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

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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 (4)

  • 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 October 20, 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 August 25, 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 July 25, 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 1, 2020