If you’re looking for good, authentic down-home cooking, look no further than Ava's Lowcountry Cuisine in Lutz, 813area’s Best Southern Cooking winner. Whether you’re looking for shrimp and grits, macaroni and cheese, a crab boil, or an etouffee, Ava’s Lowcountry Cuisine can dish out your Southern favorites and more.

A veteran, Chef Ava offers catering plus cooking classes, private chef services, and school meals and hopes to expand her business to include restaurant-style dining as well. Presently, it’s just a matter of finding a larger space to accommodate patrons- whenever Chef Ava does open a restaurant, we know for a fact that it will be packed!

Chef Ava is a Charleston, South Carolina native and began cooking in her mother’s kitchen as a young girl. Her extraordinary culinary skills have landed her numerous catering and private event opportunities, including personal chef services to multiple players from the Charlotte Hornets. 

In addition to Chef Ava’s background, what makes Ava's Lowcountry Cuisine unique is that she customizes her offerings for her clients and always uses fresh, local ingredients. She also prides herself in not backing down from any challenges and holds to the adage that she and her team can do anything that they put their minds to. 

Chef Ava moved her business from North Carolina to Lutz four years ago, and the transition has been worthwhile as she loves the palm tree-spotted locale and friendly people here. The Bay area is also a great environment for new businesses and has great schools for her children.

Ava’s Lowcountry Cuisine can be best described as “Southern Cuisine with a twist,” and Chef Ava’s mission is to make and keep her customers happy. If you would like a true taste of the South, contact Chef Ava at Avascuisine.com; be sure to check her website frequently because soon she’ll be advertising her special Thanksgiving Baskets for the holidays.

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