Comfort Food and Easy Entertaining

As a private chef, caterer and cooking instructor I am often asked "What do you enjoy cooking when you're at home on a weeknight or entertaining guests at your table?" I started this blog to answer that question. Here I will share with all of you the recipes that I find delicious and comforting. Many of the recipes are my own versions of classic dishes, some are contemporary twists on old ideas, and some are discoveries I made while perusing my grandmother’s vast collection of cookbooks dating back to the early 1900’s. Please enjoy these videos. I have also included links to some of the published articles I have written recently. Please feel free to comment here or email me directly with any questions, comments or general thoughts. My email address and information on my catering, private chef and private cooking classes can be found on my website:

Portland Comfort Food is OPEN!!!

Home-Delivered Comfort Food : Catering : Private Chef : Cooking Classes

Portland Comfort Food: Newsletter
August 12, 2010

Portland Comfort Food is open!! After months of planning and preparations all operations are up and running.

How does this help you? Portland Comfort Food is your resource for the best soul-satisfying, comfort food delivered right to your door. Our one-dish-meals are prepared with only the best ingredients gathered from our network of farmers and purveyors in the Portland area. The moment the meal is finished they are packaged and delivered to your home or office in the Portland metro area.

We offer the perfect way for you to eat well, without having to worry about long trips to the supermarket and time spent in the kitchen. Imagine coming home from a busy day to a clean kitchen and a hot healthy meal in minutes that is prepared with almost no effort on your part. Portland Comfort Food will put hours back into your day, reduce your stress levels and give you great meals to enjoy. The time you save on planning, shopping, preparing and cooking can be better spent on family, business or entertainment. Our one-dish-meals not only look and taste great, but they’re good for you too.

Please visit: for details and menu.

Personal Chef Service
The Personal Chef service gives you time to come home and relax together after a long day. Forget the stress of long checkout lines and the poor quality of convenience foods full of preservatives, chemicals, and pesticides. Instead, imagine arriving at home and simply heating up a homemade, top quality meal while relaxing together over healthy appetizers and salads. The Personal Chef service is an affordable way to answer the question, “What’s for dinner tonight?”
Pricing for a family of four typically starts at $150/week.

We also cater in-home private parties ranging from hors d’oeuvres to multi-course meals. Great for holidays and special occasions where you can spend your time hosting and enjoying your company without the hassles of shopping, cooking, serving, and cleaning up.
Discover a world of fresh, delicious, local foods that contribute to a healthier, more relaxed lifestyle. Transform the nightly rush into a fine dining experience shared in the comfort of your own home. Call Portland Comfort Food today!
To consult with our chef about these services, please contact us at 503.747.7701 or at

Cooking Classes
Portland Comfort Food also offers in-home cooking lessons. You can choose either personal lessons or invite a few friends over and spend the afternoon together creating a gourmet dinner complete with appetizer, entree and dessert.
Portland Comfort Food can also design a cooking lesson featuring dishes specifically designed around your dietary needs, such as vegetarian, wheat free, or non-dairy. You will receive recipe packets that include the day’s offerings along with additional ideas for variations and a source list for the best places to shop for ingredients.

The classes we offer include:

Knife Skills – from basic to advanced

Outdoor Grilling and Barbeque
Weeknight Meals
Savory Soups and Stews
Classic Comfort Foods
Girl’s Night Out Party
French Bistro Classics
Tuscan Dinner Party
Spanish Tapas
Mexican Fiesta
Romantic Dinner for Two
Meals from the Pacific Northwest

Something special you want to learn that is not listed? Please call us and we can create a custom class for you and your friends.
Our chef Scott will teach you the tricks of the trade, basic nutrition information, and all of the culinary skills you will need—and that includes Cooking 101 if you are one of those people who think you cannot cook! You will get personal guidance from a chef with years of experience.
The cost is only $45 per person/per class plus cost of supplies (three person minimum). We would suggest limiting groups to no more than six people so that we can maintain the quality of the supervision that such cooking classes require. For one-on-one classes the cost is billed at $35/hour.
Interested in a series of classes? Please ask us about or multiple class discount.
Please call Portland Comfort Food today to discuss or schedule your class.

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