We know how to throw a party

Private Chef and Catering Services

We aim to make it easy and seamless for clients to entertain, whether it be for family, friends or a work occasion. Together with my team we will take care of all the details, so you can relax and enjoy being in the company of your guests.

We enjoy the creativity that goes behind crafting each menu to be unique to it’s time and place, with consideration for seasonality, event theme, and location.

We also offer private chef services for multi-day retreats, and vacations.

Contact us with the details of your event/retreat for pricing and menu proposals.

“Elyse was the private chef for a retreat I hosted up in Guerneville last month, and the food was FANTASTIC! She worked with me to create a local, sustainable, family-style menu for a group of women in the impact space, and we were all completely blown away by how delicious everything was. From one of the most delicious soups I've ever eaten to the most moist and flavorful fish, fresh greens, and rice pilaf, everything was incredible. I would hire her again in a heartbeat and am already excited for the next time I get to eat her food!”

Lis B.

“Elyse and her team were exceptional to work with; she was incredibly communicative, prompt, and wonderfully kind and patient throughout our time working together. She partnered with our nonprofit to create unbelievably tasty meals within our budget. We had a week-long program that necessitated accommodation for a wide variety of food restrictions. Elyse built us a menu that not only met all of the food needs, but exceeded expectations regarding presentation and palette-- everyone was raving about the food, and her work had a major influence on the overall environment we created for our program participants. ”

Aliza S.

Sample Menus

Spring Garden Party

multi-course, plated

pea consommé with mint + macadamia nuts

mixed baby greens salad with fava beans, radish, baby fennel, shaved pecoino + lemon vinaigrette

spring vegetable risotto with poached quail egg

wild salmon, herb aioli, braised spring carrots + pea tendrils

buttermilk panna cotta with fresh strawberries, raw honey + fennel pollen

Summer Brunch


shakshuka, eggs poached in flavorful tomato sauce

potato hash, with turkey sausage, caramelized onions + fresh herbs

smoked fish platter, with lox, smoked trout salad, pickled veggies + sliced rye sourdough

detox salad, shredded kale, cauliflower, carrots, sprouted sunflower seeds + lemon vinaigrette

mixed green salad, with avocado, citrus + champagne vinaigrettebuckwheat pancakes with fresh ricotta + grilled stone fruit

Fall Dinner Party


appetizer: kabocha squash, with goat cheese and miso jam on rice cracker with black sesame seeds

appetizer: collard spring rolls, with julienned vegetables, fresh herbs and sprouts

miso-glazed sablefish, with scallions, pickled ginger + microgreens

grilled flank steak, thinly sliced and served with lots of herbs + lemongrass vinaigrette

mixed wild mushrooms and charred onions, with watercress + ponzu sauce

red cabbage and fennel slaw, with avocado, turmeric cashews and ginger-lime vinaigrette

Winter Dinner Party


appetizer: crudité with yogurt herb dip

appetizer: crackers with golden beet hummus

red kuri squash soup, with coconut milk + lemongrass

arugula and baby kale salad, with roasted carrots, avocado + turmeric cashews

pan-roasted chicken, with caramelized shallots, farro, parsnips + green olive salsa verde

mixed berries with white chocolate ganache + chocolate crisps

“I've worked with Elyse on many occasions and could not recommend her, her events and her skills as a chef enough. I hired Elyse to cater a few weekends away with friends and everything always ran seamlessly. The menus were delicious and beautiful, she kept the kitchen immaculate, everything was perfectly timed and it was just such a pleasure having her around. Having everything taken care of by Elyse allowed me to fully savor the moments with my best friends and I will forever remember these weekends as some of the most special in my life. ”

Ashley G.