Deborah L. Costella is a professional chef, culinary instructor, and former dancer. Born and raised in San Francisco, a former Las Vegas resident, now a Santa Cruz Resident who adheres to the adage “everything in moderation.” With her degree in Dance and certifications in Early Childhood Education and Culinary Arts, Deborah offers her clients, friends, and family a myriad of dishes that satisfy the hungry heart and stomach, in small 4-ounce portions. After months spent interviewing weight loss surgeons and their patients, as well as her involvement in weight loss surgery groups, Deborah has managed to find a way to offer her clients, friends, and family satisfying dishes without suffering the results of excessive consumption. One 4-Ounce Serving is a chronicle of the supper club, Friends Amid Food, monthly gatherings where everyone at the table has something to offer as well as personal considerations regarding the food they eat. But each and every one of them loves the experience of preparing food and sitting down with others to eat. Deborah is also the author of the children’s story-cookbook Cooking With Granddad and now offers us this collection of food stories and recipes derived from her Supper Club group the Friends Amid Food in One 4-Ounce Serving.
Think Personal and Private Chefs are only for the rich and famous? Think again. My services are affordable for singles, single parents, busy couples and families as well as those looking to make healthy lifestyle changes.
After an initial “get to know you” consultation, I will assemble a selection of menus to choose from that will suit your taste and dietary needs. I will shop for you, prepare those scrumptious meals you selected and of course, clean up. I use only the best of ingredients, seasonings and spices to thoughtfully create meals you and your family will enjoy.
While I specialize in Latin and Italian cuisine, I am equally astute at preparing French, Indian, Spa and Vegetarian cuisines. I have over 17 years experience as a Personal Chef and Culinary Instructor here in the Las Vegas and San Francisco Bay Area. I am a member of the Personal and Private Chefs Association as well as ServeSafe Certified.
Better yet, if you'd like to enhance your current culinary skills or just starting out in the kitchen, I can help. I offer private cooking classes for 1 or up to 12 people, right in the privacy of your own home. From paella to homemade pasta, roasting that perfect holiday turkey or you just want to how to prepare a few simple and decent meals, I can teach you. - And don't forget the kids! I also work with kids ages 8 to 12 and teens 13 to 17 years of age. No matter what age, level or dietary need, I can teach you how to cook and prepare delicious meals so you can sustain a healthy way of eating.