Meet Chef Virginia Miller
I’m a classically trained chef, born and raised in North Carolina. I always knew I had a deep love for the ocean. During my summers as an undergrad at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, I worked in an oceanfront resort on Wrightsville Beach. It was there I discovered my love for the hospitality industry and grew to know that attending culinary school would be my next big adventure…I bought a pair of snow boots and ski coat and headed to Johnson & Wales University in Denver, CO. Learning classical French culinary techniques and baking helped me discover my passion for food and nutrition. After graduation, I returned to North Carolina to apply my knowledge and skills in an a variety of restaurant kitchens, including fine dining, bakeries, and event catering. I later moved to the Outer Banks, and for 5 years my husband and I ran the Cape Hatteras Bed and Breakfast in Buxton. Our deep commitment to ensuring our guests had a scrumptious, hot breakfast and a fabulous stay was honored by the TripAdvisor Excellence award for five consecutive years. I emphasize local, organic ingredients in all my menus and obsess about the small details that make an ordinary meal extraordinary. Nourishing food is at the center of every creation. Feeding the soul is the true test of a good meal. It’s my pleasure to share a table with you.
We believe in the art of gathering. We recognize food is highly personal. And that you want to impress your guests with inspiring dishes made from fresh, honest ingredients that taste good. And you’re not willing to compromise on the details. You also recognize it’s the table where memories are made. More than recounting the day’s events, forging a special partnership, or celebrating the milestones of life, food brings us together to share special experiences. At Modern Coastal Cookery, we cook meals for the moments that matter.
Hire a Personal Chef
Be at the party, not in the kitchen.What if you could skip to right to the good stuff, engaging conversation over glass of wine, “remember that time when…,” and the realization that gathering together is the best part of the meal? A good meal is about being comfortable. Food is meant to be shared with those we love, experienced with all the senses, evoke old memories and create new ones that last a lifetime. It’s time to hand over the reins.
Hire a Personal Chef for Your Party
Want a hassle-free meal your guests will be talking about for months? We’re accepting bookings for intimate dinner parties, family meals at your oceanfront vacation rental, bridal events from bridal luncheons and picnics to wedding rehearsal dinners for up to 75 guests, and small corporate catering events.No matter the occasion – big or small – it’s the experiences shared with people we love that make a meal special
Impress Friends and Family with a Gourmet Meal in Your Home
You’re planning a marvelous meal with the people you care most about. The guest list is set. There’s only one problem, you haven’t got a clue how to cook, serve, and cleanup a meal that people will go gaga for. Why not let Chef Virginia and her staff take care of it all?
Be the Host. Not the Cook.
Whether cooking for dinner for 2 or gathering of 75, we want to make your event memorable. Sharing a meal with someone is one of the greatest gifts you can give. Chef Virginia is a great hostess, sets the mood with gorgeous food, and ushers in the party. Essentially, you create the hashtag, we’ll supply the instagram-worthy dishes.We deliver your dream party to your doorstep. You choose a menu, we shop and prepare the highest-quality ingredients and with our full service package, we’ll even set the table and serve your guests. We’ll take care of everything, from helping you select the most decadent dishes to impress your friends and family to cleaning up the dishes.
Dinners done! You’re totally hands off and engaging with your guests at the table from the moment dinner begins. The stories and wine flow freely, you get to be a part of every moment, including gushing over the food. Meanwhile, Chef Virginia has put away the leftovers, washed the dishes, and slipped out the door.