Antonio Mancini Albano | Private Chef
Antonio Mancini Albano | Private Chef

Antonio Mancini Albano | Private Chef

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Introduction: Hello! I'm Antonio Mancini Albano, Chef & Owner of AMA Private Dining. For the past eight years, I've been proudly serving NJ, PA, and the NYC area. My background includes French classical training at the Culinary Institute of America, apprenticeships in Southern Italy's finest kitchens, and years of professional experience cooking in Michelin-starred NYC restaurants. I currently offer: 👨‍🍳 Private Dinner Parties 🍽 Event Catering 🔪 Cooking Classes 🥗 Custom Meal Plans My approach to cooking? Source the highest quality seasonal ingredients and apply proper culinary technique to develop thoughtful, delicious flavor combinations. My edge? A friendly demeanor and a knack for delivering personally tailored, standout dining experiences. If you seek culinary precision, warmth, creativity, and quality, let's chat. Your next event deserves the best.
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Hired 24 times

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4 employees

8 years in business

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

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

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Andrew G.
Nov 25, 2023
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We had a great experience with Chef Antonio! He responded very quickly with a personal note, and then proposed a lovely menu for ur Thanksgiving feast for 9 people. He readily tweaked a few items to account for dietary restrictions. On Thanksgiving day, he delivered the food exactly on schedule, with clear directions for how to heat/reheat each dish. And most importantly, the food was delicious and presented beautifully! Favorites from our meal included the squash bisque, salad with dried figs and pickled onions, cranberry sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes, and Apple galette for dessert.

Details: Holiday party • Dinner • Dessert • American - casual • Family style • No, drop off only • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • I'm flexible

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Anna W.
May 26, 2023
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It was a fun experience having a personal chef at our house. He was accommodating to our food preferences. Antonio made our wedding day dinner feel special. The food was excellent, especially the steak and the dessert.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - formal • Dairy intolerant • Gluten free or celiac • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Amy R.
Apr 16, 2024
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Chef Antonio was the ultimate professional. He turned my kitchen into a restaurant kitchen and did an awesome job! The food was delicious from start to finish. All my guests raved about it, and my dad (guest of honor), absolutely loved it! It was an awesome experience, and I highly recommend Chef Antonio!

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Dessert • Coffee or tea • Non-alcoholic drinks • Alcoholic drinks • Italian • American - formal • Mediterranean or Middle Eastern • Family style • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 20 - 29 guests • Plates, utensils and glasses • Paper napkins • Cloth napkins • Serving and warming equipment • Premium (high end ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Rushabh L.
Apr 16, 2024
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Our group hired Chef Antonio for a bachelor party and he was amazing! He was very responsive and worked with us on catering a menu that would suit everyone based on their allergies and spice tolerances. He took the time to sit down and call to plan out the menu. His tiramisu was one of the best ones we’ve ever had! Would highly recommend for any event that you want to make special!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • I'm flexible • Italian • Asian • Vegetarian or vegan • I'm flexible • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Lisa R.
Nov 25, 2023
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Chef Antonio wowed our group with a wonderful "Tour of Italy" dinner! He was very professional and personable. I would highly recommend his services! Five Stars!!!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • I'm flexible • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    When collaborating with a new client, my process is designed to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience from start to finish. Once you share your desired style of cuisine, I will swiftly provide you with a customized menu proposal that perfectly aligns with your preferences. On the day of your event, I will take care of every aspect, starting with arriving approximately 3 hours before your designated dining time. From shopping for the freshest ingredients from local farms to meticulously planning, prepping, cooking, serving, and even cleaning up, I handle it all. To secure your reservation, I kindly request a 50% deposit upfront, allowing you to reserve your desired date and ensure my availability for your event. The remaining balance can be settled conveniently on the day of the event.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Culinary Institute of America '16 NYU Master of Arts in Food Studies & Nutrition '22 Alumni of Multiple Michelin-Starred Restaurants

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