I doubt that you give your recipes out but would you just let me
know how you cooked the lobster for the salad and what the dressing was? one of our guests (who loves to cook) said it was the best salad he had ever eaten! I'm sure you have lots of references but if you ever need one, we are happy to let your clients know how pleased we were with everything.
I just wanted to send you a note to thank you for such a wonderful dinner on the beach.
It was perfect. I know that you put a lot of effort into
the menu and set-up, and it was certainly appreciated.
Scott, Seagrove Beach
Kim, the dinner was incredible!!! We loved every bite of it! Thanks
for taking the time to make our Christmas so wonderful! Jim & Robin
Jim and Robin, Santa Rosa Beach
Another that got away...
Hi Kim, I wanted to let you know that we've decided to move the rehearsal dinner to a local restaurant in Grayton. I truly appreciate all the help/answers you've given me and I'm really disappointed that we will not be using Dine by Design. However, the extra rentals/fees required to have the dinner at the Motor Court really blew our budget. So, our decision was definitely not due to your own prices or work. Actually, you're the only caterer that really seemed interested in doing the dinner for us. Many didn't even respond. I would recommend you just on your responsiveness and business sense alone! Thanks again for all you help! Jennifer
Good morning, Kim.... Many thanks for everything! The food was beautiful and fabulous as well. There were more compliments than I can count. Just wanted to say thank you, and I'll be in touch very soon.
Rosemary, Santa Rosa Beach
Thank you for a wonderful Thanksgiving day meal!! You were great. And the food--delicious!!
Dear Ms. Pitchford,
My husband and I just celebrated our first anniversary this weekend (I can't believe it's been a year), and were reminiscing about how wonderful our wedding was. I just wanted to thank you again for everything that you did. Everything was perfect (a year later, and people are still telling us it was the "best wedding ever"). I know that most of that has to do with the food and the help that your staff provided. We are still so happy with how things turned out, and so glad to know that everyone had a wonderful time. It is not something we'll ever forget.
Thank you so much for taking the time to work with us and to fuse our two cultures together. My father-in-law still talks about how great the gazpacho was, and, believe me, the Spanish are tough critics - and even more so when Americans are preparing their favorite foods!
All the best, Anna and Angel
Kim, Thanks for the wonderful dinner. The clams were awesome and the tuna tartare in the little cones knocked our socks off. See you next year!
Jessie and I can't thank you enough for the delicious
food and excellent service that you and your staff
provided at our wedding Everything was PERFECT!
I've seen a couple of pictures from the wedding of me carrying a
plate full of food. Several of my married friends told me before
the wedding that I would probably not have time to
eat, or not remember eating if I did eat. Well, I
definitely took the time to eat, and I definitely
remember all of the food. Everything was so delicious
and exactly what we wanted! Many of our guests have
also told us how much they enjoyed the food and the
beautiful presentation of everything. Thanks again to
you and your staff for helping to make our special day
even more perfect.
Lisa and Jessie, Santa Rosa Beach
Follow up from Lisa a year later:
I am writing to you with a rather strange question. You catered my wedding last November at the Royal Flush in Santa Rosa Beach (11/4/06). I was wondering if you happened to have any pictures of the food you served at the wedding? I have very few pictures of the food, and it was absolutely amazing!!! I would like to include some pictures in my photo albums. If you don't have any pictures or don't have the time to email them, I completely understand...just thought I would ask. I hope all is well with you and your crew. We were planning to spend our first anniversary in Santa Rosa Beach this month, but I am unable to travel right now as I am pregnant with twin boys!
Thanks again - Lisa
Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful and memorable meal at our wedding reception. Your menu suggestions were perfect. Everyone raved about how delicious everything was. I especially remember the cucumber, tomato, feta salad as being my favorite. I was also delighted to see such a great assortment of fruit, the figs were a delight. We are so pleased with the meal and service. Thanks again for all your hard work.
Janae and Anthony, Panama City Beach
Thanks again for a lovely reception. I'm still getting comments from
people about the wonderful food and how wonderful you and your staff
were. It all went so smoothly, especially considering we were
literally piecing this all together as we went. If you ever need a
letter, call, or e-mail of recommendation, please let me know.
I found one of your Dine by Design aprons when I cleaned up the beach
house and dropped it in the mail to you yesterday.
Alice, Grayton Beach
"Kim's recipes combine the best of eating healthy and enjoying fabulous foods. The colors jump from the plate and guests remember each and every bite."
Carolyn O'Neil, author of The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous!, Simon & Schuster, Atria Books and columnist Healthy Eating Out for the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
I just wanted to drop you a line to Thank You for such a wonderful carefree evening. Your professional staff created a memorable event enjoyed by all. Everyone there commented on the quality of food and the way it was presented. Although I do not live in your area, I will certainly promote DinebyDesign whenever possible.
If you would like to see the wedding pictures here is the link. There are some great shots of the food and of people enjoying it! Our guests thought it outstanding, as did we. Thanks again for your contribution and your hard work.
Your food was fabulous! Thanks for making our dinner so very enjoyable ... and we look forward to continuing our relationship with you.
PS: I’ve been asked by several of the girls to ask if you share your “fennel salad” recipe?
Jan, Rosemary Beach
From Maureen, who got away!
I want you to know though, how much I appreciated your continued patience and all the hours you put into working with me on a menu--even when you knew I was looking around at other caterers. You are such a professional Kim and I really respect you. I wish you a great holiday season and and enjoyable wedding season in '08.
Kim, I wanted to thank you for providing such a delicious menu under tough circumstances. My family loved everything. Comments I heard were that everything was so fresh and good. It was a healthy menu with many choices and flavors. Thank you so much for working with me on the menu. All the Cuban sandwiches were gone later that night thanks to the college boys and midnight snacking! We loved it and I really appreciate the difficulty of delivering such great food on a sailboat on a rainy night! We will call you again for our next event in Destin.
Kim, I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful food at the wedding. We had SO MANY compliments on our food- the most popular was the Memphis Martini, the Tequila Shrimp, and the Crab Cakes. They were all so innovative and delicious. We have some really picky eaters in our family, and we pleased everyone. I was so happy with how everything was plated, how it tasted, and how much attention you paid to detail. Your staff was great and very friendly, and I can’t thank you enough. I’ll definitely recommend you to anyone who needs a caterer in your area. Thanks again for everything! You’re the best! Clare, Miramar Beach
Dine by Design Catering, LLC, Telephone: 850.231.2461
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