Rachel and her team far exceeded my expectations for a personal dining experience that we had for 10 guests in Asheville, NC. Rachel was extremely timely and professional in her correspondences leading up to the event. She also worked very closely with me to create a dining experience that was enjoyed for all of our guests. On the day of the event Rachel...1) was on time 2) prepared courses that were beautifully presented and tasted amazing 3) sat down and joined us for dinner and shared her passion for fine culinary experiences 4) creatied a Red Velvet Cake for my wife's 40th birthday and 5) cleaned up the entire kitchen after the meal
We had a small destination wedding at Addison Farms outside of Asheville, NC. We had to book all of our vendors without meeting them. Rachel was wonderful to work with, we communicated through email. Like a million emails! I was so undecided with cake flavors, tiers size and Rachel was very patient with me. She got to our wedding early to deliver and setup the wedding cake before our guest arrived. Everything worked out perfect! Our guest loved the look and cake flavor, Pumpkin Spice!
There are not enough stars on Facebook for Rachel!! I recently hosted a long weekend celebration for my husband's 50th birthday event in Asheville for 9 couples and we hired Rachel as the chef for the weekend. She and her assistant Cody were AMAZING. She exceeded our expectations in EVERY WAY. First, there were a lot of meals to plan, organize and cook and serve for 18 people. We had 3 dinners - including appetizers ahead of time, 1 lunch and 3 breakfasts. Every meal was not only delicious but beautiful. She was so calm and cool in the kitchen - we were all in awe of her organization and ability to accomplish what she did! We also had a number of dietary issues between the 18 guests (gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian...just plain picky! :))) But Rachel took everything in stride and made sure everyone had something delicious to eat and she never blinked at a special request. Guests that normally can't participate in dessert or have little to eat - had equal opportunity at every meal to enjoy wonderful, delicious food! What we also loved was her philosophy around food and cooking. Rachel's ingredients were healthy and locally sourced when available. Even the yummy morning sausage came from a local farm! As another reviewer noted - Rachel has such a likeable personality and is such a pleasure to be around, half the guests were friends with her on Facebook before we left!! And finally, all the little touches that were unexpected and so appreciated.....She brought fresh flowers, tea candles, always had delicious infused water available and fresh fruit. All things that I never asked for (or even thought of!!) nor expected...they just were there so appreciated by the guests. She even brought a game from home that she thought we would like to play on Saturday night ....and we did!!!! Her assistant Cody (a fantastic photographer) took a picture of the rising sun over the mountains one of the early mornings they arrived to cook and surprised us with an 8x10 copy of it as a parting gift! SERIOUSLY!!! Without a doubt, Rachel made the weekend the success that it was! I wish she lived here in Charleston, SC!!!!
Rachel and her team are amazing!! My family still goes on about the food, from our small wedding event and the red velvet cake was a hit that night and at the celebration party, this past month! Thank you so much!
Bake My Day Asheville not only provided a beautiful cake for our wedding day, but offered excellent coordination services for our rehearsal and our wedding day. The care and personal touch that we experienced through these services contributed greatly to our BEST DAY EVER!!
Great selection of meals using fresh ingredients, local where possible. Rachel and her team are able to take dietary choices into account while creating delicious options to enjoy. She's been a joy to work with!
I would highly recommend Rachel and Bake My Day for any catering and baking needs! We hired Rachel to prepare all meals for a 3 day yoga retreat for 10 people. From the beginning of the process through the weekend itself Rachel was nothing but professional, responsive, and accommodating. She worked with us to develop the menu based on our needs and guest preferences. The food quality and preparation was top notch. Everyone raved about the food, especially the desserts, inquired about the recipes, which she was happy to share, and fought over who got to take her home. She rolled with the punches of a fluid timeline and always had meals ready to go exactly when requested. She fit in great with our group and handled nonstop questions and people in and out of the kitchen with a smile and calm demeanor. Highly recommend!
Rachel is an absolute pleasure to work with it, and everything she creates is not only beautiful, but absolutely delicious! Rachel put together a beautiful spread of pies, cookies, and a cake for my wedding in Asheville this past April. I planned my wedding from Oakland, CA and worked with Rachel via phone and email throughout the planning process. She is professional, trustworthy, thorough, creative and super fun, which made planning from afar less stressful. With not a lot of guidance from me, Rachel set up an absolutely stunning display of desserts on the day of the wedding. My red velvet wedding cake was the best cake I have ever put in my mouth - not exaggerating one bit! Our pie flavors included apple pie with a flakey dough, strawberry-rhubarb with a sable dough, and coconut custard w/diplomat cream and butter crust. All to die for! I highly recommend Rachel and Bake My Day for any and all of your bakery needs!!