Professional Culinary Lessons. As a professional Chef for 35 years and Former Culinary Director for both the Art Institute and Dean, Le Cordon Bleu's Hospitality Restaurant Management Program; I am equipped to teach private or semi-private gatherings. Book me now and learn to cook like a pro! Available for adults or kids!

As a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, I feel fortunate to source the best ingredients throughout my career. Our geographical location here in Northern California is perfect for a clean eating, 100 Mile Diet system. Sourcing and consuming foods that are within a 100 miles from where we live, ensures freshness– and confirms the foods we consume are at peak of flavor, and sustaining high nutritional values. I believe in relationships with local farmers, ranchers, growers and grocers. The following is a list of reputable sources I utilize often.

I choose the highest source of USDA organics, and I prefer work with non-GMO ingredients. I aspire to connect those who produce and consume organic food by creating mutually beneficial, meaningful, and committed relationships across the food chain.

And through my hands on teaching I prefer to educate, excite, and evoke passion for the organic culture and continually evolve cooking and feeding practices. My career has always been committed to discovering and implementing solutions to improve the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of good clean food sourcing.


Sources:

    •    Belcampo

    •    City Chicks Eggery

    •    Cowgirl Creamery

    •    Devil’s Gulch Ranch

    •    Earl’s Organic Produce

    •    Emmer & Co

    •    Fatted Calf

    •    Far West Fungi

    •    Frog Hollow Farm

    •    The Honest Bison

    •    Hip Chick Farms

    •    Full Belly Farms

    •    Hog Island Oyster Company

    •    Jeremy Murdock

    •    Josey Baker

    •    La Quercia

    •    Live Earth Farm

    •    Mission Heirloom

    •    Northcoast Fisheries

    •    Oaktown Spice Shop

    •    Ouroboros Aquaponics

    •    Pain Bakery

    •    Piazzas

    •    Rancho Llano Seco

    •    River Dog Farm

    •    Simple Creek Ranch

    •    Sonoma County Meat Company

    •    Straus Family Creamery

    •    San Mateo and Santa Clara County Farmers Markets

    •    Yerena Farms

Food Coaching.


Learn how to shop, prep and cook healthier in the shortest ammonite of time possible with my, " Cook Outside the Box" educational classes. 

Professional Cooking Classes & Demonstrations 

For Your Next Event!


Intimate Gatherings 

Dinner Parties
Cocktail Parties
Birthday Parties 
Anniversary Parties

Meal Prep


Whether you’re looking for a formal sit-down dinner with professional table service, or a relaxed cocktail party with a group of friends,  we cater anything from unfussy grilled summer soirees to stylish multiple course menu.

 






And for, Parents of Picky Eaters, Pre-sale copies of my book, Food Fight, is available now. 

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Featured Services

Private Dining for Intimate Gatherings

Pricing

Pricing depends on many elements specfic to your particular event. My proposals are priced all-inclusive. I estimate on any  equipment rentals, staffing, taxes and gratuities up front there are no hidden costs. I use high quality ingredients, the best vendors, a well trained staff, and have a commitment to excellent hospitality management.

Please contact me detailing your event, and I’ll get back to you with a personalized quote.

Ingredient Sourcing

  • Professional Culinary Lessons 1:1 
  • Team Buildings
  • Gift Certificates
  • Corporate Demonstrations 
  • Group Classes Adults or Children​
  • Birthday Parties

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