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Gradito

[ part. pass. di gradire ] /gra'dito/
welcome , appreciated , pleasant

Transform your home or selected venue into a Michelin-quality restaurant with Gradito, the easiest way to plan a seamless event. The most creative and talented chefs are at your doorstep for an unforgettable shared experience.

With access to trusted and talented chefs and sommeliers at your fingertips, we’re opening the door to delicious and exclusive experiences. Welcome to high-end dining at home. Welcome to Gradito.

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Time spent searching for the right private chef online< 5 minutes4+ hours2 hours5+ hours
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Number of chefs you need to meet1more than 5more than 3more than 3
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Chef Derick was amazing! Absolutely seamless from start to finish. If you’re looking for stress-free, in-home,  fine dining experience—Gradito is your new best friend.

Kim L.

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We had a fantastic experience with Sean and the team from Gradito. We hired them to serve a collection of small dishes for a party of 30. Communication was fast and easy as we worked through numerous iterations for the event and, most importantly, execution was flawless. The food was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend Gradito for your next event.

Glenn C.

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I cannot recommend Gradito enough! We decided to work with Sean and Chef Will for our wedding as we wanted our guests to have a one of a kind dining experience that they will enjoy and remember. Our guests could not stop raving about the food and service for days after the wedding and jokingly kept asking if there were any leftovers they could come back for.

Mahsa N.

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Sean and the Gradito team were so responsive and great from start to end. The entire team was a pleasure to work with and during our cocktail party, everyone was enthusiastic and made the night so special. The food was so delicious!

Puja M.

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Gradito was so accommodating, ensuring every request for my 30th birthday was met. When it came to the dinner itself, each dish was more mind-blowing than the last. They made my event honestly one of the best days of my life - highly recommend!!

Taylor H.

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Find the perfect chef

There aren't many shortcuts in life.
Using Gradito is one.

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Interviewing private chefs is stressful and time-consuming. Let Gradito handle the vetting for you.

Access our exclusive, tight-knit network of Michelin-trained chefs.

Don’t worry about logistical headaches. We’ve got you covered.

It takes an average of 15+ hours to find a private chef online. Do it in minutes with Gradito.

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You
GraditoWeb SearchingThumbtack platformReferrals
Time spent searching for the right private chef online< 5 minutes4+ hours2 hours5+ hours
Chance for a successful eventHighVery LowVery LowAverage
Number of chefs you need to meet1more than 5more than 3more than 3
Have worked with chefs beforeYesNoNoNo
Direct network of Michelin-trained chefsYesRarelyRarelySometimes
Total number of hours< 4 hours20+ hours15+ hours10+ hours
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There aren't many shortcuts in life.
Using Gradito is one.

Gradito Logo

Interviewing private chefs is stressful and time-consuming. Let Gradito handle the vetting for you.

Access our exclusive, tight-knit network of Michelin-trained chefs.

Don’t worry about logistical headaches. We’ve got you covered.

It takes an average of 15+ hours to find a private chef online. Do it in minutes with Gradito.

There aren't many shortcuts in life.
Using Gradito is one.

Gradito Logo

Interviewing private chefs is stressful and time-consuming. Let Gradito handle the vetting for you.

Access our exclusive, tight-knit network of Michelin-trained chefs.

Don’t worry about logistical headaches. We’ve got you covered.

It takes an average of 10+ hours to find the right private chef online. Do it in minutes with Gradito.

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There aren't many shortcuts in life.
Using Gradito is one.

Gradito Logo

Interviewing private chefs is stressful and time-consuming. Let Gradito handle the vetting for you.

Access our exclusive, tight-knit network of Michelin-trained chefs.

Don’t worry about logistical headaches. We’ve got you covered.

It takes an average of 15+ hours to find a private chef online. Do it in minutes with Gradito.

Hire a private chef within minutes using the Gradito app.

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How to Hire a Private Chef Using the Gradito App

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Select the time and location of your event, and answer a few questions about your tastes and preferences.

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We’ll match you with a highly-skilled chef based on your choices. Then, select from that chef's polished menus or create one together.

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Add a sommelier and wine pairings to further elevate your personalized experience.

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Your Gradito chef arrives before your event with all ingredients and cooking supplies, cleaning up afterwards to let you enjoy your evening.

Why gradito

How it started

'When I traveled throughout Italy by train, I did it to understand the flavors and to experience as many restaurants as I could. What I didn’t anticipate was that Italians completely embraced me and my goal to immerse myself in their food culture, even as a foreigner. The gracious hosting which I enjoyed while catching up with old friends, making new ones and experiencing Italy’s welcoming hospitality which is so embedded into their cultural fibers of life.

There was one word that touched me because it was always associated with warm hospitality: ‘gradito!’ Meaning ‘welcome!’ Whether it’s ospite gradito – a welcome guest – or cena granita – a welcome dinner – it represents everything we love about Italian wine and food culture in just one word. That feeling of gradito made every meal taste like a Michelin star experience.

- Founder Sean Kommer

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Enjoy the ultimate private dining experience with a luxury private chef in NYC.

Relax with friends, family or colleagues while your chosen chef prepares a meal, unique to your tastes and dietary restrictions. Or, if you'd prefer, choose one of our top chef’s seasonal menus with or without wine pairings. Bring a first-class dining experience to your home, all without making a phone call or writing an email.

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Chef & Sommelier Spotlight

Chef
Vitor

Chef Vitor

‘Trained in NYC's top Michelin-Starred restaurants, Vitor loves using modern technique to highlight flavors of the Amazon.'

Chef
Sean

Chef Sean

'Sean's culinary journey has brought him to some of the world’s best restaurants including Thomas Keller’s Bouchon in Las Vegas, Disfrutar in Barcelona (2 Michelin stars), Quique Dacosta in Denia, Spain (3 Michelin stars), Tokyo’s Shirosaka (1 Michelin star), and Tetsuya in Sydney, Australia (3 Hats).'

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Jeff

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'Chef Jeff is a New York native who was first inspired to cook by his grandmother. He has spent time training in all of Momofuku's restaurants including Seibo in Australia. Jeff currently works in NYC as a private chef.'

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Mauro

Sommelier Mauro

Has travelled across wine country in France, Spain, Italy and Austria studying Viticulture. Growing up in coastal Massachusetts, Mauro has been a student of wine from a young age and has worked in the industry for over 20 years.

Sommelier
Nils

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Nils has over 20 years experience as a wine professional and working with vineyards. Nils splits his time between Brooklyn and East Hampton with his two daughters.

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Steamed Galician Turbot with Koshihikari Rice and Shoyu Beurre Blanc

Tartar of Iwashi, Cuttlefish and Gambas Rojas with Kimchi Sauce and Masa Madre Oil

Montauk Squid a la plancha with Macadamia Nut Custard, Green Garlic and Thai Basil

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Gradito is the Uber for luxury private chef experiences. Start your search today and find the most talented chefs in your area – available within a day’s notice.

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“Gradito is the perfect way to spend an evening with friends within the comfort of your own home”

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How Does Gradito Work?

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Gradito specializes in private and corporate events at exclusive venues with chefs from the world's best restaurants. We create memorable moments for A-list celebrities and America's top brands. Download our app and match with a Michelin-trained chef to cook in your home in minutes

How much does Gradito cost?

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Private chef experiences start at $1k, plus the cost of food.

Do I need to provide any groceries for the Chef?

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No. Your Gradito chef does all the shopping, cooking and cleaning after the meal.

What types of cuisine does Gradito offer?

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Our trusted and talented chefs currently offer Cantonese, French, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, New American, Kosher, Plant-Based, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese. If you’d like to see a cuisine we don’t currently offer, please get in touch with contact@graditoapp.com, and we'll find a way to provide new cuisine types.

How does menu planning work?

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Choose your chef's set menu, polished menu or create one with your chef within the app’s messenger.

How many people can enjoy a gradito Full-service event?

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Events are currently available for 2-100 guests.

Which plates and glasses are used for the events?

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We will happily use the plates and glasses that you have at home. If you'd like us to organize rentals, don't hesitate to contact us via email.