Calihan Catering Testimonial

November 2018 · Chef John Reed, CEC, CCA

“Customized Culinary Solutions has been working in conjunction with Calihan Catering, Inc for the last 3 years. John and his team have provided us with an encyclopedic knowledge of kitchen management and culinary execution and expertise.

Calihan came to work with CCS during a time of transition and expansion. Calihan was in the midst of an Executive Chef search and needed immediate help at a high level of execution to fill in the holes. CCS was able to fill that gap and allow the day to day operation to continue while we searched. CCS was able to integrate into our current work flow and still provide the management team critical critique of what was happening in order to make better decisions both short and long term.

CCS was able to help us on board and execute a corporate client request for healthy choices lunch options by providing ingredients and portion-controlled programs with calories for the client. This was a great asset to the client who was facing push back from their employees for healthier options during lunch service.

CCS was a tremendous asset during it period working with Calihan. All deadlines and timelines were met and potential issues were warned of before they arose. Each week we received status updates, suggestions and solutions that provided management team with the insight they where looking for. CCS is my “go to” solution when trying to integrate new workflows or solutions in to a functioning kitchen without losing any production time.”

Nash Calihan
Director of Operations, Calihan Catering

John Reed
Chef John Reed, CEC, CCA
John Reed is a professional chef with over 30 years experience. John has extensive knowledge of culinary techniques, ethnic cuisines, food history and more!

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