Hire Culinary Works and we will bring the food and festivities to you. You invite your guests and we’ll provide the fun. Whether you are hosting family, friends, neighbors or a combination, an entertaining evening of cooking, dining and laughing is on deck for your entire group. Our goal is for everyone to improve their cooking skills and learn some new recipes that they will be able to successfully re-create on their own. While at the same time eating delicious seasonal island cuisine and celebrating their experience on Nantucket.


“Cook what’s in season”

That is the best approach for maximum flavor and the most soul satisfying meal. Below is our seasonal Nantucket menu collection for 2019. We love to use seasonal summer recipes, highlighting native Nantucket cuisine. We pride ourselves in seeking local purveyors to pick out the islands freshest catch and most local produce. Our goal is to bring you the and most nutritious and satisfying meal possible.

  • Antipasti Platter
  • Seared Tuna Crostini with Italian Salsa Verde
  • Lemon and Oregano Grilled Chicken and Shrimp
  • Zucchini Roll Ups with Ricotta Basil and Corn
  • Arugula, Spinach and Radicchio Salad with Culinary Works House Vinaigrette
  • Summer Berry Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Summer Vegetable Chopped Salad with Lemon and Herb Vinaigrette
  • Spice Rubbed Grilled Swordfish with Mango Salsa
  • Grilled New York Strip Steak with Zesty Herb Butter
  • Corn and Zucchini Risotto
  • Key Lime Squares with Whip Cream and Raspberries
  • Brooke Nachos with Pickled Jalapeno
  • Spicy Sashimi Tuna Nachos with Siracha Mayo– a crowd pleaser
  • Braised Chicken with Cilantro Onion Relish and Queso Fresco
  • Black Beans and Rice
  • Summer Green Salad with Culinary Works House Vinaigrette
  • Brownie Sundae with Chocolate Sauce, Red Berry Sauce, and Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Roasted Pepper Hummus with Veggies and Chips
  • Roasted Beet Salad with Arugula Basil Pistachio and Feta
  • Grilled Spiced Chicken Wings with Avocado Crema
  • Guajillo & Arbol Chili Spiced Tuna Tacos
  • Guajillo & Arbol Chili Spiced Shrimp Tacos
    ~accompanied by Avocado Tomatillo Sauce & Pineapple Salsa
  • Blueberry Bars
  • Sashimi Tuna Appetizer with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Spiced Chicken Wings with Avocado Crema
  • Grilled Vegetable and Orzo Salad with Fresh Basil and Mint Pesto
  • Ancho & Coffee Rubbed Steak Crostini with Herb Butter
  • Tequila, Lime and Chili Spiced Watermelon
  • Blueberry Bars
  • Mediterranean Steak Crostini with Goat Cheese
  • Summer Chopped Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Pan Seared Black Sea Bass
    ~ accompanied by Cauliflower, Potato and Fennel Puree with Herb Oil and Bacon Crumbles
  • Molten Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Crostini with Goat Cheese, Fig Jam, Proscuitto and Basil
  • Italian Tuna Crudo
  • Baked Stuffed Lobster with Fresh Breadcrumbs, Herbs and Crab
  • Local Greens with Summer Beets, Radishes and Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Peach and Berry Cobbler with Chantilly Cream
  • Beet Hummus with Vegetables and Pita Chips
  • Zucchini Corn Fritters with Chili Crema
  • Grilled Caesar Salad
  • One Pot Goodness – Shellfish Stew with Chorizo and Saffron Aioli
  • Herb Garlic Bread
  • Molten Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Roasted Beet Crostini with Goat Cheese, Honey and Pistachios
  • Italian Antipasti Chopped Salad
  • Lobster Risotto
  • Green Bean Salad
  • Strawberry Shortcakes with Whip Cream
  • Bartlett Farm Fresh Zucchini Corn Fritters with Chili Crema
  • Pan Seared Fresh Fish of the Day
  • Mashed Potatoes with Rajas con Crema
  • Serrano Lime Vinaigrette
  • Sauteed Summer Greens
  • Peach Cobbler with Whipped Cream
  • Steamed Clams with Parsley, Garlic, Lemon and Butter with Crunchy Bread
  • Oven Fried Chicken
  • Homemade Macaroni and Cheese with Breadcrumb Topping
  • Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Basil
  • Chocolate Sheet Cake with Chocolate Icing


  • We could not have been more thrilled to have Julia host a private cooking party for our family and friends on Nantucket. We loved being able to relax, enjoy our view and cook in the comfort of our home. The food was delicious and her teaching style was very relaxed. I learned so much more than I thought I would and she made it seem so easy. I will definitely be making her recipes again. This is going to be a new tradition for our family and friends, we all had a blast!

    Michael M.
  • Last night was SO much fun. Thank you for making it happen. Everyone loved it. Two of my guests emailed this morning and said they had a "blast!" We don't use that word much anymore at our age. It might be the only way I will entertain in the future. Many thanks.

    Mary D.


Each event is independently priced based on the number of guests. Cost of food is in addition to event pricing. Gratuity is optional and there is no tax.


We are currently booking parties July 27 – August 17, 2019. Please tell us about your upcoming event.