Photographer Hannah Cohen & Kitchensurfing.com
My first job 15 years ago involved slinging doughnuts and making coffee for 10 hours per day. Since then, my food service experience has also included professional catering (for weddings and small parties), ice cream scooping, and being a sous chef for private dinner parties. I also have over 8 years' experience as a professional food writer and restaurant reviewer, and I am ServSafe Certified.
|Handmade Egg Pasta with Arugula Pesto|
The Way I Cook:
Simple yet elegant, meatless dishes comprised of quality, seasonal ingredients. I'm a big fan of healthier recipes that are packed with flavor, but not full of unnecessary, illegible components. I'm also a huge supporter of local farms, and do as much of my grocery shopping as I can at local farmers' markets and locally owned grocery stores.
|Crostini with homemade apple-jalapeno jam, dried cherries, and local cheddar [source].|
I cater everything from at-home dinner parties to office luncheons to bridal showers. I'm happy to work with you and create a menu for almost any function at your home or office. I also teach private cooking lessons, and can provide weekly meals for you and/or your family.
I typically charge an hourly rate, which includes the cost of menu planning, shopping, cooking, and clean-up, plus the cost of groceries. I am more than happy to help accommodate almost any budget.
Interested in hiring me for an occasion, or simply have a few questions? Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also see some of my sample menus on Kitchensurfing.com.