Kathy Longo, Minneapolis

It was so nice tonight to come home and the house smelled so wonderful. My toughest decision of the night was which one of the yummy meals would I heat up as they all sounded so fantastic. We went with the meatloaf and risotto which was yummy. I was so impressed with how organized everything was too with instructions. Best of all dinner was on the table when the family walked in at 6pm, and I just arrived home at 5:30.

Shrimp burgers were a success too with the whole family although my daughter [age 7] claims she cannot open her mouth wide enough for the bun so I had to do a big smoosh to the bread :). My daughter says she loves shrimp burgers. She doesn't like anything other than mac n cheese. My son [age 7] was hungry after dinner of the shrimp burger (he is always hungry), and I asked him what he wanted, to which he replied a meatloaf from last night. Good thing we had another left :)

Thank you for everything.

Kathy Longo, Minneapolis

Margaret Beauchem, Executive Coordinator, UCare

Joan, thank you so much for everything you and your helpers did for Nancy’s party. Everyone had such a nice time, the food was wonderful, the timing was perfect and I don’t think it could have gone more smoothly. I will definitely refer you to people looking for chef services, and will call you about a party we have in December for our leadership team. Again, thank you so much – I’m really impressed!

Margaret Beauchem, Executive Coordinator, UCare

Carol and Sid Verdoorn, Minnetonka

Very creative, non-traditional and more unique type dishes. Having 2 weeks of meals in fridge certainly takes a lot of stress away. You were very easy to work with and loved the food!

Carol and Sid Verdoorn, Minnetonka

Reid & Carrie Kilberg, Edina

We were looking for a change in our eating habits when we discovered Angel in the Kitchen. Joan has been able to offer our family healthier food choices with her variety of menu options that feature fresh ingredients and easy to prepare meals. We are eating out less and enjoying more family time around our own dinner table.

Reid & Carrie Kilberg, Edina

Ellie Johnson - Healthy Training, LLC

I and my girlfriend hired Joan after I met her at a networking meeting. Joan had mentioned when I met her that she does Gluten Free and Vegan. My girlfriend is gluten intolerant and we had both just watched a documentary on vegan diets. It seemed like a great fit! We were looking for fun, creative and delicious dishes that fit not only our Gluten free and vegan wishes, but also were higher protein. Joan is fantastic to work with. She is thorough, prepared, and highly skilled. Everything was prepared to our liking and labeled with re-heating instructions - nice touch! As we started trying the dishes they surpassed our expectations. The flavor combinations were fresh, new and intricate. If you are looking to take away the stress of prepping and planning and want to know you will get healthy and delicious food, then Joan is just for you. Thank you!

Ellie Johnson - Healthy Training, LLC

Owner: Lulu's Upcycling Lounge

My experience with Angel in the Kitchen was absolutely phenomenal. It was such an easy process to work with the chef, Joan, to decide on the weekly menu. My family had a gluten free diet restriction, and Joan was more than willing to find dinner options to fit our needs. When she came over to our home for her cooking day, she was very professional and respectful. The aroma of the fresh food, prepared from scratch (including empanadas and pocket bread!), always left me eager to try each meal. My family asked for a wide range of dish types, including Mediterranean, Asian, Indian and Spanish flavors, and we tried to include different protein sources (i.e. Tofu, lamb, chicken, pork, beef, and fish) each week, to which Joan readily provided options and accompanying side dish choices. The way she printed out reheating instructions per dish, and labeled each main and side dish that went together, made our preparation process run very smoothly. I can't recommend Angel in the Kitchen enough. Joan provided my family with delicious, healthy meals during a stressful time for my family. Her company name could not be more appropriate! Thank you!!

Owner: Lulu's Upcycling Lounge

Paul Johnson - President Minnesota Radio Control Helicopter Association

(An excerpt from "2010 Rotary Ring Out Recap," the premier event hosted by the Minnesota Radio Control Helicopter Association)

Joan Angelis, (Hal’s Wife) attended the RRO this year and provided people with delicious gourmet meals. On Saturday evening she offered a Halibut dinner that was mouth watering! Being a true Minnesotan fisherman I’ve accustomed myself to the best fish on earth, Walleye. I had always snubbed ocean fish as being tasteless in comparison. Joan proved me wrong with her halibut. For me it ranked as one of the most delicious fish entrees I’ve ever experienced!!

Paul Johnson, President MRCHA

Jeff Solum - Rear Commodore, Minnetonka Yacht Club

On behalf of the Minnetonka Yacht Club, I want to thank you for the great party you and your team at "Angel in the Kitchen" hosted at the Minnetonka Yacht Club on Lighthouse Island for the past two years. We had over 150 very satisfied customers who attended the Hawaiian Luau party this past year. As past commodore, I really appreciated your preparation and execution of the event. It was flawless.

Your attention to detail was great and was much appreciated by the membership. I had so many wonderful comments about the Tilapia with Tropical Salsa and the Glazed Ham, as well as the rice with the pieces of dried fruit. Each dish's savory sauce complimented the flavors to perfection. The Grilled Pineapple and Ice-Cream desert and the Rum Punch were the perfect ending to the evening.

The Minnetonka Yacht Club looks forward to having you and your team at Angel in the Kitchen host the event again this coming year. Aloha!

Jeff Solum, E-Scow Fleet Captain and Rear Commodore MYC

Richard and Jennifer Smart

My husband and I hired Joan from Angel in the Kitchen to prepare a special dinner for 4.  We were extremely impressed with Joan's professionalism.  She came to our home ahead of time to plan the menu and find out if we had any health or allergy concerns.  Joan planned the exact meal that we were looking for.  She gave many great suggestions based on our tastes, and we got to custom create our meal.

When the day came for her to make the dinner, she came fully prepared with all of the groceries and cookware needed.  She went right to the kitchen to start working.  We didn't even know she was there.  She made us a scrumptious meal that started with fresh peanut soup.  Next came the most amazing rack of lamb we have every tasted served with saffron risotto and creamed spinach.  Finally, (though we had little room left in our tummies) chocolate bread pudding with fresh whipped cream for dessert.  Every course had spectacular presentation.  We felt like we were at a five star restaurant.  Needless to say, everybody was very impressed.  When Joan was done cooking and serving, she cleaned the entire kitchen until it was spotless before leaving.

My husband and I very much recommend Joan of Angel in the Kitchen for a special occasion meal or even an everyday meal that you just don't feel like cooking yourself.

Thank you Joan!  You truly are an angel in the kitchen!!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about Angel in the Kitchen.

Richard and Jennifer Smart, Shakopee, MN - RSmart@visi.com

Kraig and Amy Stabenow

Angel in the kitchen, more like a five star dining experience in my home…and for 5 nights in a row to top it off!

Culinary delights from chicken with shallots and bacon cooked in brandy (my personal favorite) served with sun-dried tomato couscous to roasted pork tenderloin with fresh & dried fruit alongside roasted potatoes with tomatoes, basil & garlic. All the flavors were so well matched and absolutely tuned into our taste buds that it was like you had known us for years. Don't say anything but you might win in a battle against my mom's home cooking…

We all know how we have our "favorite" dishes and quite frankly Joan, you just created a whole new list for our family!

On a personal note, Joan, you were so polite, sensitive to our desires, needs and situation that we would be happy to welcome you and your cooking back into our home any time. We would be foolish not to recommend your business to anyone in need of a fantastic meal whether it is for a party, event or just a family dinner.

Thank you so much for everything. The fact that you did this to help support charity and to help promote suicide awareness only adds to what a wonderful service you provide. I am so glad that we were able to win the bid in the silent auction that brought you & your cooking home to us. Your meals and approach to your clients are to be commended on the highest level. Bravo.

Thank you again and all the best and please do not hesitate to contact us for a recommendation anytime.

Kraig and Amy Stabenow, Minneapolis, MN

Terrisa and Bob Fisher

It was a blast. It was wonderful to have you and Jessica cooking and serving. What a treat. Bob was happy to have me entertaining guests instead of hidden away in the kitchen. Loved it. Loved it. Thank you. I'm sure we will want to have an Angel in the Kitchen for every anniversary party!

Terrisa and Bob Fisher, Wayzata, MN

Elyse Brown

I recently hired Joan Angelis of "Angel In The Kitchen" to prepare a special dinner for four. I had heard from several people that she does an amazing job.

Joan came over to my house and prepared a 3 course FIVE STAR restaurant gourmet dinner before our eyes. Everything was so delicious we are all still talking about it weeks later.

When she was through cooking and serving the dinner, she cleaned the entire kitchen. We could not believe what a wonderful experience it is to have a personal chef create a wonderful and relaxing dinner in the comfort and privacy of your home.

I highly reccommend hiring Joan for an experience of a lifetime.

Elyse Brown, Prior Lake, MN