Culinary Abstraction
Culinary Abstraction

Culinary Abstraction

$60/person
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Responds in about 35 min

Introduction: Zac Franzoni is an artist in and out of the kitchen. He made his mark in Chicago as an abstract painter, and now he brings the same creativity and focus to cooking. As a personal chef, he bridges the gap between these two art forms with Culinary Abstraction. Zac has always searched for new ways to connect with his audience. He will collaborate with you to design the perfect menu. For any event - a private dinner for two or a luncheon for fifty - Zac brings his artistic passion from the gallery to your table. He also enjoys cooking for holiday events, anniversaries, bachelor and bachelorette parties and birthdays. His specialty is Italian food, inspired by his family's heritage. Zac makes all of his own pasta by hand and pairs it with a multitude of flavorful sauces. However, Zac can also create customized menus to fit your needs in a wide array of cuisines, ranging from Latin Fusion to Southern comfort dishes. Zac is also Certified in Food Sanitation and Safety and has a ServSafe ® Food Protection Manager Certification, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)–Conference for Food Protection (CFP)
Overview

Hired 135 times

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2 employees

7 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, and Zelle.

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Raymond D.
Dec 21, 2023
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Read no other reviews… Zac and Culinary Abstraction is THE BEST there is! Want to know why he has so many stars and reviews?!? Cause he provides a world class food that is only topped by his warm personality and vibe! Zac created for us (dinner for 6 in my home) a journey that my kids (12 and 15) and our friends are still raving about!! He served everything hot, he timed out the courses perfectly, and he left us all happily stuffed! And to top it off - he left the kitchen spotless!! This was my first time experience with a personal chef that was not for a corporate event, and I am seriously thinking for special occasions we won’t go out ever again! We’ll just call up Zac!! Zac, thank you for making my wife’s birthday unforgettable and we look forward to seeing you in our kitchen again!!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • French • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Molly F.
Feb 4, 2024
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Zac was AMAZING! My friends and I hired him to cook for a reunion dinner and it was the best! He was nice and friendly. Zac was so accommodating when it came to figuring out a price point that would work for us without sacrificing the menu. He was professional and so hardworking. He came with all the supplies and cleaned up after!! Can’t recommend him enough and I’ll definitely be hiring him again!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • I'm flexible • Dessert • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • Barbecue • Nut allergies • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Michael M.
Jan 31, 2024
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Zac cooked us a delicious meal for New Year’s Eve. He was super helpful helping us select a menu and the food was amazing. We’d definitely work with him again!

Details: Holiday meal (Mother's day, Valentine's day, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • Asian • French • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Sara G.
Jun 21, 2021
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Zac was absolutely great! His food was amazing. Big portions and was super easy to work with. I strongly recommend choosing Zac as a personal chef.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Christian C.
Oct 25, 2022
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Great personal chef. Worked our dinner party, the group loved the food. Highly recommend.

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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