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A seasonal food journey with Chef Laura
Creator of healthy and delicious Mediterranean-inspired, farm to table food. Focus on local, seasonal, sustainable and dietary restrictions. I have over 18 years experience working as a private chef in New York, The Hamptons, Paris, Miami, New Orleans, Nantucket, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Corsica, Croatia and the Cayman Islands for highly discriminating eaters! A California native, I now divide my time between NYC, The Hamptons and Paris where I am up front and center with food trends, seasonal produce and vendors of local and hard to find items. I am able to provide personal recommendations and support while following guidelines of a restricted diet or to help you begin integrating dietary changes that might be necessary for a lifestyle change. I am passionate about learning more and trying new things which I feel keeps my menus fresh, varied and never boring.
** I purchase organic, seasonal fruits and vegetables, humanely raised meat and sustainably caught fish from the best possible purveyors and everything is made from scratch. If this is not important to you, one of my colleagues might be a better fit.
For me, cooking is...
The way I stay connected.
I learned to cook at...
From eating in far corners of the world to being naturally gifted at a young age, to catering, to coming back to what makes me happy.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Any chef that thinks out of the box, respects and contemplates ingredients. Alice Waters and everything Ottolenghi.
A cooking secret...
I love the creativity that cooking brings. I think that is important when preparing food and sharing the <3
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 Amagansett.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Amagansett. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Amagansett.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Amagansett.
Laura'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 Laura's reviews
Laura did an amazing job at my home. I would definitely hire her again.
Blake Helppie - May 24 2022
Chef Laura was absolutely amazing. She worked with us to curate the most perfect menu and I can't even begin to describe how delicious every course was. Highly recommend, Laura made the night run smoothly and our only job was to enjoy ourselves - BOOK HER!
Niki Drako - Nov 16 2021
Laura was fantastic!! Super easy to work with and her meal was gluten free and dairy free but still incredibly delicious!! Just what we wanted!
Rachel Doneger - Feb 15 2021
I submitted my request for a private dinner at our rented home in Paris for Christmas night dinner. I received 4 responses and through a couple of back and forth Q&A's with the chefs, we chose Chef Laura. Laura was patient with my extensive questions and deliberations about the menu and provided answers that made me feel comfortable with the menu she would prepare for the 11 of us.
Laura arrived right on time at our Paris apartment with someone to help her as we discussed. She even was ready to serve 30 min earlier than discussed despite a kitchen that lacked some space, dishes, and cookware. It was clear she had done a lot of prep work. She served a 6 course meal to some particular eaters and wow'd every person with every dish. The plating was attractive and the explanations were clear, but most importantly all of the food was delicious.
She left our kitchen spotless when she left.
It is nerve-wracking planning a special dinner from the other side of the globe, but Laura made it easy.
I would hire her again in a minute!
Ian Jordan - Jan 03 2019
Book your experience with Chef Laura
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.