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I graduated from the California Culinary Academy of San Francisco in 1981 as Professional Chef and have been working as chef/restaurant management for over 32 years.  I have been catering for almost 10 years, providing a variety of food to many businesses and private clients.   I also teach monthly cooking classes in Sacramento and previously in Vaccaville.  I submit recipes and write the restaurant review column for Vacaville Magazine.  I have appeared on "Good Day Sacramento," "Sacramento & Co" and been honored with feature articles in the Food & Wine sections of the Sacramento Bee and Fairfield's Daily Republic.  I have also had the privilege to cater for The Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre for such musicians as Al Stewart and Diamond Rio. Besides providing home-cooked food, utilizing the freshest ingredients; my reputation also lays with the spectacularly designed decor and tablescapes; a rarity that is not usually seen much in the field.These are a few testimonials from some of my prior clients, more are available upon request. 

“Gi Gi!
Your catering is AWESOME!  My experience with your presentation, variety, taste, price and reliability has been all positive.  I know you take personal interest in your clients by your planning and organization.  I would recommend your business to anyone who wants someone who takes pride in their creations.  Best of Luck to you!”
Leslie Fay,   President/CEO Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce
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“I decided to use Gigi’s services for my ribbon cutting at my new location.  Her input and selection of foods left all of my guests feeling welcome and appreciated.  Her attention to details left me worry free allowing me to entertain my guests.  I would recommend her to anybody that wants quality service.”

Brian Valadez
Farmers Insurance Agent
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“You know you’re in for a treat when Gigi is catering.  She has been providing some of the most exciting and innovative catered events for the Vacaville chamber of Commerce for several years.  As a Chamber member; I always look forward to a delicious meal. Beautifully prepared and presented in a fresh new way.  Her talent with food is exceptional.  Having someone around with her capability makes me want to have a party.”

Curtis
Owner of Curtis Designs
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Gigi,
I just wanted to tell you what food and the way you set up the buffet was wonderful. I have friends call me up asking me if I had some of your business cards and I said yes.
You did such a wonderful job on display and the clean up after wards, which you went beyond what you should of cleaned up. But thank you and it was nice to have that part all done and not have to wake up to it the next morning.  I just can't compliment you enough on the nice display and the food menu that you put together.  
5 Stars                                   THANK YOU, THANK YOU.              April Lyon                                           ***************  

“We have used Gigi’s catering several times when hosting Wake-Up Vacaville meetings or having staff meetings.  Gigi always arrives well ahead of the event, so that she can set-up and have everything ready.  The decorations in the set-up always help to make it a festive event.  The breakfast foods that we have had catered have been very good (especially the scones!), a nice variety and fresh from the oven.

Gigi is reliable, priced right and have made our events special.  Everyone looks forward to the next breakfast from Gigi.  When the event is over, the clean up is excellent, you’d never know we just pigged out.  We will definitely use Gigi’s catering in the future.”

June Skvorov,   CMT Federal Credit Union

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“We have used Gigi’s catering several times over the past few years and each time has been a wonderful experience!

Our first occasion was at our daughters wedding.  Gigi did the appetizers at the reception for 175 people.  Everyone was overwhelmed with the presentation of the food.  They kept coming up to me and saying “Have you seen the appetizers?” ….other occasions were for a dinner for the Knights of Columbus and a 50th wedding anniversary party for my parents……She stays to make sure everything stays full and hot and then cleans up and left us to enjoy our guests….the best thing being that I don’t have to cook or clean up the mess.

Lynda and Steve Abeyta
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"Dish It Up Catering” defines culinary professionalism!  From quality of food and service, down to the garnish and presentation, you can count on Gigi and her team to deliver the ultimate party for business or home!" 
 Michelle Trippi
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 "Gigi is very reliable and always delivers a fantastic presentation of foods and drinks that are sure to please the most discriminating guests attending your event. And, it is especially nice to have such great service, delivered with such a positive attitude and a ready smile. I highly recommend Dish It Up Catering and Gigi"

John Aycock,  Superintendant of Solano Schools

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I have been attending mixers and events in Solano County for over 9 years, and Gigi’s catering is by far the best I’ve ever experienced. Her events are truly; a feast for the eyes, a smile for the tummy, and a delight for the soul.
Sometimes I wonder if she is a Celebrity Chef who is working undercover to test your wonderful creations and presentations on us.  
I try not to miss her events!!!
 Scotty Sanderson
Business Services Representative
Workforce Investment Board

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Gigi was so easy to work with.   First I live 45 minutes from her home, but she said no problem (and it wasn't).    She then provided a menu of items for the price range that I had budgeted and we sat down for about 15 minutes and picked them out.  She advised me and helped me make my choices.   On the day of the party, she and another gal set up very quickly with a very tasteful array of granite slabs displayed at different heights to make it look more enticing and attractive.  And of course the food was great!

 I love to go to Chamber functions when she's catering because I look forward to the yummy things she makes.    I am looking forward to my next party since I would ONLY have Gigi cater it.  

Ann Dennison, PG&E

 

Gigi's exquisite food preparations have a following all their own.  I have had the pleasure of attending all kinds of local events that Gigi has catered, from Chamber of Commerce functions to weddings. The common denominator is that many of the attendees, including me, came specifically for Gigi's deliciously prepared food.  Put simply . . .  Gigi's food draws a crowd every time!

Frank Newton
Security Shred

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I have both attended and used Gigi's catering service and have been awed by what she can do with both food and decor.

After having attended several events catered by Gigi, I engaged her services to cater my daughter's December wedding.  It was beautiful.  Winter theme with gorgeous accessories, sumptuous food, and everything taken care of with a smile!  My friends commented on the wonderful reception for almost a full year afterwards!  

The set up was spectacular with a white winter theme employed throughout the food setting.  Marble slabs, mirrors, glass, pedestals, and outstanding food arrangements made it a memorable occasion.  Gigi took care of everything and I, thankfully, had absolutely no worries when it came to the reception.  

Her specialty whole salmon was a knock-out with people asking for more!  

When using Gigi you are never going to be disappointed.  (Gigi also catered by daughter's baby shower and is catering a Pre-Thanksgiving Event at my home in mid-November with a totally different theme and food selection.  I expect it to be another salient "Gigi" event!)

Rose Mary Forehand, Vacaville

 

I have never hired Dish It Up Catering but have attended several events that Gigi provided the food service. The food is always fresh and tasty. She displays the food better than anyone I have seen. I never miss an event that Gigi is catering. Some events I attend without knowing who is catering and when I find out that Gigi is, it puts a smile on my face and I know we will be eating well.  Her chili is off the hook and one of my favorites.   

Monte Hoover
Gillespie’s Carpet