As Seen in The Knot Magazine

WHERE FOOD MEETS DESIGN

CHARLENE’S KITCHEN CRAFTS MORE THAN JUST FOOD AND COCKTAILS…  CHARLENE’S 30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ENABLES HER TO MEET ALL OF YOUR WEDDING NEEDS – FROM MENU, TO BAR, TO VENUE DECOR AND DESIGN. WE CREATE NOT ONLY A WEDDING MENU, BUT A FULL-ON WEDDING EXPERIENCE.


A FAMILY AFFAIR

All of us at Charlene's Kitchen value the longstanding relationships we build with our clients...

Charlene has been a friend to the Holbrook family for decades, so it has been an honor to be a part of not only one but BOTH sisters' weddings within a year!

Each wedding was unique, beautiful, and particular to their individual styles; and it has been a fun time for Charlene and the entire team to send them both off into married life in true Charlene's Kitchen style!



Dearest Charlene and the entire staff of Charlene's Kitchen:

Not sure where to begin on this one ?! .... ❤️😍😉

We were knee deep in the prep work for Ashley's wedding in February 2015, when Behle and Bahey became engaged on Valentine's Day! How on earth could both of my daughters be getting married with in less than year of each other?! Lots of love, excitement, happiness and joy were all around... And a little bit of panic on my side!! 😜

The challenge to not only make this the happiest and most special day for each daughter... But also make it unique allowing the personalities of each girl to shine. Keeping this in mind... The "dream team" gathered for their first meeting for the second Holbrook wedding last September. 😊 Charlene came to that meeting with excitement and energy!

Merging Egyptian and American cultures to create a Mediterranean influenced menu while staying true to the Bohemian-inspired rustic look Behle and Bahey wanted became our first order of business.  Charlene and team took this challenge head on, and the food was spectacular! Bahey claiming that the Sanayet Batatas (Egyptian potato dish) was as good as his grandmother's!!!! The highest of compliments!! 😍

There are so many details in a wedding to worry about... But with Charlene at the helm of the food, and drink... There is no worry; Bottom line... She delivers a product that is simply like no other. Her food is amazing... It is as beautiful to look at as it is to taste! Our Egyptian guests were overwhelmed with the authenticity of the dishes, and our American guests loved all the new flavors and tastes. Most importantly, Behle and Bahey, described their wedding as "magical" . ❤️❤️❤️ They both melted at the handmade wooden sign Charlene's creative team made for them as a surprise. They are making it into a table for their new living room! ❤️❤️

I am eternally grateful for the talented, hardworking, creative people, many who have known Behle since she was 6 years old, from Charlene's kitchen that made my little girl's dream come true. Thank you from the bottom of my heart ... Job well done my old friend...

 

Love always,

Lucy  


Sweet Charlene/the whole CK team!!

We knew going into this weekend that the food would be good, but good doesn't even cut it. It was INCREDIBLE. It blew away everyone who attended! My request to fuse Egyptian and American food was a hard one to wrap anyone's head around, but you took it in stride and you delivered! I believe my husband's exact words were "this cooking reminds me of my grandmother's cooking" which is a compliment I've never received from him (I may need some lessons!!). Everyone from Egypt not only felt as though they were transported back across the Atlantic, but everyone from America was able to experience the incredible flavors and foods from another country. 

We could not have possibly asked for a better experience. You, once again, have surpassed every expectation we had and made this weekend a SALEM DUNK! We love you!!!

 

Love,

The Salems (Behle and Bahey)