A Lifelong Passion for Food & Fine Cooking . . .
Chef Karen Docimo is the owner of Karen's Chef de Jour Personal Chef Service. Her longstanding dedication to the culinary arts came to her naturally, growing up
with the rich scents of Italian mother's and grandmother's fine cooking. Indeed, many of the delicious Italian specialties
that Chef Karen cooks today are family recipes handed down through tradition and cooked in her mother's kitchen in Philadelphia.
When Karen decided to pursue her passion as a profession, she first joined Abruzzi's Catering, preparing food for
fine parties and events large and small.
. . . Leads to a New Career and New Business
2000 Chef Karen decided to strike out on her own, training at the United States Personal Chef Institute and opening
the doors of Karen's Chef du Jour Personal Chef Service upon completion . She became a Certified Personal Chef
in 2003. Chef Karen's uncompromising dedication to her client's needs, along with her delicious meals, quickly gained Karen's
Chef du Jour a loyal and broadbased clientele. To meet their requests for even more of her wonderful food, the company's
service offerings were expanded over time to include cooking classes and custom gourmet catering.
. . . And to a Full Immersion in the Culinary World
the passage of time, Chef Karen has broadened her experience to go beyond the service offerings of Karen's Chef du Jour.
Assignments as a food stylist with QVC and Bon Appetit Magazine have allowed her to work with the art of food presentation.
In addition to cooking classes offered through Karen's Chef du Jour, Chef Karen develops recipes and curricula, and conducts
culinary classes at local kitchen stores including Williams Sonoma and Kitchen Kapers. Chef Karen was a founding
instructor and a lead trainer for Inspired Chef/Inspired Teams the cooking class division of Whirlpool. She has
also served as a Culinary Specialist for KitchenAid, frequently conducting key product demonstrations for consumers and
trainings for Kitchen Aid Product Specialists throughout the United States.