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Evening with a Private Chef

This is the ultimate experience for the food enthusiast - spend a full day with your very own private chef.
  • Shop farmer's markets or gourmet shops, learn how to select the best ingredients, then learn cooking secrets as you and your Chef prepare an exquisite meal in your own home
  • Your Chef has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal
  • At the conclusion of your day, enjoy your culinary creations with family & friends!

Enjoy this unique educational experience learning what it takes, from start to finish, to make a truly memorable meal.

Your experience will start with an initial phone consultation with Chef Mark Tafoya, planning out what type of meal you want to create. Chef Mark will then plan out a special day to spend with you, including shopping for ingredients at the farmer's market, gourmet shops or the supermarket. You'll learn how to select the best ingredients and what types of foods to look for.

You'll then return to your home with Chef Mark and begin preparing your special meal. The menu selection will focus on recipes that illustrate the cooking techniques you most want to learn.

Choose menu selections from foods around the world including French, Italian, Spanish, Southwestern, Thai, Vietnamese, Persian, Japanese, Greek, Moroccan and many more. Chef Mark will consult with you to customize the menu to your liking, and can accommodate virtually any tastes you have.

At the conclusion of your lesson, you can sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

You might think that your kitchen is too small for such a service. No need to worry! Chef Mark is a NYC personal chef and can work around any sized kitchen as long as it has a functioning stove and oven.

About the Chef: Chef Mark Tafoya is the co-owner and Executive Producer of the Culinary Media Network, and has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company,, Time Out New York, Bon Appetit and the Fox Business Channel. Chef Tafoya, along with co-author Jennifer Iannolo, has published "The Gilded Fork: Entertaining at Home, A Year of Dinner Parties", featuring 13 seasonal dinner party menus with recipes, wine pairing notes and chef's tips.

In addition to being an accomplished Chef, Mark Tafoya is a Yale graduate, is extremely personable, and will create a positive and relaxing evening for you and your guests.