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Jeff the Silent Chef Receives 2015 Best of San Clemente Award

San Clemente Award Program Honors the Achievement

SAN CLEMENTE June 4, 2015 — Jeff the Silent Chef has been selected for the 2015 Best of San Clemente Award in the Caterers category by the San Clemente Award Program.

Each year, the San Clemente Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the San Clemente area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 San Clemente Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the San Clemente Award Program and data provided by third parties.

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Dear Jeff,

If you are planning a event and don’t want the “same old, same old”, you really should take the time and check out the Jeff the Silent Chef Catering. Jeff and his crew really are the best, and not just for weddings. My parents recently had their 60th wedding anniversary and Jeff, Eddie and the rest of the staff did an outstanding job from the initial contact, the planning, the truly memorable event and even the clean up. My sister has been in the catering business on the east coast for 30+ years and she made it a point to say how impressed she was with the food, the presentation and especially the originality.

Thanks, Jeff!

Dave O.

Dear Jeff,

My wife, Linda, and I just wanted to say THANK YOU for preparing an absolutely fantastic “Oven to Table” dinner for our dinner party last evening. Everything – the appetizer, entree, vegetable dish and desert – were excellent. Thanks to your innovative packaging, beautiful serving platters, and fool-proof instructions it was easy to serve and even easier to clean up. It made entertaining extremely relaxing!

We will tell all of our friends about your wonderful business and wish you much success. We look forward to utilizing your services again!


Mike and Linda Ray

Dear Jeff,

We are extremely pleased that you opened your business here in San Clemente. As you are aware, we have dined on your “Oven to Table Dinners” and have always had a great meal. Each time we try something new and have not been disappointed. We appreciate the variety you offer as well. My dinner guests have been delighted with the elegance and quality of the dinners.

We wanted to mention our 30th Wedding Anniversary Party you catered last summer as well. Everyone is still talking about the chocolate fountain, the ice sculptor and the wonderful luau food. All the food you prepare is high quality, fresh and taste delicious.

Your food always looks wonderful as well. Your presentation lends itself to a wonderful dinning experience.

The last thing we want to mention is that we appreciate how easy you are to work with and how professional you are. You have made our dinning occasions fun not stressful.

Feel free to use this letter as a testament to your culinary expertise and you may share our comments as you see fit.

Good luck and may you keep cooking in San Clemente for years to come.


York and Shelley Sutch

Hi Jeff,

I wanted to let you know how pleased I was with everything on Saturday night. Dave and Ryan were exceptional. So professional and did an outstanding job. The food was wonderful and everyone at the party commented on it. I couldn’t have been more pleased!

Thank you so much for everything!

Kathy and Charlie

Hi Jeff!

Justin and I want to thank you and your staff for doing such a fabulous job at our wedding on Friday! You, your servers, and your bartender were the ultimate in professionalism. You were all so calm, organized, and friendly. You were each so accommodating to our every request and did everything in your power to ensure that Justin and I had our perfect, magical evening with our families. The food was all delicious and we received so many compliments about how elegant and high-class the event was, compliments which need to be passed along to you and your incredible staff. Thank you for helping us pull this all together and for scrambling to make every detail perfect and relaxed even as timelines got tight and we got a little frazzled. We are so grateful.


Jackie & Justin B.

Hi Jeff & Eddie,

A little past due, but we wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did with our wedding. Our guests are still talking about the food and the service. They loved having interactions with both of you. All we can say, it was absolutely PERFECT!!! You were truly instrumental in making our day extra special.

I can’t say enough how amazing you made our wedding. People absolutely loved the interaction, service and of course, the food!!!

Hope to hear from you soon, David and Sheri N.

Jeff and Eddie,

Hi! I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say that you and your staff provided a wonderful time for the Sharp’s and their guests. You all were professional, very friendly and attentive. The food was awesome and I received many compliments from our guests. Many guests came up to me and asked me to send them your information so I believe that is a compliment within itself. When I get a chance in the next day or so I’m going to send out an e-mail to all our guests thanking them for attending and will include your website information.

Eddie, on a personal note you were like a best friend to me at the party and I appreciate all your help and efforts that went into making this a successful event. You made my job easier and I was able to enjoy myself.

May you and Jeff have a very blessed holiday!

Best wishes, Nicole W

Hi Jeff and Eddie:

Thank you for making our Holiday Dinner Party a huge success. Every day, I have friends calling and telling me how much they enjoyed the food, the service and you and your staff in general.

The food was delicious and your menu recommendations were wonderful and savored by all of us. I truly enjoyed my own party you and your staff were wonderful. Please pass on my thanks to your staff. I hope to see you all again soon. After the party, there was nothing for me to do. Your staff cleaned up and even put away my leftovers in the refrigerator.

Have a Happy Holiday!

Thanks again, Connie D

Mr. Scott O’Hanlon

Guest Services and Operations Manager

The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort

To Whom It May Concern:

As manager and operations director of one of Southern California’s leading resort

Properties, The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, I know “high quality” when I encounter it! My resort caters to the discriminating traveler as well as the “local” looking to get away fro their regular routine and be well taken care of…period.

After having Mr. Jeff Johnson “private chef” for one of my personal functions, I came to realize that he possessed this same high level of quality and service I have come to love and expect in my hotel. Knowing that he had an extensive background working with one of Orange County’s top culinary arts kitchens at the Ritz Carlton I did not hesitate to put Jeff to the task of creating a menu and serving a dinner that still has my friends talking.

From the discussion of the menu to the purchasing of the finest available ingredients (and within budget!), Jeff showed me and my many friends that a rather simple kitchen could create some of the most fantastic food…and a great evening for all who were in attendance. I was nothing less than duly impressed…from the appetizer and salad to dessert…and everything in between.

As a result of that successful evening, I have personally recommended Jeff to several of my friends and family and introduced him to the Orange County Concierge Association (of which I was President at the time) who cater to the world’s most discerning travelers. All were quite impressed with Mr. Johnson. I can say with confidence and pride that Jeff’s services and food have never let any of us down.

If you have the opportunity to use him, either to indulge yourself or for your private

functions, do not hesitate to employ his talents. He is truly one our real diamonds in

the rough who will raise the bar for whatever you have in mind…in style and with

outstanding service!


R. Scott O’Hanlon


Working with the Silent Chef, Jeff Johnson has been such a pleasure. He has impressed several client’s with his personable and professional services. He is a pleasure to work with, very creative, and his food and and presentation are amazing. Our client’s love him and appreciate that he is so meticulous when he is working in their kitchens. Jeff has created the WOW factor at every event. His appetizers and entree’s are delicious but you have to save room for his fabulous desserts. Jeff, keep up the good work!!!


San Clemente Letter

Dear Jeff,

My wife and I purchased Chef Jeff’s Steak Dinner, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Chocolate Volcano Desert for our function. I wanted to send a quick note to let you know what a HUGE success our dinner was! Our guest raved at the quality of the Steak and the presentation at the table was first class. We decided to include the sautéed asparagus as a veggie to compliment Chef Jeff’s entrees. The time in the oven was perfect and the steaks came out just perfect. We went right from the refrigerator to the table in less than hour. Just enough time for a cocktail and social period before dinner! The desert was incredible also, absolutely gourmet and very tasty!!!! Thank you very much for providing an excellent gourmet experience for our party with a minimal amount of fuss. Good Luck in your efforts and do not hesitate to use us in your testimonials.

Thank You Again

David and Susan Gowing.