Mike and Jesus did a catered event at our house in Mount Crested Butte this summer. They did a great job coordinating the menu to make sure everything was perfect. The day of the dinner they arrived early and made it easy to host our party of 11. We can’t say enough good things about how great Garlic Mike was for this event and we would recommend him to others looking for a fun relaxing evening.

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Sally and JimVero Beach Florida

Talk about an authentic, exceptional Italian experience in the heart of Colorado! Each course was carefully selected for our individual tastes and didn’t disappoint. Mike and Jesus made us feel like family and went above and beyond, as if we were sitting in their kitchen back home. Truly one of our favorite evenings to add to our annual family trip to Gunnison.
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The Clariday’s, The Aspinall’s, and The Hernandez’s

I hired Mike as the personal chef for my fiance’s birthday party. The restaurant, in Gunnison, has been a favorite of ours since we discovered it while camping in the area. Recently, we purchased some property south of Gunnison and I was hoping Mike and his team would make the trek out to our land to provide a memory and meal that we wouldn’t forget. And, wow, did they deliver!

I should add, the property we acquired is rugged, to say the least. Without hesitation or complaint Mike and Chuy adapted quickly to the rustic scene and minimal kitchen and delivered a night that was so meaningful to myself, my fiance and our closest friends! The food was, of course, spectacular. However, what truly stands out to me is the relationships created and fostered over the dinner table that night. A “once in a lifetime experience” that I hope to have many times over!!

SheaDenver, CO

First time I met “Garlic Mike” as person at “Culture Discover” in Sicily,Italy. Since I never had a doubt about his personality. He is not just Chef or owner of the Italian Cuisine, he also offers private dinners for those special friends and family celebrations. Chef “Garlic Mike” promises you an event that you will experience, as if you are a “guest at your own party”. He knows how to sure the right food with highest quality and freshness, arrange the environment in a way that “special event”, and it is all done with ease and efficiency. This is a chance to have a party people will remember for years and so will you! Thank you!!!!
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With Love, Banu

We had Garlic Mike cater a dinner for our Mt. Crested Butte neighborhood, and it could not have been more successful. Mike’s menu was unique, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. His assistant, Jesus, managed the arrangements and supervised the professional service. We had accolades from all our friends. To top it off, the crew cleaned up as if nothing had happened!

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Fred and SueAnthracite, Mt. CB

My family and friends have now made it a habit to always have Garlic Mike and Jesus over for an incredible night of drinks, dinner and laughs each time we make it to Crested Butte from our home in Austin, Texas. They take care of it all and everything is done first class – we just sit back and have a great time, every time. Highly recommend having Mike and Jesus over to your house for an incredible dinner experience!

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Matt H.

Being a Dirty Pearl from Fort Worth we know what it means to throw a party; enjoy great food, drinks & company; and most importantly to be notorious! These same things also personify the iconic Garlic Mike. No trip to the Moncrief Ranch in Gunnison is ever complete without Garlic Mike’s crew coming in to spoil us from beginning to end with their personalized dinner and service! Mike’s food is so incredibly flavorful and consistently on point and the presentation is always exquisite. His extraordinary staff, including Jesus, knows after just one time what each of our favorite drinks are and if you are lucky enough he might even surprise you with a serenade at the end of the evening. Each time we have had Garlic Mike out for his personal chef services we know it is going to be much more then a dinner, it will be an event to be remembered! Garlic Mike is family and his smile says it all!

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The Dirty Pearls of Fort Worth

Hi Mike,
You are the best! The food, fun and service was amazing! On the way home, all everyone could talk about was the dinner. Epic!
Thank you for being part of the storybook of our lives.

Erik Harp

One of the best decisions while on vacation we have ever made was to have Chef Mike and his assistant Taylor come to our home and prepare dinner. WOW! From the starter cocktails to the Shrimp Scampi, Tortellini, Salad, Steak and Fresh Fruit Brûlée dessert we all were extremely satisfied. He was kind enough to allow my 18 year old nephew join him in the kitchen for his own private cooking lessons. This was an amazing act of kindness! A true delight and a wonderful experience for my entire family. We not only enjoyed some of the best food, we gained a friend for life. On a scale from 1 to 10 ~ we give him a 100+. I highly recommend giving Chef Mike a call and having him prepare a meal like no other for you and your family/friends. It will be a memory I promise worth making.

Lisa & Tye Green

Thank you for a fabulous evening last night. You and Jesus produced such a wonderful experience with your outstanding dinner and antipasto served on our deck. The salmon was fantastic with the most beautiful presentation!
The salad of mixed greens, fruits, and nuts and your balsamic dressing was beautiful and enjoyed by all.
Finishing the dinner with the Zabaglione custard made with a healthy dose of Marsala wine over fresh fruit completed the outstanding event.
Edie and I appreciate your talents very much and look forward to another experience this summer.

Lacy and EdieTexas and Louisiana