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...]

A recipe for end of the summer tomatoes

I’m always not quite ready to give up eating delicious, fresh, local heirloom tomatoes at the end of the season. As I do my farmer’s market shopping for my personal chef clients in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, I’m still seeing very pretty tomatoes in October. This will not last for long. So, … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Calamari Salad Demo at the Hyde Park Farmers Market

I love to shop my local farmers markets, and to talk with the growers about what is seasonal, delicious, and fresh. So, I was very happy to be asked to provide a demonstration at the Hyde Park Farmers Market this month. It is always my plan to create a dish that uses the peak vegetables from the … [Read more...]

A Satisfying and Gluten Free Recipe for Chocolate Oat Bars

Recently, I had been looking for a good recipe to make a treat to bring my personal chef clients in Mount Lookout and Hyde Park who are gluten free and/or vegan. I was very happy to find a recipe with healthy ingredients from Well Plated by Erin. This bar is easy, and is made without butter, oil, or … [Read more...]