Chef Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering
Chef Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering

Chef Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: Over my 15+ year career in the culinary and hospitality industry, I’ve studied various cuisines and techniques from some of the top chefs in the industry. While continuing to keep up with top culinary trends, my love for cooking started at a young age while learning traditional Italian cuisine from my family. Cooking along side my mother and grandmother at a young age instilled a passion for food that I take pride in sharing with others. I specialize in Italian fare, but I was trained by a Master French Chef and have worked in various culinary environments including prestigious restaurants, esteemed resorts and respected country clubs. I pride myself on my ability to develop customized experiences for any occasion and love working with clients to exceed their expectations. My food is always prepared with the highest quality farm to table ingredients and the utmost attention to detail. My menus are thoughtfully developed with the client’s vision in mind. While working with private dining clients, collaboration is key to ensure their experience is memorable and their private dining experience is extraordinary.
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Current Top Pro

Hired 35 times

Serves New Rochelle, NY

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6 employees

3 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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  • Holiday Dinner Party

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Reviews

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

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Lauren L.
4 weeks ago
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Chef Giarratano was excellent to work with. I ended up cancelling my dinner due to Covid, but up until that point he was incredibly responsive to questions/comments and worked through the meal plan with me. I'll be booking him again in the future once things calm down!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Chef Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering's reply
Lauren, Thank you so much! Unfortunately you had to cancel due to Covid but hopefully things calm down in the near future, so I can cook for you and your guests!! Happy New Year! Thank you again for those kind words, means a lot! 🙌
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Kristie R.
3 weeks ago
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Chef Kenneth is very attentive to his clients' needs. He accommodates multiple complicated food allergies for my wedding party and as the bride, that is such a weight off my shoulders! He seeks pricing to your budget and the best deals with relationships he has in the business i.e. liquor sales. He is very professional and fills in the details which are crucial to our special day! He has a good heartwarming personality, easy to work with. In pre-planning he assured me several times it's your day, my job is to make sure you get exactly what you envision. His team executes smoothly to keep a great pace as to what's the biggest day of your life. I am happy to have had Chef help Jumpstart my fiance and I's rest of our lives!!!

Details: Wedding • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Coffee or tea • Italian • Mediterranean or Middle Eastern • Barbecue • Vegan • American - casual • American - formal • Plated meal • Yes, full service • Outdoor venue • Yes, partial kitchen (fridge and sink only) • 50 - 59 guests • Plates, utensils and glasses • Standard (basic ingredients)

Chef Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering's reply
Kristie, that was such an amazing and well written review of myself, my staff, and overall business as a whole. I'm deeply thankful and grateful for everything you said and I'm looking forward to providing you and your guests an amazing dining experience!! Thank you again!! I'm very excited to serve you and your guests on this very special day, and memorable moment in your life!!
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Renee S.
3 weeks ago
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My family and I would highly recommend Chef Kenneth Giarratano. He catered a family dinner for us that was perfectly prepared with amazing flavors. He is responsive to texts/emails and professional. The Snyder Family

Details: Holiday party • Dinner • American - formal • Family style • No, drop off only • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Premium (high end ingredients)

Chef Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering's reply
Thank you very much! I really appreciate those kind words! 🙏
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Cynthia B.
Dec 10, 2021
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I planned my corporate holiday party and found Chef Giarrantano. From the very first interaction with him, he was patient, and so helpful. He was a professional throughout the entire process. He helped me pick a magnificent menu. I was nervous until they arrived because although he was wonderful, I really didn't know him, didn't know if his food would be good or not and I work with a very critical crowd. Once he and his team arrived and uncovered the food, I immediately felt a sense of relief and once I tasted the food I knew I made the right choice. The food was simply excellent! Everyone at the event commented all night about just how delicious the food was. Not only was Chef professional, he staff was as well. I will not only use him again, but I will tell anyone who is hosting an event to use him. Thank you Chef and your wonderful team. Cynthia

Details: Holiday party • Dinner • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • Non-alcoholic drinks • American - Southern • American - formal • American - casual • Buffet • Yes, full service • Office • No kitchen • 40 - 49 guests • Disposable plates, utensils, and cups • Paper napkins • Serving and warming equipment • Premium (high end ingredients)

Chef Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering's reply
Cynthia, I'm glad you and your co-workers enjoyed the food and the overall dining experience. Please don't hesitate to reach out in the future if you need another corporate event catered. Thank you again for those kind words. It was my pleasure to provide you such an amazing service and event. Keep in touch! Feel free to reach out anytime. Take care
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Morris P.
Dec 7, 2021
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I decided just before Thanksgiving to have a catered dinner with a week or two of notice. Chef Giarratano was able to make everything work very quickly. We started with cheese and crackers and dips in the living room. We then had fancy salads and risotto for the main course followed by chocolate cake in the dining room. The staff was excellent, the food was great, and everything was exactly as I requested. The kitchen was even perfectly clean when Chef Giarratano and his team left.

Details: Dinner party • Dinner • Dessert • American - formal • Italian • Mediterranean or Middle Eastern • Vegan • Plated meal • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Plates, utensils and glasses • Premium (high end ingredients)

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FAQs

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

    My pricing is based on a multitude of factors. For instance, my pricing is based on the customized menu I've created for you, food & labor cost, amount of people for event, type of food the client is specifically seeking, as well as travel cost/time if applicable. I'm flexible with pricing depending on the clients budget so it's affordable for them. I'm open to providing discounts where I can, in order to meet the needs of my potential client.

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

    Typically, I like to try and get an idea about what the event is for, birthday party, baby shower, wedding, and/or anniversary. Once that's established, then I'm able to cater the menu around the theme of the event, like whether it's more beneficial to do plated versus family style. Once we discuss the specifics of the event their looking to host, then we would go over pricing and figure out what their overall budget is. Once I know their budget then I'm able to accurately and effectively create a customizable menu to cater to there needs. I'm always open to working with the client in order to ensure the event goes smoothly which in return will provide relief and peace of mind to the client.

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

    Culinary Arts Degree (Associates Degree) ServSafe Certified (Manager's Certificate) Business Management & Entrepreneurship Degree (Associates Degree)

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