Chef Ashley Fahr in the kithen

Named Best Private Chef in Los Angeles, July 2015. Read the Article 
Photo Courtesy of Danielle Klebanow.

About Chef Ashley

Discovering her passion for the culinary arts at Cornell University, Ashley was led to Paris where she received two master’s degrees: one from Columbia University, in French Cultural Studies in a Global Context, as well as her Master 1 degree in “Alimentation et Cultures Alimentaires” (Food & Food Cultures) from La Sorbonne in Paris. Before working as a personal chef, Ashley worked under world-renowned savory and pastry chefs, from Pierre Hermé in Paris to Chef Josiah Citrin of Melisse in Santa Monica.

Ashley’s focus slowly shifted from working in restaurant kitchens to the more interpersonal and dynamic work as a chef to individuals and families. Ashley has been named one of the best private chefs in LA by Tasting Table (article below photo).

Ashley derives much enjoyment from conversing with clients to create menus that reflect their tastes and personalities– as such, no two menus are ever alike. From the first canape to the parting pastry, every course is exemplary of the personal style and whim of the client. Please contact Ashley to discuss future events.

Ashley’s Work

Clients should wrap up events feeling that the chef and staff have listened to their needs, and successfully translated them into palatable dishes, enjoyable drinks, and friendly service that fit the client’s style.  Effective listening is a top priority.
There is a delicate balance between staying grounded in tradition and aiming to surprise guests with something they’ve never seen before. With every meal and every event, Ashley aims to strike the perfect chord between old and new, rooted and daring.
Enjoying a great meal can become so much more when the environment is right. Not only does the food have to be fantastic and balanced, but the whole event should be curated to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience for all.

Resume

  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Culinary Expert at Williams-Sonoma
  • Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen
  • Food Network’s Chopped
  • Melisse Restaurant
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Haven’s Kitchen
  • L’Apicio
  • Pierre Hermé
  • Elle Magazine
  • America’s Test Kitchen