Many of my best memories from childhood to adulthood have centered around food. Whether it be spaghetti and movie night with friends or just sitting around the table with a glass of wine and a cheese plate with the girls. To me, food is memories – so let’s create some new ones together!
I’ve been in the food industry for 15 years. I started as a hostess at a restaurant in college so that I could start learning about every single position in the food industry, as they all must work together to be successful. I eventually made it to the back of the house and then culinary school where I obtained my bachelor’s in Culinary Management at Le Cordon Bleu. After culinary school, I worked as a private chef for several years. During that time, I also expanded my wine knowledge by studying and becoming a level 1 wine sommelier.
As a private and personal chef, my focus was mostly on cooking healthy food that tasted nothing like health or diet food. It teached me to understand the importance of each ingredient and how they will build on each other. This way of cooking became even more important as I became more involved in cycling and running.
I started Susan’s Table as a way to offer my chef services as a caterer and to become an online source of recipes for both athletes and a busy professional. In the beginning, I focused mostly on athlete events like bike tours and post event catering for bike races. Since moving to Bend, Oregon I’ve decided to expand my athlete focused catering to a broader clientele. Along with a continued support and desire to cater to athletes, I’ve become a full service catering company making sure that every detail is taken care of for your event.
This is my passion, the best food, the best service; it’s what I do.
Put your feet and take a look around.