The top 10 Private Chefs in New York
We have an amazing roster of Private Chefs in New York on Table at Home. If you want to hire your own personal chef for a dinner party, cooking lesson or you just want to spoil yourself with a Private Chef experience for a special occasion you have come to the right place.
See our list for the top 10 Private Chefs in New York.
#1 Private Chef Massimo – New York and Long Island
Chef Massimo Fedozzi, is a graduate of the Marco Polo Culinary Institute of Genova, Italy. While growing up in Northern Italy, Fedozzi was intimately involved with food from a young age. He learned about pasta and antipasti at his parents’ salumi shops in Genova and delighted in the meals and aromas while his family gathered around the kitchen table. Fluent in English, Italian and Spanish, he was expected to become a translator, but followed his true passion and attended the Marco Polo Culinary Institute in Genova. Fedozzi’s career began in the kitchens of some of Europe’s most renowned establishments including: The Savoy Hotel in London, England; Le Chantecler at the Hotel Le Negresco in Nice, France and Grand The Hotel Park in Gstaad, Switzerland. At Ristorante Aladino in Genova, following the step of his mentor Gualtiero Marchesi, Fedozzi became one of the first chefs in Italy to present nouvelle cuisine and the youngest Italian Executive Chef. He strives to share his enthusiasm for taste and presentation and lives by the philosophy that “THE QUALITY OF INGREDIENTS IS EVERYTHING AND SIMPLICITY OF EXECUTION IS A MUST”.
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#2 Private Chef Shawn – New York and Connecticut
With roots in the deep south, Chef Burnette began his career in the kitchen at age 15 making pizzas and sandwiches in his hometown of Richmond,VA. Over the next several years, while pursuing other interests, Chef Burnette continually found himself back in the restaurant industry, following a similar pattern that would begin in the front of the house and end in the kitchen.
Jobs with national chains both in the south (Battleground Restaurant Group) and in his adopted home of New York City (Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Dave and Buster’s) lead to experience in every position in the restaurant as well as trainer positions that allowed him to open over 20 restaurants. After four years, he was recruited to be the General Manager at the Cobalt Room and subsequently some of New York’s other finest lounges including Bar and Books, The Carnegie Club and Galapagos Art Space.
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#3 Private Chef Rodrigo – New York
Rodrigo is a Michelin-trained chef who has worked with some of the biggest names in the culinary world, including Joan Roca from El Celler de Can Roca (twice No. 1 restaurant in the world – “The World’s 50 Best” – 3 Michelin Stars), Gaggan Anand from Gaggan (four consecutive times No. 1 restaurant in Asia – “Asia’s 50 Best” – 2 Michelin Stars), and Michael Anthony from the prestigious Michelin stared Gramercy Tavern. He graduated with distinction and top of his class from the International Culinary Center (ICC) in NYC (founded as the French Culinary Institute). ICC alumni have received over 150 Michelin stars.
Inspired by his Latin background and fascination for Asian cuisines, several of his dishes fuse ingredients and techniques from these gastronomic cultures, like his cured king salmon crudo with chipotle ponzu and crispy capers. He also loves preparing classic (European) dishes, often with a fresh twist, like his seared scallops with yuzu-white truffle hollandaise.
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#4 Private Chef Jason – New York
Hello and thank you for your interest. Welcome to Dining with Jason let’s plan a great meal together. I specialize in customizing dinners that will exceed your expectations and create lasting memories.
I have over 18 years of experience learning techniques from some of the best chefs and restaurateurs in the business. David Burke’s Fromagerie was my intro to French classics. I enjoy recreating Jacques Pepin signature dishes. Iron Chef Michael Simon Influenced my Greek and Mediterranean flavors. Steven Starr’s Buddakan and Morimoto introduced me to Asian fusion. My years of fine dining restaurants, in home private dining, 5 diamond hotels and catering special events have given me an appreciation for quality ingredients and elegant meals.
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#5 Private Chef Jaime – New York and New Jersey
My name is Jaime Jeffrey, and I bring with me my 15 years of professional culinary training and experience.
With a degree in Culinary Arts and Management from the Art Institute of New York, I am a self-taught food enthusiast with years of experience as a catering chef, pastry chef, cocktail chef, and a personal chef.
I worked for and with the best! From prominent catering companies like Abigail Kirsch & Starr Catering Group to Michelin Star restaurants like Aureole and a gem like Beauty & Essex.
Cooking for me came naturally, I love to make people happy with beautifully prepared and delicious food. With my Caribbean background, I make amazing curried dishes and island specialties, but I love to cook Italian food. I’m not just talking the endless different type of pasta dishes you can make, I am talking about Shortrib Ragu, and a fantastic meatball recipe you would think grandma was in the kitchen.
With a passion for food and a strong desire to prepare delicious, healthy and fresh meals, I want to bring a restaurant experience home to you.
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#6 Private Chef Mirijana – New York and Long Island
Born on a family farm on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, I grew up around farm fresh ingredients and learned from an early age how to best prepare foods that have been freshly harvested by our local family of farmers and butchers. After leaving Montenegro during the Balkan Wars, my family moved to the North Fork of Long Island where I spent my Summers working in the Long Island agriculture industry and eventually went on to operate my own 3 acre farm where I developed a successful model for biointensive sustainable farming. I learned how to cook professionally in my family’s restaurants and for the last 10 yrs have been providing high level personal chef services while overseeing my own restaurant. Through my relationships with local farmers, harvesters, and fisherman I am fortunate to be able to procure the very best of the best in local ingredients. I am also adept at creating menus that accommodate all food restrictions diets and allergies.
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#7 Private Chef Tova – New York
As a child, I Remember the smell of Persian spices and the scent of caramelized onions on the stove.
I became a chef because I love the way a home cooked meal brings a family closer. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, I wanted to be able to cook not just food but also experiences. So, rather than continuing a career in restaurants, I decided to become a private chef.
To truly succeed as a private chef In NYC it is crucial to develop a niche. My specialty is vibrant, healthy cooking. Whether I am cooking a rustic Italian meal or a 7 course vegan tasting, my food is always complex, yet simple.
My path has lead me to work everywhere, from a Farmhouse in New Jersey to a Mansion in the Hampton’s and my client list has grown to include influential people such as Paul McCartney, Katie Couric and Jimmy Buffett.
My goal Is always to stay to my motto: Start simple, end exceptional.
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#8 Private Chef Vera – New York
I am originally from Moscow, and relocated to New York at a young age. While in NYC, I worked under Daniel Bouloud. I spent my 20s living, eating and cooking in Paris. Always inspired by Japan, I headed to Tokyo where I worked with Zaiyu Hasegawa at DEN, a two Michelin star restaurant which was named TOP 50 Best Restaurants in Asia. My biggest mentor was Pascal Aussignac, who I had the pleasure of working with in his Michelin star restaurant Club Gascon in London. Additionally, I have 10 years of private chef experience, collaborations and food styling. I offer private plated dinners, small/large gatherings. I work with locally-sourced, organic ingredients and have experience cooking with vegan, vegetarian, and kosher dietary restrictions as I used to live in Israel in my early 20s. I have knowledge of Asian, Mediterranean, and French cuisines as well as a wide-range of pastry making. I am able to travel in New York area, along with the occasional longer distance travel.
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#9 Private Chef Raymond – New York
Food had an early impact on my life. My fondest childhood memories include watching Food Network with my mom and seeing my dad slow cook Sunday dinners — nothing like smoked ribs on a summer’s day! My appreciation for all things culinary, led me to begin working in restaurants at the age of 18 and I immediately felt at home. I continued to work my way through the industry and have now spent the last 8 years running kitchens in your favorite NYC restaurants.
I realized I had a particular fondness for private catering when I started dating my wife. Together, we cooked dinner for her family every Friday; It was our thing. Inspired by the intimacy of the process, my ability to be creative with recipes and presentation and most of all, the way a great meal punctuates an unforgettable evening; I developed a desire to share this experience with others. Our thing became my thing, as I regularly began cooking for couples and small parties, in addition to being a full-time chef. As much as I enjoy the art of cooking, it’s really not about food. It’s about the experience. The food is just the gateway to the experience. That being said, I look forward to the opportunity to make your special evening unforgettable.
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#10 Private Chef Abyssinia – New York and New Jersey
Hi My name is Abyssinia. It’s a pleasure to virtually meet you with hopes to be your new favorite personal chef! Let me tell you a little about myself, I was born in New York and raised in Florida. I started cooking at a very young age, always being drawn to the kitchen I’d say i’ve picked up a few skills.
I received a bachelors degree in Culinary Arts & Food service management from Johnson & Wales University. During my time at JWU I also studied pastry arts. Eager to learn every aspect of the culinary world, I traveled to Germany & studied wine. Since then, New York has welcomed me back home & I am currently working as a personal chef serving families in New York City & New Jersey.
Over the years I’ve trained in some of the best restaurants & hotels in Miami & New York. With a Caribbean background and a love for bright colors, fruits & vegetables, a lot of my food is drawn in an artistic direction. I love to be vibrant & playful with the dishes I create. In my past time I find myself recipe testing, always looking for ways to wow my next client. I am capable of preparing various cuisines. Some of my favorites are Caribbean, Mexican, Southern & Italian. Dietary restrictions? Not a problem, I would love to create a menu for you!
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