Welcome to the Paragon Kitchen

The word Paragon literally translates to perfect, very best, or excellent. My philosophy is to have the very best kitchen, and by “kitchen” I mean culinary skills and techniques to create the very best meals for my clients.

The Paragon Kitchen is a small private chef service, because I want to retain a personal relationship with my clients and cater to your special needs and styles. Every event, whether big or small is unique so together we put together the perfect menu and then I make it easy by coming to your location and I provide all of the necessary services to create a delicious, gourmet event that everyone will enjoy! Interested in taking one of our classes? Class menus and descriptions can be found under the “Calendar” and “Classes” tabs above. You can email or call me directly to register for an upcoming class. If you have any suggestions or comments, I would love to hear them. Or if there’s a class you can’t wait for us to offer, please don’t hesitate to email me. Hope to see you soon!

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Our Services - Picture of people serving food

Our Catering Services

The Paragon Kitchen is a small private chef service, not a large catering service. I want to retain a personal relationship with my clients and cater to your specific needs and styles. I insist on being hands on in everything I make from scratch, start to finish, therefore; I can only do events up to 300 people.

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Private Dinner Parties
  • Cocktail Parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • Holiday Parties
  • Graduation Parties
  • Office Parties
  • Baby Showers
  • Bridal Showers
  • Engagement Parties

Private Chef

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Private Chef

Drop Off/Pick up meals are perfect for you if you are looking for an easier way to balance your work and family life and still feed your family a healthy and nutritious meals. There are many options to choose from such as….

Chicken Tortilla Soup
Green Chili Stew
Chili Frito Pie
Minestrone Soup
Tuscany Soup
Potato Soup
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Roasted Winter Salad
Cesar Salad with Parmesan Crisp
Roasted Beet Stack Layered with goat cheese and Balsamic Dressing
Mixed Greens, Cranberries, pecans, and sauteed mushrooms and onions.
Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese, bacon crumbles, and fresh tomato
Seared Beef Tenderloin with Potato Puree
Rosemary Pork Tenderloin with Ratatouille
Chicken Marsala served over Potato Puree
Baby Back Ribs with Honey Baked Beans and Rolls
Balsamic Parmesan Chicken and mushrooms served over Herb Stuffing
New Orleans Style Gumbo served over Rice
Catch of the Day served over Creamy Risotto
Grilled Salmon Served over Vegetable Quinoa
Veneto Lasagna
Beef Bourguignon
Rustic chicken and garlic gravy served over Potato Puree

Wines & Pairing

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Wine & Pairings

I had the great opportunity during my culinary training to be certified in Wine education. I love wine because of its simplicity, beauty and complexity.  Many people find it intimidating, but it does not have to be when you are taught how your senses work and how to really taste and smell!
Gather some friends and take a Wine Tasting 101 Class with me.
Wine Tasting 101 – Part 1
How to read wine labels and buy with confidence
Wine and food pairing
Wine service – how to properly serve wine
Wine Tasting 101 – Part 2
Blind tasting
Tasting exercises
How to properly store your wine
Regional Wine Classes
Old World versus New World
California, South America, Australia vs France, Spain, Italy, Germany
Types of Grapes – 16 Noble Grapes
Pinot Noir
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chenin Blanc
Pinot Grigio
Sauvignon Blanc










How do I register for a class?

To save your spot in a class you must pay for the class by clicking on the pay pal button. Space is limited and this will hold your spot.


What should I wear?

Wear comfortable casual clothes and flat comfortable shoes.

What is the format of the class?

Classes are hands on and full participation. The class is 3 hours long. The chef will explain and demonstrate all of the cooking techniques that will be used. There will be a snack provided at the beginning of class and then we will all enjoy the meal we prepared together at the end. You will also be given a copy of all the recipes used.


What is your cancellation policy?

All food, wine and ingredients are purchase 24 hours before each class; therefore, you must cancel 48 hours before the class to receive a full refund.

The Paragon Kitchen
5205 Spartanburg
Amarillo, TX 79119
kristi@aragonga.com (806) 674.5245

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