What Clients Say
A small selection of client praise—first from company team building, followed by reviews of personal team building, wellness demos, and private-chef events. You can see all 80+ 5-Star Reviews on YELP here.
praise from company team building experiences:
This was by far one of the best team building events I have ever been to! The environment that Chef Traci creates is fun and carefree while being productive and collaborative.
Working with Chef Traci to accommodate our work retreat was a great experience! Originally, we were only looking to find someone to help us with a cooking team building activity. However, we learned that we could use her space for our full day retreat. She could not have made it more easy and convenient. She was very responsive to our needs, friendly, flexible and a fabulous chef.
We wanted a team-building cooking class for the group, taking into consideration a few different dietary restrictions. Traci responded promptly and was able to accommodate us, even more so that originally thought. We went from a simple cooking class, to hosting our entire all-day meeting at her home!
My first ever cooking class and it was super fun! My diet is pretty restricted and Chef Traci was all about finding the alternatives. I loved her enthusiasm to make sure I had a similar experience to all my coworkers.
I did an executive team building event with Chef Traci end of July that was truly fantastic. Traci's lovely restored craftsman home was the perfect venue. If you're thinking of doing a cooking team builder in a lovely home setting, Chef Traci should be your "go to".
Excellent overall experience. Traci hosted us for a team offsite. We rented the space for team building and strategy sessions. The space is super quaint and homey which makes for your team feeling comfortable and at home.
We had a wonderful staff retreat with Chef Traci! She allowed us to use her dining room as our initial meeting space and then led us through a phenomenal cooking experience together. We looked at quite a few different options for our staff retreat; Traci provided an affordable option that was helpful to cookers of all levels!
As I write this I am incredibly full, grateful, and satisfied to have just partaken in Traci's delicious cooking and hospitality! It's all become a tasty Moroccan haze of stuffed dates with nut cheese, Tagine-baked Moroccan chicken with couscous, and a delicious chocolate brownie for dessert. I recommend everyone experience Traci's cooking and warmth. We will definitely be coming back soon!
Traci's cooking class was fun, thorough, and accessible. Traci clearly puts a lot of thought into what her students may want or need; she anticipates potential roadblocks for her students, and preemptively addresses them. Similarly, Traci has a good sense of what may be particularly exciting to her students, and uses these moments to bring a certain level of playfulness into the class atmosphere. By the end of the class, a quiet group of strangers had become a boisterous group of friends, bonding over a shared interest and delicious food. I would definitely take another class with Chef Traci.
We recently held part of our company offsite with Chef Traci and had an incredible time. Her house and kitchen are beautiful, she was very welcoming and entertaining, and the food was delicious. She managed fifteen of us expertly and there was just the right amount of actual cooking involved. I would absolutely recommend Chef Traci to anyone whether it's for a private dinner, small group cooking lesson, or large group team building activity!
Traci was an exceptional host for my team. Self admitted ice cream addicts, my team was thrilled to not only make but eat massive amounts of ice cream. It was a team building event for us to get to know each other (many new members of the team) and this was an amazing experience for us to do just that. Traci had all the ingredients set out, had us organized by team and encouraged us to work together to create our ice creams. Our ice creams (chocolate, strawberry, coffee & peanut butter) were the best ice cream I have ever had. My personal favorite was peanut butter even though I was on "team strawberry". While our ice cream churned, we shared our most memorable food experiences to the team. It was a great way to get to know each other. After the ice cream was complete, we make super awesome ice cream sundaes. Traci was a gracious host. She had beverages for us and let us move about her home. We took breaks in their relaxing back yard. I plan to take my family to experience in the near future!
Chef Traci hosted our company retreat dinner event. She was beyond awesome! Not only did she have a great icebreaker to begin our evening but her home is fantastic and very quaint and can make any guest feel comfortable. Her food was excellent! I really loved how she pulled us in as a group and taught us just the right amount of cooking without losing the team bonding of the event. I would highly recommend her for any future event or private catering!
Traci is so amazing! She welcomed our team to her home and gave us a wealth of information as we cooked! The meal was super delicious and easy and she provided appetizers. Our team traveled via BART from San Francisco and the close proximity and ease to walk was so convenient. I would highly recommend!!!
If you are looking for a fun team building event look no more! Cooking with Chef Traci was hands on fun, engaging and not intimidating! The food was delicious and something I would probably not have had before...Moroccan chicken Tangine!! Intimate setting and welcoming. It's like visiting a friends house for dinner!! Wonderful experience for our entire team.
praise from personal team building events:
I recently planned a bachelorette party event for a group of 13 women with Chef Traci, and it was perfect! She hosted us at her home in Berkeley, and I was able to come early and decorate. The food was delicious and she was flexible in working with me to create the menu. This would be a great option for any type of group event, and she will work with you to make everything just right.
To celebrate our dear friend's birthday, we booked a class together to learn how to cook a gluten & dairy free meal. The experience yesterday went way above and beyond our expectations!!
You are in for a real treat with Chef Traci. We enjoyed a Moroccan Chicken Tagine class for my bachelorette celebration last weekend. It was just such fun to experience new flavors, techniques, and great cooking tips from Chef Traci in her beautiful home. I cook quite a bit and was surprised by how much I learned and how easily I am going to be able to implement her recipes and ideas. Not to mention how much FUN we had together! Chef Traci is a delight... you will really love this experience with your friends!
Praise from Wellness Demos:
If you are in the market for hosting a wonderfully interactive wellness event for your company then look no further because Chef Traci is amazing! I have had the pleasure of hosting her for the past two years as part of our wellness program to promote healthy, quick and delicious cooking that anyone can do at home.
Chef Traci presented at a lunch-and-learn in our office. She was informative, interesting, approachable, and professional. She prepared the food and taught us how to make the same foods she served. People really seemed to enjoy the presentation and she easily answered everyone's questions, providing lots of tips and tricks that our employees really seemed to appreciate.
praise from private chef events:
“For my 50th birthday party Chef Traci lead nine of us in a Moroccan cooking class in our own kitchen. It was a fantastic experience from beginning to end. Chef Traci was easy to work with while planning the menu and accommodated all of our requests. On the evening of the party, she struck a perfect balance of instruction and fun.”
“Chef Traci cooked for a dinner party we hosted. She was lovely and the food was delicious. It was a perfect summer evening menu and she accommodated our vegan guest wonderfully with the apps, salad, main course and dessert being all vegan and healthy without sacrificing any taste!”
Chef Traci prepared a great meal for 12 "foodies" for my mother in law's birthday. These are people who dine at top restaurants and know good food!) All loved the meal, and communication and coming up with a flexible menu couldn't have been easier.
“Chef Traci has been cooking for our office 4x/week for the past six months and we love her and her cooking. She is always experimenting with new dishes while keeping our team's various dietary restrictions in mind. We are looking forward to what she will be creating for our team in the future.”
I hired Traci for my best friend's bridal shower in San Francisco for approximately 30 guests. From the start of the planning process, Traci was organized and clear in her recommendations for menu choices. Traci and I opted for a few pre-made appetizers to get guests started, while she would begin to prepare the main dish for the party. While preparing the food, Traci also lead a cooking demonstration which was a nice alternative to traditional bridal shower activities.