Chef Stef is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY; considered the best culinary school in the nation. He earned his associate's degree in Culinary Arts in 2003, and 18 months later quickly earned his bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts Management in 2004.

Chef Stef began his career at a small breakfast and lunch restaurant at the Jersey Shore where he worked his way up from dishwasher and bus boy to waiter and cook. He has managed for a large catering company in Westchester County, and been the right-hand man in the kitchen for chefs at private clubs in New Jersey and Greenwich, Connecticut.

In May 2013 Chef Stef began teaching 100% hands-on cooking lessons in Cold Spring, NY. After some time his classes reached Beacon, NY and Stamford, CT. 
Following the success of his cooking classes Chef Stef branched out to private catering and cooking demonstrations. Seeing an overlooked need he began Chef Stef Gourmet in 2016; delivering heat and serve meals for busy families or individuals whom cannot cook for themselves.


Today Chef Stef is known as "YOUR Personal Chef in the Hudson Valley." He offers many different services that YOU personally need and how you need them. Be sure to explore the website, and contact the Chef about your next culinary need.

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Chef Stef on "Accidental Locavore" on Pawling Public Radio August 7, 2017