Meet The Chef
Cooking is Choreography in the Kitchen.
It's all about vision, design, improvisation, creative choices, executing within a plan and going with the flow.
When I plan a dinner party, reception or custom designed cake for you, the creative give and take begins from our first meeting to the last dish washed.
Over forty years in the field of dance and twenty five years in the food industry all come together, blending experience with spontaneity to make your private event or cake design one of a kind.
I specialize in private dinner parties for up to 12 guests and wine receptions for up to 200.
Wedding and special occasion cakes, cupcake displays, pies, tarts and other sweets are custom designed with your input and my artistic touch.
The best part about having me as your cake designer or personal chef is that all proceeds are donated to my dance company, Martha Connerton/Kinetic Works: www.mckineticworks.org. Your donation supports our education and concert programming.
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Raspberry Cream Cake
Brie Tiers with Currrants and Concord Grapes
Winter Wedding Cake
Cozy Winter Gathering
Pre Dinner Libations
Hot Spiced Cider with Rum, Cinnamon and Vanilla Sticks
Home Made Egg Nog with Whiskey
Warm Zinfandel with Candied Orange Zest
Roasted Butternut Squash
Onion Soup with Fontina and French Bread
Hearty Beef Stew
Tender Kale, Roasted Pecans, Crisp Bacon Crumbles
Red and Golden Beets, Stilton Cheese, Candied Walnuts
Lettuce Wedge with Blue Cheese Dressing
Classic Prime Rib Au Jus
Osso Bucco with Gremolata (garlic lemon zest garnish)
Broiled Codfish with Zinfandel-Cherry Glaze
Chicken Marengo, tomato, garlic, mushrooms, black olives
Acorn Squash Stuffed with Brown Rice Pilaf
Risotto with Garlic and Herbs
Butternut Squash with Honey Butter
Millet with Spice Infused Olive Oil
Rosemary Garlic Potatoes (Mashed or Roasted)
Roasted Root Veggies (Carrots, Parsnips, Golden Beets)
Red Cabbage with Apples, Wine Vinegar, Currant Jelly
Pearl Onions in Nutmeg Cream
Cauliflower with Spiced Butter Sauce
3 Chocolate Torte with Dark Cherry Glaze
Coconut Snow Cake
My husband's 40th birthday
dinner was unforgettable,
from hors d' oeuvres to the cake.
Audrey and Mark, Charlotte
Our cake was absolutely stunning to look at and equally delicious!
Elaine and Ben, Fayetteville
Thank you for creating the perfect centerpiece for our wedding day.
George and Sandra, Charlotte
Open Door Studios
Martha designed a perfectly unique
cake for our 50th anniversary party. It was a delicious hit.
Martha’s flavors are infused with the passion she puts into everything she does. Nutritious and delicious.
Katrina and Stan,Charlotte
What a great night - in huge part due to you and how easy you made it for me!
Our guests loved the luscious cupcakes, and the topper cake for two was perfect for our fall wedding.
Martha made our 10th Anniversary Party a success. Our clients expect the best, and they got it.
Follicle Salon and Spa
I had never tasted such a delicious cake.
The perfect way to kick off the New Year. As a busy Mom, I appreciated how easy it was to plan our dinner with The Dancing Chef
Anita and Hernan, Greenville, SC
Ben and Traci, Charlotte
Martha made our girls birthday weekend a delicious success!
Tamra, Charlotte, NC
Our wedding cake was delicious and perfectly beautiful. Our friends sang "That's Amore" while we cut it.
Mimi and Chris, Charlotte, NC
Oh my gosh, you are talented!! The cake was amazing! Your flower placement was perfect, it was so beautiful not to mention how tasty it was! I couldn’t have asked for a better cake! Thank you so much it was just perfect! Katherine, Charlotte, NC
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Cakes and Desserts
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