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Chef Tara

I bring the restaurant experience to you!

Tara is your chef in Nyack, for hire to cook American & Greek & Italian cuisines. Tara is excited to create your exclusive culinary experience with ChefXChange!



Private Chef

Summary of where the Chef’s cuisine is inspired from and how he/she goes about expressing it

I specialize in new age Italian food with a Mediterrannean flare. I am well versed in BBQ, Greek, American, and Vegan/Vegetarian cuisine as well. I like to use fresh seasonal ingredients (most locally bought or home grown) when possible. I don't like to use hidden fats or heavy sauces as I like to bring out the natural flavors of each item.

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • salmon
  • crab
  • shrimp
  • lobster
  • bronzino
  • duck
  • filet mignon
  • lamb chops
  • fresh herbs
  • lemon
  • white or red wine
  • all vegetables


  • American
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean

Experiences Provided

  • Private Chef
  • Personal Chef
  • Cooking Class
  • Corporate Event
  • Catering
  • Chef Consultancy

How did the Chef learn how to cook and what is his story?

I learned how to cook from my grandma and stepmom. My mom didn't cook at all but my grandma loved having Sunday dinners, cooking the freshest Italian foods. I remember being mesmerized by all the food, flavors and laughter at the table. I always wanted that feeling in my life. As I got older my stepmom was always in the kitchen, whipping up more delicious Italian dishes. From there I read, watched and practiced until I could have my own dinner parties.


  • Professional


No description provided.

Work Experience

Tara's Italian Cucina
Owner/Chef (Jun 2014-Now)

I am the owner and chef of a private chef and catering company specializing in Italian and Mediterranean food.

Il Portico
Chef Consultant (Apr 2014-Jun 2014)

I helped to reopen and transform an old-style Italian restaurant to one of new age Italian cuisine. I trained the staff, designed a whole new menu and reorganized the kitchen.

Axia Taverna
Sous Chef (Apr 2011-Jul 2013)

Sous chef of a high-end Greek restaurant. I trained line cooks, worked all stations from grill to sauté, butchered all fish and meats, ordered all kitchen products and expedited on weekend nights.


Nyack, NY, United States
Travel: 82 kms

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Cancellation Policy

    • Moderate
      Full refund up to 1 week before the event, 50% refund up to 2 days prior to event, except Foodie Service fees
    Be the first one to review the Chef and get USD25 off.