Chef Victoria brings with her years of experience having completed her formal Culinary Arts Studies at The International Culinary School at Art Institutes and working for seven years as the Chef of her own Catering Company. She’s chosen to follow her love of the classic cuisines of both the French and Italian Culinary arts, but then has taken them in a subtle direction in their adaptation by melding the flavors and spirit of traditional Middle Eastern process and family style methods.
Her true desire was to get back to this style of preparation and make it available by bringing it direct to families all through Orange County and more specifically the Greater Mission Viejo & Laguna Niguel areas by now focusing her services as a personal chef. This concept while not new will bring a different passion to home served meals and special occasions when a personal chef provides a more intimate and personal touch to a great prepared meal. Chef Victoria still maintains her catering effort and has expanded it to meet the needs of parties of any size.
She also brings a blend of sauces and marinades that bring additional life to time honored dishes. She utilizes only the freshest ingredients and maintains a strong working relationship with her vendors to insure you get the best, most nutritious meals available. Chef Victoria will also be providing a new menu concept and allow much of those influences to touch your daily menu that has proven to be where great meals meet with great people everyday. When you think the ordinary can be made special, you have walked into Chef Victoria’s world and kitchen
Our humble beginnings started in a 200 square foot garage with one employee; fast forward 35 years and we are in the process of building out our second 5,000 square foot kitchen, two brand new state of the art cafe's and we now employ over 90 employees. Often times, people ask us what is the driving force behind our business and passion, the answer has been the same for the last 35 years; our customers. There is nothing better than seeing a happy bride on the morning of her big day, or getting a phone call after an event from a proud father thanking us for the work we have done. As cliché as it may sound, customer satisfaction is the driving force behind our business. Our passion for food and design has evolved throughout the years and with constant changing trends, Lisa's Bon Appétit has always been on the cusp of innovation. We pride ourselves on keeping with tradition and adding a modern flare to every event, small or large. We believe in having fun with every event and always keeping in mind that once upon a time, this business was based out of a garage with one employee. We're a family based business with a serious love for event planning!
Specializing in nicer gatherings, As You Like It Catering & Events puts client needs first, brings over 20 years of experience to the table, and provides services to Orange County and the Inland Empire. As You Like It offers services beyond catering, to include event design, venue selection, layout, scheduling and coordination, and is happy to arrange for rentals, canopies, and floral decoration if desired. As You Like It believes you should be delighted with your event or reception, not just satisfied!
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