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Chef prepared meals

We can create any menu of your choice or you can pick one of ours below.

Remember any request can be accommodated.

Chef Richard Van De Boom

Vermont Catering, chef

    Chef Richard Van De Boom is a culinary virtuoso with a diverse and fascinating journey in the world of gastronomy. A proud graduate of the University of North Texas, renowned for its excellence in hospitality and culinary arts education, Richard's culinary journey began with a solid foundation.

    After completing his education, Richard took an unexpected detour into the world of modeling, adding an extra layer of flair and style to his already dynamic personality. However, it was during his time in Europe that Richard truly discovered his passion for the culinary arts. Immersed in the rich and diverse food culture across the continent, he fell in love with the artistry and flavors that define European cuisine.

    Returning to his hometown of Dallas, Texas, Richard honed his skills under the guidance of Chef Aver Samuel at the prestigious Joint on Turtle Creek. Drawing inspiration from his European culinary adventures, he soon ventured out to establish his own culinary hotspot. This marked the beginning of Richard's journey as a culinary entrepreneur, sharing his unique experiences and expertise with the eager palates of Dallas.

    The next chapter in Richard's culinary odyssey unfolded in the vibrant city of Miami, Florida, where he collaborated with well-known chefs, further expanding his culinary repertoire. In the year 2000, Richard found a home as the private chef for the distinguished Gallowhur family and Reading Farms Estate, a position that has become synonymous with his identity as a culinary maestro.

For over two decades, Richard has been an integral part of the Gallowhur family, cooking for an illustrious array of guests in their homes across the globe—from the picturesque landscapes of Vermont to the sun-soaked shores of Spain, and from the coastal beauty of Santa Barbara to the lively streets of Miami. His ability to adapt his culinary skills to diverse settings has made him a sought-after chef for a broad spectrum of gatherings.

    One of Richard's standout attributes is his mastery of spices, infusing each dish with a harmonious blend of flavors that tantalizes the taste buds. His culinary creations are a testament to his dedication to the craft and his commitment to delivering unforgettable dining experiences.

Chef Richard Van De Boom continues to be a culinary trailblazer, enriching the lives of those fortunate enough to savor his creations. With a career that spans continents and a palate that knows no bounds, he remains an inspiring figure in the world of gastronomy, leaving an indelible mark on every kitchen he enters.

Vermont Catering , chef
Served Family Style,Buffet or Plated
Vermont catering
Vermont Bartending service
Catering can take place at Reading Farms Estate in 5+ hour windows with no venue fee if available. Tables, chairs , dishes and glasses all included.
Wedding Sample  Menu Choices-  
Let Chef Richard create your personal menu
  • Opulent Herb-Infused Prime Rib: Indulge in the exquisite flavors of slow-roasted prime rib, adorned with a lavish herb crust that elevates every bite to a culinary masterpiece.

  • Artisanal Wood-Fired Prime Filet Mignon: Savor the perfection of prime filet mignon, meticulously cooked over a wood-fired grill to achieve a sublime tenderness and smoky essence.

  • Decadent Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Bourbon Elegance: Immerse your senses in the richness of spiced pork tenderloin, drizzled with a velvety bourbon reduction that imparts a symphony of flavors.

  • Rustic Stuffed Organic Chicken Bliss: Experience the harmony of organic chicken breast generously stuffed with ricotta, spinach, thyme, and garlic, elegantly wrapped with prosciutto for a rustic yet sophisticated delight.

  • Savory Grilled NY Sirloin Symphony: Delight in the symphony of flavors as the NY sirloin takes center stage, crowned with caramelized onions and mushrooms that impart a tantalizing richness.

  • Harmonious Grilled Chicken Coleman Free-Range Delight: Revel in the succulence of grilled Coleman Free-Range Chicken Breast, adorned with a medley of seasonal chutney for a harmonious burst of freshness.

       And for the second set:

  • Extravagant Grilled Filet Mignon with Lobster Ballet: Embark on a culinary journey with butter-poached lobster gracefully partnering with perfectly grilled filet mignon, accompanied by glazed seasonal vegetables and a luscious lobster cream garnish.

  • Elevated Veal Chops with Rosemary Symphony: Ascend to culinary heights with veal chops enveloped in rosemary-infused butter, served alongside velvety garlic mashed potatoes and vibrant rainbow carrots.

  • Coastal Elegance in New England Lobster Rolls: Transport yourself to the seaside with the coastal elegance of New England lobster rolls, where succulent lobster embraces the soft embrace of a perfectly toasted roll.

  • Pan-Seared Chilean Sea Bass Extravaganza: Immerse your palate in an extravaganza of pan-seared Chilean sea bass, accompanied by sweet potato hash, sautéed spinach, and a tantalizing orange soy reduction.

  • Timeless Tradition in Lobster Clam Bake: Embrace the timeless tradition of a lobster clam bake, featuring live fresh Maine steamed lobsters ranging from 1.5 to 3 pounds, promising an unforgettable feast.

  • Unforgettable Rosemary Mushroom Risotto. Experience culinary bliss with our Unforgettable Rosemary Mushroom Risotto. Dive into a delightful blend of fresh mushrooms, spinach, and tender rice, all brought together in a creamy, savory sauce. Topped with the earthy sweetness of fresh beets, this dish offers a truly unforgettable dining experience.


  • Exquisite White Truffle Fingerling Garlic Smashed Potatoes: Delight in the luxurious essence of white truffles infused into every bite of fingerling garlic smashed potatoes, creating a culinary masterpiece that elevates the humble potato to a realm of opulence.

  • Artful Roasted Vegetable Medley Extravaganza: Immerse yourself in a symphony of colors and flavors with a roasted vegetable medley featuring vibrant carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, string mushrooms, and capers. Each bite is a work of art on your palate.

  • Sensational Roasted Garlic Asparagus with Vermont's Finest Smoked Bacon Crumbles: Elevate your dining experience with the sensational combination of roasted garlic asparagus, perfectly cooked to tender perfection, and adorned with the savory allure of local Vermont smoked bacon crumbles.

  • Indulgent Black Truffle Mac and Cheese Delight: Succumb to the indulgence of velvety mac and cheese, enriched with the earthy decadence of black truffles. Each forkful promises a harmonious blend of comfort and sophistication.

  • Unforgettable Rosemary Mushroom Risotto. Experience culinary bliss with our Unforgettable Rosemary Mushroom Risotto. Dive into a delightful blend of fresh mushrooms, spinach, and tender rice, all brought together in a creamy, savory sauce. Topped with the earthy sweetness of fresh beets, this dish offers a truly unforgettable dining experience.

  • Vibrant Mixed Greens Ensemble with Tri-Colored Tomatoes and Cucumbers, Drizzled in Citrus Vinaigrette: Embark on a journey of freshness with a vibrant medley of mixed greens, tri-colored tomatoes, and crisp cucumbers. Each leaf is adorned in a citrus vinaigrette, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate.

  • Elegant Arugula, Kale, and Mint Salad with Feta Cheese, Cucumbers, and Roasted Peaches: Indulge in an elegant blend of arugula, kale, and mint, harmonizing with the creaminess of feta cheese, the crispness of cucumbers, and the sweet allure of roasted peaches. A salad that transcends ordinary greens into a masterpiece of sophistication.

  • Timeless Caesar Salad Tradition with Garlic Croutons: Pay homage to the timeless tradition of a Caesar salad, featuring crisp romaine lettuce, garlic-kissed croutons, and a velvety Caesar dressing that encapsulates the essence of classic elegance.

  • Palate-Pleasing Baby Spinach Salad with Crumbled Blue Cheese, Tossed in Raspberry Vinaigrette Cru: Delight your senses with a baby spinach salad adorned with crumbled blue cheese, perfectly complemented by the sweet tang of raspberry vinaigrette. A culinary symphony that balances richness and freshness.

  • Artisanal Chopped Salad with Apples, Pears, and Blue Cheese, Drizzled in Maple Vinaigrette: Immerse yourself in the artistry of a chopped salad, featuring a medley of apples, pears, and blue cheese. The finishing touch of maple vinaigrette adds a layer of sophistication, creating a palate-pleasing experience.

  • Wedge Salad Extravaganza with Iceberg Lettuce, Fresh Tomato, Smoked Bacon, and Crumbled Blue Cheese: Experience the grandeur of a wedge salad, where crisp iceberg lettuce meets the freshness of tomatoes, the smokiness of bacon, and the boldness of crumbled blue cheese. An extravagant celebration of textures and flavors.


On Thyme Selection of Imported and Local Vermont Cheeses served with  Seasonal Fruits, Berries and Crackers


  • Savory Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage and Fontina Cheese: Delight your taste buds with an exquisite appetizer featuring plump mushrooms generously filled with a savory blend of sausage and decadent Fontina cheese. Each bite is a journey into a world of rich flavors and textures.

  • Elegant Mini Vegetable Quiche: Indulge in the elegance of mini vegetable quiches, where a delicate pastry shell cradles a medley of fresh, colorful vegetables. These bite-sized delights are a symphony of flavors, perfect for those who appreciate culinary refinement.

  • Delicate Mini Vegetarian Spring Rolls: Experience the delicate crunch of mini vegetarian spring rolls, where a colorful assortment of fresh vegetables is encased in a golden, flaky wrapper. These bite-sized wonders are a celebration of lightness and taste.

  • Decadent Scallops Wrapped in Bacon: Elevate your appetizer experience with succulent scallops enveloped in a smoky embrace of bacon. The marriage of delicate sea flavors and the richness of bacon creates a decadent sensation that lingers on the palate.



  • Vibrant Fresh Tomato Bruschetta: Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavors of fresh tomato bruschetta, where ripe tomatoes mingle with fragrant herbs on a toasted baguette. This appetizer is a burst of freshness that dances on the palate, setting the stage for a delightful dining experience.

  • Opulent Jumbo Chilled Shrimp Cocktail: Indulge in opulence with jumbo chilled shrimp cocktail, where succulent shrimp take center stage in a presentation of elegance. Served with a zesty cocktail sauce, each bite is a refreshing plunge into the sea's bounty.

  • Sensational Veal and Pork Meatballs Nestled on Angel Hair Pasta: Experience the sensation of veal and pork meatballs, lovingly crafted and served on a delicate nest of angel hair pasta. Each bite is a symphony of flavors, harmonizing the richness of the meat with the tender embrace of perfectly cooked pasta.

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