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Philosophy and background

Hello, and welcome to "Royal Temptations", my constantly expanding web site. For those of you who don't know me, a little résumé might be helpful.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Oonagh Williams. I was born and brought up in London, England. I have a Culinary Arts Degree and am a qualified teacher. London and Switzerland were my training grounds. Having traveled extensively throughout Europe, I have an eclectic view of different cultures and cuisines that I incorporate into my catering service, at the behest of my clients, and in my classes where my students like to hear my stories. I have lived in Merrimack, NH since September 1987 with my husband and son.

I currently divide my time between teaching Adult International Cooking classes both day and evening as well as providing a Gourmet Catering Service and regularly appearing on the local ABC TV station. The "Cooking WIth Oonagh" show is now in its second season on local cable TV stations.

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I am also Program Advisory Chair - Culinary Arts Committee for Milford High School and Member of Culinary Arts Committee for Pinkerton Academy. These are my other memberships and affiliations.


The services I offer are many and varied, from providing advice about the many choices available to you for your function to tailoring everything to your unique needs. In a word, whatever party you want, I can do it! I differ from other caterers - I ask you how long you expect your guests to stay at your party and myself and my staff are available to you for as long as you need us. I have made PB+J sandwiches for the little guests as well as a pot of tea (of course, I'm English) for the more mature guest. Obviously, your menu would not include PB+J sandwiches, but I take care of your guests so you can enjoy your party.

I'd be more than happy to work with you to make your special occasion a success! Everything I offer is from scratch, made to order, with all real ingredients, not a packet mix in sight!!! Taste why everyone raves about my food.

Here are some suggestions (you can also look at menus from some previous parties as well as extensive lists of dishes available):
  • Open house - home or business
  • Shower (wedding or baby)
  • Dinner or luncheon party
  • Sunday brunch
  • Wine and cheese party
  • Friendly get-together
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Graduation
  • Anniversary
  • Holiday Parties


I enjoy sharing whatever I've learned by teaching private groups in my home or yours.

Learn while having fun and enjoy a fine meal with your friends in the comfort of your own home. I offer food that ranges from Grandma's Comfort Food to exquisite Gourmet International Cuisine and almost everything in between. Celebrate a special occasion with a party or a cooking class.

Prices start at only $65 per person, food included, for a four course meal. 6 people minimum. Parties are customized and individually priced.

In classes, the emphasis is on having fun while learning how to cook new dishes that everyone will enjoy. I bring you professional secrets that remove the mystique and make the preparation of delicious meals with fresh ingredients easy, and fun!

How about inviting six or more people to participate in a special cooking experience at home?

Let's talk and see how I can make your life easier.

Sign up for the Zylonis Fund sponsored Lithuanian Cooking Demonstrations that I give at the Chandler Library. You don't have to be Lithuanian to attend, and the food is a lot more than cabbage and potatoes! We have enjoyed fresh and wild mushrooms in a wine and cheese sauce layered with crepes, ham baked in beer, fresh trout with souffled potatoes, apple pancakes, Alexandertort, potato bread and many other dishes.

Join me at my class in International cooking made easy at Merrimack High School, Adult Education sessions. Experience the joys of international cooking while trying dishes you have only read or dreamed about - all while having fun! Instruction includes demonstrations, alternating with hands-on cooking.

Read comments and testimonials about my cuisine and teaching style
I appear regularly on WMUR ABC's Channel 9 'Cooks Corner' and the "Cooking WIth Oonagh" show is now in its second season on local cable TV stations. You can download the recipes that I demonstrate with fuller explanations than I can give on the time slot available on air. I think I can safely say that all my recipes are user friendly (many having been stringently tested in my classes and constantly rewritten to perfect the directions), normally use ingredients you are likely to have at home or will continue to use, and above all - taste great!

Browse around this site.   Grab some free recipes including those shown on TV. Try some delicious healthy recipes! Have fun!  

Oonagh Williams, Chef

PS Call me on 603-424-6412 and let's chat about how I can help you.
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