Hire a Private Chef to Overcome Homesickness in NYC

December 18, 2023

New York City is home to 8.4 million people who speak more than 200 languages, hail from every corner of the globe, and, together, are the heart and soul of the most dynamic people in the world.” NYC is home to every nationality you can imagine… They call us the ‘melting pot’ for a reason. This city is home to ambitious dreamers, bold thinkers, and courageous individuals coming from all sorts of backgrounds, all with different ideas of what they want to achieve living here in New York. 


Many of us leave our homes, and come to New York City in search of better opportunities and to further our professional careers. It comes with many sacrifices, but, at the end of the day, a lot of us would do anything for a chance to live a life in the best city in the world. But despite the success one can reach after moving here, living away from home can sometimes feel like a lot.


The truth is that everyone experiences loneliness in NYC at some point or another in their journey. It’s completely normal and expected to feel homesick in this chaotic city, especially when you’re constantly receiving photos and watching posts from friends & family back home. Even if you’ve established a life here, it’s still incredibly hard to see the ones you love doing things like cooking a giant seafood paella together or gathering to celebrate the New Year at the next-door neighbor’s house. 


Regardless of where we come from, we all tend to miss and dream about the same thing… the food. There’s nothing better than eating a bite of your grandpa’s pernil or your auntie’s lasooni gobi, and let’s not forget about your mom’s famous fried chicken. Food feeds our souls, and food from home can always bring a certain comfort to those of us who are missing our families a little extra. Thankfully, New York is home to a thousand cuisines. It can be quite easy to get your fix and find food similar to the one back home, but sometimes ordering takeout or going to a restaurant doesn’t really do the job… You need something that’s a little more authentic, a little more ‘homey’, a little more luxurious… a little more Gradito. 


Gradito’s private chef app is your new cure for homesickness in New York City, offering an authentic taste of home in your own home with just a few clicks… Our trusty team of elite private chefs can bring a familiar feeling to help ease your homesickness through a wide variety of delicious dishes made just for you. Not only will you be able to customize your desired menu to get a taste of home, but you’ll also be able to get a sense of it right in the comfort of your apartment. For us, at-home comfort and high-end dining go hand in hand when it comes to remedying homesickness. It’s like getting a hug from the Michelin star man, but better!


Trust us, we get it. When it comes to trading the safety net of home for new experiences. Gradito’s team of private chefs and sommeliers know the feeling. Besides living in NYC, a lot of our personal chefs and sommeliers have had the opportunity to travel and even live in other countries far away from home. Here at Gradito, we know what it’s like to feel like a part of you is missing. That’s why our private chef app is your easy solution to feeling like you’re back home… at least for a little bit.


  • A Home-Cooked Meal… Minus the Cooking Part

There’s nothing better than having a home-cooked meal. Well, there is, actually. Having a home-cooked meal made for you with all the love and care in the world without having to help cut a single vegetable. That’s right! With us, the only thing you have to do is hire a private chef through the Gradito app, and we take care of the rest. From buying the ingredients to meal prep to cooking to the clean up, our highly-trained private chefs are there to make you feel even more at home in your apartment.


Gradito’s personal chef service is where comfort food meets fine dining, all without having to step outside your door. It’s time for you to enjoy a home-cooked meal without having to find that family recipe, or spend all day shopping for ingredients. We’ve got you. Let us know what makes your heart warm, and we’ll try to do the same for your belly. 


  • A “Taste of Home” From the People That Know Authenticity 

Sometimes you’re craving something from home, but the places you’ve found in the city either don’t seem to get it right or are just missing that “from home” feeling. From our top-ranked NYC private chefs to the ingredients we use to dishes on the dishes on your dinner table, at Gradito authenticity is key. Not only have Gradito personal chefs lived and grown up in different places around the globe, but they have also trained and worked at some of the best restaurants in the world in countries such as Australia, South Korea, Italy, and so many more… They’ve tasted the real thing first hand, and so will you. 


Through our hire-a-chef, we’re here to bring you an authentic taste of home in your kitchen. Using first-class quality ingredients, your Gradito personal chef match will fill your home with the aromas you’ve been missing all this time… 


  • TLC Through Great Food & Even Better Hospitality

Hiring a private chef in NYC can be daunting, but with Gradito’s personal chef app, it’s easier than you ever imagined. Not only do you get to book one of the top private chef experiences in NYC in just a few minutes, but you will also get to meet some of the kindest and most passionate private chefs in the biz. Our team at Gradito is made up of private chefs and sommeliers who besides their top-tier skillset, are more than eager to bring joy to curious clients. 


Our mission is to make you feel right at home through a world-class luxury dining experience… especially during times when you’re missing your loved ones or are feeling a little down. The best private chefs in NYC are here to lift your spirits by taking special care of you during your full-course luxury dinner with Gradito. 


  • A Shared Love for Food 

Gradito isn’t just a private chef app for when you’re craving something different or something luxurious. No. It’s a community of curious and passionate people wanting to exchange stories and make connections through the curative powers of food. 


Let us be there for you when you need it… You’ve worked hard to get to where you are in this city, and we want to celebrate that with you by reminding you of the place and people who got you here… All through delicious & authentic food. A home-cooked meal with top-tier ingredients and a top-ranked NYC private chef is the TLC you need and deserve. 

Camelia Iturregui Fuertes
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