Current Top Pro
Hired 21 times
10 years in business
Currently a Top Pro
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Jan - Jun
Downtown Tasting & Cocktails
Photos and Videos
Additional services or supplies
Setup / cleanup,
Bachelor / bachelorette party
We had Chef Shain come to a house we rented in the Hamptons to make lunch for about 10 people. Beforehand, he prepared a menu according to everyone’s tastes / dietary restrictions and we agreed on all items in advance. The food was so amazing we ate all leftovers for dinner. Our meal also included fresh drinks, which he brought his colleague Jeremy to make. They were both extremely professional and everything turned out great! I would recommend Chef Shain to anyone who is looking for great food and full end to end service.Oct 6, 2019Verified
A great experience. Chef Shain roasted a whole lamb and made a brisket for an event hosted in my garden. It was my first time putting on such an event, and Chef Shain’s excellence with the food prep and execution helped in making a great evening. In all phases he showed professionalism, and the food was excellent. Would highly recommend.Oct 22, 2019Verified
CALIENTE! Thank you Chef Shain for an evening that my now "Fiance" and myself will never forget. The food was excellent, your professionalism was extraordinary, your attention to detail was fabulous. Also...have you every thought about acting lol. You pulled it off like a champ. Amber and I are so appreciative with the way you executed my proposal dinner. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. Thank you again Chef Shain!Mar 1, 2020Verified
Chef Shain is wonderful! For 4 days Chef Shain prepared fresh, original and delicious meals and snacks for a revolving amount of adults and children, all with different tastes and everyone gave him 2 thumbs up because their mouths were constantly full of his amazing creations! Thank you again Chef!Aug 10, 2019Verified
Chef Shain has been very proactive on reaching out since I sent the query. Quality of the food is great and the delivery match what we discussed. Above all he is amenable and enjoyable to work with.Aug 10, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Rates vary per service. Baseline rate for a private dinner is $250 for 2 people and scales up based on overall guest count. *Grocery costs are not covered in my personal fee / quote. Travel outside of NYC area is billed at $25 an hour.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to do an initial consultation, to discuss the type of event, client expectations and overall budget. I like to think of it as a collaborative process that allows us to communicate clearly, which can create a great working relationship for us both.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I’ve worked in the industry 20 years, ranging from back of house/line cook, to front of house, bartending/event manage,ent and every position in between.