Sample Menus

Sample Personal Chef Menus

Comfort Meals

  • Chicken Pot Pie

  • Chicken Enchiladas

  • Turkey Meatloaf with Mac ‘n’ Cheese and Sweet Potato Mash

  • Beef Stroganoff over Buttered Noodles

International Flare

  • Butter Chicken with Steamed Basmati

  • Shrimp Yellow Curry

  • Tofu Pad Thai

  • Chicken Tagine

  • Adobo Braised Short Ribs

  • Seafood Paella

Light Dishes

  • Greek Marinated Chicken with Cucumber Tomato Salad

  • Pan Seared Salmon with Roasted Asparagus

  • Mojo Shrimp Tacos with Black Bean Corn Salad

  • Lamb Butternut Squash Stew

  • Sliced Grilled Salmon over Fresh Chop Salad

Vegetarian Dishes

  • Mushroom Meatballs Marinara

  • Chipotle Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

  • Spiced Butternut Squash Coconut Soup (Vegan)

  • Sweet Potato Red Lentil Stew

Italian Dishes

  • Ravioli topped with Beef Ragu

  • Chicken Parmigiana

  • Shrimp Scampi

  • Pork Milanese Mushroom Marsala

  • Meatballs Marinara

Sample Catering Menus

Mediterranean Menu

  • Greek Meatballs with Herb Tahini Sauce

  • Spiced Yogurt Marinated Chicken

  • Broiled Salmon with Lemon Tzatziki

  • Bulgur Tabbouleh (or Quinoa for Gluten Free)

  • Grilled Summer Squash topped with Lemon Herb Dressing and Crumbled Feta

  • Apricot-Pistachio Baklava

Spanish Menu

  • Turmeric Cauliflower Cakes with Tomato Relish

  • Tortilla Española with Paprika Aioli

  • Paella- Seafood, Chicken, or Vegetarian

  • Spiced Flan

Mexican Inspired Menu

  • Sweet Corn Cakes with Jalapeño-Honey Whipped Butter

  • Chipotle Braised Short Rib Enchiladas

  • Saffron Spanish Rice

  • Roasted Corn Black Bean Poblano with Lime- Queso Fresh Vinaigrette

  • Spiced Hot Chocolate Cake

Italian Menu

  • Grilled Peach Burrata Salad topped with Fig Balsamic Reduction

  • Shredded Kale and Brussel Sprout Caesar Salad

  • Fresh Pasta Carbonara

  • Osso Bucco over Creamy Polenta

  • Red Wine-Tomato Braised Boneless Short Ribs Ragu

  • Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta topped with Raspberry Coulis

Middle Eastern Inspired Menu

  • Spiced Roasted Sweet Potato Chickpea Shredded Kale Salad topped with Chopped Pistachio with Sumac

  • Dressing

  • Falafel Bites with Tahini Dressing

  • Slow Cooked Braised Lamb with Chermoula Sauce

  • Roasted Carrots topped with Feta Yogurt Harissa Sauce

  • Saffron Infused Cake topped with Pomegranate Glaze


  • Banana Crunch Muffins

  • Eggs in a Basket

  • Italian Market Pasta Salad

  • Brown Sugar Bacon

  • Trifle Fruit Salad: Fruit Salad Layer with Vanilla–Lemon Greek Yogurt

Sample Desserts

  • Napoleon

  • Banana Cream Pie

  • Chocolate Ganache Orange Tart

  • Lemon Curd Fruit Tart

  • Chocolate Cream Pie

  • Lemon Merengue Pie

  • Key Lime Pie

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

  • Chocolate Chocolate Cheesecake

  • Key lime Cheesecake

  • Caramel Apple Cheesecake

  • Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake

  • Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake

  • Tres Leches

  • Pavlova

  • Fudge Chocolate Ganache Cake

  • Tiramisu

  • Toasted Almond Cake

  • Cannoli Cake

  • Carrot Cake

  • Chocolate Strawberry Frosting Cake

  • White Chocolate Raspberry Cake

  • Key Lime Cake

  • Lemon Buttermilk Cake

  • Mixed Berry Vanilla Mousse Cake

  • Strawberry Shortcake

  • Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting Cake

  • Black Forest Cake

  • Chocolate Mousse Cake

What Our Clients Say

"We are foodies! We love nothing more than a great meal with great ambiance. When our 90-year old parents / in-laws moved in, they were not physically able to go with us to restaurants. Then we found Anna (Chiqui Chef). We sought Anna’s services for daily meals as well as dinner parties on special occasions. This allowed us the opportunity to have quiet dinners at home with them alone and to have friends and family over for special occasions (New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Kentucky Derby). The menu planning was always fun, and the food, décor, and service were outstanding! It was so special to spend those occasions together in our own home instead of a loud, busy restaurant. And to not have to worry about the preparation or clean-up was always a bonus! We would highly recommend Anna & her company."

Sandy & Maggie (Amah & Pops) Dinner Parties and Weekly Regular Meal Service

Our organization has thoroughly enjoyed the outstanding personal chef services provided by Anna Rendin, Chiqui Chef. She works with her clients from initial concept, menu planning, customization, day of cooking and presentation. The food is fantastic and we get rave reviews from our guests. If you are looking for a special meal for your members, clients or colleagues, look no further than Chiqui Chef!

Sharon S. Dinner Parties, Catering and Cooking Lessons

Chef Anna catered my wedding on short notice. I didn’t expect the level of care and help that I received from Anna. She provided plates, utensils, chargers, napkins, dessert stands, trays, etc. She worked with me and gave options for each item to ensure it worked with my decor. On my wedding day she was beyond helpful with the setup and decor. I credit her greatly with how beautiful it turned out. I couldn’t have done it without her. The food was INCREDIBLE. She worked with me to create a menu I was super happy with and the outcome exceeded all of our expectations. The appetizers, dinner buffet, cake and desserts were phenomenal. The way she decorated and set everything up was stunning and more than I could have asked for. I am SO grateful I chose her to be the chef for our wedding and to have had her help me put together my special day.

Corinne G. Wedding Caterer

After seeing one of your Instagram posts, I was just thinking how magical it is that your food is artful, delicious and aspirational for non-chefs! Here's something I hope you can work with: "Anna is amazing in her ability to pull together a beautiful, sophisticated meal that is absolutely delicious. It was fun to select dishes that appealed to us and then sit back and delight in savoring the food with our company. Every part of our experience made me want to work with Anna again as soon as possible."

Joyce D. Dinner Parties


Chef Anna defines enjoyable customer experience! She is professional, incredibly talented and very personable as well. We’ve used Anna for any and every culinary opportunity from birthday parties to work happy hours to formal sit down dinners to group cooking lessons to individuals family meals at home and with each experience I’m more impressed with her skills. She continuously amazes me with her delicious menus and never disappoints even when you put her in a bad situation where she needs to adapt quickly. She always exceeds expectations and I feel lucky every time we get to work with her!!!

Ali S. Dinner Parties and Events


Chef Anna is an 11/10! I started working with her almost 4 years ago. When we first started she identified my skill level and began helping me improve. From pad thai to fried chicken, she teaches anything. She arrives with all the ingredients purchased and when you're done she cleans everything up! Whether you've been cooking for a long time, or just got started chef Anna will increase your knowledge and confidence in the kitchen. If you're looking for some fun in the kitchen chef Anna is the one!

Palmer M. Student, Private Cooking Lesson

Chef Anna is fantastic! Her teaching style is unassuming and calm. She is so personable and identifies with every student she meets. When she began working with young Palmer, the rest of the family immediately decided we all wanted to hang out with her and have a lesson; so she came and taught us all how to make homemade pasta. One of the best parts of having her in your home for a private lesson is that she cleans it all up while you get to enjoy the delicious meal she’s just taught you to make. But because she’s so awesome and fun to be with, you want to invite her to stay and hang out with you! It is very rare to find instructors that are so talented to work with all ages, but Chef Anna is! She’s the whole enchilada: a great chef, a great teacher and a great mentor!

Meredith M. Private Cooking Lesson

The personal chef services provided by Chef Anna, Chiqui Chef, are a delicious way to eat healthy meals whether you are a busy professional or someone who is recovering from illness or a surgery. I have used Chef Anna’s meal service for myself both to take a break from cooking during a staycation as well as a recent surgery. Chef listens to your likes, allergies and food sensitivities and customizes meals to meet your needs. Give the meal prep a try, you will love it!

Sharon S. Personal Chef

From initial contact with Chef Anna (owner) at Chiqui Chef, to menu creation, brainstorming, follow up, on-site set-up & execution…AMAZING! It has been seamless from start to finish and she has consistently delivered an array of delicious foods that have impressed our groups with each bite. Can’t wait to keep working with her again.

Michelle P. Cooking Lessons and Dinner Party Events


Anna has cooked for my husband and me for over three years and, clearly, we are happy with our partnership with her. From catered family meals to formal meals to everyday cooking, Anna has done multiple kinds of events in our home and each was a success. She gets kudos from both our adult guests, as well as from the very young children. Most importantly, the day-to-day meals she prepares for us are delicious and she is vigilant to my husband’s dietary needs. Anna cooks from her own recipes and from our favorites (as I enjoy cooking myself). Over time, some of her recipes have become our new favorites. Prior to the pandemic, Anna cooked in our home. Since we are retired and home during the day, having someone who is pleasant is important to us and Anna is pleasant in spades. Indeed, she is a delightful addition to our lives in every way!

Judy and Vincent Bi-Weekly Meal Service