Find Awesome Private Chefs for Your Tastebuds

December 18, 2023

Are you looking to impress your guests for your next NYC dinner party? It’s simple… Hiring a private chef is the best way to treat your friends, family, or even colleagues to a night of gourmet creations in the comfort of your home, office, or event space. But with so many great options to choose from in NYC, looking for a ‘private chef near me” or ‘how much is a personal chef’ can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s Gradito

Gradito is your ultimate guide for private chef hires and experiences in NYC and the Hamptons, all in the convenience of one app. From finding a personal chef specializing in your preferred cuisine to helping you choose your tasting menu budget, the Gradito private chef app is here to help you discover your perfect culinary match. So, want to learn more? Pour yourself a glass of wine, and let us show you how Gradito is opening the door to delicious and exclusive experiences with just one tap. 

Once you download the Gradito private chef app, you can set your details and specific region in NYC or the Hamptons. Next, you can choose your preferred date and time for your NYC dinner party, and can soon explore Gradito’s exclusive selection of private chefs and specialized cuisines…

Types of Private Chefs

Gradito is NYC’s newest hub for personal chef jobs, and this personal chef app is working with some of the most elite Michelin-trained private chefs the city has to offer. These private chefs for hire are currently available in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Hamptons, and hail from all around the globe. Gradito’s private chefs originate and descend from countries such as Brazil, Lebanon, Vietnam, Colombia, Japan, and the Dominican Republic to name a few. Having had the opportunity to train in prestigious Michelin-starred restaurants around the globe like Momofuku, Disfrutar (world’s #3), Le Bernardin, and Noma, the best personal chefs in NYC are ready to bring their years of training and culinary experiences to your kitchen. 

A Variety of Specialized Cuisines

Gradito has a variety of specialized cuisines readily available to you and your tastebuds. Whether you are looking for some elevated Caribbean comfort food or are in the mood to try something more modern such as Nikkei (Peruvian ingredients shaped by Japanese techniques), Gradito is sure to have a personal chef near you. Here is a list of the current cuisines you can choose from: 

  • Australian BBQ
  • Bar Food
  • Brazilian
  • Cantonese
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • Indian 
  • Japanese
  • Malay
  • Modern American
  • Nikkei 
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

Cuisine Preferences & Dietary Restrictions

After choosing your preferred cuisine and private chef match, Gradito and your chosen chef will help you figure out some important factors to consider for your event. 

Once you’ve picked your desired cuisine, the Gradito personal chef app asks you a few questions so that they can create the most personalized private chef experience for you and your tastebuds. By asking you how you feel about things such as heat, vegetable dishes, red meat, and beurre blanc sauce, Gradito’s private chefs can better understand your palate and preferences to create a menu unique to you. No matter what cuisine you choose from, you can be sure that a top-ranked private chef will soon create a polished menu you and your guests will rave about all night long.  

Not to mention, Gradito’s private chefs take clients’ dietary restrictions very seriously when it comes to preparing their menus. In the booking details, Gradito offers a section in their hire a chef app specifically dedicated to learning more about clients’ allergies and dietary preferences. From a gluten-free French dinner to a Keto Vietnamese feast to a Vegetarian Australian BBQ, these personal chefs are innovative culinary masters able to adapt to any request to make your event as special as possible. Gradito believes people should be able to indulge in delicious food safely, and will go above and beyond to create gourmet dishes suited to their client’s specific dietary needs. 

Tasting Menus Options 

Gradito’s private chef experience app offers three tasting menu options designed for their client’s specific needs and budgets. 

If you’re looking for a taste of what Gradito has to offer and have a limited budget at the moment, try…

The Classic Menu — Offered as a three-course meal or family style

A simple and delicious menu designed by Gradito’s private chefs for value and short notice.

If you’re ready to take your private chef experience to the next level and feed your curiosity, try…

The Elevated Menu — Offered as a five-course meal or family style 

An indulgent five-course offering that’s a true indication of what Gradito’s carefully selected private chefs can do. 

If you’re an avid fine diner in search of the ultimate personal chef experience of pure indulgence, try…

The Luxury Menu — Offered as a seven-course meal or family style 

Gradito’s full seven-course progressive menu (from light to heavier courses) is for when you’re ready to pamper yourselves. Available with over 72 hours' notice.

No matter your budget or event, Gradito’s hire a personal chef app has the tasting menu for you. Once you decide the number of courses you’d like to indulge in, you can pick your personal chef match’s seasonal tasting menu for your preferred cuisine or opt for a customizable polished menu. Gradito also offers an Add-on Sommelier Service for clients who are interested in wine pairings for their private chef menu. Gradito sommeliers are among the most talented wine connoisseurs in the city and are excited to share their vast knowledge of wine, viticulture, and food & wine pairing with their clients. After they select and purchase the best wines for your private chef dinner party, your sommelier match will serve wine at your meal for four hours. 

Sample Menu

Brazilian Dinner in Midtown, Manhattan for 2 persons with Chef Vitor M.

Type of Menu 


Price per Person


  1. Yanomamis Mushrooms Ragout over Anson Mills Polenta
  2. Amazon River Fish ‘Tambaqui’ Rack with Winter Greens and Fish Jus
  3. Brazilian Cut ‘Picanha’ with Herb Sauce, Caramelized Onions, and Toasted Manioc


Sommelier add-on: $300 + $50pp


  1. Crispy Manioc Pillow filled with Warm Smoked Cheeses Sauce and Onions
  2. Amazon Rainforest Cappuccino
  3. Amazon River Fish ‘Tambaqui’ Rack with Winter Greens and Fish Jus
  1. Brazilian Cut ‘Picanha’ with Herb Sauce, Caramelized Onions, and Toasted Manioc
  2. Coconut Tapioca Cake with Açaí


Sommelier add-on: $300 + $75pp


  1. Crispy Manioc Pillow filled with Warm Smoked Cheeses Sauce and Onions
  2. Yanomamis Mushroom Tartlet
  3. Manioc Mille Feuille, Spicy Mayonnaise and Salmon Roe
  1. Amazon Rainforest Cappuccino
  2. Amazon River Fish ‘Tambaqui’ Rack with Winter Greens and Fish Jus
  1. Brazilian Cut ‘Picanha’ with Herb Sauce, Caramelized Onions, and Toasted Manioc
  2. Coconut Tapioca Cake with Açaí


Sommelier add-on: $300 + $90pp

Preparing for Your Private Chef Experience with Gradito

Setting expectations is key when it comes to booking a private chef experience with Gradito. Luckily, Gradito offers you a direct messaging feature with your private chef match through their personal chef app. These personal chefs know communication is crucial when preparing for your private chef experience, and are more than excited to help you plan your best NYC dinner party yet. 

Once you decide on a menu, they are responsible for purchasing the ingredients, preparing the food, plating and serving the dishes as well as cleaning up afterward. It’s important to make sure your kitchen is clean and fully equipped with the basics so that your private chef is ready to go once they arrive at your home. If you’re worried you don’t have the right kitchen tools or serving plates, no need to panic. Message your private chef match in the Gradito private chef app and they will help you come up with the best solution. So, go ahead, invite your guests, and make a playlist, your Gradito private chef will take care of the rest.


  • What cuisines does Gradito offer?

Australian BBQ, Bar Food, Brazilian, Cantonese, Caribbean, French, Indian, Japanese, Malay, Modern American, Nikkei, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.

  • How much does a private chef cost?

Gradito’s pricing depends on the number of courses you choose for your menu.  A Classic menu can range anywhere from $200 to $500 per person.

  • Does Gradito offer any special add-ons?

Yes. Gradito offer a Sommelier Service to compliment your personalized menu, and pricing is dependent on your menu’s number of courses.

  • What is included when I hire a private chef with Gradito? 

Your private chef match will be responsible for creating your personalized menu for the event, purchasing the ingredients, preparing your meal, and cleaning up. 

  • Are there any hidden fees for my private chef experience?

No. Gradito strives for price transparency and will detail all costs on your receipt when booking a private chef. 

Camelia Iturregui Fuertes
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