MENU PLANNING & PREPARATION
We all lead fast-paced lives and often are too busy to prepare meals, especially during the week. Chef Laurie will plan a nutrient-dense based menu and will shop for the groceries, then prepare a week's worth of delicious meals for you, all neatly packaged in customized containers that are easy and convenient for you to heat up. Let The Private Table take the thought out of "what's for dinner tonight”.
There's nothing like sharing a creative experience with other like minded creative creatures. Chef Laurie is always willing to play creatively with others in the kitchen. If your like me and sometimes need the extra hands of an experienced Chef who understands the pressures of pleasing a client, please reach out. We all feed off creativity in this field and it's much more fun working together!
Creative Menu Writing and Recipe Development
Chef Laurie can develop creative recipes and entertaining menus featuring brand-name products and ingredients; for use in advertising, company websites, cookbooks and blogs, to showcase your brand in a recipe or menu that will engage consumers and encourage them to welcome your product into their home and family table. Though professionally trained in the culinary arts, I specialize in home-cooking and entertaining for the real-life consumer. I can create the recipes and entertaining menus that appeal directly to the skill level and lifestyle of your target market.
The Private Table's boutique catering services can provide you and your guests with innovative seasonally inspired food, customized for the occasion. Whether it's an intimate dinner with friends, a cocktail party or a wine pairing with hor’s d'oeuvres. Chef Laurie will create a menu and presentation that will make your event unforgettable. Catering up to 30 guests.
PANTRY & KITCHEN CONSULTATION
Making a lifestyle change for the better? Learn how to eliminate processed foods and organize your kitchen to work for your new lifestyle. Emphasizing on whole real foods you will learn about spices, grains and other whole ingredients that will get you on your way to good cooking habits. Learn to reduce waste and optimize storage solutions. Personalized recipe booklet and pantry list provided.
Chef Laurie specializes in vegan and vegetarian cuisines and prides herself on the understanding of personal diet preferences. If you are gluten intolerant or are just looking to make a health change for the better Chef Laurie’s knowledge of vegan, vegetarian, low sodium, sugar-free or soy-free cooking just might be the solution you're looking for.
PRIVATE COOKING INSTRUCTION
For those looking to expand their own kitchen skill-set and cooking repertoire, The Private Table offers private and group in-home cooking classes accompanied with the finest of details. In home Culinary Instruction: New recipes, entertaining tips, essential kitchen skills and professional techniques. Public Cooking Demos, Wine Dinners, and Corporate team building events also available.
Culinary Lifestyle Consultation
Learn how to define your own unique culinary lifestyle. Chef Laurie will help you to identify appliances that will be functional and useful to your lifestyle. Learn to use your new appliances to create fabulous culinary creations. Personalized recipe booklet and pantry list provided.