I love summer, I love fresh food and I love engaging with the city of Detroit. So, what better way to spend some free time this season than volunteering a few hours a week at an Urban Garden downtown. I connected with Labrosse Farm one day when I was visiting the Corktown Farmers Market located right out front of Detroit Institute of Bagels, (which I highly recommend, btw) and asked if they could ever use a helping hand. Dawn DeMuyt welcomed me with open arms and a new friendship has been born.
I came up with the name Guest Chef for my new in-home catering business for a few reasons. First of all, there is no denying that nearly every time I'm invited over to someone's house, I end up cooking (or at least helping) in the kitchen. I can't help myself. It's where I feel most comfortable! Secondly, if you hire me to cook for you I will become a guest in your home, which I happen to consider a huge privilege. Thirdly, if I'm invited to cater an event or dinner party at your house, you will invite more guests over to participate in all the fun. So the word "guest" just seems to perfectly describe this new project of mine.
Hi! I'm Emily, and this is the official blog of Guest Chef, my personal chef and catering business serving Metro Detroit. As much as I love to cook for people, I also love inspiring others to cook great food for themselves and their friends and family. Which is why I share recipes, tips and inspiration here. Follow along and let's cook something great together!