Food Artist Chef Deena Is New York's Best Kept Culinary Secret

by Christie Grimm · August 24, 2016

In your dream of dreams - the kind where you've the body and constitution of Gwyneth Paltrow, a kitchen straight from a Nancy Meyers set, and all the excuses in the world for a calendar plumped with parties and opportunities for entertaining - your life is catered by one Chef Deena Chanowitz.

Food Artist. Nutrition Expert. Artisan Chef. Orgo + Biochem Enthusiast. Runner. Universe Lover. The list goes on and on. Screw Ina Garten or Ella Woodward, nobody, and we mean nobody, fashions a spread like Chef Deena. Coveted by her loyal roster clients just searching for excuses to throw parties for her to cater, she's the city's best loosely kept secret. There hasn't been a single Chef Deena catered event we've either held or attended that hasn't stopped each guest in their tracks, and solicited an immediate exchange of contact info. 

Too pretty to eat. Too delicious not to. 

A real culinary catch 22. 

Hard at work expanding her healthy, holistic business, you'll soon be able to purchase her organic products, gift items, and box of the month packages nationwide. Until then, we suppose all you locals in the NY, NJ, and Hamptons hood will just have to settle for her catering, bespoke meal service, and custom baked goods. Rough life.

[Photos by Wendy Ploger & Tory Rust]