Get to know me better
I love to cook and have been entertaining dinner parties and family events in both Canada and the United States for over 20 years successfully.
For the past 20+ years I have been a successful business executive in North America in the public, private, corporate and entrepreneurial space.
While working full time at a high level rank, I have been able to balance personal, family and professional life well.
My passion for entertaining family and friends and providing high quality meal experiences throughout my life has been a priority and extremely satisfying.
Now that my kids are grown and have families of their own, I now have the time to pursue my culinary passion. Take a Chef has opened the door for continued growth, opportunity and satisfaction. I particularly find that
I reside in Cardiff, 92007 CA ( November - April ) and Highgate Springs 05460 VT ( May - October ). I am Canadian who was born and raised in Montreal, moved to San Diego in 2003 and became a US Citizen in 2021.
For me, cooking is...
My happy place. Whether I am cooking for 1 or 21, I take cooking seriously, passionately and enjoy every part from start to finish...
I learned to cook at...
I learned to cook while growing up in Montreal. First for survival and then by spending a lot of quality time with my Grandma, a Chef and Caterer.
A role model in the kitchen is...
I do love Julia Child. She never took herself seriously and was always ready to laugh. Mary Berry is next... especially her recipes and style
A cooking secret...
Research...pick winning recipes... plan in advance, prep...execute. Always use quality ingredients... know your audience.. enjoy the outcome
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 Highgate.
Donna'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 Donna
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.