Client testimonials

Alison Massey, Marketing Director, Now Health International.
March 2015

‘We were delighted with the range and quality of the delicious food from Philippe.  He catered for both small and large groups, always maintaining the highest quality, surprising and wowing our guests with the best food the region has to offer.’

Jill & Matthew D. Chalet ISRA, Servoz
February 2015

We would like to take this opportunity to recommend Philippe Collus. He did an amazing job when he looked after us for a celebration long weekend in the Alps this winter. He excelled and did not let us down even with the amount of snowfall that weekend and the intermittent power supply - he made fabulous meals and kept both children and adults happy!

 


Phil B.'s 25th Anniversary meal
May 2014

Hi Philippe
Just want to say a big big thank you for such a wonderful meal on Saturday. We all enjoyed it hugely. I think your talents are amazing, and just keep growing!
With all best wishes
Phil

Adelle and Jerry
May 2014

Lovely meeting you, we thoroughly enjoyed your cooking in Megève!
Hopefully see you again in the future ;)

Mr and Mrs P. Andrew and Maria
January 2014

We had four adults and 6 hungry children to feed each day before and after skiing. Having Philippe reliably arrive each morning before dawn to get us off to a delicious start to the day was brilliant. And each afternoon arriving home to freshly baked treats was always something to look forward to. But the dinners that Philippe prepared eclipsed everything else (as well as most restaurants in Chamonix). Each and every one of our six junior diners all had different likes and dislikes, for which Philippe always had a gastronomical answer.
Philippe prepared our Christmas day lunch along with matching wines and champagne. It was one of the best festive meals we have experienced.
We also appreciate the little things like using the local mushrooms that he'd picked during the previous summer and his use of local produce (which always came with a story about who and where it was made).
We will definitely use Philippe again when staying in Chamonix. 

Helena (several meals during her family's stay in Chamonix)
September 2013

It was a pleasure to have Philippe in our kitchen. The children still talk about the special chocolate desert. We were two families at our chalet for a ski holiday, and after a day on the slopes we would come home to Philippe in our kitchen. Philippe made meals for the children, that they all really enjoyed, while the adults had a glass of wine by the fireplace We were then served the adult dinner, and were never disappointed. We all enjoyed being spoiled by Philippe's professionalism and his great meals, and the kitchen was always left spotless.
All the best,

Louisa and Ruppert (Private chalet owners)
September 2013

Philippe has a talent for preparing taste sensation food with maximum grace and minimum fuss. And a top tip is to ask him to bring the wines ? sensational!

Bonne & Bob, Christmas 2012
December 2012

We are still talking about our wonderful Christmas vacation -- a lovely chalet, incredible snow, and the fabulous dinners you prepared for us. And to top it off, it was just a pleasure to have you around! You made our holiday very special and truly exceeded our expectations.

Abel (private meals)
July 2012

First of all thank you for the great dinners we had at Villa Terrier in Chamonix in July.....Both were great
I said I was going to drop you a mail and just now doing this after almost 3 months....
Are you planning to come to Brazil? If yes, come to see us here in São Paulo.
I wish you all the best in the name of all the "troup".

Keith and Lyn. (for their son's wedding meal for 20 guests, Les Houches)
June 2012

I just wanted to write and say a huge thank you for Saturday. When we had our venue problem you stepped straight in and took the worry off our shoulders and on the day you were a star.

The food was absolutely wonderful. Everyone commented on the canapés how varied and tasty they were and how they just kept on coming. The meal was the same. It was obvious that it had all been prepared fresh and with fresh ingredients. The eggs were done to perfection and the main course was just delicious, cooked and presented to perfection. I really enjoyed the cheese selection and then that was topped off by two wonderful deserts. The pear tart was so light and the chocolate tart just deliciously yummy. Tim and Sars meant to come and thank you for doing their special Les Houches deserts but Charlie was taking their photos and then time seemed to take over. Everyone said they could not eat any more but I noticed there were none of the petit fours left at the end of the evening.

The girls too, were excellent. Pacing the service, lovely smiles, attentive to people?s needs and nothing was too much trouble for them. Please pass on our grateful thanks to them. I think everyone one of the people there passed comment about them.

Phil n Val (private chalet owners)
May 2012

Dear Philippe and Trudi
Thank you so much for an excellent dinner on Monday - we all enjoyed it hugely, and it was great to see you both again. We will definitely do it again some time!
With best wishes

Luka (private dinner for 10)
April 2012

Thanks again for the great dinner in Chamonix. We've just booked the chalet for 2013 and maybe we'll see each other again. If not earlier in Amsterdam if you decide to visit us.
Keep in touch!

Xandra (sit down meal for 15 guests, birthday party)
March 2012

Sorry not to have written earlier to say how much we enjoyed the delicious meal that you cooked for us on 19 March for the special birthday dinner. It made it a very enjoyable dinner and evening, which we all enjoyed. Cherie looked after us beautifully and you both left the kitchen absolutely spotless, which was much appreciated. I am only sorry that three of the family missed eating your delicious food.
Thank you too for passing John the contact of one of your collegue for the fondues ? he looked after us well and we were more than happy with our fondue evening on the Friday.
Again, many thanks and best wishes

Elyse & Andy
November 2011

Thank you for making our wedding dinner truly memorable for our 50 guests who traveled to Chamonix. The dinner turned out exactly as we had hoped, a fancy BBQ theme with a French twist. I hear most brides don?t actually get to eat at their wedding because they are too busy talking to guests, but I sat down and enjoyed every bite of that dinner. Especially loved the grilled Provence prawns and the papillote of fresh cod. And I?m hoping I can sneak your recipes for the penne salad and fennel broad bean salad out of you so I can continue to remember our wedding dinner for years to come.
We can?t wait to return to Chamonix for a reunion with our families and hire you again as our chef.

Jan and John (buffet for the day after the wedding)
May 2011

A huge thank you to you both for a wonderful "service compris"! It was as if a cloud of locusts descended on your food and the compliments were pouring in.
Glad you have found your dishes safely.
Hope to see you perhaps on one of our trips to Cham.

John (John's mother's 80th birthday dinner for 15
March 2011

It was a very successful evening and your food and service was an integral part of that, so thank you, and Cherie, very much. I'm sure we'll meet again!
Kind regards

Sarah W. (dinners in a large chalet)
March 2011

You recently provided us with a number of meals whilst we were staying at Chalet des Drus. We just wanted to say how lovely they were and what a good service you provided. It made it a very easy and pleasant stay. Should we be staying in Chamonix again we will certainly look you up!
Kind regards

Alison and Frank, Vancouver
July 2010

Again, thank-you for the wonderful meal that you prepared for us. When we recall our special day, we cannot help but talk about the food.

Chris and Fiona H. Chalet owners in Les Contamines
August 2006

Thank you so much for all your help and good humour this week in looking after the ?ask? laws. I couldn?t ever imagine doing it ???????
The food was fantastic, as Lizzie said ?better than any restaurant? and the service was ideal, all our needs were anticipated and dealt with accordingly.
Truly a Service-Compris!
We look forward to working with you again.
Lots of love,