Client Testimonials

My clients are like my family. It is important that I provide exemplary service with an Italian touch! Here is a sample of what some of my clients have said about my personal chef and catering services.

Chef Mary Ann is terrific. I highly recommend her. From an intimate dinner party, large group or weekly cooking for our family, she always delivers delicious food & reasonable prices. And her up-beat personality is the icing on the cake.

Nikki Halle - Marana

Chef Mary Ann, thanks again to you for such a wonderful event.  Everyone loved the food and my sisters raved and raved about the pasta salad and the pesto cheesecake!  Glen finished the last little bit of salmon last night and kept wishing for more....  Everything definitely met my expectations and more.

Maribeth Zinn - Foothills

Thank you so very much for arranging such a wonderful surprise dinner for my wife.  I'm still amazed that you were cooking in our kitchen for 45 minutes and she had no idea.  Your thoughtfulness in bringing flowers and candles was much appreciated.  You did a terrific job as a cook, server and then cleaning up, leaving us to be with our guests and not having to worry about a thing. It was our pleasure having you here, and we will definitely be recommending you to our friends.  We hope to see you back at our house again soon!  Oh yes, did I mention the four course meal was FABULOUS! 

Peter A. Strauss - Pima Canyon

Working with Chef Mary Ann was a delight right from the start. She quickly understood my vision for the party and ended up making it even better than I imagined with thoughtful personal touches. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Thank you, Mary Ann!
Diane Nelson - Foothills

"Kissed by an Italian" catered a splendid party for me for 40 people. The food was superb, inventive and different. My guests raved about the lobster stuffed pasta shells in particular. I especially loved the presentation, which was as wonderful and the food was delicious. My party was judged to be an outstanding success - by me and my guests!Thank you Mary Ann!

S. Simpson - Saddlebrooke

Delicious, awesome, presentation of a variety of appetizers, main entree and dessert. Mary Ann is fun and easy to work with. She did such a great job on our first Christmas party for 60, we asked for a repeat performance for our 2nd Christmas party!

F. Sanchez - W. Tucson

Mary Ann prepared meals for myself and my husband while I was undergoing radiation therapy. Every other week, she would provide diverse and delicious meals that lasted us 2 weeks. Each meal was individually packaged for refrigerator or freezer with easy to follow instructions. I also appreciated the fact that she interviewed us ahead of time to get a sense of our likes and dislikes as well as dietary restrictions. I am a diabetic and Mary Ann made sure that all the meals fit into my dietary needs perfectly.Words cannot adequately express my appreciation to Mary Ann for providing us with meals that were scrumptious, varied, plentiful and so very convenient.Do yourself a favor:  Try a few of her meals and you will join me in heaping praises on Mary Ann, her delectable meals and outstanding service. 

Irma W. - Tucson

I hired Chef Mary Ann to teach me how to cook more interesting dishes for my family with the challenge of preparing them gluten-free as I have horrific allergies to corn and wheat. Oh my gosh! Mary Ann opened my eyes to a whole new world of great recipes outside of grilled meats and boiled vegetables. Her recipes were diverse and delicious. She even taught me how to make cream sauces using gluten-free flour. In just one day, she filled my refrigerator and freezer with 2-3 weeks worth of food and instructed me every step of the way. She was generous and patient with her time. I'd hire her full time if I didn't live in Denver!

Lisa R. - Denver

My husband and I engaged Mary Ann to cater our wedding rehearsal cocktail reception that included local friends and out of town guests. Over 70 people attended and we were absolutely thrilled with the outcome! With so many other wedding details to worry about, this one left us carefree.... because we knew Mary Ann would "handle it"!!. We couldn't have been more pleased with the food and excellent service received! Mary Ann did an outstanding job and we heartily recommend her!!

Joe and Mimi Bailes - Oro Valley