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posted: 1/29/2015 5:00 AM

Getting a celebrity chef to cook in your kitchen

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  • Chef Mike Isabella is a regular participant in Sips & Suppers, in which chefs cook in private Washington area homes as part of a charity fundraiser.

    Chef Mike Isabella is a regular participant in Sips & Suppers, in which chefs cook in private Washington area homes as part of a charity fundraiser.
    The Washington Post/James M. Thresher

  • Chef Amy Brandwein chats with guests while catering a party at the Alexandria, Virginia, home of a friend.

    Chef Amy Brandwein chats with guests while catering a party at the Alexandria, Virginia, home of a friend.
    The Washington Post/Amanda Voisard

 
By Bonnie S. Benwick
The Washington Post

Mike Isabella is fast building a posse of restaurants, but none of them may rival what the fame-kissed chef says is the ultimate dining experience: serving his food at your house. "It's what the client wants, where we can go and cook for two to eight people. A raw bar, a spit-roasted pig. Maybe a cooking class," he says, in his New Jersey, anything's-possible manner. "That's the new style."

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