kara’s kitchen

Chef Kara in black chef attire looking over and plating fish and risotto

Chef Kara’s culinary career began early on, inspired by deep family roots and their love and respect for quality and tradition.

Chef Kara in black chef attire looking over and plating fish and risotto

Chef Kara’s culinary career began early on, inspired by deep family roots and their love and respect for quality and tradition.

After graduating from the International Culinary Center in New York City, Kara sought opportunities to further develop her own creativity in the kitchen.

A closeup of a dessert
Scallops and risotto on a plate with a bottle on wine next to it
A close-up image of seared fish and risotto
After graduating from the International Culinary Center in New York City, Kara sought opportunities to further develop her own creativity in the kitchen.
A closeup of a dessert
Scallops and risotto on a plate with a bottle on wine next to it
A close-up image of seared fish and risotto
A closeup of a dessert
After graduating from the International Culinary Center, Kara sought opportunities to further develop her own creativity in the kitchen.
Scallops and risotto on a plate with a bottle on wine next to it
A close-up image of seared fish and risotto

It was through joining the Culinary Team at Pocono ProFoods and administering chef demos for area restaurants where Kara developed and refined her culinary techniques, under the tutelage of Doug Petruzzi, CEC AAC.

This, combined with a love of entertaining and travel, has allowed Kara to share her experiences with others through food.

It was through joining the Culinary Team at Pocono ProFoods and administering chef demos for area restaurants where Kara developed and refined her culinary techniques, under the tutelage of Doug Petruzzi, CEC AAC.
This, combined with a love of entertaining and travel, has allowed Kara to share her experiences with others through food.
S'more "Boo" de creme
Pear with blue cheese on mixed greens
Premium Reserve Pork Chops Pan Seared and served with Mustard Cream Sauce over Chestnut Grains and Roasted Brussels Sprouts
S'more "Boo" de creme
Pear with blue cheese on mixed greens
Premium Reserve Pork Chops Pan Seared and served with Mustard Cream Sauce over Chestnut Grains and Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Always updating and elevating her understanding of her guests needs, Kara expanded her culinary offerings from once a month chef demos to full-scale classes and dinners, ranging from The Art of Risotto and Julia Childs Boeuf Bourguignon to Modern Lebanese and Classic American Summer Dinners.  Chef Kara is also available for private events including rehearsal dinners, micro weddings, and children and adult birthday parties.

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Wine glasses filled with red wine, with candles in the background, on a soft lit table
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Always updating and elevating her understanding of her guests needs, Kara expanded her culinary offerings from once a month chef demos to full-scale classes and dinners, ranging from The Art of Risotto and Julia Childs Boeuf Bourguignon to Modern Lebanese and Classic American Summer Dinners.  Chef Kara is also available for private events including rehearsal dinners, micro weddings and children & adult birthday parties.
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4 months ago

Join us at Kara’s Kitchen August Event: Saturday, August 3 @ 6:00 pm. Enjoy Kara’s Signature Crab Cakes at our elegant summer dinner!

You will enjoy your meal from our communal dining table ... See more

4 months ago

Join us for Kara's Kitchen Cooking Class - Cooking Basics.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 6 PM

Kara’s Kitchen intro cooking class covers a variety of basic, easy-to-master techniques. Chef Kara will ... See more

6 months ago

Tell me - what cooking classes or lessons would you like to see offered? What are you interested in learning about or how to do?

6 months ago
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Are you interested in cooking more or becoming a better cook? Get ready for some cooking classes later this summer!!!

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Speaker: Michael Pollan for RSA

6 months ago
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Bacon wrapped pork medallions over creamy grits with peach chutney. Great way to celebrate the Kentucky Derby! @hatfieldmeats #premiumreserve #pork #bacon #grits #peach #yummy #delish #chefkara ... See more

6 months ago

Chicken and Waffles with Bourbon Maple syrup and bourbon pickled jalapeños - a delicious appetizer to kick off our Kentucky Derby dinner. #chefkara #karaskitchen #yummy #delish #chickenandwaffles ... See more

6 months ago

Getting ready to celebrate the Kentucky Derby with a Southern Celebration dinner. Looking forward to welcoming our guests on Saturday. #chefkara #karaskitchen #kentuckyderby #southernfood #kentucky ... See more

6 months ago

Happy to announce Kara's Kitchen Kentucky Derby Viewing Party and Dinner is sold out!!! Stay posted for our next dinner this summer.

7 months ago
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Only a few spots left for Kara's Kitchen Kentucky Derby viewing party and dinner. Celebrate the 145th Run for the Roses with Mint Juleps and a Southern Celebration menu. Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 6 ... See more

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Check out the Culinary Calendar for up to date offerings and to book your event at Kara’s Kitchen.

You can also contact Chef Kara to inquire about booking a private event!