Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Ally Stephens – owner and head chef of Season to Taste! This amazing woman not only has an amazing entrepreneurial spirit, but is also one of the best chefs in Vail Valley.
It’s no surprise that Ally has built a successful business and created beyond thrilled clients given her discerning palate and passion for food span back to a very young age.
Ally not only grew up learning about food origins and ingredients, but she also spent hours in the kitchen with her mom, who owned a catering business. Even then, Ally recognized that meals weren’t just about fueling the body or tasting good, but that they had a lot to do with the gathering of loved ones and creating special memories.
Today, Ally runs Season to Taste – a culinary business focused around personal chef services, cooking classes, interactive dinners (yes, you get to help her make the meal in your very own kitchen) and meal prep offerings.
While most of the personal chef services are centered around in-home dining, she also provides services for bridal showers, bachelorette parties and other special, intimate gatherings.
And if providing great food to the community wasn’t enough, Ally launched a new portion of Season to Taste this past summer – offering cooking classes to kids between the ages of 5-14. “It was so exciting to work with these kids! Seeing them get excited about not only food, but healthy food and cooking technique, was so much fun,” shared Ally.
Given the summer program’s success, she said it’ something she’ll probably offer Summer 2019, so if you’re interested, make sure to get in touch with her sometime in the new year.
When we asked Ally to share one of the things she loves most about doing what she does, she shared with us that she receives immense joy seeing her clients enjoy her food while laughing, celebrating and creating lifelong memories.
Another aspect of Ally’s business we really appreciate is that she focuses on healthy and seasonal ingredients and preparations.
“I love created dishes around the seasons and locally grown and raised ingredients. Seasonal food not only tastes better, but it’s great knowing that I’m supporting other local businesses by buying directly from them,” said Ally.
We can definitely attest to the fact that Ally creates amazing food. PCW’s marketing manager Samantha Tino has experienced her creations first hand. Here’s what she had to say…
“We use her service when our schedules are simply overloaded or I am out of town on business, and I want to ensure that my family eats healthy while I am away. I love her food choices and her preparation! She is amazingly talented. I feel lucky to have her help our family!”
With the holidays right around the corner, we know that things can get busy. Don’t let holiday shopping or guests in town stop you from having a wonderful meal with those you love this holiday season.
If you want to dine your own home, but need a little help, reach out to Ally.
Currently, she has a bit more availability left through the new year!
And, we guarantee that she’ll not only create a lovely, wonderfully tasting meal, but also memories that you and your family and friends will cherish for the years to come!