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Chef Stef
Chef Stef

Chef Stef

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Introduction: Chef Stef is YOUR Personal Chef; meaning I offer the culinary services you personally need. These include: - Full Service Catering - Drop Off Catering - Weekly Meal Delivery - Personal Meal Plans - Private Cooking Lessons - Personal Chef Services Since I am your personal chef that also means that each menu I create for an event is unique and from scratch. I use your answers from some simple questions to give you different menu and food options which I feel will complement your preferences while taking into account seasonal availability of foods. I am based in the Hudson Valley, NY but travel to different areas in the tri-state area.

Hired 78 times

Serves Fishkill, NY

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8 years in business

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

Excellent 4.9

53 reviews


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Stephanie C.

Personal Chef

We had not hired a private chef before and I’m glad Chef Stef was our first! He was very responsive, professional and made the booking process seamless from start to finish. We decided to forego the beer/wine pairings because we have our own but it was nice to see that was an option! When it came time to meet him and have dinner, he was respectful in wearing a mask the whole time and was easy to talk to so that we could feel relaxed and comfortable. The food was delicious and presentation was beautiful. I love that he brings all his own plates, cutlery and napkins so we really don’t have to worry about cleanup! For dessert, we chose a berry cheesecake and we thought he was going to serve us just a slice but we ended up getting an entire 5”-6” cake. Made for a nice snack later! Overall it was a great experience and we hope to do it again. Thanks Chef Stef!
Chef Stef's reply
Thank you for encompassing everything I do into one 5 star review. I'm glad that what I try to accomplish with every dinner I prepare you recognized and commented on. I would love to be your personal chef again in the future!
Apr 4, 2021
Joe C.

Personal Chef

Chef Stef was great to work with. Very responsive, very professional, and most importantly he made very good food. We had had a great birthday dinner for my wife thanks to Chef Stef! We will definitely be using him again!
Chef Stef's reply
Thank you Joe for the 5 stars, and taking the time to review my services. I'm happy to be at service anytime in the future especially if it means I get to use your awesome stove again.
Mar 16, 2021
Sindy N.

Personal Chef

Having chef Stef come and cook for us for mine and my husbands 1st anniversary, was the most incredible and intimate dining experience for us both. Chef Stef was sociable but professional, taught us techniques to improve our chef skills and the food was absolutely out of this world. The fact that he brings everything with him, and takes it when he leaves in also a plus. It was a joy to watch him work his magic and create masterpieces. Highly highly recommend! Will definitely be using him again!!!!
Chef Stef's reply
No lie...This was the most fun I have ever had cooking a personal dinner. 5 stars to you and Seth if I could rate you as well. That's probably why the food tasted so great ;-) In all honesty thank you for the great review and the kind words!
Mar 17, 2021
Ariana P.

Personal Chef

Chef Stef made my husbands 30th birthday one for the books!!! The food was amazing in taste and presentation. I will definitely be using chef Stef in the future
Chef Stef's reply
Thank you for the stellar 5 star review!!!!
Mar 25, 2021
Frances W.

Personal Chef

Chef Stef cooked dinner for 10 of us for. He recommended some menu choices and cooked a delicious meal. He brought everything we needed for the entire meal, including wine pairings. He cleared away and left my kitchen immaculate. Wonderful evening. Will definitely use Chef Steff again.
Chef Stef's reply
Thank you Frances for taking the time to write this review. It was a wonderful group to cook for and serve. Happy to get to cook in your new kitchen anytime!
Mar 14, 2021
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Stefan Fraundorfer


  • 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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