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I am the executive chef and owner of a New York private chef/ catering company called A Wonderland Of Food. I specialize in three main points of service: Private Cheffing for busy families-supplying fresh, organic and homemade meals and snacks for the whole family to enjoy; Private Party Catering- providing incredible food and service for multi-coursed sit down meals; and Cocktail Party Catering- fusing heavenly passed appetizers with flawless organization, presentation and service.

Mushroom Gnomes (featuring Wild Mushroom, Fresh Ricotta Pasta)

Fettuccine with Wild Mushroom and Fresh Ricotta

“I was thinking… when we get back, we could make homemade ravioli”, Francis nodded to the pasta roller on the counter and pulled a box from his kitchen cupboard.  It was a ravioli press.  A Raviolamp 12, to be exact, in a slightly worn box.  I was breathless.  This was ringing all the right bells ...

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Invisibility (featuring Moroccan Chicken with Saffron, Tomatoes, and Honey)

Moroccan Chicken with Saffron, Tomatoes, and Honey

I plopped down on my couch and surveyed the changing landscape of my New York apartment.  My boyfriend for 4 ½ years had moved out a few weeks earlier and, though I was responsible for that decision, the vacancy of my life was now all mine to behold. Amelia jumped up on the couch and ...

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PETV (People for the Ethical Treatment of Vegetables) Featuring Gluten-Free Falafel

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  “…definitely the tuna tartare, and the hazelnut crusted chicken, and… then a nice, big crudite platter…” My client was reviewing my menu suggestions for her 150-guest cocktail party, adding the last one on her own. “NO”, I said, a little more aggressively than I had intended. “No”, softer now, but with the same sentiment. ...

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Temper, Temper (featuring Summer Berry Tartlets with Almond Crust and (tempered) Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream)

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Summers for me in the city take on a different pace and tone than the rest of the year; most of my clients have left, slowing my workload to almost unemployment level.  The emptying of my schedule makes room for jobs I might not take on during the rest of the year.  Last summer, for ...

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Bus Life (featuring Fresh Cherry and Tomato Vinaigrette)

Arugula, Spinach, and Cherry Salad with Cherry and Tomato Vinaigrette

I stepped onto the bus, slid my metrocard into the fare box, and pulled my grocery bags close to me as I walked to the back.  “Ow” said a tiny, ancient lady with beauty parlor grey hair and a small patent leather purse.  I instantly recognized her voice.  It was a dispassionate and nasal “ow”, ...

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Why? How? Who???

A Wonderland of Words is the new off-shoot of A Wonderland of Food- my private chef, private party catering company.

I’m Chef Alison Wonderland Tucker, the owner, executive chef and writer of this food blog. I wanted a place to share with friends and clients what I’m thinking about when I’m not cooking, and wouldn’t you know it, most of the time, it’s cooking. I just feel the happiest when I’m in the kitchen. So here’s my food blog, about my life behind the scenes as a private chef and caterer in the greatest city in the world.

And, lest I forget the pitch,

If you need a fantastic private chef or caterer:

A Wonderland Of Food

917-421-0895 awonderlandoffood@gmail.com


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