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"Saturday night was a terrific success with Back to the Table being the over-the-top highlight of it all!"

— John, Iowa City

"What a treat to work with personal Chef Denise. In busy times, it may seem easier to eat out or grab something fast and processed. Denise cooks real food, tailored to your tastes. She has a passion for detail and prepares food that is delicious. I highly recommend her service."

— MC, Iowa City

Natural Hormone-Free Poultry

Pan roasted chicken breasts with a white wine pan reduction sauce Chicken and mushroom stroganoff
Chicken Marsala
Classic chicken Parmesan

Chicken breasts with honey dijon rosemary glaze
Lemon chicken piccata
Cajun chicken with black bean salsa
Chicken breasts with portabella cream
Chicken with hoisin sesame sauce
Kung pau chicken
Chinese chicken lettuce wraps
Boursin chicken
Roasted turkey breast with pan gravy
Chicken with Swiss chard, tomatoes and balsamic
Hunter style chicken
Chicken paprikash
Chicken and fresh vegetable stir fry
Chicken coq au vin

Butter chicken

Turkey meatloaf with cream gravy
Turkey shepherds pie

Roasted whole chicken with lemon
Herbed buttermilk marinated chicken skewers (grill ready) Vinaigrette marinated chicken kabobs (grill ready)


Natural Beef

Beef bourguignon
Beef stroganoff
Flank steak with Jack Daniels sauce

Korean style short ribs
Short ribs with port and cocoa

Swiss steak

Swedish meatballs
Home style braised pot roast
Diner meatloaf
Flank steak with teriyaki glaze
Bacon wrapped meatloaf with brown sugar

Beef empanadas
Beef satay with peanut dipping sauce

Skirt steak marinated (grill ready)

Herbed flank steak (grill ready)
Beef kabobs (grill ready)
Beef tenderloin tips in creamy mushroom sauce


Pork carnitas
Apple and onion pork chops
Simply roasted pork tenderloin with vegetable gravy

Pork loin with a maple mustard glaze
Panko breaded pork chops with BBQ sauce

Mozzarella prociutto spinach stuffed pork loin
Pulled pork
Teriyaki pork loin chops
Teriyaki pork skewers
Pork and pineapple kabobs (grill ready)
Pork chops with onion and balsamic
Spiced pork loin with Vidalia onion sauce


Cheese tortellini with roasted chicken, tomatoes and spinach

Classic spaghetti and meatballs
Gorgonzola cream penne
Macaroni and cheese with Panko crust
Classic lasagna
Red wine and feta lasagna
Baked ziti and meat sauce
Classic bolognese
Duck Ragu (when available)
Cupcake style Lasagna
Potato Gnocchi with marinara
Spinach, chicken and cheese manicotti with red pepper sauce

Sweet potato ravioli with shallot brown butter sauce
Ricotta Gnocchi with prosciutto, peas and mushrooms

Fish and Seafood

Almond crusted salmon

Salmon in puffed pastry
Horseradish crusted salmon with asparagus

Shrimp scampi
Blackened tilapia
Shrimp bake with fennel, tomatoes and feta

Teriyaki glazed salmon
Fish tacos
Crab cakes with remoulade
Crab cakes with ginger lemon cumin sauce

Salmon cakes
Spicy crispy catfish
White fish in papillote

Barbeque shrimp tacos with wasabi mayo

Salmon burger with red cabbage slaw

Seasonally Fresh Vegetarian

3 cheese tortellini with roasted tomatoes and spinach

Vegetable shepherds pie
Black bean and rice enchiladas
Eggplant lasagna
Ricotta and spinach cannelloni with red pepper sauce

Mushroom Ragu
Deep dish quiche (seasonal vegetables)
Vegetable and bean cassoulet
Vegetable stir fry
Stuffed squash
Sautéed portobello and shallots on puff pastry
Creamy corn and cheese cupcakes

Asparagus and new potato lasagna
Sweet potato ravioli with brown butter shallot sauce

Ricotta spinach ravioli with white wine Parmesan sauce

Corn, tomato, basil pie
Veggie stroganoff

4 Cheese spaghetti pie

Comfort Foods

Shepherds pie
Hearty beef stew
Chicken enchiladas
Chicken pot pie
Beef Guinness pie
Beef and bean enchilada
Classic stuffed peppers

Tex-mex chicken stuffed peppers
Cabbage rolls
Chicken and rice
Chicken and homemade stuffing casserole

Sausage and peppers with penne
Rustic chicken noodle soup
Meaty chili

Retro tuna noodle casserole


Ham and cheese in puff pastry


Corn chowder
Potato soup
Potato leek soup
Creamy mushroom soup with sherry

Rustic chicken noodle
Creamy chicken and wild rice

Broccoli cheese
Classic minestrone
Black bean 

Creamy cauliflower and swiss
Roasted tomato
Butternut squash

French butternut squash bread soup
Creamy turkey and mushroom

Chicken tortilla soup
Creamy clam and potato chowder

Farmhouse vegetable and barley

French onion gratinee
Hearty Tuscan bean and sausage

Irish stew
Shrimp bisque

Crab bisque
White turkey chili
Cheddar beer
Sausage and kale
Cheese tortellini corn chowder with jalapeño

Entree Salads

Roasted chicken salad with avocado, dates, almonds and goat cheese Seared tuna with mixed greens, avocado and mango
Couscous and zucchini with lemon vinaigrette
Mediterranean chopped salad
Turkey, jarlsberg, grape and walnut salad
Spinach salad with shrimp, mango and red onion
Wilted spinach bacon salad with warm bacon dressing
Thai style chicken salad with spicy peanut dressing
Chicken pasta salad with tomatoes, pepperoni and grilled corn 

Pulled rotisserie chicken green salad artichoke hearts

Asian chicken salad wontons and ginger dressing

Chicken salad with dried cherries and walnuts
Grilled steak salad

Back to the Table, personal chef in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids
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