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: . Your donation supports our education and concert programming.
Tel: 704 . 338 . 1533 | Email:
Basic platters to
Choose a menu
that fits your event.
Private Home Dinners
See my seasonal menu suggestions.
I love to invent new
or try your recipes.
I am happy to suggest wines.
See something you like?
Give me a call!
Spring Dinner Table
Pre Dinner Libations
Prosecco with Sugared Raspberries
White Wine Ginger Beer Spritzers
Cold Potato Leek
Warm Tomato Basil
Classic Spinach,Blue Cheese, Egg, Mushrooms, Bacon
Mesclun Greens, Avocado, Mandarin Oranges, Feta
Kale, Julienne Apples, Asiago, Raspberry Vinaigrette
Broiled Snapper with Teriyaki Glaze or Papaya Salsa
Rack of Lamb with Rosemary Mint Relish
Braised Chicken Breast with White Wine Beurre Blanc and Garden Herbs
Beef Medallions with Cabernet Reduction
Vegetarian Stir Fry with Tofu or Tempeh
Jasmine or Brown Rice with Olive Oil Butter
Creamy Risotto with Lemon Zest
Bulgur with Honey Roasted Almonds and Allspice
Heirloom New Potatoes Roasted with Olive Oil
Roasted Baby Zucchini, Red and Yellow Peppers
Spring Leeks and Fennel in Cream Reduction
Steamed Broccoli with Rice Vinegar
Baby Carrots with Orange Glaze
Mango Sorbet with Berry Medley
Dipped Strawberries with Chocolate Mousse
Fresh Fruit Tart with Frangipane’
Fall "Naked" Wedding 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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