NY Catering Service

New York, NY

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

My creative abilities allow me think outside the box with flavor profiles and aesthetics. I cater to all types of dietary restrictions in order to accommodate my clients' needs. I cater events of all types and sizes and provide cooking classes.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love see my guests' faces when they experience my food.

Location

New York, NY 10065

Years in business

7

Number of employees

5

Times hired on Thumbtack

76

Reviews

56 Reviews
  • Thumbtack Customer Aug 20, 2017
    Some of the food was excellent, and the service was very nice. A few items were added to the menu, some great and some not, and a couple were not what I had specified. I also did not get to taste everything, so I can't give Chef Chris 5 stars, but I would recommend him anyway.
  • Justin R. Aug 1, 2017
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    We hired Chris and his team for a private press dinner and could not have been happier. He created an inspired menu and the service was seamless. Looking forward to partnering with him again.
  • Robin F. Jul 15, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
  • Jessica A. Jun 27, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    We had a great evening with Chris! He was flexible with the menu and worked with us to design the menu that we wanted. It is fun to be at home but still have restaurant style food. Thanks Chris!
    Chris N. Jun 27, 2017

    Thanks you so much Jessica :)

  • Talia O. Jun 16, 2017
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Incredible! Chef and his team are an all star team who brought the highest level of professional performance to my event. Easy to work with, excellent communication, organization and follow through. Highly recommended!
    Chris N. Jun 16, 2017

    Thank you so much Talia it was such a pleasure !!

  • Donelle B. Jun 7, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    From top to bottom Chef Chris was ON POINT! Constant communication, the ultimate professionalism, wonderful staff, beautiful set-up, and the most important part of it all - DELICIOUS FOOD! I can't say enough about how wonderful my experience was, and would not hesitate to recommend him for any gig, big or small. I am looking forward to the next event!
  • Jessie Y. May 26, 2017
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Chef Nirschel was responsive, professional, creative, and an overall blast to work with. He prepared amazing food and was the center of a glorious party. It was amazing to have seen him in action!
  • Eric K. May 24, 2017
    I loved every bit of it. Chef Nirschel is an amazing chef and the service is without a doubt, elite! I'll recommend NY Catering Service to any and everybody with catering needs!
  • John L. May 24, 2017
    The food was incredible and a very friendly and professional team.
    Chris N. May 24, 2017

    John your always so much fun to work with. I look forward to our next event !!

  • Robert L. May 24, 2017
    Amazing unique plates and great customer service
  • MJ P. May 24, 2017
    I use NY Catering Service both personally and professionally. The quality of food is always fresh and outstanding. The attentiveness, professionalism and friendliness of the staff, is always top notch. If you are looking for a catering service that will exceed your expectations each and every time, look no further! Chef Chris Nirschel and his team rock!
    Chris N. May 24, 2017

    Mj you have been such an amazing Loyal patron and I love Working with you!! Can't wait for our next event the 26th:)

  • Tom M. May 24, 2017
    AMAZING!
  • Brian M. May 23, 2017
    Chef Chris Nirschel's attention to detail.
  • Chris F. May 23, 2017
    Simple, professional, and delicious. Didn't have to worry about a thing!
  • Christina R. May 23, 2017
    Amazing!!!!
  • Jenny L. May 23, 2017
    Amazing food and chef!
  • Raina M. May 23, 2017
    They are simply the best! Everything you want and need they can do and the food is delicious!
  • Lisa P. May 23, 2017
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Easy, easy, easy. Gave me time to enjoy my guests and not fret. Chef did everything, needed no direction. Very pleasant. Food was very good.
    Chris N. May 23, 2017

    Thank you Lisa for your kind review. I hope to earn the full 5 stars next dinner. We strive to be the best and I appreciate the opportunity to work with you! :)

  • Steve K. May 13, 2017
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Chef Chris was fantastic - had a great attitude, made things easy (from menu choice to clean up) and cooked up some amazingly delicious food! Made a reunion of some old friends into a special evening. Highly recommend!
    Chris N. May 23, 2017

    Steve you and your group were amazing. A true pleasure to work with and you also put together a marvelous wine selection !!!

  • Kirstin A. Apr 30, 2017
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Great Experience! Great Chef! Great Guy!
    This was my very first time hiring a Chef and Chef Chris was sooo nice, attentive, and understanding... He prepared brunch for a few friends and I... the food was amazing and the price reasonable. He was so nice to my friends, very personable, an overall great experience! Can't wait to work with him again!
    Chris N. May 23, 2017

    Brunch was so much fun. It was my first time preparing food in a hotel room and I loved it. I hope to work with you ladies again in the future:)

  • Andrew S. Apr 21, 2017
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Did a great job . Excellent meal.
    Chris N. May 23, 2017

    Andrew I look forward to future dinners and thank you for the kind review.

  • Ellen P. Apr 10, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    best 70th brithday party ever!!!
    NY Catering service prepared and ran my husband's 70th birthday party and everyone who was there thought it was the best party they ever went to that was prepared in someone's home. The food was amazing and the flow of the evening went perfectly. Could not have asked for anything different. Ellen P
    Chris N. May 23, 2017

    Ellen you have an amazing home and were so accommodating. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to work with you.

  • Jillian R. Apr 6, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review Updated
    5 Stars!
    I hired NY Catering service for a cocktail party of about 50 people. Chef Chris was an ultimate professional - And his staff was extremely friendly and helpful throughout the night. The food was delicious! The guests were extremely complimentary and impressed with the quality of the food and the service of the staff. The event was wonderful and I look forward to hiring NY Catering service again in the future!
    Chris N. Apr 6, 2017

    Jillian Thank you for letting us work your event. Your organization is amazing and I look forward to helping raise money and do some future events ;)

  • Verified Review Original
    5 Stars!
    Chef Chris was an ultimate professional - And his staff was extremely friendly and helpful throughout the night. The food was delicious! The guests were extremely complimentary and impressed with the quality of the food and the service of the staff. The event was wonderful and I look forward to hiring NY Catering service again in the future!
  • Mary A. Mar 12, 2017
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Awesome, delicious food for a birthday dinner.
    Chris catered a small dinner party. He was personable and responsive from the very start. Made meal suggestions and worked with me on a favorite dish that I requested. He has great ideas, is up on the latest food ideas and trends. Suggested an asst to make the meal more relaxed for the hostess! He was punctual, introduced the different courses to our guests, and left our kitchen cleaner than he found it. I would hire him again in a heartbeat.
    Chris N. May 23, 2017

    I look forward to some more fun dinners in the future. I will always cater any menu to you:)

  • Deepali B. Mar 6, 2017
    Private Cooking Lessons
    Verified Review
    Chef Chris...we can't wait till next time!
    It was my wife's birthday dinner, and kids and I asked Chef Chris to come help us cook. Kids (ages 9.5 and 8) had a blast learning from Chef Chris! We had wonderful time and great memories were made. The kids were so excited, Chef Chris was very hands on - guiding them and keeping the excitement up, and getting them to cook several pizzas, soup, and a yummy dessert (including home made whipped cream). Highly recommend as a fun family bonding time that includes learning how to make a delicious meal and then enjoying the meal together!
    Chris N. Mar 6, 2017

    Thank You so much for that kind review. It was a blast, and thank you for the memories

  • David B. Mar 1, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    NY Catering Service is wonderful!
    Chris and his team were spectacular. Chris designed a wonderful menu for our dinner party and his sommelier paired it with great wines. The dinner was delicious and the service was superb. He met our budget and was really great to work with. We look forward to working with them again.
    Chris N. Mar 6, 2017

    Thank You David. It was a pleasure and I look forward to the next one !!Type your response to this review.

  • Bob V. Feb 25, 2017
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Wonderful Service.
    Everything was wonderful. Really had a great night thanks to Chris and his team.
    Chris N. Mar 6, 2017

    Bob you were so easy to work with. I look forward to the next one. Type your response to this review.

  • David S. Feb 6, 2017
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Dinner party made easy.
    The food was delicious, and the whole production came together so fast and seemingly without muss or fuss - it was a pleasure.
  • Kirk B. Feb 6, 2017
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Hire Chris, you won't be disappointed!
    I found Chris through Thumbtack for my C-Suite boss' dinner party. Chris was the consummate professional: he offered a refreshingly original menu with seasonal ingredients and then refined the menu with input from my boss, gracefully avoiding dietary restrictions and satisfying discriminating palates. (Handmade gnudi made in front of guests were a hit!) His team arrived promptly, bringing what equipment they needed, and left the kitchen better than they found it. Chris has a big personality, adds a lot of energy to the room (see his Food Network clips)! We will certainly look to Chris for help with future events.
    Chris N. Mar 6, 2017

    There was some great conversation that dinner and it was a blast!!Type your response to this review.

  • Matt G. Jan 28, 2017
    Private Cooking Lessons
    Verified Review
    Great Cooking Mentor!
    Chris gave an incredible cooking lesson to my wife. He was very open-minded regarding what she wanted to learn and most importantly he helped her cook a phenomenal meal for our family. Chris made her feel very comfortable in the kitchen and was a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!
    Chris N. Jan 29, 2017

    Thank you Matt. You guys were a lot of fun. When your wife's done with busy season we'll schedule something :)

  • Mike K. Jan 23, 2017
    Private Cooking Lessons
    Verified Review
    Fantastic!
    Chef Chris was awesome- enthusiastic, experienced and really fun. Learned some good skills and the food was delicious! Looking forward to working with Chris again.
    Chris N. Jan 29, 2017

    Thanks a ton Mike. You guys rock and I looked forward to the chopped competition !!

  • Shayna B. Jan 19, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Great cook
    Chris and his crew really worked with me to create everything I needed and wanted for my event. Great service and great food!
  • Bonnie M. Jan 14, 2017
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Perfect
    Excellent food, presentation and personable
  • Darriun H. Dec 19, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Holiday Party was GREAT!!!
    Chris and his team were very efficient. They arrived on time and were able and flexible enough to adjust to last minute changes. He kept me up to speed with service plan. He made sure everything was done right and I got exactly what I wanted. The best part was he did all of this while working within my budget. Would definitely hire again or recommend him to others.
    Chris N. Dec 21, 2016

    Darriun thank you so much for your amazing review and it was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to doing it again.

  • Veronica S. Dec 13, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Great Night!!!
    Best dinner ever!! Chris made us the most amazing meal. I can't stop raving about it my girlfriends and I enjoyed the evening and he couldn't do enough for us. We are already planning our next meal with him.
    Chris N. Dec 13, 2016

    You are so sweet. Thank you so much !! You guys were so great and I can't wait until Next time

  • Tory R. Dec 12, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Amazing Experience
    We had an amazing experience with Chef Chris. He prepared a delicious four course meal for our family. Every dish was prepared perfectly; he even prepared little side dishes for the kids. The whole team did a great job, we would strongly recommend to anyone looking to hire a private Chef.
    Chris N. Dec 12, 2016

    Thanks so much Tory. You guys rock !!

  • Ann O. Nov 25, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Five star meal!
    Chef Chris is fantastic! Every bit of our four course meal was cooked to perfection, he was a pleasure to have in our home, he left our kitchen cleaner than when he started, and we will definitely use his services for a future celebration. We highly recommend him.
  • Jason L. Nov 23, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Tapas / Rioja pairing birthday party
    Chef Chris & team were amazing! I requested a tapas dinner with wines pairing for ten people at my NYC apartment. Planning, Food, Service & Clean up were all top notch. Chef was very creative with six diverse courses and his sommelier prepped, paired & explained the wines perfectly. My guests were WOWED! I would recommend Chris & his team for your next party / event.
    Chris N. Nov 23, 2016

    Thanks so much Jason. You and your family rock!!

  • Genvieve J. Nov 16, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Dining experience that will blow you away!
    Because of Chris we had a truly magical experience for my mothers birthday. Chris personalizes each meal and has a beautiful passion for what he does. Each course was phenomenal, his menu was unique and the quality of the food/ presentation was brilliant. I recommend doing the wine pairing along with the courses. He even brought a server who was an experienced wine sommelier so we had a full dining experience in the comfort of our own home. We will definitely be using him again soon!
    Chris N. Nov 16, 2016

    Thank You so much Genvieve. You and your family were such amazing guests and it was an absolute pleasure. Your kind words mean the world to me and I do care about every client and every dish I serve.

  • A.J. C. Nov 15, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    10/10!
    Chris and his team were the perfect choice for our event. From our first conversation through execution, the process was seamless and efficient. Chris was always quick to respond and tailored a menu of hors d'oeuvres and drinks that were perfect for the occasion and within our budget. I would absolutely recommend him to others and plan to use NY Catering Service again for our holiday party.
    Chris N. Nov 15, 2016

    Thank you A.J. It was a real pleasure working with your amazing team. Thanks for the kind words

  • Heather B. Nov 14, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Chris Will Make You Shine As A Superstar Hostess!
    I hired Chris to prepare a 3 course meal plus passed apps and dessert for an intimate gathering in my home this past weekend. This was my first time hiring a chef for a personal event and it couldn't have gone better. Chris is professional, yet engaging and the food was fresh and delicious. The experience was further enhanced by the personalized service and wine pairing suggestions provided by Roman. Chris brought everything he needed with him and you could eat off the floor by the time he left. Chris and Roman also worked wonders my meager dinnerware and serving utensil options (note to self to fix that for future parties). As a special touch, Chris even whipped up some homemade mac and cheese for our younger guests. I will absolutely hire Chris and again and if you are smart - you will too.
  • Gerard B. Oct 25, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Excellent on all fronts.
    Affable, available and able with a charming and authentic personality. Chef Chris makes delicious food and was a joy to have in our house. My wife and child were very happy with his services, and we are looking forward to hiring him again. The price is also excellent for the quality received.
  • Traci M. Oct 21, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Bad Boy Chef Chris is the next big chef!
    Bad boy celebrity chef Chris Nirschell is a rising star! My co-hostess and I hired Chris to be the personal chef for a small very select social group in NYC. The food was delectable, mouth watering and fabulous! His butternut squash? Puree based, no cream? It was wonderful. We also had a wonderful fall harvest salad and wild caught salmon as the entree. All (again) simply mouth watering! The last course was a mango fosters. Almond gelato and homemade whipped cream. Sweet and light. We had a wine pairing with all four courses. Chris plated the meal with artistry; he announced and described each course and was knowledgeable about the wine with which we paired each course. We will use him again. I hope our group is grandfathered into his reasonable rates for the future!! Thank you Chef Chris!
  • Daniel K. Oct 19, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Chef Chris
    Chef Chris prepared a lovely meal for my wife and I on her birthday. Chris was very professional, personable and an amazing chef! Highly recomended!
    Chris N. Oct 19, 2016

    Thank you so much Daniel. You and your wife were so amazing to cook for and I really enjoyed our evening. I am so happy you both loved it !!!

  • Fiona C. Oct 19, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Delicious way to enjoy a birthday dinner at home with someone doing all the work for you
    Chris and his sommelier Roman cooked us up a night to remember. We enjoyed cocktails with gin with cucumber and ginger, plenty of tasty hors d'oeuvres (including wrapped stuffed dates, mixed tomato croutons and sailboats of green apple, brie and baconesque prosciutto) and a delicious main course of filet and rosemary potatoes. The dessert was a decadent chocolate sponge cake with tiramisu & pecan ice cream. Chris and Roman came to our Airbnb three hours before cocktail time to set up and start cooking; they cleaned up before leaving. They indulged us in political and gastronomical discussions during their prep time too :) An evening of a relaxed yet gastronomical indulgence with super friendly and profession team. Thank you, Chris and Roman, for a wonderful birthday celebration for Fiona!
    Chris N. Oct 19, 2016

    Thank you so much Fiona. You and your guests were so fun and engaging with every aspect of the experience. Hope you had an amazing night at Hamilton; you deserve it. You rock !!

  • Niki J. Oct 7, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Excellent night!
    Chris and his team were excellent right from the start. They turned up on time, took charge of everything and left my kitchen spotless. The food was also creative, beautifully plated and absolutely delicious - we had a fab night. Thanks Chef Chris!
    Chris N. Oct 7, 2016

    Hey niki, Thank you son much your guests were a. Absolute pleasure !!!

  • Mackenzie A. Oct 6, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Best Birthday Ever!!!
    Chef Chris and his team gave me the BEST birthday ever! The food was insanely delicious and the presentation had me and my guests in awe!! They were all so awesome. Clean, quick, and efficient. Chef Chris was the life of the party and he really goes above and beyond to make sure his guests are happy. I cannot wait to hire him again in the future, and I highly recommend him for anyone looking for a private chef!!! THANKS!
  • Molly K. Oct 5, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Great 30th bday dinner
    Chris prepared a really great dinner for a party of 12 at our apartment for my husband's 30th. The food was absolutely delicious and creative. Overall, it was all great but there were a few areas of improvement; it was a little surprising that he didn't bring with him his own knives and that the bartender he used didn't bring any equipment with him (shaker, mixer, etc.)which we were told he'd be bringing. With that said, this was not a deal breaker for us as the food was delicious, creatively prepared on site, and presented well to all our guests.
  • Gabrielle A. Oct 1, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    AMAZING.
    He was amazing!
    Chris N. Oct 7, 2016

    Your family rocks !!

  • Sheri O. Sep 19, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Chef Chris exceeded our expectations and made our special gift to our family one they will never forget!
    My husband and I hired Chef Chris to treat my (at the time future) in-laws to a relaxing dinner in their home as our wedding gift to them. Chris worked with them to create their ultimate menu and the results were nothing less than superb! They raved about the food, Chef Chris's skill in the kitchen, and how wonderful he was to work with. We would hire him again in a New York minute!
  • Mark F. Sep 13, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Best Burgers I've Ever Had
    Chef Chris was absolutely amazing. I was hosting a monthly burger group. We usually go out to burger restaurants picked by the host of that month. I decided to have Chris come and barbecue burgers for us. He recommended 4 burgers that all equally amazing. All of the guys in the group were incredibly impressed and I've gotten a ton of kudos, all thanks to Chris! The process was a fantastic experience experience from the beginning. Chris replied to my request and we had a quick phone conversation. He quickly followed up with a recommended menu, which we never changed - it was spot-on. We stayed in touch to coordinate timing, headcount and payment. He arrived 90 minutes before the event ready to rock. Not only was the food absolutely amazing, but Chris' excitement and enthusiasm made the event that much more fun.
  • Josh B. Aug 16, 2016
    Personal Chef (Ongoing)
    Verified Review
    We celebrated a birthday with a few friends last week and we couldn’t have been happier with the food and service we received from Chef Chris and his assistant. No detail was spared from polished sliver and glassware to the sophisticated wines he paired with courses that were destination-restaurant quality. Whether you’re a foodie looking for a special dinner at home or hosting a larger dinner party with a mixed audience I’m sure Chef Chris will exceed your expectations. We often plan our travel around where we can enjoy special dining experiences and this wasn’t the first chef we’ve hired to cook at our home. While we enjoyed them all we recommend Chef Chris as your first choice.
  • Anna G. Jul 30, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Chris and his crew were amazing. Food, service, personality - Chris has it all.
  • Blake B. Jul 27, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    I hired Chef Chris as a surprise for my wife's birthday and he was sensational to say the least. Not only did he cook an amazing meal, but couldn't have been any nicer and truly made my wife's night an evening to remember...including bringing her flowers! I wish Chris could cook us dinner every night! Thanks Chef!!!!
  • Brandie P. Jun 20, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    I can't tell you how phenomenal it was working with Chef Chris!! Very professional, great communication, awesome ideas, AWESOME food. He will make party an event to remember!!
  • Marisa G. Jun 4, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    We purchased a gift certificate for a dinner for 2 for someone who underwent a recent surgery. After the dinner, I heard how much he loved the experience and how accommodating Chef Chris was to his dietary needs. It was one of his favorite experiences in NYC. Arranging the gift certificate with Chef Chris was very easy. Will definitely continue to recommend him!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I take pride in customizing my pricing for each experience I provide.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Customizing each menu and experience for my client and their needs, going above and beyond creating a unique experience that surpasses their expectations.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I graduated from the French Culinary Institute (Now called the International Culinary Center)
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My whole life, food was my greatest passion and I took the plunge!
What types of customers have you worked with?
There really is no common job or client as I have cooked for celebrities, politicians, children, families, fortune 500 companies, etc.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I was recently given the honor to be the featured chef at the Grand Tasting at Food and Wine Festival for a fortune 500 company, where I will be catering to 3000 people daily.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Spend a few extra minutes getting to know each other so the caterer can provide the best food and experience for your guests.