Staten Island's First Sustainable Catering & Private Chef Service
Welcome to Simply Honest Kitchen! Staten Island's healthy catering choice.
Located in Staten Island, NY we are a full service, off- site catering and event planning company that specializes in creating wholesome, sustainable dishes that taste great and are great for you. Whether you or your guests are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo or eat EVERYTHING under the sun, our mission is to provide our clients with delicious and satisfying cuisine made with the highest quality (organic, grass-fed, pastured, non-GMO, never processed, seasonal) ingredients we can get our hands on!
Meet Cara Lanzi, the proud Owner & Executive Chef of Simply Honest Kitchen, As a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, the leader in health supportive culinary education, Cara honed her culinary skills and learned how to merge a diverse range of cuisines with health as the common thread. With her passion of cooking for a purpose, Simply Honest Kitchen was born. Chef Cara loves her hometown of Staten Island, NY and recognized that the borough has a greater need in having accessibility to sustainable and organic foods. Whether your goal is to overall health improvement or you’re looking to treat an illness with food as medicine, Simply Honest Kitchen will easily meet and exceed all of your needs and expectations. To learn how to prepare more health supportive meals for you and your family, have weekly in-home meal preparation or cater a large scale party or small dinner party, contact us for a free consultation!
Feel free to contact us to get started on menu planning for your event and to receive a free quote!
“We really wanted to thank you again for the fabulous job the other night. Everyone was raving about the food! You know how stressed I was over everything and you really made the night go seamlessly. Even before that, all of our emails and comments and questions were addressed right away during the whole planning process. You were such a pleasure to work with and the end result speaks for itself. Thank you again for making the first party we threw turn out exactly as we planned!!”
Danielle & Dimitri S.
“I believe I was Cara Lanzi’s very first customer, when she was just finishing up at the Natural Gourmet Institute. She catered out wedding in NJ in October 2013. She gave us numerous menu options for each category (appetizers, entrees, etc.) She was very mindful of any dietary restrictions of our guests, as well as our personal preferences. The dishes were creative and unique, flavorful and healthful. We and our guests had an exceptional banquet, which was prepared and served in a professional manner. No one could believe it was Cara’s first catering job. I have since recommended her company to several relatives who were also very happy with the cuisine and service! I will definitely hire her again.”
“I wanted to let you know the catered dinner you created on Saturday was so delish and yummy! It brought the Pinot’s Palette experience to the next level with a healthy, delicious, and high-quality dinner to serve to some of my favorite people in the world! They all were impressed with the menu, especially my vegetarian friend. Everyone enjoyed the food. I was so happy! I also liked how well you organized everything, it was easy to set up and serve. I look forward to having future dining and personal chef experiences with you in the future. You can definitely help me with my cooking skills!”
“The Simply Honest Kitchen team prepared a St. Patricks Day Feast at our home for 70 guests. The food was fresh, beautifully presented, delicious and creative for the theme of the party. The apple crisp with Jameson whipped cream and Guinness braised grass-feed Irish beef stew, just to name a few, were big hits with our guests. I would recommend SHK for your next event and look forward to hiring them in the future.”
“Cara and Simply Honest Kitchen did an amazing job catering my bridal shower. The food was perfect for the luncheon event, and everyone was so happy with the delicious and unique food, as well as the lovely presentation! Perfect! ”