Private Chef - Savory Seasonings and Sumptuous Spices

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Add warmth and winsome flavor to a delicious evening with this seasoned menu.

This private chef experience from Chef Desmond sets flavorful seasonings at the center of the table. He'll prepare a satisfying gourmet meal that begins with savory garlic and cheese bruschetta, a chorizo sausage and vegetable soup and an herb salad tossed with balsamic tomatoes. For the main course, he will serve you creamy barley risotto topped with exotic mushrooms, spinach and a perfectly grilled steak of yellowfin tuna. A luscious chocolate mousse awaits you for 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 6
  • Event Duration 3.5 hours
  • Chef Arrival Time 1 hour & 30 minutes prior to the selected serving time

What's included

The ingredients
The cooking
The service
The washing up

Reviews guests left for this experience



03 Feb 2022

Had a great experience with Chef Desmond when I booked for my boyfriend’s birthday! He was flexible when a snowstorm hit and food was amazing. He is a great conversationalist and helped make the weekend amazing! Would book again!



17 Jan 2022

Chef Desmond is a class act! Great personality, great chef, great overall experience. Loved learning and eating Chef's meal.



01 Jan 2022

Chef Desmond was amazing! He was personable and fun and was so flexible when our parties plans changed last minute. The menu he put together was delicious, the tuna was perfect! Would hire him again in a second (FYI our party chose to tip in cash so we aren’t adding it in the app!)

Meet your chef

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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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Cancellation Policy

Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.

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

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