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Read what some of our catering clients have to say.

…delicious Boxing Day Feast.”

Thank you so much for your delicious Boxing Day Feast. The mac and cheese, chicken kabobs and roasted vegetables were a big hit by all. We especially appreciate your working with us on the day after Christmas.
Happy New Year.   Dale Lawrence

D. Lawrence

over-the-top delicious!!!

Judy and Chef Michael
Our brunch menu was perfect and the food was over-the-top delicious!!!
Many thanks

D. Goodman

Biltmore Forest, NC

Thank you both for doing what you do as well as you do.

Judy and Michael,
The luncheon was phenomenal!  To a person, everyone was delighted (that doesn’t ever happen with so many folks and tastes involved).  Best of all, Gene was elated, and I know he felt honored to be able to enjoy and share that wonderful repast with his peers—I know because he and his wife both told me.

Thank you both for doing what you do as well as you do. 


Shelly G.

Merrill Lynch

…the food was simply exquisite.

Chef Michael catered a friend’s birthday dinner and the food was simply exquisite. I loved how he spoke about the dishes as they were presented to us. He explained that everything we were eating was locally sourced. I had a fish that was amazing, over a risotto with a side of colorful vegetables. He and his team were amazing. I highly recommend using him.

Dinner Guest Reviews Chef Michael's Catering on YELP!

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Lisa J.

Washington, DC

Taking care of such a large crowd takes precision and well thought-out execution. You handled it perfectly.

John and I want to thank you and Michael for providing an exceptional party for our family and guests. The quality of all the food selections was fabulous. We cannot stop talking about the Trout Dip. It was perfect. The tenderloin sliders were a huge hit. The pimento cheese on fried green tomatoes was adored by all.

Taking care of such a large crowd takes precision and well thought out execution. You handled it perfectly. The platters were adorned beautifully and their presentation was noticed by all. You granted my request for continuous food for several hours and you provided that for our guests.

I am also impressed with the professionalism of your staff. From the set up of the bars, to the final clean up involving rentals etc, the whole timeline was handled with smoothness and a systematic approach that was so organized. These details make all the difference in having a seamless party. I truly appreciate these details!

Thank you for allowing me and my family to enjoy our guests. We are so grateful for your many talents (outstanding food, professional staff, excellent clean up etc… )
Many thanks.

H. Bell

Food and service were superb!

Nothing but compliments on our dinner last night! Many thanks to you and your staff. Food and service were superb! 

P.C. Bates

Mother of the Groom

“…outstanding food and impeccable service…”

Our thanks to you and Michael for a fabulous reception! I can’t tell you how many people raved about the food. Even the bride and groom couldn’t resist a trip to the food table to fill up a plate.

Thank you for outstanding food and impeccable service. It has been great to work with you!

Jeanne and Ben

“…I’ve loved working with you.”

Thank you for a delightful dinner and delicious snack and such a positive approach and professional manner. I’ve loved working with you.

L. and C. Griffith

“…outstanding Christmas Dinner…”

Just a note to say “Thank You” for an outstanding Christmas Dinner. There were so many good comments about food, service, facility. We were impressed. We look forward to future events.

Happy Holidays

Dr. Dalton

“…great food, and good conversation with friends…”

Thanks for a delightful evening of beauty, great food, and good conversation with friends. It was so nice of you to think of us. You are special to us, and thank you again for your generosity.

Pam & Dick M.

I highly recommend Chef Michael’s Catering for your next catering event!

Mar 17, 2016 - I was extremely happy with Chef Michael’s Catering. I was coming into town for a customer meeting, and needed a lunch catered. Judy was so easy to work with. She took care of everything. The food was delicious. I highly recommend them for your next catering event!

…we enjoy working for him.

I have worked for Chef Michael’s for a while now, and we enjoy working for him.  He goes to the extreme to make everything taste amazing, look great, and fit to the clients’ needs. A great choice for all your catering needs small or large, check out Chef Michael’s Catering.

Michele S.

Treasure Island, FL, ArtMob

oh- my gosh, dinner was fabulous , absolutely delicious ! 

D. Goodman

Biltmore Forest

It was absolutely wonderful!!!!!

To Judy 

It was absolutely wonderful!!!!!  
Sent from my iPhone
(I am always happy to see a text message like this come through the line! It makes my day. The message was unsolicited feedback on Chef Michael’s food for a pool party. Our client picked-up the order at 3:30 for service that evening. ~Judy Foodie)
M. & L. Rice

…highly recommend Chef Michael for any catering needs you may have!

08/11/17 Chef Michael’s Catering has provided food for a couple of Chamber type events for me at Mountain Credit Union in Fletcher, NC. Everything is always on point, and the people who attend our events seem to enjoy the menu. Judy McKnight is always willing to make great suggestions but is open to any specific requests as well. We highly recommend Judy and Chef Michael for any catering needs that you have!

Chris Angel

Fletcher, NC, Mountain Credit Union

“…We shall use you again…”

You did a fabulous job –
The help, the food, everything was just perfect.
We shall use you again.

C. Owen Jr.

“…could not have been more delicious or beautiful…”

The rehearsal dinner could not have been more delicious or beautiful. You all really know how to do a job first class! It was also a pleasure to have worked with you. The whole weekend was like a fairy tale! There is nothing we would have changed. It was magical! Again, EVERYONE talked about the extra special food at the rehearsal dinner and reception. Thank you. I have a friend, Peggy Hilbert, whose daugther is getting married in Asheville in May. They are from Raleigh. I am sending her your name as she has plans.

Hope you and your family are doing well, and that somewhere along the way, you will get some rest. We are flying to Denver and then to Boulder to see the bride and groom the week before Thanksgiving…can hardly wait!

C. Griffith

“…wonderful feedback…from our clients.”

I wanted to let you and Michael know what wonderful feedback we got from our clients. We all thoroughly enjoyed the food. And the pairings with the wine made the wine even more enjoyable as well. You both did a great job.  Thank you very much!

Karen A.

Merrill Lynch

“…food was excellent and I heard nothing but positive comments…”

Michael and Judy:

Thank you both for putting on such a wonderful event for the members of our Peaks Society. The food was excellent and I heard nothing but positive comments from our guests about the food and the service. Thank you also for your contribution to the United Way. Your gift will go a long way in helping  the residents of Buncombe County. It has been a pleasure working with you and I am looking forward to working with you in the future.

Kelly B.

“…it was the best food she has ever eaten…”

Forgive this tardy note, but this is the first chance I’ve had to write and say how very much we loved everything you prepared for Debra’s wedding and the rehearsal dinner. Debra said – and she is a severe critic – it was the best food she has ever eaten, and I agree.  You were easy and delightful to work with, too. Use us for a reference any time! Thanks again. Happy holidays, and all the best for (the coming year).

C. C. Gratstein

“…It was truly a great day had by all…”

Dear Judy:

You and your staff did a superb job! It was truly a great day had by all. Please tell the Chef everyone enjoyed the food (and its presentation). I do not know what else to say, except that I have been using the words “absolutely fantastic” a great deal. Thanks for the beautiful weather (I do not know how you managed that).

I know Summer and Jon appreciated everything and are now going to enjoy their honeymoon together. This event surely gave them an excellent beginning.

D. McLennan

…food and service couldn’t have been better.”

Everything was wonderful - food and service couldn’t have been better. Thanks so much!

J. Nelson

…thoroughly enjoyed the experience!!

03/21/16 - Enjoyed the occasion of Chef Michael’s Catering at my agency dinner meeting, where I was a last-minute curve-ball with my Vegan preferences — Chef Michael was spot-on with providing a delicious meal of Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa, Shallots, Pistachios, & Sage … thoroughly enjoyed the experience!!

Barry B.

Hendersonville, NC

Right on time! The food was perfect.

03/15/16 — Right on time! The food was perfect. And waaaay better than trying to get delivery elsewhere.
Thanks guys.

Everyone raved about it and asked about the caterer!

Please tell Judy and Chef Michael that the food was fabulous! Everyone raved about it and asked about the caterer! I wish I had cards to give out - I imagine you’ll get some calls. I’ll be sure to pass on the recommendation to anyone looking for an outstanding caterer in the future. You entire team was great to work with and delivered above what was expected! 
Take care, 
E. Allison

Flat Rock, NC

OMG — We loved you!

Christine Kane

Team Building Cooking Class, Firepink

the food was superb…

Thank you for all you help with Kim’s wedding. It was a great success, the food was superb, your staff did a wonderful job.
Again, Thank You.

J. Bonham

The delivery and set up were timed perfectly, and with efficiency.

05/17/16 - The latest offering for the office from Chef Michael’s Catering was a delicious exercise in chasing tastes and textures, and “Yep!” I AM singing the praises of a business office’s lunch. The delivery and set up were timed perfectly and with efficiency.

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S. Grippentrog

Merrill Lynch

“…what a lovely setting, wonderful food and atmosphere it was…”

We had one particular guest at our wedding reception of July 20 from Charlotte who raved over the potatoes and cheese grits that you served. She wrote us a letter asking if you might be willing to send a copy of the recipe for both to her in Charlotte. Enclosed is an envelope she sent for recipes if you are willing to share them

Thanks again for the wonderful reception. We continue to get comments from our guests on what a lovely setting, wonderful food and atmosphere it was.

C. Sigman

…staff was very professional and courteous.

Thank you for a great dinner, the food was very good. We all had a good time. Your staff was very professional and courteous. Thanks again.

M. Schussler

…catering on Saturday was good, but yours was amazing!

Again I want to thank you for the wonderful Thursday evening dinner. Every part was absolutely spectacular. [competitor’s name omitted] catering on Saturday was good, but yours was amazing. (the Sat. goodies were also delicious).

If you need a testimonial, give me a call. I’ll sing your praises gladly.

A. Simpson

“…We have never had a party here that we and our friends enjoyed like this…”

Our friends are still talking about our party. We have never had a party here that we and our friends enjoyed like this. You put your heart into it, and Steve and I are greatly appreciative.

Thank you for the wonderful gift and Christmas card.
We wish you all the best in 2002.
With Gratitude and Love

Connie and Steve

…such an awesome event.

Dear Judy and Michael and Crew,
Thank you for all your time & great efforts in preparing such an awesome event.
We appreciate you all!

Barbra & Steve L.

…wonderful food you prepared for the Sky High Growth Awards.

Chef Michael’s Staff,
I would like to take a moment and thank you for the wonderful food you prepared for the Sky High Growth Awards on Tuesday. This was the second time I have enjoyed a catered event done by you, and again it was great.

Good Luck with your Endeavors
Best Regards

D. W.

Not only was the food unique and delicious, your presentation was very attractive.

Dear Chef Michael,
Thank you so much for catering our Business After Hours on October 18, 2001.

Not only was the food unique and delicious, your presentation was very attractive. Our guests raved about the variety of food and the atmosphere. We loved the desserts too!

Please feel free to have a prospective client call me or my marketing coordinator, (E. M.), for a reference .

Dr. J. J. Miller

…he truly has the best interest and satisfaction of every client in mind.

I’ve been catering with Chef Michael McKnight for 20 years, and he has always been an advocate for quality, presentation, and using food to communicate. He is a purist, preferring to use fresh, local ingredients instead of pre-made bases for his sauces, breads, and menus. His prices are very fair and competitive (I often think he doesn’t charge enough), and he truly has the best interest and satisfaction of every client in mind. If he’s not the best match for a catered event, he won’t hesitate to say so. Plus, he has a warm and approachable personality; not the egotistic reputation of some chefs. Love working with him. NOTE: Chef Michael and I are business partners as well as life partners.

Judy McKnight

Partner, Chef Michael's Catering, Inc.

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