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Sweet Melissa's

About the Chef

Personal Chef

I am a Bay Area native, with a degree in Human Development and Nutrition from UC Davis, along with my Culinary Arts Degree from the California Culinary Academy, San Francisco.  I grew up with most of my best memories taking place in the kitchen.  From learning to bake with my Easy Bake Oven, to eventually catering weddings and private parties, my passion has always been food.  I’ve traveled all over Europe, Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, and North America and enjoy sharing my travel experiences through the food I prepare.  

I am trained in cooking for a variety of dietary needs including, but not limited to, diabetic, heart healthy, low cholesterol, low fat, vegetarian and kosher.  I believe in cooking with local, organic, and sustainable ingredients whenever possible, however I tailor my menus to the clients dietary and monetary requirements.

Sweet Melissa’s seemed an apt name for my business given that the name “Melissa” means honeybee.  Not only do I work like a busy bee, I thrive from sharing the fruits of my labor with my family, friends, and community.  

Contact Information:

Melissa Furano

Mobile Phone: (415) 999-1505


The Team:

Sous Chef Matthew Winstead

Sous Chef Suji Kong

Servers:  Ofelia Noorozi, Bridget Johnson and Ryan Sprague