Get to know me better
I am a passionate cultivator, creator, and sharer of all things delicious and beautiful.
I am a professional chef with over 8 years in the culinary industry cooking in every type of establishment from French fine dining to casual brewpubs
I have cooked globally for different hosts located in Romania, Spain, and France. I specialize in designing, cooking for, and serving unforgettable dinner parties customized to each client. My secondary service that I provide include meal preparation specifically designed for your personal dietary preferences focusing on your specific macro nutrient and micro nutrient requirements. Every item is of the highest quality and locally sourced from the Pacific Northwest, or even the chef's overflowing personal garden.
Whether it's grazing boards for romantic picnics, a family dinner with various dietary restrictions, anniversary or elopement, girls brunch at the house, or anything else you can think of, Chef Kara will come up with the creative ideas, serve a delicious meal, maybe develop a custom cocktail or two, pick up flowers you forgot to grab, and clean up after.
For me, cooking is...
a universal language.
I learned to cook at...
Metro Bis in Simsbury, CT.
A role model in the kitchen is...
the incredible and creative Adeline Grattard of Yamtcha in Paris.
A cooking secret...
starting with high quality ingredients, particularly beautiful produce.
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 Portland.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Portland. You name it!
A longer stay in Portland? 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 Portland.
Kara'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 Kara
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.