what our clients say
"Far beyond our expectations. Camellia created dishes just for us, a steak with pho au jus and a saffron aioli lobster roll, things that represented our backgrounds (I'm from New Hampshire originally and my partner is from Iowa) with delicious twists. The staff were totally on top of it, gracious and easy on the eyes to boot. We were able to afford the luxurious wedding of our dreams on a budget. We are so grateful. Doan [Camellia's founder] is a talent with a generous heart who saw to all our wants and needs."
– Joseph Brunelle-Potter, Selling Director, Chanel
"I always have the feeling of being the most important client in the world, with everything done to my exacting standards, artfully presented, flavorful and delicious and service executed seamlessly and personably by the Camellia service staff. I recommend Camellia Creative to everyone."
– Catherine Lange, Selling Director, Saks Fifth Avenue
"Doan's palate is informed by her exotic Vietnamese, refined European & hometown Kentucky roots. At Camellia, she makes unexpected, inventive, fun and delicious flavor combinations. Wow. She and her people make you feel right at home, but when you taste the food, you feel like you're traveling the world. Double wow."
– Michael Grossman, Founder of Saveur magazine
"Camellia's dishes add sophisticated flair, artful design, healthful ingredients, and most importantly, tantalizing tastes to a dinner party. And there is always one extra ingredient that shines through no matter what Doan makes – love. It's hokey, but true. She and her staff really love what they do and make all guests feel very special."
– Anya Baum Davis, San Francisco, CA
"Camellia ran the smoothest event I've ever experienced here at the Foundry. The food was incredible, yum and they have the nicest staff. I highly recommend!"
– Gina Riley, the Foundry (Voted one of America's top 10 wedding venues), Long Island City, NY
"Our first tasting was at Camellia, and we felt like we had just experienced a dinner at an amazing new restaurant! We couldn't help but compare every tasting we did to Doan's cooking. We would say, 'Couldn't you make it more like...' So of course, we picked Camellia for our wedding, and I was grateful for every bite!"
– Michael Stickle, Emmy-winning producer