Menu Ideas

Are you looking for a Napa personal chef but don’t know what kind of food to expect? If you decide to work with Tasting Everything, we can create your own custom menu based on your tastes and preferences. However, if you’re looking for a few ideas, the options below have been very popular!

These menus are meant to be ideas from which we can begin. The ingredients are flexible, and will absolutely change not only with what you like or dislike, but also with the seasons and with availability. If there’s something specific that you want, just let me know!

Be aware that food changes seasonally, so some of these menu items may not be available.

Also, the most popular menu choices for families with children have been baked macaroni and cheese, lasagna, and enchiladas.  I’m always happy to make kid-friendly comfort foods!

Contact me and let’s create your menu!

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Butternut squash with miso brown butter and rosemary
Curry coconut carrot
Roast cauliflower and cream
Minestra with pancetta
Black bean with lime cumin cream
Roast root vegetable with Aleppo
Heirloom tomato gazpacho
Chilled watermelon with cucumbers and jalapeno
Cool pea soup with creme fraiche and pea shoots
Smoky bacon corn chowder


Quinoa salad with charred fennel and citrus
Tomato salad with feta and olives
Charred corn and bacon salad with jalapeños and scallions
Watermelon salad with feta, mint, and basil
Roast beets with arugula and pesto
Warm pear and goat cheese with winter greens
Grilled endive with anchovy vinaigrette
Crab salad with mango and avocado
Cantaloupe and prosciutto with balsamic reduction

Main Courses

Rosemary roast pork with caramelized onions
Chicken and caramelized onion enchiladas
Tri-tip with fresh salsa verde
Citrus braised pork with achiote
Tandoori-style chicken with raita
Eggplant lasagna
Chipotle-spiced chicken with peach-lime salsa
Roast pork with apples and sage
Duck confit with chili-cranberry relish
Soy-marinated seared salmon with miso glaze


Salt-roasted fingerlings with herbs
Potatoes with poblanos
Roast parmesan cauliflower
Creamy goat cheese polenta
Green chili grits
Roast carrots and spinach with walnut pesto
Mashed yams with rosemary brown butter
Mascarpone mashed potatoes
Black rice with ginger
Sesame broccoli

Kids and Comfort Foods

Vegetarian or Sausage Lasagna

Baked Mac & Cheese

Vegetarian or Chicken Enchiladas


And of course, anything that interests you from the blog is available as well!

Looking for Sample Pricing? Go ahead and check out my Sample Pricing page for a rough idea. Naturally, we’ll work together to create custom menus and custom pricing for whatever you have in mind!

Do you have more questions or are you ready to start planning your menu? Contact me any time!