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Seville, Spain

Decorative thus bitter oranges – Seville, Spain

Definitely edible - every September. Scoop out the sweet center or eat the skin for an amazing combo of textures. A party on the palate begins with a fig ripe off the tree.

Definitely edible – every September. Scoop out the sweet center or eat the skin for an amazing combo of textures.

What is the appeal of a private chef? You get a restaurant quality meal in your home and the chef enjoys seeing the spontaneous smile on the person enjoying what has been custom prepared.

Heidi loves traveling and exploring flavor combinations around the world. It’s fascinating to see how the same simple ingredients can vary by flavor and method of preparation.

Heidi is a self-taught cook who received her inspiration while working several years as a server and Restaurant supervisor at the New England Culinary Institute in Essex, Vermont. She started serving and eventually cooking for small dinner parties there, then continued when she moved to NYC in 2002.  After five years in Spain, she moved back to the city in 2013 with a fresh approach to International Cuisine and the dining experience.  (AND a siesta is always welcome – that’s the only thing the-city-that-never-sleeps is lacking).  She’s featured as a chef-for- hire in apps like Eat In Chef and TaskRabbit or can be hired directly to fully cater any occasion in your home.

“I think cooking requires humility and devotion. We didn’t invent food or taste buds, so chefs can’t rightly take all the credit. I view this not only as a great occupation but also a hobby. There are so many possibilities of artistic expression while satisfying a practical need.  We will always love eating and people love to be served a meal.

“I specialize in New American cuisine showcased at cocktail parties, intimate dinners as well as hands on cooking classes.  I’m looking forward to helping make your event a savory success.”

(All photos taken by Heidi unless otherwise credited)

Bon apetit!

¡Buen provecha!

Приятного Аппетита!

Guten Appetit!

Buon appetito!

hyvää ruokahalua!

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