Totaling nearly 15 years of combined restaurant experience, Chef Steven has served in every position of the professional kitchen from dishwasher where he got his start to Executive Sous Chef where he was responsible for overseeing staff, ordering food products, overseeing service execution, creating daily specials, and menu planning. His experience is comprised of elevated American regional influences in restaurants with high volume and high standards.
Career Highlights Include:
Idle Hour Country Club (Macon, GA) Chef Chris Cousins – Apprentice, Prep Cook, Line Cook where he studied classical European disciplines and techniques under Chef Cousins and Sous Chef Rich Siker.
Maggiano’s Little Italy (Buckhead, GA) Chef Mycheal Bonner and Chef Eric Mulville – Line Cook, Coordinator. Learned and oversaw all kitchen stations, expedited service, and executed large scale banquets
NAVA (Buckhead, GA) Chef Kevin Rathbun – Worked all stations of lunch and dinner service, assisted in the creation of daily specials under the direct supervision of the renowned Chef Rathbun.
Van Gogh’s (Roswell, GA) Chef Paul Agnelli – Executive Sous Chef responsible for menu planning and execution, creation of daily specials, overseeing staff, and ordering food products.
Steven eventually exited from the restaurant business for a period of time to pursue a career in IT and raise a family; however, over the years he always returned to his passion for cooking continuing to develop his skills.
In 2017, Blue Duck was born and in 2019 Steven left the IT world to pursue Blue Duck full time where he now brings his passion for Inspired American Cuisine to people in their homes as a private chef.
Amazing 80th Birthday Celebration!
Wow, is how our entire family felt! We wanted a special evening to celebrate my in-laws’ joint 80th birthdays. Steven with Blue Duck Eats made it a night to remember. He was such a joy to have and made the night extra fun. He helped customize our seven course tasting menu and it was amazing! Every course was not only beautifully presented, but as good as any 5 star restaurant we’ve ever been to! Steven came in set the table, cooked, cleaned and you would never have known he had been here and cooked so an elaborate meal. I look forward to hiring Steven again for another occasion. The experience couldn’t have been better!!
The perfect addition to our elopement weekend!
Chef Steven cooked a four course meal for us two nights in a row, during our elopement weekend in Blue Ridge, GA. Not only was he flexible and creative with menus and open to working around food sensitivities, the presentation and food were amazing and exceeded our expectations on all levels. On top of that, Chef Steven is an incredibly thoughtful, warm person, and we couldn’t have imagined a better person to share our special weekend with. As a bonus, he leaves the kitchen sparkling clean! I highly recommend Chef Steven for any occasion. You will not be disappointed.
Fifty is Fabulous!
As we celebrated my husband’s 50th birthday in May, we desired to have a chef prepare several meals for our celebration with friends. I highly recommend this private chef experience; it was superb!
Event Planning: 5 stars
Service: 5 stars
Enthusiasm: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Cleanliness: 5 stars
Clean-Up: 5 stars
CUISINE: 1000 stars! AMAZING.
THANK YOU Chef Steven Lash for an amazing experience.
Belated Family Christmas Dinner
Chef cooked our family the most beautiful and delicious 4 course dinner for 13 people. Our family loved it so much- generous portions – fresh ingredients- presentation and Chef Steven’s professionalism felt like we were dining in a 5 star restaurant. I can’t wait to see what he cooks up for us next time. Definitely booking again! We are foodies and love going on culinary adventures. Thank you so MUCH for being so talented!
Chef Steven made our family an amazing 4 course meal at our Blue Ridge cabin over Christmas. He engaged with the kids, made the process fun, and most of all took care of every single detail. We’ll be using Chef Steven again!