Plating Magic – finding your artistic flare

This is a class for chefs who already know what it means to make great meals but have yet to discover how to make them look on the plate as wonderful as they taste to the palate. Learn what it means to add the sense of sight to taste and smell to produce dishes that are distinctively who you are and express both your cooking expertise and your esthetic sense.

My first chef competition

About the competition The Recipe, a PDF The Media: Mercury News

Acorn flour: recipes, buy, make

Using acorn flour, and other native edibles.

BEST of, July 2016 Edition

The short, yet awesome, description of me/my services for the “Best of” award in the San Francisco magazine, July 2016.

“BEST personal chef in Silicon Valley” ~SanFranMag

This announcement from “Modern Luxury” (SanFranMag) arrived in my Inbox just a week before their awards ceremony on Thursday, June 23, 2016.

Mystery Bag Challenge, team building cooking party

Description: Mystery Basket Challenge, a team building cooking party Or just a fun way to spend time with your friends. This is a 1-hour competition and mingling event. This team building experience is very quick, and engaging, making fast decisions, creating a product (appetizer) within 20 minutes. Within each team the working relationships, i.e. collaborations, […]

Cooking lesson: salads and salad dressings

A lesson plan for learning the fundamentals of Salads and Salad Dressings

Sweet and Savory Smoothies with Minimal Fruit

Here is a guide to making SWEET and SAVORY smoothies — with minimizing the fruit and maximizing the veggies.

How to make your own healthy smoothie (low carb)

Here are ideas for SWEET and SAVORY smoothies​.​ On the sweet side green smoothie, a template: see below for examples of each GREEN LEAVES: 2 handfuls, thick stems removed FRUIT: 1 small fruit FAT: 1 Tbls coconut oil, or 5 nuts LIQUID: 1 cup water SALT: 1 or 2 pinch salt FLAVORS: this is optional, […]

Tomato-free Thousand Island Dressing

This “tomato-free” Thousand Island Dressing is for those who want to avoid the nightshades. It fits the Auto-Immune Paleo plans that includes mustard, substitutions for mustard are included.