One of the top New York personal chefs since 2003, Chef Janaina is a feisty Brazilian “food whisperer”, lovingly coaxing her ingredients to create culinary masterpieces for Big City Chefs’ private clientele from Manhattan to the Hamptons and beyond. A graduate from the Art Institute of New York City, Personal Chef Janaina draws upon her considerable professional experience at renowned restaurants Perry St.
to create decadent dinner parties, elegant h’ors d’oeuvres parties, and exciting private cooking classes in the New York area. “Don’t be afraid,” she says, “the food is not going to bite.”
How long have you been working with Big City Chefs?
If I were a spice, I would be…
Curry. A little bit of a lot of things.
My favorite local purveyors, artisans, and farmers:
Union square farmers market, Dartagnan, Pat la Frieda
What I love about cooking and hospitality…
Cooking is my passion and I love to translate all my knowledge, trips and background through food.
What are your top three go-to pantry items?
Good olive oil, a good salt and different types of rice