• James
    • Qualified chef
  • Asian
  • French
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean
  • Modern American

Signature dish:  

Crab and avocado canneloni

About Me

Hello,
I am Chef James Bellicchi. I love to cook and am in my element when in the kitchen preparing great food! I have 20+ years of professional experience mainly in NYC, London, Miami, Boston and Northern California. I have worked under some very talented chefs in my career and their influence can be seen in my food. Tom Collichio (Craft/Top Chef) The Roux Brothers (Le Gavroche London UK) Hiro Sone (Terra Napa Valley) Todd English (Olives Boston) Are some of the chefs that I have studied under. I am comfortable preparing most cuisines, and look forward to working with you in making your food just the way you want it.

Location:  

Chicago

  • 2-3 Course Plated Meal
  • 4+ Course Plated Meal
  • Banquet Meal
  • BBQ
  • Brunch
  • Cooking Lesson
  • Party canapes

Reviews (10)

  • James was amazing! We were in the process of moving that day and things were hectic.. he arrived on time (even though we were late), and was so flexible about waiting until my boyfriend arrives from the old house. We had nothing unpacked, just a brand new kitchen we wanted him to cook something fabulous in. Not only did James bring all his own cookware, but also brought dishes & silverware!! He been brought 2 chairs for us to sit at the counter as we watched him cook and dined (and then he let us keep them for a week, until ours arrives).

    And I haven’t even started on the food. He served us so many amazing dishes, everything was perfectly prepared and presented. We had such a great time talking to James and enjoying the food.

    We will have James back. He’s fantastic and had such a great vibe.

    • Worked on August 27, 2019
  • Chef James was great! His food was extremely tasty and his service was excellent. Super personable as well. We will definitely be using him again.

    • Worked on March 19, 2019
  • Chef James cooked st valentine dinner for me and my wife. He was a fantabulous experience, chef James is kind available and in no time he understood what I was looking for. The food was absolutely fantastic . We are talking Michelin starred type of food. I am serious I was born and raised in Italy so UK know very well what good food is and how it s made. Therefore Chef James from table at home highly highly reccomended.
    Eduardo and Marina

    • Worked on February 4, 2019
  • Chef James arrived before time and was an absolute pleasure to work with. His food looked and tasted great. I would highly recommend him again. I do have some feedback about the system: the site is tedious and doesn’t load as fast as it should and neither is it very intuitive to work. An app is recommended to connect with chefs. Even the pricing I had put in didn’t really translate into my required budget. I would recommend your services too but it needs to be made more user and chef friendly.

    • Worked on February 6, 2019
  • For a first time experience, Chef James exceeded all expectations from start to finish. I am a definite foodie in Chicago, and was hosting an end of year dinner for my team of 12 at my home. I wanted to provide the team with a high end experience, but make sure that the food was approachable for those who were not as "food adventurous". Chef James and I worked together to refine the menu, and discuss the plans for the evening. Once on site, he was great to talk with, and added an extra element to the night by having discussions with several members of the team on the techniques he was using in the kitchen. The food was incredible, and definitely rivaled anything I could have planned at a high end restaurant. I definitely would love to work with James again in the future and would highly recommend others do as well.

    • Worked on December 3, 2018
  • Chef James and his food were amazing!!! I highly recommend. We had chef James out to prepare a 5 course meal for a 15 person dinner party for my wife’s 30th Birthday. The food was amazing and had rave reviews from all 15 guests. To give you an idea we all voted on what we felt the best course was at the end of the meal and the votes were spread across the 5 course. Everyone had a hard time picking one over the other. My wife’s was the Autumn Squash soup and mine was the roasted Halibut with homemade gnocchi. Not only was the food great but so was the presentation of each dish. You can tell Chef James loves to cook and truly cares about the people he is preparing for. James arrived on time with everything he needed to get to work. James interacted with us (which is what we wanted) while cooking, servering each course, and even when he was cleaning up. Overall this was a great experience and I would highly recommend James to anyone looking for a chef.

    • Worked on October 11, 2018
  • Great service... food was very tasty... would definitely recommend

    • Worked on September 6, 2018
  • Chef James was a pleasure to work! He made our dinner extra special from beginning to end for eight. He didn't mind us watching and asking questions and it was so much fun to see and learn about behind the scene preparations that chefs have to do. His plated presentations were colorful and full of flavor. I can only dream of him cooking for me everyday and will definitely find a reason to have him back in my kitchen again.

    • Worked on September 8, 2018
  • The food James prepared was delicious. Everyone loved. It. The presentation was great as well. He was also punctual, personable, and cleaned everything up.

    • Worked on August 31, 2018
  • Chef James was prompt and got right to work. His service was second to none. Chef James set the table as if we were at a 5 star restaurant. He utilized so many of our dishes that I had forgotten we even owned them. Each of the 3 courses were beautifully plated and tasted amazing! He had great attention to detail and made sure our wine glasses were never empty. Chef James was personable and very accommodating. He left the kitchen spotless when the meal was done. It was a wonderful experience because of Chef James.

    • Worked on August 30, 2018
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