Get to know me better
I have been practicing and refining my creative skills over the last 30 years to share with others.
I have been cooking professionally for 35 years being self-taught and restaurant trained. Cooking has always been more of an "expression than a profession" and practice it as such. I have had great opportunities working in restaurants in NYC, North Carolina and Washington DC. I've had my own catering establishment and freelanced for some large companies in the DC area. I have also had the opportunity to be a private chef for two families for 5 years each; for the family of George Soros in the Hamptons, NY, and then another family in Washington DC. Here I also had the chance to participate in a TV cooking series with Emeril LaGasse. So I've done many of the "beasts" in the cooking world and especially love working for smaller events and private homes so I can give the attention needed to "exercise" my culinary skills.
For me, cooking is...
Cooking has, since a teenager, been more of a creative outlet for me and stand by the idea that it is more of an " expression than a profession."
I learned to cook at...
I am self taught and restaurant trained in restaurants in NYC, Southampton NY and Washington DC.
A role model in the kitchen is...
I initially learned from Bill Neal and Edna Lewis and was fortunate to have training with Madeleine Kammon.
A cooking secret...
I believe a chef's role is to bring out the greatest potential of the raw ingredients and present that to the client.
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 Jerusalem.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Jerusalem. You name it!
A longer stay in Jerusalem? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Jerusalem.
Lawrence (Larry)'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.
Book your experience with Chef Lawrence (Larry)
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.