Tova Sterling

Chef de Cuisine
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Say hello to Chef Tova Sterling, a culinary genius calling the bustling city of New York home. Drawing inspiration from global tastes and locally-sourced ingredients, Chef Tova’s culinary style echoes that of acclaimed chef Yotam Ottolenghi, with a focus on Mediterranean and Middle Eastern delicacies.

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  • Location: United States of America, New York
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  • Member since: Oct-2023
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Chef Tova Sterling’s culinary voyage commenced in the lively kitchens of New York City, where she uncovered her love for cooking amid the rich tapestry of cultures and flavors. Raised by a Persian mother who prized quality ingredients, Chef Tova absorbed the importance of seeking out the freshest produce and spices from an early age.

Fueled by a desire to forge connections through food, Chef Tova’s vibrant personality shines in her cooking. Whether collaborating with clients to tailor menus to their tastes or experimenting with innovative flavors and methods, Chef Tova thrives on crafting unforgettable dining experiences.

As a second-generation immigrant, Chef Tova’s culinary style mirrors her multicultural upbringing, blending timeless flavors with contemporary twists. From hearty stews simmered with hand-picked tomatoes to fragrant spices sourced from top-notch suppliers, Chef Tova infuses every dish with a commitment to authenticity and excellence.

With a decade of culinary experience, including formal training at culinary school, Chef Tova’s expertise is evident in her impeccable technique and bold flavors. Whether perfectly searing a branzino or crafting a velvety saffron cauliflower puree, Chef Tova’s creations reflect her unwavering dedication to culinary mastery and her passion for culinary artistry.


One of Chef Tova's go-to dishes is her seared branzino paired with saffron cauliflower puree, seasonal veggies, and crispy capers. This exquisite dish combines ingredients sourced from Chef Tova's own kitchen with techniques refined through years of culinary schooling and private chef work. The result? A symphony of flavors and textures that tantalize the taste buds and showcase Chef Tova's culinary finesse.


  • Israeli
  • Mediterranean
  • Middle Eastern