• Private Chef Natalie Tiana DC and DMV
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • Modern American
  • Southern
  • Spanish

Signature dish:  

Chicken and Waffles

About Me

Hi – We are Private Chefs Natalie and Tiana!
We focus on the guest and believe that food is a work of art so we pay attention to detail. We are a mother and daughter duo. We are graduates of Johnson and Wales and the Culinary Institute of America and we have worked in numerous fine dinning restaurants as well as our own restaurants. We have received accolades from the Huffington post, northern Virginia magazine, food and beverage magazine and many more. We have been private chefs to many prestigious individuals and would love to bring my culinary skills to your event.

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Reviews - click review to see menu (67)

  • My wife and I successfully hosted a beautiful six person, six course winter dinner thanks to Chef Tiana and her assistant Jade. Chef Tiana is punctual, professional, and enhanced the occasion with a surprise flower arrangement and bottle of wine to pair with one of the courses. She checks in often to ensure continued satisfaction during the evening and will leave your kitchen spotless.

    Thank you, Chef Tiana - Highly Recommend!

    • Worked on February 4, 2022
  • This whole experience was amazing. They blew us away with the delicious food!

    • Worked on December 10, 2021
  • Excellent service— I scheduled this 3 days prior and they delivered a wonderful meal and left kitchen exactly as it was found. Amazing. Worth every penny!

    • Worked on November 18, 2021
  • We had an amazing evening with Chef Tiana. We asked for a cooking lesson where we would cook our dinner and then eat it! She planned that for 11 people and did a marvelous job. And the food was delicious. As far as table at home I got three excellent proposals for chefs and was very happy with how it all worked out using their service. We definitely will use chef Tiana again should we plan another dinner party

    • Worked on December 4, 2021
  • Chef Tiana was punctual and ready to get to work the minute she got here. She was discreet and efficient, and the place setting and food presentation were great. Food was delicious as well and my friends and I had a great time. Very satisfied and happy!

    • Worked on November 13, 2021
  • Great food and service
    An amazing experience we won’t forget

    • Worked on October 24, 2021
  • The service and food was excellent! Tiana was proficient in presentation as well as taste. We enjoyed having her and will definitely use them again in the near future. Thanks for going above and beyond to make my evening Wonderful!

    • Worked on August 6, 2021
  • Chef Tiana and her team were punctual, cordial and professional. The presentation of the food was mouthwatering. The overall experience was gratifying. I will highly recommend Chef Tiana.

    • Worked on August 21, 2021
  • The chefs provided a memorable experience for our party of 11 in MD. We had a cooking lesson and we all enjoyed ourselves! They were patient, kind, and cleaned up after themselves which was a plus! The food was delicious and it was so nice having them explain the process as well as the ingredients in each course we were preparing. (The only thing they did not do was provide recommendations on what to drink for our full bellies! We were so full-haha) We were completely satisfied and would recommend. Chef Tiana & her crew made my sister's birthday. She still can't stop talking about it. From the set up to the end..it was an A+

    • Worked on July 30, 2021
  • This was our second time using Chef Tiana and she was wonderful as were her servers. They put together a beautiful and delicious meal with stunning presentation of each dish. They made gluten free and dairy free accommodations to the fishes. We were so full by the time the entree came, but it was such a wonderful experience. They helped serve and cleaned everything up when they left. The only reason I’m taking off half a star is that I felt like I had some challenges with communication prior to the event. Maybe I just like a lot of confirmation, communication and assurances, but that’s the place where I personally felt like there could be some improvement. I would have loved a detailed confirmation email or text setting out what will be brought, dietary accommodations, and anything beyond glasses and silverware that I should prepare. I was told that a centerpiece would be brought and it wasn’t. It would have been great to know exactly what things the servers may have needed so that I could prepare them ahead of time without needing to be pulled away at various points (such as cocktail napkins for the appetizers, extra utensils, toothpicks, etc.). Little things and probably things we all have at home but a list would be helpful so that you can make sure you have everything and set it all out for ease of use. In all, it was a wonderful experience and I’d recommend it to anyone looking to have a wonderful meal in a special setting of your choosing.

    • Worked on May 15, 2021
  • Chef Natalie was terrific! She was on time snd her presentations were lovely. Loved the wine she recommended AND the lobster!

    • Worked on May 22, 2021
  • I struggled with assigning a single star value because there were two elements of this that I wish I could rate: the food itself was delicious but the experience was not great. 
    Re: the food itself, it was delicious and my guests enjoyed it (as did I)! We had 5 courses that each complemented each other well; the steak in particular was cooked just the way I like it! Very yummy! 

    Re: the experience, the website itself says this is different to catering because it's an experience of having a chef in your home using your kitchen but that wasn't the case - the chef pre-made everything and spent approximately 15-20 minutes in my home. She actually left before the party even started without saying anything --- my husband chased her down the driveway so we could at least stop her to thank her! She left an assistant to simply heat up the food and serve it to us. On the one hand, I understand efficiency is important. On the other hand, this was just catering, not really a chef 'experience'. 

    The assistant was lovely but she totally embarrassed me by asking, across the room, for me to come pay at the conclusion of the meal. It was really awkward for my guests to stop their conversation so I could stop and talk to her about how we already paid through the website. I actually don't blame the assistant - I think she probably was just doing what she thought was right - the chef shouldn't have left her for the entire night on her own. As a minimum, she could have asked me quietly on the side though, instead of interrupting the whole table.

    Lastly, the chef was difficult to work with in the pre-planning. She flat refused, even in the face of my direct request, to finalize the menu until 5 days prior to the event. This made planning the wine and such difficult - and also just made me apprehensive generally (but I'm Type A like that so if you're more of a Type B and don't mind waiting til the last minute then no worries on this front!).

    • Worked on May 22, 2021
  • We had an exceptionally great cuisine experience. Our five course dinner was well prepared and tasted sumptuous. From the grilled crab cake and shrimp to the grilled sirloin with lobster tails left our mouth’s very satisfied. I must mention the warm apple tartlet for dessert and the well decorated serving plates greatly complimented our dinner. Five stars to chef Natalie Tiana for making our Valentine’s Day dinner one to remember. We will be eating another dinner from her soon.

    • Worked on February 14, 2021
  • Chef Kelly was very personable. She's apart of a great team of chefs (Natale and Tiana). The food was delectable.

    • Worked on February 16, 2021
  • Chef was fantastic! Every course of 5-course meal was superb. Presentation and delivery were also exceptional. I would hire this Chef again and use this service in the future.

    • Worked on February 6, 2021
  • Chef Ramos was awesome! Came in worked efficiently, plated some amazingly tasty dishes, and we had a memorable anniversary dinner in Our home! We are happy we found her and this service!

    • Worked on January 15, 2021
  • Tiana was amazing. We had a table set outside and she made sure she went up and down multiple times getting us our plated meals and checking on us if we are doing okay. The food was delicious. My daughter loved her too and kept asking when we can have her back! Overall an amazing experience

    • Worked on January 30, 2021
  • The Chef made an outstanding meal and made it easy to coordinate. I would define you use her and Table at Home again.

    • Worked on January 4, 2021
  • Our experience with Chef Natalie was beyond compare! Her food selections were carefully prepared and absolutely delicious. She had an amazing attention to detail and took the time to provide a very sweet personal touch by bringing table decor to make the experience even more beautiful. My husband truly enjoyed his birthday dinner - Chef Natalie is a must-recommend for an amazing private dining experience!

    • Worked on January 8, 2021
  • Natalie was punctual, friendly, and so easy to work with! She made my husband’s 40th birthday so special! We loved the meal and can’t wait to do it again with a bigger group!

    • Worked on November 24, 2020
  • Chef Tiana was amazing! Everything went so smoothly and we were able to just relax. The dishes were delicious and memorable! We particularly appreciated that the entire meal could be made gluten free, including amazing ravioli.

    • Worked on December 2, 2020
  • Superb! Tiana and her server went above and beyond to ensure my daughter had a memorable birthday dinner! We’re looking forward to having her cook another wonderful dinner for us again!

    • Worked on November 19, 2020
  • Chef Natalie was amazing! Her courses were delicious and she set the table beautifully. She worked quickly, left us to enjoy our meal, and left the place exactly how she found it! I would hire her again if the opportunity emerges!

    • Worked on December 13, 2020
  • Chef Ramos was outstanding! This was my first experience with a private chef and I am beyond happy. I hired Chef Ramos for a surprise birthday meal for my boyfriend’s birthday celebration. Her attention to detail on every dish and the flavors surpassed all my expectations. My boyfriend was also so amazed with all six courses and said it was in the top two meals he’s ever had. She brought everything needed for the meal and left everything nice and clean when she left. Plus, I felt very safe having her at my home, she wore a mask the entire time. I would definitely hire her again. Highly recommend!

    • Worked on November 11, 2020
  • Chef was so talented and put together a wonderful menu. It was a great experience!

    • Worked on January 2, 2021
  • Chef Natalie was great! Communication was strong in arranging the perfect suprise birthday treat for my mom. My mom loved the food and felt comfortable with Chef Natalie. I appreciated all of her extra tips about bitters and smoking liquor. Highly recommended the treat of an experience.

    • Worked on December 2, 2020
  • Dinner was great! Chef Natalie Tiana was very professional and provided a delicious meal. Would definitely recommend!

    • Worked on November 6, 2020
  • Excellent experience! Very personable and went the extra mile!

    • Worked on October 23, 2020
  • Chef Ramos provided an excellent meal from start to finish with every detail being perfect. We loved how she not only paired the wine with the meal but added it in each course! She was top notch! We will definitely be calling on her again for our next date night at home

    • Worked on October 14, 2020
  • Chef Tiana was wonderful! It was a treat to have her and Kelly in our home for my husband's birthday celebration. Chef prepared a 6 course meal and each course was more delicious than the last! Tiana was professional, timely and left my kitchen spotless. Would highly recommend her again!

    • Worked on October 11, 2020
  • I was celebrating my 40th birthday with my wife.

    Due to unforseen circumstances, Chef Tiana was unable to prepare the meal for me and my wife. Being the consummate professional, she was able to send her sous chef (Chef Kelly) as a last minute replacement.

    Chef Kelly got there almost exactly on time, and immediately got to work. She even came with some flowers and a bottle of wine for the occasion.

    The food was great, and the presentation was beautiful. My wife took many photos of the dishes before we devoured them.

    Overall, it was a great experience. We look forward to doing it again in the future.

    • Worked on November 7, 2020
  • Chef Tiana was magnificent!! Her presentation was gorgeous and the food was remarkable. I just want to order a years worth of everything I ate! It was super delicious!!! She was personable and made the night special and memorable. I will definitely use again!!!!

    • Worked on September 17, 2020
  • Chef Tiana provided a phenomenal experience for my wife's 40th birthday dinner (a 6 course dinner for two). Her varied menu options and culinary repertoire made her an easy choice for the special occasion.

    Chef Tiana provided helpful insight with questions I had selecting menu options and with deciding on a special cocktail for the evening. She arrived promptly and started the first course right on time. Chef Tiana is personable, easy going, and extremely knowledgeable about cuisine and cocktails (she made a delicious cocktail on the spot after I remembered an ingredient in my margarita selection did not mix well with my immunosuppressant medication).

    The food was simply perfect, delicious, and presented beautifully. We had a delicious mix of Southern, Italian, and seafood courses that we will definitely seek her out for future events.

    -Brad and Jenn Baker

    • Worked on September 5, 2020
  • A truly amazing experience! Chef Tiana was as advertised and more. Her menu had different options and the ones we selected we delicious. Her lobster risotto was our favorite. Every detail from the setup, cooking, plating, and even cleanup was perfect. She is highly recommended!

    • Worked on September 9, 2020
  • Chef Tiana did a wonderful job! I was very nervous about trying this whole experience out but the chef put me at ease. She showed up exactly on the time promised and delivered everything as asked for. She even brought a beautiful bouquet of flowers and the table decor. Her portions were perfect and there was even leftovers. I did a birthday dinner for my husband and he loved every course. The overall experience was great and it is something we will remember. I also really enjoyed the creativity placed in each course. A chef experience should give you a broad range of courses to explore and Chef Tiana did exactly that!

    • Worked on September 11, 2020
  • Chef Tiana was wonderful!! An hour before she was to arrive, power went out in our entire neighborhood and was not expected to be restored for 3 hours. I called her in a panic and she reassured me that should could pull this off. She arrived with gas burners to cook on and never missed a beat. Luckily power came back earlier and she didn't have to use the gas burners. The food she prepared was delicious and the service was top notch. I would definitely book her again!!

    • Worked on September 12, 2020
  • Tiana was the chef for my mother’s 60th birthday and she was wonderful. Each course was delicious and she even brought roses as a table setting! She was very professional and efficient and friendly! I would definitely book her again for my next occasion!

    • Worked on August 31, 2020
  • Working with chef Tiana and her team was an absolute pleasure! I hired her for a bachelorette dinner at an Airbnb. She was very patient with a change in address and fluctuating head count. We could not stop raving about how amazing the food was! They were professional, punctual, friendly, and truly went above and beyond! Would definitely recommend!

    • Worked on September 6, 2020
  • Appetizers and dessert were insanely good. Food presentation was great.

    • Worked on August 2, 2020
  • Wow.. My wife and I had an amazing 13th Wedding Anniversary. Thanks to Chef Tiana who prepared an exquisitely perfected 6-course dinner that left our appetites overwhelmingly satisfied!! Book this chef!! She’s truly 1-in-a-million!! #QuarantineAt13

    • Worked on July 24, 2020
  • Chef Tiana and Delmar made my husbands surprise 40th birthday dinner a huge success! He never wants to go out to a restaurant again! The food quality was superb, the service was top notch! They were personable and extremely professional! I didn’t have to lift a finger and my guests were so spoiled by their 5 star service. The food was top quality and delicious!

    • Worked on July 26, 2020
  • Tiana was outstanding. I needed to figure out how to make our 10th wedding anniversary special in these trying times. I came up with dinner at home by private chef, and boy am I glad I did. It turned out amazing and the food was delicious. Thank you Tiana.

    • Worked on July 2, 2020
  • The food was amazing. Chef Tiana did an excellent job.

    • Worked on July 9, 2020
  • Tiana was absolutely amazing. Her food was delicious and I can’t think of a single dish that we didn’t like in our 6 course meal. Timed right, portioned perfectly and beautiful to look at— I don’t think we could’ve had a better dinner for our 10th year anniversary. She even brought a bouquet of roses for us!! She was sweet and attentive. We would hire her again for any of our events in the future.

    • Worked on May 22, 2020
  • Yes I really enjoyed my brunch it was the best thanks to chef Tiana I will get be her Five star’s

    • Worked on May 10, 2020
  • Chef Tiana was amazing! The experience she provided for my daughter and her friends was simply priceless. I was stunned at the high quality ingredients she provided as how exquisite the food tasted. Undoubtedly, this birthday experience will be fondly remembered by us all!

    • Worked on March 7, 2020
  • Although we love fine restaurants it is difficult for us and our 4 children and 5 significant others to go to a nice restaurant with our 3 grandchildren so we opted for the in home chef and the meal was amazing! Better than any restaurant! Tiana was so cooperative and accommodating for a group with a pescatarian, a no fish person and to top it off someone with shellfish allergies! Not to mention how relaxed it was with the kids in bed and no/one having to drive! We highly recommend Tiana as well as Table at Home. Thanks for a great meal and experience

    • Worked on February 29, 2020
  • Chef Tiana was unbelievably amazing. I worked with her to create a special, surprise experience for my wife’s birthday, and she well exceeded expectations. From our pre menu conversation straight through to the wonderfully good desert, Chef Tiana was so professional and accommodating.

    My wife, who is a picky eater, are every bite of food, and she truly enjoyed her evening, given that this was the first time we’d brought in a chef to cook for us. I 100% recommend Chef Tiana, and I’m sure that we’ll be seeking out her cuisine again soon.

    • Worked on January 15, 2020
  • This was an incredible experience. All of our guests left saying they were going to use Table at Home for future events. Chef Tiana went over and above what was expected and made the evening truly special and memorable. Sometimes when you are the host, you forget to enjoy the evening because you are worried about the guests. Chef took care of everything and made a stress free celebration.

    • Worked on January 7, 2020
  • Tiana. Is. Amazing!! She not only prepared an unbelievable and delicious meal, but she did it with a smile. She surprised us with an extra course, was an absolute joy of a person to share time with, and was the perfect addition to our evening. She exceeded my expectations in every way! She is a master in the kitchen and takes great care to ensure every detail is perfect. Thank you, Tiana, so much for making our evening even more special.

    • Worked on October 18, 2019
  • A perfect evening! Everything was delicious, well planned and executed. Our guests had a wonderful time and we looked like great hosts! Thank you!

    • Worked on October 25, 2019
  • Chef Tiana was wonderful. The food was delicious and the portions were the perfect size. She was incredibly organized and efficient and the kitchen looked better when she left than when she got there! We would definitely use her again.

    • Worked on October 18, 2019
  • Chef Tiana was great for our dinner party for 10 for my Mom's 80th birthday party! The food was delicious and she was flexible and helpful in planning the menu. She went above and beyond with her service at the dinner, wowed us with how she could work her way around the kitchen without needing our time and left the kitchen impeccably clean.

    • Worked on August 17, 2019
  • Chef Tiana was excellent! She arrived on time, prepared beautiful appetizers for us and the food was delicious. We highly recommend her.

    • Worked on July 4, 2019
  • Chef Tiana was amazing! The food was delicious, everything was well timed, and we all left feeling very full! Loved our experience with her :)

    She even helped us with some of the cocktails we made and gave us some good tips!

    • Worked on May 18, 2019
  • We had a great time with Tiana! There was plenty of food, all delicious. It was a great way to spend dinner with my team. I highly recommend. Tiana makes it so easy to customize the menu.

    • Worked on April 9, 2019
  • I had a wonderful experience planning brunch with Chef Tiana. Her presentation was amazing and all of the guest really enjoyed the food!! All this while having to take gluten food allergies into consideration.
    She was very professional throughout the entire experience and I will definitely work with her for my next event.

    • Worked on March 17, 2019
  • Chef Tiana did an amazing job and helped transform our romantic dinner into a lifetime memory. The food selection was great and was prepared perfectly to our taste. Chef Tiana was very helpful and walked me through the entire experience.

    • Worked on February 15, 2019
  • Tiana made a HUGE meal for us that tasted great and made a wonderful experience. She even boxed up all the leftovers for us. She is awesome. Highly recommended

    • Worked on February 12, 2019
  • The private chef experience with Chef Tiana was absolutely amazing! I recommend her for any of her service offerings - she is highly skilled with first class talent. She is attentive to detail, a visionary, very systematic, professional and organized. Chef Tiana created an amazing assortment of food for my in-home brunch that left myself and guests with a memorable experience.

    • Worked on December 29, 2018
  • I had a feeling when I chose Chef Tiana that she would be the perfect match for our parents. I couldn’t have been more right! My parents called me (mid dinner)and could not express their happiness enough about the company (Chef Tiana) and her artistically arranged gastronomic delights. My parents cleaned off every plated course with great enthusiasm. The flow of their conversations was continuous and both sides enjoyed each other’s travel stories and the paths their lives took to get them all to this exact point. I am so pleased with Chef Tiana. She has given them the amazing experience of this night which I’m sure they will treasure among the premier experiences of their lives. And make no mistake, the food was wonderful, the clean-up perfect, but they got so much enjoyment from talking to Tiana-this is just one of those experiences that don’t happen often, but because of the people involved and their interaction all walk away having experienced an almost spiritual connection. Thank you Daniel for having this business so that Chef Tiana and Ed and Maryann Hallett could come together and enjoy such a wonderful evening.
    Chef Tiana is such an asset to your company and my parents were absolutely thrilled with her Hopefully, we will see her on many more occasions.
    Thank you so much for making this Anniversary Dinner such a memorable one.
    Debbie

    • Worked on January 21, 2019
  • Tiana was great to work with, provided excellent suggestions, and delivered a great experience for my wife’s birthday. Our guest list continued to change and ended up with 18 people and had 8 kids that we hadn’t originally expect. Tiana kept everything going, served appetizers, the entire dinner hot and knocked it outbid the park. The Caribbean Chicken was awesome, the filet was amazing and the lobster Mac and cheese was beyond words. You won’t go wrong with Tiana!!! She was amazing.

    • Worked on December 29, 2018
  • Fantastic service, Tiana and Michael were a pleasure to meet, and I would use them again.

    • Worked on January 18, 2019
  • Chef Tiana, is the best. She perfectly understood what I hoped to accomplish with the experience, which was to surprise my Wife and she enriched the experience with a few tips, excellent service and a fantastic 7 course meal.

    • Worked on December 10, 2018
  • Tianna came to our house last night and was well prepared! Our 5 course meal was prepared right before our eyes! As we waited with anticipation, the aroma of her craft lingered through the apartment. Course after course, Tiana introduces new flavors, wine pairing, and entirely new eating experience right in our home! Tianna is a must have for date night or any occasion that you decide you need a new food experience! We eat with our eyes, as each course was colorful and simply looked like art! (Too beautiful to eat!) We will definitely will use Tianna again!

    • Worked on December 1, 2018
  • Amazing! Chef was wonderful and food was absolutely fabulous. All of our guests enjoyed the meal and would definitely recommend. Such a great experience!

    • Worked on October 27, 2018
  • Had an amazing experience with Table at Home. Scheduled a casual dinner for 10 and connected with Chef Tiana. She made an amazing meal - brie and raspberry filo appetizer, crab stuffed salmon, tequlia lime chicken, bourbon apple tarts, etc. The meal was great and she was great to work with. Highly recommend this service and Chef Tiana. Hope to use both again soon.

    • Worked on September 22, 2018