I’m Roxanne, the Owner and Chef of Stillwater Catering and lover of a good party. I learned early on in life that a delicious meal can elevate any event, no matter how simple or grand. A burst of unexpected flavors can shape the mood of a party by sparking an appetite for adventure, comfort or joy.
I grew up in Juneau Alaska, where I learned to forage, fish, and utilize what the land provided. I watched my mother, grandmother, and aunts work magic in the kitchen and was drawn to the craft of creating delectable food. Berries, wild greens, seaweed, seafood, game and fowl became integral to my kitchen experiments.
Never wanting to plant my feet for long, I left Alaska for Southern California to begin a career in the field of travel and tourism. My experience packaging wholesale tour operations gave me an international opportunity to discover new cuisines and learn from local culinary experts. I followed that as a special events coordinator for The Walt Disney Company where I honed my skill in throwing the ultimate Hollywood parties.
But alas, it was time to turn my passion into a profession, so I went to a culinary institute and opened Stillwater Catering in 2011. Years of studying natural foods, local resources and popular food trends helped me to cultivate a powerful food philosophy: Positively-Free Food. Free of allergens, gluten, animal by-products, artificial flavoring and coloring, minimally processed ingredients. My expertise continues to evolve as I provide chef services to retreats where the client base requires strict protocols for those with high sensitivities.
I feel strongly that knowing where your food comes from is an invaluable part of promoting wellness, not only with your own health, but inside your community as well. I value the efforts of local food co-ops, family-owned groceries, and small organic farms. And I have witnessed how altering your diet can dramatically improve your health and well-being and I know that you never have to compromise flavor when eating well!
I also cook meat dishes in a range of international styles, including French, Middle Eastern, Asian, Indian and, of course, good old fashioned American. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, carnivore, or omnivore, I’m happy to help you create a memorable event full of rich, fresh flavor.
I am a thoughtful collaborator, so tell me your vision and I'll craft a menu that suits your palate. When we get that done, I'll offer a quote and establish a service contract to put your mind at ease. Then I will deliver a sumptuous culinary experience that will delight you and your guests..