Featuring Chef Richard Chudy and Chef Katie Barszcz of The Skinny Beet.
The Skinny Beet is the collaboration of two chefs who also happen to be a couple. Chudy loosely translates to “Skinny”, and Barszcz translates to “Beet Soup”, hence The Skinny Beet. We live together, we work together and we cook together. We cook for local families, cater weddings and prepare fantastic meals for dinner parties all over town. We firmly believe great food can be made anytime, no matter the size of your kitchen. Sometimes there are too many cooks in the kitchen, but most of the time; two chefs are better than one.
A native Bostonian, Richard Chudy graduated from the Professional Chef’s Program at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in 2007 and started a private chef business. Since then he has cooked for Ashley Judd, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and The Phoenix Club at Harvard. When he’s not busy in the kitchen, he runs Boston Burger Blog, his ongoing quest for the perfect burger in Boston. His work has been featured in the Boston Globe and the Callie Crossley program on NPR radio. He writes weekly burger musings for DigBoston, and is an online contributor for Boston Magazine's Chowder, writing the column, "Man Food."
Katie started her blog, The Small Boston Kitchen, in December of 2009 as a way to document her hours spent in the kitchen, as well as her eating adventures throughout the Greater Boston area. In January 2011, Katie quit her corporate job in Human Resources to attend the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, where she received her Culinary Certificate. Katie co-owns a personal chef and catering business, The Skinny Beet, based on the same ideals and foundations that she started with; cooking up delicious, seasonally fresh and creative meals, no matter how small the kitchen is. Her writing and photography has been featured on Boston.com and WBUR Public Radio Kitchen.