Who I Am ~
A local gal who has lived and worked in Sebastopol for 25 years, I am currently a Personal Chef in Sonoma County. I come to this phase of my culinary career having owned and run two successful restaurants, started a catering company and worked with many local non-profits doing event planning, cooking and teaching the culinary arts. Most recently, I developed, opened and ran a café in our local Rialto Cinema, a job I am very proud of!
What I Do ~
I am a professionally trained and deeply experienced chef and event planner and manager. I will recommend local farms, cheeses and wines. My job, quite simply, is to assist you in menu planning, party rental contracts, logistics, and (of course) shopping, preparing, cooking and serving a beautiful and delicious meal. From the initial planning through the final clean-up, I will do everything to ensure you and your guests have a fantastic and stress-free event.
Why I Do It ~
Entertaining is an important part of a healthy and happy lifestyle, but the time and stress of hosting are sometimes more than our busy lives can handle! I love bringing my experience and expertise into your home to help create a memorable party for your family or friends. Whether you live here in Sonoma County or are coming up for a wine country vacation, my staff and I will help you pull off the perfect event, whatever that means to you! Casual al fresco dining and the formal dinner party table are just part of our repertoire .
How I Do It ~
From inception to execution, I will work with you to determine the best menu for you and your guests, advising you on seasonal and local specialties. I will help plan and execute all the details of the event so that you can sit back, relax, sip some California Zin and enjoy the time with your family and friends. With 25 years experience in the restaurant and hospitality business, I look forward to helping bring your vision to life and ensuring that you have an unforgettable time!