Born and raised in Vermont, my career came full circle when I launched Santini catering by Chef Susan LeClair in 2015. My 30 year culinary journey began as a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier and includes working as a chef in the fantastic food cities of New Orleans, Key Largo and Seattle. I returned to Vermont and leant my skills as Chef for Top Notch Resort in Stowe, VT. I then worked front of the house in many of Vermont's finest restaurants. Hen of the Wood, Michaels on the Hill, Kitchen Table Bistro and Farmhouse Group's Guild Tavern
The Food industry has always been a part of my life, as my father owned and operated Pud's Lunch Bar in St. Albans, Vermont for many years. I learned from him the importance of making customers happy with the best quality food available. I am proud to continue this tradition with the Leclair name.
My commitment to "buying local" and farm to table goes back over 20 years ago to my time in Seattle. I am thrilled to have access to wonderful Vermont produce, dairy, meats and other products to create truly unique, fresh and delicious menus for all occasions.
Let me share my proven experience, love of food and Vermont heritage to make your event the best it can be.