Custom Menu Planning
We will design a menu that is perfect for your occasion. You will not need to plan, shop, figure out how to create multiple complex recipes, or fuss over the dishes.
Let me know your guest count, any specific ideas that you have, and if any of your guests have food allergies or intolerances. You'll be presented a custom menu designed specifically for your occasion for you to approve.
By hiring a personal chef, you will have the opportunity to enjoy
restaurant-quality food with your guests in the comfort of your own space.
For Those Who Love Seafood
Sustainably sourced seafood based on the recommendations of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.
Clams in Garlic Sorrel Cream
Frisee & Raddichio Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Halibut with Olives, Pine Nuts, Basil, and Wine
El Enemigo Semillon 2018
Pear & Chocolate Tart
Vegetables sourced throughout California and featuring local fruits a vegetables grown right here in the Monterey Bay.
Polenta Bites with Wild Mushrooms & Fontina
Caramelized Fennel with Capers & Olives
Smoked Mozzarella Cauliflower Frittata
Rombauer Merlot 2018
Grilled to Perfection
Organic Fresh Chickens are raised on a 100% USDA Certified Organic Vegetarian Diet and are Non-GMO Project Verified.
Castroville Baby Artichokes with Garlic-Balsamic Glaze
Butter Lettuce with Hazelnuts & Pecorino
Grill-Roasted Chicken with Charred Scallion Chimichurri
Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc 2018
Fried Figs with Whipped Cream, Raspberries, and Honey
A Member of the United States Personal Chef Association
ServSafe Certified by the National Restaurant Association
Seafood choices are selected based off the current Monterey Bay Seafood watch guide.
Member of the
American Culinary Federation
“It is not easy to please so many people with so many different dietary restrictions, needs, and desires, I speak from experience as the mother of 4 and my own culinary background.
She handled all of our delightful, crazy, chaos with calm, grace, and creative adaptable menus.”
— JEANNE D.
“Mary’s professionalism and creativity with food is extraordinary. She puts passion into her menu planning and cooking, where the presentation and flavors meld into an organic whole that stimulates the palate and pleases the eye.
Mary is extremely sensitive to the special dietary needs of the individual, tailoring her menu to enable the best experience possible.”
— JACQUELINE ERNST-SMITH, MS RDN