Testimonials

Amy Hader
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 21:35:34

Hello again! I thought you might enjoy seeing my girls try out the lemon tart recipe. It was a hit at Easter!
Amy
Sharon Porter
On 4/17/2017 11:18 AM, >
> Chef Terrie:
>
> I just wanted to let you know that several of us here at Delta Dental made your scalloped sweet and white potatoes for Easter dinner yesterday; of course, they were a big hit everywhere they were served! I also made the asparagus stuffed chicken and an old recipe of mine for scalloped pineapple.

> Thanks again, for your excellent teaching. I hope you had a good Easter!
Sharon - Delta Dental of Iowa
3.20.17
Everyone enjoyed the hands-on cooking class experience. It was a very relaxed atmosphere and we learned new techniques and also bonded with our co-workers. The food we made was wonderful! Chef Terri was very patient and helpful explaining everything as we went.
Doug Loots
Thank You!
Sun, 5 Mar 2017 21:23:41

Hi Terrie,
Wanted to say THANK YOU for catering my wife's 40th birthday party. You and the food were wonderful, we had many many compliments on the entire spread. My wife was totally surprised as we managed to keep the whole thing under wrap until she arrived home.

Please feel free to use me as a reference and to put my comments on your website.
Betty Glover
Chef Terrie - It's been a relaxing day here at our household. And, a special day ...not only because of Mother's Day, but it was a day feeling good about yesterday's event.

It was a wonderful celebration of honoring Michael's remarkable career. And, we thank for your well planned menu of "lavish" desserts as I requested... but thank you, too, for the beautiful presentation!

Bottom line...the minute I hired you...you took the worry away about the food and allowed me to focus on other things. Thank you! I look forward to working with you again!
Jim Pech
Principal Bank
Chef Terrie's class showed us how "home cooking" can become "gourmet" with just a few tricks of the trade; an epicure's delight! Chef Terrie made our event very special by providing food that is tantalized the taste buds, and service that made the host and hostess feel like royalty. When can we do this again!?!?!?
Jody White
Registered Sales Associate
Wells Fargo Investments
Whether you are a beginner in the kitchen or one-step away from culinary school, Terrie provides the recipes for the menu for your class to cook right in her kitchen; when you are finished preparing the meal, the class sits down together to enjoy what everyone has prepared. We have been holding cooking classes for three years, and we still have not used the same recipe or menu twice. We have held a Thai-Asian Class; Italian Class; Seafood Class; Outdoor Summer Grilling Class; whatever you have a palate for, Terrie can prepare a unique menu! When the evening is over, you take home the menus and recipes of all the courses prepared! Fun and close-knit atmosphere! Thank you.
Diane Wells
Owner
Wells Bed & Breakfast
Wells Bed & Breakfast has had numerous events held in our facilities where Country Club Market was the hired caterer. Everyone, from small groups to large groups, has raved about the food and their total experience. Terrie has been very easy to work with, professional and open to the needs of each individual guest. We recommend her again and again.
Eric Boatwright
General Manager
Pulse 99.5
When I first came on board at Positive Impact Media/Pulse99.5, I quickly learned how great it was to work with Terrie. Our golf outing was scheduled for my very first day, but was postponed due to rain. Even though Terrie had spent hours preparing food for us, she was more than accommodating in making arrangements to find other uses for what we could not use, as well as working harder than asked when we rescheduled for a later date. It is awesome how God brings the right people together at the right time, and Terrie certainly was the right person for our catering job.
Ann Cosimano
ARAG Insurance
I have been fortunate to have attended demo classes hosted by Chef Terrie. There, I learned to grill salmon with a great recipe that my friends and family really enjoy (even one who swore she never liked salmon until she tried it Terrie's way). I also learned how to bring the blow torch from the garage to the kitchen. Terrie catered a wonderful lunch for my business. The salad included the tiniest kiwi I have ever seen. She finds the most amazing ingredients. Terrie brought all of the food and equipment for a hands-on tapas class at my home. Everyone had a different kitchen comfort level and Terrie really did a great job of helping everyone feel confident in the kitchen. The dishes were delicious, fun to make and easy to repeat!
Kevin & Joy
Kevin and I worried about a lot of things as we planned our wedding, but we never worried about the food! Chef Terrie Kohl was helpful every step of the way. She helped plan the menu around foods that we enjoy, and the day of our wedding she presented everything we had chosen beautifully. We would not hesitate to hire her again or recommend her services. We still have people asking for recipes. Country Club Catering was an essential part of a day we will always remember.
Sarah
My family enjoyed the birthday lunch for our mother who turned 94 yrs old in September. We picked the menu and Terrie delivered all complete and delicious. Everyone had plenty to eat and was impressed how delicious the food was. My Sister and I work and we wanted to put this party on for our Mother, &wanted to have time to visit with family. Terrie came to our rescue of preparing the whole meal. My Aunt &my Mother-in -law would love to have a catered Birthday lunch also. We have started a great trend for our busy family. Thank you, Terrie.
Jean
Just a BIG THANK YOU for starting your cooking school - the class size is perfect, techniques and explanation of terminology is wonderful. I love to cook, but this gives me a chance to try new things that I just would not have tried. The class is fun but yet educational. Keep up the good work - I'll be back many more times!
Cathy
I had attended a wide variety of classes offered by Chef Terrie Kohl. Each class was creative, fun and interesting. Terrie creates an atmosphere with her groups that make every level of cook feel comfortable.The novice cook will get support as new techniques are tried while the more experienced cook will enjoy the gourmet recipes.

Terrie opens her kitchen to the group and lots of fun begins. I had a wonderful time cooking, laughing and learning. The reward was in the final presentation as the groups sat down to eat the delicious creations. I was so pleased to have new recipes to present to my family. I have recreated them in my home. Food often creates comfort but Terrie adds the "magic" that happens at her classes.
Carlene
I have had Chef Terrie Kohl cater two events for me. One was a 40th birthday party attended by about 75 people. She provided sandwiches, potato salad and fruit. The food was wonderful and I had several guests compliment her on her selections. The second event was my son's high school graduation party, which was attended by about 175 people. She provided omelets and homemade sausage patties. Again, I had several people compliment her on selections for the brunch.

For both of these parties, I left everything up to Terrie. She gave me menu choices and helped me decide on exactly what I wanted. She goes out of her way to accommodate you and is a very easy person to work with. She will provide you with whatever you want and if you're not for sure what that may be, she will give you very helpful suggestions. I recommend her for any event and for any amount of people. I will never look anywhere else to help me with my party plans.
Doug Vander Weide
CFP
Vander Weide & Associates
With my wife's and my busy schedule, planning and preparing for a dinner party is short of a miracle! However, using Country Club Market and Chef Terrie Kohl we had not just one, but four dinner parties and they went off without a hitch! Terrie was great; she picked great tasting menu choices and made us feel relaxed about throwing a great dinner party. She didn't stop at the food however; she helped us out with floral arrangements and even picking out dinner china. Our friends and clients were really impressed with the parties. I recommend Country Club Market to anyone who wants to impress their friends, families, or even clients!
Barb
Terrie catered an event for me when author and "star" Mark Bittner of "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" came to Iowa to speak and I hosted an author's breakfast reception. We had the most delectable pastries, eggs (what were the eggs called?), juice and coffee with all the trimmings. Terrie made exactly the right amount and set this up and took it down in the middle of a busy movie theatre like a pro. She helped me come up with a great menu when I had no clue where to begin. Now for the graduation party! Thanks Terrie!
Greg-Anne Lowe
Q99.5 KZZQ
I work at a radio station here in Des Moines and hired Terrie of Country Club Market to cater a concert in April 2005. As you can imagine, the artsits and crew for concert tours eat on the road almost daily and it gets old fast. However, I was confident that would not be the case with Terrie and I was right. It was very important to me that the people we had to provide food for had a great meal that they could enjoy and would remember; that they could go back to Nashville and talk about how well they were treated in Des moines, IA. Terrie prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner for the concert tour's artists and crew and they LOVED her meals! I was able to eat as well and it was fabulous!! If you have an event and you don't want to worry about the quality of food then you should hire Country Club Market---she does such a great job. I believe God wired Terrie to cook---it's evident in not only the quality of her food and the presentation of her food, but also in her passion for what she does.
Dietre McCormick
Chef Terrie possesses a zest for food and her preparations provide a reassuring basis for each event. She has promptly responded to my requests on two occasions, both short notice, and the menus were tasty, nutritious, and artfully arranged. In the midst of my mother's illness and a family gathering on Christmas Day, she delivered a meal to the home, arranged the buffet table in an inviting manner, and quietly left us to eat between hospital shifts. It warmed our hearts to know that she had given us her holiday.
Stephanie DeMaranville
DeMaranville Installations
Chef Terrie,
It has been such a pleasure knowing you and learning from you. Before I even met you, I felt your welcoming warmth. Several years ago, I emailed you about classes for my son, Tyler. You were so supportive of his interests in the culinary world. About to meet for the first time, we crept into your house, unsure of what we were getting into. And what did we find? We found you in your chef coat with a beautiful smile and arms outstretched for a great big hug. Your love for your passion is infectious. We cannot help but to love you and your art of cooking. Your hospitality is unmatched.

At each class, you've presented the recipes in an easy to follow format. You've prepared the food with such detail and expertise, that it makes us confident that we can do the same. And I have prepared some of the recipes at home!

I highly recommend everyone attend at least one of your classes! The relaxed atmosphere and personal attention is second to none. When my son and I think of you, we smile. Your classes are well worth the money and time, it is a treat to spend a night in your kitchen, eating the wonderful food you've prepared, and enjoying your company.

You make the entire class about the food, not just the dish you are preparing, but about any food. No culinary question is off limits. (If it goes into the kitchen, I've found you're an expert on it!) Your talent and knowledge, your enthusiasm and generosity, your ability to hold everyone's attention is impressive. Being in your home for any amount of time is like being home for us.

I cannot say it enough. We love you, Chef Terrie!! You have truly made an amazing influence in our lives and we will forever be grateful. We will surely be seeing you in the future.

Thank you for being you!!!
Vicki Beveridge
CBR, CRS
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group
I am a raving fan of Chef Terrie & her cooking classes. They are fun, the food is amazing (better than most restaurants) & I have learned so much more about cooking than simply following the recipes. I get a kick out of replicating her dishes and impressing my friends (who are gourmet cooks) - they've even signed up to take her class. One evening Chef Terrie came to a friend's home and prepared a meal for 5 couples and we even sort of assisted, when not consuming wine. We all had the BEST time and made a great memory.
Joel Worsfold
CFP, CFC
Financial Consultant
What a great way to entertain clients to something different. It's amazing how many people like to cook and it gives you the opportunity to find out more about the clients that are most important to us. Many of us want to learn how to eat more healthy but still have a dinner that tastes good. Both get accomplished with Terrie. Of all the events I do this is one of my high net worth clients favorite. In fact many of them come back with their own groups. Terrie is great to work with and is very patient with those of us that aren't the greatest in the kitchen.
Barbara Rosberg
Executive Vice President
America's Family Coaches
Chef Terrie Kohl is AMAZING and her food is incredibly DELICIOUS! She has catered two Christmas parties for me and a private party for my Dad's ninetieth birthday. I am so grateful I could sit and enjoy my family while someone else worried about the food. Both you and your guests will fall in love with her just as we have. I can call on her for large or small events, I adore her!
Lynn M. Graves
Vice President
Principal Financial Group
Country Club Market and Chef Terrie Kohl are my preferred caterer for intimate and personal gatherings. The food is exquisite, the presentation is customized to your event and you never have to worry about details. But most importantly, once you meet Chef Terrie you'll want to use her over and over again. She is a very talented chef, personable and provides value added service to your event." "I've had the opportunity to attend Chef Terrie Kohl's cooking classes. The evening was filled with great ideas, fabulous food, cherished time with friends and FUN!! Chef Terrie makes you feel at home and works closely with you on making gourmet cooking easy and less time consuming. I wish my scheduled allowed me to join her on a weekly basis.
Doug and Sandy Hundt
Vice President
Vermeer Company
We really enjoyed participating in two dinners/cooking classes by Chef Terrie. The classes are designed for social interaction as well as to learn new cooking tips and recipes. The setting is very relaxing, and gives everyone the opportunity to mix and socialize. And the food is wonderful! We recently hosted a dinner with the help of Country Club Market for the executive team at Vermeer Manufacturing. The event was a success and we received very positive comments from everyone who attended. Chef Terrie does an excellent job and we recommend her class to others who are looking to host important business events.
Jackie Quinn
SVP - Finance
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
I have had the pleasure of experiencing both the classes and having catered events with Chef Terrie. The classes are very interactive and Terrie makes the evening both a learning experience and a fun way to interact with friends. She has great enthusiasm that is catching when you attend the classes. As far as catering goes, Chef Terrie has catered both a small event for me (appetizers for a work function for 4) and a dinner (dinner for 15). Chef Terrie treated both events equally as to importance. The food was excellent and the guests raved. What made the events so successful was the planning with Chef Terrie. She worked with me well in advance to help me figure out the best food to serve given the people attending and the space in my home. She thought of things I didn't that helped the events go exceedingly well. As for Terrie herself, she is very professional and personable - given these were work functions her professionalism was of extreme importance to me. I will not hesitate to use Terri again for any size event - I may have her just fix me dinner sometime!
Linda Funk
President
Food Insight
Country Club Market catering is fabulous! Chef Terrie is so willing to work with her customers no matter the request, big or small! Her food is always stunning and delicious. I highly recommend Chef Terrie!
Mary Andringa
President/CEO
Vermeer Corporation
I have had the privilege of working with Chef Terrie on a couple of special occasions. In each instance, it has been a great experience. She is a great teacher who inspires all who love to cook and those who love to eat! Chef Terrie is great to work with to adapt any type of class and setting to your personal needs. I highly recommend Chef Terrie!
Kelle Rolfes
EVP Chem-Tech, Ltd.
When I'm in need of GRRRREAT food...Chef Terrie Kohl is my go-to gal! I have had the distinct pleasure of working with her for years on a variety of events. The largest being a catered evening for 400, but also for private dinners, an intimate baby shower and most recently she has signed on as our family's personal chef. With each encounter I am impressed with her excellent attention to detail, creativity in menu items, absolutely delicious homemade food, and upbeat attitude!

For any occasion but mostly for our busy lifestyle, we have found Chef Terrie to be an awesome resource...she has brought my family back to the dinner table!!