Are you and your friends curious and adventurous eaters? Enjoy a formal or informal tasting event in my castle!

I develop custom tasting menus featuring ethnic cuisines, historical recipes, holiday traditions, food and drinks pairing, seasonal and local ingredients. Small plates are served with stories about each recipe, its ingredients, and cooking methods. I invite you and your friends to experience a different way to dine out.

Be my co-host. Getting people together for culinary events is one of the most sensitive parts of my business. It’s a lot of work behind the scenes! Apps allow us to stay organized, but there is nothing to replace all needed human interactions — to answer questions, help to choose recipes/skills to learn, collect food tolerance-allergy-preferences info, send reminders and driving directions, etc. I have a reward system for those of you who become my co-hosts:

  • bring a group of 5 to my cooking class or tasting event, and get 50% off your ticket; bring a group of 9, and your ticket is for free
  • bring a group of 5 to my cooking class or tasting event 3 times, and get your 4th cooking class or tasting event for free.
  • bring a group of 9 to my cooking class or tasting event, and get your ticket is for free.

Below are examples of tasting events I host in my kitchen, backyard, and formal dining hall. I work with my customers to create events that perfectly match their ideas, wishes, and budgets. Some of these menus are also used to provide my personal chef and catering services. To request a tasting event please fill out the Personal Chef, Tasting Event, and Catering Services Request Form.

Be my guests!

I had never heard of Okonomiyaki, and I was utterly transported by the flavors and the techniques. It was such a pleasure to meet you, and we all very much enjoyed seeing your beautiful kitchen and experience your passion for cooking and teaching. — Vicki Z.

We had a marvelous time at your Tequila Tasting. Everyone raved about the food, the presentation, your dishes, the authenticity and your knowledge of food and pairing it with a drink. — Deborah S.

Thank you so much for a delightful and enjoyable evening. We all talked about how nice and good and unusual it was. It was such a pleasure to be with you and your husband, your beautiful home, and cats.!— Judy L.

I Brought You Flowers
My Food Travels: Scotland
My Food Travels: Mosel & Alsace
Pizza Party
My Food Travels: Japanese Grill
My Roots: Bajjrajj! (Caucasus Cuisines)
My Roots: Bud’mo! (Ukrainian Cuisine)
A Little Party Never Killed Nobody!
Okonomiyaki (Japanese Comfort Food) FREE DEMO
Slainte Mharth!
Viva Tequila!


Culinary coach and personal chef with extensive knowledge of various ethnic cuisines,
I bring my best discoveries to you!