You weren’t there to hear the raves about the dessert. That was really yummy… We are now all inspired and hopefully will take the time to cook at home and eat more healthily – is that a word?

Thank you for the lovely rose, too – a nice surprise. What a special treat ~ thank you so much!

S.Elton; Gig Harbor Schools

“I found it hard to cook healthy meals while working full time and with the kid’s hectic schedules. We looked for a solution and interviewed Mitchell and were impressed. We have been having him prepare meals for our family ever since.”

Sarah K.

Mitchell Sweeten accomplished many things here at C.I. Shenanigans, although I would have to say his main accomplishment was our Sunday Brunch. He helped us to become the most successful brunch in Tacoma. Mitch has always been a hard worker, accountable and respectful. It is a shame to see a great talent like Mitch leave our establishment. We wish him all the best in his new venture.

E. Matthies
Executive Chef
C.I. Shenanigans of Tacoma

Mitch is a great team leader who is always enthusiastic and ready to address the task at hand. He possesses a positive attitude and demeanor; this speaks volumes about his team work. Mitchell’s culinary skills and ability to wow our guests makes him a valuable asset to any team. He creates experiences for our guests that are desirable and memorable. Mitchell has many guests that ask for him directly. In short, I would have to say that Mitchell Sweeten is the ambassador of our restaurant.


John Monreal
General Manager
C.I. Shenanigans

“Mitchell and his team were great! They were reliable and hard working the entire event. My guests loved the food and the drink selections. Will definitely hire them again for my next party! Thanks for making it a memorable occasion.”

Sally P.

Chef Mitchell and Always Cook-N have catered our last five Christmas parties. This year he surprised us with “amazing” Oysters Rockefeller. Always Cook-N is innovative, delicious, a consummate professional and a pleasant experience. My husband and I highly recommend Chef Mitchell and his team.

Marion N.
Gig Harbor, WA

We have been utilizing Chef Mitchell’s meal delivery service for about a year now. He is always willing to make a menu change or add something that he may not have included on that month’s options. He has become like one of the family and we highly recommend the experience.

Lakewood, WA

“Chef Mitchell did an outstanding job with our daughter’s graduation party. He was prompt, set up with ease, food was excellent and he was engaging and courteous. Many of our guests commented on the food and I was happy to hand out his cards!”

Thelma C.

We recently conducted an Open House that was catered by Always Cook-n and it made our day relatively stress free. Chef Mitchell was impressive from his menu designs to the beautiful presentation of the food. We will use them again when the opportunity arises.

Gig Harbor, WA

“I would highly recommend Mitch just for his tasty culinary skills. He is a talented chef and expert, caterer. But as an added bonus, Mitch brings his friendly, easy-going personality to the table. He does a speedy pre-party set-up and a thorough post-party clean-up, in-between making sure everything runs smoothly and the guests are happy. I’ve been to at least three events that he’s catered and I plan to hire him for my next big party, without hesitation.”

Lynn S

Chef Mitchell has been a God send! Our family of six had found it very difficult to get together for dinner. The kids are in sports, my husband and I are both professionals and our time is at a premium. Always Cook-n has been delivering a weekly meal service and it has been a “culinary adventure”, as he likes to call it. We say “go for it”, you won’t be sorry!

The Graham Family
Tacoma, WA

I recently hired Always Cook-N to cater the Grand Opening of my business. I requested a picnic-type atmosphere and they made it happen by bringing in a canopy tent, a grill, coolers, umbrella tables and everything else to complement the party theme. It was perfect! From set-up to clean-up, the Opening was a complete success!

Thanks Always Cook-N

Gig Harbor, WA

“My husband treated me this Christmas with a certificate for a personal chef – the best gift ever! We have had so many delicious meals delivered to our home by Chef Mitchell. He really listens and customizes the meals for my family and everything is fresh and organic. So nice to work hard all day and know there are wonderful, healthy meals waiting for us at the end of the day. I can tell that Chef Mitchell loves what he does – it’s an art! Again, the best present ever!”

Cynthia B.

Always Cook-N was a recent participant in the Nativity House Charity. We appreciate their very special donation to this worthy cause. Thank you Chef Mitchell.

Nativity House Coordinator

“Great food, great service, great price. Hired Chef Mitchell for the personal chef service. He was fun, efficient and the food exceeded our expectations. This is an awesome service he offers, I would recommend him to all my family and friends.”

Jolynn  J.

We recently had Chef Mitchell and his team in our waterfront home to cater a dinner for 40guests. The menu included three Appetizers, Filet Mignon, Scalloped Potatoes (that were out of this world) and a special Caesar salad that was served in a bowl made from Parmesan Cheese. How creative! We will have them back and definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for a great experience.

Fox Island, WA

“Punctual, organized, and a perfectionist – everything I am and everything I expect from someone who’s handed this crucial part of a function. Chef Mitchell is a pleasure to work with, very personable with the guests and manages a top notch staff. I’m always impressed when working a catered event with him.”

Stayce L.