I was recently introduced to Local Personal Chef and Small-Event Caterer Pamela Steger, Owner and Operator of Steger’s Chiffonade, currently serving the San Marcos, TX area providing high-quality, homemade food for a variety of occasions and events.
I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to sample quite a few dishes and a dessert and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed every single preparation and am happy to have found yet another skilled Chef in this town.
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Chef Steger has carved quite a niche for herself in San Marcos. At the outset of each week, she creates a completely new menu and one can receive these upon request or follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stegers-Chiffonade/149367788412103
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She is very flexible and will deliver to your house or business and her prices are quite reasonable especially considering the quality that she offers.
Many people have told me of their very positive experiences with both her delicious food and also with how professional she is. I highly suggest trying her and she gives first time customers 15% off..
Here is what one person had to say:
“…I had the pleasure of using Pamela Steger for catering on Thanksgiving one year. She even shipped it to Houston for me and it was delicious. I went to San Marcos for a business trip and called her for catering. All my sales associates were very, very happy campers after a long day of meetings. Thanks, Pamela, for cultivating your talents. Will be back in the San Marcos area soon. Start planining meal now!!! Very proud of you. Can’t wait…”
For this review, I sampled several dishes over a couple different weeks.
Apple-Cheddar Bacon Soup
I absolutely would eat this every day. This soup was incredibly original.. The smoky and savory bacon pairs so nicely with the slightly sweet, apple-tinted broth. The hint of apple juice really sings and blends perfectly with the other elements and comes out a little every so often. The soup is also interspersed with melted yet still semi-solid chunks of Sharp Cheddar cheese creating an amazingly balanced and welcoming mix of textures. I would eat 10 bowls of this no problem
Prosciutto and Cream Pasta
This was such a classic dish. It was very simple in its conception yet approaching genius in its execution.The pasta was cooked exactly as it should be with an overall moist character yet with a slight resistance when biting into it. I loved how the richness of the Prosciutto and the hint of herbs paired so undeniably with the creaminess of the sauce and the salt from the cheese with everything in the desirable proportions. The Asparagus was also cooked and seasoned perfectly. Attention to detail is a huge part of why this dish is so successful.
Spinach Pesto Pasta
I loved how delicate this dish was. This dish was so refined in its flavor profile and I really loved how fresh it was. The pesto was very well-made and the accompanying salad was the perfect pairing.
Ranch Chicken Salad BLT
Beautifully simple dish but really the perfect Chicken Salad.. so creamy and rich and the smoky bacon balances so well.. the roll was also delicious and I loved the pairing of the sandwich with the green beans instead of fries or chips. Fantastic!
Cottage Pie with Veggie Mash and Red Lead Lettuce Salad
This was so hearty and fresh and the seasoning was spot on. I loved this because of how filling it was. All the necessary flavors were definitely there.. ooooh I enjoyed this one.
Spicy Turkey Chili
I am a huge Chili fiend and so of course when I saw this, I jumped on it and ordered it right away.. I really enjoyed the heat of it and the bright, spicy flavors. This was clearly well-thought out and also cultivated carefully.
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
This is probably in my top 3 soups of all time and I make this at home sometimes as well as seek it out at restaurants whenever possible. Her version was absolutely delicious and this can be proven by the fact that I bought 3 orders worth and ate it all in about 20 minutes. Wow was this ridiculously delicious!
Admittedly, I have never had the pleasure of sampling a King Cake even though I have been to New Orleans twice. It was so rich with flavors mixing Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Pecan blended with Brown Sugar and Butter. It was such a decadent creation. It was also HUGE!!! I did not know it would be that gargantuan.. I was under the impression that it would be like a third the size of that so when I got it, I was pretty shocked and excited to say the least. This was just what I was hoping it would be from everything I have seen and heard about King Cake. It took about a week and a half for me and 3 others to finish this..