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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Services

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

Classes

class schedule: February-April 2020

FEBRUARY
Tuesday, February 11, 6:30-9:30pm
Vegan Valentine Sweets 
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Come and honor MY favorite Holiday with or without your sweetie and make Vegan chocolate truffles and Crispy Aquafaba kisses (they’re pink!)
$100 per person

Click link to purchase tickets via credit card
https://veganvalentinesweets.bpt.me


For other forms of payment, please contact me through the form on the Working Together page on my website.

Sunday, February 29 12:00-3:00pm
Leap Day Brunch Cooking Class

Come celebrate on a day that happens only once every four years.We’ll have a little bit of sweet, a little bit of savory and a brunch drink! (probably with a bit of an international flair – cuz thats how Burnt Toast Kitchen NYC rolls!)
$100 per person

Click link below to purchase tickets via credit card:
https://leapdaybrunchcookingclass.bpt.me

For other payment options contact me through the form on the Working Together page on my website.

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MARCH
Tuesday, March 10 6:30-9:30pm
Simple Stocks(and soups)
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Stock doesn’t have to be a long, drawn out and complicated thing. Learn to make easy stocks which result in a flavorful end dish!
$100 per person

Click link below to purchase tickets via credit card:
https://veganstocksandsoups.bpt.me/

For other payment options contact me through the form on the Working Together page on my website.


Friday, March 27 6:30-9:30pm
Spring has Sprung! Fresh Pasta with simple sauces

Learn to make fresh pasta. And some simple vegetable based sauces!
$100 per person

Click link below to purchase tickets via credit card:

https://freshpastaandsauces.bpt.me


For other payment options contact me through the form on the Working Together page on my website.

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APRIL
Wednesday, April 1 6:30-9:30pm
April Ful’s (Fool’s) Day Cooking Class 

In honor of April 1, come learn to make Ful Medames and Pita bread!
$100 per person

Click link below to purchase tickets via credit card:

https://aprilfulsday.bpt.me


For other payment options contact me through the form on the Working Together page on my website.
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Class Location: Purple Kale Kitchenworks, 250 44th Street, (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues) Sunset Park, Brooklyn  R to 44th Street. Free street parking after 6pm and all day on the weekends,

Cancellation Policy:
There are no refunds. Feel free to transfer to someone else, or you can use for another class!

Events

Saturday, April 25 1:00-4:00pm
Open House!

Come celebrate my birthday with me and See what Burnt Toast Kitchen NYC can do (Fun free samples and food for sale) Raffles and prizes too!


(no charge to attend, but fun stuff to buy and sample!)

Click link below to RSVP and get travel directions and more information:

https://openhousersvp.bpt.me

For questions, please contact me through the form on the Working Together page on my website

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… Read more “Barbara and Murali, clients for 8 years

Barbara and Murali, clients for 8 years

It was a wonderful night and now I am having it for lunch! Excellent for all those interested in trying vegan cooking.  

Adrienne, attendee- Global One-Pot Dinners Class,November 13, 2019

Kim prepared dinner for 6 at our apartment. It was a wonderful experience being able to entertain without actually cooking. The food tasted great and was interesting… Read more “George and Sarah, Hosts for dinner for six at their home, Friday, November 1, 2019”

George and Sarah, Hosts for dinner for six at their home, Friday, November 1, 2019

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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
burnttoastkitchennyc@gmail.com
718.314.8527


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