"Just wanted to send a quick thank you for everything last night. The team has been talking quite a bit about how much fun they had!"
—Tammy Taylor, Netflix
"Thank you so much for a lovely evening! Murder in the Library was a fantastically successful event. I've heard nothing but great comments so far, and several asked when we'd be doing this again, so perhaps the Friends will want to do an encore fundraiser! The actors were wonderful, and people were very involved. Thanks for all the planning and organizing—it was a pleasure to work with both of you."
—Joyce Nevins, Livermore Public Library
"I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how thrilled we were with the Murder on the Menu performance last Tuesday! Everyone was amazed at the masterful way your team weaved in so much information about us into the dialogue. Your team also did a super job of engaging everyone, it really could not have gone any better. It was a smashing success that everyone will long remember and talk about. Thanks for all the extra effort that went into making it so special!"
—Tom Wilkinson, Franklin Templeton
"Everyone really enjoyed our Arresting Detective event. You were awesome. This was one of the best holiday parties we've had in a long time. Thanks again!"
—Renita Brown, Chevron
"Thank you so much for putting together a terrific performance at Friday's Murder on the Menu in Berkeley!
The crowd was tough, but the actors and Frank did a terrific job where even the harshest critics had fun!! A great show performed by a group of funny and talented actors!! Thank you again."
—Karen Woo, Genenetech
"I have heard nothing but compliments about our fundraising event. The actors did an amazing job keeping the audience involved. I have heard nothing but compliments about the event. We also managed to make about $3000, so the night was a success for the library. Thank you for all your help."
—Diane Alexander, Friends of the Brentwood Library
"Thank you for all your help in assisting us with this event; our team had such an amazing time and the cast did a great job!"
—Yenvy Papay, Adobe
"Thank you and the very creative detective [The Arresting Detective] for making our evening fun for all. I have received a lot of positive feedback already, and I'm very happy we did this type of ‘appreciation' entertainment."
—Dayna Haugh, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
"We had a terrific time!! The cast was hilarious as was your script. I was amazed that they were able to keep our group so engaged for so long. Their adlibbing was the best part! I will be sure to send referrals as I receive requests for team building ideas."
—Claire Stroope, Oracle
"What a fun night! The guests had such a great time and it was a pleasure working with all of the cast and Frank! I hope that we can do it again soon!"
—Nancy Falcon, Bargetto Winery
"I just got back from the Winchester house, and I had to email you. Your team was amazing! Every single one of my guys and our sponsors had a blast. The script was a riot, and everyone loved all of the personal touches. You really knocked it out of the park for us. I certainly hope that we can arrange something like this again with you, and I'm going to be writing about your company on my blog. Thank you so much for all of the hard work you put into this. It was really great :-)"
—Matt Simmons, Gestalt IT, Tech Field Day
"We had a great Gingerbread House Building Competition event yesterday. Everyone had a great time! It was fun to see everyone working together and imparting their creativity and interpretations of what a gingerbread house should be. Thanks again to Frank and his team (George and Megan) for their flexibility and working within our time parameters and making this such a fun event."
—Joy Kajiwara, Gilead
"It was an absolute delight working with you. Thank you again for all of your hard work on the Murder Mystery Saturday night. We already received a rave review from our client, which I couldn't be more happy about. I will absolutely keep you in mind for upcoming events that are looking for something interactive and unique. I look forward to working with you again in the future."
—Erica Stenson, Hornblower
"You have been awesome at getting this all together. The results—THUMBS UP from everyone. This is our first murder mystery lunch and although we were a little skeptical in the beginning, everyone had a lot of laughs and a lot of fun! Did you tell the detective what to say for each person? The things he said to describe everyone was hilarious. We do have a great group of people and do have a lot of fun at the office, so this event was so enjoyable. We will definitely do business with you again!"
—Lynn Baldevarona, Hunter Properties
"I cannot thank you and your team enough for making our event such a great success. You were all fantastic and we all had the BEST time!!! We so look forward to booking you for a 2013 event. Again, a thousand thanks!"
—Cielo Fox, Brassfield Estate Winery
"I just wanted to let you know that our team dinner last night was great. I was laughing the whole time. Everyone enjoyed the actors and their humor."
—Natalie Kelley, Genentech
"Hands down the best event we've done. Our group had a great time and are still raving about it. Thank you and the group so much for making our event such a success. We couldn't have asked for a better dinner/event. I will definitely keep you in mind for future events."
—Tiffany Strychar, Con-Way
"We had a great time at the mystery event! All of the actors were wonderful and did a great job of engaging everyone in the room. I would absolutely love to work with you guys again and will keep you in mind for future events."
—Liz Soderberg, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
"Janet 'listens' to her clients to customize the perfect event. She is a true partner to help deliver the best experience for the client... all within the budget and every detail covered!"
—Diane Herzstein, Event Manager, Streamline Events
"We have had lots of fun events at the Hayes Mansion with Janet and Murder on the Menu and not just our clients love them, the staff loves working with them too!! Janet is extremely organized—they have got their ducks in a row, for sure!"
—Inga Stephenson, CMP, Hayes Mansion
"Janet Rudolph from Murder on the Menu is your go to professional. She's dedicated, enthusiastic, writes customized scripts, and has an ensemble of ACT level of actors and actresses."
—Stan Heimowitz, Celebrity Gems
"Yesterday's event was a great success. We had great feedback from our
guests. Thank you for going extra mile to make this event joyful. Lots of
laughter and fun. I am sure guests will talk about this event for a while. It is always great to work with you and hope that we will work together
—Rekha Sachania, My Event Designer
"We got lots of comments about how fun the 'interrogations' were. Indeed there was lots of laughter and a significant amount of fun. The extra research was great—proves the internet is good for yet another purpose. And thanks for being flexible with us. We will keep you in mind for other events, for sure."
—Catherine, private birthday party
"Re: The Noir of Chocolate and Wine Tasting. Thanks for the fun event today. We had a great time and appreciate your enthusiasm and fun facts. It was the perfect ending to our day."
—Marisa Ricci, Genentech
"I wanted to send you an email to say a HUGGGGE thank you for an incredible night! The actors were amazing and the work they did to put the dinner together was outstanding! Our company has some tough customers in it and every single one of them LOVED the event!! The actors were able to get everyone involved and everyone just jumped in with both feet! We laughed so hard all night and the work that went into specializing the script to each employee, our company, etc was SPOT on—get it mSpot—Spot on?! haha!
"Truly, it was an amazing night and if you could please pass my big, big thanks to the entire cast and to Jill for coordinating the event, I would really appreciate it. Each and everyone one of them were fantastic!!!
"I will definitely recommend your company to anyone looking for a murder mystery event that ROCKS!!!
"Thanks again for everything and thanks to you and your team. You made our mSpot Holiday Party an AMAZING event!!!!"
—Susan Stiverson, mSpot
"We had a great time with your group. They were fun, enthusiastic and really drew the attorneys and staff into the mystery. Thanks so much for a great afternoon. I'll definitely keep your company information for future events."
—Diane L. Camacho, JMBM | Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
"Our Library Mystery Fundraiser was a great success. We are all VERY happy with how the evening turned out. My husband 'played' and thought the actors were excellent, his favorite being the 'Professor.' Penny Warner did us the greatest favor by referring us to you!"
—Darshana Croskey, Scotts Valley Library
"Everyone had a wonderful time. Your team was fantastic, and I loved they were able to incorporate our company with their performance. I'll definitely let you know when we have any upcoming events."
—Yee-Lynn Chen, Training Coordinator, Shiseido Cosmetics America
"We had a BLAST!! Even those of us who are shy commented on how fun the event was. It was pure talent that got a group of geologists, chemists and scientists laughing!! The actors were absolutely amazing! We were all so impressed that they knew so much about each of us that they incorporated into the Mystery."
—Beth Smiddy, ALS Minerals Division
"It was so much fun!! Everybody enjoyed the whole event: the food, the murder mystery, and the wacky games. They all loved the whole idea. We enjoyed every single game. Thank you so much for your services!! You ROCK!! I will definitely like to hire you for my future events."
—Raj Kaur, Gilead
"Thank you Frank for your awesome performance! Everyone had a great time.
We will definitely be thinking about your company for other events."
—Joy E. Chen, WTAS
"Our associates had an AMAZING time! We have been hearing positive feedback from them all week about how much fun they had, how great the actors were, the storyline etc... Your company again did an incredible job! Thank you so much and we definitely look forward to working with you again!"
—Regina Eugea, BRE Properties, Inc.
"The event went very well and your team did a great job. The actors were very well prepared and did a superb job on capturing everyone's attention throughout the event. We were pleasantly surprised with all the extras you guys did with the T-shirts and little giveaways. We will definitely keep your information for future events."
—Amita Malakar, NXP
"Wow!! Hilarious!! Fun!! The 'Arresting Detective' was the hit of our dinner. Frank was wonderful to work with, answering all of my questions in a timely manner and making me feel at ease with the event. Peter 'The Detective' was so entertaining! His routine was awesome—it was so funny to see the surprise on people's faces. We would love to do this again."
—Nikki Soltero, Abbott Hematology
"AWESOME!!!!!!! I can't thank you enough for making the Chamber look so good today in front of our President Circle Diamond & Premier level members! Frank, you were terrific. The extra details that you came up with were wonderful. Janet, what a great favor you did for us to give us such a deal on something that is completely worth the price and more. I don't know about the other tables but the folks at mine were all saying that they were going to contact you for business in the future. So, I think this might have been a very good investment on your part too. A WIN WIN for sure! Thank you so much! You guys are the best."
—Kate King, President/CEO, Napa Chamber of Commerce
"WOW! You really did do extra homework. Thank you SOOOO much! I/we really appreciate your throwing yourself and your creative energies full throttle into making the most of this, the second of our Murder on the Menu One-Two Punch team building events."
—Krysia Swift, ALZA
"I just wanted to tell you that we loved our build-a-bear event. Frank did a wonderful job, the games were so fun and everyone really enjoyed themselves. It was a perfect way to end the year! Thank you!"
—Sheri Hockaday, Genentech
"You and your cast did a fabulous job! It was very entertaining and well done. I will tell the other members of the board about the 'Casting Call' event and perhaps next year we can do that."
—Kathy Monday, Stanislaus County Bar Association
"Your group was absolutely fantastic! They were engaging, funny and very lively. I went into the dinner thinking it was either going a great success or a complete flop, it was definitely the former. My team really enjoyed it. I had several people who attended come up to me in Miami and rave about the Murder on the Menu dinner. For many it was a first but even those who had done similar things before said yours was more original and drew you in by weaving personal bits and pieces into the plot. Excellent program! Thank you so much!!"
—Mason C. Brooks III, Millennium Pharmaceuticals
"Lots of good feedback on our teambuilding event. You were a hit and your energy level would be hard to replicate!"
—Peggy Paris, PepsiCo
"Frank, you did a great job, as always, and everyone had a good time. Nancy from the Kinship Organization presented very nicely how meaningful our trikes will be to the children. Wishing you the same hopes for a positive 2009, and we look forward to getting creative with you and Janet and planning another event."
—Leslie E. Foster, VaST Systems
"Thank you so much for providing a quality teambuilding event for us. The feedback from the team was very positive. In particular, people appreciated the trike building activity. Several people said that they really liked the fact that we were doing something good for other people. Thanks again and we'll certainly keep you in mind for future events."
—Jeff Wong, Sutter Health
"I just want to thank you and your crew of wonderful actors for putting up such a fun and super show for us last night—everyone had a blast! Somehow, you did get a lot of people covered, even from Chris's group, which was amazing, and boy, was I caught off guard! Our members all had positive comments and great fun, so it looks like this will be a repeat event in the future. Thanks again for all the good work!"
—Jessie Ngai, Board Member, University Club Palo Alto
"It certainly was a pleasure to be able to use your services again. It brought memories back from the very first time we did a Murder Mystery event at our Holiday event . You and your team never disappoint me, and I will certainly continue to keep you in my database for future opportunities."
—Sandy Kearney, DCM
"Thank you so very much for the wonderful performance. Everybody had a great time. I did notice that you looked up additional information on employees, they were surprised!!! Looking forward to our next event with you... probably in June & for my internal team again."
—Kelly Piedmont, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
"Thank you very much for coordinating the entertainment for us. Everyone had a blast at the party and it was mainly due to the entertainment that you guys have provided. You did a great job with getting everyone involved and I was very surprised to see people really get into the scene! There were some usually 'shy' individuals who actually took the microphone to say something! That alone, was fantastic. The actors/actresses were wonderful and very funny. It was a great job! Thank you!"
—Judy Yang, Nuvelo, Inc.
"Everyone loved the show on Friday. My table, the suspicious table, laughed almost nonstop. I liked the way the actors included the facts about the library in the story. Nancy Drew was great and she did a good job incorporating the info about individual staff members. They were quite surprised. Many people said it was the best Staff Development Day ever and your group was a big part of that. We'll definitely spread the word to other city departments and keep you in mind for other events. The Chocolate tasting sounds very enticing. Thanks again for a wonderful event."
—Christine Doxtad, Sunnyvale Public Library
"Our company party is one we will remember for years to come! It was a pleasure preparing the presentation with you and my other 'partners in crime.' Your staff was wonderful and it was a joy working with them. We will definitely keep you in mind when planning events in the future."
—Alison Landon, Alibris
"Janet Rudolph and the Murder Mystery team were incredible. All of us at the Kendall—Jackson Murder Mystery had a great time. Thank you!"
—JacLyn Nystrom, Kendall-Jackson Wine Club Coordinator
"Frank did a GREAT job yesterday! Please pass on our appreciation and gratitude for a job well done!"
—Randy Hold, Blue Shield of California
"I wanted to be sure to tell you what a wonderful time we had this evening. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and accommodating this strange building with no practice space. You really made a wonderful event for us, and reinforced all our key messages. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
—Angela Koblitz, Pacifica Library Foundation
"Thanks so much for taking the time to 'surprise' our team with your wonderful 'Detective' sleuthing skills, the fabulous chocolate tasting extravaganza and team building competition! Everyone really enjoyed your great sense of humor, chocolate knowledge and 'personalized' prizes. Thanks to you, everyone left the 'party,' I mean, meeting with a souvenir of the day's activities! Your contact information has been forwarded to our Hilton Hotels Corporation; Northern California Human Resources Team so they may contact you directly for future engagements with your Company. Thanks again!"
—Elaina Vaughn, Director of Human Resources, Doubletree Hotel San Jose
"Janet and Frank, a note of thanks to you for such a wonderful event. It was the highlight of the trip and everyone really enjoyed the murder mystery. I was especially pleased that so many attendees were actively involved with the actors. I must compliment the entire 'murder' team for their attention to detail and efforts to involve all."
—Rosemarie Bernarding, The Baltimore Life Companies
"Thank you for a wonderful murder mystery presentation Friday evening. Your actors were really terrific and our guests had a great time. The actress playing the wife was 'dead—on' and the actress playing the reporter was so great at improv. Your script was really wonderful and involving. Thank you for helping to make our event so successful. The guests really did have an elegant, fun evening, while SCCT gained a lot of respect and exposure for our cause with our strongest supporters."
—Susie Licko, San Carlos Children's Theater, Fundraiser
"The Murder Mystery turned out great, you and your team did a fantastic job! People were talking about it for days afterwards and nearly everyone was in stitches during the event. Thanks a bunch!"
—David S. Cook, Chevron Business and Real Estate Services
"Everyone in my unit really enjoyed themselves with both the chocolate tasting and the mini Olympics, but the icing on the cake was building all those shiny tricycles for the kids. Thank you and Frank again for everything. I hope to work with you both again soon!"
—Jennifer A. McLaughlin, Conference Planner, CSUS, College of Continuing Education
"We had a blast!!! Frank was so enthusiastic it was hard not to be as well. The Scavenger Quest was definitely a great experience. Thank you both so much for all your hard work and making this a memorable retreat."
—Gwen Ortiz, Classic Party Rentals
"I wanted to say thank you for all of the hard work that you and your crew put into our event. It was a great success, and I want to thank you and your actors for being such a big part of it. Thank you for everything!"
—Brooke Radloff, Human Services Management Corporation
"The event you provided was exceptional! The experience was so much fun and I hope to be a part of another event you provide in the future. The actors were fun,interactive and really engaged the participants. I loved the connection that was made about CalSAC. Very clever! I do believe you were the 'hit' of the conference. Thanks so much for the experience!"
—Sue Ross, CalSAC
"The event was a great hit. Peter was just as amazing as you had said he would be. We had MANY laughs. Peter was very good at gathering the little bit of information we gave him and creating a great showcase. We would definitely consider using Murder on the Menu again. Thanks for everything!!"
—Christine M. Lagasse, Juniper Networks
"My group had a wonderful time and all were not only pleased but were impressed that you used the correct acronyms with the correct context, etc. They loved it and if they have money next year would like to consider another event! THANK YOU!!!!!!"
—Jodi Hayes, Meeting Solutions, Inc.
"I want to thank all of you for the wonderful time we had at the dinner. It surprised me how much everyone enjoyed themselves, especially some of the real doubters! I will certainly be contacting you for any future events."
—Alicia Granieri, CV Therapeutics
"Even though we ended up with a much shorter timeframe for the quest, the feedback I received from the Partners and their spouses is that they all enjoyed the event. The group really did come up with some very interesting products; my personal favorite was the presentation of 'damn water'—way too funny. Many thanks for helping us set the quest up; it was enjoyed by all."
—Terri Jackson, Morgenthaler Ventures
"Janet, our management team thoroughly enjoyed the 'grand prix' team-building exercise. They were quite surprised and enthusiastic about the competitive atmosphere and working together. We had 3 teams, and all came up with similar prototypes of the 'car'. Frank provided the right level of energy and help to give our group a very unique and new team-building experience for our meeting. I also have to give credit to the Lafayette Park staff for bringing your organization to my attention. Thanks very much."
—LaVerne A. Hill, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals
"Murder on the Menu provided a fantastic customized show that was both sophisticated and fun. Not only did you help produce a very memorable client event, but your brand of non—stop, quick—witted entertainment was a wonder to behold. To top it all off, your flawless execution required very little effort on our part."
—Chris Nichols, Banc Investment Group, LLC
"Please thank all of the actors for the wonderful job they did. It was obvious that you all did a lot of homework on our company and industry. Not only were the actors well prepared, they can really think fast on their feet. It was hilarious."
—Dewey Davis, C.V. Starr & Company
"The Event was so fabulous. I felt so 'taken care of'—didn't have to do a thing but drink and be merry. It was really fabulous, and I want to thank you so much for your delightful crew. Frank was the BEST! Plan on hearing from us down the line."
—Carol Martin, MLS Listings Inc.
"I just wanted to let you know that our party yesterday was a SMASH! Everyone was amazed and shocked at everything that was covered. They couldn't believe you had so much information on them and hit the nail on the head over and over. It was such fun and just what the group needed. We will definitely be keeing in touch, and I'm sure we will use your services again."
—Brenda Blanusa, ALZUS
"I want to THANK YOU and your team for putting on a wonderful event for our group. Our team kept talking about the event long after it was over!"
—Char Andrews, Cisco Systems
"Just wanted to follow-up on the event. I've gotten many, many positive comments from our managers. I was so happy the hotel did well this year so I can actually squeeze it out of my budget to have you do this for us. I was especially proud that we kept it such a secret and the personal insight on the managers helped make it even more fun for them. Thank you for your efforts."
—Tracey Wiese, Director of Human Resources, Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
"Thanks very much for another great event for VaST. Everyone really enjoyed it and it relaxed us and entertained us wonderfully. I was surprised that so many of us wanted to have our 'moment of fame'! Alain was very impressed with the way you were able to personalize the program and he was laughing the whole time. We hope we can work with you again and will certainly recommend you."
—Leslie E. Foster, VaST Systems
"Spectacular! I just wanted to thank you SO much for the phenomenal event you and your talented staff threw. Every one had a wonderful time. Jordan is still remarking about how amazing it all was. So thank again for making his birthday a grand affair and kudos to your crew for ensuring a good time was had by all."
"Thanks to you and your crew for a fantastic show!!! Everyone was still talking about it the next morning, they all had such fun. So thank you for everything that you did and thanks to your performers for such a great job."
—Kim Tarnutzer, Meeting Dynamics
"Thank you very much, Janet, for all of your and your group's efforts in bringing this fun event to our off-site. Everyone truly enjoyed it. The actors were very funny, knew well how to extract information from folks, who to pick on, and laugh with. The management of the event was flawless as well."
—Julia Varshavsky, Genentech
"We had a wonderful time. The actors were very entertaining and yes you are correct, we not only participated, we were a little out of control. A very boisterous group. I loved the professionalism of your group. You really intermingled our company 'story' into the evening. Needless to say, our group really ate it up. In fact that was the only thing they talked about the following Monday. Thank you for making it so easy."
—Michel Potter, EXIS, Inc.
"Hi Janet, I just wanted to let you know your team was fantastic! Everyone had a wonderful time. It was so much fun!"
—Vikki Vann, Relypsa
"You don't know how hard it is to get a group of accountants, actuaries & financial analysts together in one room laughing. Job well done!"
—Doris Green, Blue Shield of California, Finance & Accounting
"The team had a wonderful experience yesterday and really enjoyed doing something [Trikes for Tots] for children. The event went off smoothly and was well facilitated by Frank. We will definitely recommend your program and welcome the opportunity to do another event it the future."
—Judy Ham, Abbott Vascular
"We want to thank you so much for the wonderful job you did with our Schwab IPM Scavenger Quest. It was loads of fun. Every one had a wonderful time. We will keep you in mind for future events."
—Carol Wells, Schwab
"Wow! We are dragging a little around here today—the price we pay for having too much fun! I have heard nothing but wonderful comments
about the scavenger hunt and awards. A great time was had by all!"
—Jennifer Weaver, Tyco Healthcare
"Everyone was thrilled about the whole creativeness behind the bridge building. It helped everyone get creative, toss ideas back and forth, and work as a team to do something enjoyable."
—Patti Smith, Context Integration
"Once you got them into their teams and started, they were unstoppable! Pier 39 in San Francisco was the perfect spot for the scavenger/planning portion of the activity and the team presentations were the hit of the event."
—Greg Weaver, Sybase
"Thank you for making us look so good at our Employee Recognition Dinner. Your Rock-n-Roll gate crasher really added to our party."
—Gretchen Hayes, City of Pacifica
"Wanted to let you know that the teambuilding Scavenger Quest you designed for us in New Hope, PA, was great. Everyone had fun and as you saw for yourself, we have a very competitive team."
—Donna Bralynski, Bristol-Myers Squibb
"As soon as they got their creative juices flowing everyone had a great time on the Scavenger Quest. When it comes to planning off—sites I will definitely keep Murder on the Menu/TeamBuilding Unlimited at the top of my list."
—Sandy Morrison, Boston Scientific/Target
"Thanks so much for a fantastic evening! You did a wonderful job and kept us all in stitches! What a great event for a group that doesn't know each other well. You made it all so easy and the evening went way beyond my expectations! Feel free to use me as a reference anytime and know that I feel the personalization of the script was invaluable to the level of enjoyment by the audience and their participation."
—Darlene Gayler, Gayler Construction Company, Inc.
"It's always hard to plan an event when you don't have a clue about what is going to transpire. I had no reason to fear, the Murder Mystery was a HUGE SUCCESS. Your team was great and applied every tidbit of information I conveyed. Several people also asked me who they could contact for future events, so hopefully your success story will continue with Deloitte & Touche! Thanks again, Janet, you outdid yourself!"
—Teri Hartman, Deloitte & Touche
"Frank and Jill were great in coordinating all the games and making everyone feel special. Everyone was talking of how much fun they had."
—Jayme Ringer, Intuit
"We had a fabulous time with your team. It started out hilarious and got continually better! EVERYONE had a great time—I think the international attendees had even more fun than the US team!! There were lots of comments about what a strong team you have and how well they incorporated our specifics. Several in our group had seen similar shows in the past and said your group was much better in comparison."
—Leslie E. Foster, VaST Systems
"You guys did such an awesome job and everyone had a lot of fun and that is what we wanted to achieve!"
—Michelle Baldwin, Chief Clerk, Tulare County Board of Supervisors
"Thank you for providing excellent entertainment. The special detail that you provided... made the evening."
—Jed Chernabaeff, Board Representative I, Tulare County Board of Supervisor
"You were great to work with—everything flowed seamlessly—you did an amazing job getting everyone together and excited to play. Our goals to create fun memories and build up morale were accomplished, thanks to you and your team."
—Susan Lancaster, Novazone
"Your folks were absolutely terrific. Thank you so much for helping us have a good time (although you are correct, they need very little urging!). I loved the customization that made the evening unique to PAMF. You can count on our continued business."
—Cecilia Montalvo, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
"The evening was an outstanding success, and I've received many favorable comments from attorneys, secretaries and paralegals who attended. I'll certainly call you for help with next year's event."
—Jonathan Axelrad, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
"Murder on the Menu did an excellent job customizing our event and making it a unique experience for our guests. Working with government organizations does not necessarily allow a great deal of time for team building, laughing and experiencing new aspects of people's personalities—but our murder mystery dinner definitely did that. We really appreciate all of the preparation as well as the quick wit and improvisation at the dinner! We'll definitely be working with your team again."
—Amira Menoufy, Delegata
"Everyone had a wonderful time and we loved the way you incorporated all the information we provided. Your actors were great and we would certainly recommend your company to any of our departments here at Juniper as well as our peers outside of Juniper."
—Laura Pickens, Juniper Networks
Re: Casting Call (a special interactive entertainment)
"We had just the very best time! You were right, our staff had no trouble at all getting into character. Everyone was eager to participate, and all put tons of energy into their performances. Thanks so much for encouraging us to use this wonderful program. Also, heaps of thanks to Frank and Beverly Hollywood... They were very entertaining and did a great job on the props, program and direction!"
—Julie Andrade, Personal Insurance Federation of California
"It was great! I was extremely impressed on how all the key words and vocabulary of our industry got smoothly integrated in the dialogs. Very funny!"
—Christine Pelissier, KLA-Tencor
"Everyone had a good time, and we made more money than expected!!! The actors were great fun, and you and your team were very easy to work with. Thanks so much for helping us make the event so successful!"
—Susan Duong, St. Justin School Fundraiser
"The evening was indeed terrific. Everybody had a lot of fun and I personally appreciated all the details you built in there in such a short timeframe! So I will definitely recommend you to my colleagues in Palo Alto! Thanks again for being so flexible!"
—Heike Krassnitzer, SAP
"We want to thank you so much for the wonderful job you did with
our Schwab IPM Scavenger Quest. It was loads of fun. Everyone had a
wonderful time. We will keep you in mind for future events."
—Carol Wells, Schwab
"The event was lots of fun & brought lots of laughs. I especially loved the fact that you chose Tom to be the 'Sheriff.' That was perfect!"
—Lynne Carpenter, Sutter Health
"We had a blast! Great cast, wonderful humour. So glad your team was there. They were ALL great."
—Lawrence Amaturo, Impact Program
"The party was a hit! What a GREAT time and the kudos have been coming in big time. A most memorable event! Thank you bunches!"
—Robin Briggs, Wright Robinson
"Our Wine Club Members had a great time. Everyone wants to know when we are having our next Murder Mystery. The best part about the evening was how customized the script was to our members and the winery. I would highly recommend ou to anyone who is looking for a fun and creative event!"
—Dana Sheldon, Bargetto Wine Club
"The group had a wonderful time; the feedback I received was all positive! Everybody had a great time. I will keep you in mind for future events."
—Vera Villareal, Northern California Fraud Investigators Association
"We are dragging a little around here today—the price we pay for having too much fun! I have heard nothing but wonderful comments about the scavenger hunt and awards. A great time was had by all!"
—Jennifer Weaver, Tyco Healthcare
"Your team did a GREAT JOB !!!!!! Thank you."
—Diana Daugherty, Juniper Networks
"Everyone had a wonderful time, and I think it was due not only to the fun you provided but how well organized it was, how comfortable people felt (did you notice people were volunteering to come up to the mike?), and the contagious nature of the zaniness. Plus, your staff of culprits were stellar."
—Nancy Dyar, Eden Medical Center
"Things were great. All of our employees had a great time and the mystery was well-presented. Your group worked hard and we were all very impressed Thanks so much for a fun evening."
—Karen Dyer, UFCW Trust
"EVERYONE who has written me has said how much fun they had, what a wonderful experience it was, and that they are so glad they came."
—Barbara Rambow, Cognizant
"Thank you!!!! It was a fabulous event!!"
—Toni Asuni, Wente Vineyards
"Thanks to you for your organization, creativity, and high energy leadership in hosting our teambuilding event. You made me look good! I am sure we will do another event together and I look forward to that time."
—Connie Faussone, Abbott Vascular
"Your people are awesome! We had the greatest time!"
—Monica Corral, VaST Systems
"We had a WONDERFUL time—I can't remember the last time that I laughed so hard. It was a pleasure working with you!"
—Melissa De Remer, US Cellular
"Thanks to you and your team for a great event at the Mountain Winery! It was a lot of fun and people really appreciated how much of eBay you incorporated into the event. Beyond what we provided to you, you guys really did your research and people loved that."
—Lauren Mogin, eBay
"Our group had a fabulous time!"
—Lisa Tibbits, Chevron
"You did an outstanding job of coordinating the entire evening, working with the actors, the hotel banquet staff, the sound system, and all of the details that take place behind the scenes. The actors were terrific: so entertaining, engaging, and talented. They worked hard to make sure everyone was included in the evening. And the script—I couldn't believe the script—you took everything we gave you about our industry, our company, and our employees and wrote it all right into the script! The guests were impressed, and so was I! The prizes (books, letter openers, Sox-leys, and my TopDown t-shirt) were much appreciated and added another great touch to an already splendid event. Thanks so much to you, Janet, for your creativity, to Frank for making my job so easy, and to the actors for pulling it all off! We are already looking forward to the next time we get to work with your team again."
—Leslie Olson, TopDown Consulting, Inc.
"The very best off-site I've ever been to... seriously. This was more fun than any I've attended in 16 years of professional jobs, 10 years in the valley, and working for some the big names as well as other very small companies."
—Client Evaluation, TopDown Consulting
"The evening really accomplished more than we ever imagined with tying our 4 offices together and helping everyone get acquainted, especially since most of us really didn't know more than a voice over the phone until that evening."
—Tammy Cameron, GE Energy Services
"What a success it was to include Murder on the Menu as the finale to a week of intense technical sessions for my TechConnect event for 120 people from around the world."
—Kevin Weigler, Compaq Computer
"Thank you for setting up, organizing, and running our Murder on the Menu event. It takes a lot of time and trouble to customize a script to fit with a particular project and you did a great job. Everyone enjoyed the special little touches like having a laugh when my name was singled out as a suspect for committing a murder. The actors' continual enthusiasm and commitment kept a large party of people engaged and stimulated for two hours. I appreciate that this is no small task."
—Gilbert Garcia, Applied Materials
"Thank you for all your preparation and wonderful delivery. Everyone had a wonderful time. John said it was one of the best events of his life (which I clarified with him was AFTER our wedding and our children's births...)"
—Wendy L. York-Fess, private birthday party
"What a blast. You made the event such a mega success!"
—Maria Farrales, SAP
"Our event was amazing. We had 100% attendance and your actors really got the group involved which was fantastic. I was so impressed at how the actors incorporated the information I gave you on our employees—it was so 'smooth.' I couldn't have asked for a more successful event and that is due in large part to you and your staff—thank you just doesn't seem like enough."
—Michelle Lowry, iStar Financial
"Our team really had a GREAT time at our Mystery Dinner event—they kept talking about it the next day. What was so funny to me, at my table was a gentlemen that was very tired from his travel and the day's meeting that he said to me when he first arrived and sat down (this was a surprise event for our group—they only knew we were having a team dinner) that he was really sorry but because he was so tired, and he had participated in a mystery dinner in the past that he wouldn't participate and didn't want anyone to be offended that he WOULD NOT join in... WELL, within minutes of your actors getting the tables warmed up—he was fully engaged and was one of the key members at our table to interact and participate as he was having a blast!!!"
—Lynn McCormick, Intel
"Thanks for your awesome script and your team's wonderful performance. Our team members and I were impressed with how well you had incorporated our message into the overall script. It was a pleasure working with you and Job Well Done!!!"
—Claire Chang, iPark Silicon Valley
"The murder mystery you and your group put together for the Marble Bridge holiday party was fantastic. Everyone had a wonderful time and stayed long after your group departed, laughing and talking about the evening. Your storyline was genius, and your actors superb."
—Cheryl Biggs, Marble Bridge Funding Group
"What an outstanding job your actors did at our holiday party! They put on an awesome performance, and we greatly enjoyed every minute! The script was super—blending in Reunion Mortgage perfectly, and all the actors were spectacular! Everyone really enjoyed the performance, and we had a lot of participation. Our President really, really had a great time."
—Dana Tehrani, Reunion Mortgage
"What a fantastic evening Murder on the Menu provided for our holiday party! The actors were delightfully entertaining. They kept us on the edge of our seats the entire evening. Everybody enjoyed the story and the plot. The 3i team was impressed with the knowledge he detective had on each of them and how we were all included in the story. Thank you for a wonderfully mysterious evening."
—Cynthia Martsolf, 3i
"I was a little worried because our group is usually very low key at company gatherings, so I was extremely delighted when I saw everyone getting into the spirit of things and participating to the extent they did. Your group is fantastic and made us all feel very comfortable."
—Sandy LeFrancois, Mather Aviation
"Thank you for developing such a creative and entertaining murder mystery scenario for Portal Publications and helping make our Holiday Party a success! I, personally, was very pleased with how organized, friendly and professional your entire group was. I would recommend you to other organizations looking for an original and memorable event."
—Tara Gillen, Portal Publications
"We were fascinated by the creative storyline based on the information we provided you as well as the research you did on our company. Everyone was pleased to watch and participate while the mystery unraveled. Truly, we received nothing but compliments on how the production was carried out."
—Angie Fontana, Biomarin Pharmaceuticals
"Thank you so very much for an outstanding job on creating a memorable event for our National Account Kickoff Dinner. You did a fantastic job incorporating into your script many Veritas software buzzwords and jargon."
—Darlene Elesky, Veritas Software
"It was amazing how people who are generally quiet really got into the drama and had some shining moments. Everyone was quite warmed up by the evening, so that Saturday's morning work sessions was a breeze!"
—Ann Marie Auer, The Health Trust
"With such a variety of personalities, it was great to see so much participation from the staff and their guests—who would have known?"
—Josette Gonzales, Cal State 9 Credit Union
"When we were here in Boston planning our meeting, we knew it was going to be a tough meeting—one filled with lots of challenging training and heated discussion. We needed a fun event that would help us relieve the stress of the day and rebuild our team spirit. Murder on the Menu was a perfect remedy for that. What fun the group had!!!!
P.S. Thanks for making me look so good!!!!"
—Rosemary A. Amato, Aspect Medical Systems
"Murder in the Stacks was an enormous success. It was quite apparent that much research had been done on the services offered by the library. In turn, that information was relayed to the students in a fun, exciting manner, ensuring they will remember information about the library for the semesters to come."
—Karen Brodsky, University Librarian, Sonoma State University
"We will be sure to recommend Murder on the Menu to other groups looking for a thrilling evening!"
—Jennifer Crooks, Corporate Development, UC Irvine
"You don't know how hard it is to get a group of accountants, actuaries & financial analysts together in one room laughing! Job well done!"
—Doris Green, Blue Shield of California
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