Professional Chef's Corner


     Melissa is our newly featured private chef and owner of Enliven Personal Chef Services. We welcome her catering and personal chef expertise  within our community to residents and visitors of Manatee and Sarasota Counties. She brings over 20 years of experience and hard work to your doorstep with her professional and yet stress free attitude.

Her custom menus are brought to you only after careful consideration of your specific dietary needs, and budget. Whether your specific needs include allergy restrictions, health considerations or you are  just a natural born food lover, Melissa will bring the very best to your table.

Enliven specializes in small intimate gatherings or specialty services hosted in your home or choice of venue.

Many visitors and locals enjoy having Melissa prepare delicious at home meals that are neatly packed with recommended reheating instructions included.

Visitors on Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Siesta Key many times want to just relax in their vacation home during their visit here. Simply let Melissa plan, prepare and serve your upscale or casual meal while you do what you came here to do.... relax and enjoy your family and friends!

She  only uses the very best ingredients from our local sustainable food sources.

Her food is 100% homemade including all the condiments, breads and desserts.

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