You had us at “Jerusalem Artichoke Amuse Bouche.” While lean, this pared-down menu really shows what a talented, creative chef can do with just the basics. Like all great chefs, Chef Thomas has a signature amuse bouche, a simple starter that is traditionally a “chef’s choice” selection (and what a choice he made with that artichoke!). His main course, a wild fish of the day (sustainable, of course), will be encrusted in a simple sea salt and accompanied by asparagus. Just to add a touch of decadence, he’ll serve a perfect vanilla crème brûlée. Consider us amused!
Thomas was always polite, respectful and very professional. We are happy to recommend Chef Thomas at any time anywhere. Our family employed Thomas Rieger as a personal chef. Thomas was in charge of taking care of regular daily meals five days a week. Our family is of three but we each have very different dietary requests. Thomas always made sure to please everyone and go above and beyond for every one of our individual desires and request. We would often have family members and friends join us for dinner and Thomas was open and receptive to this and made sure all guests' dietary requests were also met along with our family's. From time to time we would host small to midsize events at our home and Thomas was fully in charge of these. He cooked for 15 to 30 guests at these hosted events.
We are writing to express our gratitude for a catered dinner provided by Chef Thomas. His staff supervision and culinary talents are impressive. He has a natural ability to plan with a team of parish leaders with grace and professionalism and he was sensitive to the unique needs of our event and executed it flawlessly. He prepared the meal for 16 guests who were all delighted with the epicurean cuisine. We highly recommend Thomas as a valuable addition to any dining experience.
We employed Thomas as a private chef. During this period Thomas did an amazing job, he was able to take care of our family during the week. He also was able to manage big dinner parties when we invited friends at home. He was even able to manage big receptions for special events like birthday, baby shower. Thomas was always very professional and was able to respond to any special request we asked of him. Even in some last-minute circumstances our total guest count increased, he still made sure the food and service were not compromised. We were sad to see Thomas go but we know he is off to bigger and better things. Again, we highly recommend him.