Get to know me better
Professionally trained well seasoned private chef, that loves cooking for dinner parties.
My career as a professional chef began in 1997, as I graduated from the Los Angeles Culinary Institute and trained with AMC Raymond Hofmeister. But, training really started at a very young age, because I was taught how to cook from my Greek Yia-Yia and learned how to entertain from my mother. This is why being a private chef feels natural and instinctive. My talents have led me to chef positions throughout California; Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, Napa/Sonoma, San Jose, constantly adding to my culinary repertoire.
As a private chef, I pride myself with understanding clients needs and dietary preferences. I can accommodate any speciality diet or restrictions without compromising flavors, and well versed in the purchasing and cooking of organic and non-GMO foods and products.
For me, cooking is...
A hard driven passion that's my way of life, since I was a child. I love food, to touch it, smell it, cook it, and eat it!
I learned to cook at...
I learned to cook from my Greek grandmother who was a chef herself. I continued my culinary education with Master Chef Raymond Hofmeister in, LA 1997.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Has and always will be my grandmother, and then there is Julia Childs.
A cooking secret...
Finding the best ingredients to use.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Petaluma. You name it!
A longer stay in Petaluma? 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 Petaluma.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Petaluma.
Chef Maria's reviews
Chef Maria was awesome.. She is an incredible chef who also has a great personality.. Enjoyed her very much!
Todd M Paton - May 24 2021
Chef Maria was awesome! She was on time, professional, polite and the food was amazing. We will definitely use her again!
George Sousou - Dec 21 2020
Chef Maria Parish was one-time, polite and the food was exceptional. She presented personable and kind. Offered conversation and insight when asked but also allowed for the meal to be ours and knew when to step away. I would recommend Chef Parish with no reservations.
Anthony Davenport - Sep 07 2020
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