Chef Cathy Ferrara
I believe cooking is my gift. It is truly my passion. I am happiest when I am in the kitchen. Cooking does light a fire within my heart. It sparks a strong desire to please people with meals that nourish both the body and soul.
Since I was knee-high to my Mother, I loved to cook. I remember the first entree my mother let me make (only after much begging and perseverance!). It was spaghetti sauce. What a thrill it was to prepare and serve to my family. I went on to love baking equally as much as I love cooking meals.
I graduated from the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA) program.
I believe giving back to the community is important. I have done volunteer work with the Gleaners Cooking Matters Program which helps teach and educate. I am also working with a number of churches that feed those in need.
I’m a Personal Chef. Many people don’t know what a Personal Chef does. A Personal Chef is different from a caterer for the above reasons as well as a Personal Chef prepares a gourmet meal for special occasions for as few as 2 people. Dinner parties are my specialty. Anyone can go to a restaurant – but having an intimate gourmet dinner at home with family and friends takes entertaining to a whole other level.
So let me tell you as a Personal Chef 5 things I don’t do:
- I don’t own a storefront
- I don’t have “canned” menus
- I don’t mass produce the food that I serve
- I don’t use artificial ingredients or preservatives
- I don’t respond to requests for service without time to prepare and plan – 2 weeks preferred. I have an event form on my website which I encourage people to complete prior to our consultation.
It’s an honor to be a part of celebrations in people’s lives. I’m blessed to be doing my passion. I hope to serve you soon!