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Chef Z is incurably passionate about the subject of FOOD!

healthy food artfully presented...after all, without our health little else matters!

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          Chef Suzan "Z" Gray
          NRAEF ServSafe ® Certified




Chef Z at her Friday ritual Shadow Mountain cookout, preparing a hot lunch
for her guests from the Lost Creek guest Ranch outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming 2009
Nicknamed Chef Many Spoons by one of the guests.



 
COOKING CLASSES and COOKING PARTIES.
CONSULTING.
PRIVATE CHEF and PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES.
...AND MORE...
....available in Virginia and the surrounding states of West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York...and the area is growing! Please contact us at ChefZ@ChefSuzanGray.com or via our CONTACT US TAB on this site!
 

Antipasto Skewers for Happy hour buffet


 
Easter Classic Savory Italian Pizza Rustica Chef Z Style


WHY? IT'S A WIN-WIN FOR EVERYONE!

COOKING PARTIES and COOKING CLASSES: for KIDS and ADULTS!

Team building + Fun + Entertainment + Education are the key components to any Cooking Class or Cooking Party held by Chef Z. Parties are held in your home or place of business! Cuisines taught include, but are not limited to: Classic American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Vegan, Indian, Thai, Mexican, Lowfat, Wheat-Free, Gourmet and more.....

PRIVATE CHEF SERVICE: for long term, short term and interim terms, Chef Z provides healthy, nutritious and delicious meals in private homes and businesses. Chef Z cooks with love, while maintaining a professional and delightful manner. Her cuisines include: vegetarian, vegan, wheat free, classic gourmet, lowfat, classic American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Indian and Thai, plus dietary restricted. Interim Chef periods range from one week to four months.

PERSONAL CHEF SERVICE: for families and businesses, or single professionals who need a caring and dietary driven Chef to provide homemade meals, produced in the client's kitchen for later consumption. Chef Z creates the menu along with the client, does the shopping and preparing of the menu, and leaves the client with a menu and easy reheating instructions.  Customized cuisines include: vegetarian, vegan, wheat free, classic gourmet, lowfat, American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Indian and Thai, plus dietary restricted.

CONSULTING:for private and commercial clientele
 
ONE TIME PRIVATE CHEF SERVICES: for those one of a kind personal and business occasions taking place at your private home or place of business
 
INTERIM PRIVATE CHEF SERVICES: helping families through the time when they are seeking a full time Private Chef for their family home
 
COOKING CLASSES and COOKING PARTIES:for kids and adults in private or commercial settings in Virginia and out-of-state
 
BED & BREAKFAST CULINARY CLASSES:for a wine & dine experience extraordinaire in Virginia and out-of-state
 
FOOD WRITING:for newspapers, grocery stores, magazines, cookbooks, websites
 
MENU DEVELOPMENT:for restaurants, institutions, individuals, dietary specialized clients
 
RECIPE DEVELOPMENT:for institutions and individuals alike

 

PARTY CONSULTING SERVICE: for those clients who just need some ideas and tips to pull off their own party for friends, family or colleagues. An hour or two of consulting can make all the difference when wanting to do all aspects of your party by yourself - with some great tips from Chef Z of course!

COMMERCIAL CONSULTING SERVICE: forward thinking and customer-driven specialty food establishments utilize Chef Z's services for fostering good will and heightened interest on the part of their customers, resulting in increased revenue for their stores...and happier customers.
 

HOW? KNOWLEDGE + ACTION = POWER!
Promoting healthy food as a desirable lifestyle component through knowledge, creativity, food writing, on-site demonstration classes, and customized consulting programs designed especially for commercial establishments and private homes, is Chef Z's specialty.
 

VALUE ADDED? ServSafe CERTIFICATION = SAFETY! Chef Gray has the knowledge to help clients maintain a clean and safe cooking environment, highly necessary in the food industry. Chef Gray is NRAEF ServSafe® Certified.


AND NOW, A WORD FROM SOME OF OUR CLIENTS...

Chef Z,

 Thank you very much for taking the time with my son and I, to teach us the basics of knife cutting skills for proper food preparation. In addition, your ideas concerning food combinations, preparation techniques for various types of meals, as well as the philosophy behind those combinations has been extremely useful and practical. You have made a positive effect on our eating habits. Thanks very much.

Paul L. Keswick, VA 

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Merry Christmas, Chef Z,
I think of you often with a smile. You are certainly one of those dynamic beings that leaves more than a light footprint on the hearts that they touch! Our little girl Ginger recently was talking about the ranch, and said that you "made the yummiest" food she's ever eaten!
Much love and may God bless you and keep you -
ASHLEY M., Jackson, WY

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Dear Chef Z,
We want to thank you for your intensive, in-house B & B cooking course! What a benefit to learn all the time-saving techniques to prepare gourmet meals in a jiffy for our hungry guests!

Your creativity has enhanced our presentations so much that our guests continually compliment our presentation, and many run back upstairs – after giving stern commands to their companions not to touch a thing – to grab their cameras and photograph their plates.

Your energy, creativity, knowledge, and sparkling personality blessed our hearts, home, and business, and we can’t wait to have you back again!

Kathryn and David Stemac
Hartzell House Bed and Breakfast
Addison, Pennsylvania, US
www.hartzellhouse.com
 
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Dear Chef Z,
I had a blast yesterday and am very impressed with what I learned during the BASIC COOKING 101 class. I used my $5.00 coupon today at All Good groceries & made Ron the Zucchini dish which he now "likes better than salad". I also made the sweet potatoes, green beans and honey - could not find sesame seeds so I used sun flower seeds. NOT as good as yours but Ron didn't know the difference. :-) I also did the Salmon with potato chips& he loved it. I do want to attend more classes, it was well worth the money
spent.
KATHY F. Charlottesville, VA

 
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Chef Z,
I had a blast at your "30 MINUTE GOURMET" class last week! I’ve made the chicken, the grape salad (now my personal favorite!), and the dessert. I actually do not own a meat pounder/tenderizer, and I discovered WHY you should pound the meat so flat. However, it was still yummy! Just not as pretty as yours was.
KATE B. Charlottesville, VA
 
 
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Dear Chef Suzan,
WE miss your energy and vivacity and joie de vivre and élan!  WE MISS YOU!!!   WHERE, WHEN will we see you again at our home??  We will figure it OUT/
PS I will get back to you soon with a date! Thanks again for all you did for our family and staff!
CATHERINE A. NYC, NY/Palm Beach, FL