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In home private fine dining. Top Chef Season 13 Contestant. Zagat 30 Under 30. Bong Appetit Season 3. Chef/Owner of Tournant
I am a professional chef with over ten years experience in both fine dining and casual restaurants. I am a team player who is passionate about culinary, from cooking to managing. I offer exceptional service and knowledge when it comes to my field. My cuisine is global with focus on seasonality. I stand behind my food and creations, however I am also fond of clients being vocal about what there looking for. I love being whimsical and also stick to the basics of cooking. I am also a Top Chef season 13 contestant, holding the title of the youngest contestant in history to date, Zagat 30under30, and just recently been on Bong Appetit for Season 3. I have competed in the Barilla Pasta U.S Competition in April 2019 with 7 other chefs around the country for the Food and Wine Festival in Pebble Beach, CA. I was also apart of June 2019 US Open in Monterey, CA where I catered what you will call exceptional service
For me, cooking is...
Cooking is where I find tranquility. I enjoy this on my off time, as it makes everyone happy and is so universal
I learned to cook at...
I learned to cook from my grandmother at a very young age, then pursued getting my degree at Le Cordon Bleu, working too, at Wish restaurant
A role model in the kitchen is...
My grandmother. There’s never any measurement yet her food comes out impeccable!
A cooking secret...
I have no secrets in the kitchen :) I believe in being a leader, but being one with the team and let them in. Let me show you what we can do !
As a professional Chef, I offer the following services
I can create a menu based on your preferences to enjoy in the comfort of your home in Chicago. Simply tell me what you're craving!
I can provide catering services in Chicago for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more.
At home cooking course
Choose this option for a private cooking class in Chicago and I will put together a tailor-made cooking lesson for you.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services in Chicago.
Reviews about Angelina
Chef Angelina and Claire are an amazing dynamic duo. Kind, fun, and incredibly professional, they deliver more than great culinary creations — a complete, memorable experience. My friends and I are still enjoying the tasty leftovers! Highly recommend.
India James-Mar 22, 2021
Angie did an amazing job with a French style dinner for my wife’s birthday. She was punctual, friendly, and cleaned the kitchen as if it were her own. The food was delicious, unique, and had a great presentation. We would definitely use Take a Chef and would love to work with Angie again in the future. Thank you!
Jacob Lamke-Feb 22, 2021
Angelina was AWESOME. Excellent communication from start to finish; Angelina arrived on time, rolled out dinner at the requested time, gave a brief run down of each dish as it as served and knew how to interact with different personalities in the room; clean up was a breeze, you didn't know she was there. Highly Recommended!!!!
Lynn Lucas-Feb 15, 2021
Chef Angelina is absolutely wonderful! The food was delicious, and she was extremely accommodating and personable. Would highly recommend.
Ayesha-Jan 11, 2021
overall great experience - loved it and Chef Angelina was awesome!
Girisha-Sep 1, 2020
Angelina was the best! I would work with her again. I thought the meal would be intimidating, but it wasn’t! She is so approachable. Loved this experience
Shannon-Jan 22, 2020
Angelina exceeded all of my expectations. From the moment we started communicating, to day before the event, to day of, she was so thorough and attentive to my requests and details. The process was seamless. Day of the event, Angelina provided excellent service and food. It was a somewhat high pressure event because it was very intimate but she worked great under the circumstances. Her energy was professional, friendly, thorough and passionate for food and service. I will absolutely be reaching out to her again in the near future.
Cristina Pineda-Nov 29, 2019
I really enjoyed the experience. I love the concept and everything worked out very well.
Luke Carlson-Sep 12, 2019
Seth Paterson-May 20, 2019
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