- Latin American
- Health Supportive
- Can work with Limited Kitchen
- Enjoy Teaching
- Event Catering
- Breakfast & Brunch
From simple to elegant, I create custom menus using the freshest ingredients and making everything from scratch. Having lived in Spain for a year, Germany for four years, with summers in Korea, in addition to living in many different states, I have a deeply rooted passion for foods from all regions of the world, and cook a wide spectrum of delicious cuisines drawing from these experiences.
I want to highlight fresh, seasonal food, and love to put a twist on classic dishes, recalling your favorite dish, while introducing new flavors to your palate.
PLEASE NOTE: I have a minimum price of $500 (all in, flat rate), and for special occasions, I will cook for couples for $350. For catering parties or offices, the rate ranges from $15-75 per person.
My specialized Chef's Table Dinner and Dim Sum Fantasy Dinner are from $100-150 per person. We offer wine pairings and sommeliers for events at an additional cost as well.
Some of my earliest childhood memories are with my mother in the kitchen. As the youngest of three children, I was home with my mother as she prepared everyone's meals for the day. My father also made a point to be home for family dinner every night, and they both instilled in me a great passion and value in food and family from a very young age.
I lived in Germany for 4 years, during which time my mother would travel across Europe to take cooking classes. She would return home inspired and pass on her experience and knowledge to me, further developing and encouraging my passion for distinctive foods and cuisine.
I subsequently started experimenting and honing my culinary skills for my high school girlfriend. This eventually led to a focused devotion in cooking and serving, and I began to take over kitchens at parties, family gatherings and bbqs everywhere I went.
As a small business entrepreneur for over a decade, I was able to transform this passion into a business, and launched my own private chef / specialized catering / pop-up restaurant company Yummy Eats in 2011.
Since then, I have been catering for parties large and small, from Sweet Sixteens to Engagement Parties, cooking hot lunches for offices, teaching cooking classes, making special romantic dinners, and hosting unique pop-up restaurant events throughout NYC.
I am passionate and versatile, and able to accommodate the most discriminating aesthetic and dietary restriction. I provide flavor with flair, and look forward to making your event a delectable success!
Rib Eye Steak, Pork Belly and Lobster
Snacks, Apps & Hors D'ouevres:
-Rosemary & Thyme Roasted Mixed Nuts
-Smoked Paprika Roasted Mixed Nuts
-Olive & Cheese (Manchego, Aged Cheddar, Parmesan) Skewers
-Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil Skewers
-Prosciutto, Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil Skewers
-Mushroom, Caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese Crostinis
-Oxtail Ragu Crostinis w/ parmesan & fresh torn herbs
-Meatball, Mozzarella & Basil Sliders
-Caesar Salad w/ champagne vinegar-caesar dressing
cooked and plated fresh throughout the night
-Veggie Pasta Primavera
-Fusilli Noodles with organic tomato marinara & meatballs
-Super Veggie Lasagna
-Super Crispy, Herb Crusted Fried Chicken w/ slaw
-Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb w/ honey mustard glaze
Beef Short Ribs Two Ways - Spinach & Quail Egg Wontons and Vegetable Roll with Wasabi Mayo
Black Bean-Mango-Pepper Goodness
Beef Short Rib-Super Veggie-Shiitake Mushroom Noodle Soup
The chef cutting rack of lamb
Triple Decker Morning Slider w/ bacon, eggs, caramelized onions, mushrooms, cheese, tomato, pico de gallo & roasted red pepper aioli
Perfect Duck Breast
Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs w/ jasmine rice & stewed veggies, kimchee relish & soft scrambled eggs
Serving lunch at Grouper HQ.
Teaching a class for HowAboutWe.com
Pop-Up Yummy Eats at Socrates Sculpture Park
Tuna Tartare w/ heirloom tomatoes, avocado and spicy pickled cukes
Deconstructed Spicy Salmon
Tempura Fried Frog Leg Salad w/ quail eggs
Catering an event at Ivanka Trump Soho for IAdventure.com
The chef frying some wonton skins for the Kitchensurfing team
Beef Short Rib, Spinach, and Quail Egg Wontons with Red Pepper-Sesame Sauce
Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Roasted Potatoes and Pico de Gallo
Warm Clam Salad w/ miso cabbage, daikon & seaweed
Succulent Duck Breasts, butter parsnips w/ hint of nutmeg, rhubarb chutney w/ spices, coconut milk & honey, freshy sprouts
I heart honeycrisp apples.
At the Feast of Fools
Yummy Relief - serving hot food to people in need after Hurricane Sandy
Yummy Eats rocking at the Lucky Rice Festival
Yuzu Lump Crab w/ chili sauce & guacamole
Squid Ink Tagliatelle w/ huge lobster chunks in truffle-butter sauce
Freshy Organic Salad
Veggie mix for my bibimbap (Korean mixed rice): red peppers, carrots, mung bean sprouts, spinach, royal ferns, and daikon
"Luxurious 15" Lobster and Tuna Tartare with Wonton Crisps and Avocado
Crispy Pork Belly Bun with Cucumbers, Peanuts, and Aji Chile Sauce
Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb w/ honey-dijon glaze
Taking a moment to take a picture for my mom at Lucky Rice Festival :)
Crispy Pork Belly w/ exotic mixed green salad
Crispy Pork Belly w/ cucumbers, kimchee and red-pepper sesame sauce
Hanging with the man
Super-Crispy Fried Chicken for the Super Bowl!
Fried Chicken, Jalapenos & Trumpet Mushrooms
Chocolate Strawberries w/ smoky paprika & lava salted walnuts
Shrimp Ceviche w/ enoki mushrooms, cucumbers, pico de gallo & pink lava salt
Popovers w/ crispy pork belly, savory crimini, peppery arugula, quail egg, and pico de gallo