Testimonials

PRIVATE DINNERS

April 10, 2017
From the moment you speak with Jen, you know her food will be wonderful. She has an extraordinary zest for living and a superior knowledge of food and combine the two and you having a winning combination! Her presentation is extraordinary; her culinary skills stupendous…a winner! The best experience I’ve ever had.
Janey Levine
Belmont, MA


November 20, 2015
Jen was amazing!! The food was fantastic and (she cooked a dinner for 10). She was very helpful in the planning process and was super flexible. She is incredibly friendly and outgoing and very professional. We will 100% have her back again soon!
Rita MacKinnon
Hanover, MA


September 12, 2015
Jen prepared a sit down dinner for a birthday party at our home. She delivered and then some! She stayed in touch all during the planning process. Was very professional, friendly, funny and the food was wonderful. Would not hesitate to recommend or hire again.
Marianne Beninato
S. Hamilton, MA


July 15, 2015
Jen is amazing. I had no idea what having a chef in our home would be like, and it exceeded my expectations. It was such a pleasure to have Jen in our home, and we fell in love with her personality just as much as her food. She gave a small cooking lesson to my wife and her 10 friends for her birthday and then fed them a five-course meal. Everyone loved the food and is still talking about it. But they also loved meeting Jen, and to us, that was just as important. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire her again.
Seth Schonwald
Brookline, MA


CORPORATE

March 10, 2017
All I have to say is WOW! Jen and her team from the minute we started conversations with them about hiring Dare To Taste the experience was off the charts great. We went out on a limb blind to hire Jen and I have to say she nailed it. The whole process felt comfortable- we never felt sold or that we were being taking advantage of. The price was very fair, the staff was super personable and the food was amazing. She fit right in to the culture of our firm and made our guests at our 20th Anniversary event feel welcomed and important. If you want to genuine group of people that are really good at what they do, don’t hesitate for a second to hire Jen and her team. If its any testament to their work I already have another job for her. Thanks Jen and Dare To Taste for making our night a huge hit.
Joe Moran
Newton, MA


December 19, 2016
We have used Jen now for two corporate events. Both times the food was outstanding. She is flexible with dietary restrictions and allergies and creates a unique menu perfect for the occasion. We would absolutely use her again in the future.
Colleen McCarthy
Charlestown, MA

 


January 4, 2016
“Jen did a FANTASTIC job with our company’s event. The food was phenomenal and she is a treat to be around. We’d never hire anyone else to cater our event again!”
Kate Noyes
Boston, MA


December 16, 2015
The food prepared by Dare to Taste was delicious! The service and distribution of the food was superb. Chef Jen Royle is an absolute pleasure to work with! In combination with her culinary talent, excellent event planning and execution, our party was a great success. I would highly recommend Dare to Taste for any event!
Patty Schuster,
Boston


November 7, 2015
Having Jen as a caterer was a really great experience. She really rolled with the punches and was able to accommodate for us despite some challenges/setbacks. The food was fantastic too! Overall, working with Jen was a great experience.
Maggie Dore
Boston


September 2, 2015
We had a corporate event and were so excited to find a gem like Jen to cater our evening! Not only does Jen make excellent food, but she provided the most outstanding service leading up to the event and personally cares about and handles the small details that make event planning a success! We are so glad we were able to find Jen and look forward to working with her a great deal in the future!
Kristin McIntyre
Timberland Corporate


PRIVATE PARTIES/WEDDINGS

November 21, 2016
Jen and her team were wonderful. We had her cater our wedding on Oct 1st. She was very accommodating and worked with us on several menu changes. Everything was very reasonably priced and delicious. Would have her cater again in the future.
Sharon & Cedric Williams


July 7, 2016
Thank you so much, Jen!! You were very gracious! My phone blew up this morning with all the emails and texts telling me how wonderful the party was, especially your food.  People said it was the best food they’ve ever had, particularly the pulled pork and lobster rolls! The presentation on the antipasto was like out of a magazine! I knew people would get a kick out of such a special caterer, that’s why I was such a weirdo and featured you on my invite.
Julie Bresnahan
S. Hadley, MA


June 11, 2016
“As everyone knows, guests always remember the meal at a wedding. Our wedding meal was over the top outstanding. Jen and her fantastic team couldn’t have been any more efficient, professional, engaging and in a word “perfect”. We would highly recommend them. We were so fortunate that she was available to cater this event for us, a true blessing.”
Dianne Bowe
Cape Cod


July 3, 2016
Jen was absolutely fantastic to work with. Her creativity and expertise made my daughter’s wedding reception lovely. We communicated throughout the process before my daughter’s wedding and it was always very easy. Jen aims to please and the food was delicious! Thanks again, Jen!
Laura Colby
Belmont, MA


March 10, 2016
I am so lucky to have hired Jen to cater a surprise 50th birthday party for my husband – all planned with less than a two week notice. The party was at our home with 40 of our close friends and I wanted casual, fun, and delicious food for our guests. Jen did not disappoint. I was able to select items from her website and they all turned out to be as good as they looked in the photos. We served hearty appetizers (finger foods) and Jen was very helpful in recommending what to select and how much would be needed. The best part is that she removed all the stress for me so I could just enjoy our guests. I highly recommend Jen for any private event. She not only is great with food but she is super friendly. Thank you Jen!
Patty Hilger
Nashua, NH


December 13, 2015
I had Dare to Taste do my Holiday Party on 12-13-15 at my 55 plus community clubhouse in Westboro Ma. Jen Royles service and food presentation is beyond words. I would recommend her to anyone for any type of an event she is a amazing person in her cooking and personality. Thank you so much Jen for a outstanding job and hope to see you again in the near future.
Mary Walters
Westboro, MA


November 7, 2015
Jen was timely, prepared, warm and friendly. Food was excellent. Love her services and would recommend her to everyone. I knew I was in good hands from the moment we connected and she guides me through the entire party planning experience. Absolutely amazing!!!
Danielle Woznik
Pelham, NH


November 27, 2015
Jen did a phenomenal job not only with the food, but shared great ideas on how to make my 10 year high school reunion memorable. Jen is a true professional with a bright personality.
Greg Oasis
Cambridge, MA


July 18, 2015
FABULOUS!!!!! Attentive to our needs, read my mind, anticipated what my guests would need and had an incredible personality! I received so many compliments from 65 guests about how phenomenal she was. The food was amazing, the service was amazing and her personality was terrific! I had some ideas in mind, and she was able to use her expertise to customize a menu that was absolutely perfect; it couldn’t have been better. She was at my house for 10 hrs, and she stayed the entire time and it didn’t impact the price at all. Even on the initial contact Jen was outstanding in understanding our catering needs. Her menu is expansive and not limited to what is posted on her website. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Kim DiBurro
Plaistow, NH


December 5, 2014
I was hosting an intimate wine tasting by Sommelier at my new home outside of Boston. I aspired to have foods that would compliment the wines and enhance the flavors. After tasting some of Jen’s dishes, I was confident that she would be able to produce a menu that was elegant and creative. Jen was able to take traditional dishes and transform them in an innovative way that pleased the palette.

One of the favorites of the evening, was chicken Marsala wrapped in prosciutto that was served on a skewer. Another fantastic and unique appetizer was a toasted baguette with prosciutto, goat cheese and fig jam.

Jen was also able to transform a contemporary version of typical vegetables and dip by serving  cucumbers stuffed with hummus. The large variety of dishes that Jen designed appealed to my guests and have continued to be a topic of conversation amongst friends. I have been met with nothing but rave reviews. All of the food was phenomenal and delectable.
Jackie Jordan
Burlington, MA 


THANK YOU LETTERS

November 29, 2014

Dear Jen,
I just wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did for my birthday celebration! The food was absolutely amazing, receiving numerous rave reviews throughout the night.  Not a single detail went unnoticed. I loved the creative presentation and my personalized menu.

It was such a treat to sit back and be able to enjoy the night with friends knowing that you had everything taken care of. You were a pleasure to work with and I can’t wait until you cater my next party!

Thank you so much again!

Sara Swift
Charlestown, MA


November 16, 2014

Dear Jen,
Thank you so much for all your help with Sunday’s NEMPAC reception.

You and your dishes were terrific! I was so pleased to be able to serve such well prepared and delicious hors d’oeuvres to thank the board, staff and donors of our little neighborhood gem of a performing arts/music school. I was so glad you were there as another local treasure to celebrate!

Your presence made all the difference- I was able to relax, play the hostess and have a good time myself.

Many, many thanks, Jen! And all the best to you for your upcoming training at the Cambridge Culinary Institute.

Please do keep in touch ~~

Gratefully,
Margaret Ris
Boston, MA