Culinary Abstraction
Culinary Abstraction

Culinary Abstraction

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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)
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Current Top Pro

Hired 112 times

Serves Chicago, IL

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2 employees

5 years in business

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

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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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Kayla S.
Jun 27, 2021
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Amazing experience from start to finish! The chef was always prompt in communications and responsive when picking out the menu! The food was amazing, can’t recommend enough!

Details: Shower (baby, bridal, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • Southern • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Barbecue • Halal • Gluten free or celiac • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Moira h.
May 22, 2022
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Zac and Rory were fabulous to work with, both on planning and during the event. The food was delicious and innovative. They fit in smoothly into the celebration and cleaned up afterward!!! We will definitely use them again and refer them to our friends.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Gary R.
May 11, 2022
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Zac and Rosario showed up on time and after giving them "the lay of the land", they started cooking right away. The pre-arranged meal we selected was prepared exactly as we expected it to be. Meatballs were flavorful and the ricotta spread was really good. The chicken entree with fresh pasta was cooked perfectly. Zac explained the dishes and checked in on us during the meal. Our serving platters came in handy. Since Zac and Rosario cleaned the kitchen from top to bottom when they were done, no problem having them use anything they needed. We had a party of 10. Culinary Abstraction (Zac) really made our dinner party less stressful and more enjoyable.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - formal • American - casual • Mexican / Latin American • Italian • Southern • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Brittany K.
Apr 17, 2022
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Zac provided a wonderful experience for an intimate dinner party. Everything from the presentation to the flavors of the food were top notch. He was very professional and made the whole experience relaxed and enjoyable. He didn’t rush the dinner along but allowed us time to enjoy each course. We will definitely use him and again!

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

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