Signature dish:Seared Branzino
As a child, I Remember the smell of Persian spices and the scent of caramelized onions on the stove.
I became a chef because I love the way a home cooked meal brings a family closer. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, I wanted to be able to cook not just food but also experiences. So, rather than continuing a career in restaurants, I decided to become a private chef.
To truly succeed as a private chef In NYC it is crucial to develop a niche. My specialty is vibrant, healthy cooking. Whether I am cooking a rustic Italian meal or a 7 course vegan tasting, my food is always complex, yet simple.
My path has lead me to work everywhere, from a Farmhouse in New Jersey to a Mansion in the Hampton’s and my client list has grown to include influential people such as Paul McCartney, Katie Couric and Jimmy Buffett.
My goal Is always to stay to my motto: Start simple, end exceptional.
Tova was incredible and helped us create a beautiful and intimate dining experience for our friend's birthday.
The flavors in each of our three dishes left us absolutely speechless!
We loved hearing about her journey and background as well.
Tova accommodated our Kosher requirements by coming out a little early to pick up some of the ingredients in our local shop.
A beautiful human and wonderful energy in the room was an extra perk. I would definitely hire Tova again in the future!