• Private Chef Sam Chicago
  • French
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Modern American
  • Southern

Signature dish:  

Beef Wellington

About Me

Born and raised in North Carolina, Sam is strongly rooted in Southern Cuisine and farm to table is his heart. After working in many fine dining restaurants throughout the country including Alinea, Momotaro and other Michelin rated establishments. Now, Sam wants to bring his expertise to your home kitchen.
Well versed in French, Italian, Molecular and Modern American, he loves to create a show with his dinners. Prepare for a little bit of magic with every course!

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Reviews (3)

  • Chef Sam did not disappoint. Prepared us a fabulous Christmas dinner then did a nice job cleaning up our kitchen, china and silver. Would highly recommend him.

    • Worked on December 18, 2019
  • I booked a 3 course plated meal with Chef Sam as a surprise for my best friends birthdays. They absolutely loved the meal and sent me pictures of how amazing everything turned out, along with a note that they can't wait to do this again! Chef Sam was very attentive and even altered the meal to meet their dietary restrictions and love of chocolate :). Highly recommend

    • Worked on August 19, 2019
  • Sam is a phenomenal chef and a true rising talent! His Michelin training shows, but one gets the sense the taken was there first. He prepared an exquisite six course meal for 8 guests for my wife’s 50th birthday. His initial menu wowed me; with tweaks to accommodate my wife’s favorites it was perfect. His style is true farm to table; a summer succotash starter was brilliantly fresh; there were lovely extra touches (salmon roe and caviar, rose petals) on seared prawn, a beautiful preparation for a seared scallop (my wife’s request) and a true signature pork belly atop a bourbon peach reduction. A sirloin seared in cast iron with a perfect crust (though a touch underdone) followed, and then dessert: apple squares (my wife’s favorite), which could have been pedestrian but which Sam paired with a sage merengue, anglaise, and tiny, interesting dried/candies fruits. Sam also provides wine pairings based on the recommendation of a talented sommelier he works with; these were spot on. He arrived with all his preparations and implements, using only our cooktop, oven, sink, and dishwasher. Pacing was leisurely, which is what we wanted, and service did not compromise the conversation. All food arrived at the proper temperature; all wines were at he temperature. Six courses and 5 pairings produced 48 dishes and 40 glasses plus silverware to clean up; Sam did it all, left us the bottles, and faded off into the exquisite evening he had created, with satisfied guests relaxed and lingering long into the evening. In manner and style, Sam is a gentleman; conversant, pleasant, polished. Cost was very fair and all-in; no surprises. Would hire him again in a heartbeat for any special occasion.

    • Worked on August 3, 2019