About Chef Avenell

 

With her experience, training and a natural love for delighting people with her culinary creations, she has a natural ability to infuse unique flavors into everything from the most ordinary of dishes to the most complex. She loves a challenge and will cook anything you like!

 

Our Story

Where It All Began

Avenell LeMar is the Owner/Chef of Chef Avenell’s Bistro, she graduated from the Culinary Business Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico.   Her passion for cooking came at an early age of 10, watching her father, a chef of 45 years.  By watching and helping her dad she discovered her passion for creating culinary delights and at the age of 13, she made and decorated her first 3-tier cake, a gift for her parents’ fifteenth wedding anniversary.  Chef Avenell creates a delicious gourmet menu suited to your particular tastes for breakfast, lunch and any special dining event at the Bistro.

Avenell spent her teenage years developing her skills and learning the business by helping her family in the catering business.   She spent the next thirty years researching recipes, creating her own recipes, testing recipes and having her gastronomic delights evaluated by some of the most discerning and critical taste buds; her friends and family.

 Having perfected her skills she began catering dinner parties for business associates, friends and family. With the encouragement of everyone who experienced her delicacies, she discovered and attended the Culinary Business Academy and decided to enhance her skills with professional training.

 With her experience, training and a natural love for delighting people with her culinary creations, she decided to become a Personal Chef.  Chef Avenell has a natural ability to infuse unique flavors into everything from the most ordinary of dishes to the most complex. She loves a challenge and will cook anything you like!

 

In the Spotlight

Awards & Recognition

Culinary Business Academy (Graduate)

Certified Personal Chef (Recognized by the Federal Government)

ServSafe Certified (Safe Food handling recognized by the State of Texas)

Licensed and Insured in the City of New Braunfels and Counties of Comal and Guadalupe

Premier Member of the US Personal Chef Association (USPCA)

Member of American Wine Society

Chamber of Commerce Member (New Braunfels)

Features

What We Offer

Fresh Menus

Something new and fresh with every menu.  Like delicious chicken stuffed avocado.

Fresh Ingredients

Every ingredient is fresh from local farmers market or local stores  So all dishes taste fresh and scrumptious.

Gourmet to Comfort Food

From gourmet cakes and home baked Apple Pies we have something for every taste.

Creative Catering

Let Chef Avenell help you create the perfect menu for your events and party catering needs.

Authentic Cuisine

Everything prepared in the Chef’s kitchen is prepared authentically without substitutions.

Home Roasted Coffee

Rich, International,  French pressed coffee from kenya, Costa Rica,  and Jamaica. 

Testimonials

What People are Saying

“A Great Find”

Pork Tenderloin – Another Winner!  We enjoyed the sauce, unexpected, and it worked great with the pork.  Heating the sauce first then adding the pork kept it nice and tender.

“Fabulous food & flawless service”

Beef Stew with Molasses and Raisins – A Great Comfort recipe.  This was the best beef stew I have ever tasted!

 

 

“Another successful experience”

Chicken in Apricot Sauce – Also tasty!  Chicken was tender; the sauce was excellent, served it with grilled Asparagus.

 

“Speechless”

“Chef Avenell’s understanding of my needs was perfect. Her questionnaire about my likes and dislikes were to the point. The preparation of the food is always a treat for me.

Hours of Operation

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* Large Orders Need Three Day Advance Notice

MON – FRI
8:00am – 9:00pm
 

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SAT
10:00am – 10:00pm

SUN
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