Olivewood Personal Chef Service


  About the Chef  

Growing up, I sat down to dinner every night with my family. No matter what the time, my mother was determined to end each day with all six of us around the table enjoying a home-cooked meal. Some nights even as late as 10 pm. As the oldest of all the children, I learned the true value of a well balanced meal by helping my mother prepare dinner most nights.

My mother was and still is an excellent cook. And, although I didn't appreciate it at the time, she was constantly expanding our food horizons with her endless searches for new and different recipes. Now, having found my own passion for cooking, I am thankful I was by my mother's side in the kitchen for all of her experiments. In 1999, my culinary repertoire expanded when I came under the tutelage of my mother-in-law. From her I learned the ins and outs of Southern Italian cooking so that her son wouldn't starve!

Today I enjoy cooking a wide range of cuisines almost as much as I enjoy eating them. The happiest way to live is to do what you love. So, with my fifteen years of experience as an Executive Assistant, I began to think that I could combine my organizational skills with my passion for cooking. In 2006, I created Olivewood Personal Chef Service and realized that my love of food and my desire to bring balance into busy lives was a perfect combination.

As your personal chef, I can help to improve the quality of your life by preparing delicious and healthy meals you can have ready in only minutes. You will find yourself with more time on your hands so that you can be free to do the things
you love.

I'm a member of the Personal Chefs Network, certified in food safety and handling by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, and fully insured.

In May 2007, I received the Personal Chefs Network Golden Whisk Award for Best Chef Website.

– Words of Praise –

Stefanie's cooking never fails to impress and amaze my family—she's always outdoing herself!
Rebecca P., Cambridge, MA

A magnificent meal!  Each course was truly done to perfection!!
David P. Cambridge, MA

The lamb chops were outstanding, best ever! 
Andy B., Hollis NH 

The New Years feast that you prepared for us was absolutely delicious! Every course was creative and satisfying!
William C. Denver, CO

That was one of the greatest dinners I have ever had. Everyone was so impressed; the meal was talked about for days after!
Emily C. Denver, CO

I cannot even tell you how wonderful it was to come home last night and see that fridge full of delicious meals! It was even more exciting eating them!!! (We had the turkey-feta ensemble--delicious.) I am just thrilled to be working with you!

Courtney G . Boston, MA

Stefanie's capabilities are boundless-—from seafood paella to chicken cacciatore, Stefanie brings authenticity and delight to every meal prepared. Her services are especially helpful (and delicious) when it comes to entertaining.
Jessica D., Atlanta, GA

Stefanie's lasagne bolognese was delectable with rich flavor, perfect consistency, and authentic Old World goodness.
John and Nora M., Savannah, GA