Welcome to Shef Madres, Sacramento's premier catering company reimagined by the dynamic duo of Jennifer Millsap and Tara Martinez. With a passion for culinary excellence and a shared vision, these two local female chefs have breathed new life into what was once known as Rossi Catering. Drawing on their decades of combined experience in the Sacramento culinary scene, Jennifer and Tara bring a fresh perspective and a wealth of expertise to the table. Their journey has been shaped by countless hours in professional kitchens, honing their skills and mastering the art of creating unforgettable dining experiences. At Shef Madres, we embrace innovation while cherishing tradition, blending flavors from around the world with a touch of local inspiration. We are committed to delivering exceptional service, personalized menus, and an unwavering dedication to quality. Join us as we embark on this culinary adventure, where every dish tells a story and every event is a celebration of food, community, and the joy of shared experiences.
Jennifer Millsap - Chef & Co-owner
As a mother, a cancer survivor, and a proud California native, Jennifer possesses a deep desire to cater to her clients' specific nourishment needs while embracing the seasonal abundance. With a wealth of kitchen experience spanning over a decade, she has excelled in diverse culinary roles. From serving as an in-home private chef and meal preparer for NBA players to her humble beginnings in fast-paced, high-end restaurant kitchens, she has thrived in creating memorable experiences, particularly intimate celebrations and private dinners.
Tara Martinez - Chef & Co-owner
As a mother of four boys, Tara always found herself in a position to come up with creative dishes that they would all enjoy. Once her youngest son entered middle school, Tara decided to attend culinary school. At 33 years old, she was older than most of her peers there. Since then, she has worked at various restaurants around Sacramento, but it was catering that she fell in love with. Tara worked for Rossi Catering for six years until she and Jenn Millsap purchased it in June of 2022, transforming it into Shef Madres.