Dinner Parties

Celebrating an anniversary, birthday, graduation or other milestone with close friends and family?  We can provide the ultimate in-home dining experience with one of our professional chefs who will prepare a multi-course meal that the whole group will enjoy.

We cater for a variety of events and celebrations – and just like our prepared meal delivery service – we always use whole foods and seasonal ingredients from local farmer’s markets to create a healthy, high-end dining experience. Our chefs are artists and masters at their craft so each dish looks as good as it tastes.

A pop-up in your home or venue of choice, our team of chefs will meticulously plate your food and make it look as delicious as it tastes, while allowing your guests to sit and enjoy each other’s company over delectable courses.

Want to give your guests a unique culinary experience? Our live stations feature one of our chefs cooking food on the spot and letting your guests build their own meal. Our signature stations include a risotto bar, gourmet mac ‘n cheese bar and a poke bar that give your guests control over their plate!

Toasting to something special? What’s a celebration without wine and light bites? We’ll pair our seasonal appetizers with wine selections. You’re taste buds will be singing. Cheers!

Luxurious Dinner Parties

Luxurious Dinner Parties

We can cater your personalized indoor or outdoor event, from an intimate 5-course, haute cuisine meal for as little as two people, or your outdoor event. This has always been our wheelhouse – catering of private or corporate intimate events. Each event is completely customized, and can be prepared from our commercial kitchen or from your own home.  If you choose for us to use your kitchen, this allows your friends and family to watch us work and engage with the chefs while they’re cooking. Our approach can turn an otherwise boring catering into an evening to remember.

Global Emphasis, Memorable Events

What sets us apart from any other caterer?  We can cater any cuisine and do it well. Global is our specialty.  We can also cater any cuisine within your dietary restrictions and preferences. Please contact us for details.  Our specialties include wedding parties, family gatherings, girls’ nights, and corporate events.

Temporarily Transported by Food

Temporarily Transported by Food

I was thirteen years old, and I had never been to a restaurant. Not a real one. A few greasy spoons and gas station hoagies. But never a real restaurant. That night I donned a bright blue dress, picked from the ‘free’ bin of the St. Vincent de Paul thrift shop, and a pair of fake pearl earrings borrowed from Mom’s jewelry box. My older siblings were home for a visit, and we were all going out. As I came down the stairs, my Dad said he’d never seen my dark eyes so sparkly. It was the anticipation. It lasted the whole hour-ride there, from the woods to the city, and through the whole experience.  We were seated, ordered from a real menu of many choices.  I was far outside my normal experience. Everything was so beautiful, the atmosphere so welcoming. I felt Loved. Served. Special.

I went to sleep that night reflecting on the experience, feeling nearly like a princess. Until I woke up in a cold sweat, and threw up my Ponderosa ribeye and whatever else I’d eaten that evening.  I’ll never know if it was food poisoning or simply my stomach rejecting all the fat and salt.  Raised on whatever was shot in the woods or hooked in the river, and vegetables from the dirt of our garden, my body was not used to such richness. No wonder we never went out.

I was sixteen years old, and I taught myself to cook. My first dish was a souffle, made from a recipe in a 1950’s Good Housekeeping cookbook. From that moment, food was magical. Like alchemy. No more of my Mom’s plain macaroni with stewed tomatoes, her boiled chicken legs (am I supposed to eat this skin?) and unseasoned, cooked-till-they’re-dead vegetables. I had discovered a whole new world, and I was destined to experience it to the full.

In the intervening years, I had several mini-careers, across different fields. Throughout those years, what remains in peoples’ minds is that I made them feel Welcomed. Loved. Served. Satiated. Special – always through food and hospitality. In 2009, as the economy was crashing, my husband and I finally opened a restaurant. Three years later, we closed it. We then went into hospitality management together, ending that life season by travelling across Europe for a few months. Since 2018, I’ve been back in the culinary world, rounding out my wheelhouse as a personal chef and culinary instructor, constantly learning, and loving every minute of it.

My passion is to live a lifestyle of service to others through food and hospitality. To create environments and events around food which leave people feeling welcome, temporarily transported in a suspension of the pressures of daily life. That they might find a moment of refreshment and joy. That they might feel Welcomed. Loved. Served. Special. So that they can wake up (hopefully not after having thrown up) to begin anew what they have been called to do in their daily lives.