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Victoria, we are REALLY enjoying the food you prepared ūüôā We thoroughly enjoyed having you cook for us the past couple months. What a treat!! Thank you so much! We both feel amazing after eating so healthy!
~A professional athlete family in Ashburn, VA

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Thanks Victoria. We had a great time and the food was delicious.  The leftovers have been great as well. We will have to look at doing another dinner sometime in the future,  but we will definitely keep your info and share it with friends as a recommendation. This was such a unique and fun experience.
~A dinner party client in Falls Church, VA

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Hi Victoria, thanks again for everything on Thanksgiving. It was really wonderful and everyone raved about how great the food tasted!
~A party client in Ashburn, VA

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Hi Victoria! I just want to say, these past two weeks of having food prepared has been amazing!¬† Let me just tell you that it was easy to have meals on the table, I had enough to cover lunch for me at times AND my husband loves each and EVERY dish!!!¬† Double plus, having to cook just one or two of those days this¬†past week didn’t feel like a chore and we only went out to dinner ONCE!!!¬†So yes, we cannot wait for next week!!! ~A client in The Plains, VA

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Victoria, today was wonderful and I can’t tell you how many comments I got on those grain-free banana pancakes. My kids thought they were like a dessert! ¬†Thanks again for coming on short notice! ¬†Looking forward to working with you again.¬†~ A party client in Arlington, VA

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Dear Victoria, thank you so much for all the hard work that went into being the chef for Hermione!  It was quite a fabulous night thanks to you.  I am so appreciative of your very generous contribution and you made cooking in my kitchen look so very easy.   I must also say I do admire the camaraderie you share with your team; they are lucky to have such a delightful and talented woman to work with. I thank you enormously for being a part of the experience for us. ~A party client in Alexandria, VA

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Victoria,¬†I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to have you at the helm! ¬†The food was absolutely delicious and so beautifully presented. Not to mention what a pleasure you, Austin and Marie are as people! I hope you will consider coming back¬†ūüôā ~A party client in Georgetown, Washington DC

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Victoria, thank you! My husband and I loved absolutely everything about our anniversary dinner. You’re clearly warm and easy to talk to, so it’s easy having someone like you in our home. I will be sure to spread the word. ¬†~A dinner-for-2¬†client in Great Falls, VA

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Victoria, great job last night and everybody loved the meal! ~A party client in Landsdowne, VA 

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Victoria, your focaccia totally passed the test, and its a tough test. You made the real deal! ~An Italian client who grew up in Milan, mother of 3

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Victoria- Many thanks for providing such a delicious meal and special evening for my brother-in-law and his wife! And thank you also for the thought, planning, and communication that brought it all together.¬†~A client from San Francisco who hired Victoria to prepare an intimate dinner for her brother-in-law’s 40th birthday

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Thank you Victoria! My parents loved their time with you. Thank you for making their Mother & Father’s Day present so special.¬†~A client from Seattle who hired Victoria to give her parents a private cooking lesson

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Chef Victoria- Thank you again for all your help in making my in-law’s anniversary dinner so special. Looking forward to doing it again! ~A client from Los Angeles who hired Victoria to cook a dinner party for her in-laws and their friends.

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Hey Victoria, the family went crazy over the …… granola bars!!!!!! ~A Family of 5 in Leesburg

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Victoria, the lamb stew was excellent! My husband said he could have eaten it all in one sitting. But he didn’t. ~Clients of 3 years in Springfield

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Victoria, the broccoli slaw is out of control good! ~Clients on a CLEANSE in McLean

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Dear Victoria, I wanted to schedule my next cook-date with you. Your food is so good, my friends are coming over every night! ~Old Town Alexandria Client

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Dear Victoria, I can’t thank you enough for the fabulous job you did on my parents’ anniversary dinner. They sounded so thrilled when I spoke with them on the phone last night, and they look so happy in the pictures. I especially appreciated your constant communication, collaboration on the menu, and of course, conspiring to keep the whole thing a surprise! I wish I could have been there, but this was the next best thing! Thank you so much!¬†~A client from Alaska who hired Victoria to cook for her parents in Springfield.

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Dinner was AMAZING!! Yummy and lots of fun! Victoria and Audrey were skilled and interesting and a pleasure to have in the kitchen! We hugged when they left.¬†We have leftovers for tomorrow too! Such a surprise! And Daddy loved the creme brulee. He doesn’t normally get how wonderful it is, but this was THE BEST EVER! We should do this every thirty years!¬†Clients in Springfield whose daughter in Alaska hired Victoria to cook their anniversary dinner

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Hi Victoria.¬†The baby food you made for Kelsey was sooooo good! She couldn’t get enough, she begged for more, I couldn’t feed it to her fast enough. ~A Haymarket client¬†

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Victoria, Omg, I just had your Cuban rice and beans and it is as good as those who use pork fat!! :-). I know what’s on the menu again for next time, all for me. ūüėČ I am so thankful for you. ~A McLean client

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“I contacted quite a few personal chefs for our events, and Victoria was the only one who treated our limitations as exciting challenges rather than blockers. Despite severe food allergies, the need for portable meals, and strong preferences and dislikes, Victoria rose to the occasion. Working with someone as professional and willing to adapt and learn was a pleasure for us. And the food was delicious, beautifully presented, and fairly priced. We will use her again!”¬†~The matriarch of an extended family of 15 that gathered in DC over Labor Day

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Victoria, let me start by saying that we are really happy that we hired you. You did a great job, and we thanked you at every meal…The sauce for the pizza kits was OUTSTANDING. If you remember what you put into it, I’d like to know, because it was the best I’ve ever had…¬†Everyone agreed that your meatloaf was the best they’d ever had. There was not a crumb left after the meal…We were going to share the individual berry puddings, but everyone liked them so much that we each wanted our own. My daughter said she has made them before, but she didn’t like them — she liked yours…In all, a great weekend of food — and we are still eating all this goodness. You did a really fine job. I’ll be back to you the next time we need a great chef. Thank you again. ~The matriarch of an extended family of 15 that gathered in DC over Labor Day

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Victoria, oh my, your food is amazing! We love the Mediterranean chicken salad (I don’t know what your other recipe was but I’m sold on this one). Shepherd’s pie: AMAZING! ¬†Chicken dish with artichokes and olives: AMAZING! And you already know how I feel about the carnitas. And how do you make that cilantro lime rice with brown rice so tasty? ¬†It’s cooked perfectly!!!!!!!!!! ¬†~A mom, a dad, a nanny, and 2 kids under 4

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Victoria,¬†I just wanted to take a minute and tell you how much we enjoyed the meal that you prepared for us last weekend. Everything was just delicious, and the kids loved seeing you work. Thanks for being so nice, and for the great experience!¬†Hope to see you again soon! ~A family of 4 who enjoyed an “Intimate Dinner” to celebrate Valentine’s Day
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Victoria, Home run on everything, especially the cassoulet! Thank you sooooooo much! My friend had a wonderful birthday!~An Alexandria family

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Victoria, Tonight for dinner we had two pizzas and a salad. They were DELICIOUS :). We devoured every bite!! Thank you so much for doing such a great job today. We are so excited to have such yummy food :). ~A Haymarket family
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Victoria, Thank you for the amazing cooking demonstration for our women’s group. We thoroughly enjoyed learning how to prepare all the tasty and healthy foods you demonstrated along with the advice about the wine pairings. Many of the members have already tried your recipes at home with great success. We had such a good time, we plan to do it again! ~ Cheryl Dulan
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Victoria, we tried everything for dinner! Omg! Everything was soooooooooo good! You are an amazing chef, and we are so glad to know you!!!!! Looking forward to having you feed our family healthy meals!!! ~An Alexandria family
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Victoria, I thought I would share the comment we received today from our friends. They were very impressed with your cooking… The chicken stew….absolutely delicious…and classically prepared per our friends. We also tried the quinoa casserole, the acorn squash, and the stuffed mushrooms. It was all so very good! My husband of course had the filet and said it was delicious in spite of your dissatisfaction with the result. Not a crumb left on any of our plates! It was a fun way to entertain for me. (the friends said:) It was so much fun to spend the evening with you last night and enjoy the delicious food prepared by Victoria (she is a gem!)¬†~A Springfield family
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It is truly a pleasure to recommend Victoria Cortes as a personal chef to you. We have enjoyed her innovative and healthy recipes for the past eight months without one complaint and intend on continuing to use her skilled service for the foreseeable future.

As busy retirees we love the convenience of having a well-stocked freezer full of good food that is free from unhealthy chemicals within our reach whenever we want anything from a snack to an entire meal.

She consults with us as to our food preferences and helps us select a wide array of entrées and sides that suit our palate at any given time. She has also introduced us to more healthy grains and vegetables than we were used to, and we love her knowledge, skill and ability in the kitchen.

She is a trained professional that will add quality and convenience to your life if you are wise enough to use her service. ~A Dominion Valley Family
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Victoria, with only two days notice, helped me plan the most important dinner party of my life. Not only that, she let me collaborate on the menu, we created recipes together, and she worked with the recipes and ingredients that I desired. She prepared an elegant formal dinner for 12 VIPs, and got rave reviews from the guests. And, I enjoyed every second of the party while she and her assistant tended to every detail. Victoria was cheerful and intrepid throughout the whole process. I loved working with her, and highly commend her to you! ~Kimberly Hartke, food blogger
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It was a pleasure to work with Victoria Cortes.  She was a fountain of creative, original ideas.  She thoroughly researched and tested recipes, for example, which fish would be most appropriate for the dish I had chosen.  She was good-natured when I changed my mind, and delivered a bravura performance on the big night.  The cuisine was delicious.  My friends were delighted.  I highly recommend her.  ~Lara Marlowe,  journalist
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My sister’s bridal shower could not have been more amazing. It was a highly-organized and sophisticated affair, and it felt great knowing that Victoria incorporated local and seasonal ingredients into the menu. All I had to do was show up and enjoy the party.~Jessica S.
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Victoria makes wonderful food – my guests were raving about the tasty salads and wonderful breads – until THE¬†CHOCOLATE CAKE¬†came out!¬† Once everyone had a taste of this divine, rich, creamy chocolate perfection – it was THE topic of conversation until the party’s end.¬† The raspberries were the perfect tart complement to the sweet – WOW! Pamela D.
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Victoria did an amazing job gauging the style needed for our bridal shower event. The menu and wine lesson she planned were full of little touches that sparked conversation and made the event memorable. The event was fun and flirty, yet elegant and sophisticated ‚Äď qualities that matched the personality of our guest of honor!

Hosting a party can be stressful! Yet Victoria was so calm and collected during the planning process, and even more so on the morning of the event. Her confidence when putting on the final touches translated to the hostesses, really helping us to take a deep breath and realize that it was all under control thanks to Victoria!

The event would not have been the same without Victoria’s services! The quality of the food was so amazing and fresh tasting, and everything was so well presented. I’ll never know how she prepared all that food for so many people with seemingly little effort. ~ Nicole H.