Miami vegan chef Joshua Solis, aka Chef Sol, and two Miami newlyweds are engaged in a they said/he said battle over their wedding last month. They said his work left a bad taste in their mouths, literally. He said everything was A-OK.
Their icky conflict played out publicly on Facebook last month.
On Dec. 22, local publicist JennyLee Molina shared a post saying that Chef Sol, born Josh Solis, had some serious issues with a couple who had hired him to cater their blessed event in Homestead Dec. 8.
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“I was recently representing a chef I trusted who left a $20k wedding catering gig completely hanging after he was paid,” wrote Molina. “My biz was also left scammed out of a lot of invested time and money. As a marketer, I only wish to shine the light on those who are honest and have the upmost integrity, especially if I endorse them and recommend them to others.”
Molina forwarded the e-mail detailing the events she was copied on from the disgruntled groom.
In it, he claims that Solis didn’t show up and instead sent his assistant Luz McCook, who reportedly arrived late for both the rehearsal dinner and wedding, and with not enough food, some of it which he claims wasn’t even vegan or of high quality. McCook’s website is also down and her Facebook inactive.
In the email, Chef Sol explained that he had another gig and admitted he sent McCook in his place, but that he believed that everything came out according to plan.
Solis, who has whipped up food for such celebrities as Jane Velez Mitchell, Common and Ty Dolla $ign, later accused the duo on a now deleted Instagram post of hacking his accounts and “taking advantage” of him.
This #chefsol guy is playing the victim game,” wrote the bride, with the handle @KaySunshine. “How about you give me my money and the ‘hate campaign’ will cease. “
The celebrity chef’s page is no longer active and when you click on www.chefsol.com, it says, “Website Expired.” His Instagram is still active, showing the elaborately made vegan food for which Solis is famous.
The Atlanta resident told the Miami Herald that he apologized to the couple for McCook not handling things up to his standards and offered the couple his services for free.
It is unclear if the couple plans to sue.