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, August 24, 2014


Greetings. After an imposed move out of Spencertown, NY and a journey to Nova Scotia (details to come) I have settled in Saugerties, NY along the Esopus Creek. Do I change the name of Cooking on the River to Cooking on the Creek? Maybe so. Fresh start and all of that.

There are actually picnic benches and grilling pits in the Waterfront Park. I could begin some classes there until it gets too cold and windy. That could be fun.

The possibility of holding cooking classes in my home kitchen is gone. I did enjoy doing it but finding a suitable location has been a deterrent. Right now I have to think about what the next steps will be. I am certainly going to continue working on my cookbook that shows you how to use the principles of meditation in the preparation of food. Further work as a personal and private chef in this area: Saugerties/Woodstock/Kingston is a possibility. Reminds me that I need to change the information on my web page. So many details.

Next week I will post some photos from the Saugerties Farm Market as I try to settle in to my new home location...along the creek. I'll be making a Summer Berry Pudding to bring to a gathering in Woodstock. It's one of those super unctuous things and it's the right moment for making it. I'll be gathering strawberries, raspberries and blueberries this week...well from the store.

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Tonight and tomorrow night the Arm of the Sea puppet theater is performing in the park. I've got a great seat from my window. The crickets and frogs have been giving them some audible competition. The puppets and sets are sensational.