Private Chef - Italian Riviera Specialties

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Enjoy a feast of favorite dishes from the coast of Portofino prepared by Chef Paco.

Experience authentic Italian fare prepared in your home by a professional chef. Start with bruschetta, rounds of crusty crostini topped with tomatoes, peppers, basil and shaved Parmesan. Next, enjoy oven-roasted meatballs in a rustic tomato sauce, grilled sea bass with beurre blanc, grilled rapini and butternut squash, and Parmesan and pecorino cheese risotto. For dessert, sink your fork into classic tiramisu.

Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to accompany the menu, and may request pairing recommendations from the chef upon booking.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 20
  • Meal Courses 5
  • Event Duration 4 hours
  • Chef Arrival Time 2 hours prior to the selected serving time

What's included

The ingredients
The cooking
The service
The washing up

Reviews guests left for this experience



27 Mar 2023

Chef Paco and his assistant, Nella, provided our family with a fabulous dining experience. The food was delightful and delicious and Chef was able to adapt to our rental house kitchen as if it were his own. The whole experience was a great success. Highly recommended!



01 Feb 2022

Everything about the experience was brilliant. Chef Paco is exceptional and the food was terrific! My only complaint is the advertising for this venue. After taxes, some hidden fees, and variance in pro-rated costs, we ended up paying $180 more total than what we thought we were going to based on the original listed price.



22 Mar 2021

Paco and his assistant were great! We booked him for my sisters bachelorette party and service was excellent and the food even better, took away a lot of the stress of the evening having them come in with groceries, prepare all of it and clean up after. Would highly recommend!

Meet your chef

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Chef Paco has been honing his culinary skills in the kitchens of many iconic Chicago restaurants as well as using his creative talents working for two of Chicago's most prominent catering companies. Chef Paco’s upscale restaurant and catering experiences paired with his international work experiences in Italy, Mexico, and Romania are all woven together in his incredible cooking classes that you won’t want to miss!

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Chef Paco will travel to guests within Chicago for this experience.

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