Culinary Instruction

Learn to cook like a pro! Chef Tara works with all chefs-in-training no matter your skill level to show you how to prepare some of the most delicious meals to suit your palate.  Whether you need private instruction or want to do it in a group setting – Chef Tara will design a meal plan to fit your needs. From novice to foodie – all are welcome!

Private Chef

When you’re planning the perfect occasion, do you factor in all the prep time it takes to prepare the perfect meal? We do! Take some of your day back with Chef Tara’s personal chef services.  Whether it’s a special occasion or you just want a great meal in your own home with none of the hassle of cooking it yourself – we have got you covered!


Congratulations on your big day! Catering by Tara is here to alleviate the stress of catering services. We customize each and every menu to suit your particular needs. The level of personal attention that we provide will supersede any in the business. With over 23 years’ experience on your side, you can rest assured that your special day will be handled with professionalism and effortless efficiency, oh and deliciousness!  Look no further than Chef Tara for your wedding day cuisine.

Private Events

Chef Tara provides full-service catering for private events in Mecklenburg county and surrounding counties.  Put your event in the hands of professionals with customized menus, dedicated staff, and themed dishes.  Whether you need delicious appetizers, savory entrees, or delectable desserts, we can provide the menu to “wow” your guests!  Call us today and let us make your event delicious!

Custom Menu Planning

We create customized menus for each and every client.  No two meals or events are ever the same!  We pride ourselves in designing meals that range from very specialized for specific dietary needs to delicious treats that everyone can enjoy.  We have found that combining different cuisines can create some delightful experiences and we welcome the challenge at each and every event.