Letters of Recommendation
“I was confronted with a challenge for my partner’s 50th — I love to cook and entertain, but my work schedule kept me from planning and putting together a lunch for 50 friends and family …. Gavan came to the rescue …. he created a superb menu of delicious, healthy, tasty foods, and he and his friendly, wonderful crew set up and served to our very happy guests. Ours was an informal family event, and Gavan got the vibe immediately, and he was so warm and gracious everyone assumed he was one of the other guests — which is just how we wanted it. I can’t recommend him highly enough — it’s rare to find a chef who combines the ability to create an extraordinary feast with an endearing warmth of personality.”
July 27, 2008
Top qualities: Personable , Expert , High Integrity
John Sonego, Independent Public Relations and Communications Professional
hired Gavan as a caterer in 2007
“If you are looking for a master chef that can present menus of balanced health that tastes incredible this is the guy. I was in New York with Gavan for a job that we did together for EAS and his presentation was fabulous.”
October 24, 2008
Kathy Kaehler , Celebrity Fitness Expert and Food Coach , Kathy Kaehler Fitness
worked directly with Gavan at EAS Sports Nutrition Company
I am so incredibly lucky to have Gavan as part of my daily life. After the birth of my first child I found that we were eating tons of take out and junk food. Gavan set us back on a healthy track, coming into our home and making well-rounded, healthful meals that were tasty and delicious to both our eyes and palate. He always took into consideration our likes and dislikes while also introducing new flavors and ingredients. He has become a friend to our children and us.
November 10, 2008
Dr. Linda Li, MD
Star of E! Entertainment’s “Dr. 90210”
I am writing in support of Gavan Murphy, who worked for me as personal chef for 18 months. Gavan is a very personable and responsible person as well a wonderful and creative cook. Gavan is an outstanding chef who prepared many meals each week. He prepared soups, salads, main dishes, vegetarian courses and occasional desserts. My wish was to have healthy, non/fat or low fat meals prepared only with fresh ingredients. Gavan was masterful at using soy, rice milk, non-fat yogurt and non-fat milk to create savory, rich tasting dishes. His menus were varied, interesting and not repetative unlsee I specifically asked for something that I had previously enjoyed. Gavan also catered many dinner parties for me as well as a Tex-Mex barbecue for 100 people. He is very level-headed and extremely well organized. I was impressed at how capable he was irrespective of the venue.
I highly recommend Gavan as a chef. His versatility is a marvelous asset.
October 27th, 2008
Jackie Heller M.D.