Hiring a Private Chef is more than someone to run the grocery errand and cook for the family, I take such pride in quality and utilizing local ingredients, I take time to get to know you to individualize your service and event.
I've developed personal relationships with the farmers, by doing so I believe the quality of our bond transmits to our final product, not only can I taste the difference but I’m sure you will too.
I graduated with a degree in International Cuisine & Restaurant Management in 2010 from the Art Institute of California. I understand how challenging owning and operating the day-to-day needs of a restaurant are and I have designed specific operation formulas and task assignments to make your establishment run smoothly. Whether it's a new business or one that's been around for a while having a consultant to anticipate future needs, adjust internal operations or help scale the company can be beneficial to the long term success of your restaurant.
Today's culture of fast and prepackaged foods has more people sick and struggling with weight than ever before. I work closely with my clients to educate and inspire them to find their personal creativity and fall in love with cooking to take control of their health goals.
"So I was 49, the heaviest I ever weighed , and I needed help. I needed to make a life style change... not a diet... a new way of life for me. I was sad because I really like to eat and now I have to eat clean boring food.
I searched online for a personal chef. I came across Chef Ashelanna. I liked what she did and something just seemed right about her. I'm so glad I did. I'm eating clean and it is Delicious! I'm learning about textures, subtle flavors, and so much more. She is very creative and talented. I look forward to what new flavor she will serve up next."
By far the most amazing experience of food I have ever had..
The entire meal was surreal from beginning to end !!!
I have many personal chefs in my life at different times, chef Ashelanna puts so much love and positive energy into the food that she creates, my meal as well as the entire evening felt like magic for me and my man !!
Thank you for the beautiful experience chef AshleIanna cannot wait to have you cook for us again !!!
"We hired Chef Ashelanna for a party for my husband's 60th birthday party. It was all meals over a total of 4 day period for 30 people, including 8 children, 2 vegans, and one gluten and dairy free person. She served a total of 270 meals and around 900 drinks. Chef Ashelanna and her team were stellar from start to finish. It was her team's first time working in this particular home, so there were some kinks to work out on the first night, but after that everything ran smoothly. This party would have been super sucky without Ashelanna and her team, but with them, it was absolutely drama free. The food was fantastic and everybody had exactly what they wanted and needed throughout the entire time there. There pricing was in line with their competitors and everything was served on time and well paced."
-Sample Menu- Some of my client’s favorites
Strawberry & Nectarine Bruschetta
on Grilled Baguette with Balsamic Reduction and Fresh Mint
Chargrilled Baba ghanouj and Fresh Hummus Platter
Pan Roasted Spices blended with charred Eggplant for the freshest Baba ghanouj you’ve ever had. Fresh Persian cucumbers, red bell peppers, baby heirloom carrots, cherry tomatoes, fresh grilled pita.
Chargrilled Half Chicken and Cherries
Moist, Lemon & Spiced Chargrilled Half Chickens with a pickled Rainer Cherry Salsa
Brown Butter Filet Mignon
Filet Mignon basted in Garlic Brown Butter finished with a Rosemary-Redwine Gastrique
Blueberry Banana Burbon Crumble
Summer is here! Burbon-Blueberry Caramel tossed with bananas and a homemade crumble baked until crispy with homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Ashelanna’s Chocolate Flourless Cake
This gluten free dessert doesn’t mean it’s missing decadence, it’s rich and toppings are custom made to your favorites.
Please note: this is a sample menu and is fully customizable to your needs