I have worked with Ana on several events in my store. I have also worked with Ana on events for Hillwood for the Smithsonian and private parties and she is one of the most gifted and talented chefs! NO is not in Ana's vocabulary and does everything to make every event on every level the best. Ana orchestrates an amazing feast for the senses - taste and presentation are always awesome!!
Timothy D. Albrecht
Consider It Done
We were so pleased with the Ana Luisa Godoy catering experience. She was patient, detail-oriented, and attentive to all our needs. Everyone was raving about how delicious and well presented was the food. Also, the assistant Maria was professional, courteous, well groomed and did a great job organizing, refilling and decorating the dishes. I would highly recommend her catering for a simple dinner party or a bigger event!
Ana and her staff were super friendly to work with! Her food is delicious and she comes with our highest recommendation.
Ana and the entire staff are THE BEST! Our guests raved about the food and level of service all the time and the compliments are continuing to roll in 3 weeks later! Ana and the entire staff are simply the best. Their professionalism, flexibility, responsiveness, and creativity far exceeded our expectations.” We highly recommend Ana Luiza Godoy for your next special event! They made sure that our wedding was a meal to remember.
The Chef Ana Luiza Godoy provided a superb experience for my wedding. They took care of every detail I asked for, and ensured not only that truly gourmet food was served, but also a highly satisfying aesthetic presentation. Their ability to mix different cuisines successfully, in my case French and Brazilian, added to the personal and professional service they are able to offer. I highly recommend her.
Gilberto Freyre said that flavor and knowledge must walk together. So, for the foreigners that wish to know a little bit more about the Brazilian culture or for Brazilians that longs for it, I always recommend the delicacies prepared, with talent and professionalism, by the chef Ana Luiza Godoy. To taste an eggplant pastry pie or Ana’s codfish dish is worth as much as to read a treatise on Tropicalism or go to a bossa nova show. The Brazilian culture is appetizing in any form.
George Torquato Firmeza
Senior Cultural Attaché
Brazilian Embassy in Washington, DC
To speak of the professional services offered by Ana Luiza Godoy is to speak of talent and quality. The events promoted at the Organization of American States (OAS) building under the patronage of the Brazilian Mission show the competence and dedication of Ana Luiza Godoy in making with consistency an appropriate thematic cuisine for each event, that results in delicious food, regional and international. The attention to detail is evident in her work, from the elegant table arrangements to the always cordial and efficient staff service. The organization and functionality of the bar grabs special attention.
Lineu de Paula
Permanent Mission of Brazil to the OAS
To Ana Luiza,
Thank you, thank you for serving up such wonderful and bountiful food, beautifully presented, for the elegant and professional service (and especially for the hugs.) Your preparation is done with such pride and flair.......amazing job!I only heard RAVE reviews on the food and the service for the AC Party and the Brunch, and the leftovers kept us alive the remainder of the days. The walnut flan....the chicken salad....supreme! And the tiny parfaits....in my dreams, I assure you, along with the chocolate mousse. My very sincere thanks to you for the fine foods so beautifully served. You are a big part of our success!
Chair, Smithsonian Women's Committee
Smithsonian Craft 2 Wear Advance Party and Brunch
Dear Ana Luiza,
Diane has said it all and I just want to add my voice to her praise. Thanks to you, Friday night’s party was a huge success. Your professionalism as well as your personal touch made my task very easy to produce an elegant, seamless and most enjoyable evening. My heartfelt thanks to you and your whole staff. What a wonderful team!
Smithsonian Craft 2 Wear Advance Party Chairperson
Ana Luiza made my wedding day even better with their special and delightful services. The professionalism was great! Ana Luiza gave me great ideas about everything on the wedding! Im' very happy that I made the right decision to hire Fine Gastronomy for my wedding. It's truly recommended!!!
Thanks very much!
Dea & Leo
Ana Luiza and her staff were truly a delight to work with. They were honest and straightforward with their opinions, but always expressed themselves in a polite and kind manner. They were very easy to talk to and made the entire planning experience enjoyable. On the day of the event, they were extremely professional and really went the extra mile. It was Ana Luiza's birthday and she still came to make sure everything went smoothly, if that is not excellent service and dedication, I do not know what is! Their staff was efficient, friendly and they were constantly thinking one step ahead. Ana Luiza Godoy is certainly a catering company that we will work with again.
International Committee of the Red Cross
Regional Delegation for United States and Canada
Dear Ms. Ana,
I attended the Spring party at the Ambassador of Indonesia's home last night and I just wanted to say, "thank you" for the delicious presentation and food! I love trying new things and could tell you made the food with a lot of care and love. Everything was delicious.
Dear Ana Luiza. On behalf of the Center for Global Development, please accept my deepest appreciation and gratitude for the wonderful culinary delicacies you provided for the dessert reception for our Inaugural Embassy Progressive Dinner at the Ambassador’s beautiful home. You were very flexible and accommodating in adapting to the dietary restrictions of some of our guests and in accompanying us on the site visits and discussions as we planned the event. The fabulous authentic desserts, coffee and liquors certainly helped us end the evening on a wonderful note and added an enormous amount to the success of the event. Once again thank you and your staff for your support of this exciting inaugural event, it was greatly appreciated.
Sarah Marchal Murray
Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement
Center for Global Development
Dear Ana Luiza. Our daughter and her fiancé wanted a small wedding, in a natural, outdoor setting, where guests and family members blended in a relaxing atmosphere. We agreed, but wanted to make sure that it did not lack either in flavor or elegance. You managed to provide delicious food, presented in an attractive and finely decorated way, with impeccable service. Team members, from owners to cooks and waiters, acted in a seamless, professional way, from our first contacts through the end of the celebration. Our guests were impressed and made sure that we conveyed to the whole team their praise for a thoroughly successful event.
Marcello and Marilda Averbug
Ana Luiza has been working with us for some years now. Each time we contract their services they surprise us with new extraordinary delicacies and elegant decorations. They have been a determining factor to the success of all our social events. From simple brunches to official dinners offered to the highest military and diplomatic authorities our expectations were always surpassed.
Tuxaua Quintella De Linhares
Commander - Brazilian Navy
Administration and Support Department
Brazilian Naval Commission in Washington, DC
Dear Ana Luiza,
You are an excellent Chef! The food presentation is superb. I was very impressed with the table arrangements for my birthday party. Your sophistication and charm added to excellent flavors of typical Brazilian food with worldwide influences. Your staff is very friendly and professional. Every time that I ordered from you I received lots of complements from my guests and I have been completely happy with the results. I would recommend your services to anyone who would like to try delicious dishes from a culinary artist. Thank you.
Ana Luiza agreed to tackle our catering after our original caterer fell through. She did an amazing job from start to finish. Her food was delicious and her wait staff were professional. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who needs catering.
Ana Luiza and her team are really great! They took care of every detail, in an extremely professional way, and made our big day the most memorable and enjoyable ever! All our guests remarked how much they enjoyed the food and the service.Thank you, Ana Luiza!