Chef Jude Mouton was hired to cater Balboa Music Festival, September 15, 2012. In his contract, he was supposed to feed all the Diamond Box VIP seat owners as well as all of the artists including: Gladys Knight, SWV, Keyshia Cole, Kelly Price, New Edition and Robin Thicke. He was also paid to feed organizers friends and family as well as provide craft services per the artists riders. He originally agreed to do all of it for 6K, but the event grew and he was paid an additional 6K to complete the task. He was instructed to bring a food truck and where it was to be placed, as well as setting up a tent to provide food to the VIPs. Upon arriving, he cussed out several of the event organizers, said he was not providing craft services, put his food truck where he decided he wanted it, and didn't bring a tent to provide food for anyone specified.
He instead took 12K and made more money feeding the crowd. [continued below]....
..... So in essence, he was paid 12 grand to make himself more money. He arrived with three helpers who looked like he picked them up off the streets.
He also ran up a 1500 dollar bill with the ice provider, and left the event without paying, leaving the organizers with that bill as well.
Since the event, many of his former employees have come forward saying he has not paid them for services rendered as well. Balboa Music Festival has had many people who paid top dollar demanding their money back for not receiving services they paid for. Chef Mouton used all sorts of expletives when asked to perform under his contract.
DO NOT HIRE THIS MAN FOR YOUR EVENTS. He is rude, disrespectful, drinks on job and abuses both staff and clients. This man will take your money, not provide services and cuss at you when he doesn't get pre paid fast enough.
Chef Mouton, though a good chef, is a horrible businessman. He has ruined his name on several other events, and the damage he caused at Balboa Music Festival is still costing the organizers with chargebacks. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
He has been evicted from both of his Riverside offices. Chef Mouton will take your money, cuss you out while doing it, and not provide a single service in his contract.