A chef for at-home celebration?

fork on tableAnonymous emails:

Some friends and I wanted to host a small private dinner to celebrate and we are looking for suggestions of private chefs who could host a weekday meal at our apartment. Can you help?

In addition to private chefs who might be able to cater an in-house dinner, we're curious if there might be other options that are maybe more flexible -- maybe something along the lines of a pre-prepared dinner that can be served with minimal effort.

Got a suggestion for Anonymous? Please share! And a sentence or two about why're recommending a chef or service can be a help.

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DIY Catering from New World Bistro Bar. Many of Chef Ric Orlando's menu items can be prepared for take out in pans.

Look up Andrew Plummer

Mary Kenney! Her business is called Legal Pantry, as she used to have a legal practice.
https://legalpantry.com/about/

Yawning Duck Culinary Services - Owned and operated by Chef Dominic Colose.

now i want to do this. sounds like so much fun (and i embrace most anything that allows me to eat at home in yoga pants :)).

I've been to a few dinners catered by chefs in private homes, and it's always an interesting experience. A few thoughts.

1. You're hiring a chef (and maybe assistants) for the night so you need to have quite a few guests or it may cost considerably more than the same meal served in a restaurant.
2. The chef is at the mercy of your cooking and serving facilities so you need to be very clear about what is available and what they need to bring with them, or prepare in advance.
3. The idea of catered take-away food from New World or Yawning Duck or another excellent chef that does catering may be a good option. You save the trouble of making the food and you have a great meal, but you save money by serving it yourself.

Have fun!

I'm seconding Mary Kenney! She's wonderful! She also does cooking classes which I highly recommend.

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