Via's Kitchen by Chef Via Melissa
Via's Kitchen by Chef Via Melissa

Via's Kitchen by Chef Via Melissa

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$125/person
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Responds in about 31 min

Introduction: What makes us different is that we use the cleanest of ingredients & methodologies while keeping in optimal flavor! Additionally, all catered events are chef creations, not mass produced products made from various teams of people. This enables us to have consistency in flavor and presentation across all affairs. We have successfully executed over 200 dinner parties and catered events since inception in late 2016. Call us for a free phone consultation to see how we can make your event vision come to life. All services and packages are completely customizable; tailored to the needs of your experience. *EVENT MINIMUM is $1,000 + tax & service. **Prices noted are baseline prices for event packages. Final cost may vary. A LITTLE MORE ABOUT US: When Chef Via Melissa is not in the kitchen, she can be seen cooking on Dr. Oz, being published in the likes of Women's Day, Reader's Digest and Huffington Post, or developing recipes for brands such as Simply Beyond Spices and Tolerant Foods. SERVICES OFFERED: Event Catering Dinner parties Group Cooking classes Virtual cooking classes and demos Culinary nutrition demos Recipe development PAST EVENT EXAMPLES: Corporate cooking classes & catering Baby / Bridal showers Sweet 16's Bachelorette Parties Birthday Parties Graduation Parties Group Cooking Classes Summer BBQ's Brunch parties Girl Scouts Cooking Classes Engagement Parties Rehearsal Dinners Micro-Weddings **You can get an idea of our cooking style & technique by reviewing photos on this site or menus on our website A NOTE FROM MELISSA: I love to cook! Seeing happy faces delighted by my culinary creations is an amazing feeling. My passion shines through my work from consultation to final event execution. I bring the same passion, professionalism and energy whether I'm working with a couple, catering a large scale event and everything in between. I love being able to introduce people to new ideas of eating, while still supplying a mix of classic and innovative dishes.
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Hired 131 times

Serves New York, NY

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10 employees

7 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:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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

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Rhea G.
Apr 25, 2022
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I hired Chef Melissa for my husband’s 40th birthday a month ago and she’s amazing! She’s very punctual and the food was excellent. She even showed me tips on the food that she prepared. I’d definitely hire her again!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Asian • French • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Bonnie S.
Nov 1, 2021
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Chef Via Melissa and her assistant were wonderful chefs! We were so happy to have them as part of our celebration! She is completely professional! She shows up prepared to execute the meal you designed! She is extremely responsive, punctual and professional! Her food is delicious!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Kosher • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Kim J.
Oct 28, 2021
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It was a pleasure working with Chef Melissa to host a memorable dinner party for my husband’s 40th birthday. The food was delicious and I can’t wait to work with Chef Melissa again.

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • French • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Brett S.
Jul 3, 2022
Melissa and her sous chef Brian prepared an amazing meal for a dinner party for 18 of our closest friends. She was super responsive, prepared a great meal, and to top it off they were just great people. They went with the flow of the party and we never felt rushed throughout any of the courses. Food was delicious.
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Scott K.
Feb 5, 2018
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Melissa was great. We had an in-depth conversation up front about our dietary restrictions including a shellfish allergy, a gluten sensitivity, and a dairy sensitivity within our party. Overall, we were aiming for a vegan meal. She worked with us and gave us multiple suggestions on dinner options based on our likes and dislikes. She even came by the house to provide samples of her dishes before the event. The night of the event, she did a great job executing appetizers, dinner, and dessert. The food was delicious and she left our kitchen in better shape than she found. I highly recommend Melissa as your next personal chef!

Details: Dinner • Appetizers • Entrees • Side dishes • Desserts • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • French • Modern / inventive • 6 - 10 guests • Meal prepared onsite • Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • $61 - $70 per person • The personal chef travels to me

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Melissa Eboli

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