MEET CHEF MELISSA 

 

I am not one of those lucky Chefs who knew from age 3 that I was destined to be a great Chef and a  master creator of the Culinary Arts.  I also didn't work in my previous generation's restaurants or follow in their footsteps creating a culinary legacy. 


I am a daughter of a German immigrant who struggled and succeeded in being an awesome Mom and Wife to an American Military Soldier. And although dinner was on the table every night at 6pm sharp while working from 9-5 Monday thru Friday, she had one major flaw:  

She was a terrible cook!


While struggling through my early 20's trying to find my identity, I found refuge in the Culinary Arts, I saw it at the time a way to hone a skill that will let me travel and survive a move back to Europe.  Plus I was totally amazed to find how good food can really be! 


But things changed right after, the Food Network was born and the food industry exploded leaving us average working Chefs

trying to survive and finding a place in this business where we can showcase our own  true passion and talents 


After 23 years working for upscale resort hotels in the Hyatt and Westin chains, I finally broke out on my own and opened my own business.  And it's here where my real adventure has started. 

Four years in business now and  Suncoast Cuisine is stronger than ever.  


Now read what others have to say about me on Google and Yelp


  




SUNCOAST CANTINA 


A Mexican Taco party in your home with add on  Margaritas or Sangria service.  My menu highlights traditional Mexican foods from across the country while keeping it North American friendly for everyone.  Classic Mexican recipes are available by special request.

 

MY SERVICE 

I provide upscale casual service in a relaxed beach atmosphere.  I am professional, friendly and accommodating even on bad hair days! 

After we decide on your menu, I will come to your kitchen with all the ingredients and tools and prepare your meal fresh in your home.  My service includes table or buffet service and full clean up of your kitchen.   

MY CUSTOMER

My customer is my family for the day and sometimes even longer.  I take pride in the food I cook and I love help making their special occasion even more memorable. 

​My customer comes from around the world and even invites me to their homes in Canada, around the US and Europe. Hopefully beyond one day!

MENUS 

Suncoast Cuisine and Chef Melissa  

WHO AM I? 

I AM A PROFESSIONAL CHEF BRINGING 27 YEARS OF DEDICATION AND LOVE OF FOOD AND SERVICE TO YOUR  DINING ROOM TABLE.  

ANY DAY  BRUNCH 


My brunches are creative, artsy, and classic with A Lot to choose from.  My menu is designed to give you a Brunch experience you will not forget.  Complete it with a Chef Inspired Bloody Mary Bar, Sangria service or Brunch cocktail to start your day off right.


COASTAL CUISINE 

My main menu is a culinary fusion of French Mediterranean softened up with a little American.    It in includes Small Bites or Appetizers, Main Courses and Desserts offered in an individually plated or buffet style. 

3 or 4 courses and Tasting menus Available. 

  

SUNCOAST LOW COUNRY BOIL 

A super casual great way to celebrate being on the West Coast of Florida.  This menu is custom designed using all the freshest Seafood from the Gulf of Mexico and more.  Enjoy it presented on platters or just thrown out on paper!  

Clams, Mussels, Crab, Lobster, Shrimp, fresh Fish and more! 

All accompanied with homemade sauces, corn on the cob, Andouille sausage and Chef Melissa's homemade Key Lime Pie! 


MY BACKGROUND

I have been a Chef for 27 years in restaurants, hotels and banquet style businesses.   I have trained with many amazing Chefs from around the world and I've learned what to do and what not to do.  Now I'm here in my own business as my own boss 

telling myself what to do and I love it!