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Seasonal Changes & Ingredients

The willow oaks are blooming in Charlotte, the magnolias are reappearing in Charleston, and the azaleas are blossoming in Augusta. Everywhere Bon Vivant Culinary calls home base is getting warmer and with the changing of the seasons, as chefs we look to the farms to...

Going Organic as a Personal Chef

Our relationship with food has fundamentally changed. As we evolve so too does the way we procure, handle, and even cook the food we eat. Science is not only a part of growing our modern food sources but often also a part of the way...

The Perfect Valentines Dinner with a Personal Chef

Before the days when famed Executive Chefs like Garrett Tallent, Owner of Bon Vivant Culinary left the traditional fine dining restaurants to offer more personal service, options where limited in terms of romantic dining on February 14th. Thankfully, this is no longer the case. Now...

Thanksgiving With a Personal Chef

For a chef, Thanksgiving is that Thursday in November that we plan and prepare for all month long. I think of the Thanksgiving holiday like a child on December 24th just before bed. Excited, nervous, and impatient. Why? Because it’s a day when we can...

Planning Your Office Christmas Party Catering

The best time of year is just around the corner. No matter how you celebrate, early fall and winter offer us all lots of gathering opportunities for family and friends. As exciting as it is, this can be overwhelming for both experienced and amateur hosts....