Chefs have such an impact on our food choices and ultimately the footprint we leave on the planet. At Gourmet Girl - On the Go, we strive to use the freshest, seasonal, sustainable products, supporting local farmers whenever possible. Our food receives rave reviews for its beautiful presentation, flavors and our attention to detail. We provide seasonal menu suggestions, or can customize any menu for your special occasion upon request.
Megan Rainnie, certified Personal Chef, member of the United States Personal Chef Association, and Graduate of Laguna Culinary Arts' Professional Chef School, grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. Delicious homemade dinners were always enjoyed around the family dinner table. Her Mom, a high school culinary instructor, always encouraged her to cook, as long as she cleaned up - something she instills in her staff and students today.
Her father's & brother's love of the outdoors have inspired her to pursue a wide range of outdoor activities, and she continues to incorporate her gourmet delights into her outdoor adventures - much to her trail mates' delight! "The outdoors really inspires me and I love to incorporate nature into any table setting or party decoration to set the scene for the food to come."
Megan worked in the French Alps for two ski seasons, providing delicious gourmet food for her chalet guests. "I wanted to ski, so I learned lots of great short cuts that I use today in my teaching, and love to share with my students as part of my cooking class philosophy - Maximum Impact, Minimum Effort."
Her first culinary entrepreneurial adventure arose out of necessity - Megan successfully launched a homemade muffin business (in addition to her management consulting career) in order to fund an unexpected appendix operation. Her famous muffins are still a favorite in brunch menus today.
ON THE GO
In addition to her stint in the French Alps, Megan is also a world traveler at heart, and she includes the flavors from her extensive travels into many of her menus. The culinary retreats she leads with the team at Laguna Culinary Arts Adventures have enabled her to explore the flavors and wine regions of Italy, France, Spain, California and Oregon.
We offer personal chef service to local skiers on the mountains of Aspen, Colorado and surrounding areas. Enjoy the mountains and your ski vacation, while dinners are prepared for you. Return after a long day of skiing to champagne on ice, a crackling fire, and the smells of cooking from the kitchen.