Heather Grace Merriken founded HGC to give her clients home cooking whenever & wherever they need it.

After working in film and commercials on both coasts, I found that my real joy came in the weekly Shabbat dinners I cooked for friends and family. I followed my passion for entertaining and earned my Grande Diplome in Culinary Arts at the esteemed French Culinary Institute. 

After honing my professional skills at New York hotspots like Alex Guarnschelli's Butter and Jean Georges' Spice Market, I went into private dining and catering. A couple years at Danny Meyers' Union Square Events taught me hospitality at its best. 

I bring my love for fine ingredients and conviviality to every table I have the pleasure of setting. My food is tasty and warm and just fancy enough to make you feel special.