Menu Design

Developing an enticing and exciting menu of dishes is the corner stone of a successful culinary experience.

Key to this goal is developing a keen understanding of the audience, their expectations, and the raison d’être of the establishment–big or small, fancy or no frills, and in a five star resort or even on wheels. Beyond that it is important to be a generalist with a fundamental knowledge of a variety of world foods, industry connections to source product, and knowledgeable about kitchen and staff logistics and capabilities to bring a menu to life. I have curated these skills and tempered them in the heat of kitchens and fine dining establishments large and small. It is this value that I bring to each menu I design.

I invite you to contact me if you are considering having your menu designed or a current menu updated. The first step starts with a call to discuss the possibilities and options available to create something unique, fitting, and exciting.

The needs and scope of each menu design are entirely unique. Estimated pricing will be established once I have a full understanding of the desired culinary experience. At the end of the day, it is important that the patrons have an incredible experience and the owners have a menu that is cost effective, efficient, flexible, and tailored.

Each menu I design includes standardized recipes, a menu bible including specific instructions on proper preparation, portioning, plating, and a photograph of the finished dish. Training of staff on particular techniques regarding menu and recipes is available if required.

I look forward to hearing from you.

- Chef Östen