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Elite Personal Chefs

New York City, New York

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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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Elite Personal Chefs is a leader in culinary innovation and excellence. Our team integrates the art of fine dining with industry connections to provide creative culinary solutions. EPC approaches every project with elegance, passion, and precision developed from years of experience in Michelin-starred restaurants, international culinary competitions, and leading educational institutions.

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25 March 2024

I hired Sebastian to host a private mixology class for my boyfriend's 30th. We worked with him to create the cocktail menu and then he built out the interactive class. It was so much fun and all our guests had an amazing time. Sebastian was extremely professional, kind, and knowledgeable and was an amazing addition to the party. He stayed on to bartend the party after the class and made us great cocktails all night! Would highly recommend! More...

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11 March 2024

I hired Chef Kay and Lindsey to cater a dinner for my sister’s bachelorette party. It was fantastic!! Not only was the food absolutely incredible but they were kind, friendly, efficient and clean. I would hire them again in a heartbeat! More...

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5 March 2024

Rachel was amazing and made an incredible diner for us! This was a very great experience.

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18 January 2024

Chef Austin was an Absolute pleasure to have over to Our House this past Saturday! The menu and the food was just great. We had 11 people over and Chef Austin felt like he was just another one of guest which we thought was awesome. The Group had a Blast! I would definitely do this again. More...

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18 November 2023

Chef Austin and Chef Nat acted as our mentors and guide for a wonderful cooking event. We are a cooking club, and the Chefs provided us with recipes and tutoring as we prepared the meal. All of our 25 members said that it was a truly memorable experience, and we all learned new approaches to preparing the different dishes. Chef Austin explained in detail his philosophy for cooking, and why it's ok to improvise, as well as deviate from and even ignore a recipe. Both Chefs have helped to make our members better cooks.Highly Recommended More...

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13 September 2023

Chef Austin has assembled a phenomenal team of professionals that allow you to have a worry free event. I contacted Chef Austin about a week before my event, and he paired me with Chef Veronica and her team. Chef Veronica was a consummate professional. Once she and her team arrived, I knew I had nothing to worry about since they had everything under control for the 20 person seated dinner I was hosting. All of the guests commented on the delicious food, and Chef Veronica and her team left the venue spic and span. You cannot go wrong with Elite Personal Chefs -I've already recommended them to friends and will use them again in the future. More...

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1 September 2023

Our family hired Chef Austin and his Elite Personal Chef team to cook dinner for us while we were on vacation in Hilton Head South Carolina in July of 2023. 33 of us gathered to celebrate my parent’s 60th wedding anniversary, and we hoped it would be a meal and night to remember. From the very start, Chef Austin was responsive and patient with my requests and challenges organizing an intimate family dinner for a large group. He worked with me on all the details: timing, menu, cost, food preferences and allergies. Chef Austin devised a menu combining his low country South Carolina roots along with his credentials as a chef at 3-star Michelin rated Alinea in Chicago (our home town). Everything was delicious! Complex and unique enough to please the foodies in our group but also not so intimidating that those with less adventurous palates couldn’t enjoy. Some of our favorite moments … - Chef Austin's impromptu cocktail lesson with 5 keys to flavor: Many of us gathered around the counter for great info along with a surprise ingredient in a delicious and different drink. - Chef Larry's beef rib roast carving: The youngest member of the team, Larry fit right in as very competent and professional. - Chef Lindsay's utensil delivery: Speedy service to my mom when her spoon went missing. As “front of house” Lindsay quickly and efficiently went through the kitchen cabinets to figure out what could be used for cooking, serving and setting tables. No easy task as this was a rental home and none of us knew where anything was kept. - Chef Kay’s chocolate and berry dessert: Proclaimed “the best thing I ever had” by one of the youngest members of our family. - Oh … and the team cleaned up everything … stored leftovers, washed dishes, scrubbed pots and pans … so we didn’t have to lift a finger. My dad said it best, “They knocked it out of the park!”. Thank you Chef Austin and Elite Personal Chefs! More...

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7 August 2023

Our family hired Chef Austin and his Elite Personal Chef team to cook dinner for us while we were on vacation in Hilton Head South Carolina in July of 2023. 33 of us gathered to celebrate my parent's 60th wedding anniversary, and we hoped it would be a meal and night to remember. From the very start, Chef Austin was responsive and patient with my requests and challenges organizing an intimate family dinner for a large group. He worked with me on all the details: timing, menu, cost, food preferences and allergies. Chef Austin devised a menu combining his low country South Carolina roots along with his credentials as a chef at 3-star Michelin rated Alinea in Chicago (our home town). Everything was delicious! Complex and unique enough to please the foodies in our group but also not so intimidating that those with less adventurous palates couldn't enjoy. Some of our favorite moments ... - Chef Austin's impromptu cocktail lesson with 5 keys to flavor: Many of us gathered around the counter for great info along with a surprise ingredient in a delicious and different drink. - Chef Larry's beef rib roast carving: The youngest member of the team, Larry fit right in as very competent and professional. - Chef Lindsay's utensil delivery: Speedy service to my mom when her spoon went missing. As "front of house" Lindsay quickly and efficiently went through the kitchen cabinets to figure out what could be used for cooking, serving and setting tables. No easy task as this was a rental home and none of us knew where anything was kept. - Chef Kay's chocolate and berry dessert: Proclaimed "the best thing I ever had" by one of the youngest members of our family. - Oh ... and the team cleaned up everything ... stored leftovers, washed dishes, scrubbed pots and pans ... so we didn't have to lift a finger. My dad said it best, "They knocked it out of the park!". Thank you Chef Austin and Elite Personal Chefs! More...

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1 May 2023

Our group of 6 adults and 6 kids had the pleasure of the Chef Austin and Chef Nat experience while on spring break in the Smokey Mountains. What an exceptional experience! Chefs' prepared amazing dinners, prepped breakfasts, did a cooking experience/class with the kids that was really special and always cleaned up which was the gift that keeps on giving for us parents on spring break! We truly enjoyed watching them cook, learned a ton along the way and had an absolute blast trading stories the entire week. We really appreciate your skill, energy and efforts and look forward to seeing you again! More...

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17 April 2023

Our group of 6 adults and 6 kids had the pleasure of the Chef Austin and Chef Nat experience while on spring break in the Smokey Mountains. What an exceptional experience! Chefs' prepared amazing dinners, prepped breakfasts, did a cooking experience/class with the kids that was really special and always cleaned up which was the gift that keeps on giving for us parents on spring break! We truly enjoyed watching them cook, learned a ton along the way and had an absolute blast trading stories the entire week. We really appreciate your skill, energy and efforts and look forward to seeing you again! More...

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1 March 2023

We had Chef Nat come and do a private dinner and cooking demonstration for my mom's 70th birthday and it was an absolute delight! It was a perfect way to relax, enjoy time with family (including my 18 month old niece), and learn some new cooking techniques. Plus, the leftovers were amazing! More...

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1 February 2023

Chef James was simply amazing. He kindly covered for another Chef last minute and helped my husband and I host a plated dinner for 8 guests on NYE. He took the original menu and elevated it to the next level. The portions were generous (we even had leftovers), and every single plate was delicious. He called me a couple of days before the event to discuss my expectations, and he made sure to exceed all of them. Our kitchen was nice and clean after the event (always a +). We would hire him again and again and recommend him to others. More...

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1 February 2023

My husband and I recently threw a dinner party at our home for the nurses he works with and we had Elite Personal Chefs take care of the food and drinks! Kevin Holt and his team (Justin Komori & Justin Lutze) were amazing and so nice to work with. You can view our menu (see pic) that Kevin and I worked together to create. He listened to what I wanted and helped me create a menu that pleased all of our guests. He and his team brought all the supplies and tools they needed and when they were finished my kitchen was cleaner than when they arrived! I would highly recommend Kevin if you’re looking for a chef to come into your home!! More...

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1 February 2023

They say they use sustainable and quality products which turns out means using pre made risotto from a box from jewel-osco and Mac and cheese from Costco.

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1 February 2023

Chef Rick was a dream to work with! He was timely, professional, and his food was damn delicious! He worked closely with me to create a menu for my friend’s surprise 30th birthday. Definitely will be using him again! More...

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1 February 2023

Chef Jaime and Chef Nat are amazing! Really great service and even better weekly menu. We absolutely love them!

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1 February 2023

Chef Nat and Jaime are fantastic. They are meticulous, reliable, and always adaptable to help personalize your experience. Their service helps give back hours to my family and I appreciate the variety they provide. Outstanding service. More...

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1 February 2023

Chef Rick and his team (Jen and Justin) were just wonderful! We hosted a 70th birthday dinner that included some people with allergies and a couple young kids, and everyone was blown away by the delicious meal Chef Rick put together! It was fun and tasty - and walking back into the kitchen to find everything cleaned and put away was basically my dream come true. Will definitely be contacting Chef Rick for my next event! More...

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1 February 2023

Chef Tim was absolutely incredible. He could not have been more accommodating (between both a food intolerance and a very picky eater) and put together an extraordinary meal. Cannot recommend enough!

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1 February 2023

Best decision I've made in our event planning was bringing in Chef Austin. They accommodated our group of 40 people for 1 week in person and it couldn't have been smoother. Chef took care of everything from dietary restrictions to crafting delicious meals for our team. Cannot recommend EPC enough. More...

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1 February 2023

Absolutely superb! We had Chef Austin with us for a week for breakfast, lunchs, and even dinner. It was a fantastic experience. 100% recommend.

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19 December 2022

I'm a weekly meal prep client of Chef Jaime and Chef Nat. Their food and service is fantastic. Always great, healthy options to choose from and opportunities to customize - vegan, gluten free, etc. This service is a life saver for me and I'm so grateful for it! More...

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6 November 2022

Chef Rick was a dream to work with! He was timely, professional, and his food was damn delicious! He worked closely with me to create a menu for my friend's surprise 30th birthday. Definitely will be using him again! More...

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17 July 2022

Had our second amazing experience with Chef Tim Tokarz.  He is a joy to have in our home and his food is outstanding.  I was able to enjoy time with family while eating delicious food that was prepared in my own kitchen.  Highly recommend hiring Chef Tim for a special occasion or an intimate gathering.  He takes all the stress away from entertaining. More...

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19 June 2022

AWESOME!!!!  I can't tell how great this Rehearal Dinner event turned out.  Chef Kevin was amazing and the food was just increditable.  Everyone there went back for thirds and forth meals.  No, not seconds, but again thirds and fourths.  Food was just prepare and it looked as if it came from a magazine.  I would recommend Elite Personal Chefs to anyone, who wants to have great food and great service.  Just amazing!!!! More...

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9 March 2022

I have commissioned EPC for two private events and every time I am reminded why I only work with them and continue to refer them to my network. Chef Austen has assembled a BEST IN CLASS group of chefs who leave a stellar impression with their culinary genius but also because of their passion for their profession. I had Chef Ricardo and Chef Alyssa at two separate events and for each one my guests raved about the food for months. Then more than one request for an introduction to the Chefs. This is because the skill they have is powered by love and joy for food and how it can be used to deliver immediate pleasure. The menus were vibrant with flavors and spices; that was very important to my husband and I given our Middle Eastern origin. The variety and the quantity left no one hungry if not in a food coma. Most importantly, the way they collaborated with me for each of their events continued to validate the brand promise they live by: collaborative, creative, imaginative and very elite in the literal meaning of the word. THE BEST! Keep it up, Chefs! More...

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23 February 2022

Chef Tim and his assistant Frances came to our house a couple weeks ago to cook for my wife's 50th bday party. They were both extremely reliable, friendly and the food was fantastic. It was exactly what we wanted.They showed up on time and at the end of the night, they put all the leftovers away and cleaned up the entire kitchen including taking out the garbage! My wife & I literally did nothing all night except enjoy the food and spend time with friends. Fantastic!I highly recommend Chef Tim and EPC. More...

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21 February 2022

Chef James was simply amazing. He kindly covered for another Chef last minute and helped my husband and I host a plated dinner for 8 guests on NYE. He took the original menu and elevated it to the next level. The portions were generous (we even had leftovers), and every single plate was delicious. He called me a couple of days before the event to discuss my expectations, and he made sure to exceed all of them. Our kitchen was nice and clean after the event (always a +). We would hire him again and again and recommend him to others. More...

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18 February 2022

Absolutely superb! We had Chef Austin with us for a week for breakfast, lunchs, and even dinner. It was a fantastic experience.

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17 February 2022

Chef Austin is amazing. Cannot recommend this service enough. We had Chef join us for a week long in person retreat and he made the most delicious meals and accommodated all of our staffs dietary restrictions. I don't think I'll ever manage ordering my own catering now that I've experience EPC. Thank you for a great week Chef! More...

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7 February 2022

Highly recommended Chef Austin! He was the secret sauce behind making our week-long workshop survivable by preparing delicious meals every day. Not only is he an excellent cook but he's also a nice and fun person to be around. More...

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6 February 2022

Chef Austin and Chef Alex are simply amazing! They prepared multiple delicious meals for us over a weekend and I was blown away by the quality of the food, the professionalism of EPC, and the atmosphere that they created throughout the weekend. I'd highly recommend them for any of your events. More...

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31 January 2022

Great food, awesome service and an amazing company!!

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30 January 2022

Chef Austin was amazing. He cooks delicious food and will give you more than an interesting chat.

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6 January 2022

Chef James does the party right!! Delectable creations that will leave your guests asking for his card.Very easy to work with...Love Love him!!!

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17 December 2021

I had the pleasure of tasting Chef Austin and Chef Alex's delicious food several days in a row at a Techstars event. Everything was fresh, delicious, and catered to dietary restrictions.

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13 December 2021

Chef Austin stands out among the rest. His vision for EPC coupled with his dedication to his craft is inspiring. He truly cares about the chefs he works with and the food he creates. Chef Austin and Chef Alex created multiple delicious meals for our multi-day event and were a joy to be around. They even held a cooking lesson to help us all learn their secrets! Delicious food, great company. I can't recommend EPC enough! More...

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11 October 2021

Chef Alyssa was amazing. She made my sisters bachelorette weekend kick off so special and fun. She cooked an incredible Thai themed dinner that was exceptional. Would use this service again and again! More...

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24 August 2021

Cannot speak more highly of EPC + Chef James. We hired him for an anniversary dinner for a client VERY last minute and he was able to make it work flawlessly! He was communicative, gave great options and the food was and looked delicious and beautiful! We will definitely be using him again in the future! More...

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16 August 2021

Chef Ashely came to our home and did not disappoint! Not only the food immaculate but she was funny and overall a pleasure to be around throughout the dinner. She left our kitchen spotless and each course was made with care and attention to detail. I worked with her to create a menu for my boyfriends birthday as a surprise and he LOVED IT!! Would totally recommend doing this for your Sig others, it was very relaxing, romantic and an unforgettable experience.  Thanks chef Ashley!!!!! More...

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23 July 2021

Chef Alyssa Price did an incredible job of making my wife's surprise birthday party memorable.  From the planning and menu selection (my wife is pregnant, and Chef Alyssa was fantastic about finding options that would work around her food aversions), to the setup and the kind way she interacted with all of our guests, not to mention how amazing the food was, which, despite the restrictions, was creative and delicious - Chef Alyssa was truly a great addition to our event.

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6 July 2021

My husband and I had an AMAZING cooking class at our home with 6 friends and Chef Michael.  We landed on a Mediterranean menu which included 3 courses and sweets.  Everyone was able to participate in making multiple menu options which included rosemary roasted almonds, Greek salad, pita bread, cioppino, spiced lamb kofta and much more.  Our friends are still talking about what an amazing experience this was!  We are looking forward to using Elite Personal Chefs for more events at our home. More...

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