New Personal Chef Service Adds to the Flavor in Bellmore
The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony earlier this month in celebration of welcoming Lia Soscia, Personal Chef and owner of Home Cooking Consultant Personal Chef Service, to the community and their membership.
Soscia has been cooking for almost 30 years for friends and family. Having grown up with her Italian grandparents, she had much exposure to good home-cooked food, and spent most of her childhood working on new culinary creations. After graduating Hofstra University with a degree in Music Business (Soscia is a professional soprano and still sings with the Bel Canto Chorale in Wantagh), she spent over 20 years in various jobs. Every free moment during that time, though, was spent scouring new cookbooks, preparing meals for family holidays and friends, and learning about regional foods in her travels throughout the country.
She started the company as a way to extend her cooking talents to others.
"It's very energizing to finally focus on a long time passion and be able to share my love for food with others," said Soscia. "Corporate America, to me, was so uncreative and stressful. Continuing my chef studies, cooking for others, and giving lessons to those eager to learn new techniques, has given me a great sense of well-being and a chance to enjoy living and meeting interesting people."
Her services include home meal preparation, cooking lessons & parties, recipe research, modifications and testing, personal cookbook publishing, and kitchen organization & design consultation. She was recently certified in Serv Safe food safety by the NY Restaurant Association, and has also received a certificate from the Wilson Tech School in Dix Hills for Professional Culinary Arts & Catering. Soscia has also studied under Long Island's Chef Armand Vanderstigchel and is looking forward to continuing her culinary studies well into the future.
Chef Lia Soscia is available for free personal chef consultations by calling (516) 826-3169 or you may visit her on the web at www.cheflia.com.