French Riviera Wedding Day Of Childhood Sweethearts
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Thank you so much for everything – it was absolutely perfect and everyone was so impressed and overwhelmed with everything you did.
IT wouldn’t have been such an amazing day without you and we’ll always be grateful!
Alexander and Ali October 2017
We chose to work with Lori as our chef for the weekend and how pleased we were about this decision, we started our relationship with Lori at a wonderful tasting session at our wedding venue. From the moment we met her and tasted the food, we knew we would be in for a fantastic wedding feast. Lori was a dream to work with, calm, talented and kind and with the most incredible team behind her. Every single one of our guests complimented the food and wine and of course the wedding cake, the canapés, the amazing 3 course breakfast, expresso martini’s, the Sunday morning bloody Mary bar, the list goes on….her team were also amazing, making us the biggest breakfast every morning and being generally fantastic. The waiting and serving staff at the wedding were seamless.
Totally amazing lady with a totally amazing team. I would not have changed one thing.
Caroline and Marcel June 2017
Hope you’re well – thank you for such an incredible evening on Saturday – everything was perfect and Yasmeena and I could not have hoped for more.
Ed and Yasmeena September 2017
Where do I begin in singing my praises for Lori and the team at Chef a Domicile?
I first met Lori two years before my wedding and she helped create the most dreamy menu for our wedding in Grasse. She went above and beyond helping me with catering- she advised on decor, table settings and all the other logistical things a bride has to think Coming from the UK our guests were all used to the same sort of food being served at weddings, but our wedding menu was a slice of Mediterranean heaven.
For anyone that is looking for STUNNING food and simply superb staff to ensure your wedding day is delicious and seamless- you have found it here!
Natalie and Gordon, May 2017
We just cannot describe what a perfect day we had and thanks to you, it was just lovely! The cake and all the food was magical!
Once again thank you and I will definitely be recommending your services when we are living here!
Kind regards,
Sophie and François-Xavier May 2017
A huge thank you from Dan and I, sending our praise all the way from Bali.
The meal was superb and the service always with a smile. We knew we were in capable hands and you put on a great meal for us.
Thank you so much for your time and energy in the run up, so brilliant to have such a trusted supplier.
Amy and Dan 2016
Lori, a huge thank you from Dan and I, sending our praise all the way from Bali.
The meal was superb and the service always with a smile. We knew we were in capable hands and you put on a great meal for us.
Thank you so much for your time and energy in the run up, so brilliant to have such a trusted supplier.
Amy and Dan 2016
We can’t begin to describe how amazing you and your team are. Guests are raving about the food and service you provided. Beyond amazing food, you are truly good people. We are forever grateful for your time, effort, professionalism, and lovely demeanor. We are lucky to have had you cater our wedding, and more so to have met you in life.
Allison and Tim
August 2016
From the food tasting to the very last bite of cheese at 4am on our wedding day Lori and her team looked after us, provided incredible pescatarian food and helped to make our wedding the best day possible. The food on the wedding day was impeccable, cooked and served perfectly. Our guests are still talking about the skill that it took to serve that fish! We also had canapés, starters, desserts and a wedding cake made of cheese that went down a storm. Her staff were friendly, efficient and bilingual and they make a mean margarita which helped our party go on until the small hours of the morning.
Sophie and Simon
Summer 2016
Thank you so very much to both yourself and Charles, for the wonderful food and service you provided for us on Thursday night for my Mother-in-law’s special birthday celebration. The food was simply outstanding and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for either a home chef or caterer for a special function. It was also a great pleasure to meet you both.
Summer 2016
Food was such an important part of our wedding day and from the first time we met Lori we knew we were in good hands. Every canapé and course was delicious, exactly as we had discussed and tried at the tasting – while the service from her team was exceptional.

Lori went above and beyond for us (even driving to Italy to source the blood oranges we wanted!) and we benefitted enormously from her experience guiding us through the format and timings. Our absolute confidence in Lori and her team meant that we, our friends and family could completely relax and enjoy the day. We want to do it all again and we’d have Lori with us every time!.
Kieran and Nina 2016

We’re still talking about how delicious our/your dinner was. Such a pleasure to meet you and you husband. We hope to be back!
Andrew 2016
We wanted to write a few words to tell you we had such a perfect wedding weekend especially such delicious food! It was a joy meeting you and your husband. You and your staff were so helpful both leading up to and on the day, we can’t thank you enough.
Susan and Tristan, Summer 2015
We hired Lori to cater our wedding in Bastide St Mathieu, Grasse in the summer of 2015 and we both wanted to express how delighted we were with the food. Beginning from our first meeting when we went to do the tasting until it was all over, Lori was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Her food is so fresh and delicious – my husband can’t stop talking about the lamb!! Lori and her brilliant team work so hard to make everything perfect. The cheese wedding cake is a must!
We also had her cater the BBQ the following day and were so happy about how tasty and well-presented the food was. The mini ice-cream sundaes were a particular hit as were the salads.
The two days went so smoothly and were completely stress-free I would highly recommend asking Lori for any event.
Susan and Conor, summer 2015
We are now back in the UK and I wanted to thank you both for all that you did to make my birthday last week so special.
Having you and Charles there allowed us all to relax and truly enjoy our evening together which meant so much to me. You really did spoil us with your fabulous food – Freya thought her special supper was terrific and we are still talking about our glorious meal, not to mention that sensational cheese!
It was such a memorable day for me and I really appreciated your lovely, gentle approach to being part of our intimate family gathering.
You gave us a wonderful dinner at La Tour and looked after us all so well. Thank you for being so thoughtful and accommodating.
With my sincerest thanks and best wishes to you both,
Emily Hollis. June 2015
Thank you so much for the stunning food tasting last Saturday! We weren’t expecting anything like this and were completely amazed! Everything was so delicious and looked so perfectly arranged on the plates! We are so happy and think that we are very lucky to have found someone like you and your crew to cook for our wedding!
We feel like we are in the best hands and can’t wait for next year!
Lori and Charles recently catered our wedding reception held at the beautiful Bastide St Mathieu. They are not only sensational caterers, but are genuinely warm and friendly people who have an unrivaled passion and flair for what they do. The quality of the food at our taste testing was recreated to perfection on the day of our wedding. As well as being exceptional chefs and attention to detail, they also brought with them “Izzy” and her outstanding team, who served us throughout the day with warm smiles and great service. It was all simply amazing.
Emma and Michael April, 2015
Our catering was provided by Chef a Domicile – Lori, Charles and the team were absolutely fantastic and the day wouldn’t have gone as well as it did without them. They are true professionals who worked with us to provide us with exactly what we wanted. But they are also wonderful people and we feel like we have made new friends. From the first time we met Lori, we knew we would be in safe hands and after a tasting with them at their home, we decided straight away that we wanted them to cater for our wedding.
We had planned to have everything outside, from the ceremony, to drinks by the pool and dinner on the terrace. Unfortunately the weather decided differently and the black clouds rolled in about half an hour before the ceremony after what had been a gloriously sunny morning! We managed to make it through most of the ceremony to dramatic thunder rolls but had to dash under cover for the signing of the register. This meant that without a Plan B, Lori and the team had to change everything around whilst serving drinks and canapés to our guests.
They worked so hard to make it work for us and after several changes of plan, eventually managed to squeeze us into the salon on three long tables, which meant the table plan of eight round tables went to pot! But the team worked tirelessly to make it work for us and even had to resort to serving through the window! They did all this with a smile on their faces. We owe so much to them for making our day as wonderful as it was, as without their professionalism, hard work and their genuine caring attitude, it could have all gone so wrong! We cannot recommend them highly enough and we are so glad to have had them be part of our day.
Sam and Kevin, June 2014
You were brilliant, Lori, everything was absolutely delicious and you and Charles and the team work so smoothly together. I’ve had some lovely emails and without exception everyone has commented on your food.
Thank you again for your calm, panic-free, flexible, delightful personality and for being such a talented chef!
Looking forward to my next BIG birthday!
MJ, November 2014
Lori worked with us from the very beginning of our wedding planning. She clearly stood out from the other caterers as a person who listened to our requirements and offered flexibility in our variety of dietary requirements. It was a no brainer that she was our caterer of choice!
From the get go, she worked with us from Abu Dhabi for 8 months giving us suggestions on menu design, props, equipment to whatever else we needed! She was our ‘go to person’. We can’t stress how much comfort she gave us in planning our destination wedding as nothing was ever too much trouble.
On the day of our wedding, the food was beautifully crafted from canapés, starter, main, dessert to the wedding cake. It was all just perfect. Our guests loved the food and we still receive comments on how great the catering was!
Lori is a ‘bride to be’s’ dream, an angel! We can’t recommend her enough. She needs to be on your wedding team!
A massive thank you!”
Van and Steve
September 2014
Lori, Charles and the team were absolutely fantastic and the day wouldn’t have gone as well as it did without them. They are true professionals who worked with us to provide us with exactly what we wanted. But they are also wonderful people and we feel like we have made new friends. From the first time we met Lori, we knew we would be in safe hands and after a tasting with them at their home, we decided straight away that we wanted them to cater for our wedding.We had planned to have everything outside, from the ceremony, to drinks by the pool and dinner on the terrace. Unfortunately the weather decided differently and the black clouds rolled in about half an hour before the ceremony after what had been a gloriously sunny morning! ……… Enter Plan B, Lori and the team had to change everything around whilst serving drinks and canapés to our guests.
The team worked tirelessly to make it work for us and even had to resort to serving through the window! They did all this with a smile on their faces. We owe so much to them for making our day as wonderful as it was, as without their professionalism, hard work and their genuine caring attitude, it could have all gone so wrong! We cannot recommend them highly enough and we are so glad to have had them be part of our day.
Samantha and Kevin Murrell, London
Thank you Lori Mazziotta for working so effectively and efficiently with all your team, to ensure the catering for our recent wedding near Grasse, was memorable for all the right reasons.
From the first minute of our tasting session several months ago, we had complete faith that the delicious food you were presenting us with then, would be replicated at the rehearsal evening and on the wedding day itself …….. and it was. In abundance.
What we didn’t realise at the tasting session however, was that you, Charles and your entire team would prepare, serve and interact with such flair and your wonderful blend of professionalism and friendliness. Every single one of our guests has subsequently lauded your simply delicious food (especially THAT beef!) the Champagne you helped us select and sourced with our tailored labels and of course the efficient service. The end result of which was us all having such a fabulous event.
As ‘foodies’ the calibre of what we ate and drank was always going to important to us. The whole package from you was delivered on time and to budget (despite our rather forensic approach to planning and detail – sorry!) and it was a joy – as was our wedding – from start to finish.
We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you for parties, weddings and other events requiring great catering. Your knowledge of the area plus your network of contacts was highly reassuring to have.
We will happily correspond with prospective clients who want a recent report or to discuss from the perspective of a customer. Feel free to contact us with their details if that could be of use to you Lori
With our sincere thanks and don’t forget to look is up next time you’re in North Yorkshire !
Simon & Adrian
Harrogate, UK
September 2014
Lori and her team were an absolute pleasure to deal with – the food and service which they delivered was exceptional and played a huge part in making our wedding so special. From day one Lori was very attentive to our requests, made incredible food and was a huge help to the overall organisation of our wedding weekend. We genuinely feel like we’ve made a great friend in Lori and would wholeheartedly recommend her for anyone who is looking for catering services with a truly personal touch »
Touss and Luc, June 2014
What a night! We had the most incredible party last weekend and it was made by Lori, Charles and their delightful team. Nothing has been too much trouble for them, they were so calm and brilliantly organised in the run up to our party for 130 friends and family. The food was delicious, exactly what we hoped it would be, the service friendly and attentive, everyone worked their socks off, but it was effortless. Thank you so much.
The Ritchie family – Grasse, Sept 2014.
Lori catered a dinner for me and a group of 15 while visiting in Grasse. We were there a week and unfortunately due to prior commitments Lori could only do one diner for us. We all agreed, however, that her meal was the best of the week. Her presentation and professionalism were outstanding. I only wish we could bring her to the USA. Thank you, Lori. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking catering.
Bill Edwards, September 2014
Lori and her team did a beautiful job catering our wedding at Bastide St. Mathieu. From the first time we met Lori for a tasting at her home, we felt sure that she was the right person for the job. The menu was seasonal and perfect for the venue, and Lori accommodated our vegetarian guests perfectly. The cocktail hour was lovely, with plenty of food and wonderful service. The pea soup is a must, and was enjoyed by all! The lamb was perfectly done, and praised by all the guests.
In addition to the food, Lori made sure that we had plans in place for every possibility — including the rain which did come! She was understanding, super organized, and a pleasure to work with throughout the process!
We would highly recommend her services to any couples planning a wedding in the area.Erin and Damian Ridealgh, New York
July 2014
I could not be happier with the catering experience that Lori and her team provided. It was not an easy venue having our wedding at our family home but Lori made it seem like a breeze. It was truly an all round service from day one working with Lori.
The food was utterly delicious and the high quality of service made it an amazing and stress-free experience. Also the wedding cake made out of cheese and decorated with flowers was exactly what I pictured, it was beautiful and yummy! I would not hesitate to use Lori for any of our future parties -large or small.
A huge thank you for everything. We are so grateful!
Coco and Bobby
June 2014

Thank you so much Lori for the catering provided by you and your team last weekend. The standard and quality of each course was faultless. You and Charles are fantastic cooks with a professional and friendly approach and Izzy and her team could not have been more understanding and hard working to ensure that the last minute changes went ahead so smoothly.

I am sorry that the weather caused you extra work but I hope you know how much we appreciated all your efforts. You made our evening so memorable and I would have no hesitation in recommending your organisation to anyone. I know Sam and Kevin could not have been happier with you as their choice of caterer and you were very kind to them.

Christine Roberts
June 2014

William and I were so delighted to have had Lori and her husband Charles cater our wedding and brunch for us and our guests.
The professionalism, quality, thoroughness, and attention to detail are unparalleled. My husband and I were very adamant about the food that would be served being that food is one of our passions, and Lori and Charles met and exceeded our expectations. We made the right choice working with Lori and if the opportunity arises again, I wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again. We would highly recommend her and her husband for your wedding, event, dinner/brunch whatever it may be. You will not be disappointed!
Hope our paths cross again (maybe our 5 or 10yr anniversary?!?!)
Also – A big thank you to Izzy and her team. The service was perfect!
We have now known Lori and Charles for 2 years and cannot recommend them too highly. They are professional chefs, preparing delicious gourmet meals using fresh ingredients, and all done with apparent ease and great good humour. They are delightful people, too. We have not yet found a restaurant which can match them!
The Alty family, London 2013
Your dinner was wonderful. We loved everything about it. Thank you for creating a perfect meal in that magnificent setting.
Phyllis and Paul Salvage – July, 2013

Earlier this month my family and I were fortunate to engage Lori to prepare some meals for us when we stayed in a beautiful villa on the côte d’Azur.

From our first discussion to our final meeting, I found both Lori and Charles a pleasure to deal with. Lori listened to our requests and needs and created delicious, fresh and interesting meals that fed all 20 of us ranging from children of 11 years to mature adults.

The meals were prepared with love, attention to detail and care, taking into consideration some who have food allergies and others who have specific food preferences. The ingredients were always fresh and the scope of menu was extensive reflecting Lori’s flair and talent.

We had a variety of dishes including main meals and desserts and each was both hearty and tasty. Meals varied from slow cooked lamb to pork and chicken parmigiana. We had a variety of salads including quinoa which was very popular. Lori’s chocolate truffle cake was incredible.

I highly recommend Lori and Charles for their professional manner, the quality and variety of their food and for the pleasure it is to deal with such wonderful people.

Lori and Charles, we thank you for adding so much enjoyment to our family holiday. We wish you well and will be contacting you again when we have the opportunity to visit this beautiful part of France again.
Isa and Stephen- Australia, July 2013

We just wanted to express our appreciation and thanks for the excellent job you did catering our Wedding on the 28th May 2013 at Bastide St Mathieu. The food was tremendous and all of the team were superb, especially considering we had a little rain in the evening. As we were organising events from the UK, we thought it would be more difficult to arrange the menu choices but thanks to regular Skype conversations and frequent emails you made sure everything ran smoothly. You suggested some great choices for the menu and we have received several compliments about it from our guests, particularly the spectacular wedding cheesecake. We had a great time and felt that you helped make it such a special day, we are extremely grateful and hope to keep in touch.
Kind regards, Amanda & Paul Armstrong, June 2013
We hired Lori to cater a relaxed barbeque the night before our wedding, as well as a wedding brunch the day after the wedding. The service and food on both occasions were professional and delicious! A month after the wedding, the two events appear to been highlights of the wedding weekend and I believe this is very much due to the quality of the deliciously prepared dishes. I have never attended an event myself where there were so many compliments on the food. Everything from the fresh salads, perfectly-grilled pork and delicious assortment of desserts on the evening, to the homemade muesli and croissants for the brunch were of the best quality and delicious. We wouldn’t hesitate to enlist their services again in the future.
Jenn and Josh, Cannes, June 2013
Having Lori and her husband Charles come and prepare dinner for our family was one of the highlights of our vacation. The food was incredible and served with much kindness. If we are lucky enough to return to Provence, contacting Lori will be at the top of our list!
Karishma May 2013
We hired Lori to cater a wedding brunch the day after our wedding. Lori was fantastic to work with. She was very happy to tailor the menu to the scale and style we wanted (unlike some of the caterers we had initially approached). On the day, the set up was perfect. The food was beautifully displayed and served attentively. Lori had clearly thought through our choice of dishes and made additional suggestions (that we went with) that were an excellent addition to the final spread. And everything was taken down with the same attention to detail and efficiency as it had originally been set up, leaving the place absolutely spotless. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with Lori again.”
Once again – many thanks for the brunch, it really was exactly what we wanted!
Best wishes, David-London December 2012
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for the wonderful Provencal dinner you provided for our 40th Birthday celebrations. You were all a pleasure to have in the house, the food was delicious and the service impeccable. It was wonderful to leave everything in your capable hands and not have to worry about a thing! We will definitely give you a call next time we have something to celebrate…
Kind Regards Sally & Sacha October 2012
Chateauneuf, France
We would like to thank you for providing us with a delicious Provencal buffet and a wonderful 25th Wedding Anniversary dinner. The food was delicious and the service both you and Charles provided was without fault. We would also like to thank you for your wine recommendations – we thoroughly enjoyed working our way through them.
You both made our wedding anniversary very special and our friends and family enjoyed your cooking, service and personality immensely.
Dave and Nicky Bullock; London, September 2012
Hi Lori, it was lovely to meet you both. Your food was amazing, we all enjoyed everything you cooked for us. Great care was taken in the presentation and we’re already looking forward to next year! Best regards Julia UK August 2012
Dear Lori and Charles,
Thank you so very much for amazing food, friendliness and service during our stay at La Retraite and the celebration of Peter´s 50th. All of us, from Jacob 10 years to Lars 80 years, enjoyed every second.
We hope you now will enjoy a relaxing autumn and winter and we hope to see you again in the near future.
Warm greetings from Stockholm, Anna & Peter
Lori’s meals are delicious and special. Fresh ingredients, brilliantly prepared, delightfully served – after a day or two she and Charles seem to be friends of the family as well as very professional cooks! We can’t recommend her and Charles too highly
The Alty family, London August 2012
For our daughter’s wedding here in the south of France in Sept 2011 we interviewed 4 caterers who had been recommended. They arrived with multiple brochures and bulging files all except Lori who arrived with a winning smile and a small laptop computer. Her first question to our daughter Charlotte was ‘how do you see your wedding, what kind of wedding would you like?’ We were all completely won over and from there on Lori told us she would organise as little or as much of the wedding preparations as we would like. Charlotte was wanting a provencal wedding and after many meetings and discussions with Lori she devised a Provencal menu for our daughter consisting of Anchoide and lemon mayonnaise with assorted crudities (beautifully presented in baskets filled with fig leaves) to follow lemoncello sorbet followed by roast lamb provencal cooked over 7 hours and finishing up with dark chocolate mousse, lemon cheesecake, coffee and assorted cheese pyramid with selection of breads. The day before the wedding Lori organised for the tables and chairs to be arranged in the garden and on the day of the wedding for them all to be beautifully laid out with tablecloths, candles, lavender etc. Delicious canapes of various descriptions were provided to accompany the prosecco at the commencement of the festivities and the whole evening ran with what seemed like clockwork precision (I’m sure there were a few panics behind the scenes, not least being the fact that 2 ovens were out of action on the day of the wedding!) Lori ran her team of 8 people to perfection, the various dishes were plated up and arrived hot and delicious to the tables, and by 1am the following morning everything had been washed, sorted and stacked away.
Stuart, myself, Charlotte and Elliot (now her husband) would have no qualms in recommending Lori as your caterer, whatever your event may be, and please feel free to email us if you have any queries.
Mr & Mrs Larder
Dear Lori & Charles,
Again many thanks for the wonderful catering last night. Duality of both food and service were absolutely in sync with our expectations.
our best……Bea & Ronald 24 September 2011
Dear Lori & Charles.
It was a wonderful evening. You are so nice both of you.
The food was delicious, your service and kindness exceptional. All details were wonderful and all our friends were so grateful.Nina Elisabeth Benum
Managing Director
Benum siv. ing. AS
Drammensveien 130 B12, N – 0277 OSLO
Lori, than-you so much for a wonderful week of dinners with my family as we vacationed in Cote d’azur. Along with great food and wine, we really appreciated all the care you and Charles took in guiding us as we ventured into the many towns and villages. Thanks again, Best, GP
Greg M. Pardy
Lori I just wanted to say a big thank you for a fab evening last night. We all had the most amazing time – the food was just incredible and we thought you were the most delightful team to have at an intimate family event. Please say thanks to Charles and Martin for me
– Abi has a great photo of the three of you I’ll make sure she emails it. Thanks so much again, it was just perfect!
Joanna Blain-London
We were a party of ten, staying in an unknown villa with virtually no kitchen equipment. Lori provided two dinners each evening, a first fitting for the children and a more formal dinner for six adults later in the evening. I could not praise her enough. The food was absolutely superb. Every aspect was thoughtful yet unpretentious. The range of dishes was excellent and the quality of the ingredients second to none.
Most critically Lori and Charles were an absolute delight to have around. Every issue was dealt with, the fridge left stocked with fabulous left overs, and the kitchen was immaculate. We will return simply to enjoy Lori’s cooking again – the experience could not have been better.
Peter Harrison-London
I would like to write to thank you for the wonderful Anniversary party you created for my Husband and I last night. It was truly magical, the ambiance and the food was just perfect.
The phone has been ringing all morning to thank me for the evening, all of our guests enjoyed the food very much. In particular the main course of rack of lamb which was so succulent. You must give me the recipe please. The guests are all asking for your contact details, may I pass them on?
The canapés were also divine, which leads me on to the next question……. It is our daughters 21st in November and we wondered if you would be available to cater for that? I will contact you to discuss.Thank you again, With kind regardsCaroline Smith
When we presented Lori with our wish to have a wedding cake made of cheeses, we were thrilled at her enthusiasm and artistic ideas. The “cake” was an exquisite mix of English and French cheeses, in traditional wedding cake shape, with the perfect decorative touches. Lori always goes the extra mile to make sure everything is perfect, and she does so with calm and professionalism. Our post-wedding brunch buffet also turned out perfectly.
Thanks for everything, Lori!
Thank you so much for your excellent catering services whilst we were on holiday in the France this year. The prospect of having to shop and prepare meals for six adults and five children was daunting so your wonderful skills removed all the stress and a good holday was had by all. The children really appreciated your recipes and three year old Jack was most impressed by your tart tatin with calvados. I must have the recipe!!! Thanks again for making the holiday so memorable and hopefully will be in France again next year so will be in touch.
Chris and Isobel- UK
We were a family group of 14 including 6 children aged 3-11. Lori cooked for us three times and each of them was a delight. It was a pleasure to have a break from cooking and to enjoy such wonderful food. Some highlights were the delicious and refreshing melon soup, the melting asparagus mouse and the succulent duck a l’orange with dauphinoisse potatoes. The children were also thrilled with favourites such as meatballs and milkshakes and new tastes such as fish curry. If the children are happy the parents can relax and enjoy their evening and we certainly did. The food was wonderful, the kitchen was left spotless and Lori was delightful company. Karen Ackerman, London August 2010
Thanks so much for the meatballs, they are the best meatballs and tomato sauce i have ever had ! also i loved the brownie sandwich, i do not normally like sandwiches. But a brownie sandwich with ice cream in the middle was amazing ! MY FAVOURITE DESSERT AND MAIN COURSE EVER !!! thanks so much !! I have had you alot and seen all the other lovely food the adults have had !! but i just always want the meatballs ! you should be my FULL TIME chef ! thanks again for the AMAZING food !!!
Patrick Cathcart, Hertfordshire, England, 18 August 2010
Hi Lori- THANKS again for the wonderful time both nights that you and Charles provided. Delicious food and wonderful experience. I’ll be sure to pass recipe along to my mum – she’ll appreciate it tremendously. Have a great visit with your daughter and hope it doesn’t stay too humid for too long here! Thanks again! Tee -July 2010
When I started planning the surprise birthday party for my husbands 50th, I knew the hardest part would be quite honestly perfect food for a very spoiled, too many cooks, foodie family – no problem getting everyone from San Francisco, NY, Philadelphia and Germany all together in Southern France or finding a nice place to stay for age 4 to 84….FOOD especially from the distance–and of course, keeping everything a secret from him.
When our family gets together, be it Christmas, holidays or any other time – it’s always winds up being all about togetherness….and food ! Through recommendations of the home owner and Helen, Oasis Foods, we then got Lori’s CV and quite honestly it was wow! at first site and it got even better.We talked, planned (and conspired because of “the secret”) thru email and phone and I immediately felt comfortable and well taken care of…and that is not even getting to the fantastic dinner buffet and absolutely perfect breakfast brunch with a not so perfect in home kitchen. Quality absolute top notch, unparalleled freshness and I could (as the whole family is still doing) go on for hours about the amazing lemon chicken, the anchoiade, the Sicilian cheesecake with berries but now more importantly was meeting Lori and her husband that weekend.She and her husband, Charles will go out of her way to make you feel comfortable, help in anyway – which she did quite successfully with this spoiled group of people, I am very glad that we met them…and wish they didn’t live so far away. She is quite honestly a fantastic cook, great hostess and very, very professional.Thank you again for all your help in making our weekend and getting our holidays off to a perfect start, I hope we will meet up again soon and wish you and your family well. Christine Artze-July 2010
I am Italian and live part of the year in Valbonne, France. I had great pleasure in enjoying food prepared by Mrs. Lori Mazziotta Gardet when she was the Chef at the Restaurant Le Tennis du Vignal. She also came to my home and prepared fantastic meals for my friends and myself. Her touch for Mediterranean cuisine is buonisimo! The food was superb, her preparation and attention to detail are impeccable, and her delightful personality made each occasion memorable. I strongly recommend Mrs. Mazziotta Gardet and know you will be as happy as I have been.
Anna Cambiaghi Isett – June 2010.
I recently engaged the services of Mrs. Mazziotta-Gardet as a ‘chef à domicile’ for my birthday lunch for 17 friends and family at home and was highly satisfied with the experience of working with her.
Mrs. Mazziotta is a true professional from a – z: menu and budget planning, site visit, table decoration suggestions, the meal itself, serving and clearing up. She is extremely well organized and a very calm, relaxed person and we appreciated her flexibility in timings when guests came up with impromptu speeches and songs which could have severely impacted a chef’s planned schedule!
The food prepared and expertly served by Mrs. Mazziotta was of a very high standard and thoroughly enjoyed by all present, including another professional chef. It would be my great pleasure to engage the services of Mrs. Mazziotta in the future and I have no hesitation in recommending her as a superb chef for residential meals or corporate catering events. I would be happy to provide any further information upon request
Marie-Josèphe Obrentz – December 2009
Lori has worked with The Hideaways Club for the past three years. During this time we have had continuously excellent feedback regarding her catering. The Members of The Hideaways Club are discerning high‐worth individuals and on occasions have compared Lori’s skills to those of a high‐class chef in London. Please find below a representation of their feedback:
July 2009: “He loved Lori’s cooking and said she was such a nice person.”
Dec. 2009: “The food was very good and the chef is a great person and really looks after you and enjoys what she does. This altogether created a nice holiday with a great atmosphere. We had arranged in-house catering every night and we were extremely complimentary about Lori the Chef.”
August 2009:“The first 2 days’ menus were arranged prior to departure. Upon arrival Lori sat with Emma to discuss the menus and made suggestions and recommendations to suit their requirements. They had a 5/6 course dinner every evening, the leftovers made lunch the following day! Lori became a friend and it was a pleasure to have her around, with the catering taken care of it meant that Emma really had a holiday.These are just a sample of the testimonials we have received over the past year. I have no hesitation in recommending Lori as a chef, a concierge and a great associate.
Nikki Blacker, Membership Services Manager, The Hideaway Club
In Novemeber 2009, I contacted Lori for a conference dinner at my home in Opio France. Lori cooked and served for 12 of my guests, all participants at the European Council of International Schools conference in Nice. The guests were International Educators from 6 differrent countries and are knowledeable about International cuisine.
The menu was excellent and well designed with our villa acommodation and amenities in mind. Lori is a superb cook and is able to listen to her customers and cater for their needs, at the same time making very appropriate suggestions for the diner.
Lori provided all the table service, arrived promptly and provided an excellent meal. In addition, Lori’s positive, humourous, out going personality made the entire event , from palnning to completion a great success.
I have no hestitation whatsoever in recommending Lori to you.
Mr A Hill, Board Chair Antwerp British School – May2010.
Lori -Thanks so much for the lovely food you provided for us this week – all our guests wanted to pass on their compliments, and for us it made it a really relaxing holiday. Back to the gym now to lose those extra pounds!
Wendy Smith -August 2009
In November 2009 I became ill with cancer and quite suddenly became for the most part, bedridden. My husband frequently travels with his job and therefore I was on my own. During this time I hired Lori to cook my meals. Respecting a very bland and strict dietary plan, Lori created meals that were not only nutritious, but creative and delicious – even with little appetite I looked forward to eating them.
I would encourage you to hire Lori for any type of event, big or small. She is always professional, efficient, prompt, and cheerful taking great pride in providing her clients with wonderful tasting food as well as efficient and professional service.
Cathy Sacre- May 2010

Over the five years in which I have known Lori, I have been amazed by her many qualities. These include a perfectionism and professionalism in both how she manages her work, and in the execution of the wide range of delicious recipes she produces. Lori loves Mediterranean cuisine, but also is enthusiastic to cook dishes from around the world, all of which are achieved with flair and authenticity. Her canapés are renowned! They are original in conception and taste fresh and vibrant, straight from the chef’s kitchen.

She is willing to take on any cooking brief, no matter how small or substantial, she will find a way to achieve the desired results. Whether it be a formal summer dinner party or a family lunch, Lori always has the right dish for the occasion – it ranges from, perhaps, slow cooked lamb to the freshest fish (and always the most tempting desserts) and everything is always cooked and presented perfectly. Lori has the loveliest personality, so working with her is also a pleasure.
Caroline Hely Hutchinson, Chateauneuf -June 2010