Personal Chef Services

My goal is to sustain body with delicious and healthy food, soul by alleviating the stress of shopping, cooking and clean-up, and community by supporting local farmers and food artisans whenever possible.

All menus are created weekly or bi-weekly to order, and are shaped by the client's preferences and dietary concerns, which we will discuss in your free consultation. I generally prepare the meals in your home in advance and leave instructions so you can quickly and easily prepare what you need at your convenience. 

Additional Services Include:
  • CSA Pick-Up and Preparation - I'll pick up your vegetables and then clean and prepare them so they're ready for consumption. I'll also provide recipes for those lesser known veggies. Kohlrabi anyone?!
  • Multi-Family Discount - Do you know of other busy families that share your need for delicious, healthy pre-made meals? If so, I can prepare meals for multiple families in one kitchen so they are ready for weekly/bi-weekly pickup. 
  • Small Party Catering - Have a dinner party planned and not sure what to make?  I provide small party catering, for up to 12 people, and will take care of everything from shopping and cooking, to serving and clean-up.

Menu Musings...

Hors d'oeuvres:
Elegant Butter and French Radish Finger Sandwiches 
Rustic Cumin-Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Peach Wedges
Savory Cannellini Caper Lemon and Anchovy Crostini

Exotic Hors d'oeuvres:
Fresh Thai Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce
Vegetarian or Smoked Salmon Sushi Hand Rolls
Pillow Soft Steamed Buns with Umami Sauce

Zesty Yellow Gazpacho 
Warming Curried Ginger Butternut Squash Soup
Hearty Cocoa Vegetarian Chili

Grilled Apricots, Feta and Mixed Greens with Fresh Lemon
Ruby Red Grapefruit Shaved Fennel and Arugula with a Citrus Vinaigrette
Roasted Beets Bleu Cheese and Candied Pecans with a Balsamic Reduction

Fun Entrée Ideas:
Grilled Polenta Cakes with Fresh Ricotta Mushroom Ragu and Hickory Smoked Sea Salt
Fish Tacos with Cucumber and Chipotle-Lime Cabbage Slaw
Maple Glazed Chicken with Mustardy Roasted Potatoes and Garlicky Greens

Handmade Linguini with Grilled Radicchio and Walnut Pesto
Pasta Provençal with Fresh Herbs Caper Berries Olives and Tomatoes
Penne with Lemon Basil Grape Tomatoes and a Light Garlic Cream Sauce

Smokey Black Eyed Peas
Thyme Haricot Vert
Creamy Cornbread Pudding
Thyme Roasted Parsnips
Moroccan Spiced Couscous with Walnuts and Dried Fruits 

Sautéed Spinach and Black Eye Pea Hash
Wild Salmon Leek and Potato Hash

Baked Goods:
Cornmeal Olive Oil Biscotti with Dates and Walnuts
Fennel Upside-Down Cake
Cheesecake with Grand Marnier Strawberries
Fresh Fruit Crostata with Whole Wheat Shortbread Crust
Honey Rosemary Cornbread

Gluten Free Baked Goods:
Espresso Fudge Brownies
Toffee Bars
Rocky Road Squares
Spiced Double Chocolate Cookies
Flourless Chocolate Cake

Stuffed Waffles with Prosciutto Jarlsberg and Warm Maple Syrup
Lemon Cornmeal Pancakes with Maple Chantilly Cream
Shrimp and Grits
Biscuits and Gravy (Mushroom or Spicy Sausage)
Chorizo Manchego Tarts
Strawberry Scones