• Private Chef Atiya DC and DMV
  • Asian
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • Fusion
  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Southern
  • Spanish

Signature dish:  

Pomegranate Lamb Chops

About Me

I’m a local DMV Chef, I studied Culinary Arts/Hospitality locally at Stratford University in Falls Church graduating with a Bachelor Degree. I have worked at the top hotels/restaurants within the DMV area to include: Ritz-Carlton Washington , Wolfgang Puck Cut Restaurant Georgetown, Jose Andre’s Fish MGM National Harbor. Esculent 11 Catering is my company I specialize in America/French/Southern/Carribean cuisine I can also prepare many Italian and Spanish dishes. I have prepared dishes for multiple celebrity clients under my company Esculent 11 Catering. I have been featured on News Channel 7, Bravo TV, I ❤heart Radio, and other major networks.

Recent Menus

Reviews - click review to see menu (10)

    • Worked on October 22, 2022
  • Chef Atiya was great! Prior to the event, she was responsive via email and text. She arrived 2hr prior to dinner to prep. All the food was delicious!!! The kitchen was spotless when she left. I definitely recommend her, and will use her services again.

    • Worked on November 7, 2022
  • Tiya made everything simple and easy for us! Everything was perfect (menu, taste, portions, timeliness)! If you don't choose her, you are missing out

    • Worked on October 8, 2022
  • Chef Atiya was very professional and pleasant to work with. The food was amazing especially her signature coconut curry cream soup. I would definitely hire her again and refer her services to others.


    • Worked on November 22, 2022
  • We hosted Chef Atiya for a small birthday dinner and it might have been the best party we've ever hosted! The food was AMAZING - our friends are still talking about it weeks later. The crab curry soup was a particular highlight as well as the baked pineapple cheesecake - truly delicious and something we haven't seen anywhere else. Would highly recommend her for any and all catering opportunities, you won't regret it.

    • Worked on July 9, 2022
  • Chef Tiya turned my vision into a delicious reality. She was accommodating to my menu changes during the party planning process and arrived exactly when she said she would. The house smelled amazing as guests began to arrive. Chef Tiya was incredibly friendly and presented a magnificent display and left my kitchen cleaner than she found it. All my guests were impressed and I will definitely work with her again. If you’re looking for a unique and delicious spread, Chef Tiya has it.

    • Worked on April 23, 2022
  • I went through several proposals before deciding to go with Chef Tiya because she resonated with me the most. She was attentive to making some adjustments to the menu due to allergies and different preferences of my guests. Communication leading up to my private dinner was very responsive. Chef Tiya also assisted me with finding a bartender who was equally amazing.

    The food was simply delicious. We had a 4 course surf n turf meal. The platting, taste and portions were perfect. I also enjoyed how she explained each meal to us before we dived in. And she left my kitchen as clean as she met it.

    Great personality, highly professional, and a great Chef to hire. We highly recommend Chef Tiya and I’ll definitely be using her again.

    • Worked on February 19, 2022
  • Tiya is definitely 5 star. Not only was her food delicious, she responds on time, shows up on time, and gives excellent service. She listened to exactly what I asked for and was able to accommodate certain requests such as editing the menu afterward. I will be using her again. Thanks

    • Worked on February 1, 2022
  • Chef Tiya is very professional! The Brunch Extravaganza for 10 people was IMPECCABLE! Her and Kenneth were super nice, hospitable, and efficient. The food was done in a timely matter, everything was just amazing! There were no complaints from any of my guest. Will be recommending her to everyone and contacting her again!

    • Worked on November 21, 2021
  • Chef Tiya was incredible. I hired chef Tiya for an anniversary dinner for my wife and I, and I can easily say it was the best meal I’ve ever had. Everything was fresh, cooked well, and tasted delicious. Chef Tiya made sure to describe each dish, making sure everything was cooked to our liking. Not only was the food delicious, but chef Tiya was a pleasure to work with. She was very respectful while being in our home, and made it feel like we were at a 5 star restaurant. I will DEFINITELY be hiring Chef Tiya next year, and hope to make it an anniversary tradition!

    • Worked on September 24, 2021