“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 $70- $150 per plate.
Sample Menus - Many More Available Upon Request!
Culinary Abstraction Summer Menu
Tomato and roasted garlic pie Peach and whipped goat cheese bruschetta with mint and toasted pistachios Sweet potato chips topped with seared shrimp and guacamole Blackberry and honey goat cheese crostini with basil and rosemary Loaded hummus with olives, feta, tomatoes, parsley, garbanzo beans and roasted red peppers with pita chips
Creamy corn chowder with leeks, potatoes and bacon Summer gazpacho topped with cherry tomatoes and chives Okroshka – cold summer soup with cucumbers, dill, green onions, potatoes and radishes
Watermelon, tomato and feta salad with turmeric oil Grilled corn salad with romaine and hot-honey lime dressing Peach and shaved fennel salad with red pepper
Romesco pasta salad with walnuts, basil and parmesan Grilled carrots with cumin serrano yogurt Tortellini pasta salad with feta, tomatoes, olives and pesto Scalloped zucchini and summer squash with cheesy panko crust
Seared skirt steak with grilled scallion salsa verde Salmon burgers with arugula, fresh pickled cucumbers, sriracha aioli on brioche buns Broiled pork shoulder steaks with nuoc cham glaze Margihetta chicken breast topped with fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes and basil Handmade linguine with braised chicken thigh in a creamy avocado basil pesto Hawaiian barbecue pineapple pork loin with red peppers and green onions
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