Get to know me better
Deep food knowledge and experience aligned with a healthy approach and a great sense of humor!
My background includes owning and operating good restaurants in my beloved Montana which gave me an excellent head for the business as well as the customer service components in feeding people. We focused on local ingredients and finding our farmers early on and found it to be the best strategy in our community. I had the good fortune to move from catering to a Bistro type cafe and then to a fine dining experience while honing lifetime skills and lifetime friendships. Following that, there was 8 years of Private Chef work that found me traveling and living in wonderful climates and fulfilling exacting food needs. In the last 5 years, I've created an Underground Dinner Club with 300 members that respond to menus and make reservations to eat together in unusual locations. My daughter and her family mean a lot to me and I look forward to time well -spent in many more kitchens.
For me, cooking is...
A life skill that connects me to everyone! I arrived at the perfect moment and I never looked back!
I learned to cook at...
My Grandparent's house where gardens and feeding a large family well was the norm.
A role model in the kitchen is...
There are so many; certainly those hours watching Julia on PBS and seeing Martha make beautiful and fresh food were early inspirations.
A cooking secret...
I have a super developed sense of the food that will go together and taste wonderful on your plate!
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 Missoula.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Missoula. You name it!
A longer stay in Missoula? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Missoula, count me in.
Marianne'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.
Book your experience with Chef Marianne
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.