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Westchester Culinary Society
Westchester Culinary Society

Westchester Culinary Society

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Introduction: Executive Chef Geoff Rudaw is currently on furlough from the famed Plaza Hotel. He has spent the last 5 years customizing menus, leading delicious high profile galas, unbelievable weddings, multi faceted corporate events, and distinguished fundraisers ranging from 200 to 650 guests in a sit-down dining format, as well as butler passed cocktail events, action stations and decadent buffets. Previously, Geoff earned his first Executive Chef post at Ian Schraeger’s original boutique hotel, Royalton. Chef Rudaw then directed the kitchens at Soho Grand Hotel. When he opened the sleek Meatpacking District restaurant MPD, Geoff's love of organic foods and quality ingredients, combined with his astute eye for detail, helped gain a recommendation from the Guide Michelin. Geoff then returned to Morgan's Hotel Group as Executive Chef at Hudson, overseeing Hudson Common, Tequila Park & Hudson's Banquet divisions. Prepared with a vast network of partners and vendors, I have the ability to execute on any culinary vision. Additionally, I am an expert in sanitation familiar with all NY State and Westchester County hygiene guidelines ensuring all staff has an enhanced focus on sanitation, working constantly with a mask and gloves for a safe and immaculate work environment. Services offered include: Private culinary lessons offering classes in homestyle cooking, fine dining, healthy cuisine, modern hors d’oeuvres and family cooking to name a few. Classes begin at $500 (up to 3 students). Additional students are $100 each. All ingredients, which will vary by class, will be billed at cost. Personal Chef services include parties that begin with hors d’oeuvres, and continue through multi course dinner tastings at $250 per person. I am prepared to make your event amazing! Please contact me any time to discuss your culinary needs and how my experience and expertise can make your next event a memorable one!! Thank you. References Available Upon Request

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1 year 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

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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  • Drop off or plated fine dining experiences

    Wedding and Event Catering

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

Exceptional 5.0

11 reviews


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Anson F.

Personal Chef

Geoff was fantastic! The meal he prepared for my wife's birthday was lovely. We had succulent braised short ribs, filet mignon with asparagus and polenta, not to mention an assortment of high quality appetizers. Geoff's demeanor was accomodating and his presentation was Covid-conscious. Geoff went above and beyond by offering our family several options, which included my young children, who are normally finicky regarding experimentation with new foods. Geoff even did the dishes! I highly recommend him to cater and serve your next event if you seek a personal chef with an abundance of experience and professionalism.
Apr 13, 2021
Brent B.

Personal Chef

Geoff created a menu for a party of 6. We had a great time and the food was delicious. I appreciated he was flexible with the serving time. We got to dancing and missed our initial time to sit down and eat.
Dec 7, 2020
Michael N.

Geoff and his team prepared a very memorable meal for my wife’s 30th birthday. Our guests left the dinner very impressed with his cooking. All the ingredients were fresh and from the finest purveyors. Locally sourced and seasonal ingredients highlighted each course. Geoff was very accommodating with his menu and the various preferences of our guests. He was easy going, professional, and genuinely interested in our input and satisfaction. I would recommend him to anybody seeking out a private chef for a special event.
Nov 8, 2020
Richard K.

Chef Geoff, is an absolute professional. Geoff has an easy demeanor, knowledge and ability to communicate and patience makes for an exceptional experience. Utilizing Chef Geoff’s talents is a no brainer.
Westchester Culinary Society's reply
Thank you Rich, very kind of you. It was a pleasure to execute your tasting menu.
Nov 27, 2020
Laurie B.

I never dreamed I’d be able to experience world class hospitality and cuisine in the comfort of my own home, and without spending a fortune going to a fine dining establishment. We invited a few friends to join us and they were amazed as well with the hands in training and education from Geoff. His knowledge of seasonal foods and spices from around the world really added something special to the experience, and he shared some great tips on how to source on our own. I wish there were more than 5 stars to rate because Geoff exceeded all of our expectations. We also appreciated that he took extra care and attention to ensure all Covid requirements were met and that our safety was a top priority.
Oct 14, 2020
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Geoffrey Rudaw


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

    All food cost is billed back at cost, but i will source the best product at the best value for my customer.

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

    First let me know exactly what you want. Then we’ll make it happen.

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

    I am a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, the CIA. I am also trained in HACCP, first aid, and I have a NYC health department training certificate.

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