Life gets in the way of life in NYC. Family, work and friends demand our time. Cooking doesn’t have to be yet another thing you need to do!

I can make life easier for you…Burnt Toast Kitchen NYC specializes in whole-food, spice-driven, vegetarian and vegan YOU centric cooking. I can come to your home to cook for you, or deliver meals if your prefer. I can also teach you the skills to cook for yourself, your family and friends.

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Are you a busy individual, couple, family who doesn’t have time or the desire to cook for yourself? Do you hate cooking, but still want home cooked meals? Are you a pregnant mom who doesn’t have time to cook? Or a new mom, overwhelmed with getting everything done? Do you want to learn to cook? Are you a vegetarian or vegan who is tired of having minimal options when you go out to eat? Do you have special dietary needs? Then Burnt Toast Kitchen NYC is for you!

Scroll down to the form in Working Together (or click link in menu) to contact me and get more information.

About Chef Kim

I thought I was going to save the world. I learned languages, traveled, worked in non-profits, worked at a foundation and made a difference. I got my master’s in international affairs. I lived abroad twice. And then I wasn’t so happy. What to do? Do what you love? But then you get tired of it and don’t love it anymore, right? I loved cooking. Could I, at almost age 40, start over and enter in the culinary world? Julia Child was 40 when she got her start. Well then, so could I.

I had been cooking probably since the age of eight when my mom let me make a meal. I found a recipe, she bought the ingredients, and I cooked it. Lamb stew. I don’t really remember how it was, but it was exciting for me to know that I was preparing something for the whole family. I would watch Julia Child, Martin Yan, and Jeff Smith during my summer vacations. This was in the 70s and 80s before the Food Network existed and you had to watch cooking shows on public television.

I was 14 years old when my sister and I became vegetarians. We cooked for ourselves, experimenting with recipes together. My mom would take us to the local health food store (there was only one near us on Staten Island in 1985), where we would buy ingredients. When in college, we’d create gourmet meals using only a microwave, toaster oven and hot plate!

My professional cooking began…

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Initial Consultation
20-minute phone consultation followed by a 90 minute consultion hour in person to discuss your needs and wants from Burnt Toast Kitchen NYC. Free.

Meal Preparation
Based on the initial consultation, I will cook the agreed upon combination of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and/or snacks. Depending on the quantity of meals desired, more than one visit may be necessary.

Meal Delivery
If the client prefers, meals will be delivered to your home ready to be heated or frozen.

Cooking Instruction
Knife skills, how to set up your kitchen for success, basic or advanced cooking skills, how to make a good meal based on what you have in your pantry/refrigerator at the moment and more.

Included in all services
Menu planning (up to two revisions), grocery shopping (actual or virtual), ingredient list if you are shopping, meal preparation, packaging and labeling of meals, and clean up.             

Extra Charges
Groceries, travel by taxi with groceries, cleaning fee if no dishwasher in house, containers.

My Food!

A sampling of dishes I’ve created over the years

Three Bean Salad (Green Beans, Yellow Wax Beans, Scarlet Runner Beans)

Vegan Collard Tamales with Rajas. Guacamole and Mango Salsa

Vegan Summer Rolls with a Peanut Dipping Sauce

Spinach Tofu Wontons with Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce

Mushroom Tofu Kebabs with Roasted Maple Shallot Pilaf

Curried Quinoa Salad with Dried Cranberries, Oranges and Basil

Sample menus

The culinary food world is our oyster mushroom, but here are a few dishes in my repertoire:


Lemon piccatta cauliflower steaks
Vegetable Paella
Vegetable strudel with curried cauliflower, potatoes and peas
Vegetarian pad thai with eggs or tofu
Spaghetti with marinara and eggplant “meatballs”


Carrot ginger bisque
Dilled mushroom barley
Spicy gazpacho
Endive rice with thyme
Chilled potato chive and garlic


Sesame carrots
Baked Zucchini, parsnip and potato pancakes
Stuffed sweet potatoes with smoked gouda and broccoli
Stuffed tomatoes with cous cous and herbs
Three bean salad with cilantro, lime and corn
Check out my FOOD! page for pictures of some of the above

Events and Classes

Come One! Come All!
Beats&BBQ (the Labor Day wind down edition).
Monday, September 2, 2019 3-Midnight.
Music, Dancing, Beautiful Backyard

Burnt Toast Kitchen NYC to provide veggie food
(free while supplies last with beverage purchase).

With each drink purchase, choice of

Portobello shawarma with eggplant babaghanoush, pickled daikon, red cabbage and herb salad,  pine nut yogurt sauce on flatbread

    With side:shepherd salad skewers 


Jackfruit bbq sandwiches on rolls with pickled cauliflower, romaine salad with a vegan creamy ranch dressing salad on potato roll
With side:corn on the cob with lemon oil and pico               fruta

See you there!

Burnt Toast Kitchen is providing FREE snacks at this open house from 2-6 (while supplies last)! Stop by to learn about the food coop, become a member, shop a little, eat some free yummy snacks!
Windsor Terrace Food Coop 825 Caton Avenue, BkNY, or F or G train to Fort Hamilton Parkway.

Happy Clients

Kim has been providing meals for our family for almost 4 years now. We think of her as the oil that makes our household run seamlessly. We are a family of two working parents, who wanted to find a way to sit down for dinner, every night, with our two daughters and eat a delicious and healthy meal together without stress. Kim makes it all happen. Every Monday
she fills our fridge for the week with a number of nutritious meals. We agree on the menu beforehand.  Kim knows our family well, knows what the girls love (also what they are allergic to) and what is more of a challenge for them.

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Barbara and Murali, clients for 5 years

Things I say

Working together…

Please give me an idea of what sort of services you are looking for. Weekly meal service or delivery? Special event? Cooking Class? I will contact you within one day of receiving your message. I look forward to working with you! Thanks!

Chef Kim 
Burnt Toast Kitchen NYC

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