Personal Chef for an Evening

New York, NY

From: $450
Item #: LIF-NEW-0062

Host a lavish 4-course dinner party in your own home without lifting a finger!

  • Your NYC personal chef has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal
  • Discuss with your chef food preferences, dietary concerns & menu options during an initial consultation
  • Relax and entertain in style with exceptional cuisine & personal attention all in the comfort of your own home
  • Chef provides all groceries and will load the dish washer, too! 

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Host a lavish 4-course dinner party in your own home without lifting a finger!

  • Your NYC personal chef has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal
  • Discuss with your chef food preferences, dietary concerns & menu options during an initial consultation
  • Relax and entertain in style with exceptional cuisine & personal attention all in the comfort of your own home
  • Chef provides all groceries and will load the dish washer, too! 
Location
Manhattan, NY
*For locations beyond this area, additional travel fees will apply which will cover your chef's travel time plus any associated costs.
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.
Availability:
Year-Round:
Pending chef's availability
*Rates do not apply for Valentine's Day or holidays

Booking Information
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 3 weeks in advance.

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Do you love the idea of entertaining, but hate the prospect of doing all the work? Does it seem like you never get to enjoy your own party? Let your own personal chef for the evening do all the work while you sit back with a cocktail and enjoy a truly memorable evening with friends or family.

Chef Mark Tafoya will come to your home with groceries in hand and prepare a special 4-course dinner for you and your guests. He'll even recommend wines to accompany your menu (if requested), and after preparing your meal he'll load the dish washer. 

Whether you're looking to relax with the family for a special occasion or entertaining guests, this is the ultimate way to enjoy a worry-free night of great food and great service.

You might think that your kitchen is too small for such a service. No need to worry! Chef Mark is a NYC personal chef and can work around any sized kitchen as long as it has a functioning stove and oven.

Choose menu selections from a variety of culinary styles from around the world including French, Italian, Spanish, Southwestern, Thai, Vietnamese, Persian, Japanese, Greek, Moroccan and many more. Chef Mark will consult with you to customize the menu to your liking, and can accommodate virtually any tastes you have.

So get ready for a night you and your guests won't soon forget filled with delicious foods, wine and friends.

About the Chef: Chef Mark Tafoya is the co-owner and Executive Producer of the Culinary Media Network, and has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, TheStreet.com, Time Out New York, Bon Appetit and the Fox Business Channel. Chef Tafoya, along with co-author Jennifer Iannolo, has published "The Gilded Fork: Entertaining at Home, A Year of Dinner Parties", featuring 13 seasonal dinner party menus with recipes, wine pairing notes and chef's tips.

In addition to being an accomplished Chef, Mark Tafoya is a Yale graduate, is extremely personable, and will create a positive and relaxing evening for you and your guests.

Essential Information
  • Additional servers are available upon request, parties requiring additional servers will incur additional fees
  • Kitchen facilities with a stove and oven are required for this experience
  • The chef will work with you to customize menu selections to your preferences
  • Should you request a particular item outside the established budget, not a problem; you can simply reimburse your Chef

 

The following travel fees will apply for areas outside of Manhattan:

$0: Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Fordham areas of the Bronx

$25: Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Williamsburg areas in Brooklyn, Hoboken, Jersey City areas of New Jersey / Long Island City in Queens

$50: All other areas of the 5 boroughs

For areas up to one hour from Manhattan, $35/hr plus the cost of travel will apply.

Please contact Cloud 9 Living for locations over one hour from Manhattan.

*Please note, travel fees assume the location is within a 5 minute walk of the subway or PATH train. If farther, cab fare from the closest station applies.

Duration
3-4 hours
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
For groups larger than 8, please contact Cloud 9 Living directly for pricing.
Spectators
This private party is for booked participants only.
Weather Dependent
This experience is not weather dependent.
What To Wear
This is your experience, dress as you wish!
Booking Information
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 3 weeks in advance.
Cancellation Policy
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Livings standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no returns or exchanges are allowed. However, rescheduling is allowed free of charge with at least 3 weeks notice prior to your booked date. Rescheduling between 10 - 21 days prior to your booked date requires a $50 fee. No rescheduling will be allowed within 10 days of your booked date.
Will the chef clean our dishes?

The chef will clean up as much as possible, he will load the dishwasher but is not required to hand wash any dishes. 

This experience has a customer rating of 5
based on 11 reviews.
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Our personal chef-for-two experience was absolutely delightful. Chef Marc Tafoya was courteous and professional and efficient! He was able to come into our small NYC kitchen and whip me and my date up a fantastic meal. Also, there were plenty of leftovers to have for dinner the following night, so that was an added bonus! Overall, everything was top-notch from the food to the service and especially the clean-up afterwards. We were left with a spotless kitchen and full bellies, what more can you ask for?!
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Fabio, I'm so happy to hear that! We love working with Chef Mark because he's always sure to make an evening special, and it sounds like he came through again! And to have your experience extend beyond just the one evening by having leftovers? Even better! I'll be sure Chef Mark knows what a great evening you had with him. Warm Regards, Inah
Remarkable Chef Mark delivers big time! Really created not only a wonderful meal, a meaningful experience.
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Keith, Thank you for taking the time to write in about your experience. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with Chef Mark - maybe he inspired you to try new things in the kitchen? Cheers to meaningful memories! Warm Regards, Inah
Chef Mark was fantastic!! He was knowledgeable and personable. The meal was superb. He helped with ideas for the dinner, then shopped, cooked and cleaned up afterward. He worked hard, yet interacted with us while preparing the dinner, and became a part of the family. We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening and look forward to doing it again in the near future.
Chef Mark was wonderful ! Everyone at my dinner party loved him, as well as his creations! I have already recommended Cloud 9 Living! Excellent experience.
My cooking experience was excellent. He made and served an amazing meal for us. I think the Cloud 9 Living website and booking needs a some help. I booked this a while back but remember the online booking was not that user friendly. It would be good to indicate how much notice is needed to get the time you want. There was no indication of that on my gift certificate or on your web site.
Chef Mark and the experience were everything that I could have asked for and more. Prior to the event, Chef presented me with a huge amount of food options, all of which seemed delicious. The party was a surprise for my mother, and he was super-accommodating with the menu and changing arrival time. Once the evening began, the guests were in for a treat. Each and every course was superbly cooked and presented beautifully. While he was working, Chef Mark went out of his way to explain what he was doing and why he was doing it. He answered all of our questions and maintained a great rapport with the guests. Everyone was raving about the experience, and we can't wait to do it again. Chef Mark is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - Brian
Chef Mark was awesome. We had an amazing meal in the comfort of our home with great friends. I highly recommend this experience.
Mark Tafoya was not only a great chef, but a great person to be around for the evening. He was very thorough with the review of what we wanted on the menu and provided ample choices for each course. During the time that he was in my home, he made us feel comfortable and answered all of the questions about how he was making each course. I would highly recommend this experience!
Chef Mark was amazing. From the first time we made contact through the night of our dinner, he was always responsive, communicative and friendly. Chef provided many delicious and unique dinner/menu options based upon our input. The menu we chose was absolutely DELICIOUS!! His culinary skills are unsurpassed. The food was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. Add his positive energy to his culinary skills and it's really the total package. We all adored him. He was the consummate professional and we hope to have an opportunity to engage with him again. Without hesitation, I would recommend Chef Mark.
Chef Mark Tafoya was an absolute pleasure! Not only was he pleasant and helpful while we were making menu selections but the food exceeded our expectations and was beyond delicious! He is a very talented chef! We had a wonderful evening and would definitely do it again! Thanks, Andrea & Matt
The overall experience was wonderful. We had a four course dinner with Chef Mark Tafoya. He was wonderful. A great cook, extremely knowledgeable and so accommodating. The meal was delicious, the presentation outstanding. We had a wonderful evening. I will definitely use the service again!!!!

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