Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering LLC
Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering LLC

Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering LLC

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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. Minimum 6 guests for your event to be considered. Please be ready to move forward and make a decision in regards to your event. Please be deposit ready! I'm flexible with pricing as well, which I will outline during our menu consultation. Also, please be mindful that as food prices have increased, so have the costs of hiring a personal chef or caterer! I'm looking forward to meeting you and providing you and your guests and amazing dining experience! Thank you!!
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Hired 65 times

Serves New Rochelle, NY

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12 employees

3 years in business

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

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Mirna G.
Apr 11, 2022
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I contacted Chef Giarratano on Friday for last minute catering for a Sunday Wedding, I want to say ( they were my lifesavers). They were able to accommodate catering for us I was extremely extremely happy. Chef Giarratano is very attentive to details and ask many questions to make sure he has all the needs for your event. He took all DETAILS into account which shows he really cares!! That is what I love. His team was amazing when they arrived they quickly set up, and were very friendly, warm vibes. The food was really really good!! They had all the supplies they needed and made it really easy for me and my guest to enjoy. Amazing Catering Team!! Thank you again you guys are awesome!!

Details: Wedding • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • American - formal • American - casual • Italian • Mexican or Latin American • Asian • Small bites • Yes, full service • Banquet hall or ballroom • No kitchen • 20 - 29 guests • Serving and warming equipment • Premium (high end ingredients)

Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering LLC's reply
Mirna, Im so happy to hear you and your guests had such an amazing time at the wedding reception. It was a pleasure dealing with you and providing you and your guests such an amazing dining experience. Thank you again for your business and I look forward to working with you in the future!! Take care
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Yolanda M.
Nov 22, 2021
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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!

Details: Wedding • Dinner • American - casual • Buffet • Yes, full service • Banquet hall or ballroom • Yes, full kitchen • 90 - 99 guests • Standard (basic ingredients)

Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering LLC'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!! 🦃
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Mary L.
Apr 4, 2022
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I was referred to Thumbtack to find a caterer/chef for a small, intimate wedding with 17 people. Our group needed appetizers to compliment the wedding dinner being prepared by the groom Chef G was beyond accommodating and flexed his menu and delivery to meet the needs of our party - from GF to best variety of appetizers to arriving when we needed him and graciously giving us space to get our other kitchen work done. Chef G's responsiveness, follow up (phone, txt and email) was remarkable - his sense of urgency and immediacy was top notch. We were working from out of town and a different time zone and Chef G was impeccable in making sure we had all the info we needed, updated proposals, along with day of follow up and timeliness that ensured that the whole experience was flawless. Our party devoured the stuffed mushrooms, crostini/roast beef, asparagus and prosciutto with balsamic drizzle and fun caprese skewers. I recommend Chef G and team for small or large parties. Enjoy!

Details: Wedding • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • American - formal • Small bites • No, drop off only • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Premium (high end ingredients)

Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering LLC's reply
Mary, Thank you very much! I really appreciate all those kind words regarding my food and service. It was a pleasure working with you and I hope we can work together in the future as well! Have a great day! Take care
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Andrea S.
Mar 19, 2022
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Chef Giarratano cooked for my sons graduation party for over 30 people. The food was amazing and also plenty of it. He is very professional and helped me to have a much better experience knowing he was taking care of everything. He bright all the ingredients and cooked everything at home and left the place immaculate before leaving! Highly recommend him for any event!

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Dinner • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • American - casual • Italian • French • Food stations • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 20 - 29 guests • Premium (high end ingredients)

Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering LLC's reply
Andrea, It was a pleasure cooking for you, your son, and the rest of your guests, for this very special occasion. I'm happy to hear that you all enjoyed the food and overall dining experience!! I look forward to working with you again in the future! Thank you very much!
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Weezie G.
Feb 1, 2022
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Chef Giarratano was so helpful in preparing a menu for my upcoming wedding. He was very responsive to all of my questions, and provided helpful insight for planning my big day. Although my fiance and I have decided on a venue with an in-house caterer, we would have loved to have enjoyed Chef Giarratano's menu. He was very communicative and prompt to reply to my emails and texts. Would highly recommend based on his professionalism alone.

Details: Wedding • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Dessert • American - casual • Italian • Barbecue • American - Southern • Buffet • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 150 - 200 guests • Serving and warming equipment • Standard (basic ingredients)

Giarratano's Private Dining & Catering LLC's reply
Weezie, It was my pleasure! I know we weren't able to work together in regards to your event but I'm glad I left such a memorable experience during the menu planning process. I hope you have an amazing and memorable wedding day! Thank you again for all those kind words! Take care!
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Kenneth Giarratano

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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