A Day With A Private Chef

New York, NY

Item #: FDK-NEW-0153
From: $675
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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!
Manhattan, NY. For locations beyond this area, additional travel fees will apply which will cover your chef's travel time plus any associated costs.
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

Pending Chef's availability
*Rates do not apply for Valentine's Day or holidays

Essential Information

Kitchen facilities with a stove and oven are required for this experience.

Gratuity for your chef is not included but is appreciated if you enjoy the experience.

Food Selections: Chef will work with you to customize food selections for your Cooking Party. Should you request a particular item outside the established budget, not a problem; you can simply reimburse your Chef.

The following travel fees will apply for areas outside of Manhattan:

$0: Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Fordham areas of the Bronx

$25: Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Williamsburg areas in Brooklyn / Hoboken, Jersey City areas of New Jersey / Long Island City in Queens

$50: All other areas of the 5 boroughs

For areas up to one hour from Manhattan, $35/hr plus the cost of travel will apply.

Please contact Virgin Experience Gifts for locations over one hour from Manhattan.

*Please note, travel fees assume the location is within a 5 minute walk of the subway or PATH train. If farther, cab fare from the closest station applies.

Approximately 4-5 hours (initial phone consultation, shopping for ingredients, instruction & cooking, followed by time to enjoy your meal)
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
For groups above six, please contact Virgin Experience Gifts.
Spectators are not allowed; however, at the conclusion of your Day with a Private Chef you may want to invite over a few lucky friends to sample your new culinary creations.
Weather Dependent
This experience is not weather dependent.
What To Wear
This is your experience, dress as you wish!

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Virgin Experience Giftss standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no returns or exchanges are allowed. However, rescheduling is allowed free of charge with at least 3 weeks notice prior to your booked date. Rescheduling between 10 - 21 days prior to your booked date requires a $50 fee. No rescheduling will be allowed within 10 days of your booked date.

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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 5
based on 6 reviews.
The experience with Mark was great. We had a great day and learned a lot and the food was yummy. Mark was a great teacher! Thank you
Chef Mark was very outgoing and personable, and made the experience fun. We learned some new techniques and enjoyed the time time we spent.
Great gift idea! Fun experience that is unique and thoughtful for someone who knows how to cook or someone who is looking for an introduction to cooking. The chef is outgoing, friendly and excited about partaking in all the aspects that go in to the process.
Overall it was a great experience. Chef Mark was fun, personable, made everyone comfortable. Food was great ans so was the company
The experience was fantastic - Chef Mark was instructive, encouraging, obviously talented and most of all fun ! He put us at ease, was great at assessing our level of skill and building the day around that so that we learned all kinds of things. We would highly reccommend Chef Mark to others, thanks very much !
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