Get to know me better
My culinary goal is to create outstanding, stress-free cuisine experiences where guests connect and spend time with the people they care about.
From a young age, Chef Maggie Pallan was interested in cooking. At age fifteen she enrolled in culinary school and from there her love of the culinary arts grew and propelled her forward. Over the next 30 years, she would hone her culinary skills by working in hotels and restaurants, eventually attaining the title of Chef de Cuisine of three restaurants at Green Valley Resort, Las Vegas after working at the J.W. Marriott, MGM Grand, Mirage, and Monte Carlo resorts. Before her resort work, she trained at independent chef-owned and corporate restaurants gaining kitchen, front-of-house, and managerial experience. Chef Maggie has trained with noted Certified Master Chefs and has over 30 years culinary and restaurant experience.
Chef Maggie is blessed to have full reign of a large, immaculate commercial kitchen fully stocked with ingredients from the far reaches of the world ready to be transformed into world-class cuisine. She is inspired by local ingredients and cuisines as well as cuisines all around the world. If you can dream it, she can create it!
For me, cooking is...
Bringing people together through amazing shared experiences of fine cuisine.
I learned to cook at...
Over the last 30 years by the side of some pretty incredible Chefs in Las Vegas. __________________________________________
A role model in the kitchen is...
Honestly my young staff that I am teaching step by step. They really inspire me.__________________________________________________
A cooking secret...
Diligent hard work and excellent preparation.__________________________________________________
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 Jackson.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Jackson. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Jackson.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Jackson.
Maggie'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 Maggie's reviews
We had such a great experience with Chef Maggie! She was so friendly and professional and the food was wonderful. If we are back in the area, we would absolutely call Chef Maggie again!
Taylor Rickard Rickard - Sep 12 2022
The experience with Chef Maggie was nothing short of spectacular. She arrived on time, was professional, personable, and prepared an outstanding New Year's Eve dinner for our party of 9. She took care of EVERYTHING, including setting an absolutely beautiful table fit for a New Year's Eve fine dining dinner. She prepared cocktails for us and also had a bottle of champagne so we could toast to the new year. Our dinner was delicious and was the best meal our group had during our entire trip. I highly recommend Chef Maggie without reservation! I only wish we hadn't found her while on vacation otherwise, she would become a regular fixture in my kitchen!
Amy Dann - Jan 04 2022
Chef Maggie was absolutely amazing. We worked very closely together on the menu beforehand--she was incredibly understanding of multiple edits I requested. Chef Maggie was punctual and came ready with everything for the dinner. She was engaging and taught us how to make each dish and what went into preparing it. And most importantly, everything was delicious.
I'd highly recommend Chef Maggie for any occasion. We will be sure to book her again for our next event.
Gregory Such - Nov 09 2021
Maggie was lovely, food was amazing and the set up and clean up were incredibly professional and done with care. Would highly recommend!!
Jen Murphy - Aug 17 2021
Book your experience with Chef Maggie
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.