Private Chef - Bounty of Italian Seafood
Celebrate the bounty of the sea with an Italian-inspired menu by Chef Lorenzo.
In this private chef experience, the chef highlights the versatility of regional seafood with a vibrant and intriguing menu. Begin with tangy ceviche in Italian dressing followed by homemade linguini with seafood and bright cherry tomatoes. The main course is grilled sea bass with refreshing gazpacho and crispy asparagus. For dessert, indulge in Italian-style donuts with luxurious amarena and cream.
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 5 hours
- Chef Arrival Time 2 hours prior to the selected serving time
Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience
21 Jan 2023
Chef Lorenzo was great - friendly, amiable, and filled with great stories about the dishes that he chose. However, we weren't huge fans of the food itself and it wasn't as flavorful as we had hoped.
20 Jan 2023
Let me start by saying I have zero issues with Chef Lorenzo as a person. He was polite to our guests. My issue is with the food and service. We have hired over a dozen private chefs for dinner parties for friends and for business dinners. NEVER have I experienced the level of unprofessionalism and downright awful food. We had a party booked for 12 people at a cost of about $130 per person, so all in more than $1,500. He did not wash his hands (or wear gloves) before starting food service of raw fish, which made me question the handling of all of our food. The first course tasted like Ritz crackers under tuna tartar from Whole Foods. For the second course, he used our microwave to heat up the seafood pasta. It was heated un-evenly, the clams were over-cooked and chewy, and the whole dish was frankly not very good. We (and our guests) cleared our own plates because he did not bring anyone to help. That also meant there was no wine service. The main course was too fishy, as if the fish was old and going bad. The sauce/soup was bland and flavorless. People barely touched their meal. Dessert wasn’t any better. The beignets were flat and soggy because they’d been made ahead of time and brought to our house. They are the one thing I almost wished had gone in the microwave. Maybe they would have been edible. At the end of the night we were appalled at how Chef Lorenzo left our kitchen. He did not do any of the dishes (dinner plates, pasta plates, dessert plates) which were all stacked by the sink for us to do, and the stove was covered in sauce and fish grease. I’ve NEVER hired a private chef where I’ve had to spend 2 hours in the kitchen cleaning up after them. He also took one of our colanders home with him, even though he said he would bring all of his own equipment. If I wanted a catered dinner, which is what this was, I could have ordered it from a restaurant for WAY less than $130 per person. To say we were disappointed with our meal is a MASSIVE understatement. Chef Lorenzo was a complete waste of money. Ordering DoorDashed Olive Garden would have been better than our experience with him. I would give him zero stars if that was an option, but it isn’t. I wish upload pictures of our kitchen to explain the disaster it was, but I can’t. UPDATE: Chef Lorenzo has offered to provide a $250 credit for a future meal for our bad experience. Instead we will be disputing the entire transaction with our credit card company since nothing met our expectations.
22 Nov 2022
Loved it! I'm from Italy myself and this was an authentic, real italian dinner. Lorenzo was super easy to communicate with, very responsive, kind and accommodating. I will def book another class with him! Grazie Lorenzo, you rock!!
$ 119.00 Per person
All inclusive: 4-course meal, ingredients, cooking, service & clean up.
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Meet your chef
Chef Lorenzo began cooking at the age of 13 in his home country of Italy, and his grandmothers helped greatly with his home kitchen education. After finishing culinary school, he headed to Australia to expand his skills as chef de partie and sous chef. From there, he moved to America, where he became head chef at eateries in Miami and the Bay Area. But Chef Lorenzo's true passion is teaching others about the real Italian kitchen!
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Chef Lorenzo will travel to guests within the Bay Area for this experience.