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Máster of international and regional American Cuisine.
Please note that by end of May I will have certifications as being virus free. All my events will be conducted with the utmost practice of sanitation and care. My food products will come washed and sanitized before coming to your property and I will be dressed with protective gear.
As a professional Chef I was brought in kitchens of my parents in Norway where I did my culinary apprenticeship. My skills were then honed under the guidance of such Chefs as Alice Waters, Jeremiah Tower, Bruce Adelles, Ken Hom and Leone Giavonni. After cooking and pairing wines on Robert Mondavi's vineyards I developed several restaurants and hotels with prominent National brands and then owned several of my own. I've had the pleasure to be a Guest Chef at the prestigious James Beard House in New York. I helped develop a Culinary school by writing their curriculums and teaching over 3200 Students. My passion over the years has been to study and become proficient in the flavor profiles of many regions of the world including American Cuisines.
For me, cooking is...
Translating the great passion in my heart for food to the skills of my hands and bringing great enjoyment to all.
I learned to cook at...
My parents restaurants and hotels. It started when I asked for a bike and my dad said go and peel some potatoes.
A role model in the kitchen is...
The great French Chef Fernand Point, Julia Child and Alice Waters
A cooking secret...
Respecting where our food comes and using my skills to create a memorable experience!
As a professional Chef, I offer the following services
I can create a menu based on your preferences to enjoy in the comfort of your home in Denver. Simply tell me what you're craving!
I can provide catering services in Denver for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more.
Enjoy the services of a private chef during your holidays in Denver.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services in Denver.
Stephen Photo Gallery
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Reviews about Stephen
We had a fantastic experience with Chef Stephen. We had him cook for my wife's birthday and everything he made was delicious and it was interesting hearing about his breadth of experience in the culinary world! Would definitely recommend.
Steve Prichard - Apr 14 2021
The food was delicious!! Would definitely recommend Chef
Chris Luoma - Feb 15 2021
We had a great time with our friends, the food was delicious (good balance of tastes), Chef Kleinman did a great job. We could see that Chef Kleinman has years of experiences! I would definitely recommend using his services again.
Anselme Féard - Feb 04 2021
It was a wonderful experience. My friends and I really enjoyed ourselves. The food was great! I would definitely recommend chef Stephen to anyone.
Lillian - Jan 14 2021
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