Over 30 years experience as a private chef, caterer, Chef Elisa has built her career and reputation serving celebrities and catering events.
Over the years her clientele has included, Dan Marino, Tommy Lee Jones, Indigo Girls, hockey player Chris Grattin and many South Florida professional athletes.
Chef Elisa grew up in South Florida, a graduate of FIU and Hialeah Miami Lakes High.
“I fell in love with food and recognized my gift when I was 12 years old. My remarkable mother found and hired a private tutor for me when I was just 14. Once a week for over 2 years, I learned how to cook something wonderful.” Her Tutor, a CIA grad who dabbled in catering herself, shared her knowledge and a many great recipes including Lump Crab Meat Mousse, which Chef Elisa still serves today. Her experiences with her tutor culminated when Elisa catered her first big party, a wedding for 75 guests, finger food buffet- drop off.
“It was a shot gun wedding and the fact that I was 16 and unlicensed didn’t really matter. My price was right, the food was great, the pressure was awesome and I was hooked for life”. Chef Elisa continued as a private chef, catering dinner parties for her neighbors in Miami Lakes through her high school and early college years.