This summer my husband and I were honored to have Chef Michael and Jesus make the trek from Gunnison up the Taylor Canyon to our home in Tincup, CO. There they provided an outstanding private dining experience for us and 8 of our guests.

Our guests had traveled from around the country for a celebration of life for a dear friend in Tincup. Each guest voiced their sincere delight with every aspect of the evening dinner. The food preparation and presentation was over the top, service was excellent and Jesus & Chef Michael were so enjoyable and by the end of the evening considered friends!

We highly recommend booking a private dinning experience in your home offered by Garlic Mikes. Jesus and Chef Michael make it effortless for the host. The only things my husband and I had to do were: confirm a date, determine the number of guests, select the menu items and then let Jesus and Chef Michael take it from there!

From the beginning we were told that the most important thing for us as the hosts is to enjoy our company, have fun and not lift a finger. That is exactly what we did all while being served the most delicious, mouth watering five course meal imaginable.
Cheers to Chef Michael & Jesus!
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Jeff & Jean H.Taylor Canyon

An absolutely amazing Italian/American ranch dinner buffet was set up by Team Garlic Mikes. We were quite the group of people and in order to host and accommodate workers, family and friends we were able to select all the great food of our desire and create a buffet style menu of our liking. It was an amazing set up, Michael and Jesus in the kitchen of our home cooking and preparing all the tasty food to our liking as well as bringing and setting up everything that Traci had prepared for decor and dishes to make it all a complete full circle of ranch theme!

We had a great time and fully enjoyed the fantastic food, as always at Garlic Mikes, yet this time in our own house and the great energy from Michael and Jesus! Thank you all❤
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Kicki C.Gunnison, Co

Shout out to Michael, Traci and Garlic Mike’s for the generous donation of dinner for The Boot Stomp Cancer Benefit. It was part of a silent auction we bid on with two other couples and it raised a substantial amount for the San Juan Cancer Center in Montrose , Colorado. The dinner was more than we expected which including drinks by the river at the river bar and wine, appetizers, entrees and dessert in a private cabana with beautiful table decor by Traci. We truly enjoyed every minute and so did our taste buds. Thank you, again!
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Karen and PhillipMontrose, CO

We were fortunate to be paired with Chef Mike and his team when we hosted a couple of events for the Tour de Forks series at our home in CB a few years ago. Those events were always fun and entertaining, although with a much larger crowd in support of the local arts community we never got to know him well on a personal level.

We had Michael at our home this past weekend for a small group and everything that evening from “soup to nuts” was amazing. We challenged him with helping us arrange a seafood night and the menu he created was fantastic! We started with Garlic Mike’s magical grilled oysters, moved to crab and corn chowder, a salad and the Brodetto di Pesce as our main course. The preparation of every course, the attention to detail and presentation of each was perfect!

The evening was an outstanding experience with an entertaining, charismatic, passionate chef that no one in our group will forget. Not only was the food excellent, but the evening was also incredibly fun! We look forward to the next time we are able to have Mike and his team at our house.
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Dawn and TobyDallas, TX and Mt. Crested Butte

“Highly recommend Garlic Mike’s restaurant for private catering based on a surprise birthday dinner party for a family member. The entire experience was nothing short of exceptional, thanks to the outstanding efforts of Mike and Jesus, who truly made it a night to remember.

The seven-course dinner they curated was nothing short of exquisite. Each dish was carefully crafted, incorporating the finest ingredients and bursting with flavors that delighted the senses. From the appetizers to the desserts, every course was a culinary journey that left our taste buds wanting more. They even made a separate pasta dinner for the kiddos!

Not only was the food a delight, but the presentation of each course was also a work of art. Mike demonstrated a true passion for his craft, and it was evident that he takes great pride in delivering an unforgettable dining experience.

What truly stood out was the personal touches in making the birthday celebrant feel special. They orchestrated a heartwarming surprise and a beautifully presented birthday cake that left our family feeling deeply touched and cherished.

Throughout the evening, Mike and Jesus ensured that every member of our family felt comfortable and attended to. Their warm and friendly demeanor created a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, allowing us to focus on celebrating the birthday with joy and laughter.

I wholeheartedly recommend Garlic Mike’s restaurant for any special occasion, particularly if you’re planning a surprise birthday dinner party. Mike will go above and beyond to create an unforgettable experience, combining exceptional service, mouth watering food, and a warm ambiance.

Thank you, Garlic Mike’s, for making our surprise birthday dinner party, an absolute success.”
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Shannan R.Mt. Crested Butte/Coronado, CA
I just want to say that last night was fantastic. One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. You all made everything so easy and wonderful.
Please also extend my praise to the cake lady for making a wonderful gluten free cake.

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Claire W.Dallas TX/Crested Butte

Gunnison County is so special, and Garlic Mike’s is such an icon in the Valley. So what happens when you combine Crested Butte vistas with Chef Michael, you get a truly magical night. Massive kudos to Chef Michael for the extraordinary dining experience, and to Jesus for top-shelf service. Thank you gentleman for making our birthday celebration a night we won’t forget.
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Peter and AlicenDallas/Crested Butte

Garlic Mike’s has been one of our favorite restaurants for many years, and Chef Mike has become a good friend. We had a gathering of friends and family at our home on Spring Creek this summer, so we arranged a private dinner with Chef Mike. It was one of the most special evenings my family has ever experienced! Leading up to the evening, Michael communicated with us regarding our preferences, then he and his assistant Jesus created not only a perfectly delicious meal, but also the most joyful dining experience. Starting with delectable grilled oysters, the food got more delicious with each course. Chef Mike absolutely loves sharing his gifts with others, and his passion for delicious food and outpouring of joy is contagious! It was truly one of the most memorable meals that my family and friends have ever shared. Thank-you, Michael!

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Linda & ScottHouston, TX

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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