I am a graduate of the French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center) of NYC. I am a professional chef with experience in multiple 2-Star & 3-Star Michelin rated restaurants while working under such chefs as: Chef Masa Takayama & Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in NYC, Chef Daniel Boulud in Palm Beach, and Chef Michael Schwartz in Miami. I specialize in French, Japanese, Italian, and American Farm-to-Table cuisines. I am experienced in instructing both group & private cooking classes, sushi-rolling and dumpling-making tutorials. I am also well versed in private, residential cheffing and high-volume event catering.
Food & wine pairing menus and sommelier services are also available upon request.
I have worked as a residential private chef for several prominent and high-profile families throughout the Naples area. I can design a custom menu based on your culinary preferences & dietary restrictions including: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Keto, & Paleo diets. I will also shop for the highest quality ingredients to create exquisite meals while utilizing the utmost professionalism and client discretion.
I have experience creating tailor-made, at-home cooking lessons for private parties. I can also offer sushi rolling and dumpling-making for corporate events.
I offer culinary consultant services to help you build your restaurant. I have experience in menu planning, ingredient sourcing, and kitchen setup to ensure proper inventory, staffing, and quality control.
I can provide catering services at venues throughout southwest Florida, whether it be an intimate dinner party or high-volume event. Full-service catering is available including plates, utensils, glassware, tables/chairs, linens, and tent rentals if needed. Plated & buffet-style menu options are available as well as bar service. I also have established excellent relationships with local vendors including florists & pastry/cake-makers and can also assist with lighting & music if needed.
U10 Scallop, Anson Mills Farrotto, Granny Smith Apple and Shiso.
I know you're busy, but let's take some time to talk about what you'd like to be eating. Everyone's dietary needs and styles are unique. Drop us a line, and we can figure out what sort of a meal plan works for your goals and lifestyle!
Chef Masa Takayama