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Dinner Parties, Catering & Weekly Meal Prep
Chef Mariana Ascoli was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and had lived in many countries such as Australia and Norway in the past years. Being a creative and an entrepreneur and passionate about design and hospitality, she got her certificate in Business Management in Australia before graduating in Fine Arts and living and traveling around Europe.
Currently she's based in Houston and the top 2 private chef in Houston at chef`s platform takeachef.com and rated 4.9 stars with more than 25 dinner parties executed since 2018.
With five years of experience in commercial plant- based, traditional kitchen settings, fine dinning, and a Sports Nutrition Certificate, she founded When Art Meets Food LLC with a mission to provide customers with in- home fine dinning experience, innovative menus, and aesthetic presentation.
For me, cooking is...
The best way to make people and myself happy!
I learned to cook at...
home with my father and family and then professionally at restaurants I've worked for.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Executive chefs Thomas Keller and Alain Vezeroli
A cooking secret...
Cooking with discipline and mindfulness.
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 Houston.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Houston. You name it!
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Houston.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Houston, count me in.
Mariana'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 Mariana's reviews
Mariana is magnificent! She made everything about the experience great…we’ll be doing this again.
Cindy Polhemus - Feb 21 2022
I used Chef Mariana as a surprise birthday dinner for my dad. Everything was impeccably prepared and tasted delicious. This was a 5 star experience and on par with any top tier restaurant. Would definitely recommend her!
Lauren Garry - Oct 22 2021
Mariana was an amazing chef! Her food was amazing, and it was perfect for the surprise anniversary dinner I planned. She adeptly created a menu to satisfy my vegetarian/omnivore requests. I felt I had so many options, and I would totally book her again!
Elaine J Savoy - Oct 18 2021
The food was great from the flavor to the presentation nothing was lacking!
Jay Martin - Sep 14 2021
Book your experience with Chef Mariana
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.