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Close collaboration is central to the mission. Get to know us better -- read what people say about working with the Chef. All reviews are presented unedited.

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Lara & Bryan (and me too) can’t sing your praises enough. ... You did a wonderful job with EVERYTHING! I made a vegetarian chili with some of the farro. DELICIOUS! So, you are still present in our lives. Of course Lara wants you for every party that she has in her bright future! 
Be Well. Enjoy all of your successes.

Noreen C, mother of the bride, Nyack

I can’t say enough positive things about my experience hiring Renee to run my dad's 85th birthday celebration in his home this past summer. From the simplicity of the planning to the thoughtful execution, everything was more than perfect and my day stress free so I could take in and enjoy the celebration! I look forward to using her services again!

Susan, NYC

I really cannot thank you often enough for the incredible job you and your team did for our son's engagement party.  Not only was everything delicious (the grilled brie with apricot and pigs in blanket in particular), but it looked beautiful and your staff was delightful.  


You made a stressful situation so much easier.  Everyone at the party (and there were some tough critics and real foodies in attendance) commented on how impressed they were.  And the black out cake!! You won over Brooklynites with that one.


You were a pleasure to work with and I really did fell like you not only took care of everything, but took care of me.



Shari, Dobbs Ferry

[W]hat a beautiful party you made to celebrate your equally beautiful son and daughter-in-love. The food was exquisite and memorable. Kudos to the chef and her team for creating a culinary display of color, textures, tastes, so yummy!

Guest, Dobbs Ferry

From the careful curation of the menu focused on seasonal produce to the details of setting the stage for a perfect event, Renee is invaluable in creating incredible experiences. Everyone raves about the food, attention to detail and experience and have referred her to many friends looking to create memorable experiences as well.


To be fair, as a vegetarian and home chef, I am pretty picky about food, menu, flow. I am at the point where I leave it to Renee now and cannot wait for our next occasion to have Renee and her team back. Soup to nuts, she takes care of it all. More than that, people talk about the food, ambiance and exquisite details of the event long after the evening is over.


I cannot recommend her highly enough. I really just wish she was on Long Island so we could also avail ourselves of her chef prepared meals!

Cat, Long Island engagement party and holiday party

"Before I write the first word I can tell there isn’t enough room to express all my joy at what a pleasure it was to work with Renee and her top notch attention to detail. We live in NC and were planning a wedding at my in-laws historic home in Tarrytown. Renee took care of everything. The decorations and flowers she put together for the ceremony and tables were just gorgeous. We wanted the food to be really special and it truly was. People said it was the best sit down dinner at an event like ours that they had ever had. Everything was fresh, flavorful, and cooked to perfection. Renee also made our wedding cake and an assortment of pastries for dessert. She does it all beautifully - from decorations to food to bridal jitters! I truly believe God’s hand was on my shoulder when I found Renee. I strongly recommend her to you!"

Elizabeth, Tarrytown wedding

"Five well deserved stars for MadeByRK! As a nonprofit director, I have used MadeByRK many times for large and small events at an affordable cost. I know I can count on them to complete the difficult task of providing professional and timely service, a caring attitude, and delicious treats for any occasion. My favorite small bites include red velvet brownies, salted caramel cheesecake bites, and butter balls. Highly recommend Chef Renée Kashuba and the whole MadeByRK team for any of your catering needs.

Jessica Horgan, Founding Executive Director, Rivertown Dance Academy

“MadeByRK is in a word-Spectacular Chef Renee catered my daughter's Bridal Shower. Throughout the planning and menu development and tastings she listened & offered expert advise. Additionally, she coordinated all the particulars required for the High Tea-From linens to tea cups to chairs & cutlery to serving pieces. She also undertook much of the decor- beautiful flower arrangements, table scapes, even a lovely sign & flower for the front gate of the Hudson River Manor House. The service staff was attentive & skilled. Chef Renee is a wonderful person & expert caterer. I recommend if you are planning a special event in your life. You will be very satisfied & well-fed.”

Lynn, Scarsdale

“What a fabulous event MadeByRK helped us create! A bevy of finger foods for a Season Launch Party for a small non-profit- savory, sweet- every beautifully presented piece was consumed and our wide range of tastes were fulfilled. MadeByRK was able to match our budget without making the table look like a budget came into play. We had vegan, vegetarian and meat options. We are looking forward to working with Renee again!”

Marie, Dobbs Ferry

“We are lucky to have her in Westchester!” 

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Kids on Hudson, Businesses We Love (and you will too!),

“MadeByRK catered a smaller in-home celebration for me. Food and service were just right! Rare opportunity for me to enjoy the celebration without worry. Highly recommended!”

Teresa. Tarrytown

“MadeByRK has catered many events I've hosted and attended in the past three years. Chef Renée Kashuba is a true professional in her communication, planning, creation, and knowledge. I always look forward to her savory spinach appetizers and butterball cookies in particular. I highly recommend this company for any and every event in which tasty food is needed!”

Rachel, Tarrytown Events

“You are in a for a treat if you are lucky enough to be at an event that Renée Kashuba is catering. I've been to several and her food is always outstanding, with fresh ingredients put together in creative, subtle and above all delicious ways. The presentation is also always pleasing to the senses and Renée herself is a wonderful, easy collaborator who wants everything to be the best. I've recommended her to others and the reaction has always been a rave. I've also sampled the desserts and main courses she prepares for individual purchase and wish she were my own personal chef!”

Inara, Chappaqua

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