“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” -Julia Child
Personal and Private Chef Services
Zac is more than a personal chef - he’s an an artist. Give him the opportunity to create a customized meal for you and your guests, and you’ll treat yourself to a personally crafted work of art. Collaborate with Culinary Abstraction to build the perfect menu. Zac can easily accommodate any and all dietary restrictions, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, keto, and paleo menus - just to name a few. He prides himself on creating a fun and unique atmosphere. Every guest should feel free to relax and be themselves, knowing the menu is tailored to meet their needs.
Zac’s greatest joy is sharing his food with people who enjoy it. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions, ideas, or dietary concerns. He will gladly discuss your palate in great detail and create a meal to impress everyone at your table.
Pricing varies according to the type of service and food requested, ranging from $30- $150 per plate.
Culinary Abstraction Fall Menu
Beef meatballs with herbed salsa verde Pumpkin bread with salted maple butter Baked apple brie bites with peach jam Pretzel bites with beer cheese fondue sauce Pomegranate and goat cheese crostini with mint Smokey chipotle pumpkin hummus with fresh baked French bread
Bigos – hunters stew with kielbasa, bacon and cabbage Black bean soup topped with tortilla chips, pickled red onion, cilantro and sour cream Curried yellow split pea soup with spiced coconut Irish lamb stew with potatoes, carrots and Guinness
Broccoli Caesar salad with classic anchovy-based dressing Apple, pecan and blue cheese salad with honey mustard dijon vinaigrette Kale, apple, beet, brussels sprout and cranberry salad with maple tahini dressing
Sausage, greens and beans pasta with fried rosemary and parmesan Slow cooked eggplant with lemon and fennel seeds Roasted sweet potatoes with chili yogurt and mint Slow cooked green beans with harissa and cumin Maple walnut stuffed sweet potatoes
Whole roasted chicken with lemon, bell peppers and thyme Cider-braised pork shoulder with butternut squash Pomegranate glazed chicken thighs with buttery pine nuts Handmade linguine with sausage and butternut squash in cream sauce Beef bourguignon with potatoes and carrots in a rich red wine gravy
Bruschetta with basil, fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and a balsamic reduction Italian meatballs with rosemary white wine marinara sauce Herbed caramelized onion parmesan toasts Baked polenta medallions with marinara sauce and shaved parmesan Sun-dried tomato, basil and mozzarella stuffed Portobello mushrooms with balsamic reduction drizzle Fresh baked Italian bread platter with olive oil, freshly grated parmesan, marinated olives and honey ricotta spread
Greek salad with orzo, olives, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, feta and a creamy balsamic vinaigrette Italian salad with romaine, spinach, tomatoes, olives, pickled red onions, pepperoncini and shaved parmesan and a creamy herbed Italian dressing Caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, pesto and balsamic reduction served over spinach
Tuscan white bean soup with kale and Italian sausage Creamy Italian white bean soup with spinach and chicken meatballs Rustic Italian tortellini soup with spinach, pesto and parmesan
Handmade linguine with beef Bolognese sauce Handmade fettuccine with chicken and capers in a garlic, white wine, and lemon cream sauce Chicken parmesan with handmade spaghetti in vodka cream sauce Handmade spaghetti carbonara Creamy wild mushroom and chicken thigh risotto with fresh parmesan Braised pork shoulder ragu over creamy polenta Rigatoni with Italian sausage, collard greens and white beans with fried rosemary Pan seared salmon with pesto and handmade pappardelle pasta
Mexican Style Brunch Menu
Appetizer Avocado toast with pickled radishes and lime zest Guacamole and roasted corn and tomato salsa with tortilla chips Pozole soup with hominy and shredded chicken, topped with scallions and sour cream
Side Beef chorizo hash with potatoes, red peppers and onions with a chipotle crema Shredded chicken hash with potatoes, tomatoes, green peppers, green onion and cilantro Greek yogurt crema Elotes stuffed poblano peppers with avocado lime sauce
Main Baked beef huevos rancheros with salsa verde and crumbly queso chihuahua, tortillas on the side Shredded chicken and egg enchiladas with cheddar cheese, chipotle red sauce and lime sour cream Mexican style rum French toast with plantains and a dark chocolate chili sauce Cheesy Mexican layered breakfast casserole with eggs, black beans and tomatoes, topped with chipotle sour cream and queso chihuahua