• Private Chef Francesco New York incl CT and NJ
  • Fusion
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean
  • Modern American

Signature dish:  

Asparagus Risotto

About Me

My name is Francesco Vittorio, and I’m originally from Modena, the city where the famous aceto balsamico (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 part-time chef. I started working in restaurants while I was writing my thesis, and since then I have practically never stopped.
I’ve always had a passion for cooking, and I’ve always been looking for the perfect flavors, the freshest 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, whilst respecting the traditions of my motherland, Italy, starting from simple ingredients to creating interesting dishes.
I have been working in restaurants In The Netherlands, doing long shifts as a sous-chef, I had the opportunity to acquire experience, certainly, one of the most challenging and formative, especially for a large number of guests, was the ICC(International Criminal Court ) restaurant in The Hague.
​Living in an international environment like the one in the Netherlands, as I did, gave me the opportunity to learn different cuisines (not just the Italian one), and expand my vocabulary as well with new ranges of flavors and recipes. This gave me also the opportunity to rediscover Italian cuisine with different eyes and to appreciate its roots.
Now that I live in New York I would like to share with you my experience, my knowledge, and my passion for food.

I have a long experience as a Chef, I do private dinners and corporate parties, and dinners, especially love wine tastings, because I like to develop a specific menu based on the wine the customer is going to taste, also teach cooking school in NYC.

Recent Menus

Reviews - click review to see menu (7)

  • Chef Francesco is absolutely everything you want in a private Chef! He is beyond talented, kind, funny, and efficient! He created an amazing variety of dishes, and worked with me to narrow down the perfect menu for my sister and her husband. I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to anyone looking for a spectacular night of fine dining in your own home! Thank you Chef Francesco for making their night as special as can be, they loved everything about it!! My sister said she'd hire you in a heartbeat next time she hosts a catered evening at her house! And thank you for leaving their kitchen spotless, she was equally excited about that! Thank you, thank you, thank you! (:

    • Worked on January 12, 2024
  • Chef Francesco did a marvelous job preparing a 4 course meal for 9 people to celebrate my wife's birthday at my home in Northern NJ. From the beginning of the process to the end, Francesco was diligent and attentive. He communicated clearly and was flexible in accommodating a guest's allergy. He was patient as we worked out some changes in the guest list. He arrived exactly on time and was warm and engaging throughout the evening. He left the kitchen spotless. He suggested wines and offered to help us get them at wholesale price and brought them with him.

    The food was delicious. We started with the savory pies, which were the perfect start to the dinner. Next we had the pasta with pesto; the pasta was perfectly tender and the pesto was flavorful and fresh. For the main course we had branzino that was incredibly tender and melted in the mouth, along with asparagus, roasted tomatoes, and potatoes. For dessert we had chocolate custard and mango vanilla yogurt, the perfect sweet note to round out the meal.

    It was worth every penny (and a well earned tip!) and was a delightful way to celebrate a special event. I would recommend Chef Francesco without reservation.

    • Worked on December 9, 2023
  • Chef Francesco was a pleasure to meet he prepared everything on time in our house fresh and it was delicious food and I would definitely use him again he was fun to have and we enjoyed our evening immensely thank you

    • Worked on December 21, 2023
  • Our chef was so wonderfully attentive to detail. He arranged to arrive early prepared a delicious feast. Francesco is very talented and very gracious. Ottimo serata!!!

    • Worked on October 28, 2023
  • Our meal was nothing short if amazing! Chef Francesco was nice and personable which was a huge plus. There are no words to describe the food other than phenomenal! Highly recommend Chef Francesco!

    • Worked on June 28, 2023
  • I used Table at Home to provide my sister and her family with a fine dining experience. It is difficult for them to go out since they are caring for one of their disabled daughters. This experience gave them the joy of eating a restaurant type gourmet meal together as a family. Francesco was their chef and his Italian meal was excellent! They truly thought the food was amazing as well as all the conversation with Francesco. He and I spoke a few times to set the menu and details. He was so personable and had great suggestions esp since we required a vegetarian menu. I would definitely recommend Francesco again to more family and friends. I would also recommend Table at Home!

    • Worked on May 19, 2023
  • Chef Vittorio created an amazingly special evening for us in celebrating my mother-in-law's 75th birthday. The food was spectacular, plentiful, and very flavorful. Chef was very responsive to questions and supportive in planning the perfect menu!

    • Worked on February 25, 2023