OneGreatChef founder, Chef Maureen Lisi found her calling in food. After years working in food as a job to support her love of the theatre, Chef Lisi was invited to Italy where the libretto she wrote for an opera was to be performed. Italy was transformative for Chef Lisi. It was there she learned that food was her theatre, opera and life's avocation.  Chef Lisi furthered her education upon her return to America, graduating with honors from the California Culinary Academy and earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management from New England Culinary Institute.

Chef Lisi has worked as an executive chef, a private chef, a corporate chef, a chef instructor  with Le Cordon Bleu and Columbus Culinary Institute at Bradford where her areas of specialization included authentic international cuisines,  catering, garde manger and butchery.  Chef Lisi continues to create, cook and teach with her own company working  with the most accomplished like-minded Chefs and Hospitality Professionals.

We chose to work with professional, classically trained chefs and hospitality professionals who are devoted to surpassing our guests', students' and clients' expectations.   Our goal is to offer the finest in catering options: unique, personalized events, a wide variety of classes and access to culinary and hospitality expertise.  We continuously study and research to stay abreast of developments in our industry to continue delivering excellence.

Every one of our team keeps our singular goal of excellence in our minds, hearts and hands while working on behalf of our clients, guests and students.

OneGreatChef serves sites in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Southern California and destinations abroad. We offer a full range of services including Catering, Event Planning, 
Culinary Education for the Consumer and Professional,
Corporate Catering,  Product Research, Restaurant Consulting, Culinary Travel and Writing. For over two decades, OneGreatChef has shared a passion to deliver excellence in food, hospitality and service to our guests, clients and students.

Why Choose OneGreatChef

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Whether catering, event planning, culinary education, food safety and sanitation,  culinary research, culinary travel or writing:  
all you need is... OneGreatChef!