Culinary Affair

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 (Chef Blazena Federer)
Serving Northern NJ

Fine European catering service for discerning palates! Culinary Affair will customize delicious menus reflecting innovative or classic international fare to satisfy your individual preferences and favorite choices. Our professional staff executes the details of your event with expertise, efficiency, attention to details and unobtrusive presence.

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Culinary Affair service is personable; we listen and work with each customer individually and tailor every single little detail towards an unforgettable party of your life! We offer complete expert service (one or all: event planning and management from start to end, catering, staff, rentals, etc.).

Culinary Affair takes pride in hard earned reputation and is known for outstanding quality of food, passion for their work, immaculate service and integrity. We understand the hospitality business! Private or corporate event - either way we assure a wonderful party experience.

Our skilled chefs, cooks, kitchens assistants, BBQ masters, bartenders and wait staff attend to you and your guests with professional courtesy, pleasant attitude and of course, serving delectable food. Our food or yours, prepared ahead or cooked on site - both options are available. We set-up, our servers are ready to pass hors d' oeuvres and serve entrees at tables or on a buffet. We arrive on location up to several hours earlier to ensure everything is set up and ready before you event starts and when your guests arrive. At the end of the event, we clean up, pack-up leftovers, wash and put away dishes and glassware, fold down tables-chairs-linens, remove garbage, leaving your premises clean and immaculate – so you are all set to relax the next day!

Chef Blazena Federer's professional management shows her international experience in hospitality business. She and her company were featured in Herald News, Bergen Record, Whole Foods Magazine and her recipes published in Kings Supermarkets Gourmet Collections, Kiwi Magazine (Australia) and other publications. Chef Blazena taught countless popular cooking classes at Williams Sonoma, Kings Cooking Studios, Signature Kitchens, Bergen Community College as well as in other establishments throughout the tri-state area. Your event will be in good experienced hands!

The pricing is based on menu choices, ingredients cost, number of guests, staff and services needed and charges for any rentals.
Call us for an estimate and availability. Our services book fast so think ahead to plan your next celebration.
Call Chef Blazena to arrange for your next truly delicious event in a distinctive "Culinary Affair" style!

Please visit Culinary Affair website for up-to-date reviews. Click on the link above.

Among other cities, Culinary Affair may serve the following areas: Newark, Paterson, Jersey City, New Brunswick, Clifton, Dover, Edison, Elizabeth, Plainfield, Morristown, Branchville, East Orange, Hackensack, Mahwah, North Plainfield, Perth Amboy, Ridgewood, Wayne, Whippany, Basking Ridge, Caldwell, Cranbury, East Millstone, Englewood, Haledon, Hawthorne, Hillsdale, Kearny, Laurence Harbor, Montclair



 22 Reviews
  Delicious Valentines surprise dinner, professional service by Chef Blazena 2-14-2020
I just wanted to give a quick shout out to Chef Blazena Federer! She helped me surprise my husband for Valentine's Day by planning and executing a 4 course dinner that was delicious while also sensitive to my dietary restrictions. She guided me through the whole process which included picking out each course and helping me gather ingredients. The dishes were adventurous enough to get me out of my comfort zone, but still classic. Her attention to detail, professionalism, and interesting background made the entire experience special. My husband was completely surprised (and full). After she left he told me she was, "absolutely lovely". If anyone is looking for a private chef I would highly recommend her! Liane, Waldwick, NJ
  Perfect event catered by Chef Blazena - Jersey City, June 2019
Hello Blaz: Thank you once again for a perfect event. It was wonderful!. My father was so happy at his special Birthday celebration! He and my guests all raved about the food and service. I dream about your Grand Marnier French toast! Till the next time, Rachel and Charles,
  Professional team, delicious food and a wonderful chef! - Spectacular Cassandra's Bat Mitzvah - Ridgewood June 2013
Dear Blazena, Thank you for all you did to make Cassie's Bat Mitzvah a success. From the wonderful decorating ideas to the absolutely delicious food (people are still raving about the steak, salmon and dumplings!), to handling all the rentals; Everything was perfect. Your staff was friendly and professional and the clean-up was beyond even my high expectations. Looking forward to other events where we can work together. I would highly recommend you to anyone I know wanting a professional team, delicious food, and a wonderful chef who helps to achieve the client's vision. Fondly, Jill Feeney, Ridgewood, NJ
  Delicious Food, Outstanding Service - Bat Mitzvah Kiddush -March 2015
Chef Blazena: Everything was fabulous! You received nothing but praise from my guests and my total gratitude for everything you did and took off my shoulders! You are wonderful! I have already given your name out twice. Thank you for making Naomi’s Kiddush so special! Rachel Ehrhlich-Gayner, Esq., Jersey City, NJ
  Very impressed with your professional approach and confident service
Thank you, Blaz, for stepping in on short notice and making our Christmas Party such a success. I never had to think about which hors d'oeuvres were coming when -- you had it well under control. You even got the wine stains out of my tablecloth! Charlie and I were very impressed with your professional approach and confident service. We will certainly call your service for our next event. Rosemary and Charlie, Wyckoff, NJ
  Wonderful, professional service and addition to our parties!
Hi Blazena, Thank you for your professional bartending services! You are a wonderful addition to our parties and your hard work is much appreciated! My parents love to throw parties and I know they plan to engage your services too; plus word of mouth is everything as well. Have a wonderful holiday! Thank you again. Stephanie Corrado
  Delicious, beautiful and creative cocktails demo by Blazena
Dear Blazena- Thank you so much for your wonderful and thoughtful presentations tonight (12/11/14). Everyone had a great time and enjoyed all of your beautiful and creative cocktails. We are looking forward to replicating them on New Year's Eve! We so appreciate all of your time, effort, and thought you put into making our event a special one. We wish you the happiest of holidays. Thank you, again, for helping make our event such a access tonight. Let's stay in touch... Cheers, Judith, Temple Beth Rishon Wyckoff, NJ
  GREAT work for our wedding! We cannot imagine getting through it without your ....
Dear Blazena: Thank you very much for your GREAT work for our wedding! We cannot imagine getting through it without your professional help! Thank you for staying longer to clean up, pack the left overs, and put them in the fridge, I didn't know! It was definitely a great thing that we didn't have to deal with it the next day! We deeply appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness. Again, thank you very much for everything from advising us to being financially flexible, cooking, setting up, serving, and cleaning. If we ever need professional servers again, we'll definitely be in touch! All the best, Y & R, Bloomfield, NJ
  Spectacular experience in every event Blazena has done
Blazena always brings matchless design and experience to every party she serves. Whether it's catering/cooking, bartending, or event staffing, she delivers outstanding quality professional service with high integrity and expertise and the best cadre of reliable staff on her teams. I hired her services more than once, each time guaranteed with great results. I look forward to every occasion to see what kind of touch she will add. It is the myriad of tiny details that add up to a spectacular experience in every event she has done.
  Amazing Wine Pairing Dinner - Rio Vista, Mahvah
It is easy to describe the culinary genius of Chef Blazena Federer owner of Culinary Affair, LLC. In a word, AMAZING! I flew in from Texas for a wine dinner hosted by Dr. and Mrs. G. Kwiatkowski of Mahwah N.J. on May 3rd well expecting a decadent dinner. Decadent soon paled in describing Chef B.'s artful array of European French styled food uniquely presented to "wow" the senses and delight the palate. Her signature appetizer Shrimp Cocktail Hollywood served at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony dinner made a dramatic appearance at the Kwiatkowski dinner in what else, a martini glass! The Red Potato-Smoked Salmon Boats were delectable and colorful. Like instruments in a symphony all the dishes came together in a fine tuned melody that played well from one recipe to another. Chef and her assistant unobtrusively served appetizer to dessert with a seamless sophistication that made guest feel like the courses just magically appeared in front of you. For International menus, inspired food styling and immaculate service, "Culinary Affair, LLC of Ridgewood, N.J. will not disappoint. Bravo! Chef Blazena! Debra Johnson, Texas
  Magical wine tasting dinner - delighful service
Chef Blazena: Saturday was absolutely delightful and professionally served. One of our guests even called it magical. Everything was done superbly. Each dish was delicious and interesting in its own right, visually and taste wise. We would be interested in doing other events with you. Thank you and best regards Dr. George Kwiatkowski, Mahwah, NJ
  Superb menu; the production worthy of an Oscar and your staff gave first rate performance
Dear Blazena: I just want to take a moment to thank you and your staff for a wonderful evening at the Ridgewood Art Institute on Saturday, October 28th. The menu was superb; the production worthy of an Oscar and your staff gave first rate performance! In short, everything was perfect.” Mr. John Michael Pelech, Operations Manager, CBS Evening News, Manhattan
  Melissa Schmidt: Mom's Birthday Celebration, , New York, NY
Dear Blazena: I am writing with great pleasure to highly recommend Culinary Affair catering services. I had a very special event in my home, my mother’s 75th birthday, which I wanted to be elegant, yet relaxed. You came into our loft and made the kitchen your workshop, where you turned out a beautiful array of appetizers, 2 main courses, salad, and dessert for 14 people. The food was superb. The pasta primavera was smooth and creamy, the balsamic chicken with bacon was divine, and the artichoke dip was a real favorite of mine. The potato with caviar has long been my mother’s favorite. The angel food cake with fresh strawberries topped it all off with a bang! Thank you so much for accommodating those of us with special diets: one vegetarian, 2 allergy/sensitivity to certain foods. You made it so easy. I loved the way you worked your platters and accessories with mine. Those little touches added elegance I would not have been able to do myself. Best of all, your cooking and set-up freed me up to truly enjoy the event with my family. Thank you and best wishes, Melissa Schmidt-Bell, New York City, New York
  Wedding, Oak Ridge, NJ
Dear Blazena: You were a God sent! We could never do our daughter's wedding without you. Your attention to details, follow up, professional and hard work and the grace, with which you ran the entire festivities were amazing. The wedding tent set up and chocolate fountain and the buffet were so elegant! Your staff too was incredible! We have not ever seen so much action in our kitchen:) The food was out of this world, the wedding cakes so unique and outstanding and we and our guests were absolutely delighted. Thank you for all! Sincerely, Mr. and Mrs. Sytsma
  Private Dinner for 8P - Rio Vista, Mahwah
Blazena: Such a wonderful dinner! We enjoyed every course. Thanks very much! ... Betty & Lou Blazena: The food was delicious! Presentation was lovely! Thank you! .. Emily and Ray Hi Blazena, We enjoyed our party last Saturday - the shrimp cocktail was truly outstanding! Everything was to our satisfaction! You took care of everything - this is the only way to do it, to be able to enjoy your own party as a guest! Best wishes in your continuing culinary adventures Suzanne & Ron Saldarini (the hosts)
  40th B'day celebration - Jersey City
Blazena: Thank you so much for a wonderful party. I was so pleased with your service and the food (I ate all the Brie tartlets, my Husband has hidden the leftover shrimp for himself and my friend had Lemon Couscous for breakfast). My guests commented on how discrete your staff was. It was a fabulous night. We will recommend you to our friends and will definitely use your services again. It was a delicious night. Rachel Ehrlich, Esq.
  25th Anniversary Brunch - Mountain Lakes NJ
Dear Chef Blazena, What a spectacular feast!! A truly delightful culinary experience -- executed with delicious creativity! Many thanks -- and we look forward to another meal together at a future date! Sincerely, The Ansell's
  Bridal Shower - Ridgewood, New Jersey
Dear Chef Blazena, You made our bridal shower turn into a wonderful affair. Your appetizers were simply delicious and so appealing to the eye! With the aroma of fresh chocolate and taste of wonderful cream, the cake was absolutely out of this world! So tasty! It got a lot of compliments from the guests. Thank you for all, Lale (the Mom of the Bride to be)
  Holiday Party - Waldwick
Chef Blazena, Bev and I wanted to thank you for making our dinner party on Saturday 12/18 a special night and a wonderful beginning to the Christmas season. I had such a good time with the family and friends and enjoyed your cooking and service so much that I was let down and depressed all day on Sunday because it was over. My hat goes off to you for developing a fantastic and unique menu, for preparing a delicious and exciting meal and for serving it with such grace and professionalism. Your planning and preparation provided Bev and I the opportunity to enjoy our guests and the guests to enjoy each other while we all enjoyed the dining experience you created. There wasn't a detail overlooked. We were eating the left over fish the next day and it tasted just like it came out of the oven on Saturday. Its been two weeks and we still receive compliments on your cooking and choice of appetizers, salad, the main courses and deserts. Please extend our gratitude and our thanks to your assistant Lorraine. Preparing, cooking and serving a meal like you did for us is a tremendous amount of work and Lorraine was the perfect complement to you. Thank you for working with Greg in Maratene's liquors to pair the wines with your foods. John & Bev
  Three years in a row - super service: 2 Birthday Grill Parties plus an Engagement Party, Haworth, NJ
Blazena, You and your team were terrific in every respect. Punctual, hard working and courteous but most of all you were experienced and smoothly executed a 60-person party without me or my wife having to do very much at all. Everyone really enjoyed the food, drink and hospitality thanks to you. I will definitely be calling you for my next event and would whole-heartedly recommend you to anyone. Phil and Family Yes, we did call on you again: another Grill party: Couldn't have done it without you and Robert. Thanks for your great service as usual. Phil
  COOKING CLAS: Soups and Stews at Signature Kitchens
Chef Blazena: Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. It was wonderful! The food you demonstrated and prepared was magnificent! Hope to do it again really soon. Jim Pellegrini
  Baby Shower Event, Teaneck, NJ
Blazena: I am so happy with your service, they were spectacular! I couldn't have asked for better service or help. Your staff is top notch & handled themselves efficiently. An event is always very stressful but they made it so easy for me! I will definitely use your company again for future events and many of my guests were impressed as well. I will be sure to recommend you as well as give your business cards. Thank you again and I'm very happy I stumbled across your company. Yojarin Diaz, Teaneck, NJ

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