Chef Stef
Chef Stef

Chef Stef

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$90/person
estimated cost


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Scheduling

Responds in about 3 hours

Introduction: Chef Stef is a Hudson Valley based chef and caterer providing the following services in the tri-state area: - Full Service Catering (including weddings) - Drop Off Catering - Personal Chef Services The menus I prepare for all of my services are created from scratch. I work with the client/host to create a menu for their event or meal that highlights their culinary preferences, and accommodates any restrictions there may be. I offer multiple price points for all of my services. I have different catering packages based on the variety of foods you want to have. Personal chef dinners are quoted based on how many people and how many courses you would like. Feel free to look me up on Instagram @chefstefny to see pictures of my food and services.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 153 times

1 similar job done near you

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1 employee

9 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

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Featured Projects

84 photos

  • Winter Comfort Menu

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Reviews

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

Excellent 4.9

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Lisa A.
Feb 7, 2022
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I hired Chef Stef for a surprise 40th birthday dinner for my husband and I. We couldn’t have been more pleased with everything. The food was absolutely phenomenal- he created a personal menu for both myself, a vegetarian, and my husband, a meat enthusiast! Chef Stef was so kind, and while we felt like we were dining at a five star restaurant, we also felt comfortable to ask questions. I would absolutely recommend working with Chef Stef for an unforgettable and mouth watering experience!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Southern • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Asian • French • Barbecue • Indian • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Chef Stef's reply
Thank you Lisa. I appreciate the great review, and you mentioning some of the points I try to hit home on with my services.
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Leslie C.
Aug 29, 2021
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I had never hired a personal chef before and Chef Stef made it so easy! He provided plenty of choices so the menu made everyone happy, including a super picky eater. Besides the meal being delicious, his attention to detail during our dinner to make sure everyone enjoyed their food definitely earned him 5 stars! Thank you for making our bachelorette party so special!

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Nerisah B.
Apr 13, 2022
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This review is long overdue, I just couldn't write it until I got my photos uploaded, which I finally did! Chef Stef was amazing, it was my first in home chef experience, he was kind, food was delicious, and you wouldn't even know that he was there from the kitchen afterwards! Everything was perfect and really made my 33rd birthday special. Highly recommend him for any occasion. We chose a lot of hearty courses and it was just as delicious the next day!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • American - formal • Italian • Southern • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • French • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Chef Stef's reply
Thank you Nerisah for such a great review and pictures. I'm glad that I could make your birthday dinner an enjoyable one!
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Kayleigh T.
Apr 10, 2022
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Chef Stef’s food was delicious! And he took allergies in the group very seriously. We were very impressed! Would highly recommend!

Details: Bridal or baby shower • Dinner • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • American - casual • Italian • Family style • No, drop off only • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Standard (basic ingredients)

Chef Stef's reply
Thank you for the five stars Kayleigh. Allergies are so prevalent these days, and can make it difficult to enjoy a good meal. I'm glad I could prepare and serve a menu that everyone could enjoy with no worry.
Wedding and Event Catering
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Raj C.
Apr 3, 2022
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Chef Stef is wonderful! He’s very responsive and professional and made the booking process very easy. The food was amazing, very well seasoned and with great presentation. We will definitely partner with him in the future for our dinner parties.

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Standard (basic ingredients) • Mexican / Latin American • American - casual • Italian • Dairy intolerant • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Chef Stef's reply
Thank you for the stellar review Raj. I'm happy to be available to you in the future!
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Credentials
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Stefan Fraundorfer

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My pricing is very up front, and is based on what you want. I will explain what is included in any price I propose from the beginning. I do not have hidden fees, or surprise you with additional fees at the end.

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

    I begin with a few questions that relate to their need, and use those answers to give them the options I can provide that relate to what they want. For larger events I prefer to do a phone call or online video chat, so we can go over the details in depth without having to exchange a long, drawn out chat chain. Big events, such as weddings, are where I will get more in-depth with since there are so many moving parts, and I want to make sure the culinary part of your evening intertwines with the entire event.

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

    I received my Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts Management in three years from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY. The majority of my culinary tenure has been in country clubs (15 years) where I was used to having to multi-task daily to ensure different events with different plans executed properly.

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