chefCulinary Creations & Entertainment was founded Chef Christopher Covelli and Greg Jung to provide excellent culinary experiences in a variety of settings. We do everything from teaching cooking in Italy to corporate conventions to live and televised food demonstrations to select catering functions. We believe food needs to be delicious, beautiful and provided in the most entertaining way possible.

Chef Chistopher Covelli is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City where he was trained by world-renowned chefs including Andre Soltner, Jacques Pepin and Alain Saihac. In the Spring and Fall you will find Chef Covelli teaching cooking at Toscana Saporita cooking school in Tuscany, Italy where he is beginning his 15th year as senior chef instructor.

Chef Covelli recently cooked for dinners at the James Beard House in New York City, DeGustibus, the cooking school at Macy’s Herald Square in NYC and the White Truffle Festival Dinner for Florida Winefest. Chef Covelli is also the chef for the Baltimore Orioles in spring training. Contact us at or,

Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s, operates a successful culinary group on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Located in Sarasota, each Mattison’s restaurant location is unique to its neighborhood, offering Chef Paul Mattison’s signature menu items, outstanding service, and quality ingredients, while supporting the community, regional farmers, and culinary suppliers. Mattison’s Catering is a chef-owned and operated company procuring fresh, natural, and local ingredients. Catering In-house and off-site, Mattison’s Catering Company offers certified wedding and event planners, experienced professionals, and custom menus.

Also known for his community-based efforts, Chef Paul Mattison received several national service awards. He gives culinary classes and demonstrations for charity organizations like the Boys and Girls Club, Girls Inc., Sarasota County, and Selby Gardens. Chef Paul Mattison serves on the Advisory Board for Kaiser College and Sarasota County Technical Institute’s Culinary Arts Program, and Sarasota’s Downtown Farmers’ Market. He also serves on the Board of Director for All Faiths Food Bank and Florida Winefest & Auction. Giving back to the community is a priority for Chef Paul Mattison and his generosity is well known throughout the community.


Culinary Participants in Saturday’s Brunch Tasting


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