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Private Chef in Homes for Easy Dinner Party Ideas | NJ | New Jersey | NYC

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Private Chef in Homes for Easy Dinner Party Ideas

Having a private chef in homes allows for intimate, but simple and easy dinner party ideas for friends, family, or work. You don’t have to worry about any of the hassle of preparing the food and can focus on the social aspect of your get together. Trust the food to a professional chef offering gourmet food that your guests will rave about and a menu that can be developed to best meet the crowd you are treating. Your dinner party will be the talk of the town.

iServe Seated Dinners:
Private chef in homes allow for easy dinner party ideas

Seated Dinners: (Minimum two guests, Maximum 12 guests)

Private Chef in Homes for Easy Dinner Party Ideas | NJ | New Jersey | NYC
  1. Depending upon menu, courses can include an amuse-bouche, appetizer, salad, soup, pasta, entrée (with appropriate sides), cheese plate, dessert, or cookie plate.
  2. Other factors that will affect the final price include the cost of the food, number of courses, number of guests and equipment or staff rental.
  3. Dinners for 2 -5 guests start at $125.00 pp for 3 courses. (App, Main, Side, Dessert)
  4. Dinners for 2 - 5 guests start at $175.00 pp for 4 courses. (App, Salad, Main, Side Dessert)

Dinners from 6 to 10 guests start at $150.00 pp for 4 courses(App., Salad, Main, Side) plus the cost of a sous chef.

iPrep Buffet Dinners

Buffet Dinners: (Minimum 6 guests, Maximum 12 guests; after 12 guests client will be charged for a sous chef)

Private Chef in Homes for Easy Dinner Party Ideas | NJ | New Jersey | NYC
  • iPrepOnly: We prepare all foods in advance and you are responsible for reheating (instructions and timelines will be provided). Prices start at $65.00 pp for 4 food items.
  • iPrep Then iLeave: We prepare all foods in advance, set up the buffet, and then leave discreetly just as guests arrive. Prices start at $75.00 pp for 4 food items.
  • iPrep and iHelp: Will prepare all foods in advance, set up the buffet and stay through the event and clean up. Prices start at $85.00 pp for 4 food items.
  • Groceries are included.

Quick Night Out, but In Dinners - New! (Winter 2010)

This is another iCookuEat service for clients that do not have the time for a Romantic Night In (White Glove Service with china, glasses, tablescape, 3-4 courses, flowers, framed copy of menu, etc...)This is a great solution for clients that have limited time, but still value the concept of "time alone with their significant other". When constraints and obligations have you limited to the time you can spend having a lovely dinner with your partner (babysitter, newborns/toddlers, work, Blackberry/Twitter/Facebook addiction, etc.), iCookuEat has created a quick night out service…at Home. We provide freshly baked bread, a sumptuous entree and side with a decadent dessert.  Allow us to prepare this meal in the privacy of your home and for those few hours, relax, dine and enjoy for $195.00 for two (All-inclusive)

Menu options are (select one Main Entree, one Side and one Dessert) 
  • Warm Baguette
  • Herbed Butter 
Chicken Entrees:
  • Chicken Marsala with Pancetta and Cream
  • Chicken Piccata with Lemon, Artichokes & capers
  • Chicken Medallions with Mushroom Tarragon Sauce
  • Chicken w/Herbed Goat Cheese
  • Pan Roasted Game Hen with Port and Whole Grain Mustard 
Pork Entrees:
  • Roast Pork Tenderloin w/Cherry Cranberry Glaze
  • Maple-Chili Glazed Pork Medallions
  • Molasses Roasted Tenderloin with minted Mango Relish
  • Pork Chops with Mushroom and Bourbon Cream Sauce
  • Whole Grain Mustard Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Leeks

Beef Entrees:

  • Sirloin Steak with Dijon-Port Sauce
  • Filet mignon w/Bourbon Coffee Sauce
  • Beef Wellington 
Seafood Entrees: ($15 supplement) 
  • Shrimp Oreganata
  • Grilled Salmon with Blueberry Mango Salsa
  • Potato crusted Halibut w/Dijon Cream Sauce 
 Side Entrees: 
  • Twice Baked Potatoes
  • Macaroni & Cheese w/Truffle Butter
  • Roasted Baby Potatoes & Carrots
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Spinach w/Cranberries
  • Parmesan & Saffron Mashed Potatoes
  • Herbed Orzo with Asiago and Garlic

iCookUEat, Personal Chef Services
Chef Karyn Cardenas
(732) 490-6321
or you can email me at

Serving Central New Jersey and New York City

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