kai conversations with... stephanie nass, founder + ceo of chefanie

in anticipation of thanksgiving next week, we are delighted to bring you this week’s special holiday-themed kai conversations with stephanie nass, known as chefanie! she is an extraordinary female chef and entrepreneur who has spent the last eight years building a multifaceted business that offers food catering and culinary-driven lifestyle products, and has cultivated a strong following as a culinary influencer on social media, providing uniquely beautiful table settings and awe-inspiring dinner setups. with all that she’s doing on a daily basis, we are not sure when stephanie has time to sleep!  we admire the incredible brand, chefanie, that she’s developed with her tremendous talents and years of hard work. stephanie has also been devotee of kai for nearly 20 years, and we are so fortunate to call her a friend!  
in this post, stephanie shares her top recommendations for the holiday season along with some fun background insights about herself. we hope you enjoy her interview, and we encourage you to check out and follow her gorgeous inspirational feed, @chefanie!  you will be glad you did, and next time you are hosting and/or cooking at home — you’ll be completely inspired by chefanie’s amazing tips, how-tos, as well as her tableware, home décor, design and culinary recommendations with impeccable taste!

could you please share 3 to 5 must-have offerings from the chefanie brand for the holidays? specifically, which items can you not live without for the holiday season?

do you have a “go to” item that you bring for host/hostess gifts during the holidays?

wicker cake stand and a homemade cake.

any tips for a good swap gift (where each participant brings an unmarked, wrapped gift)?

what’s your favorite tableware to use, out of any tableware design/setting you’re using throughout the entire holiday season?

what’s your absolute favorite dish (appetizer, entrée, dessert) for the holidays?

brie en croute.

how did you first discover kai? please share a memory of your first-time using kai, which product it was, and anything special you noticed during your experience?

my mom introduced me to the kai signature perfume oil after she discovered the brand in california- probably 20 years ago. i remember thinking it was the best smell in the world. 

what’s your beauty secret? or must have beauty product?

beauty comes from within. be happy. 

go-to lipstick color?

a deep burgundy red (with lip liner).

what color nail polish are you wearing right now?

none! never. 

favorite food?


thank you... stephanie!


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