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

Chef Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering

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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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Hired 21 times

Serves New Rochelle, NY

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6 employees

2 years in business

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

Very good 4.6

15 reviews


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Cathleen c.

Personal Chef

Thank you Chef Kenneth for a fabulous birthday dinner celebration. My husband and family love every dish you prepared. Your amazing attention to all the different food preferences ( gluten & dairy free) enriched everyone’s dinning experience. Also, walking in the immaculate clean warmed my heart. Cathleen
Chef Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering's reply
Your welcome Cathleen! It was my pleasure, and I'm glad you and your family enjoyed the food I prepared for you. I look forward to working with you again soon!
Nov 7, 2021
Yolanda M.

Wedding and Event Catering

When looking for a wedding caterer, I came across Chef Kenneth. (I’ve never had anything catered before, so this was very intimidating for me). We talked for about an hour maybe more about pricing, the selection of food I wanted. Where the event is being held and just everything you need to know for catering an event! He was very patient and accommodating to my budget. When we hung up I felt very confident in the choice I made. I can’t wait for my big day!!!! Also can’t wait for Chef Kenneth and his staff to cook the delicious food me and my guests will have!
Chef Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering's reply
Yolanda, I'm glad I was able to alleviate some of the stresses which occur when planning a wedding of this magnitude. It was my pleasure and honor to assist you, while patiently walling you through the process of booking a professional chef to cater your wedding. I know this is a very special day for you and your family, and I plan making it a memorable one! Thank you again for everything, as it was a joy to help guide you through the menu planning process, as well as discussing the overall event details. I'm very excited to provide you and your guests an amazing dining experience! Thank you again for that very nice review, and if you have any further questions then please feel free to reach out anytime!! Have a great week/weekend, and Happy Thanksgiving!! 🦃
Nov 22, 2021
Angyl S.

Chef Giarratano is a great chef if you are looking for quality food and exquisite service. Working alongside him in the kitchen is an amazing learning experience. His leadership qualities, positive attitude, and dedication for cooking food is exceptional. I would definitely recommend!! 10/10
Chef Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering's reply
Thank you so much!! I really appreciate what you said Angyl!! You've been doing an amazing job assisting me in the kitchen, as well as serving and making sure the guests are happy. Keep it up! You're a very hard working, and teachable young woman. Thank you for everything! Those kind words you said mean alot, so thank you again 🙏
Nov 23, 2021
Yolanda M.

When I was looking for a wedding caterer, I came across Chef Kenneth. He was very understanding and accommodating with my budget. I asked a lot of questions! and he answered all my questions. We talked for about an hour about all the details that I would like. He was very attentive and caring. I hung up the phone feeling extremely confident that my catering needs will be met. I can’t wait till my big day!!! I know that Chef Kenneth and his staff will do a phenomenal job.
Chef Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering's reply
Thank you Yolanda! I'm looking forward to providing you and your guests an amazing dining experience on your special day!! I'm very happy that you are excited and have confidence in myself and my staff!! We are honored to have the opportunity to provide you with excellent food and make this a memorable day!! Thank you again for the review! It's greatly appreciated .
Nov 22, 2021
Thano K.

I booked chef Kenny for my 25th birthday party. Kenny exceeded my expectations on a awesome night with my friends. He cooked and prepared our food the party and was a overall great host. His food was amazing and as his overall professionalism was on point to. Definitely book chef Kenny for future events it’s a nice experience to have a chef come in the house and cook for you and friends and family.
Chef Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering's reply
Thanos, Thank you for sharing your dining experience and leaving such a positive review. I'm glad you enjoyed the food, as well as the overall experience of having a professional chef cook at your home. Have a great day! Thank you!
Nov 22, 2021
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Kenneth Giarratano


  • 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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