Culinary Services

Innovative. Time-Saving. Tailored.

Meal solutions personalized to your lifestyle and needs.

Providing You With In-Home Meal Services and Cooking Classes

Serving St. Pete, Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice, as well as all the area beach communities, so you are covered.

Let Chef Kathy Cooking be your Culinary Services provider with personal chef services, private chef catering, and cooking classes.

Gift Certificates are available for purchase.  Please see the services page for details or to purchase!

Private Chef dressing a salad

Chef/Owner Kathy Van Treuren


I have a bachelor’s degree in Business where most of my work life was spent in the corporate world in various Information Technology positions. However, deep down, I always knew that my love of food and creativity in the kitchen would somehow be put to use full time and shared with others. 

While not a graduate of culinary school, I have been dreaming of this transition to a personal and private chef for many years and preparing for it in several ways.  As a person with a strong passion for various cuisines, and thirst for knowledge of nutrition, my culinary skills are mostly self-taught.  My formal culinary training includes college-level courses, plus countless "fun" cooking classes.  In addition, while traveling, cooking classes and food tours in Italy and Greece have greatly enhanced my cooking skills and cuisine knowledge.

I am a member of the United States Personal Chef Association ( and a Certified Food Safety Manager.  In this ever-changing and evolving field, I shall continually strive to improve my skills and abilities. I consider this essential to oversee the preparation, safe storage and service of food.

Food safety and cleanliness is our number one priority.  That statement is even more relevant in our new world reality with COVID-19.  As the CDC guidelines continue to be refined, we are updating our policies and procedures as needed to met all recommended guidelines.

I am excited to be a part of the Personal Chef industry and looking forward to having the opportunity to cook for you.

Personal Chef Services

In-Home Cooking Classes

Private Dinner Parties