Olives and Pearls
Olives and Pearls Organic Foods
Master Chef ● Custom Seasonal Menus Organic Food Expert
Personal Chef, Caterer, Author, Speaker & Consultant
Specializing in whole foods and anti-inflammatory diets
Hi, my name is Michele Licata and I am a Visionary Food Goddess! As an author, speaker, artist and chef, I help people transform their relationship with food and cooking by educating and inspiring through keynote speeches, workshops, videos, books, personal chef services, catering and recipes!
And I do it all with LOVE!
My passion for food started in my Sicilian Grandmother's kitchen and continues to today. Flavor profiles are an area of expertise and I love researching and finding the perfect recipes to complement and contrast a menu.
The memories of wonderful tastes, smells and love from my Grandmother's kitchen have inspired me to bring the same feelings of love and anticipation of deliciousness to my business. I have been making my living with my spatula for nearly 35 years, nurturing private clients and businesses with the pleasure of real food prepared with expertise and infused with love. I am passionate about teaching people how to cook, eat and enjoy real food.
I cook with whole, organic and locally produced food. I am knowledgeable about many aspects of cooking from fermented foods like cultured vegetables and Kombucha to specialty baking including gluten free, dairy free and Paleo. Everything is made from scratch using the best ingredients available, resulting in delicious dishes that you will be talking about for years to come.
I would be honored to pamper you and make incredible food to support you on your journey. Cooking real foods from scratch takes time and expertise that I have developed over decades cooking every day. My prices reflect that high standard, quality and expertise. Personal Chef services start with a consultation to create specialized meal plans tailored to YOU. I do the shopping and cooking in your kitchen (or mine, if you prefer), store it in your fridge or freezer with easy cooking instructions leaving your kitchen clean and smelling wonderful. Voila you’ve got a week's worth of healthy food at your fingertips! You can order weekly, biweekly or once a month.
Give a week of food as a gift for new moms, friends or family home from the hospital or a special birthday or anniversary!
Are you having a gathering or event for work or home? I love doing intimate events like cocktail parties, groom's dinners, special birthdays and anniversaries.
Want to wow people at your next event? Surprise them with delicious, memorable, custom menus created just for you! Need servers or a bartender? No problem, I do it all from set-up to clean-up so you can relax and enjoy your guests.
Special requests and dietary needs from Paleo to vegan and gluten free is my forte, I do delicious gluten free desserts, sides and entrees to satisfy all of your clients and guests.
My hope is that you will leave the table feeling nourished and loved....
Call me now to book your event or personal chef consultation!