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Dinner Parties, Catering & Weekly Meal Prep
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Chef Mariana lived in many countries such as Australia and Norway in the past years.
Currently based in Houston, TX Mariana Ascoli is currently the top 2 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 and traditional kitchen settings, Sports Nutrition and Professional Cook Certificates, she founded When Art Meets Food LLC with a mission to provide customers with innovative menus and contemporary aesthetic as well as wellness driven weekly meal prep and in-home cooking appointments.
For me, cooking is...
The best way to make people and myself happy!
I learned to cook at...
I learned to cook professionally at Citizen Eatery. I have a Plant- based Sports Nutrition, Professional Cook and Manager Food Handler certificates.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Claude Troigois, French chef, current owner and chef to many restaurants in Rio.
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
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
From charcuterie plate to cheesecake, Chef Mariana went above and beyond in quality and presentation for our dinner celebrating my husband's birthday, Everything was expertly prepared, delicious, and plentiful. The kitchen was left spotless and the dishwasher running when she and her assistant left our home. Both of them were highly professional and pleasant. I also appreciate Chef Mariana's flexibility. We had to reschedule to accommodate our guests, and she had no issues with that request. Our food choices included a charcuterie plate with a wide assortment of cured meats, pate, cheeses, and the yummiest gruyere cheese tarts. We followed that with a citrus seafood salad that was so filled with seafood it could have been our entree. But then we would have missed the duck with truffle pomme frites, which was heavenly. Our chocolate cheesecake with marscapone cream proved to be wonderful finale. I would not hesitate to hire Chef Mariana again. It was a wonderful evening and experience from booking to finish.
Laura Henry - Apr 12 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.