"Our family of 23 recently spent a week in Destin as we do each summer. We hired Paula Emery of Cookin' With Love to prepare dinner for us. She suggested lasagna, caesar salad, homemade bread, and chocolate cake, which was perfect for all the adults and our 13 grandchildren. Everything was so delicious and the food had her personal flair! We highly recommend her personal catering service."
"We were at a party where Paula was the chef. After seeing and tasting her food, we decided to hire her to do our own Christmas party, for 125 people, in our house.
She helped us plan the menu, with a lot of hors d'oeuvres, but it all tasted much more like a meal: the beef was outstanding and mouth watering! She made a smoked salmon appetizer - which she had smoked on her own - and then served it with capers, eggs, and onions - the guests raved about it! Everything Paula served was fresh. She has many great recipes, and her food is to die for!
My night was a great success, not only because of the food prepared by Paula, but also because of how she set up, served, and cleaned up: always with a smile! Her staff was unbelievable, and I felt like they were "family". They were courteous and polite. Besides the Christmas party, we also had Paula do an intimate 'sit down dinner' for 12 people and everything was exceptional!
You will never go wrong hiring and having Paula cook for you. She definitely cooks with love, and her great personality. She is by far the best!"
"If you would like to have a dining experience of food made with love and attention to every detail, and fresh ingredients blended together to perfection— then book Cookin' With Love for your next event!
We have known Paula for about 10 years, and she has prepared meals for our family while we were in Destin - FL on vacation - from 8 guests to 20! - and also in our home in Birmingham - AL. She prepared a marvelous seated dinner for a party of 25 in our home, and it was amazing in every way!
Paula is so easy to work with, and pours her heart and soul in all that she does. We highly recommend her services!"
Thank you for making our wedding breakfast such a hit following the reception the night before.
Your presentation timing was perfect, the food was warm, beautifully presented, and all fruits were wonderfully fresh!
We also loved the table settings and flowers that were appreciated by all. Know that any other parties we give will be catered by the Cookin' with Love CEO."
"I have known Paula Emery for many years, and I've had the pleasure of watching her grow her business, and hone her culinary skills.
Paula's food is healthy and delicious -.creatively presented. The recipes she makes are prepared differently from most chefs... The secret ingredient? Her cooking comes straight from her big heart!"
"We found Paula Emery and Cookin’ With Love when my husband and I were throwing a retirement party for a very special employee and twelve dear friends. We wanted the event to be very intimate, so we entertained in our home.
Paula started us off with cocktails and passed appetizers on our outside patio/bar. She provided the charming bartender and waitress and yummy bites. Next, we had our sit-down dinner with course after course of delicious gourmet plates, including a smoked tenderloin that was out of this world!
Paula provided wine service throughout dinner and everyone felt such a sense of attention, unlike one ever gets in a restaurant. It was an unforgettable experience for everyone there."
"We have had several occasions to use Paula’s Cookin' With Love services. Paula uses the freshest ingredients for her seasonal dishes, and is meticulous in considering the menus, special diets and table decorations. She also brings to each original dish her talent, and love for food, flavor, as well as, exquisite presentations.
I find it such a pleasure to have a family meal, gathering, or party, because I can leave the hard work to Paula, and know that it will be perfect! During the event, you can be certain that Paula will serve with grace, style, and intelligence, confident that her event will dazzle and please all."