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Outdoor Dinning Table

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.

Sample Menus
For Those Who Love Seafood

Sustainably sourced seafood based on the recommendations of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.

-Appetizer-

Clams in Garlic Sorrel Cream

-Salad-

Frisee & Raddichio Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

-Main-

Halibut with Olives, Pine Nuts, Basil, and Wine

-Wine Pairing-

El Enemigo Semillon 2018

-Dessert-

Pear & Chocolate Tart

Vegetarian Delight

Vegetables sourced throughout California and featuring local fruits a vegetables grown right here in the Monterey Bay.

-Appetizer-

Polenta Bites with Wild Mushrooms & Fontina

-Salad-

Caramelized Fennel with Capers & Olives

-Main-

Smoked Mozzarella Cauliflower Frittata

-Wine Pairing-

Rombauer Merlot 2018

-Dessert-

Melon Gelato

Grilled to Perfection

Organic Fresh Chickens are raised on a 100% USDA Certified Organic Vegetarian Diet and are Non-GMO Project Verified.

-Appetizer-

 Castroville Baby Artichokes with Garlic-Balsamic Glaze

-Salad-

Butter Lettuce with Hazelnuts & Pecorino

-Main-

Grill-Roasted Chicken with Charred Scallion Chimichurri

-Wine Pairing-

Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc 2018

-Dessert-

Fried Figs with Whipped Cream, Raspberries, and Honey

A Member of the United States Personal Chef Association

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ServSafe Certified by the National Restaurant Association

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Seafood choices are selected based off the current Monterey Bay Seafood watch guide.

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Member of the

American Culinary Federation

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“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.

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“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

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