Private Chef



Passion.  Professional.  Personal.

Private dinners, cocktail parties, in-home prepared meals, prepared meals to go, cooking demos, cooking lessons, wine tastings, grocery shopping, and much more.  All your food, meal preparation, cooking, and event needs will be met with Chef Trish!  Whether you are vacationing in Florida for a week or spending your winter with us; spend less time in the kitchen and more time in the fun and sun!  Chef Trish is a classically trained chef with 10 years of experience as a private chef.  She is passionate about her work and more importantly, about you enjoying your time hassle-free!




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Chef Trish has been cooking for my husband and I for 9 years. We look forward to her new and creative dishes every week. It’s like our own special date night every time she comes!
— Happy Client #1
Every year Chef Trish comes to our home and helps us celebrate the holiday season for our company. All the employees look forward to the next holiday dinner and enjoy all of her new ideas and exciting flavors!
— Happy Client #2
She has a special gift. Many of our guests over the years say its the best dinner they have ever had!
— Happy Client #3
I am so grateful to have Trish in our lives! She has helped our family celebrate great milestones in our lives including graduations, weddings, baby showers, and anniversaries. We wouldn’t trust anyone else to such important family events!
— Happy Client #4



It is my pleasure to serve you in anyway I can!  I promise to serve fresh, wholesome, and innovative cuisine.  It is my highest goal to exceed your expectations and bring a wonderful experience "to the table"!  I truly enjoy my work, find love in the details, and have a passion for cooking that I hope comes through in my food and your experience!  It's an honor to come to your home and nourish you, your family, and your friends with food that comes from my heart. 

Bon Appétit!

- Chef Trish


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About The Chef

Meet Trish Mcilroy

Chef Mcilroy is a classically trained culinary chef and has been a private chef for 10 years.  She started her career in Indianapolis where she went to culinary school and received a scholarship to finish her schooling with a trip to France.  She started working for high-end private clients after a chance meeting with a well-known CEO and philanthropist in the area.  She has cooked for governors, senators, ambassadors, CEO's, business professionals, professional athletes, and more.  She even had the opportunity to cook lunch for The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu while he visited the Indianapolis area, in which he grabbed her face and said, "You are a blessed chef!"

Chef McIlroy has been featured in Indianapolis Woman magazine and received the Edmund Gass Culinary Excellence Award in 2009 for her work as a private chef in the Indianapolis area.

She loves working for clients and meeting their culinary needs.  In addition to her culinary training, she is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition® where she received training on healthy lifestyle eating and over 100 food theories such as paleo, gluten-free, low-glycemic, low-sugar, etc.

She is excited to be serving the Southwest Florida area and looking forward to the new and exciting opportunities the area will bring!  And most of all, she's excited to meet you and help you enjoy your time in Florida!