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Private Chef and/or Mixologist in Southampton

morganeats Jan 11, 2012 08:19 AM

I am coming to Southampton in June with several girlfriends. We are renting a house and would like to hire a private chef and/or mixologist for an evening of fun cocktails and possibly gourmet appetizers. If you have any names or ideas to share we would greatly appreciate it!

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  1. Motosport RE: morganeats Jan 11, 2012 08:30 AM

    William (Bill) Valentine! You can Google him for contact info.

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      morganeats RE: Motosport Jan 25, 2012 11:43 AM

      do you know if he is a chef... is this him?
      does he live/work in long island?

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        Motosport RE: morganeats Jan 25, 2012 11:52 AM

        Definitely not Bill. I used google and came up with this old NYT article: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/31/din...
        I know his Really Cool Foods store closed. He is definitely a local Hamptons guy. Give the Maidstone Arms a call for a contact #. He used to manage the restaurant.

    2. coll RE: morganeats Jan 25, 2012 12:35 PM

      You know, there are countless high end caterers out there, that's what they do, and if you want a bartender they will bring one along. The "mixologists" are usually moonlighting from their regular bartending job. These caterers are set up to go to people's houses and do so all summer long, at a set price. There is usually one chef in charge of the whole shebang. If you want, and can wait a day or two, I will get detailed info on some that I know of personally.

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        Motosport RE: coll Jan 25, 2012 01:14 PM

        Trust Coll!! She knows her stuff.

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          ronhall51 RE: Motosport Jan 25, 2012 01:34 PM

          if your girlfriends are cute ill do it:)

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            coll RE: ronhall51 Jan 25, 2012 01:42 PM

            Ha ha, that's what I'm trying to avoid....to some extent! I know some chefs who'd do it for free.

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              Motosport RE: ronhall51 Jan 25, 2012 01:42 PM

              Of course they are cute!! Would they let them pass the "Velvet Rope" @ the Shinnecock Canal if they were not cute?

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                coll RE: Motosport Jan 25, 2012 01:44 PM

                God I love the Hamptons in the summer, glad I don't live there though.

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                  Motosport RE: coll Jan 25, 2012 01:59 PM

                  and Coll always makes it past the Velvet Rope!!!!

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                    coll RE: Motosport Jan 26, 2012 02:17 AM

                    I usually go in the kitchen door......my favorite way to enter! Gee I miss CPI and the good old days though. Their kitchen was like a dungeon! Oops back to where to find a chef......

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                      morganeats RE: coll Feb 1, 2012 08:22 AM

                      In fact, they are all extremely cute haha
                      We are going in June so we should have time if you are able to get more details for me. I greatly appreciate the help!

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                        ronhall51 RE: morganeats Feb 1, 2012 10:40 AM

                        my house is in westhampton beach southamptons like going to the country for us:)

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