Personal Chef for Private Party
My wife is turning 50 (excuse me, 39) this year and I want to throw her a special party. I am thinking of having a personal chef come to our house to prepare a meal for about 20 guests. As we enjoy cooking classes, I am hoping for something a bit more interactive than simply having a caterer do the event.
Has anyone had any experience with this type of evening? I searched the net under personal chef but typically pull up "prepare meals in your own home" type of websites, i.e. someone who comes in and prepares a week's worth of meal.
I am looking for a fine dining experience, where all of our needs are taken care of: cooking, serving, cleaning, etc.
We're in Burlington - any experience or recommendations? We attended a similar evening several years ago by Lenny Karmiol when he was with the Good Earth Cooking School out of Beamsville and it was fantastic. Cost was about $100 pp.
Anyway - that's the frame of reference. Any ideas or recommendations?
Here's a guy who offers to do personal home dinner parties (and he was a sous chef with Gord Ramsay for five years ;-)
Here's another guy who does in-home dinner parties -
Can't vouch for either, as I haven't used them and will likely never be able to hire a personal chef.
Please do let us know who you eventually end up with, and how the dinner party goes!
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Not sure what the prices are like but Ezra, from Chez Vous makes awesome food, and that's his main line of business these days, cooking for small dinner parties. he was at the brickworks picnic last weekend, and the food was stellar.
You can contact them at:http://www.chezvousdining.ca/ or email ezra at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm with alisonb, give Ezra a call. From what I tasted at the Brickworks, I agree his food is stellar. My other thought would be something like going to Dish Cooking Studio for a private party. Their classes are really informative, interactive and fun. I know you mentioned staying home, but this might be an alternative to consider.