"CHEF KIRK IS AMAZING! For Christmas our son and daughter-in-law gave us a gift certificate for a private home chef experience. Chef Kirk called us 4 days before our scheduled evening to ask us our food preferences and/or food allergies. The evening of, Chef arrived on time with everything he needed to prepare a 6 course gourmet meal. The only things we needed to provide were flatware and plates. He gave us the option of sitting at our kitchen peninsula or in our dining room. We chose the interactive experience without a second thought. We watched Chef prepare a starter of crab cakes with capers, roasted garlic, lemon and fresh herbs served with cranberry walnut bread. The next course was a salad with roasted pear and pomegranate. Then we had seared sea scallops. Keep in mind that we have not gotten to the entree yet. The main course was blackened salmon with plantains and crispy kale. Dessert was a chocolate mousse with vanilla panna cotta and mango gelato. The transitions between courses were seamless. THIS WAS A 5 STAR MEAL!" - Nancy C. 2017
"Chef Kirk responded to my emergency plea after another chef cancelled 4 hrs before my wedding and dinner party. Chef Kirk was in my home , fresh groceries in hand and serving an assortment of appetizers 2 hours later. During our wedding ceremony, Chef Kirk was in the kitchen preparing the menu that I had previously chosen. The food and presentation was outstanding!! My guests raved about the food. And, I simply sat back, relaxed and enjoyed every moment. Chef Kirk could not have pulled this off without his experience, professionalism, talent, and generosity! I am truly grateful and have a wonderful memory of my wedding day instead of a catastrophe." - Denise D. 2017
"The chef and team were extraordinary and assisted us in creating a transformative Christmas experience. We reached out at the last minute before Christmas and not only did they quickly create a menu that suited all tastes, but also provided a tasting and revisions days before the event. We will use the Mange La Vie team again. Thanks for everything!!! - Samuel S. 2017
"We had Kirk prepare and serve lunch four our office 3 days a week for about 5 months. He was extremely professional and the food was great. He never repeated a meal, so we always got to experience new creative dishes. I would definitely recommend his services!" - Maggie J. 2016
"Chef Kirk cooked our entire Thanksgiving dinner this year and it was THE most enjoyable meal I've had! I had had a surgery so was unable to shop, cook or lift anything so we decided to use an in home chef. The entire experience was wonderful. Chef Kirk was professional, personable, interactive, happy, funny and all in all a wonderful addition to our day. I would 100% recommend him for any event you have. He also made chestnut sausage and sage stuffing at my request, it's a family favorite. Nothing was too hard for him to do and he cooked and served the meal with class, style and a smile. We are booking him for our Christmas dinner because it was so fun to have him in our home,"
- Melissa H. 2016
"The sensational Chef Swaby has ongoingly tantalized our taste buds with his succulent creations both in small private settings and with large scale events. He amazingly demonstrates his mastery time and time again. He accomplishes wonders with food, creatively extracting taste from conventional as well as not so conventional ingredients in ways we haven't experienced before. His professionalism coupled with his friendliness, flexibility and versatility makes him a stellar performer in our book. We unreservedly recommend indulging in the Chef Swaby experience!" - Cassis C. 2015
"The food from Mange La Vie took a nice spin on classic dishes and made them 5 star quality meals. Each bite was full of intense flavor that kept our tastebuds craving more. The chef was very professional and left the kitchen spotless. I would definitely recommend Mange La Vie for private events or just for your daily meals," - Charnele P. 2015
"Kirk is an AMAZING Chef and wonderful to work with. He has delivered weekly meals to us, as we are without a kitchen right now. My 10 year old has already asked if we could keep him even after the kitchen is done. We definitely will. I cannot say enough about his creative, delicious dishes. He also communicates weekly about the menu (and is open to modifications, if necessary) and is prompt with his deliveries. He prepares food to our diet (gluten free) and the fact that we want all of our foods organic, free range, etc. I look forward to continuing to work with Kirk for a long, long time.
- Amy K. 2015