Cart 0

Dana Johnson

Personal Chef



Chef Dana Johnson has been Relishing food since 2000.

For the last 12 years she has owned and operated restaurants in both Greene and Columbia Counties.  Just this past year she decided that 17 years locked in a kitchen was enough. She is now available to cater your special events. She also offers consulting services and cooking classes. 



Executive Chef with over 20 years food service industry experience. Opened and operated numerous restaurants. Specializing in kitchen and menu design. Has cheffed countless intimate dinner parties and catered many larger events for up to two hundred and fifty guests.  

  • The Best Of Hudson Valley 2015 - Best Restaurant Columbia County

  • Best Dish Bronze Medal Winner 2011 from Ginsberg's Food Service

  • The Greater Sense of Place: Demonstrated nutrition, food safety, and cooking at Catskill Middle School

  • Maintained Four and Five star ratings on Yelp, trip Advisor and facebook for her restaurants

  • Private Catering up to two hundred and fifty guests including multiple celebrity weddings

  • Created her own line of spice blends- Chef D's Blends available online

  • BeLo Third Business organization member and Taste Of Hudson Participant 

  • Chefs Every Third Monday for the local Salvation Army

  • Chef D is SERVSAFE certified


Mod Restaurant
2010 – 2011

Mod gourmet cafe
2006 – 2011

Relish hudson
2012 – 2017

Relish En Route foodtruck

Chef D's Catering
2017 – Present


"The most delicious, colorful, and flavorful food I've ever had. I grew up in the Catskill Mountains, and was introduced to Dana and her magic back in 2005.  I have been traveling a lot in the years since, and still, I come back to Dana for that taste of home. Her dedication to her work, her customers, and her clients is inspiring. She accommodates and customizes her food to fit every taste, diet restriction, lifestyle, and mood. Truly something to experience.

/  elizabeth b.  /