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Chef Suzan "Z" Gray                            Antipasto Skewer display for Happy Hour buffet                               
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PRIVATE CHEF SERVICES...
in the Charlottesville,VA area and nationwide!

Chef Z is your own Private Gourmet Chef …and at your Service!
Organic products used whenever available!


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INTERIM PRIVATE CHEF SERVICES
Chef Z is available for households needing an interim Private Chef to fill the gap between full-time chefs.
Chef Z steps in for 1 week to 4 months, or longer, and will also teach household staff to cook simple yet delicious and
nutritious meals for the family.

Specialty cuisines, dietary restricted diets, vegan and vegetarian meals, and raw cuisine
are all part of Chef Z's repertoire


SERVED EVENTS: Chef Z serves 2 - 40 guests with 3 - 7 course seated ORGANIC gourmet meals custom designed to your every desire. Please inquire about cost.
 
BUFFET EVENTS: Chef Z serves up to 200 guests for brunch, lunch, or dinner catered events. Please inquire about
cost. ORGANIC products available.


Platter of Grilled Vegetables, Caramelized Onions with
Turmeric Naan Grilled Flat Bread for Happy Hour buffet
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Chef Z's famous Cilantro Tortillas with Mango Guacamole
made tableside for a Romantic Dinner for Two


 
ROMANTIC DINNER FOR TWO
Looking for a completely unusual and wonderful gift for that special someone in your life to celebrate the most special of occasions? Consider the gift of a ROMANTIC DINNER FOR TWO at your home. Chef Z will provide a private dining experience for you right in your home and serve it to you as if you were dining at your favorite restaurant, whether it's casual or formal, you decide!
Indulge in a 5 to 7 course meal paired with the correct wine selection, while enjoying the company of your spouse or significant other in a cozy, congenial, private atmosphere.

Romantic dinner menus created to suit every dietary need. ORGANIC products available.

SAMPLE 6-course MENU:

Appetizer course: Exotic Array of Seasonal "One-Bites"
Glass of Italian Proscecco sparkling wine

First course: Colossal Seared Scallop with
Citrus Confetti resting on a pool of fresh Pea-Basil Sauce
Cucumber "Fettucini" garnish and paired wine

Second course: Raw Zucchini Carpaccio with Asiago & Pear Vinaigrette
Served in half a poached pear

Palate cleanser course: Seasonal Watermelon Sorbet
Homemade watermelon sorbet served in a small, handtooled watermelon boat

Entree course: Individual Beef Wellington’s
Showcasing organic grass fed Chateaubriand topped with pate' of mushroom duxelles enrobed in Chef Z's homemade Puff Pastry and baked to perfection
Horseradish Sour Cream Drizzle
Roasted Organic Spinach and Arugala with PIne Nuts
Vegetable Stock Caramelized Organic Carrots
Glass of paired Wine

Dessert Course: Individual Chocolate Truffle Cakelettes resting in a pool of Raspberry Coulis and topped with Chocolate Chantilly Cream.
Garnish of Handmade Chocolate Truffle nestled in a handfolded Origami paper wrapper
Coffee or Tea