About Artist/Chef/Model Kara Quick
" To continue to explore and push the limits on learning about my creative and innovative talents and passions”
Passionate, creative and curious, Chef Kara Quick will bring the meaning of flavour into your life. Starting in her home kitchen at the age of 12, she continues to learn, grow and execute her belief that food is life. Kara attended a small culinary program, taught by former CIA and Johnson and Wales graduates, and began working in fine dining kitchens, as well as yacht provisions, off premise catering, private luxury events, as well as Festival and Concession work. Currently, Kara is searching for her next new venture and running her business, Opulence By K.Lee, an upscale private dining and catering service.
With fierce drive and ambition. I'm very passionate about my careers because I am a true artist at heart. If I can't create, what else is there to do? I love working with fine foods, all cuisines and always am willing to try! Traveling throughout my life has exposed me to many different ways of life and cuisine and I feel this has helped me immensely with my career. 9 years ago, while still in school, I started as a dishwasher and have come a long way with a lot of hard work. As I've always been an entrepreneur at heart, one day I hope to build my brand into an empire with many avenues. This is just the beginning and I can't wait!!
I have also started exploring my artistic abilities in design/drawing/painting and am currently pursuing this avenue. Eager to learn and have a passionate curiosity!
I have a deep profound love for gourmet produce, seafood, desserts, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Food, but love to learn anything new, anytime! A chef never stops learning!
Highlights of my kitchen career:
-Cooked for Emeril LaGasse and Robert Irvine
-Worked with Lindsay from Top Chef Texas
-I've helped run many off premise events including luxury real estate events and other high end clients.
-Sony US Open suites kitchen Garde manger
-Exec Chef on a 400 passenger commercial Yacht
-Art Basel Miami- Design Miami 2014 Perrier Jouet VIP Lounge including an event for Andre 3000
-Created a menu for a Celebrity Thanksgiving Charity Event in NYC
-Many Professional Athlete guests in NY
-2015 SOBE Food and Wine Fest Andrew Zimmern Event
-Brand Ambassador work for Oprah, Steve Aoki, Pavan Liquor, Silk’n and more major brands
AND MANY MORE AMAZING WORK OPPORTUNITIES!