Truffled Cannellini Bean Bruschetta, and Aged Parmesan On Toasted Baguettes.
Chef Danielle received her formal training from San Diego Culinary Institute in 2009. Her family's southern background and growing up in the multicultural neighborhood of Torrance California has had a huge influence shaping Danielle's food prospective.
She enjoys using culturally diverse, gourmet, high quality ingredients, seasonal organic produce, and locally sourced foods.
Artfully pairing traditional cooking techniques with modern culinary trends to create what she likes to call "elevated comfort food".
Her mission is to bring all the joy food has to offer by reviving nostalgia, beauty, fun, comfort, pleasure and healing through the experience of food.
Chef Danielle can create delicious custom menus for special events, parties, family meals, office luncheons, organizations and all of life's milestone occasions.
If you or your guests have dietary restrictions, preferences or allergies she can provide options to accommodate your needs.
In today's culture of busy schedules and unhealthy fast food, eating well can be difficult. Need some help? You have come to the right place!
Having a passion for health and healing through food, Chef Danielle has 8 years of experience servicing families, and individuals with dietary restrictions, health and fitness goals.
Specializing in healthy alternatives, low carb, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, keto and diets with allergy restrictions, she can help you put a nutritious, delicious meal on the table!
Are you looking to improve your cooking skills, or simply want to pick up a new hobby? How about a fun bachelorette night, birthday party or team building experience? Why not schedule a cooking class?!
From classic recipes, baking basics or culturally inspired cuisines, hosting a cooking class will provide you and your guests with memorable hands on culinary experience taught by an experienced professional chef!
Great taste is the name of the game! Just because it is healthy doesn't mean has to be flavorless, or boring or bland. Chef Daniell's goal is provide delicious, nutritious options that inspire you stay on track while meeting your dietary needs. Let her help by preparing balanced meals with fresh, locally sourced ingredients that will nourish your body and tantalize your taste buds!
What flavors are available ?! Honestly the possibilities are endless. Anything from traditional to the latest avant-garde flavors. Your favorite colors, fruit, chocolate, liquor, wine or even beer. Dare to think outside the cake box !
Request a flavor or check out my cupcake menu .Please ask me about new and seasonal menus.
For the past 6 years Chef Danielle has help host and create recipes for educational community outreach events promoting healthy eating to children and families in low income communities alongside non profit organizations First 5 San Diego and the Y.M.C.A.
First 5 Five San Diego events featured Chef Danielle's healthy recipe demos broadcasted live on radio stations Magic 92.5's Xavier the X-Man and 93.3's Geena the Latina.
Chef Daniells has also hosted cooking classes and catered fundraising events for the La Jolla Tennis Club.
Please reach out if you need an experienced chef for live demos, or community outreach events.
Here a few sample menus that Ive created for my clients.
Organic Baby Greens, Goat Cheese, D’Anjou Pear, Thick Cut Black Pepper Bacon Crumbles, Candied Walnuts, Maple Dijon Vinaigrette.
Fig, Prosciutto, Caramelized Red Onion, Whole Milk Mozzarella, Arugula in Spanish EVOO on Sadie Rose Flatbread.
Shrimp Skewers in Garlic White Wine Butter Sauce.
Roasted Rack Of Lamb, Bourbon Demi Glace.
Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes.
Squash and Carrots Medley.
Caramel Pot De Creme.
Organic Spinach, Frisee, Blackberries, Aged Parmesan, Candied Walnuts, Lemon Basil Vinaigrette.
Caramelized Onion and Feta Puff Pastry Bites with Pepper Jam.
Dill and Aleppo pepper Roasted Chicken.
Ancho Chili and Espresso Rubbed Beef Tenderloin Roast, Jus and Roasted Garlic Compound Butter.
Rosemary Shallot Smashed Potatoes.
Green Beans with Bacon, Onions and Lemon Zest.
Black Magic Cupcakes: Dark Chocolate Fudge Cupcake with Chocolate Buttercream, Salted Caramel and Candied Pecans.
Spring Mix, Shredded Green Papaya and Carrots, Cucumber, Mint, Tangerine Segments, Black Sesame Guava Vinaigrette.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Curried Carrot Cream and Fresh Thai Basil.
Pan Seared Wild Caught Salmon in Thai Red Chili Sauce.
Lemongrass Risotto with Oyster Mushrooms. Garlic Soy Roasted Broccolini.
Coconut Panna Cotta with Pandan Sugar Cookie Crumble.
Organic Mixed Greens, Grilled Brown Sugar Peaches, Smoked Blue Cheese, Candied Pecan Crusted Cornbread Croutons, Lemon Sweet Tea White Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Southern Sweet Corn Bisque with Crispy Pancetta.
Sweet Potato Biscuits with Salted Molasses Butter.
Chicken Andouille and Cajun Shrimp over Creamy Polenta.
Bananas Foster Bread Pudding:
Brioche Bread Pudding, Spiced Rum Flambeed Bananas, Vanilla Bean Chantilly Cream.
Here are the most popular flavors.
Strawberry Cheesecake: Strawberry Cupcake with Cheesecake Buttercream, Fresh Strawberries and Graham Cracker Crumble.
Lemon Zinger: Lemon Cupcake filled with Lemon Curd topped with Vanilla Bean Frosting.
Pistachio Cream: Pistachio Cupcake with Whipped Cream Vanilla Bean Buttercream and Pistachio Toffee Crumble.
Blueberry Limoncello: Lemon Cupcakes glazed in Limoncello Liqueur with Blueberry Goat Cheese Buttercream.
Berry Marzipan: Raspberry Champagne Cupcake with Marzipan Buttercream and Fresh Raspberries.
White Chocolate Vanilla Bean: Tahitian Vanilla Bean Cupcake with White Chocolate Buttercream, Fresh Strawberries and Caramel.
A full menu can be provided upon request.
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The most common question is "how much will this cost?"
A good place to start is by answering the questions in this section.
Catering on average ranges from $30.00-$120.00 per person. Plus, tax, tip, service and 15%-25% gratuity.
If you have a set budget it's important to notify your caterer at the beginning stages of so they can be mindful while menu planning.
What types of food would you like to serve your guest?
The first thing to do when trying to decide on the menu is gauge your crowd. Are your guest foodies, meat and potato lovers or health conscious? Would you like to serve heavy appetizers or a course meal? Is there a type of cuisine you prefer or theme?
Do you or any of your guest have dietary restrictions or allergies? Is someone in the group a vegetarian? This is a very important detail and will play a huge roll in menu creation, food handling and recipe adjustments. Please make sure this is one of the first things mentioned during planning.
Where will you be holding your event? From halls, to AirBnB's every location offers a different set of service amenities. Providing your Caterer with these details will help provide what is needed to create a successful food service experience.
If you are unfamiliar with your event site it helps to inform your caterer upon arrival of what appliances, pots, pans and service ware are available. In most cases event site management/ AirBnB hosts are happy to provide you with such details before you arrive.
Is this a formal or casual event? Would you like your meal to be fully plated for sit down service? Other styles of service include buffet, tray passed/cocktail or a catered delivery.
Do you need rentals such as plates, wine glasses, silverware, chafing dishes, linens, or tables?
Knowing your needs and expectations will help your caterer give you a better idea of time, staffing and costs involved to accommodate your service needs.
Most caterers will charge per guest or provide serving size appropriate platters of food.
You can start with a guest count estimate. As your event date gets closer the final number of guests can be given.
Your caterer may have a cut off date to give a final guest count which could range anywhere from a few weeks to a few days prior to your event.
Guest count accuracy insures that your cater is able to provide the appropriate amount of food needed for each guest .
I know you're busy, but let's take some time to talk about what you'd like to be eating. Everyone's dietary needs and tastes are unique. Drop me a line, and we can figure out what sort of a menu or meal plan works for your event, occasion, goals and lifestyle!
Chef Danielle Sharesse (619) 892-2178
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