5.0 (3)
1 hire on Fash
4 years in business

About this pro

Otherings are those who make things differently and for that reason they stand out, they separate from the rest. I feel like I'm an othering, coming to culinary developments from a scientist background. At Otherings we provide foods from different cultures, breakfast items, entrees, appetizers and desserts in any size. There is no small or large event for Otherings. Every event for us is YOUR EVENT and it doesn't matter the venue. We can also deliver to your home, office, company; whether you want to treat your family, friends, employees or colleages, Otherings will be there for you!

I'm a Scientist with a PhD in Molecuar Physiology from University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. I have a passion for science wich goes hand by hand with experimenting, questioning and finding ways to corroborate/discard new hypothesis and ideas. And I have a passion for cooking as well!! My lab bench and my kitchen island are two surfaces in which I do "experiments". I love to cook with my kids. I hope when they grow they remember the family cooking experience as comforting and rewarding as it is for me. This is what I try to convey in my dishes and desserts, a multisensorial experience that you can invoke at any time in any place. I like details, that's why my food is not only a process of recipe curation to get the best flavors and textures, but also an esthetic composition. I hope you enjoy my food as I do!

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Berkeley, CA 94702
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3 Reviews


  • Keith Kappmeyer

    Chef Denise is a great menu planner and an even better executor of her plan. Our guests were very impressed with the meal and I was pleased at its affordability. She and her server arrived well prepared and left our kitchens in great shape. I would use her again in a heartbeat.

  • Suzan & Terry K

    We hired Otherings to cater our sweet table for a holiday party at our home, something that we haven't had before. I met with Denise to have a better look at the options and choose what would best fit out party. The desserts were beautiful, delicious and such an elegant touch to our menu! Denise is amazing! Each one was absolutely divine! The flavors were rich and delectable. The presentation was so perfect. She is such a talented woman! I tasted each one again with tea the next morning. Amazing! Each one was better than the others. I couldn’t even say which was my favorite- they all were. Denise: Thank you very much for your all your time and efforts. We appreciate it immensely! We highly recommend her!

  • Laura & Alex, October 2018

    We heard about Otherings from a friend and ended up hiring them for the appetizers in our weeding. Denise and her team were amazing and she took all the effort to prepare us a variety of appetizers to try and choose. The quality of the food couldn't have been better and the presentation was really a plus and beyond. We really recommend Otherings.

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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I'm a Scientist with a PhD in Molecular Physiology. I always loved to understand the chemical and physical processes of food transformation, and characteristics of specifc products and how to use them to create new flavors and textures. I've taken multiple cuisine courses that helped me to improve my skills in particular areas of the kitchen business. 

How did you get started in this business?

Since I came to the US I begun to discover new ingredients, new spices, new ways of cooking. So I started to experiment and to create fusions between my latin roots and all the new discoveries. I was enjoying so much the process of cooking and to share my food with others, that people, first friends then friends of friends, started to pay me to cook for them. And this was the beginning of Otherings!

What types of customers have you worked with?

I've been working with individual customers providing them with food for various types of events including weddings, birthday parties, bridal showers, office meetings among others. I also provide pastries and desserts to local cafes and restaurants. We customize all our flavors, sizes and design to fit your taste!

We've also been catering companies all around Bay Area and organizing classes for individuals or companies as team bonding events.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I catered a party in Piedmont, CA. I made mini desserts in individual plastic containers (chocolate mousse decorated with peppermint bark pieces, tiramisu with rum, forest fruits mousse decorated with meringue pieces) displayed in tiers which looked beautiful. I got many compliments about the flavor of the three types of desserts. Pictures on the Otherings website or Facebook.

Services offered

Catering Services Cake Makers & Decorators Corporate Caterers Corporate Lunch Caterers Event Caterers Pastry Chefs