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Tel: 818.665.6632  |  Email: chefmelissa7@gmail.com



Menu Suggestions – Plus…Plenty More!  Just know that I work with a variety of diets and allergies. Together we can plan the ideal menu for you, your family or event.   

Hors d’ Oeuvres  -  Appetizers

Ahi Tuna Tartare on Crisp Wontons


Spicy Tuna on Fried Rice Cakes


Ahi Tuna OR Wild Salmon Poke on Rice in Spoons


Smoked Salmon Tart w/Lemon Aioli & Caviar


Smoked Salmon Crostini w/Dill Cream, Capers,

Pickled Red Onion


Coconut Shrimp Skewers w/Lime-Cilantro Sauce


Poached Shrimp w/Gazpacho Soup Sips


Prawns in Lemon/Garlic Marinade Topped on

Crostini & Mixed Olive Tapenade


Grilled Shrimp Skewers w/Almond Pesto


Classic Crab Cakes w/Roasted Pablano Remoulade



Itty Bitty Lobster Rolls w/Lemon


Lobster-Potato Petit Fours

Creamy Mushroom Tartlets


Wild Mushroom & Tomato Jam on Crostini


Button Mushroom Bites Stuffed w/Veggies & Herbs


Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto & Mascarpone

Cheese-Balsamic Reduction


Garlic Rosemary Polenta w/Spinach & Brie


Eggplant Caponata in Puff Pastry Cups 


Brie, Brown Sugar & Grape Crostini


Mini Goat Cheese Quesadillas w/Sundried Tomato Jam


Cheesy Potato Pancakes w/Avocado Aioli 


Grilled Cheese Bites w/Roasted Tomato Soup Sips

Southern Fried Chicken Bites on Silver Dollar


Pancakes Drizzled w/Honey


Curry Chicken Salad in Phyllo Cups Or Endive Cups


Topped w/Cashews


Classic Chicken Satay Skewers w/ Peanut Sauce


Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Cups

Flank Steak, Roasted Red Pepper & Feta on Focaccia 

Miso Glazed Beef in Lettuce Cups 


Grilled Fillet on Potato Rafts w/Arugula &


Horseradish Crème 


Spaghetti & Meatballs Bites


Short Rib Sliders w/Onion Ring

Kosher Beef Franks in Puff Pastry w/English Mustard


Monte Cristo Triangles


Lamb & Mint Pesto Lollipops


Seared Salmon w/Avocado Puree w/ Tri-Color


Cauliflower Steaks and Black Rice 

Macadamia Crusted Sea Bass w/Mango Sauce,


Lemon Scented Basmati Rice, Sugar Snap Peas


Spice Crusted Ahi Tuna sliced on Soba Noodle,


Julienne Steamed Vegetables Drizzled with a Miso-

Ginger -Soy Glaze


Sole Meuniere w/Lemon Aioli, Angel Hair w/Herbs, Roasted Tomatoes


Swordfish w/Olives, Tomatoes & Capers, Shredded Napa Cabbage Salad, Vegetable/Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms


Blackened Cod w/Pineapple Salsa, Vegetable Kabob, Farro Pilaf


Baked Halibut w/Green Sauce, Couscous w/Parsley & Shallots, Grilled Asparagus



N.Y Strip Steak w/Mushroom Ragout, Tomato-Basil Bread Pudding, Haricot Vert


Grilled Lamb Chops w/ Moroccan Spiced Jam, Bacon/Walnut Brussels Sprouts, Fingerling Potatoes

Spice Rubbed Fillet Mignon w/Shallot Demi-Glaze, Potatoes au Gratin,  Steamed Asparagus


Cabernet Braised Short Ribs, Potato/Celery Root Creamy Mash, Porcini Mushrooms & Maple Glazed Carrots


Porterhouse Steak w/Chunky Bleu Cheese Sauce & Crispy Onions, Potato Wedges, Sauteed Spinach

Pan Seared Veal w/Marsala & Fennel, Parmesan Gnocchi, Grilled Zucchini

Sample Dinner Menus


Herb Roasted Chicken Breast w/Tarragon-Mustard Sauce, Mushroom-Parmesan Risotto, Petite Peas


Panko Crusted Chicken Breast w/Caper/Lemon/Wine Reduction, Seared Polenta Cakes w/Mozzarella & Sun-Dried Tomato Jam, Broccolini


Bone-In Pork Chops w/Stone Ground Mustard Cream Sauce, Pan Seared Apple & Pears, Potato Duchess, Eggplant w/Tomatoes, Capers & Feta


Tuscan Fried Chicken w/Lemon, Mustard Green Pesto Pasta, Broccoli


Sunday Roast Whole Chicken, Roasted Carrots, New Potatoes w/Parlsey


Chicken Stuffed Roulade w/White Sauce, Sauteed Zucchini & Corn, Garlic French Fries


Tofu Rice Paper Roll-ups w/Peanut Sauce and Vegetable Stir-Fry 


Linguine w/Kale, Sage, & Walnut Pesto, Herbed Zucchini Cakes w/Roasted Tomato Jam


Roasted Cumin Butternut Squash & Parsnip w/Hummus Dressing, Farro Salad


Portobello Bruschetta w/Grilled Bell Pepper Sauce, Zucchini Boats


Swiss Chard, Ricotta & Porcini Filo Stacks, Roasted Herb Tomatoes


Veggie Curry Pies, Moroccan Pumpkin & Chickpea Salad

Sample Dessert Menu

Melissa’s Very Own Over -The -Top - Banana Sundae

Pear Tart

Apple Crisps 

Pecan Tart 


Brownies (many combinations)


Butternut Squash Pie


Rhubarb & Strawberry Galette


Double Chocolate Cake w/Orange Essence Ganache


Lemon Bars

Panna Cotta 


Bread Pudding or Chocolate Bread Pudding


Rainbow Mini Cakes w/White Frosting


Strawberry Short Cake 


Cakes with Fondant or Butter Cream Frosting


Peach Cobbler


Nutmeg Spiced Carrot Cake


Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake


Brown Butter, Miso & Walnut Dark Chocolate