About Nectar Personal Chef Service

Chef Julie is passionate about delicious, healthy food. Growing up in a “foodie” household, she has many fond memories of eating the most perfect, farm fresh tomatoes and corn from her great Uncle Nelson’s farm in Williamsburg, Ohio. Julie’s parents are avid food and wine enthusiasts, and dining out in Cincinnati’s best restaurants, and learning about wine was her parent’s favorite hobby. They eventually passed on this love of food and wine to Julie.

Leaving home after graduation, Julie was grateful to have traveled and lived in the Southwest, where she learned about regional Southwestern and Mexican cuisine. She has fond memories of her trips to Paris with her family to experience the markets and the amazing small chef owned bistros that they loved. In her professional career as an acclaimed Cincinnati restaurateur and chef of Aioli and Nectar restaurants, she promoted seasonal and local sourcing before it became popular.

During her career, Julie was proud to participate in many Cincinnati culinary events like 1 Night 12 Kitchens, Luminosity, and Zoofari. She was honored to be invited to cook at The James Beard House with other esteemed Cincinnati Chefs in 2014.

Julie was drawn to start her personal chef business after seeing the enjoyment that families and individuals experienced with her in home cooking, and how providing delicious, healthy food made people happy, and let them relax at home. When Julie’s not cooking, she loves to get moving with either swimming or yoga. She and her husband Patrick, a retired professional dancer, enjoy their weekly trips to the Covington farmer’s market, and walking their poodle Blue in the neighborhood.

They look forward to their vacations to Colorado and the southwest to visit family, and indulge in their favorite green chile sauce at local restaurants.