6 Steps to Become a Better Home Cook

October 10, 2018

If you want to become a better cook, you have to learn how to work outside of recipes. You have to learn techniques that will transform your dishes from good to great. These techniques are the basics, the foundation of cooking. You don’t have to learn the 5 French sauces or complex French techniques. But […]

What it’s like being a Personal Chef in Sonoma

July 28, 2017

On July 1st this year, I fulfilled a 3 year long dream of moving to the beautiful town of Sonoma. Prior to this, if you’d have told me I’d be living in the country, I would have laughed. Hard. But becoming a personal chef in Sonoma is something I’d never thought would happen. I grew […]

SEO Tips for Personal Chefs to Use Today

March 7, 2017

It’s called search engine optimization, and it’s an incredible tool for small business owners. It’s the marketing I focus on the most when building any new service, and it’s what’s given my business wings. It’s also why every personal chef should put some effort into it. The return on investment is tenfold what you put […]

Instant Pot Beginner Tips

February 16, 2017

Wondering how to use your instant pot? If you’ve hopped on the Instant Pot train and still have it collecting dust in your pantry, you are not alone. Yes, there is a learning curve. But once you start learning how to use Instant Pot, you’ll never look back. If you’re still not sure what an […]

How to Make Sauces as a Home Cook

March 4, 2016

Confused as to how to make sauces? They’re the perfect accessory to your meals and you don’t have to be a French chef to know how to make sauces. Without going deep into culinary lingo, let’s start by breaking down the categories of sauces you can use as a home cook. Tomato Based Sauces I […]

How to Flavor Foods: Mexican Flavors

February 5, 2016

Who doesn’t LOVE Mexican flavors? Ever since I moved to California, I have been OBSESSED with the bold, spicy, and satisfying flavors. There’s not one week that goes by that I don’t make some sort of taco something. It’s DELICIOUS, easy and healthy. I won’t go into more complex Mexican (moles, salsas, etc), because the […]

How to Make Winter Soups

December 3, 2015

Making soup is easy.  Learning how to make winter soups is tricky. With these tips, you’ll learn how to make winters soups that are warming, hearty and satisfying. First, lets start with the components of a soup. 1. Aromatic base: Onions, carrot, celery, leeks, garlic, shallots (2-3 cups) 2. Broth: Chicken, Vegetable or Beef (approximately […]