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Personal chef for a home dinner party in Toronto

LissyDee Nov 21, 2012 02:17 PM

Does anyone have any recommendations for a fun personal chef to come to my home and cook for 6 person dinner party?

Thanks so much

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    Yimahaji RE: LissyDee Nov 21, 2012 02:45 PM

    Try Bon Vivant Catering. Joshua did an excellent job for us last year. Didn't take pics. Otherwise, would post them. He's fresh and hungry.

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      Yimahaji RE: Yimahaji Nov 21, 2012 05:55 PM


      Sorry, didn't realize he didn't have a website.

    2. elasticwaistband RE: LissyDee Nov 21, 2012 06:03 PM

      Melanie Dunkelman of Season 2 Taste is great. Fun and creative and easy to work with.
      The last e-mail and phone number I have for her are melanied@rogers.com and 416.652.9947

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        LissyDee RE: elasticwaistband Nov 22, 2012 10:53 AM

        Thanks you so much guys! I will try them both. LD

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          millygirl RE: LissyDee Nov 22, 2012 01:12 PM

          I suggest you call Chef Ezra Title from Chezvous Dining. He catered Mr Millygirl's birthday party and everyone raved about it. He's great to work with, and his food is amazing. He even did one course that was hands on so everyone got to participate.
          So much fun!!!

      2. Flexitarian RE: LissyDee Feb 27, 2014 09:07 AM

        I recently had a dinner party for 8 with a Mediterranean theme (one of my favs) and used Tom Sofianpolos of Olive & the Lemon Catering. He did the shopping, cooked, served and did the clean-up. Highly recommended - the flavours and ingredients were great. He has a website: theolivethelemon.com

        1. cynalan RE: LissyDee Feb 27, 2014 02:46 PM

          A couple of years ago, I hired Mike Benninger to cook for a party of 10 for my DW's 50th birthday. Mike provided great assistance helping me plan a menu and made sure the night went flawlessly. He and his wife (doubling as hostess and server) brought everything they needed to make the night a success and probably left the kitchen cleaner than when they arrived. The foodies in our group appreciated that he took time to explain his technique in as much detail as they wanted.

          Here is the contact info... www.chefmike.ca

          1. dlw88 RE: LissyDee Feb 28, 2014 12:07 AM

            Citizen Catering is on trend, professional, and down to earth. They are relatively new, and very busy.

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              Flexitarian RE: dlw88 Feb 28, 2014 04:28 AM

              How are they very busy if they are new? Have you used them yourself?

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              roostermom RE: LissyDee Feb 28, 2014 08:36 AM

              A few at home chefs were mentioned in a recent Toronto Life piece....


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