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Meet The Chef

The Secret Chef specializes in dinner parties, cocktail parties, private cooking classes, cooking class parties, corporate cooking classes, and food coaching in northeast Ohio. 

I began my career working in restaurants through high school before earning a Journalism degree at St. Bonaventure University. From there I attended The Culinary Institute of America where I studied Culinary Arts. During my time there, I worked an internship at the LA Times and was published several times. After graduation, I moved to Hoboken, NJ where I worked for Art Culinaire Magazine and then Woman's Day Magazine.


I decided to start my own catering company and after10 stressful years of running a business, I decided kids would be less stressful and got pregnant. I sold the business to my chef in 2015 and moved to Cleveland and have since settled in Shaker Heights.


I teach cooking, part time, at Gervasi Vineyards and also bartend at Sibling Revelry Brewing once a week where my husband is the master brewer. We've since added another son to our family.  I'm very excited to bring my passions for food and teaching together in this new venture.


Private Cooking Classes

Cooking classes in the comfort of your own home

Have us do all the work for you. All you have to do is enjoy your family or friends

Are you overwhelmed with a special diet, let me help plan your meals

Sample Class

A Sneak Peak of the
New Winter Classes

Quick Week Night Meals

Ground Pork Stir-fry with broccoli and rice

Quick red wine bolognese with zucchini noodles

Butternut squash risotto with pancetta

Citrus chicken over rice

Middle Eastern Lamb and veggie rice

Absolutely loved it.

Amazing food and charismatic chef.

-Sarah Filipovitz

Hudson, OH


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Let's Talk  201 978 0455  |  Let's Chat ellen@thesecretchefllc.com


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