Dinners at Your Leisure

Personal Chef Service, Katy & West Houston, Texas


About Chef Stephanie, Owner/Head Chef

Chef Stephanie has been passionate about cooking for as long as she can remember.  As a young child, she frequently assisted her grandparents in the kitchen and has many fond memories of baking with her grandmother.  The hobby continued throughout her teenage years and into adulthood.

Chef Stephanie has over 9 years' experience in the restaurant industry.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Houston, and while working at Baylor College of Medicine's Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC), she realized that cooking was her one and true passion.  She then returned to school to attend the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Houston.  During her time at the Art Institute, she remained an honor student and was one of the lucky few to attend a culinary trip to China to study abroad.  She most recently spent a year working alongside chef instructors as a kitchen assistant at the Cooking School at Sur La Table in Sugarland.  She currently holds her ServSafe and Texas Food Safety certifications and is a member of the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA).

For many years, she worked a full-time job while raising a small child, so the difficulty of getting home cooked meals on the table was a reality for her - even given her background and passion for cooking!  She has met so many people in a similar situation, or who just generally dislike cooking, that she realized that she needed to put her talents to use in order to help others.

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