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Award-winning Chef Phyllis Segura has cooked for people in all walks of life both in the U.S. and E.U. Chef Phyllis has been cooking for special people since 2000.
She attended the Apicius Cooking School of Lorenzo de’Medici in Florence, Italy; received a James Beard Foundation scholarship; attended various New York cooking schools; and watched her grandmother very carefully.
As a personal and private chef Phyllis cooks for individual clients and offers cooking demonstrations regularly. She specializes in small elegant dinner parties, and intimate dinners - plated or buffet, weekday meals and private and group culinary instructions.
The chef prepares a wide variety of cuisines. Whereas a restaurant chef might have a specialty that is served daily, as a personal or private chef Segura applies her skills to the requirements and palates of her clients. Fresh and seasonal ingredients make the best dishes. She is not shy with herbs and spices and will go out of her way to source ingredients.

Vegetarian, Vegan, Macrobiotic, Kosher, grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, blood type, diabetic and other special diets are available. Chef prefers to use organic, pesticide and antibiotic free, non-GMO and local products as much as possible.
Consultations with nutritionists are recommended for special needs and diets for proper guidelines.

References and a rate sheet are available. She currently lives in Saugerties, NY.
In 2013 she offered cooking classes in her home kitchen in Spencertown,NY www.reddoorcookingworkshop.blogspot.com

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

THE LAST DINNER PARTY
I posted the menu and had every intention of taking photographs but....I get so involved with making and plating the food that I have a hard time thinking about setting up a shot! I want the food to go out and either be hot or cold. I heard that some of the guests took photographs and if I get some I will post them. Meanwhile, the dinner went well and everyone seemed happy. I even enjoyed the 2 hour drive home!


A bowl of vegetables that were later roasted.


The lemony quinoa stuffed artichokes.


Here are some comments from the client:


We had a SUPER dinner, thank you very much! 
 
I've been telling everyone who will listen & I can only hope that you will get additional opportunities to share your excellent skills with other happy foodies.  The meal met & exceeded all my expectations.  It was allergy-safe, delectable, beautiful & delicious.  It looked wonderful & tasted even better than it looked.  We enjoyed the meal on the 7th & fought over the leftovers on the 8th.  The people who were lucky enough to share the food we brought home, added their happy approval of every morsel we reluctantly shared after the fact. 
...please accept my heartfelt thanks for putting your special touch on a very successful birthday weekend.

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