Menu Selections

"Oh my gosh, the food is so wonderful!! When we come home, the kitchen is immaculate yet smells so good and there is a whole fridge full of food. Now when it is time for us to eat, I have no idea what to eat first. I am in heaven! Your service has had an extremely positive effect on the way we function as a family in the evenings. We feel very fortunate to be able to sit down every night to a professionally cooked meal without all the stress of preparation and cleanup. To top it off, you've already broadened our taste palates! I've also referred you to several of my friends and co-workers telling them all the good things that have come from your service! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!"

- Michael and Jennifer Schwartz, Germantown, MD

"April’s cooking is absolutely wonderful! She goes to great lengths to get the very freshest ingredients, from meat to seafood to produce, and prepares them perfectly. Just as importantly for regular meal service, April is a joy to work with – friendly, open-minded, and completely accommodating of her clients’ preferences. The time she spent getting to know our likes and dislikes resulted in us enjoying everything she made for us, and we truly look forward to having her in our home each week. We highly recommend April for regular meal service or for special occasions."

- Jennifer and Evan Reitmeyer, Clarksville, MD

"Thank you again for all you did to make our wedding such a special event. The food was so delicious! In fact, we took the leftovers home and my cousins came back to our house after the party and did your cooking proud, again! So many people told us how great the food was -- we could make a commercial for you! Thank you so much for making our very special day all the more wonderful!!"

- Doug and Carol McLaine, Annapolis, MD

"It's fabulous!!!! The food is gorgeous and delicious! I didn't get home until 8:30 tonight and to have food in the refrigerator waiting for me was the absolutely best feeling. I just smiled and laughed! The tortilla soup and cornbread is my favorite!!! How incredibly scrumptious! Can't wait for more! Thank you SO much, April!!"

- Dianna Rosborough, Severn, MD

"It is such a stress reliever to come home to healthy meals. Everyone is loving the food and in much better moods, and none of that dinner-related panic and complaining that used to happen. I can't wait till tomorrow to sample more food! The chicken pot pie was so pretty and we look forward to eating it. So, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!"

- Lynn Dimeo, Ellicott City, MD

"Imagine a meal like this for your guests: Chilled Gazpacho with Avocado; Arugula and Strawberry Salad; Teriyaki Poached Salmon; Baby Potatoes, Haricot Verts and Cherry Tomato Salad; Sugar Snap Peas and Barley with a Sesame Ginger Dressing; Moscato Granita, Light as Air Lime Pie with an Oatmeal Crust, and Chocolate Zucchini Cake.

Imagine that you simply arrive for dinner in your own house with this served to the delectation of your guests--rested and ready to welcome them. It doesn't get any better than this!

April Lee is a truly amazing chef and an unusually fine person. She helps devise menu plans for one's family or for guests, with joy and openness and generosity of spirit. She is utterly professional and reliable. Food in her hands is as enjoyable as it is ideally meant to be. From a fancy feast to comfort food, she covers the gamut effortlessly. We cannot recommend her highly enough."

- Robyn and Charles Krauthammer, Chevy Chase, MD

"April, I want to thank you for working with me to pull off the cooking demonstration for my aunt's bridal shower. Everyone loved the food which you selected and the fact that you were there to educate them on preparing the food they were being served (even the executive chef in the crowd was impressed). Having you prepare and shop for all the food really took a ton of work off of me. This allowed me to focus on decorating and the other pre-party activities (i.e. having a cocktail!). You have been wonderful and easy to work with and I will be calling you the next time I have an event! Thanks again!!"

- Nicole Spencer, Baltimore, MD

"April knows so much about food! She has mastered her craft and has abundant ideas about how to organize a party with wonderful dishes, whether French, Italian, Chinese or a combination of whatever you want. She will respect and tailor the menu to your personal tastes with her helpful suggestions and ideas. You will be pleased with how she presents her masterpieces and your guests will be impressed."

- Claire Kim, Glenwood, MD

"We hired April for a large dinner party and not only was the food incredible, we did not have to do anything! No shopping, cleaning, or preparation. April left before the guests arrived with the kitchen clean and everything ready to serve on time. She met all of our expectations and more!"

- Nancy and Jim Stivers, Ellicott City, MD

"Not only is the food prepared by April delicious, but the range of what she does with food never ceases to amaze us and delight our palates. She provides dishes from various international cuisines and can tailor dishes to respect allergies and other special diets without sacrificing taste. Even if something you want isn't on her menu list, she can often prepare what you want. She just can't list everything in her repertoire!"

- Tom and Marjorie Seidman, Columbia, MD

“There is something about the food April prepares that makes each dish you sample so special that you just don't want to stop eating! She can serve up excellent Chinese dishes such as unbelievable lo mein, as well as good old fashioned American food. Two of our favorites, Southwestern Butternut Squash Soup and Barbecued Ribs are out of this world! Moreover, she is happy to use your favorite recipes, if you prefer. She is, by far, the best personal chef we've had.”

- Fred and Bobbie Bomse, Glenwood, MD

“April prepared food for an 80th birthday party for us and did a fabulous job. She made the most delicious hors d'oeuvres and all the guests (90+) raved about them. She provided very professional service and attended to every detail, making it possible for us to enjoy every minute of the party without feeling stressed as hosts. We will definitely use her services again in the future.”

- Jim and Allison Parsons, Glenwood, MD

“Quick, easy and SceeRUMPTIOUS! For folks too tired or rushed to make dinner, or who live alone and are bored with cooking for just one, Chef April provides a bountiful list of prepared meals to save you from the stress of making dinner. Her meals are easily warmed in the oven or microwave, just the right amount, and DEElicious. She creates a week's worth of meals at YOUR house - and that means shopping for the ingredients, too, and preparing them for the freezer. So kitchen stress is a thing of the past and you're set to enjoy a real treat. And if you're planning a small dinner party, call Chef April. She will prepare a memorable meal right in your own kitchen. You'll love relaxing at your own dinner. I do.”

- Dave Resnick, Crofton, MD

“April provides a sumptuous, abundant variety of delicious foods prepared skillfully and with clear intention that her offerings are for your enjoyment. You want for nothing except an encore!”

- Michael and Heather Phillips, Columbia, MD

“We have been privileged to partake of April's cooking for several years now, and can honestly say that she is the very best. Her range of styles is remarkable; she selects only the best ingredients and prepares them with great flair and originality. She is, additionally, a delightful person, highly dependable and very easy to work with.”

- Tom and Carol Benjamin, Ellicott City, MD

“April made the best jambalaya I've ever eaten. I thought I'd died and went to New Orleans! And my brother-in-law fell on her beef stew like a starving man! I've never known anyone with such a passion for making delicious food.”

- Carol Zika, Randallstown, MD

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