Originally from Los Angeles, I attended The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. After graduation in 2005, I moved to New York City and cooked at Danny Meyer's Union Square Cafe and Gramercy Tavern. Since then, I have worked as Personal/Private Chef in New York City, Los Angeles, and Silicon Valley for high profile and high net worth individuals.
I have also managed a boutique olive oil company in the Napa Valley and have contributed to multiple cookbooks and online publications.
I'm Santa Barbara and Los Angeles based, but enjoy working around the world!
ALL SERVICES START WITH A PHONE CONSULTATION: 310-467-4943
Seasonal New-American. Californian. Contemporary. World influences.
Tailored to different cuisine and dietary preferences.
Plated, family style, buffet, or any combination thereof.
I come to your kitchen and equipment to cook, serve, clean and store. Menus and dietary preferences are customized and can be tailored to best suit you and your guests' needs.
MEALS: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks– you name it.
*I've cooked in many, many homes in this capacity.
COOKING LESSONS / DEMOS
Fresh pasta. Eggs: 5 ways. Easy weeknight dinners. How-to-roast-a-chicken. Homemade pasta night. Brunch foods 101....etc.
Home-economics for yourself, your friends, or your kids.
HOME KITCHEN MAKEOVERS
Need a professional to give your kitchen an ergonomic overhaul? I'll do everything from rearranging drawers that don't make sense, to stocking your house with staples, to organizing and refreshing all of your pantry supplies.
Need an professional? I can help with residential kitchen build-outs, home-staffing, menu and recipe development, and general service-industry operations.
Up to 50 people. I'll provide seasonal sample menus and we can work together to create the perfect event. I'll prep at a separate kitchen and use your event space to execute. I will also handle any food-related rentals.
MEALS: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktail Hour
Bridal breakfasts. Birthdays. Proposals. Anniversaries. Corporate parties. Kids parties. Oscar parties. Gender reveals. Baby showers. Graduation celebrations. Just-because-you-want-to-entertain-weekends. The list is never-ending...
Are you also a food and beverage lover?
Wine and food pairings. Beer and cheese pairings. Champagne and hors d'oeuvres. Tasting menus. Fried chicken night. Paella party. Charcuterie and cheese boards. Etc.