Chef Dave's Private Dinners
Chef Dave's Private Dinners

Chef Dave's Private Dinners

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
$50/person
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Introduction: VACCINATED! PLEASE NOTE: While other chefs state prices of $35 a person, understand what a high end meal costs when you go out and imagine the meal you get when you pay half that for a chef to come to your home and purchase high end food! WITH MY SERVICE THERE ARE NO OTHER CHARGES EXCEPT FOR TRAVEL IF FAR FROM NASHVILLE. I began my career as a conductor on the faculty of Cornell University. After ten years teaching, I left my post to pursue cooking full time, training in Savannah, Georgia, and Chicago. My next eight years were spent honing and exploring my craft in Manhattan and Brooklyn. While my Southern roots play a role in my cuisine, they do not constrict a world view of ingredients. I saw my 8 years in NYC as a gateway to the cuisines of many cultures. While Executive Chef there, I made time to work with chefs from North Africa, New Zealand, Guatemala, as well the bulk of Europe including Spain. I held executive positions at NYC’s Famous Delta Grill in Times Square, Channel Four in Rockefeller Plaza, Cornelius, and Keg and Lantern;. I was also owner/chef of Edisto in Nashville. As a consultant, I helped several NYC and Nashville restaurants get back on track by rewriting recipes, menus, and setting front and back of house practices. I am an affable, dedicated, and fun chef with a knack for interacting with guests! .
Overview

Hired 54 times

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2 employees

13 years in business

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Cash, Venmo, Zelle

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

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Tonya J.

Personal Chef

We were just three ladies celebrating our 30 year Friendship-iversary (Friendship Anniversary) and we had the best time. Chef Dave was part of the success!!!! He catered two meals for us and "oh boy" were they the best. I had never hired a personal chef and now I will do it way more often. The sad part is that every chef moving forward will be measured by Chef Dave. What I loved most was the pride he took in not only preparing our meal, but in selecting the best quality foods to serve us and his consideration of what we needed. We asked for things not on his menu and he provided. I am pretty sure we helped him create a new dish for his food repertoire. Hopefully, he will name it after us. Second, Chef Dave was like having a family member as our chef. From the time he entered the home he was professional and personable. He knew when to engage and when to just the ole' girls cackle and reminiscence. Just an FYI, he arrives with everything he needs, knows his way around the kitchen, only needs you to relax and enjoy the magnificent meal he is preparing, everything is cooked on site and leaves the kitchen spotless.
Oct 6, 2020
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Marissa T.

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If you need a private chef in the Nashville area, Chef Dave is the chef you want! I hired him for a surprise engagement dinner for our family. His food is excellent, he’s extremely personable, and is great to work with. The options he gave for menu choices were endless! Every course was well spaced out so the experience never felt rushed. His goal is to make the customer happy and is very flexible, and he is great with nutritional restrictions when he can be. Highly recommend getting hiring him.
Jul 24, 2021
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Jayme m.

Personal Chef

Chef Dave was amazing! We hired Chef to help us celebrate my Dads 75th birthday! It was all about the experience and the food. Chef Dave was professional, interactive and easy to work with. Chef Dave not only made an amazing dinner experience for the adults but he also worked with me to cater to/include my children. My kiddos throughly enjoyed watching, interacting and eating Chef Dave’s creations. Chef Dave will not disappoint for any occasion! Thank you Chef for helping us make this such a memorable and delicious birthday!
Jun 17, 2021
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John K.

Personal Chef

Dave cooked for my wife’s birthday party and we had a wonderful time and meal. He really is a phenomenal chef and person, extremely engaging and fun to be around. We selected the menu ahead of time and he had everything he needed at hand to put together a fantastic dinner of many courses. I would highly recommend Dave
May 27, 2021
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Mollie R.

Personal Chef

Chef Dave's meal was phenomenal. We had a party of 20 and he delivered. He was professional and up front with pricing and options. With that said, there was some communication issues on both sides (text vs email vs phone) that made me nervous the day of, but he arrived on time and all of our guests LOVED the meal. He was also able to accommodate one of our guests who did not eat red meat. I would absolutely work with Chef Dave again.
May 24, 2021
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FAQs

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

    My pricing varies on the type of ingredients, however with more people in your party I am able to reduce the cost.

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

    I love menu planning and making a menu that fits specifically to my clients. I will learn new recipes if need be, just want to make the event personalized and delicious!

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

    I worked as an Executive Chef for 8 years in NYC> I have run small and very large restaurants and have created over 30 menus.

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