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Cooking Classes, Catering & Personal Chef Services


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I absolutely love what I do, and cannot wait to create a custom meal just for you!

Meet The Chef

Hi! I'm Melissa, and I like to put a personal touch on all that I do, hence the name 'Via Melissa'.

I'm a natural born recipe developer, that's been cooking for as long as I can remember.  I attended a culinary program along the way to hone up my skills and technique. 

Whether you are looking for a traditional hearty meal, or a lighter, healthier feast (sans gluten & dairy) I've got you covered!  My services range from cooking classes to event catering & being your personal chef for a night (or longer!).

Some past events include: baby showers, corporate cooking classes, Sweet 16's, bachelorette parties, cooking demos & summer BBQ's.


Feel free to review my sample menu's on here, and contact me for additional dish inquiries.  

PS -Did I mention I've been on Dr. Oz, and have developed recipes for numerous websites & publications?  


Personal Chef Services

A plated meal + dessert + serving & cleanup

Cooking Classes

Learn a new app + entree + side dish & dessert in your own kitchen


You choose your favorite foods, I’ll assemble a divine menu


Sample Seasonal Menu

Flavors of Fall

Cranbury infused salad w/ mixed greens, apple, mixed nuts & celery

Turkey chili over cauliflower rice

Roasted 21 spice Brussel Sprouts

Vanilla mashed sweet potatoes w/ pecans and coconut flakes

Orange Pumpkin Muffins


Melissa is amazing! Her recipes were exactly what I wanted and so delicious. She listened to all my requests, needs, and lifestyle. She has been phenomenal. It's been a pleasure working with her. If you are able to work with her, jump on the opportunity! 

Jenn A., Brooklyn, NY

Melissa was great! The food was delicious. She cleaned up everything and it was a pleasure having her. I definitely recommend.

Emily L., NYC

Excellent information - food was DELICIOUS looking forward to another cooking experience with you.

Jane H., Huntington, NY

Have Questions?

Tel: 646-734-9020  |  Email:


Tell me a little about your event so I can begin the creation process

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Vias Kitchen - catered pic
Almond Butter Cups
Vias Kitchen - Fish Tacos
Veg-Turkey burgers w/ Green Goddess
Salmon w/ dill dijon sauce
Spaghetti squash w/ brussel sprouts
Lemon Poppy Dessert Balls
Brunch Avo toast & Chicken Salad
Kale salad w/ tahini
Lamb Dinner
Mini crab cakes
shrimp skewers
scallops with risotto
fruit skewars
cilantro corn quinoa
mango cod with asparagus
Sweet Potato Fries
Veggie platter with hummus & guac
Fruit Platter
Boho themed baby shower
Chocolate protein balls
Split Pea Soup
Dill Chicken Salad on coconut wrap
Quinoa burger w/ mango chutney
Lemon Paprika Asparagus
Quinoa w/ diced vegies & cilantro
Chocolate mousse w/ fresh fruit
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