Azalina was a tremendous pleasure to work with during my party planning. I deferred to her entirely on the menu and only asked that she prepare what she felt she did best. I am very happy that she did just that. Not only did she provide me with an amazing list of options for the evening, but she completely delivered on both service , quality, and taste for the event. Even after two weeks, I am still getting comments about how amazing and wonderful Azalina's food was. A complete pleasure to work with from start to finish, I can't wait to throw another event just so I can have Azalina cater once again.
- Matthew J Yazzie, Google
Azalina met our specific catering needs down to the detail and provided an outstanding meal for our community.
- Emily Claassen, Director, Mission Community Council
Azalina's rocks! Azalina and her staff were very professional and accommodating. Best of all, the food was fresh and delicious! Hands-down, Azalina makes the best homemade strawberry herb lemonade I've ever had!
- Tiffany Price, San Francisco Foundation
Azalina's food is delicious and elegantly presented. She prepared a wonderful feast for my guests who were impressed not only by the quality of her dishes but also by her charming manner. She is very professional, always responded promptly to my calls and messages and was prepared and on time the day of the dinner. I highly recommend Azalina.
- Marietta Nunez
You were great last night! Your food was a huge hit which I'm sure you could tell from everyone taking second helpings from the buffet and take-home boxes. You shared your story of what you have been able to achieve with the support of La Cocina so eloquently, and I think it really made the incubator program come to life for our Board members and guests. Your professionalism and service were exemplary, and it was a delight to work with you. Judging by what you have achieved in your first year, I wouldn't be surprised if we held a dinner at Azalina's restaurant in the near future.
- Elizabeth Ramirez, Coordinator, Levi Strauss Foundation
Azalina was wonderful to work with from start to finish. We asked her to cater our DIY wedding, (after tasting just one item at Off the Grid – the curry bomb – oh yes) and though it was her first, she agreed after one phone conversation. She was very excited about our vision of a communal meal and worked hard to come up with a menu that fit our needs – agreeing to work with some of our farmer friends and helping us to make it fit our budget through all sorts of creative thinking about serving dishes and staffing.
And that doesn’t even cover the food, which was out of this world. As many of our guests later said: that was the only wedding we’ve ever been to where the chef got a standing ovation. The food was exactly as we had imagined it, except more beautiful and hot and delicious. Sometimes food loses something when prepared in large quantities, but not Azalina’s. Not to mention that her Panang style of cuisine has a multitude of amazing vegan, gluten free and vegetarian options that require no retrofitting – which was a huge relief to us in our planning as we didn’t have to change a thing! On our menu to accommodate our guests with special dietary needs.
All in all, we can’t say enough good things about Azalina. Amazing cook, lovely person, organized and responsive. Thanks Azalina!