“He has an intuitive understanding of food and wine pairings. He is able to maintain the integrity of each flavor while elevating the components of the dish.”
Michelle Higgins, Author
Taste Treasure Valley
With Chef John Vlandis as your private chef
Dishes that balance color and play with texture
Always seasonal ingredients
farmers market fresh
Hire Chef John for Your Next. . .
1. Private Dinner
Have Chef John Vlandis cook for you and your guests at your next private lunch or dinner.
2. Lunch’s on the go
Headed out and need extra special touch on your lunches? Contact Chef John Vlandis for details.
3. Winery Event
Thoroughly experienced with pairing wine and food, Chef John Vlandis is a great choice to cook at your winery. Ask for details.
Samples from the kitchen
Lightly Smoked & Roasted Prime Eye of Ribeye
Grilled Ribeye Cap, Little Farms Fingerlings, Nantes Carrots, Tokyo Turnips, Cabernet Sauvignon Jus
Free Range Chicken
Grilled Trumpet Mushrooms, Crispy Hand Rolled Gnocchi, Natural Jus
Summer Heirloom Tomatoes, Sourdough Croutons, Vella Dry Jack, Kalamata Olives Fennel, Roasted Peppers, Basil, Balsamic Vinaigrette
Smoked Salmon on Potato Pancake
Crème Fraîche & Caviar
Styles influenced from Italy, and the Mediterranean, France, and California
Chef John Vlandis cooks with organic ingredients whenever possible, often incorporating herbs and vegetables from his own garden. He makes everything—stocks, sauces, condiments, breads and more—from scratch, so he can control the quality and flavors of his cuisine.
John is especially passionate about pairing food with wine, a skill he fine-tuned during his four years as Executive Chef of the Hess Collection Winery. His food features flavors and dishes that complement wine, rather than compete with it. Chef John’s talent for creating memorable dining experiences is only surpassed by his love and passion for the food he creates.