• Private Chef Francesco New York incl CT and NJ
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Francesco Amenta

About Me

My name is Francesco and I’m originally from Modena, the city where the famous balsamic vinegar comes from and the region where the famous pasta-making tradition (tortellini, ravioli, and tagliatelle, just to name a few) originates.
I am a professional musician and chef. I started working in restaurants while I was writing my thesis, and since then I have hardly ever stopped. I didn’t go to a real cooking school, I learned in restaurants, starting from the lowest step to become a Chef.
I’ve always had a passion for cooking, and I’ve always looked for the perfect flavors, the freshness of the ingredients, and how to balance a recipe or how to create a perfect menu.
I have always thought that cooking and music are connected and I have always tried to be creative, respecting the traditions of my homeland, Italy, starting from simple ingredients to create interesting dishes.
I worked in restaurants in Holland, doing long shifts as a sous-chef, I had the opportunity to acquire experience, certainly one of the most challenging and educational, especially for a large number of guests, was the ICC (International Criminal Court) restaurant in The Hague.
Living in an international environment like the Dutch one, as I did, gave me the opportunity to learn different cuisines (not only the Italian one) and to expand my vocabulary with new ranges of flavors and recipes, and also gave me the opportunity to rediscover Italian cuisine with different eyes and to appreciate its roots.
Now that I live in New York I am ready to share with you my experience, my knowledge, and my love for food.

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Reviews - click review to see menu (22)

  • The chef prepared a delicious meal that looked as good as it tasted. He was charming and fun to have as our chef. We can’t wait to have him again!

    • Worked on December 16, 2021
  • Chef Francesco was fantastic and made our anniversary dinner that much more special. Food was fantastic and he was very friendly and cleaned up everything. Leading up to the dinner, he was very communicative.

    • Worked on October 29, 2021
  • Francesco was nothing short of amazing. Charming, talented, and effortless, his four-course culinary journey left my picky in-laws speechless -- and fighting over the leftovers. The asparagus pie: flaky perfection. The lasagna with bechamel: unreal. The rolled chicken with apricots: out of this world. The tiramisu: the best my husband's ever had. Francesco was on time, kind, patient, thoughtful, and left a spotless kitchen. I would hire him again in a heartbeat.

    • Worked on October 9, 2021
  • Chef Francesco was not only a pleasure to work with, but also delivered a delicious meal!! He was extremely accommodating when creating a menu that would work with several diet restrictions and preferences. He also was able to do it all in a very small NYC apartment and left the kitchen cleaner than it was when he arrived!!

    Thanks for a fantastic meal Chef!

    • Worked on October 16, 2021
  • We had such a lovely experience for my girlfriends birthday. The food was delicious, Francesco was extremely friendly and professional— I couldn’t have asked for a better night!

    • Worked on September 29, 2021
  • Francesco was accommodative to our menu requests and made us an unforgettable dinner. He was very professional and easy to work with. Would highly recommend him to anyone!

    • Worked on September 8, 2021
  • Chef Francesco provided an elegant and fun experience. He altered the menu to our liking. The quality of the food was fresh and delicious. He set the table beautifully and left the kitchen spotless. He even packaged the extra food into Tupperware’s which we enjoyed later that night. I have already recommended him to my friends. 100% will book again. Absolutely amazing experience!

    • Worked on August 20, 2021
  • Chef Francesco prepared a culinary masterpiece for my wife’s 40th birthday. We spoke at length about the menu choices ahead of time and everything was prepared with the highest quality, care and attention. We felt like Francesco was cooking for his own family. He explained the ingredients to us and the different dishes, even sharing personal anecdotes. It was by far one of the finest experiences of my life and you would be remiss to pass up such an opportunity and meal. I look forward to working with Francesco again in the future.

    • Worked on August 7, 2021
  • Wow! We had an incredible authentic Italian meal with Chef Francesco from start to finish! Everyone walked away really happy, full and impressed with all the dishes. Chef was also such a pleasure to have around, and he left the kitchen absolutely spotless! We can’t wait to hire him again.

    • Worked on July 21, 2021
  • One of the best meals I’ve ever had! Everything was delicious and Francesco was a pleasure to work with- very helpful, organized, and responsive. Would love to work with him again in the future.

    • Worked on July 3, 2021
  • Fabulous menu, great service, and enjoyable company! Chef Francesco cooked an incredible meal from start to finish for my family and me. We even asked for seconds! We plan to hire Francesco again this summer for a “surprise” menu because we trust his cooking skills so much after this meal!

    • Worked on April 24, 2021
  • Chef Francesco was wonderful! He cooked a delicious meal which made for an unforgettable night. He was prompt, friendly, and very professional. I would recommend Chef Francesco to any of my friends and family. We can’t wait to have our leftovers today.

    • Worked on April 17, 2021
  • We had the most incredible experience with chef Francesco. I wanted to hire a personal chef for my husbands 30th birthday and wow - did chef Francesco impress. He was INCREDIBLE, each dish was better than the next. He was incredibly kind and patient and worked with us to create the most perfect menu. He is so friendly and respectful and wore his mask the entire time. We loved this experience and this will be the first of many meals with Chef Francesco. An incredible job well done - highly recommend!!! If you want Italian cuisine, look no further you will not be disappointed. This was one of the best meals we have ever had. Thanks so much for e writhing chef!!!

    • Worked on February 13, 2021
  • Francisco was great! Incredibly professional and the meal was delicious. We had more than enough food including leftovers for the next night. I would highly recommend!

    • Worked on February 12, 2021
  • Chef Francesco Amenta was not just a delight to have in our home but provided an exceptional meal that we cannot stop talking or thinking about. We used Table at Home as a surprise for my wife’s birthday. He created an exquisite menu keeping in mind her dietary restrictions as well as her favorite ingredients. Chef Francesco also helped set a warm ambiance and made sure we did not have to worry about a thing while he was with us.

    Table at Home as a service was quite accommodating and I was pleased to stumble upon the service when searching for something special to do for my wife.

    • Worked on March 6, 2021
  • Stop and only read this review. Chef Francesco was amazing. He was prompt, courtesy, and very thoughtful. Oh, and his food was spot on. I asked for a dish he never prepared. He not only nailed it, but also practiced the night before. If you are looking for someone to deliver on all levels, book Chef Francesco and call if day. I had my skepticism on this service and I was proven wrong.

    • Worked on January 9, 2021
  • We highly recommend Chef Francesco and would choose his services again. He was extremely professional all the while charming and easy to work with.

    His food was amazing! We have gluten sensitivity and Chef was sensitive and creative, making the meal seemless and completely enjoyable.

    A great experience!

    • Worked on December 12, 2020
  • We had a great evening with Chef Francesco. He was very pleasant, professional, and the food was amazing. He was very communicative and helpful planning the meal and wine pairings with me beforehand. We felt like we were in a restaurant in our own home!

    • Worked on December 19, 2020
  • We had an incredible experience with Chef Francesco and are already excited to book him again. I arranged for him to cook dinner for my fiancé and I in our apartment and everything was perfect. Everything he cooked was absolutely delicious and he was a pleasure to have in our home. The whole evening completely exceeded our expectations, and I wholeheartedly recommend him!

    • Worked on November 14, 2020
  • Chef Francesco was timely, professional, experienced, and knowledgeable while making it fun and interesting. I never thought I would be able to make my own fresh pasta by hand. I can't wait to practice and do it more! We would definitely recommend him!

    • Worked on September 14, 2020
  • This experience was the best. We used this website to obtain a great chef for an at home gourmet food experience for our 10 year wedding anniversary. I have absolutely no regrets. We were lucky to have Francesco as our chef. He was cordial, professional, and most importantly an amazing chef. The meal was excellent. Thank you Chef Francesco for helping us make beautiful memories.

    • Worked on August 1, 2020
    I highly recommend Chef Francesco! It was perfect from beginning to end. It felt like Italy was in my apartment. The menu was great, the food exquisite. Chef Francesco was able to work a perfect multi course diner in a challenging amount of space. My kitchen is rather very small! I would hire Chef Francesco again in a heart beat! Overall easy, smooth and amazing experience. Thanks!

    • Worked on July 11, 2020