Private Chef - The Best of French Cuisine

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Spend an evening sampling flavors from the bistros of France without leaving your dining room.

Bring classic French cooking to your home table in this exquisite private chef experience from Chef Desmond. He'll prepare a fabulous four-course meal for you to savor, no passport required. You'll enjoy a traditional-style French onion soup, followed by a crisp green salad made with a splendor of herbs and dressed with a homemade black pepper vinaigrette. For the pièce de résistance, dive into a tender dish of classic coq au vin. A decadent chocolate tart topped with fresh berries awaits you as a delicious dessert.

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 15
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 4 hours
  • Chef Arrival Time 2 hours prior to the selected serving time

What's included

The ingredients
The service
The cooking
The washing up

Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Desmond

Zite E.

Zite

25 Sep 2022

Overall, the food was good and Chef Desmond was very kind. I would’ve given 3.5 stars if I could. The reason for less stars is 1) because we felt very rushed throughout the meal. We barely had time to finish each course before chef desmond was taking our plates and serving new ones. I don’t know if he had somewhere else to be but it felt like he was just itching to get out of our house and so we couldn’t really take our time to enjoy the meal. 2) the main course wasn’t really seasoned. the tuna was bland, the green beans were bland, and some of the potatoes were uncooked, which doesn’t feel right considering how much we paid. I think maybe the rushing may have contributed to that. 3) he wouldn’t leave our house without a tip, and I was planning to give him one anyway through cozymeal, but it just felt odd the way he went about it. Overall, not a bad experience, but I likely wouldn’t do it again. At least not at this price point.

Connor B.

Connor

01 May 2022

Chef Desmond was amazing and we had a wonderful evening! Would highly recommend and look forward to the next chance to spend a meal with Chef!

Gaddiel G.

Gaddiel

25 Feb 2022

Chef Desmond was great. He was on time, very entertaining, a great teacher and the food was great. It was such a fun date night with my husband!

Meet your chef

Chef Desmond
Chef Desmond Verified chef
Food safety certified

Chef Desmond loves using inventive methods to teach others about food and nutrition. He’s even created educational rap lyrics on the subject! He holds a master's degree in nutritional studies from Cambridge, has co-created several textbooks and is currently working his own cookbook. He’s also been featured in print and television, including "Best Leftovers Ever" on Netflix. Chef Desmond is excited to share his creative energy with aspiring chefs of all skill levels.

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Chef Desmond will travel to guests within Philadelphia for this experience.

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