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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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Sunday, May 09, 2010

ANTIPASTO AT MOMA
This past week I went to MOMA to see the various exhibits (Marina Abramovich, William Kentridge, and Cartier-Bresson) and stopped into Cafe 2 for a snack.  Here is a picture of the three appetizers chosen from the Antipasto List: Fregola Salad which had a nice creamy lemony mayonnaise with olives, zucchini and baby tomatoes; Grilled Artichoke on sauteed spinach (the artichoke was not grilled as far as I could tell) and there is some baby arugula on top; Calamari salad with black chickpeas and a tomato sauce. Everything tasted very good. Only cost $10.

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