Get to know me better
Experienced, passionate chef
I am a red seal chef with 25 years experience in the industry. I am currently a professional cooking instructor. I have worked in hotels, convention centres, fine dining and bistros. I was Alberta Apprentice of the year. Alberta and National Champion in The Chaine des Rotisseurs Jeune Commis competition Canada and fourth place in the International Competition. My strength is creating customized menus to suit individual tastes. I would describe my cooking as classically French trained, with ethnic influences, using seasonal and local ingredients as much as possible.
For me, cooking is...
My passion, my lifestyle and my joy
I learned to cook at...
Southern institute of technology in Calgary
A role model in the kitchen is...
Chef Lynn Crawford of Ruby Watchco in Toronto
A cooking secret...
Cook with passion, using seasonal, fresh ingredients.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Calgary.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Calgary. You name it!
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Calgary.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Calgary.
Carissa's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Chef Carissa's reviews
Chef Carissa went above and beyond with her menu, service and culinary skill! She was quick to reply to my questions and make suggestions. So pleased with the ease of booking, having her in my home, enjoying the meal and the clean up afterwards. We'll use this service again!
Kristin Fortier - Jun 03 2021
The whole evening was fun, informative and made us feel like VIP's. Add all that to delicious food and it was a memorable occasion.
Christine And Brian Stone - May 28 2021
Carissa was great! She was attentive to our requests and quick to respond to inquiries. While in our home, Carissa was very friendly and mindful of our space. The menu and food were both amazing, and each course was flavourful ad nicely presented. The cooking and cleaning were a seamless process and Carissa was on top of it after each dish. A great experience for our special occasion - highly recommend!!
Sheryl Green - May 21 2021
Everything was great I am very happy and will book again
Rochelle L - May 04 2020
Book your experience with Chef Carissa
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.