Be a guest at your own party! Our mission is to provide lavish, customized food experiences for you and your guests.
We hear over and over again from our clients that they LOVE to entertain in the comfort of their home. Well, they love all the parts of entertaining except the grocery shopping, cooking, serving and cleaning up afterward.
Take all the worries out of hosting a party in your home. Catherine will ask you to close your eyes, envision your event, and ask you questions to help her “jump inside your mind” to meet your vision for your event. Sample questions are: What are your guests wearing? What music is playing? How is the table set? What food do you see yourself eating? Once your “vision” is communicated, menu suggestions will be discussed with you, according to your budget. We will prepare food on-site, serve, and take care of the entire cleanup. We can also assist you with invitations, rentals (linens, china, silverware, tables, tents, etc.), flowers, décor, signature cocktail recipes, and wine pairing recommendations. All menus are customized to your specific event and budget. Because we’re in the business of being “PERSONAL” Chefs, we are able to create menus that all guests can enjoy, regardless of dietary needs and food allergies.
Romantic Dinner for 2: Lavish Cuisine can help you celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion in the intimacy and comfort of your own home. We have replicated “first date” menus, wedding menus, and menus composed of all favorite dishes that are difficult to find in local restaurants. Learn more.
Plated Dinners for 3 to 50 Guests: If you’d like a more formal dining experience, we offer plated multicourse meals. Clients often enjoy starting the evening with a casual “happy hour” over appetizers while we are in the kitchen preparing your meal. We will beautifully plate each remaining course and serve it to you at the table. We are happy to make wine recommendations to pair with each course. Chef Catherine will introduce each course as it is served. Our staff will provide a lavish, unhurried dining experience.
Tasting Menus: Tasting Menu Dinner Parties are definitely geared toward the “foodies.” Tasting menus are multicourse dinners, served in small portions over the course of a couple hours, with an average of 8-12 different plates of food being served. This is a chance to sample hard-to-find ingredients, showcase the foods of a specific region, take a quick trip around the world through international cuisines, or focus on a few ingredients prepared in many different ways.
Wine-Tasting Events: For the oenophile, sharing your collection and knowledge of wines with friends is reason enough to host a gathering. We are happy to create “nibbles” as you sip, or full tasting menus to highlight your wines. If you’re more of a neophyte, we are happy to help you plan not only the food pairings, but also make suggestions to introduce your friends to regions or varietals of wines.
Beer-Tasting Events: Wine is to Oenophile as Beer is to Zythophile. There has been a dramatic boom over the past few years in craft beers, beer flights, and beer-tasting events. If you’d like to wow your guests with favorite selection of beers, we’ll wow them with complementary food selections.
Corporate Team Building: Get to know your co-workers in a completely different realm: team building through cooking. You provide a kitchen, and we take care of all the other details, down to the aprons and cutting boards. Your team members will bond over mixing bowls and cooking challenges, and be rewarded by eating the products of their feats
Corporate Retreat Chef: Allow us to take care of all your dining needs (breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner and dessert) during your corporate retreats.