Chef Mark’s Personal Chef Careers Feature on About.com

This is a video that was recently produced for About.com’s Careers Website. I was approached by a producer for About.com who produces videos about the various careers available to people, and she asked if I would talk about what it’s like to own a personal chef business. The video focuses on aspects of the business, [...]

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Long Island Chef, Lia Soscia, CPC Wins Recipe OF The Year Award At National Convention

Chef Lia Soscia, Certified Personal Chef with the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA) has taken top honors for Recipe Of The Year during the 2009 USPCA national convention in New Orleans, LA.
Chef Soscia’s winning recipe was a Brasciole (pronounced bra’zhul) dish that she created for her Personal Chef Service clients. “I am always searching [...]

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Jennifer Urda and Jonathan Taube in Westchester Home

The Winter 2009 issue of Westchester Home magazine has an article about the “quick comeback of the slow cooker” and features recipes from Chapter President Jennifer Urda and Chapter Treasurer Jonathan.  Here’s a link to the on-line version of the article:
http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/Westchester-Home/Winter-2009/The-Quick-Comeback-of-the-Slow-Cooker/
 

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Chef Glenn Burgess published in Personal Chef Magazine

Long Island personal chef Glenn Burgess had two articles published in the January-March issue of Personal Chef Magazine. In “I.C.E. Cubes and the New York Metro Chapter” Chef Glenn, our Chapter’s Vice President, described his vision for an “Initiative on Culinary Education” and his hope to inspire everyone to learn more about their food.
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NY Metro Personal Chefs Celebrate 5 Years – A Big Thank You to our Clients!

It wasn’t long ago, back in 2004, when I first met this wonderful group of personal chefs that are now the leading group of personal chefs serving the NY Metro area. We’ve grown to over 20 members since and are still growing as the Personal Chef industry gains a serious foot-hold in the NY, Northern [...]

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ReMARKable Palate Nominated for Podcast Award!

I’m very honored that ReMARKable Palate has been nominated for a Podcast People’s Choice Award for the second year in a row!
Over 281,000 individuals nominated a total of 1,874 podcasts for 22 categories in the 2008 People’s Choice Podcast Awards! Out of those nominated, only 10 podcasts for each category make it to the actual [...]

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USPCA Excellence in Business Awards

The USPCA would like to congratulate all of our Excellence in Business Award winners for all of their hard work and dedication to their business and to the personal chef industry. We would also like to thank the chefs that gave back to their local communities and helped their fellow personal chefs.
The 2008 Excellence in [...]

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Chef Luella Semmes Featured in Long Island news

Dinner Dilemmas Solved by a Personal Chef

When I lived in Southern California as an analyst, I worked long days that started before the opening bell of the New York stock exchange (which translates into 6 a.m.). At the end of the day, as I stepped into my apartment door, the last thing I wanted to [...]

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Chef Mark Tafoya on the cover of Personal Chef Magazine

NY Metro Chapter member Mark Tafoya is on the cover of the latest Personal Chef Magazine. It’s the main magazine for our industry, and Chef Mark is honored to have been chosen for it. The article tells the story and the circuitous way he came into being a personal chef.
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Photos by Kelly Shimoda/Veras

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NY Metro Chapter To Continue Spicing Up US Troop Meals with Culinary Donations

NY Metro USPCA Personal Chefs receive recognition from troops abroad for their donations of spices and other culinary tools to help chefs working in Afghanistan prepare better tasting meals for military personnel stationed there.
(PRWEB) February 14, 2008 — The New York Metro Chapter of the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA) is proud to announce [...]

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Chef Mark Tafoya featured in AP Article

Chef Mark Tafoya of ReMARKable Palate PCS was profiled in a business feature for the Associated Press. The article, Popularity of Personal Chefs Rises, was picked up by newspapers around the country, including USA Today, Business Week, the Miami Herald, the San Jose Mercury News and the Arizona Republic, as well as ABCNews.com, FOXNews and [...]

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Chapter Members in Westchester Magazine

Westchester Magazine, the leading regional monthly for the northern NYC metro area, featured three of our chapter members in their Fall 2007 Home & Garden issue. Jonathan Taube of Rocky Rill PCS, Jennifer Urda (chapter President) of The Runcible Spoon PCS, and Stewart Goodwin of Dinner by Design were all featured. In the article, entitled [...]

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Members Elected to NAC

Chapter members Vickie Kirlick and Mark Tafoya were elected to the National Advisory Council (NAC) of the USPCA. They are both proud to represent the members of the New York Metro chapter and the membership as a whole to the national organization.

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Chefs in the News 2006

December 1, 2006 – Jennifer Urda, Jonathan Taube and Sarah Copeland were featured InTown Westchester magazine in an article about Personal Chefs.
http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061110/CUSTOM02/611100306/1282
November 14, 2006 – Mark Tafoya of ReMARKable Palate Personal Chef Service was featured In the Wall Street Journal, on FineLiving’s AskMen.com and on AOL’s homepage as one of YSN.com’s Young and Successful series. [...]

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Chefs in the News 2005

December 20, 2005 – Jonathan Taube of Rocky Rill Personal Chef Service is now teaching ongoing coooking classes at the Williams-Sonoma store in White Plains.
December 15, 2005 – Bon Appetit magazine touts Mark Tafoya’s ReMARKable Palate Podcast as one of the “early standouts of this nascent medium”.
August 29, 2005 – Chef Mark Tafoya is now [...]

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