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Private Chef and Catering Services
I aim to make it easy and seamless for my 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.
On my end I love the creativity and thought process that goes into writing a menu, with consideration for seasonality, event theme, and location. I believe that each menu should be unique to its time and place.
I 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.
“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.”
Spring Garden Party
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
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
“Elyse catered all my cocktail birthday and Christmas parties for years, and her beautiful, delicious hors d’oeuvres became synonymous with my get togethers — something guests would always comment on! Always professional, creative and hardworking, Elyse came up with a new seasonal menu for each event, making each party a special one. ”