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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.

The Honeymove, Part 3: The Audition (Featuring Sous Vide Risotto)

sous vide

I woke up refreshed.  We had received our basement fridge (that’s right, we have TWO fridges – or we will when the kitchen is finished).  The electrician got the basement electricity connected and we finally achieved a working appliance.  We’ll be kicked out of the hot toppin’ club soon for sure now. In all honesty, ...

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The Honeymove, Part 2: Hot-Toppin’

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It’s important to keep things in perspective.  When you move to a new city, you know it’s going to be different.  I was ready for that.  I was looking forward to it, in fact. The morning after our 3:00 am arrival at the hotel, Francis, Amelia and I woke up early due to some amorous ...

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The Honeymove, Part 1: The Bearded Dog


Here’s what I like to do:  I like to think about the lists I made.  I like to recall the plans I had.  I like to evoke my preconceived notions about the cross-country move I just made from New York City with my dog and my business to be with my husband in Portland, Oregon. ...

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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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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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