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About the Practical Chef 

Chef Craig Nassar

The Practical Chef was founded in 2007 by Craig Nassar.  
After more than 2 decade of long hours and intense work in 
New York City, Chef Craig headed west to Tucson Arizona and 
there he launched The Practical Chef - personal chef services, 
private cooking classes, cooking parties & catering. 

Chef Craig has been in the industry for more than 25 years. He was trained and is a graduate of the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park NY and is a Certified Executive Chef. While in New York, he quickly discovered his passion for catering private and corporate events of all sizes and budgets.

Chef Craig has cooked for such celebrities as Jackie O, Donald Trump, Margaret Thatcher, Muhammad Ali, JamieLee Curtis, Telly Savalas, Peter Falk and Executive Chef for the cast of the original Tony & Tina’s Wedding Interactive Broadway Show.

Chef Craig appeared every Monday for 2 years on Tucson’s KVOA 4pm news segment “Let’s Make A Meal”.                                                                        

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