• Private Chef Paul New York incl CT and NJ
  • Asian
  • French
  • Fusion
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Modern American
  • Spanish

Signature dish:  

Crispy Branzino

About Me

My name is Paul Heiler. I am in Brooklyn. I been cooking for 14 years.
My personal style of cooking is Modern American Cuisine. consist of modern techniques and innovating traditional regional foods.
In 2014, I got my first event. Since then, I always strive for excellence in every dinner I execute.
I have great reviews, and I am very flexible with menu development. I have a wide array of cooking styles also I have a few years of pastry experience and a high level.

Recent Menus

Reviews - click review to see menu (21)

  • We did not have a good experience with Chef Paul.
    From the very beginning (after booking through TAH), Chef Paul was texting asking for money up front. We sent him $900 (out of the total $1600) because he wanted to order the ingredients and specific risotto plates for our meal. He then asked for more money 3x before we saw him for our event. In total, Chef Paul received over $1000 before he even walked in our door, and that was AFTER I declined sending additional funds in advance.
    Day of: Chef Paul arrived 3 hours late. He was supposed to arrive at 4-430 to begin prep and did not walk in the door until after 7PM. We didn't eat as a group until after 930 and last course was served close to 10:45PM.
    Chef Paul rushed throughout the entire cooking process (because he was so late).
    The food itself was delicious, but the portions were tiny. Our appetizer and risotto were served in mini shot-glass size plastic cups (no risotto plates as originally promised). Our entree was supposed to be a Lobster Tail and Filet Mignon. We were served a slice of Beef Tenderloin and a piece of Lobster as small as a shrimp.
    In terms of clean-up, I'd give that a 5/10. Pots and pans were left dirty, the bottoms burnt. The stovetop was not clean either.
    I gave Chef Paul feedback before he left, and he made sure to say "A tip is still greatly appreciated".
    We did tip him because that is the right thing to do. But our experience was underwhelming.
    We paid almost $2000 as a group of sub 30 year-olds to be delivered an OK meal.
    We could have gone to a steakhouse in NYC and paid a similar price tag with stellar service + food.
    Not to mention, our entire group was still hungry after the meal and needed to order additional food to curb our appetite.

    To conclude, the food taste was a 5/5 but we are leaving this critical review based on our experience with Chef Paul: constantly asking for more money, arriving extremely late, small portion sizes, and poor clean-up job. It was not worth a $2000 price tag.

    • Worked on December 31, 2021
  • Chef Paul exceeded our expectations. All of the courses were absolutely delicious! The entire kitchen was cleaned prior to the end of dinner. Overall such a great experience.

    • Worked on October 10, 2021
  • Paul is a great chef, he came up with a perfect menu for our event and all the guests thought the food was fantastic

    • Worked on September 25, 2021
  • Paul really understood the assignment, so to speak. I had a special wine I wanted to pair with the meal and he really addressed that and crafted a superb menu. The evening went flawlessly!

    • Worked on September 2, 2021
  • Chef Paul created an amazing experience for my husbands birthday. Teaching him as he went along. The food was amazing. He is incredibly talented and knowledgeable. Wonderful meal at home and not a single item to cleanup as Chef Paul did it as he went along. I would recommend him for any event or party.

    • Worked on June 29, 2021
  • Chef Paul was simply amazing! I arranged a private dinner for my wife and I to celebrate her bday, and the experience from start to finish, far exceeded our expectations. His attention to detail from the moment we connected to plan the menu, to the night of the dinner itself was first class all around! We're already looking forward to the next occasion where we can book Chef Paul again!

    • Worked on July 1, 2021
  • Just amazing! Chef Paul arrived to our venue and performed culinary magic! I can't even explain the culinary experience my party raved about. Amazingly balanced food flavors, beautiful presentation, and the extraordinary service. It was so easy to coordinate the menu with him and he was very quick with his responses which helped so much with my last minute booking. Can't wait to taste his food again!

    • Worked on June 26, 2021
  • Chef Paul was great - from the moment we connected to the day he arrived to prepare dinner as a surprise for my husband's 35th birthday. Everything was delicious, beautifully plated, and well cleaned-up afterward. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would love to have him back! I highly recommend Chef Paul!

    • Worked on June 19, 2021
  • Chef Paul exceeded our expectations, by far. The taste and presentation of our sit-down dinner was extraordinary. He paced everything extremely well and was a total one-man-show, tackling 4 courses + some appetizers, with complete grace. He was a pleasure to work with, communicating from proposal kickoff to menu completion. He was extremely accommodating with our dairy/kosher-style needs and ensuring that even our pickier guests would be pleased - we CERTAINLY ALL WERE! I sincerely hope to work with Chef Paul, again - what a wonderful evening made so very special by the dinner prepared by Chef Paul.

    • Worked on June 5, 2021
  • Super profesional! Super nice! Super delicious! Thanks Paul!

    • Worked on January 30, 2021
  • Chef Paul was absolutely amazing as a chef and as a human. The food was flavorful, fresh, and plated beautifully. He catered to our needs for a kosher fish and dairy meal, and last minute rush scheduling changes. I would absolutely book with Paul again and recommend him to everyone looking.

    • Worked on January 20, 2021
  • Not enough good words for our experience with Chef Paul! He customized the menu to our exact preferences & dietary restrictions, showed up right on time, cooked exceptional food, plated so beautifully, cleaned up and very friendly throughout the process. I was shocked at the quality of food, and we would absolutely hire Chef Paul again!

    • Worked on January 9, 2021
  • We had the privilege to have Chef Paul Heiler over for our Christmas dinner and I have to say, it was an excellent experience from start to finish.
    I sent my request for a 2-3 course plated meal and Paul came up with a perfect menu for us.
    Everything from the very beginning was organized and well communicated. We didn’t have to do anything. Paul even wanted to bring plates and silverware if needed.
    He came a couple of hours ahead of dinner to prep everything, right on time we sat down and got served a wonderfully plated, but more importantly super tasty menu consisting of:
    Roasted seasonal mushrooms, potato pancake, Parmesan, garlic chips, poached egg
    App II:
    Duck leg ravioli, honey nut squash,
    Sage, brown butter
    (one bite palate cleanser)
    Carrot, & orange
    Roasted sea bass, cauliflower cream, roasted broccolini’s, mustard tarragon crispy Spätzle, touch of red cabbage purée
    Buche de Noel “Christmas winter log”

    - I wish I could have attached pictures -

    Not only was the food to die for, but the kitchen was clean afterwards as well :)

    If you ever want a perfect dinner, I can only recommend Chef Paul Heiler.

    Paul, thank you for making this an unforgettable Christmas dinner for my girlfriend and me.


    • Worked on December 24, 2020
  • Such a nice and pleasant guy! Really great food and fancy presentation. He did above an beyond to accommodate our requirements. We are kosher, so he cooked everything from scratch using our tools. With covid-19 he kept his mask on the whole time. I really recommend Paul!

    • Worked on November 22, 2020
  • Paul was so professional, fun, knowledgeable, and talented. He created the most special meal and night for us that we will remember forever. He cleaned the whole kitchen and provided exceptional service. We can’t wait to invite him back for different dinners and cooking classes from his diverse capabilities. So happy!

    • Worked on November 5, 2020
  • Chef Paul was amazing! His kitchen manner was a perfect mix of socializing and cooking/ preparing, but he was constantly in control of the kitchen and focused on making certain our experience was exceptional. I would recommend Paul to anyone. He accommodated dietary preferences and delivered a four course meal for six guests that could not have been replicated without serious training and years of experience. Everyone thought every course was excellent in both taste and presentation. Aside from that, he was great working with to plan the meal, good with communication etc. Full recommend him.

    • Worked on October 24, 2020
  • Chef Paul showed up with all his bags and got to work. Dinner was fantastic, the presentation, the flavors, an amazing experience. My guests still talk about it every time we get together. And he even cleaned up!! Definitely recommend.

    • Worked on October 16, 2020
  • Chef Paul was amazing!! The food was delicious. I truly enjoyed it. I will definitely use him again. Thanks for everything!

    • Worked on October 3, 2020
  • Chef Paul was Great!!
    From the start, he was very easy to work with and helped to create a delicious menu for our dinner. We wanted simple, fresh and healthy and he delivered!! Communicating with him before the dinner was simple and he was very responsive. Showed up on time and got right to it.
    The first course of beets and Burrata was amazing! Then we had pasta with summer vegetables. The main dish was the most crispy, Flavorful chicken ever with Broccolini and a deliciously light cream sauce. We opted for a "to-go" dessert and we nibbled on his fantastic cheesecake all night. It was perfect and delicious.
    As an extra bonus he left the kitchen spotless. I would highly recommend him and would absolutely use him again!

    • Worked on September 12, 2020
  • Chef Paul was amazing! He gave my husband a one-on-one cooking class and taught him the tips and tricks for making absolutely the most delicious French onion soup we’ve EVER had. Chef Paul arrived early to set up and asked us detailed and thoughtful questions about our cooking experience so he could tailor the lesson specially to my husband’s skillset, and he provided a detailed syllabus for the lesson—we were so impressed by his attention to detail, his patience/kindness, and of course the delicious food!! I could write a novel about that French onion soup...and the veal and dessert soufflé were perfect and so yummy! My husband had a blast and learned so much. We would book Chef Paul again in a heartbeat and recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone. Thank you, Chef Paul!!

    • Worked on September 11, 2020
  • Paul's food was simply incredible.

    I accepted his menu because he was the only chef who provided a tailored menu that matched my brief. I had reservations because I am a picky eater, and Paul was new to the platform and had no reviews... but I wanted to go with the flow and I liked that the menu was tailored to what I had asked for.

    My husband and I have very different tastes; he eats meat and avoids veggies and I am vegetarian. Paul provided perfect options for both of us; from starter to dessert. It's honestly so difficult to pick our favorite dish from everything he made. A few hours after Paul left, I ate more of the leftovers instead of waiting for the next day! The food was fantastically flavourful, some of the best food we have ever tasted. I regret not taking better images!

    Paul as a chef was also very accommodating. I had a last-minute date change and he was understanding and still provided such great service. He was able to adjust details and sauces based on my feedback...just a wonderful person as well as making amazing food. Thank you, Chef Paul.

    • Worked on August 10, 2020