Julia Child said: "Eating is not a fuel stop - it is a recreation"
"The only true nobility is found in giving good food to your friends."
Antonin Careme (1783-1833) The famous
French chef and pastry cook known for many of today's classic recipes!
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The Chef in Stead believes that eating great food with family and friends is a noble cause and the very basis of family life. Often some of our best childhood memories of growing up are around food -The Sunday morning pancake breakfast with Dad, the Friday night fish sticks, or a Saturday barbecue in the yard roasting a whole lamb or pig with a few neighbors. All these memories are surrounded by food smells and tastes that will always stay vivid in your mind.
Chef Martin Laprise will come to your location of choice and together you'll create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you want to treat your friends to a sumptuous dinner in the comfort of your home or whether you want to host your entire family for a casual BBQ, Chef Martin can do the catering and help you put it all together.
However he is much more than a caterer; for dinner parties he cooks all the food fresh at your location while entertaining you and your guests. Everything that Chef Martin offers is far more interactive than a simple dinner at a restaurant - everyone will enjoy learning a few chef secrets and you will love the final price! You can even bring Chef Martin with you to the ski hills, he will cook a restaurant quality meal for you and your family in your chalet while you ski your heart out at Silver Star or Big White.
The Chef in Stead's team have made their reputation as one of the top wedding caterer in the area. Equipped with the biggest barbecue in the Okanagan Chef Martin spend 7 years on the professional circuit in Canada and USA honing his skills. Do your due diligence and ask around your family, co-workers, friends, or even other vendors in the industry, for sure someone has experience one of his memorable barbecue feast in the last 13 years.
He has done wedding receptions at the beach, in a park, in people's yard, a B&B and even at a campground last year and all over the Okanagan including(Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Summerland, Oliver, and even Merritt and Armstrong) so if your dream is to have a destination wedding reception - perhaps you want to have it up a tree? - Chef Martin will work with you to get it done!
Chef's quote: "Have you ever come home after an evening out and realized that you didn't get what you wanted? Everyone wants good value, and that means not only good food but also good service and great memories of the evening. Because I customize the experience for my guests, I can guarantee them a memorable experience. The added value is that I am also less expensive than almost any good restaurant in Kelowna.
I'm in the business of making people happy with food and my style of cooking is non-pretentious, with good quality ingredients, and well prepared classic tasty meals that people enjoy eating.
"One guarantee you get from The Chef in Stead is that I will be the chef cooking your food and I will always be present working and making sure all is good for your event the entire time whether it is a dinner for two people or a buffet for 300 guests. I only book one event per day so that I don't have to send you a cook do the job of a chef!"
Chef Martin Laprise
Chef's Last Minute Inspiration for Dessert
Cooking gourmet meals is easy when you have received some cooking classes. Most people just need a head start with a coach to really notice a major difference in taste and presentation.
Let Chef Martin help you show off your talents to friends and family, and don't be surprised if they offer to do the dishes when you cook!
The Chef in Stead has many services to offer in the Okanagan including
meals prepared at Big White while you ski, just choose the ones that best fit your needs.
Okanagan Wine tours available everywhere!
Proud Supporter of The West Kelowna/Westbank Food Bank
Private Chef Martin, Catering services the Okanagan Valley since 2004
thechefinstead at shaw.ca
Private Chef Martin has been catering in the Okanagan Valley including
Kelowna, Big White Ski Resort, Vernon and Penticton since 2004
with 32 years of experience
Service & Rental