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Passion for the Palate is a full-service catering company based out of New York City, providing special event catering/planning, as well as personal chef services, with a chic and swanky flair. We cater everything from romantic dinners for two, to corporate luncheons, upscale cocktail parties and extravagant weddings. Mastering elegance and satisfying taste buds all in one sitting takes vision, hard work, sophistication and organization. Passion for the Palate provides all this and more!

The Passion for the Palate team is professional, creative, fashion forward and “spicy.” We specialize in creating stylish events and experiences, while leaving you speechless at just how good the food really is. All of our chefs are top culinary graduates and have worked under the mentorship of some of the country’s most prestigious award winning chefs and foodies. We take pride in providing our clients with a one-of-a-kind experience and do so with the knowledge and expertise of good food, impeccable presentation, and unprecedented customer service.

It’s all about presenting diversity through food and the presenting an absolute work of art on their plate. This is the goal of Passion for the Palate.

Kimberly VanKline

Who is Celebrity Chef Kimberly VanKline? 

Chef Kimberly VanKline was born at the crossroads of haute cuisine and comfort food.

Her grandmother, a product of the Harlem Renaissance and a well-traveled, classically-trained chef,  saw talent in the young Van Kline, and taught her both Continental/French cuisine, as well as traditional Southern cooking from a very young age. By the time Chef VanKline launched her catering company, “PASSION FOR THE PALATE”,  in 2009 she had been cooking and perfecting recipes for more than 30 years.

Chef VanKline’s time as chef at Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant Jean Georges NYC became the springboard for her unique style and innovative use of elements from all culinary disciplines: the attention to detail, fresh, quality ingredients, and sophistication of  haute cuisine, with the relaxed richness, complexity and intense flavors of her Harlem roots.

“PASSION FOR THE PALATE ”  was an immediate success, purely via word-of-mouth.

Illustrious clients include Oscar & Grammy-winning artist Common,  (Rapper/Actor); Arthur Sulzberger,  (NY Times CEO); Ronald Lauder, ( Estee Lauder CEO);   Stacy London,  (TLC’s What Not to Wear); Steve Harvey, (Celebrity TV/Radio show host);  The NBC Network, VH1’s Love & Hip Hop New York, Design Within Reach, Black Enterprise Magazine, The Lexus Corp, Bronner Brothers, Shannon’s Share Foundation, William & Park, (and a family with royal ties).

With a line of seasonings and her first cookbook in the works, Chef VanKline is fast-tracking her trajectory as a rising star in the culinary universe and the art of living well. Chef VanKline has  appeared on television as a contestant on ABC’s “The Taste” as well as The Food Network TV series “Beat Bobby Flay.”