Testimonials

“Any team or program would benefit from Marika’s knowledge and abilities in the field of cooking. She is talented, creative, caring towards the children she works with, and organized.”

Amanda Rozansky (Specialist Coordinator 92 Y Camp Programs)

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“We have been consistently impressed by the quality and nutrition value she puts into preparing her dishes. She insists on using seasonal produce for freshness. The special lunches for the Director’s Office and guests are culinary delights, well balance and beautifully executed. Marika has been able to accommodate any dietary request without compromising quality and flavor.

We like her solution oriented approach to food and budget when discussing our catering needs.”

Miriam Cinquegrana (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Directors office)

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“Marika has provided our residents and staff with meals each week that are not only fabulous in their culinary tastefulness, in both variety of flavors and nutritional benefits, but also in her professional presentation. In addition, she has been sensitive to dietary concerns as they may relate to our international residents, offering a variety of healthy foods from around the world.

We are impressed and delighted to have her prepare our meals for us.”

G.L. Sussman, FNSS (Director/Instructor Vytlacil Artist-InResidence Program/Art Students League of New York)

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“I wanted to write to tell you how much Kate and her bridesmaids enjoyed their “how to make a beautiful bountiful brunch” cooking lesson. It was the perfect thank you gift for her friends.

Most of them consider themselves to be “foodies” so this was such a special and unexpected treat for all of them- and they actually learned a great deal along with having such a blast.

Particular favorites were the quiche and delicious scones that you taught them to make. They all went out of their way to tell me that you were not only a really good teacher, but also someone they so enjoyed being in the kitchen with.

Many thanks and all best.”

Jane Startz (Manhattan)

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“What a dream it was to work with Marika!!! She “wowed” our cocktail party guests with her amazing hors d’oeuvres which not only were absolutely delicious and original but presented so beautifully!!! I loved the menu she prepared, her ease in my kitchen and her attention to detail. Can’t wait to have another party catered by Marika!”

-Wendy Bloch (Connecticut)

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“We recently had an excellent experience with Marika Hahn of Sweet and Savory in putting together a bridal lunch for my niece. Marika met with us as a group–6 bridesmaids, the bride, her mother, and myself–and she helped us brainstorm what to serve to 35 people, at my home. Then, she did all the shopping and met with us in my kitchen on a Saturday. She showed each of us what to do, and how to put soup and salad type things together in a simple but interesting way. It was so much fun! Even for those of us (most of us) who aren’t that great in the cooking department. Marika not only knows the world about food, she makes you feel her own joy of making simple things which are really good to eat. We just had the best time with her, and I keep trying to think of how we might work her into some more fun family occasions. Oh and by the way, the food came out great and the lunch was a great success. Couldn’t have done it without her.

Sincerely,

-Dr. Scott Hayward Heads Up! Research, Inc. (Manhattan)

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“Marika arranged a wonderful Saturday afternoon party for me and five women friends last month. Our theme was “attacking pie crust paranoia”.  Although we all cook fairly well, we were all intimidated by pie crust dough.. Marika took us through the steps clearly, patiently answering our many questions and demystifying this culinary skill. Together we made a sweet crust and a plain crust, which became a frangipani pear dessert tart and an onion-spinach-gruyere quiche, respectively. We enjoyed these with some excellent wines. My friends had a terrific and unusual time while mastering a new skill. And we felt like we had made a new friend in Marika, who is simply delightful — warm, kind, upbeat and great fun. Thanks!”

-Sharon Gold (Manhattan)