“Forget the onesies. If you’ve got friends and families who are expecting a new baby give them a month or more of Steve instead. We hired Steve after my wife gave birth to our youngest son. My wife had a difficult pregnancy and had to adhere to a special diet. Steve came in, talked to her about her needs as well as her tastes and took over cooking our family’s main meals for more than a month. The food was excellent and Steve was a delight to work with. If you know a busy mom who is expecting another child, Steve can be a life saver before and after the baby arrives.”

Tom Salemi   Newburyport, MA


“Stephen is a delight to work with and best of all to be the recipient of his fine cooking. We have had Stephen to our home and also have been guests at several affairs that he has been the solo chef at. Not a single disappointment. Diverse meal plans, great desserts, and a wealth of cooking knowledge to share with others. I can’t wait to plan the next event with Stephen in the kitchen.”

Heather Costello


“Hi Stephen:  I wanted to write to you and thank you again for such a fabulous job you did for the shower on Saturday. You were such a great addition to our festivities. I don’t know how I would have managed without you that day. You certainly made my life that day so much easier and left me to enjoy the day! I’m getting so many compliments on your food and all! Just wanted you to know. Also, I can’t wait to have you come back to do a dinner party for me. I’ll be in touch!”

Darlene Trask


“Stephen, Just wanted to let you know that we really liked the seafood combination you made for us this past week. I particularly liked the shrimp. Also, a few weeks ago, you made a chicken quesadilla. I’ve been meaning to tell you – I LOVE Mexican food. It was great! See you Tuesday.”



“We were so pleased with the not only quality of Chef Steve’s food but also his presentation especially because he put together a wonderful spread while respecting our budget. The food was beautiful and inviting and the unique serving platters he chose added a polished touch to our table. His flavor combinations were refined yet accessible making the food appealing to foodies and picky eaters alike. Chef Steve eased the stress of hosting an event and offered a level of service not typically seen – he even fetched a wine opener for us when our only one broke upon opening the very first bottle of wine! The highlight of the evening however was when Chef Steve arrived with the food. The brownies we had ordered had come straight out of the oven and filled the whole branch with the scent of delicious chocolate. What a treat!”

Rachael A Ela

Assistant Vice President

The Provident Bank


“Just a note to tell you how SPECTACULAR you are!!! You are warm, friendly, a fantastic chef, organized, humble-yet-confident, helpful, neat, and made the day for us. Truly a great brunch – they are still talking about it….”

KimSu Marder   Newburyport


“I loved ALL of it. The girls are used to boxed mac and cheese but I cheated and tried it and LOVED IT! Could of eaten the entire thing in one sitting…at least they tried it and that was a great step! They loved the lasagna as did Todd and I…we are Mexican food lovers! You were right there is a ton left over. Everything was wonderful! Tonight we had the shepherd’s pie and a little of the stew…honestly everything was so yummy! Even your fruit salad was tastier than mine!!”



“Chef Deffley, I am the biggest fan of your chicken pot pie!! I bought one a few weeks back … and I have been hooked ever since! She mentioned you may be selling them at the mall, or have another outlet to purchase them? Any information on where to get them would be excellent! Thanks so much.”



“I bought 2 of your vegetable quiche at the farmers’ market in Woburn which are the BEST I ever had!! I wanted to know if they can be frozen & if so for how long. Thank you & Thanks for the BEST QUICHE!”



“On Saturday my  husband and I purchased 2 of your lasagnas and a tortellini for a family dinner. I just wanted to let you know that they got RAVE reviews from the family. I may not ever make lasagna again and just get it from you, it was that good. Looking forward to seeing you at the Agway and trying more of your meals.”

Deborah W.


Good morning Steve,

[from regular customer]:  Shepherd’s Pie – Very good! Shish Kabobs – Very good! Buffalo Chicken Tenders – Very good and thank you for the added dipping sauce! Two bean & Kale Soup – FANTASTIC! We liked all the sides too:  Grilled Mixed Veggies, Corn Salad and the Oven Baked FF. Chicken Enchiladas – These were very good and ____ enjoyed the homemade Salsa and Guacamole (which was fantastic)! Chicken w/Tapenade – I can tell you put a lot of work into this dish – thank you. Your dedication to making food we enjoy is appreciated!!

Susan F.   Amesbury