Linda Weeden Wilman reviewed Small Potatoes Personal Chef Services — 5 star

October 29 · 

My husband is an executive and we have had the Board of Directors of his company attend dinner parties at our home. We have used Shawn many times as our personal chef and caterer at our home for these functions and more. Everyone is always impressed with his creations and excellent presentation.

Shawn also catered our outdoor wedding. On your wedding day, the food is a big deal and the last thing you want to worry about is the caterer and staff. Our wedding was wonderful and much of that thanks goes to Shawn and his team. We had so many compliments on the food that I couldn't wait to share them with Shawn. He's reliable, prompt, and his attention to every detail is impeccable.

Shawn has never let us down and I would highly recommend him to you for your catering needs.

Kim Gibson reviewed Small Potatoes Personal Chef Services - 5 star

I have had the opportunity to sample Shawn's cooking talents on many occasions, and each one surpasses the other. Shawn is professional, willing to work within your budget, and is conscientious when cooking within your home and with regards to creating a menu that works for you and your occasion. His business is the most exciting thing to hit Barrington and it's surrounding areas in a long time! Supper club has helped Barrington area moms stay sane and his kitchen culinary skills have allowed us to be social without the stress of entertaining. If you have not tried Shawn's Small Potatoes experience.... reach out! You will wonder what took you so long!

Elizabeth Manning Svenson reviewed Small Potatoes Personal Chef Services — 5 star

November 9 at 8:40pm ·

Now this is what I call a homerun! Last night I had the most wonderful time at a Girls Night In. Chef Shawn had all of the bases covered so that our conversations and laughs were never interrupted. Our hostess was able to sit at the table with us instead of running back and forth to the kitchen. The food was delicious. And I mean really delicious! Wait, did I mention how delicious the food was? Because it was simply that...delicious. It didn't go unnoticed that the kitchen was absolutely spotless when we left. I strongly recommend Small Potatoes and look forward to future engagements with Chef Shawn, he is truly a class act.

Katie Consalvo Maggio reviewed Small Potatoes Personal Chef Services — 5 star

November 11 at 8:03pm · 

I hosted the most amazing ladies night in. Shawn was a 5 star chef and the service was impeccable. The most incredible thing was that my kitchen was spotless when he left and I was able to enjoy my guests without all of the run around that is usually associated with hosting a dinner party. His service is worth it's weight in gold. Class act!


Garth Svenson, The Christmas Dove, reviewed Small Potatoes Personal Chef Services — 5 star

November 12 at 9:41pm · 

Great food. Amazing service. And at an unexpected value. Never thought a chef of Mr. Gagne's talent could be such a practical option. Would definitely use again for our in-store functions and events.

Dan Fish reviewed Small Potatoes Personal Chef Services — 5 star

October 26, 2015

Shawn delivered a fantastic night for my family. He helped me plan the courses and made some great suggestions when you consider my 13 year old daughter and how picky she can be when it comes to food.

It was something different I planned for my wife for our anniversary and Shawn made sure it was special! The menu of appetizers (cheese & crackers, shrimp cocktail), Caesar salad, multiple main courses (BBQ spice rubbed filet mignon with bleu cheese demi-glace, parmesan encrusted chicken), multiple sides (grilled asparagus, herb risotto, salt and vinegar fingerling potatoes, mac and cheese), and dessert (Bananas Foster) were enjoyed by my entire family…even my finicky 13 year old!

Shawn was always pleasant even as we kept wandering in and out of the kitchen to pester him while he was preparing our fantastic meal.

On top of all of this, our kitchen was cleaner than when he arrived!

My wife really enjoyed the evening and I definitely made some points with this idea. I attribute the success all to Shawn!

I will definitely have Shawn back for another special occasion…without hesitation!