(PRWEB) July 22, 2005
From the celebrated culinary city of San Francisco to the renowned dining of the Pacific Northwest, Chef John Payne now brings his talents of the kitchen to Seattle's number one gourmet home delivery service, Delicious Planet. Under the title of Executive Chef, Payne will work closely with nutritionist and founder, Randi Carter, to prepare dinner, lunch and breakfast menu items worthy of praise in any fine dining establishment.
"We are thrilled to have John join us at Delicious Planet," said Randi Carter, "John is a rare culinary talent and we are extremely pleased to have him create healthy menus for our clients."
Sharing a passion for organic living and maintaining a healthy diet, Payne is a perfect fit for Delicious Planet's philosophy of using only the highest quality ingredients and organic fresh whole foods in all menu offerings. Prior to his recent engagement with Delicious Planet, Payne led a team of culinary experts as Executive Sous Chef at Woodinville's prominent restaurant The HerbFarm. At the HerbFarm Restaurant, Payne furthered his expertise serving under the famed Executive Chef Jerry Traunfeld whose innovative multi-course menus and expertise in the subject of culinary herbs has garnered national attention in publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Fortune, and a variety of television and radio programs including Martha Stewart Living and The Food Network.
"I am pleased to take my culinary craft to another level with Delicious Planet," said John Payne, "we are developing healthy dining options for people who desire and appreciate good food and who see home delivery as a way to have a balanced meal without having to prepare it themselves or dine out."
When he's not collaborating with Carter on designing a delectable yet fit menu, Payne may often be sighted at the local farmers' markets selecting fresh greens, vegetables, fruits and meats for his next tempting creation.
Sample menu items from their combined inspiration include such tempting dishes as, Honey Coriander Chicken, Pork Chili Verde, North African Sausage & Lentil Soup, Spicy Cucumber Mint Couscous, and Breakfast Hash. (Sample menu attached or to view the entire menu visit; http://www.delicious-planet.com ).
About Delicious Planet
An enthusiast of good health and an enjoyable lifestyle, Delicious Planet's founder and nutritionist, Randi Carter, began the company in 1998 as a Personal Chef service cooking in people's homes. Nearly 100 percent of Delicious Planet's foods are organic and it is Seattle's only gourmet delivery company. Carter's mission and the foundation of Delicious Planet are to provide its clients with nutritious, high-fiber, low-fat, and flavorful foods that may be enjoyed amongst the comfort of home and pleasure of friends or family. In addition to the desirability of Delicious Planet's gourmet catering service, Carter takes her calling one step further and aims to educate her clients on the benefits of healthy eating along the way.
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