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AboutChef Dora

OurStory

In 2010 I founded Chef Dora Presents with the mission of improving lives through the art of creating extraordinary food, nurturing family and friends and evoking memorable experiences.

I had spent the prior ten years travelling internationally and through a series of culinary adventures had developed a repertoire of multicultural recipes that I wanted to share.

For generations, my family has developed deep-rooted traditions with food and hospitality at their core. This foundation is responsible for my firm belief that at the heart of a healthy home lies the wholesome nourishment of a home cooked meal. We go to great lengths to lovingly hand-select the freshest, most nutritious ingredients, then take the time to cook with care and patiently prepare every detail for an exceptional experience for you to share with family and friends as well as visitors, clients and business associates.

Chef Dora Presents

Chef Dora Presents

OurCore Values

At Chef Dora Presents we have built our business on a foundation of the following four fundamentals:

  • Customers First

Our customers are priority number one. Their satisfaction with our personalized service is paramount. We are committed to giving 110% with passion, focus and exceptional attention to detail.

  • Quality, Quality, Quality  

Consistently deliver the utmost in quality: Quality Ingredients, Quality Products, Quality Service. We honor the hard work of our farmers and suppliers. We take pride in our craft. We value our customers.

  • Nutrition without Deprivation

Wholesome ingredients packed with nutrients to nourish and excite the mind, body and soul.

  • Keep it Creative

Challenge norms, always keep learning, improving and developing novel ways to transform ingredients, creating exquisite flavor combinations and mouth-watering menu items. 


MeetChef Dora

As a child, Chef Dora always loved food. Grandpa’s slow-roasted Hoisin Turkey with Shitake chestnut stuffing wasn’t called ‘Fusion Cuisine’ back then, it was just good old-fashioned cooking. Over the last few generations, Dora’s family has developed its own culinary tradition by combining farm fresh ingredients with Asian flavors and inventive American cuisine. There has always been a deep-seeded respect for breaking bread and soaking up time around the table with family and friends as well as visitors from out of town.

Building on this foundation, Chef Dora has borrowed from her experiences over the last two decades as a professional chef, continuously honing her craft and refining her own exquisite flavor combinations until a mixture of cross cultural influences and regional classics became the trademark of her culinary style…and her warm family approach to hospitality, the hallmark of her quality of service.

Chef Dora’s grandfather was the family patriarch as well as the owner of a small restaurant in Northern California where he shared his love of hearty American comfort food with friends, neighbors and regular customers. He always considered his customers his extended family, so he cooked with love for his large and growing “family” every day. It brought him great joy to provide nourishing, flavorful food to all, and see the happiness that it brought them, measured in their smiling faces.

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Chef Dora Presents
Among Chef Dora’s fondest childhood memories are the times she would arrive home from school to the smell of her Grandfather working his magic in the kitchen. She could sense his presence the moment she opened the door and feel the love permeating the house along with the tantalizing aromas wafting out of the kitchen. It is these memories that have nurtured Dora’s deep connection to food and guide her on her quest to honor her grandfather’s legacy by striving to become a culinary matriarch to her own “extended family” of private clients, by creating something personal to each individual with the goal of making them feel special just as Grandpa Paul had done for her. 

Like her grandfather before her, what brings Chef Dora joy and fulfilment is sharing her love for food by sharing her love through food. As she often says, “These are the moments that make life so sweet…so share the moment, the wholesome goodness, the love and the joy”.  

Whether they be relatives, friends, neighbors or clients – or even first time visitors from out of town – they are all family when they sit down at Dora’s table, family in food. 


 
 

OurTestimonials

  • “The services and food you provided were beyond expectations. Thank you so much for creating a day of food that we won’t ever forget!”
    Dawn Kaplan
    Dawn Kaplan
  • “The services and food you provided were beyond expectations. Thank you so much for creating a day of food that we won’t ever forget!”
    Regina McAleer
    Regina McAleer
  • “Thank you again for all you did to make our wedding such a special event. Everyone told us how great the food was — we could make a commercial for you! You really made our day incredibly special and all the more wonderful!”
    Jasmine Cates
    Jasmine Cates
  • “I can't thank you enough for everything you did to make our event so special & memorable. The food was amazing & we received a lot of compliments from our guests.”
    Kate Martin
    Kate Martin
  • “What a success! You & your staff were absolutely amazing. I will be recommending you to friends!”
    Lauren Martinez
    Lauren Martinez
  • “I can't thank you enough! You have a real talent - the food was delicious and the events worked out great. We couldn't have done it without you!”
    Maria Fernandez
    Maria Fernandez
 

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