Private Chef Makes Your Home a 4 Star Restaurant!

Yesterday I met with Chef Ingrid Berger to shoot some new photos for Redbud.  Ingrid arrived with a bag of groceries and said, “I’ll cook you lunch.”  I didn’t quite take that in.

We chatted while I shot photos and she chopped.  I noticed shallots, parsley, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, asparagus, chicken, lemon, chives.  I mostly noticed Ingrid’s ease and fluidity as she chopped, tossed, de-boned, and tasted.  She knows how to handle a knife.

Ingrid seared the chicken in a saute pan, then threw the pan right into the oven.


Within moments it was time to plate the feast.  Roasted asparagus, chicken with a crisp skin, and fresh green salsa on top.

We set the table for two and the Chef darted out the door so that Hal and I could have a spontaneous mid-day, romantic feast.  Hal came out of his office and said, “Our house smells like a 4 Star Restaurant!”

Fresh, perfectly crisp, the flavor from each ingredient coaxed to perfection.  We melted into the afternoon.

Thank you, Chef Ingrid!

Private DInner for Two by Chef Ingrid

Private Cooking Lesson for Two with Meal for 6

Knife Skills Workshop and Seasonal Meal

– Kate

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  • Greetings from California! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to browse your website on my iphone during lunch break. I love the info you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how quick your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, good site!

    • redbudgi_blogWP April 16, 2012   Reply →

      So glad to hear we “load quickly” on a smartphone! And glad to know you found us in CA. We’re going to open a So Cal Redbud soon!

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