Get to know me better
Fresh, local, organic, and sustainable-conscious-practices, with a passion for all things delicious!
I'm a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago, Illinois with 30+ years of Private Chef experience. Additionally, I am a Certified Health Coach through, The Institute For Integrative Nutrition. I am trained to help you find your path to vivacious health and life-balance through delicious food.
For me, cooking is...
about utilizing local, seasonal ingredients, and gratitude! I get to create something that excites me every day and share that passion with others.
I learned to cook at...
highschool culinary trades program. Then a 2-year degree from CHIC in Chicago, IL. Followed by, 30 years of private chef work. You never stop learning
A role model in the kitchen is...
Jamie Oliver. He cooks' like I do, for a crew, Always fresh from the garden. Abstract recipes that flow with the seasons, and big-bright flavors!
A cooking secret...
Enjoy the process. Take the time and care to allow the food to shine. Bright, fresh ingredients that excite your palate and nurture your body.
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 Riceville.
A longer stay in Riceville? 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 Riceville.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Riceville.
Melissa'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 Melissa
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.