Culinary Services

 

A UCLA grad and former event planner, Chef Kara graduated with honors from the esteemed Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Her passion for the culinary arts along with her 15+ years of corporate event & incentive planning makes her a valuable asset for any of your projects or events.

As part of her culinary training, Kara worked in a Spanish kitchen on the island of Mallorca and at The French Laundry, in Napa, considered one of the top restaurants in the United States. For the past few years she has gained experience as a food service consultant, personal chef, instructor, on camera persona and commercial and print food stylist. She is a regular on Food Network’s, Cupcake Wars, and will appear on Halogen Network, in an episode of Jump Shipp, and a new show on Food Network in 2011. She just finished filming seven culinary focused webisodes for About.com.

PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES
Having your own personal chef is like having room service with an unlimited menu and everything made just the way you like it. Better yet, you are served in your own home surrounded by your friends, family or business associates with no unplanned distractions.
Enjoy the convenience of meals prepared for your family, friends, business associates, and other guests in the privacy of your own home by Chef Kara. As a graduate of the esteemed Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and classically trained in French cooking, Chef Kara will make your table the talk of the town. You get to sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious meal made to your tastes, and dietary restrictions.  Look at it this way…no chopping…no prepping…no shopping.  Your one call away from a weekly healthy meal plan, a relaxing family dinner, a luxurious evening, or special event created specifically for you. You can also share in the personal chef experience by watching one of her online webisodes or booking a private or group culinary lesson. Kara also teaches at various locations in the South Bay.  Check out Kara’s Kitchen for more details.
FOOD STYLING
Strengthen your brand’s message with beautiful images of food for print or television by utilizing Kara’s creative food styling services. Whether you need images of food for print or television advertisements, we do it all. Chef Kara’s classical culinary training and education, paired with an artistic sensibility, excellent planning skills, extensive resources and attention to detail, along with a background in photography is the perfect combination for a successful end product. Whether you are looking for a high-level support person or full service resource give us a call regarding food styling, recipe testing and development, culinary production and prop styling, for television, editorials, cookbooks, menu boards, and food-product packaging.
PROJECTS
TV Commercials – Assistant Food Stylist

Target

Kellogg’s – Rice Krispie Treats

TGI Friday’s

TV Shows – Assistant Food Stylist

The Bonnie Hunt Show (Paula Dean Eric Rupert, Tyler Florence Segments)

The Dr. Phil Show (Paula Dean Segment)

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Bobby Flay Segment)

CULINARY MARKETING SERVICES & EVENTS
Dazzle your clients with Kara’s marketing-style culinary events. There is no quicker path to making a sale than through the buyer’s stomach! She plans and coordinates all details of these creative culinary events and adventures utilizing her culinary know how and her 15+ years as a corporate event planner. She also plans and coordinates customized, leisure and incentive travel, culinary focused events.

We also offer creative menu development/rollout, recipe testing and staff training to support your marketing goals.