinner.

We are also looking forward to serving you. Thank you .

Christos A.

June 27, 2017

Personal Chef

I found myself in a bit of a pinch for my 40th b-day party. I had a company committed but the chef hurt his foot/ankle leaving us without food for about 30 guests. I was NOT going to cook! My boyfriend found Paul on Thumbtack and I could not be happier about the way it all turned out. I am in the hospitality and culinary world so being able letting go and trusting someone was easy with Paul's experience through the quick planning process. He worked with our price point and he was extremely professional. The food was great! My guests were happy I was actually not in a kitchen and I was happy to be able to not worry about a thing!

Elizabeth J.

June 2, 2017

Event Catering

From his first prompt response to my original inquiry, thru to the beautiful delicious food he and his staff served at our home reception after my father's funeral, Paul was a breeze to work with. We had maybe 10 days lead time! Paul assured me he would take care of everything, was frequently in contact, & took in all my cues on style, flavor, etc Paul & his professional staff dedicated their time and came thru for us, very classy, nothing left undone. No other caterer will get a chance with me anymore. If I can find any excuse to cater another event, I will let Paul's company come spoil us again.

Melissa A.

April 10, 2017

Event Catering (Full Service)

Paul and his team provided excellent service and food for our event. He was on time, professional, clearly communicative and makes amazing food. We were so happy to have found him. Would hire him again.

JOAN H.

March 27, 2017

Event Catering (Full Service)

Chef Paul and his staff went above and beyond to make my wedding a memorable experience. Two weeks later my family and friends still compliment the excellent food. Chef Paul's staff were all kind, observant professionals. Together they made my whole event smooth, orderly, and especially delicious. It was as if the menu and service came right out of my imagination just as I had pictured it and my wedding day simply couldn't have gone better. I would and have recommended his service to anyone who needs a great company to make delicious food and serve it beautifully.

Caroline C.

February 17, 2017

Event Catering (Full Service)

Phenomenal! Paul worked with me to design a menu that met our needs exactly: types of food/dishes, styles, mount, presentstion, amount and price. The food was 5 star restaurant quality and well presented. Paul, the chef, and his assistant were very professional, helpful, and kind to the guests. Absolute 5+ star recommendation from all who attended the party!

 

Amy P.

January 1, 2017

Corporate Dinner Catering

Chef Paul & his team did a wonderful job catering our company holiday party in December 2016. He helped us to create a customized menu for our guests & accommodated those who had food sensitivities. He was always in communication with us & was flexible as our venue options had changed throughout the planning process. We ended up having our party at the home of one of our owners, so it was a nice intimate setting. The way the food was displayed was artful & enticing to eat. Everyone talked about how lovely everything was when we returned to work the following week; we all commented about how we wish we could take home some of the wild prawn shooter appetizers & the Asian chicken skewers over noodles but since they were such a hit we ate them all that night! He & his staff are extremely professional; a well oiled group, efficiently running the show, ensuring that our guests had plenty to eat & drink & that the place was spotless. I would definitely recommend Chef Paul to cater your event!

Maria S.

December 28, 2016

(Offsite Review)

I am very pleased and happy with Paul Michael catering services. He prepared delicious and superb food for my wedding. His professionalism, friendliness and patience is admirable as well as his staff. I strongly recommend his services! Thank you for making my special day so memorable. Maria

Josh A.

December 27, 2016

(Offsite Review)

The first step to a successful party is hiring Paul Michael Catering. We called Paul no more than 11 days before our at-home party (22 people) to schedule the catering. He created a menu of seasonal dishes and accommodate all our needs. Anything you want, I'm sure Paul can cook up! Upon arriving, Paul and his team set up quickly and did their magic. Food was served in the correct order on time, and damn was it delicious. I expected it to be good, but every single dish was great, and impressed our guests. They did not make a mess and left the kitchen cleaner than it was before they arrived. I highly recommend Paul Michael Catering to everyone.

Janet C.

December 19, 2016

Event Catering (Full Service)

Paul was extremely prepared, experienced & flexible, working with me when I changed how I wanted to serve food during my event! The food was delicious, they helped me serve my own desserts/cake with extra flare & then left my kitchen the cleanest it has ever been! I would recommend Paul Michael Signature Catering.

Karen B.

November 28, 2016

Event Catering (Drop-off)

We hosted a cocktail party with finger foods--the food was better than any restaurant in Sacramento--fabulous--our friends are still talking about just how good it was. The staff were friendly and very professional. And my kitchen was spotless when they left. I will use them every chance I get!!!!!!

Kim G.

November 3, 2016

Event Catering (Drop-off)

I could not have asked for a better experience working with Paul Michael Signature Catering. I hired them for a surprise party for my husband's 60th party. They were very creative with the menu; we served a variety of delicious appetizers. All of the guests absolutely RAVED not only about the food, but about the helpful and friendly nature of the caterers. They did such an outstanding job of keeping plenty of food available (both hot and cold appetizers) and were a definite hit. I highly recommend Paul Michael Signature Catering.

Barbara R.

October 21, 2016

(Offsite Review)

Chef Paul catered our outdoor birthday/dance party for 24 adult guests. Rest assured you will receive excellent food and service. We appreciate his care in planning, the careful preparation, the deft timing and the beautifully presented and delicious food. Chef Paul was assisted by the wonderful Cliff who has a rare and wonderful sense of humor and bartender, Amanda. Chef Paul is friendly and approachable and open to whatever you want and I got everything I wanted and more. It was a great party--all the guests were treated royally with fabulous food, drinks and service.

Frank C.

October 19, 2016

Event Catering (Full Service)

Chef Paul and his team did a fantastic job of catering a Parisian themed birthday party for my wife. Everyone loved the food and everything went smoothly. I would definitely recommend and will hire again for future events.

Geno R.

October 1, 2016

Event Catering (Buffet)

Paul was easy to work with and cooperative with us in our needs and desires. His staff was pleasant and easy to interact with. I enjoyed working with him on this project!

Sharon M.

September 18, 2016

Event Catering (Drop-off)

Paul and his foodmwas wonderful. My clients raved about the whole experience. We had a couple of glitches (which in life happens) and he took care of it and no one but us noticed. Imwould hire him again.

Robin D.

August 21, 2016

Event Catering (Buffet)

Chef Paul & his crew were outstanding! A+ all the way.....So many compliments on the food, service & personable attention! I would. HIGHLY recommend Paul Michael Catering for your next event! Best in town! 👍

Jennifer M.

August 17, 2016

Event Catering (Drop-off)

We had a Retirement Party for 40 people in our back yard and Paul did a great job. The party quickly turned from a drop off to full catering event and Paul was very easy to work with and available at any time for questions during the planning stage. On the day of the event, he and Cliff arrived early and stayed as long as we needed. The food was delicious and he provided more than enough for everyone. We had many compliments about him after the party. I will definitely ask him to come back when the need arises.

Sandra F.

August 15, 2016

Event Catering (Buffet)

Chef Paul was absolutey wonderful. His food was 5 stars and his presentation of the food was beautiful. He even arrived to our event 1 hour earlier than expected. I would defiantly hire him again.

Toni M.

August 9, 2016

Event Catering (Full Service)

Chef Paul catered my wedding celebration of about 45 people in a private home. Chef Paul and his assistants Maria and Cliff were an absolute joy to work with. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. There was more than enough to feed our crowd and everyone got to take home leftovers! The place was left immaculate before he left. I plan to use his services the next time I have a gathering. He is such a delight!!

Noelle M.

July 8, 2016

Event Catering (Buffet)

We hired Paul Michael Signature Catering to cater a Memorial/Celebration for our mother. To honor our mothers passion for different cultures we wanted to serve 4 different types of cuisine and I knew it would challenging to for a caterer to deliver all or them at a high level, but chef Paul was able to, from homemade chorizo meatballs, ahi sushi and french pastries in addition to a dozen other appetizers, all were so delicious and the high quality ingredients shone through in the flavor of each item. The creme brulee was one of the best i have had. His staff was professional kind and attentive with out being intrusive in any way and kept the tables full of fresh food. I was very relieved I did not have to do or worry about anything once the event began. If I were catering an event in the Sacramento area I would hire him again.

Katie Z.

June 27, 2016

Personal Chef (One Time)

Paul did an outstanding job for my family reunion dinner last weekend. Lots of communication to make sure things were on target. Great appetizers (he even brought extras), a beautiful plated dinner, and desserts. Paul and his server, Cliff, were great with my family - just the right amount of interaction. We even put Cliff to work taking family photos. Everyone raved about the evening.

Rosalyn M.

June 13, 2016

Personal Chef (One Time)

Chef Paul catered our companies 40th anniversary party. The event was held at the CEO home, 30+ guests were invited. Chef Paul and his assistant were fantastic and professional. The food was delicious, quantity was plenty, they were able to mingle with us all and even helped with clean up :) We can't wait to book them again. Thank you Chef Paul.

Michele J.

June 2, 2016

Event Catering (Full Service)

Paul came over and cooked us a private little tasting dinner. The chicken and the ribs were my favorite , and an overall hit. From the moment I contacted him on Thumbtack he was consistent with not only the planning of the overall get together, but also with a follow-up. We look forward to using him again. Thanks Paul! Michele J

Susan D.

May 30, 2016

Event Catering (Buffet)

Chef Paul provided a full menu of tri tip, chicken, prawns shooters and so much more for my husband's 60th birthday party. His professionalism was outstanding from the moment I began conversations about what I wanted to the time of service. I can't say enough about the food, the service and ultimately the clean up by he and his assistant Cliff. They went above and beyond even offering to cut the birthday cake for us. My guests raved about the food, the set up and how personable and fun the experience was for our event. If I have anything like this again I would definately use Chef Paul again. I was able to enjoy my party like no other time. I highly recommend Chef Paul!!!!

Karen C.

May 25, 2016

Event Catering (Buffet)

We lucked out with Paul Michael Catering! Our organization decided to do an 'engagement style' dinner for 70 people at the last minute (less than 2 weeks to plan). It was a unique event that was introducing leadership teams of two organizations and we wanted to make a strong first impression. (Quality catering, servers, fine linens, etc.) To complicate matters, our event was on the same weekend as several very large graduations, so we were already behind in booking vendors. Fortunately we found Paul Michael Catering and they were GREAT to work with! My experience with them... very professional and accommodating, prompt to respond with a bid, adhered to our budget needs and delivered a great menu (prepared fresh onsite). I've done my share of event planning and it is always nerve racking when you have to pick a vendor you're unfamiliar with (especially with pressure to impress), but in reading all their reviews (and seeing how they were all recent) I felt confident in the decision to move forward. In the end we had a ton of compliments on the food... presentation, flavor, quantity. The servers attending to our buffet/tables were very personable and attentive, and behind the scene the crew did a great job helping tear down the event and clean up afterward. Not surprised a stack of their business cards were nearly gone afterwards. If you're looking to try someone new, scratch this to-do off your list and book now. You won't regret it. Thanks again Paul and team!

Joann B.

May 21, 2016

(Offsite Review)

The dinner was in celebration of my 90th birthday. Chef Paul and chef Cliff came fully prepared to handle all aspects of a lovely family dinner. They were friendly, pleasant, cooperative and efficient. The food was THE BEST! Their knowledge of food preparation was outstanding. Two phone calls took care of the menu plus dietary restrictions and food preference. They thought of everything, even doggie bags for the guests. They put left-over food in the freezer (nice surprise), and cleaned up the kitchen, Perfect! I loved these guys!

Ali L.

April 4, 2016

Event Catering (Buffet)

Paul and his crew Paul and Cindy were fantastic in every way! They catered a three hour event for 30, and everyone raved! The food was delicious, beautiful and creative, and the service was excellent. From start to finish, it was a great experience. We're eager to plan another event so they can delight us and our guests again!

Sharron W.

March 28, 2016

Need Event Catering (Full Service)

He worked with me on the menu so that there was a variety for everyone, including children. I would highly recommend Paul. The food tasted great, too. Everyone remarked how wonderful it looked and tasted. You would not go wrong with hiring Paul.

Jeanette B.

March 8, 2016

Need Event Catering (Buffet)

Paul Michael was s joy to work with. I wasn't sure exactly how things would go and Paul and his assistant were flexible, steadfast in getting everything ready, and so good natured to work with. The guests only had good things to say about the food, fresh and tasty. I'd hire Paul again and recommend him to others.

Patricia S.

February 25, 2016

Event Catering (Drop-off)

Very professional and food was delicious

Mandy A.

January 12, 2016

Need Personal Chef (One Time)

Chef Paul did an amazing job at our New Year's Eve dinner. The food was spectacular. He worked very closely with me on putting together the right menu. He did a great job accommodating our different food allergies as well. I highly recommend him for any event.

Candice L.

January 6, 2016

Need a Cooking Skills Instructor

I had Paul over to my house for the second time when I was hosting a holiday dinner party for 7. Paul is uber passionate about what he does and it is extremely evident in the food he makes. It is a five star meal in your own home. He prepared appetizers and full course meal. Butternut squash soup that was to die for, salad, steak (everyone asked for different temps from rare to well done and all were perfectly done), veggies, smashed potatoes and dessert. I have a decent wine selection at my house and Cliff and Paul pair the wines with each part of the meal. He brings Cliff with him to serve as he is cooking and he is just a pleasure to be around. The first time I had Paul over I had 10 people and he executes the dinner with perfection. It is was all girls and we can get deep into girl talk and they just rolled with it, we all felt very comfortable around them both. He is worth every cent we paid, and this won't be the last time I invite him (and cliff) into my home.

Carolyn C.

January 2, 2016

Need Event Catering (Full Service)

We hired Paul Michael catering for our family's Christmas eve dinner. We had many appetizers all were delicious. We also had a prime rib for our main course that was outstanding. Everyone enjoyed the meal and professionalism of chef Paul. This event made for a very special and enjoyable evening. We would definitely hire chef Paul for another event.

Bryan R.

December 21, 2015

Need Event Catering (Full Service)

everything we asked of paul was met perfectly we will use him again.

Jim M.

December 21, 2015

Need Event Catering (Drop-off)

I hired Chef Paul for my wifes's birthday. We had 18 people with an Italian theme. Paul arrived on time, did everything we asked and then some! His food and display was outstanding. Everything looked amazing and tasted even better! I fully recommend Chef Paul for any event. Very very pleased we found Paul on Thumbtack!

Sedale T.

December 16, 2015

Need Personal Chef (One Time)

This group was amazing. They are incredibly professional, talented chefs. The food was delicious. We had an amazing dinner at our CEO's house for the staff, everything turned out perfect. Food was done on time and there was plenty of everything. I recommend this group to anyone looking for catering anywhere.

Rosemary D.

October 3, 2015

Need Full Service Event Caterer

I had envisioned a very special party for 56 guests and wanted everything perfect. I interviewed 3 different companies with a special plan in mind. Chef Paul Mandalou was the only one, of the top ten rated caterers, that was willing to work with me. I wanted my party to feed people during the entire 4 hours without putting them on a schedule. One caterer submitted a beautiful presentation but it was something that you would see at a wedding with stations of different food. All food would be put out at the same time and cocktail hour was limited to one hour max before the entrée was served. This is not what I envisioned. The other guy had a nice presentation too but, once again, I would be limited to so much time for cocktails, appetizers, entrée and dessert. This was not what I had envisioned. I also wanted to sample some of the things that I wanted on the menu and the other 2 companies said they would do so but they were not very happy about this request. Chef Paul put together some amazing things for me to try 2 weeks after I contacted him. He came to my home to do so unlike the other 2 companies where I had to go to their facility. Not only was the sampled food fabulous but he was also willing to tweek a certain appetizer to my liking. I wound up getting 12 appetizers, a fabulous entrée with grilled vegetables and 3 desserts. Chef Paul is Greek so he made me 2 Greek dishes that were so good I will have to keep him on retainer just so I can get more. It is now 2 weeks after the party and my guests are still talking about it. Everyone stayed during the 4 hour time span, which is a very good sign that things are good, and the party continued into the wee hours. Everyone is still raving about the food and how personable Chef Paul was and his staff. I had 2 waiters and a Mixologist that he recommended and they would all hard working, friendly, on time and great with the clean up. Chef Paul may not have a pretty presentation like other companies but his food and service far exceed any other caterer I have used in the past. His presentation of everything is beautiful and he gives a 100 percent. He was present the whole time and did not make a lot of things in advance, like a lot of companies do, so everything was fresh and made in my home. My guests are telling me that this was the best party they have ever been to. If it were not for Chef Paul, I doubt that people would be saying this. People are telling me it was the party of the year. Would I hire Chef Paul again? Yes, without a doubt. He will be my special chef for life and I cannot wait to throw another party that he will cater. If you do not hire him, you are a fool ten fold. If you want pretty presentations and mediocre food, then don't hire him. If you want a party where the caterer tells you how it will work, then don't hire him. If you want fabulous food that people will rave about with gorgeous presentations, fabulous staff and a willingness to work with you, then Chef Paul is your man. I know I will never hire anyone else. Together we pulled off the best party I have ever thrown and I know this would never have happened if I had not hired him. If you want to call me and speak to me in person regarding a recommendation, I am more than willing to do so. Chef Paul has my permission to give out my home number upon request. Many thanks again to Chef Paul and his wonderful staff for making my special event spectacular.

Ashley W.

September 19, 2015

(Offsite Review)

Chef Paul was absolutely amazing for the event I had at my house! I can not say enough great things about his food or him as a person! Everyone at my party enjoyed the food so much, and could not stop talking about it at work! He also helped entertain some of my guests in the kitchen by giving BBQ pointers and things like that. I would highly recommend Chef Paul to cater any event and I will definitely be using his services again!

Marla O.

September 17, 2015

(Offsite Review)

Chef Paul exceeded all expectations at our celebration of my mother's eightieth birthday. He was most creative in suggesting fare that was not only acceptable, but also praiseworthy, to a wide range of palates. Many guests took time to mention the lovely dinner. since this is the third night since the event, leftovers are nearly depleted, and I am disappointed at their disappearance. I recommend Chef Paul wholeheartedly and without reservation.

Larry U.

August 29, 2015

Need Buffet Caterer

Chef Paul did a great job for us. He really knew what he was doing and received many compliments from our guests. I would recommend him highly and will likely be calling him back in the future. -Larry Uzelac

Nancy M.

July 20, 2015

(Offsite Review)

I love to work with Paul, he has made every event a wonderful experience. He is always finding a new spin on food and presentation which makes every experience fun and delicious. I have the upmost confidence with his menu choices and I now leave it up to him to decide and I have never been disappointed. Thank you again Paul, I will continue to use your catering services.

Buffy K.

June 20, 2015

I hired Chef Paul for a cooking lesson for my kids (age 19 and 10). Paul was great with them and the class was fun and very informative. He planned a great lesson showing them good basics and 2 delicious recipes. He also taught them how to cut up a chicken which was perfect for my older son to learn. It's much better on a college kid's budget to buy a whole chicken. Overall I was very happy with the lesson and recommend Chef Paul for any function.

Rob V.

June 12, 2015

(Offsite Review)

Paul catered a small event for my business. I hired him on short notice and he was able to put together an amazing meal for our staff members. We really enjoyed the service and will be reaching out to him again.

 

Julie G.

July 22, 2017

Personal Chef

Thank you Paul and Cliff for the PERFECT evening. My husband and I are extremely pleased with your services. You guys did an awesome job and it turned out exactly how the way invisioned. Thank you!

 
July 7, 2017

(Anonymous Review)

Looking forward to having Paul be our personal chef for the rehearsal dinner.

We are also looking forward to serving you. Thank you .

Christos A.

June 27, 2017

Personal Chef

I found myself in a bit of a pinch for my 40th b-day party. I had a company committed but the chef hurt his foot/ankle leaving us without food for about 30 guests. I was NOT going to cook! My boyfriend found Paul on Thumbtack and I could not be happier about the way it all turned out. I am in the hospitality and culinary world so being able letting go and trusting someone was easy with Paul's experience through the quick planning process. He worked with our price point and he was extremely professional. The food was great! My guests were happy I was actually not in a kitchen and I was happy to be able to not worry about a thing!

Elizabeth J.

June 2, 2017

Event Catering

From his first prompt response to my original inquiry, thru to the beautiful delicious food he and his staff served at our home reception after my father's funeral, Paul was a breeze to work with. We had maybe 10 days lead time! Paul assured me he would take care of everything, was frequently in contact, & took in all my cues on style, flavor, etc Paul & his professional staff dedicated their time and came thru for us, very classy, nothing left undone. No other caterer will get a chance with me anymore. If I can find any excuse to cater another event, I will let Paul's company come spoil us again.

Melissa A.

April 10, 2017

Event Catering (Full Service)

Paul and his team provided excellent service and food for our event. He was on time, professional, clearly communicative and makes amazing food. We were so happy to have found him. Would hire him again.

JOAN H.

March 27, 2017

Event Catering (Full Service)

Chef Paul and his staff went above and beyond to make my wedding a memorable experience. Two weeks later my family and friends still compliment the excellent food. Chef Paul's staff were all kind, observant professionals. Together they made my whole event smooth, orderly, and especially delicious. It was as if the menu and service came right out of my imagination just as I had pictured it and my wedding day simply couldn't have gone better. I would and have recommended his service to anyone who needs a great company to make delicious food and serve it beautifully.

Caroline C.

February 17, 2017

Event Catering (Full Service)

Phenomenal! Paul worked with me to design a menu that met our needs exactly: types of food/dishes, styles, mount, presentstion, amount and price. The food was 5 star restaurant quality and well presented. Paul, the chef, and his assistant were very professional, helpful, and kind to the guests. Absolute 5+ star recommendation from all who attended the party!

 

 

Amy P.

January 1, 2017

Corporate Dinner Catering

Chef Paul & his team did a wonderful job catering our company holiday party in December 2016. He helped us to create a customized menu for our guests & accommodated those who had food sensitivities. He was always in communication with us & was flexible as our venue options had changed throughout the planning process. We ended up having our party at the home of one of our owners, so it was a nice intimate setting. The way the food was displayed was artful & enticing to eat. Everyone talked about how lovely everything was when we returned to work the following week; we all commented about how we wish we could take home some of the wild prawn shooter appetizers & the Asian chicken skewers over noodles but since they were such a hit we ate them all that night! He & his staff are extremely professional; a well oiled group, efficiently running the show, ensuring that our guests had plenty to eat & drink & that the place was spotless. I would definitely recommend Chef Paul to cater your event!

Maria S.

December 28, 2016

(Offsite Review)

I am very pleased and happy with Paul Michael catering services. He prepared delicious and superb food for my wedding. His professionalism, friendliness and patience is admirable as well as his staff. I strongly recommend his services! Thank you for making my special day so memorable. Maria

Josh A.

December 27, 2016

(Offsite Review)

The first step to a successful party is hiring Paul Michael Catering. We called Paul no more than 11 days before our at-home party (22 people) to schedule the catering. He created a menu of seasonal dishes and accommodate all our needs. Anything you want, I'm sure Paul can cook up! Upon arriving, Paul and his team set up quickly and did their magic. Food was served in the correct order on time, and damn was it delicious. I expected it to be good, but every single dish was great, and impressed our guests. They did not make a mess and left the kitchen cleaner than it was before they arrived. I highly recommend Paul Michael Catering to everyone.

Janet C.

December 19, 2016

Event Catering (Full Service)

Paul was extremely prepared, experienced & flexible, working with me when I changed how I wanted to serve food during my event! The food was delicious, they helped me serve my own desserts/cake with extra flare & then left my kitchen the cleanest it has ever been! I would recommend Paul Michael Signature Catering.

 

Karen B.

November 28, 2016

Event Catering (Drop-off)

We hosted a cocktail party with finger foods--the food was better than any restaurant in Sacramento--fabulous--our friends are still talking about just how good it was. The staff were friendly and very professional. And my kitchen was spotless when they left. I will use them every chance I get!!!!!!

Kim G.

November 3, 2016

Event Catering (Drop-off)

I could not have asked for a better experience working with Paul Michael Signature Catering. I hired them for a surprise party for my husband's 60th party. They were very creative with the menu; we served a variety of delicious appetizers. All of the guests absolutely RAVED not only about the food, but about the helpful and friendly nature of the caterers. They did such an outstanding job of keeping plenty of food available (both hot and cold appetizers) and were a definite hit. I highly recommend Paul Michael Signature Catering.

Barbara R.

October 21, 2016

(Offsite Review)

Chef Paul catered our outdoor birthday/dance party for 24 adult guests. Rest assured you will receive excellent food and service. We appreciate his care in planning, the careful preparation, the deft timing and the beautifully presented and delicious food. Chef Paul was assisted by the wonderful Cliff who has a rare and wonderful sense of humor and bartender, Amanda. Chef Paul is friendly and approachable and open to whatever you want and I got everything I wanted and more. It was a great party--all the guests were treated royally with fabulous food, drinks and service.

Frank C.

October 19, 2016

Event Catering (Full Service)

Chef Paul and his team did a fantastic job of catering a Parisian themed birthday party for my wife. Everyone loved the food and everything went smoothly. I would definitely recommend and will hire again for future events.

Geno R.

October 1, 2016

Event Catering (Buffet)

Paul was easy to work with and cooperative with us in our needs and desires. His staff was pleasant and easy to interact with. I enjoyed working with him on this project!

Sharon M.

September 18, 2016

Event Catering (Drop-off)

Paul and his foodmwas wonderful. My clients raved about the whole experience. We had a couple of glitches (which in life happens) and he took care of it and no one but us noticed. Imwould hire him again.

Robin D.

August 21, 2016

Event Catering (Buffet)

Chef Paul & his crew were outstanding! A+ all the way.....So many compliments on the food, service & personable attention! I would. HIGHLY recommend Paul Michael Catering for your next event! Best in town! 👍

Jennifer M.

August 17, 2016

Event Catering (Drop-off)

We had a Retirement Party for 40 people in our back yard and Paul did a great job. The party quickly turned from a drop off to full catering event and Paul was very easy to work with and available at any time for questions during the planning stage. On the day of the event, he and Cliff arrived early and stayed as long as we needed. The food was delicious and he provided more than enough for everyone. We had many compliments about him after the party. I will definitely ask him to come back when the need arises.

Sandra F.

August 15, 2016

Event Catering (Buffet)

Chef Paul was absolutey wonderful. His food was 5 stars and his presentation of the food was beautiful. He even arrived to our event 1 hour earlier than expected. I would defiantly hire him again.

Toni M.

August 9, 2016

Event Catering (Full Service)

Chef Paul catered my wedding celebration of about 45 people in a private home. Chef Paul and his assistants Maria and Cliff were an absolute joy to work with. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. There was more than enough to feed our crowd and everyone got to take home leftovers! The place was left immaculate before he left. I plan to use his services the next time I have a gathering. He is such a delight!!

Noelle M.

July 8, 2016

Event Catering (Buffet)

We hired Paul Michael Signature Catering to cater a Memorial/Celebration for our mother. To honor our mothers passion for different cultures we wanted to serve 4 different types of cuisine and I knew it would challenging to for a caterer to deliver all or them at a high level, but chef Paul was able to, from homemade chorizo meatballs, ahi sushi and french pastries in addition to a dozen other appetizers, all were so delicious and the high quality ingredients shone through in the flavor of each item. The creme brulee was one of the best i have had. His staff was professional kind and attentive with out being intrusive in any way and kept the tables full of fresh food. I was very relieved I did not have to do or worry about anything once the event began. If I were catering an event in the Sacramento area I would hire him again.

Katie Z.

June 27, 2016

Personal Chef (One Time)

Paul did an outstanding job for my family reunion dinner last weekend. Lots of communication to make sure things were on target. Great appetizers (he even brought extras), a beautiful plated dinner, and desserts. Paul and his server, Cliff, were great with my family - just the right amount of interaction. We even put Cliff to work taking family photos. Everyone raved about the evening.

Rosalyn M.

June 13, 2016

Personal Chef (One Time)

Chef Paul catered our companies 40th anniversary party. The event was held at the CEO home, 30+ guests were invited. Chef Paul and his assistant were fantastic and professional. The food was delicious, quantity was plenty, they were able to mingle with us all and even helped with clean up :) We can't wait to book them again. Thank you Chef Paul.

Michele J.

June 2, 2016

Event Catering (Full Service)

Paul came over and cooked us a private little tasting dinner. The chicken and the ribs were my favorite , and an overall hit. From the moment I contacted him on Thumbtack he was consistent with not only the planning of the overall get together, but also with a follow-up. We look forward to using him again. Thanks Paul! Michele J

Susan D.

May 30, 2016

Event Catering (Buffet)

Chef Paul provided a full menu of tri tip, chicken, prawns shooters and so much more for my husband's 60th birthday party. His professionalism was outstanding from the moment I began conversations about what I wanted to the time of service. I can't say enough about the food, the service and ultimately the clean up by he and his assistant Cliff. They went above and beyond even offering to cut the birthday cake for us. My guests raved about the food, the set up and how personable and fun the experience was for our event. If I have anything like this again I would definately use Chef Paul again. I was able to enjoy my party like no other time. I highly recommend Chef Paul!!!!

Karen C.

May 25, 2016

Event Catering (Buffet)

We lucked out with Paul Michael Catering! Our organization decided to do an 'engagement style' dinner for 70 people at the last minute (less than 2 weeks to plan). It was a unique event that was introducing leadership teams of two organizations and we wanted to make a strong first impression. (Quality catering, servers, fine linens, etc.) To complicate matters, our event was on the same weekend as several very large graduations, so we were already behind in booking vendors. Fortunately we found Paul Michael Catering and they were GREAT to work with! My experience with them... very professional and accommodating, prompt to respond with a bid, adhered to our budget needs and delivered a great menu (prepared fresh onsite). I've done my share of event planning and it is always nerve racking when you have to pick a vendor you're unfamiliar with (especially with pressure to impress), but in reading all their reviews (and seeing how they were all recent) I felt confident in the decision to move forward. In the end we had a ton of compliments on the food... presentation, flavor, quantity. The servers attending to our buffet/tables were very personable and attentive, and behind the scene the crew did a great job helping tear down the event and clean up afterward. Not surprised a stack of their business cards were nearly gone afterwards. If you're looking to try someone new, scratch this to-do off your list and book now. You won't regret it. Thanks again Paul and team!

Joann B.

May 21, 2016

(Offsite Review)

The dinner was in celebration of my 90th birthday. Chef Paul and chef Cliff came fully prepared to handle all aspects of a lovely family dinner. They were friendly, pleasant, cooperative and efficient. The food was THE BEST! Their knowledge of food preparation was outstanding. Two phone calls took care of the menu plus dietary restrictions and food preference. They thought of everything, even doggie bags for the guests. They put left-over food in the freezer (nice surprise), and cleaned up the kitchen, Perfect! I loved these guys!

Ali L.

April 4, 2016

Event Catering (Buffet)

Paul and his crew Paul and Cindy were fantastic in every way! They catered a three hour event for 30, and everyone raved! The food was delicious, beautiful and creative, and the service was excellent. From start to finish, it was a great experience. We're eager to plan another event so they can delight us and our guests again!

Sharron W.

March 28, 2016

Need Event Catering (Full Service)

He worked with me on the menu so that there was a variety for everyone, including children. I would highly recommend Paul. The food tasted great, too. Everyone remarked how wonderful it looked and tasted. You would not go wrong with hiring Paul.

Jeanette B.

March 8, 2016

Need Event Catering (Buffet)

Paul Michael was s joy to work with. I wasn't sure exactly how things would go and Paul and his assistant were flexible, steadfast in getting everything ready, and so good natured to work with. The guests only had good things to say about the food, fresh and tasty. I'd hire Paul again and recommend him to others.

Patricia S.

February 25, 2016

Event Catering (Drop-off)

Very professional and food was delicious

Mandy A.

January 12, 2016

Need Personal Chef (One Time)

Chef Paul did an amazing job at our New Year's Eve dinner. The food was spectacular. He worked very closely with me on putting together the right menu. He did a great job accommodating our different food allergies as well. I highly recommend him for any event.

Candice L.

January 6, 2016

Need a Cooking Skills Instructor

I had Paul over to my house for the second time when I was hosting a holiday dinner party for 7. Paul is uber passionate about what he does and it is extremely evident in the food he makes. It is a five star meal in your own home. He prepared appetizers and full course meal. Butternut squash soup that was to die for, salad, steak (everyone asked for different temps from rare to well done and all were perfectly done), veggies, smashed potatoes and dessert. I have a decent wine selection at my house and Cliff and Paul pair the wines with each part of the meal. He brings Cliff with him to serve as he is cooking and he is just a pleasure to be around. The first time I had Paul over I had 10 people and he executes the dinner with perfection. It is was all girls and we can get deep into girl talk and they just rolled with it, we all felt very comfortable around them both. He is worth every cent we paid, and this won't be the last time I invite him (and cliff) into my home.

Carolyn C.

January 2, 2016

Need Event Catering (Full Service)

We hired Paul Michael catering for our family's Christmas eve dinner. We had many appetizers all were delicious. We also had a prime rib for our main course that was outstanding. Everyone enjoyed the meal and professionalism of chef Paul. This event made for a very special and enjoyable evening. We would definitely hire chef Paul for another event.

Bryan R.

December 21, 2015

Need Event Catering (Full Service)

everything we asked of paul was met perfectly we will use him again.

Jim M.

December 21, 2015

Need Event Catering (Drop-off)

I hired Chef Paul for my wifes's birthday. We had 18 people with an Italian theme. Paul arrived on time, did everything we asked and then some! His food and display was outstanding. Everything looked amazing and tasted even better! I fully recommend Chef Paul for any event. Very very pleased we found Paul on Thumbtack!

Sedale T.

December 16, 2015

Need Personal Chef (One Time)

This group was amazing. They are incredibly professional, talented chefs. The food was delicious. We had an amazing dinner at our CEO's house for the staff, everything turned out perfect. Food was done on time and there was plenty of everything. I recommend this group to anyone looking for catering anywhere.

Rosemary D.

October 3, 2015

Need Full Service Event Caterer

I had envisioned a very special party for 56 guests and wanted everything perfect. I interviewed 3 different companies with a special plan in mind. Chef Paul Mandalou was the only one, of the top ten rated caterers, that was willing to work with me. I wanted my party to feed people during the entire 4 hours without putting them on a schedule. One caterer submitted a beautiful presentation but it was something that you would see at a wedding with stations of different food. All food would be put out at the same time and cocktail hour was limited to one hour max before the entrée was served. This is not what I envisioned. The other guy had a nice presentation too but, once again, I would be limited to so much time for cocktails, appetizers, entrée and dessert. This was not what I had envisioned. I also wanted to sample some of the things that I wanted on the menu and the other 2 companies said they would do so but they were not very happy about this request. Chef Paul put together some amazing things for me to try 2 weeks after I contacted him. He came to my home to do so unlike the other 2 companies where I had to go to their facility. Not only was the sampled food fabulous but he was also willing to tweek a certain appetizer to my liking. I wound up getting 12 appetizers, a fabulous entrée with grilled vegetables and 3 desserts. Chef Paul is Greek so he made me 2 Greek dishes that were so good I will have to keep him on retainer just so I can get more. It is now 2 weeks after the party and my guests are still talking about it. Everyone stayed during the 4 hour time span, which is a very good sign that things are good, and the party continued into the wee hours. Everyone is still raving about the food and how personable Chef Paul was and his staff. I had 2 waiters and a Mixologist that he recommended and they would all hard working, friendly, on time and great with the clean up. Chef Paul may not have a pretty presentation like other companies but his food and service far exceed any other caterer I have used in the past. His presentation of everything is beautiful and he gives a 100 percent. He was present the whole time and did not make a lot of things in advance, like a lot of companies do, so everything was fresh and made in my home. My guests are telling me that this was the best party they have ever been to. If it were not for Chef Paul, I doubt that people would be saying this. People are telling me it was the party of the year. Would I hire Chef Paul again? Yes, without a doubt. He will be my special chef for life and I cannot wait to throw another party that he will cater. If you do not hire him, you are a fool ten fold. If you want pretty presentations and mediocre food, then don't hire him. If you want a party where the caterer tells you how it will work, then don't hire him. If you want fabulous food that people will rave about with gorgeous presentations, fabulous staff and a willingness to work with you, then Chef Paul is your man. I know I will never hire anyone else. Together we pulled off the best party I have ever thrown and I know this would never have happened if I had not hired him. If you want to call me and speak to me in person regarding a recommendation, I am more than willing to do so. Chef Paul has my permission to give out my home number upon request. Many thanks again to Chef Paul and his wonderful staff for making my special event spectacular.

Ashley W.

September 19, 2015

(Offsite Review)

Chef Paul was absolutely amazing for the event I had at my house! I can not say enough great things about his food or him as a person! Everyone at my party enjoyed the food so much, and could not stop talking about it at work! He also helped entertain some of my guests in the kitchen by giving BBQ pointers and things like that. I would highly recommend Chef Paul to cater any event and I will definitely be using his services again!

Marla O.

September 17, 2015

(Offsite Review)

Chef Paul exceeded all expectations at our celebration of my mother's eightieth birthday. He was most creative in suggesting fare that was not only acceptable, but also praiseworthy, to a wide range of palates. Many guests took time to mention the lovely dinner. since this is the third night since the event, leftovers are nearly depleted, and I am disappointed at their disappearance. I recommend Chef Paul wholeheartedly and without reservation.

Larry U.

August 29, 2015

Need Buffet Caterer

Chef Paul did a great job for us. He really knew what he was doing and received many compliments from our guests. I would recommend him highly and will likely be calling him back in the future. -Larry Uzelac

Nancy M.

July 20, 2015

(Offsite Review)

I love to work with Paul, he has made every event a wonderful experience. He is always finding a new spin on food and presentation which makes every experience fun and delicious. I have the upmost confidence with his menu choices and I now leave it up to him to decide and I have never been disappointed. Thank you again Paul, I will continue to use your catering services.

Buffy K.

June 20, 2015

Need a Cooking Skills Instructor

I hired Chef Paul for a cooking lesson for my kids (age 19 and 10). Paul was great with them and the class was fun and very informative. He planned a great lesson showing them good basics and 2 delicious recipes. He also taught them how to cut up a chicken which was perfect for my older son to learn. It's much better on a college kid's budget to buy a whole chicken. Overall I was very happy with the lesson and recommend Chef Paul for any function.

Rob V.

June 12, 2015

(Offsite Review)

Paul catered a small event for my business. I hired him on short notice and he was able to put together an amazing meal for our staff members. We really enjoyed the service and will be reaching out to him again.