Fresh & Inspired
Personal Chef Service in Northern Michigan
Nomi Kitchen is a personal chef service that provides weekly prepared meals in your home, in-home cooking lessons and catering for private events.
Nomi Kitchen will work with each client to build a personal profile highlighting your likes and dislikes to determine your weekly menu. Your client profile will contain information regarding your personal food interest, needs, wants, and diet restrictions. Next, we hit the market to personally shop and thoughtfully source your pantry items to guarantee the highest quality ingredients. Clients may request any menu they desire but also have the option to have chef Kulin put one together for them each week.
While preparing meals in your home owner-chef Kulin Froelich adheres to strict food industry standards and guidelines to guarantee professionally prepared meals on a schedule that works for your household. Weekly drop off service is also an option for clients who have a busy household.
A Life of Cooking
Owner Kulin Froelich, a practicing chef of 13 years, is a graduate of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute in Traverse City, Michigan. After graduation, he started his culinary journey in the kitchen of Chef Myles Anton at Trattoria Stella. Under Chef Myles' guidance, Kulin learned the true spirit of traditional Italian cooking. On his days off he began a stagier with colleagues at nearby Tapawingo owned by James Beard award-nominated Chef Harlan "Pete" Peterson and operated by Executive Chef Tommy Kazabuski. It is there that Kulin was inspired by Chef Tommy to begin a lifelong partnership with the culinary world. When Tapawingo closed in 2009, Kulin decided to follow his culinary mentor to Chandler's a Restaurant in Petoskey where he proudly served as his Chef de Cuisine for Ten years.
Kulin has a significant repertoire of ethnic and classic dishes and possesses eminent knowledge of traditional, new American, and French-style cooking. Kulin is inspired most by the science behind health-conscious food preparation. By personally shopping for your pantry ingredients he guarantees no azo dyes, harmful preservatives, chemicals, or shelf stabilizers that are often disguised as natural ingredients in your pantry.
Nomi Kitchen Favorites
Hot out of the Oven
Our kitchen is well versed in many regional cuisines from around the world.
Our goal is to apply those techniques to locally available ingredients.
We strive to cater to our client’s desires; some of which are shared below.
The advantage of having a personal chef is that you design your own meals, here are a few of our favorites.
Eggplant Parmesan, fresh homemade noodles, pesto, fresh parmesan
Vegetable Tom Yum
Fresh vegetable crudité, homemade olive oil and sea salt flatbread, roast garlic and lemon hummus, herbaceous green goddess
Indian Vegetable Korma
Artisan Bread Selections
Stop buying bread baked with shelf stabilizers and instead choose from our long list of available bread selections.
Rolled Oat Whole Wheat and Spelt
Weight Loss & Healthy Living
Shopping, prepping, and cooking a health-conscious meal can be grueling, let us do it for you!
Asian ground chicken lettuce wraps
Roast spatchcock chicken, fresh arugula, segmented grapefruit, feta cheese, roasted pine nuts, grapefruit-thyme vinaigrette.
Stone fruit bruschetta, heirloom tomato, fresh mozzarella, torn basil, lemon, extra virgin olive oil.
Roast garlic, ground turkey and vegetable lasagna.
Spicy potato and carrot filled Samosas, sweet peas, mint, scallion, cilantro, yellow pea dipping sauce.
Steamed pork buns, homemade pickles, daikon, chilis, cilantro, hoisin bbq sauce.
Sweet shrimp ceviche, shaved red onion and garlic, cilantro, citrus - cumin marinade.
Chicken fried rice, carrots, sweet peas, broccoli, baby bok choy, scallions, chili - garlic sauce.
You are going to want a couch and a blanket to wrap up in from the nostalgia that comes with good eating, here are a few of our favorites.
Smoked gouda macaroni and cheese with ham, peas, and buttery herb bread crumb crust
Beef and Pork bolognese sauce with hearty vegetables, pasta, fresh basil, and parmesan.
Chicken pot pie with homemade buttermilk biscuits.
Roasted butternut squash and pumpkin chili with ground turkey.
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If our sample menus don't inspire you, let us know, we are well versed in catering to every culinary need. Nomi Kitchen is a conscious purveyor of food with your perspective in mind. For a more personalized quote please provide your information below.