Catskill Cuisine

Featuring Renowned Chefs

Federico A López

Chef Federico A López He lives in Cancun, México since 2004, directing a group of companies: Taller Gourmet and Event Solutions; specializing in Events, Banquets, Catering, Gastronomic Training and Restaurant Management.He began his career being 15 years old in Mazatlán, Sinaloa. In 1988, he entered the Hotel Nikko Mexico as a culinary Trainee. In 1992 […]

Dale Talde

Dale Talde Chef Dale Talde is the host and producer of Tastemade’s All Up in Your Grill, and has competed twice on Top Chef, in season four in Chicago, and season eight, All-Stars in New York City. He also went back to the kitchen to compete on Top Chef Duels, and then returned in 2021 […]

Ayesha Nurdjaja

Ayesha Nurdjaja Ayesha Nurdjaja, Chef/partner + Culinary Director A Brooklyn native of Italian-Indonesian heritage, Ayesha Nurdjaja’s entrepreneurial spirit first led her topursue a business degree at Pace University. Shortly after receiving her degree, Ayesha realized foodwas her true passion and subsequently enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education. She worked herway up the ranks at […]

Cesare Casella

Cesare Casella Cesare Casella is an acclaimed restaurateur, consultant, author and educator based in New York. He is best known as the chef with the rosemary and is rarely without a small bouquet springing from his jacket pocket — a nod to his childhood in Tuscany, where rosemary grew wild For over 35 years, Chef […]

Melissa Ben-Ishay

Melissa Ben-Ishay Melissa Ben-Ishay is the co-founder and CEO of Baked by Melissa, the New York-based dessert company celebrated for its handcrafted bite-size cupcakes and treats. Since it was founded in 2008, Baked by Melissa has opened 14 retail locations in the New York City metropolitan area and beyond, and now ships its products nationwide. […]