Delicious Dinner Parties

Let Chef Julie create and prepare a seasonal menu for you and your guests in the privacy of your own home. Enjoy exquisite farm to table focused cuisine served either family style, or plated and served table side. We'll provide a server to make the evening easy, enjoyable, and carefree. … [Read more...]

Nectar Personal Chef

Let Chef Julie create and prepare a seasonal menu for you and your guests in the privacy of your own home. … [Read more...]

Join Us On Our France Cooking Retreat 2020

For all details and full itinerary, download the full brochure here. Summer and Autumn 2020 Retreat Dates Summer Retreat June 16 - 23 with Julie Francis, Donna Covrett, Maria de la Torre Arrive: Tuesday June 16 Depart: Tuesday June 23 Autumn Retreat September 15 – 22 with Renee … [Read more...]

Join us on our cooking retreat in the South of France

The French Meal: Market Shopping and Cooking in the South of France with Julie Francis, Donna Covrett, Maria de la Torre For all details and full itinerary, download the full brochure here. Dive into the art of French cooking as a philosophy, aesthetic, and attitude towards life. Whether … [Read more...]

(Meat)balls

(from the Holiday 2018/Winter 2019 Edition of Edible Ohio) TEXT BY BRYN MOOTH PHOTO BY JULIE KRAMER RECIPES BY JULIE FRANCIS Chef Julie Francis of Nectar Personal Chef teaches the art of forming delicious ingredients into balls. Pretty much every global cuisine does it: Mix a main … [Read more...]

Cooking Class: Hands-On Tamale Workshop *SOLD OUT*

Most people are familiar with making tacos, burritos, tostadas, even enchiladas. If you’re ready to step up your game, it’s time to tackle homemade tamales, from scratch. In Mexico, soft corn masa is spread on a corn husk, then sweet or savory fillings are added. It is all wrapped up and placed in a … [Read more...]

Cooking Class: Cooking with Fresh Spring Herbs

Fresh herbs can add bright and bold flavors to any dish. When you cook with fresh herbs, as opposed to merely sprinkling them on as a garnish, you can elevate the overall flavor of a dish. What a great way to chase away the heaviness of some winter meals and welcome the lighter and fresh tasting … [Read more...]

Cooking Class: Culinary Journey Hands-on: Southwest Getaway with Julie Francis

Join Chef and owner of Nectar Personal Chef Services Julie Francis for this exciting Southwest Getaway. Learn skills from a professional Chef and enjoy this wonderful meal in our beautiful dining room at the Glendalia Culinary Studio in Glendale Ohio. Book Now! Menu: Salad of Jicama, … [Read more...]

Cooking Class: Culinary Journey Hands on – Mediterranean Getaway with Julie Francis

Join Chef and owner of Nectar Personal Chef Services Julie Francis for this exciting Mediterranean Getaway. Learn skills from a professional Chef and enjoy this wonderful meal in our beautiful dining room at the Glendalia Culinary Studio in Glendale Ohio. Book Now! Menu: Avocado Fattoush with … [Read more...]

A Menu of Classic Seasonal Dishes for a Reunion Luncheon

As a personal chef, I always enjoy creating a custom menu for a luncheon, or dinner party. I like thinking about what kinds of foods would satisfy the guests, and complement the occasion. When I had the opportunity to cook for a good friend, and longtime patron, of my restaurants for his high school … [Read more...]