We know how to throw a party

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.”

Ashley Gerstley

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

family-style/buffet

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

family-style/buffet

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

multi-course/plated

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. ”

Whitney B.