Guia's Culinary Creations
Guia studied culinary arts at the respected Joliet Junior College Culinary Arts school. That, along with a lifetime of cooking and entertaining, polished her talent at creating savory delights. Although her background is in Asian cooking, she particularly enjoys preparing European dishes, and over the years has developed a culinary brand of her own. She is especially skilled at seafood dishes, and regularly meets the needs of those on vegetarian or restricted diets. Over the years, Guia has incorporated understanding of nutrition into the food she prepares. She avoids cooking with hydrogenated oils, normally substitutes honey or other natural sweeteners for sugar, and uses sea salt. Whenever possible, ingredients are harvested directly from our organic garden.
Guia specializes in gourmet dishes, seafood dishes, sauces, soups, appetizers, and desserts. She also has extensive experience with vegetarian, vegan, and non-gluten menu choices.
Here is a small sampling of Guia's creations......
These avocado slices surround a bed of raspberries and blackberries.
Presentation is an important component of Guia's culinary creations.
Shrimp served for a group event.
Spinach - Bacon Salad
With spring spinach from our garden.
A colorful display of melons, cherries, kiwi, and mango.
Pasta - Spinach Soup
A baked Filipino delicacy packed with meat and veggies.
These appetizers include cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and pita bread.
Guia carved these ducks from red delicious apples.
Guia enjoys using flowers as a central cake decoration.
Decorated deviled egg
Honey Bee Birthday Cake
A favorite Filipino noodle dish served at every party.
This heart shaped tiramisu was served at a Valentines Day dinner.
Tortilla shells filled with veggies and cheese, then rolled into a tube and sliced into individual servings.
This was one of Guia's class projects while in culinary arts school at Joliet Junior College.
Filled with cream cheese
With mini-cream puffs