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Alisa G

Food Network TV Show Winner. Le Cordon Bleu school in Paris. European style of cooking. High end food.
Tampa, Florida
Last seen 7 days ago
7 yrs experience
Pay negotiable

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Reasons to Hire Me

  • Food Network TV SHOW Winner
  • TOP 10 chefs by voting in Bon Appetite Magazine
  • Le Cordon Bleu Chef

Chef in Tampa, Florida

Participated in various gastronomic exhibitions and events with TV hosts in culinary programs of Italy and Canada such as Food Network with Anna Olson and Enrica Rocca. Worked and was the lead on production in writing video recipes for KENWOOD and Electrolux. Conducted private dinners alongside with James Beard’s Chef Anne Kearney as well as independent caterings events. Personally catered for the Embassy of Italy in Moscow, Ambassador of Great Britain to Russia and the Kremlin. Winner of Food Network TV Show «Supermarket Stakeout» S2 EP 12. Top 10 chefs by Bon Appetit Magazine. Native Fluency in English, Russian, Italian.

Recommendations

Ekaterina Avdulov

If you are looking for a professional chef who will take care of a special occasion dinner, party etc, Alisa is the one who can accommodate all of your needs. You don’t have to worry about the quality, variety or freshness, she will organize everything to comply with the most demanding taste, and, at the same time, create something that everyone will enjoy. Her recipes, performance, serving will satisfy and pleasantly surprise you. Highly recommend!

Christy Vasallo

Alisa is very skilled and creative. Cooking is her passion and you can taste it when you eat her dishes. She made an amazing homemade pasta dish for me that was phenomenal!

David Martin

I recommend Alisa G as a chef

Grace Heng

I recommend Alisa G as a chef

Stephanie Yen

How many good things can I condense into one review about Chef Alisa and her husband, Alex? I reached out to Alisa by simply searching for a 'private/personal chef' on Google. She was one of the first few chefs in the Houston area that popped up on my screen and I decided to do some more "research;" and by "research," I mean I searched for her on social media platforms to see pictures of her dishes before contacting her...Come on, we're all guilty of it. lol To my pleasant surprise, Chef Alisa was one of the winners on The Food Network's "Supermarket Stakeout" which I thought was a pretty cool thing to have on her resume. :) So of course, naturally, I contacted her to check out her prices and menu. Now, by no means am I accustomed to having a personal chef in our home, but to celebrate a special occasion, I thought it would be a fun experience and a great "date night" for my husband and I. My review is strictly based off of my first experience having a chef come to my home to cook for me and the communication between Chef Alisa and I throughout the whole process. From the very beginning of getting into contact with Chef Alisa, she was extremely prompt in her e-mail responses and very transparent about her rate and any additional costs. After reviewing other chefs in Houston, I decided that I wanted Chef Alisa as our private chef to celebrate a special occasion with my husband, and after that, she sent me a menu with several delicious selections for each course (i.e., appetizer, salad, main dishes, desserts). I think choosing just one option from each course was the hardest part about this whole process, I wanted to try them all. During the selection process, I e-mailed Alisa back and forth a few times asking if I could make small changes here and there (e.g., sub an appetizer, or add a protein), and each time I heard back from her, she was timely in her responses and tactfully offered her professional recommendations. What I liked about Chef Alisa was that she was helpful and respected any accommodations or changes I wanted to make to the final menu. To give you an idea of some of the changes, I asked for, Chef Alisa recommended an appetizer, a salad, main dish and dessert; whereas, my husband doesn't like salad, so I asked if we could have two hot appetizers instead. Chef Alisa was accommodating and made two hot appetizers for us to replace the salad and added a protein to one of the dishes she normally serves as a main entree. While at the store, she even accommodated when I wanted her to change one of the proteins (last minute). Her ability to be flexible and accommodate her clients made her really pleasant to work with. After making my selections, I had to pay 50% of the total cost to Alisa to secure the date and then on the day of, I would pay the rest as well as any additional costs (e.g., groceries). Additionally, Alisa asked for a picture of my kitchen so that she could work her way around the kitchen with ease on the day of her arrival. On the day of, Alisa and her husband Alex (her "sous chef") came over about 3 hours before I wanted our meal served (appetizers by 6:15pm), and she started to cook up a storm as if my kitchen was her kitchen all along. I got to know them as a couple while she was cooking and Alex was prepping and it really felt like I was just chatting with friends. They're a really sociable couple and Alisa's food turned out amazing. The entire meal was served perfectly well-timed, and they were attentive to our needs. The icing on the cake was that there were no dishes for me to do at the end of the night! They left our kitchen cleaner than it was before they came over. :) If you're looking for a fun date night or even a get-together with friends, hiring Chef Alisa for a special occasion will be a treat.

Robert Shapiro

My wife and I have been using Alisa’s weekly meal service and it has been terrific! We wanted to lose some weight while eating healthy, fresh, and tasty meals. Alisa creates a new menu each week (we can review and make changes) and then delivers the meals each week. The meals taste great and are super healthy. She does the planning, shopping, & cooking, and we just do the eating. I have lost 5 pounds so far after just two weeks!

Kevin Trant

Alisa G. and her team helped me host a wonderful 12-person birthday dinner celebration for my wife. She made my first private chef experience fantastic and, because of that, it will not be my last. She presented, at our request, a Mediterranean-themed dinner with appetizer, entree with side, and desert. Every dish she served was delicious and her team took exceptional care of us and our guests. It was all very much appreciated. I highly recommend Alisa G and look forward to using her services the next time an opportunity arises.

Mark Mcdaniel

I recommend Alisa G as a chef

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