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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.

Opening the box in the drawer in the safe in the trunk in the ocean (Featuring Lobster Bisque)


As I stand at the threshold of the rest of my life, I can’t help but look back at some of the more monumental things that have happened to me in New York over the past eight, life-changing years.  This is a story I’ve not had the strength or balls to tell until now, but ...

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Caterer: I lay awake, staring at the ceiling of my parent’s guest room at 4:30 that morning.  This was nothing new, as my eyes had anxiously popped open at that hour for the past month and a half.  I was thinking about the cookie gift bags and how I still needed to fill them and ...

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Out of Commission (Featuring Russian Black Bread)

Russian Black Bread

“Oh man, it’s like you’re walking into this suit!  It was MADE for you!!!” Francis’ eyebrows knitted as he gestured to the puckering jacket and the billowing pants. “Hey, don’t worry about that!  We have the finest tailors in town to fix those little issues!  This is the only suit of its kind in the ...

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Always a Caterer, Never a Bride (Featuring Fattoush with Sumac Pita Chips)


I had a dream the other night. And in the dream, it was my wedding day.  I had overslept or misjudged my timeframe because people were arriving at my parent’s house, where we were getting married, and I was naked.  I had not yet even picked a wedding dress and was rummaging through my folks’ ...

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The Princess and the Plumber (Featuring Carrot Parsnip Nests with Cardamom Salsa)

Carrot Parsnip Nests with Cardamom Salsa

Author’s Note:  I refer to myself as a “weenie” a number of times in this piece.  It is simply a descriptor for one weak facet of my personality.  I mean no disrespect to any actual weenies; frankfurters or otherwise, all of which I quite enjoy.   I held the two short, rusty pieces of pipe ...

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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


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