Marisa Gittens

4.9 (33)
From San Leandro, CA
SinceDecember, 2021

With over 10 years of experience as a chef, I take pride in offering a swift and impeccable service using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. My extensive portfolio features collaborations with major corporations such as Twitter, Uber, and Yahoo, as well as personal chef services in countless homes. I am well versed in domestic kitchens and equipped to provide unforgettable culinary experiences to all.

My heart and soul are dedicated to food. As an artist and enthusiast, there is nothing more gratifying than crafting dishes that linger on the palate and leave a lasting impression. I am constantly pushing the boundaries of flavor and texture to create dynamic and delightful meals that are sure to please.

At Cook & Run, we have a team of highly trained chefs who are eager to help you elevate your next event with exceptional cuisine. We prioritize the health and safety of our clients and staff and follow strict guidelines regarding vaccinations and PPE.
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Service as described 4.9
Communication 4.9
Punctuality 4.9
Joshua M.
Our party of about 22 people was catered by Chef Marisa and her team, who did a superb job. They adhered to our scheduled plan and arrived promptly. During the mealtime, they meticulously accommodated our requests and made us feel extraordinary. Their mushroom risotto dish was exceptional and the entire party was enthralled with the outstanding food and service. We highly recommend Chef Marisa and her team.
March 21, 2023
Daniel M.
Our 40th wedding anniversary dinner for 12 guests at home was nothing short of amazing! The six-course meal, which we planned alongside the chef, was simply exquisite. Each dish was delectable, thanks to some fantastic recipes that had everyone raving about the food. For even more sophistication, we opted for passed appetizers, a bartender, and a server, all of whom were thoroughly professional. Although there were scarce criticisms, we noticed that almost every dish was served cool instead of hot. We suggested that they warm the plates, but to no avail. Perhaps the chilly air from the AC, which we had low to keep everyone comfortable amid the sweltering outside heat, played a role. Furthermore, the seared scallop with pea puree, one of the courses, could have used another scallop as it looked a bit unappetizing on the plate. Nevertheless, these were minor details in an otherwise incredible dining experience. We would undoubtedly use this service again without hesitation!
July 16, 2022
Ryan L.
Working with Marissa was an exceptional experience. She was highly responsive, exhibited a great degree of professionalism, and was a delight to collaborate with. Despite having reached out on a Friday to organize an event for the upcoming Monday, which happened to be Juneteenth, Marissa was quick to send through a sample menu, and we were able to finalize everything the same day. The quality of the food was exceptional and incredibly tasty – it was a hit with everyone in the office. We will undoubtedly engage Marissa's services in the future. Thank you, Marissa, for everything!
June 20, 2022
John M.
Chef Marisa and the Cook & Run team made my 30th birthday unforgettable! Their catering service served a delectable buffet and a superb bartender that satisfied every guest. They effortlessly catered to guests with dietary restrictions, including vegetarians, pescatarians, and carnivores. Both Dan and Marisa communicated effectively before the event, ensuring that everything was taken care of and the presentation was outstanding. I highly recommend collaborating with Chef Marisa and the Cook & Run team.
February 15, 2022
Sarah C.
Regarding service, we were thoroughly pleased with the assistance provided by the Cook and Run crew. Daniel's exceptional professionalism and handling of our order modifications left a lasting impression. Despite booking only a week in advance, our requests were welcomed without hesitation. As for the product, the catering was simply divine! The birthday celebrant was ecstatic with the quality of food. Despite having dietary restrictions and preferences, everyone was able to enjoy a delicious meal thanks to the diverse range of dishes available. All in all, we intend on being loyal patrons of Cook and Run.
February 8, 2022