Culinary Institute Of America - Culinary Arts from 2006 to 2008
Lemon, Thyme, and Olive Oil
Farm to table with seasonal ingredients. Classic french/american. Simply elevating great product by proper cooking and seasoning techniques.
I sent Dante to prepare a meal as a surprise wedding gift to a newlywed friend and her husband. Dante went out of his way to prepare a menu that fit into my budget, accommodated the couple's tastes, and felt festive. He made it SUPER special, and they were absolutely THRILLED. He's the best!
Dante was extremely professional - he was punctual, courteous, and left my kitchen spotless. The food was amazing - one of the best salads I've ever had, followed by tender lamb and delicious side dishes. Every dessert plate was empty at the end of the meal, too. It was the easiest and best dinner party I have ever hosted.
Dante was AMAZING! He arrived on time with plenty of time to prep, set up etc.. Not only was the meal absolutely delicious but he left the place spotless! We at Rent the Runway will be using Dante again in the future!! THANK YOU DANTE!
Chef Dante was beyond expectations!!
I hired Chef Dante for my firm's Christmas dinner and we could not have had a better evening!! To start Chef Dante was a pleasure to work with. His personality, talent, expertise and true understanding of what I was looking for was phenomenal. He started by coming to my home and prepped the evenings menu in my kitchen in a neat, organized and clean fashion. In fact, I think he left the kitchen even cleaner than it was even was before he came. The presentation of each course, the detailed explaining of the dishes as they were being served and the most importantly the food itself was top notch. My associates raved about the food for the whole rest of the week at the office!! A true unique experience the evening was. It was a personal and professional experience I could not have even come close to matching by having it at a restaurant.
I have already told Dante he has helped us start a new Annual Christmas Tradition for my financial advisory firm and already booked him for next year's Christmas Dinner!!
Thank you Chef Dante!!!
Chef Dante was simply fantastic! His menu suggestions were perfect for our group of 12. He arrived promptly and completely prepared to "chef up" a truly perfect meal. We all enjoyed the unique flavors and interesting combinations. Dante was so friendly and professional. He took all the stress out of entertaining friends which created a warm yet festive evening. And my kitchen was spotless when he left!
Dante is one of our favorite chefs - we love having him cook for our guests and everyone raves about his food. He is by far the cleanest chef we've had in our kitchens and can't wait to have him back.
Chef Dante arrived right on time, was personable and professional, and cooked a lovely birthday meal for my husband. We were very happy with the experience. As a bonus, our kitchen was spotless and there were leftovers in the fridge. We highly recommend Chef Dante and his services.
Most amazing job. The pasta was especially delicious.
Dante made another wonderful meal. 5 out 5 stars would definitely book again.
O.M.G. Dante was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! One course was better than the next -- I simply couldn't believe that such delicious gourmet food came out of my minuscule kitchen!
Dante was super accommodating about my party's specific needs. We had one guest who dislikes fish and one that dislikes olives. He was totally on top of it with delicious swaps.
I would absolutely and without a doubt book Dante again (and again! and again! and again!) for the orgasmic food (and because he left my kitchen cleaner than it's EVER been). Kitchensurfing was truly an amazing experience and Dante made it unforgettable!
We had a delicious seat down dinner for 10 last night with chef Gianini. I recommend him a thousand times, to anyone who likes to have a true profesional chef and quality food at the table. His best dish by far, was the lamb. It was truly exquisite. My guests all wanted his card after dinner. Being very young he has an easy going personality.
Mary Morgan Moss
Excellent. The appetizer was absolutely delicious. All my guests thought it was too restaurant quality!
We had an amazing meal by a consummate professional and really nice guy. Could not recommend highly enough.
Went to a party at my friend's apartment last night and Dante was our chef. Amazing! A very delicious fall gnocchi and a hanger steak that you could whisper at and it would fall to pieces were the highlights. Loved the food, loved the chef, and loved the Kitchensurfing concept!
Dante came over to prepare a delicious meal for our 4th anniversary. From cheese plate to chocolate lava cake, the meal was fantastic. Dante started out fresh and light and built up flavors into the pork tenderloin, which was my favorite dish. Of course the food has to be excellent, which it was, but for us, what deserved the highest marks was Dante's professionalism and service. The dinner was a surprise for my wife, so Dante worked around my schedule to get in when she left, get everything set up and prepared and on the table for when she returned. Throughout the meal, Dante's presentation was great, he explained every dish in unpretentious detail and completed the experience with discrete and attentive food and drink service that rivaled what I have had in the best restaurants. I was not expecting that and it made the meal very memorable. It was hard to believe we were in our own backyard. Deserving of specific note - my four week old and two year old did not make things easy (or quiet) during setup and the courses had to be staggered for the baby's feeding etc. It wasn't a straightforward service and Dante handled it all with a smile and without breaking a sweat. Finally, the kitchen was immaculate when he left. We had no clean-up to do. I will definitely be hiring Dante again in the future.
Thank you Dante, for making our 4th anniversary dinner into a very memorable event.
The carrot puree was unbelievably good, and he made one of the best salads I've ever had.
Dante was awesome. Super professional and discreet. He suggested an amazing cocktail called a Paloma which is now a new favorite. High lights of our meal were the fig/jam tarts, the spiced toasted nuts and the red-wine braised octopus salad. I can see why he is constantly booked.
As always, Dante executed every aspect of my event. The food was phenomenal. I can always count on Dante when I have an important dinner.
Chef Dante over-delivered from start to finish. He arrived right on time for prep work, effortlessly dealt with surprises thrown at him (e.g. late dinner guests), and prepared an amazing meal for us. Will definitely be requesting him again.
I'm writing on behalf of the CEO of my company. He asked me to book a chef for a Chinese delegation in an apartment on the UES. The group had high standards and Dante exceeded them. All of the responses were overwhelmingly positive. "Excellent" and "Exceptional" were some of the feedback I received.
Absolutely fantastic! We loved his food so much we asked during our party to try and hire him again for a additional date. People from the party also recognized him and follow his Instagram. He was a delight. Professional and courteous on every level. Can't say enough about how wonderfully creative and delicious his food is. Thank you Dante!
Food was delicious. we loved it. He was wonderful to work with. Had great people to help him. Worked well in our kitchen and cleaned up immaculately. We would hire him again and recommend him to a lot of friends. Your service is impeccable and we are very happy.
What a fabulous 5 course dinner! I have absolutely no complaints. We will be booking Dante again, and again, and again...
"Chef Dante is extremely professional and his food is not only delicious but very gourmet with beautiful presentation. He is a true talent and a genuinely nice guy! He made our FEED Supper very easy and enjoyable!"
Fantastic Experience. Chef Dante was friendly and knowledgeable. He definitely shared how to cook, as well as coming up with some of the fanciest things I've ever seen come out of my kitchen.
My kitchen wasn't dirty to start, but was definitely cleaner after he left!
Dante was fabulous throughout the booking process, and tailored the menu to our (many) requests. The dinner was for several executives who's meetings ended up going way over, and he stayed late and still made sure they had a WONDERFUL meal. I would definitely recommend Dante for those looking for a great chef!
Dante produced a great 8-person dinner party for us. He and his server were very friendly; the 5 course meal was delicious and generously proportioned. They left our kitchen spotless. We would not hesitate to use Dante again.
We would highly recommend Dante. He came to our apartment and crafted a delicious restaurant quality meal. Organized, professional, engaging and talented - he made our evening spectacular.
With a newborn at home, my wife and I were limited in our anniversary celebration options. I contacted Dante and with his help it turned out to be a truly memorable experience. We thank you.
One more thing he, left the kitchen spotless.
Dante was amazing!! He was so polished and professional. Everything he made was delicious-- espeically the gnocci and octupus! Delicious mussels, too. And he even made us a special cocktail to start and did a wine pairing. I'd use him again in a second!
Dante is simply amazing. He is incredibly professional and his food is amazing. He's willing to go the extra mile and listens to your wants/needs. He'll leave you and your guests wanting more. We have and will continue to be repeat costumers of Dantes.
DANTE IS THE REAL DEAL.
Thoughtful, responsive and terrific--
We had an amazing late summer dinner prepared in a professional style that was delicious, healthy and had our guests raving!! So, needless to say, we'll be using this fine chef again.
My wife and I sat at our service counter above the stove and prep area so we could watch Chef Dante prepare the meal, it wasn't only great food - it was art - and fun. From the burrata with heirloom tomatoes to the lemon tart - a real treat. Chef Dante was a perfectionist without being pretentious. There is much more but suffice it to say a great meal, good company and a unique experience.
(best of all, there were leftovers for lunch the next day !)
Chef Dante brings gastronomic delights to the table with beautiful and simple presentation. His approach to teaching is both comprehensive and thoughtful. I have enjoyed his company and his instruction these past couple of months.
Chef Dante was absolutely wonderful. Through the booking process, he was extremely accommodating and also responsive. I never had to wait more than a couple hours for him to get back to me. On the day of our dinner party, he showed up on time to our apartment and his food was delicious. Our guests were blown away by the quality of food and also loved Dante's presentation of the courses. He was a joy to to have in the kitchen and extremely personable. We will definitely be hosting more dinner parties in the future with Chef Dante as our chef.
Chef Dante was simply amazing and exceeded all of our expectations! Not only was he professional, but the menu he crafted was done with creativity and care. The food was fresh and delectable and the presentation was clean and thoughtful. We will definitely book Chef Dante again!
I can't speak more highly of our experience with Chef Dante. He is an amazing chef (classically trained and a purist in his approach) and that was highlighted in the flavors and details that he presented in a four course "farm to table" tasting menu that he served us restaurant style on a summer night outside in the North Fork. This was truly a fine dining experience. The seared scallops atop a chickpea and white bean puree with mint pistachio pesto were perfectly prepared. Each course had its own unique elements that came together seamlessly. Chef Dante also made good use of the grill, charring fresh corn for the delicate farro risotto (which he made off menu to accommodate a vegetarian), and charring fresh white asparagus for the pea tendril salad. In addition to being an amazing chef, he's also a super fun guy and we all had a great time with him. Can't wait to have Chef Dante back!
Dante exceeded all our expectations. The food was superb. He was extremely user friendly and eager to tailor a menu to us. His conduct and presentation made it feel like we were having dinner at a 5 star restaurant. Just a great experience all around. We can't wait to have him back.
Professional, exceptionally clean, and the food surpassed expectations. Highly recommended.
Chef Dante has taught me delicious, healthy and EASY recipes that take no time at all. And he's a sweet guy! I highly recommend him!
Excellent experience! Chef Dante is friendly, professional and cooks delicious food. The presentation is always beautiful. He is easy to work with and adapts recipes for picky eaters, allergies etc.
Dante hands down best chef I have experienced. his food is fantastic, his personality is just as good. He's creative,professional and each meal is better than the last. Rock solid, I highly recommend him.
Dante far exceeded expectations. We hired him to put together some small bites for an intimate event. The food was beautifully presented, perfectly refreshing, and delicious. He is also a lovely person and was a huge hit with our guests. Looking forward to having Dante back for more of these occasions!
This was my first ever private dining experience and chef Dante was awesome. It was an anniversary surprise. He was on time, paired wines, accommodated special requests and of course the food was fresh and amazing.
Dante cooked an amazing meal for my girlfriend and me on our anniversary. He showed up on time, presented the plates in excellent form, and left my kitchen spotless. Dante was a pleasure to have in our home and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
I hired Chef Dante for a private engagement dinner. His service was exceptional, while the food was nothing short of exquisite. The menu was both creative and traditional - lending to a wonderful amalgam of tastes. He was thoughtful in his preparation and methodical in his execution. He became an intricate part of a special day for my fiance and me and helped make it unforgettable.
I booked Dante for a date night for my girlfriend's birthday. He did an amazing job. The menu was great and well thought out. All the ingredients were amazingly fresh and everything was very well prepared. The plating and presentation was top notch as well.
Dante was friendly and very articulate about the food. He was a great conversationalist as well, but also gave us our space to have a special night together. We were sad to see him go!
Chef Dante created an amazing meal for my husband's 60th birthday. Each course was based on a snippet of his life- so clever and creative! Dante was personable and professional throughout the meal. It was a wonderful eating experience!
Chef Dante was incredible to work with! It was my dad's 60th birthday and I wanted a meal based on his life. I gave Chef a lot of facts about my dad, and he customized a menu to all of my requests. I can't wait to work with him again!
I hired Dante for my wife's birthday dinner with my brother and wife. He had previously cooked at my mom's birthday dinner which was delicious. He met or exceeded our expectations which were high to start. He was flexible with the arranging the menu, the food was delicious, and he left the kitchen spotless.
Chef Dante cooked us a wonderful meal in the Hamptons. The whole time he was flexible, timely and enthusiastic. During the event he was extremely engaging and the food was spot on. I'd love to work with him again.
Chef Dante has always been a top chef but I had never tried his food myself. I hired him for a small weeknight dinner in my little apartment. Very limited kitchen. He arrived even earlier than the planned time, with his three big boxes on a cart and basically brought his entire kitchen: chef knives, pots and pans, condiments, even the plates to be used for the dinner. I wanted dinner to start around 7:30pm. 7:31, it was ready. (In between, he also had time to set up the table while I was gone for a couple of minutes to run errands).
Delicious and seasonal plates came one after another. That duck breast: perfectly cooked and seasoned, seared in duck fat (it's his favorite, he says). The meal ended perfectly with grilled market peaches/blood orange sorbet/toasted oats and almonds.
My kitchen was pretty clean when he came, but he left it spotless. He's even neater than me. No dishes to do, either. And the complimentary homemade sea salt.
Wonder if this was even real. Thank you, Dante.
From the very beginning of our evening, Chef Dante was professional, talented, and affable. The food was outstanding and his presentation of each dish was impeccable. He was approachable and gladly answered our questions about his background and his choices of food to serve. At the end of the meal, our kitchen sparkled as he left it cleaned and neat. We highly recommend Chef Dante and would welcome him in our home again.
Chef Dante put together a wonderful meal. He managed to work around the dietary restrictions of some of the diners easily without compromising the quality of the meal for the rest of us. Well done.
Dante prepared an amazing dinner for us for 15 people. We started out with tasty cheese, crackers, and olives which he presented on gorgeous round cutting boards (great for Instagramming!) The salmon and steak were cooked perfectly, but he really amazed me with his ability to make the salad and vegetable dishes equally exciting and delicious. Aside from being an expert as his craft, Dante is also professional, punctual, and brings a great attitude to the kitchen. I would highly recommend him!
We had an amazing experience with chef Dante. All his dishes were beautifully presented and they were delicious!!
Chef Dante served us his Late Spring In Brooklyn menu and it was FANTASTIC.
It was a great night. Thanks Chef.
Dante's food is simple but delicious. It tasted great and I felt great after eating it.
This was the second time I experienced a meal with Dante and once again he crushed it. This time it was for a 15 person dinner and it was executed as perfectly as my 2 person meal. As someone who's very particular about fish quality and taste, Dante seems always seems to find amazing cuts.
Also pea shoot salads for springtime. Phenomenal. Would book again 10000000%.
Dante went above and beyond. We hosted a 15 person dinner and he seamlessly tackled every detail himself – from pacing the service perfectly for our crowd to bringing special cheese knives.
In preparing for the meal he was incredibly quick and responsive in communication and nailed a menu right out of the gate, given a couple of unusual dietary restrictions among the group. Everything was delicious–his salmon with quick-pickled cucumbers was especially inspired and refreshing for a springtime feast. I would recommend him to a friend without hesitation.
Dante is the man! The whole experience is always great and we have had him cook for us many times. The food was as always incredibly good, especially a broad range of delicious appetizers. A great night all in all. Fantastic dinner and Dante and his assistant left the kitchen spotless. I can't recommend him more highly.
It was a pleasure to welcome Chef Dante into our kitchen to prepare a Mother's Day Brunch. The food was perfect, from the luscious and super-fresh mixed berries to the thin and crispy pancetta to the grilled shrimp with mustard aioli. We all appreciated Chef Dante's competent, organized, friendly and respectful presence in the kitchen, and look forward to future opportunities to book him!
Lovely, fresh, creative brunch! Dante showed off his skills in everything from savory to sweet. And he cleaned up afterward!
I had incredibly high expectations for Chef Dante, and he exceeded all of them. He made a wonderful Mother's Day Brunch for my family. All of the food was delicious, and luckily there were some leftovers for me to take home. He brought all of the pots and pans he needed, so we had to worry about absolutely nothing. He even did our dishes for us! Not only that, he charmed everyone, including my grandmother. I highly recommend him and I can't wait to book with him again.
We had a delightful spring meal, many thanks to the Chef! He worked with me to plan a menu for 6 with several serious allergies. What a treat to have such a lovely coursed meal at home (without having to cook or clean up).
Dante was great. He arrived on schedule, took over the kitchen, prepared and served us a fantastic kosher meal. He left the kitchen spotless! Can't wait to book him again.
We had an amazing experience with Dante. Everything was perfect from printing out menus for us, setting the table, course pacing, the plating, and explaining every dish. He was professional in every way. He also left the kitchen spotless. And the food was phenomenal. Ahi tuna crudo with olives was mind blowing and our favorite dish.
Everything was perfect for a romantic evening. I can't wait to book him again.
Dante is an exceptional chef, knows his culinary theory plus has a lot of practical experience that results in outstanding food preparation. He also easy to work with, strong work ethic and has a great personality.
He did a three-tier seafood tower with a variety of shellfish and it turned out exceptional. He then followed with a plated seared scallop dish in a beurre sauce. Followed by a main-course with bone-in ribeye, leeks and braised artichokes. The meal lasted a few hours and crossed a few different cooking disciplines and Dante handled everything exceptionally well. He also nailed the timing of each course.
I highly recommend Dante Giannini. He prepared a delicious spring menu for my dinner party for 8 and presented it beautifully. His loin of lamb was superb! He brought a server, who was very helpful and easy to work with. And they left my kitchen spotless. I will definitely ask him to cook for me again.
Dante is incredibly talented, organized, professional and provides a wonderful service. He is flexible and a pleasure to work with. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the meal and I look forward to our next time with chef Dante.
Dante was great - food was first rate, everything went smoothly and he left the place spotless. Very easy to work with and a pleasure to have around. Would not hesitate to use him again.
Everything was great!!! Dante was amazing. The food was delicious. He was great to work with, on time, food was fantastic, the server he brought was great, and he everything was SO clean when he left. I would 100% recommend him and am so happy with how it all worked out!! Thank you, was a great meal and experience!
Let me start by saying, what a wonderful experience it was having Dante for our Chef! The event was for my wife's birthday, and the format was a 5 course dinner for 14, plus initial cheese plate and assorted meats. Several of the guests, including myself, are of the "foodie" variety and consider ourselves fairly capable home chef's as well. I was initially hesitant to hire someone from online without the ability to see or more importantly, taste, their product in advance. After view numerous websites and "chef's" and being disappointed with their menu's, plating, and ideas in general, I stumbled upon Dante's page and pictures which looked impressive. I then did some research on him and his previous employment and even went so far as to track down a prior client, as I doubted all the excellent reviews could be real. Apparently my efforts were not in vein as the dinner went flawlessly. He brought all the necessary plating, the timing of the courses was spot on, and the taste of each dish was fabulous, and at the end, everything was clean, neat and orderly. As for the food, his Vichyssoise (potato and leak soup) was incredible with a nicely textured country crouton and olive oil, and the duck breast was the best I ever had with a perfectly seared layer of fat. If you are to have a personal chef for an event I highly recommend him as you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!
Dante was fabulous! We had him do a casual cooking lesson and 5 course meal + charcuterie, and it was all fabulous! Dante is very personable and a great person to work with, and the food was all extremely delicious. We'd definitely hire him again!!
Dante made this experience memorable. The food was amazing -- better than you'd get in a restaurant. We left happy and full. What more can you ask for? Dante is also a really nice guy with a great personality. Great experience!
Dante was excellent came extremely prepared the food was absolutely delicious and my kids loved it too. Dante is very proffesional and keeps the kitchen perfectly clean. We will most certainly use him again and look forward to it.
Dante was professional and easily accommodated the late arrival of some guests. Additionally, he has a lovely personality and he was flexible with my last minute menu adjustments. The food was absolutely incredible- every bite. I would highly recommend him.
Chef Dante Giannini is a true artist with cuisine. A master and creator who can satisfy the most finicky palate. You will be in awe of his attention to every detail. To see a chef that loves his craft and remains humble of his expert skill is quite refreshing. It was clear that Dante took care to prepare thoroughly for our meal. Dante moved with fluidity from arrival, through each course and to the very end of our experience. We look forward to dining with Chef Giannini again.
Excellent. Really responsive in communication. Flexible with custom menu. Punctual and professional. Gracious. Clean (kitchen was left in perfect condition). Great food! Couldnt have asked for more!
We had a great experience with Chef Dante. He cooked a beautifully simple meal for my father-in-law's 75th birthday. The presentation was wonderful and he brought everything he needed including plates! It was delicious overall and we would use him again!
We enjoyed the food that Dante prepared for use this past Saturday very much. We were left feeling extremely full, satisfied and happy. He was very professional and courteous throughout the whole process, from initial emails to day-of communications which made it more comfortable since it was my first time using kitchensurfing. Dante also brought his waiter friend Noah who helped with the service and making sure my guests always had a full glass in hand. It was that kind of party! They definitely made the night a memorable experience for everyone, myself included! Thank you again!
We booked Chef Dante to cook a surprise dinner for my sister's 40th bday and it could not have been more perfect. Chef Dante was extremely professional (his correspondence was prompt and he arrived right on time), very friendly and accommodating, and the food was DELICIOUS with stunning presentation. And, there was nothing to clean up since Chef Dante took care of everything...in fact, he left my sister's kitchen cleaner than it was before he arrived. The personal attention Chef Dante provided to us that evening could not be matched in any top-rated restaurant. This was my first time working with a personal chef, and I can't wait to work with Chef Dante again!
Chef Dante was incredible. In the middle of a blizzard he was completely reliable and calm throughout the night. He made a beautiful meal and his staff was extremely professional and helpful. His roasted chicken was superb! I would definitely recommend and work with Chef Dante again in the future.
Dante was amazing! Food was delicious, service was professional. Loved every bit of it.
Amazing! The food was absolutely delicious! My husband who is one of the pickiest eaters I know, ate everything. And Chef Dante could not have been easier to work with. We lost power and he completely worked around it until power was restored. I have a 4 year old who wanted to chat with him, he took it in stride. My kitchen was left cleaner than when he arrived. We will definitely hire him again.
We hired Chef Dante for a dinner party for 14 in East Hampton to celebrate my girlfriend's 40th. He was terrific to work with, very professional and accommodated several menu changes and variations for guests with allergies. His staff was courteous and the whole team was punctual. Most importantly, the food was AMAZING, very well prepared and beautifully presented. Highly recommend chef Dante, will definitely use him again! Thank you for making our weekend so much better.
This was a great experience! I highly recommend them!
Dante prepared an amazing dinner for a group of friends. The roasted chicken with brussel sprouts and white asparagus was outstanding! The beets and salad were the perfect combination for a healhy meal. ;-)
We had Dante come cook us dinner on Valentine's Day and I couldn't be happier we did. He was extremely professional confirming his arrival time, setting up, bringing printed menus and throughout the whole meal. The food was incredible. The menu was exactly what we discussed. The foie gras and NY strip were exquisite. It really felt like eating at a gourmet restaurant but at home. I can't wait to work with him again!
Chef Dante prepared a fantastic meal for us. And everything was on time and impecably organized to fit a precise time schedule that I requested. I will hire Dante again!
There's a big difference between GOOD chefs and GREAT chefs. Dante is a GREAT chef! First off, let me start by saying Chef Dante Giannini is the best chef I've ever done business with! I contacted Dante about 3 weeks in advance for a sit-down dinner for my best friend and I and he did an amazing job. As a matter of fact, he an outstanding job! Dante kept me updated about everything and promptly answered all of my questions. He was always available and accessible whenever I needed to make a change in my request. When he arrived the day of my party and he didn't TRY to deliver; he delivered!! The chicken samosas gave our room a mouthwatering aroma and were actually the best I've ever had. My friend even mentioned that they were better than the ones her mother makes! The stuffed chicken and the dark chocolate cake were to DIE for. The food was very flavorful and absolutely delicious. Dante was organized and left the kitchen spotless. His skills as a chef are remarkable! Dante = Brilliant!
Chef Dante recently prepared a delicious farm-to-table dinner for my wife and I to celebrate her 30th birthday. The evening was highly interactive and educational, which we enjoyed as we love to cook. Chef Dante kindly took us through the steps to create a wild arugula salad with white bean puree, warm ragout of bacon and red onion. The mustard vinaigrette dressing tied the flavors together, resulting in a wonderful first course. Next he prepared pan roasted Halibut and Red Snapper and finished the meal with a tasty citrus bread pudding. I was thrilled with the experience and can't wait to do it again!
Dante prepared a fabulous Christmas Eve dinner for my client and her 10 guests and 2 toddlers. She has been raving about the experience and even emailed me during the evening to tell me how outstanding everything was! "He is amazing!" “I would give him the highest rating on all of the categories (cleanliness, menu accuracy, etc..).”
Dante was a total professional. He arrived two hours before the guests and was very organized. He used minimal refrigerator and freezer space. Dante had an experienced server with him, Noah, who set the table and prepped all the serving dishes, etc..
“The food that Chef Dante prepared was delicious…full of flavor. We enjoyed THE BEST crab cakes we've ever had (melt in your mouth)!!!! The vegetarian spring rolls were also delicious and starters were beautifully presented.
The filet mignon was perfectly cooked and tender. The panettone bread pudding was exceptional. “
Service throughout the entire event was great -- very attentive especially with refilling the drinks.
Dante and his server, Noah hand washed everything and put everything back.
“We literally did not lift a finger!” What an exceptional night. Thank you Chef Dante!
Dante is a talented chef and all-around good guy
Dante is great!!
We had a wonderful dinner party thanks to Dante. He was flexible during the planning process, as my numbers changed and a few of my guests had dietary requirements that I didn't originally know of. He created two delicious menus that suited all my guests needs and didn't leave anyone feeling like that got less b/c of their special requirements.
He is extremely professional and pleasant, and made my inquisitive sons feel welcome in the kitchen while he was busy at work. The food he prepared was delicious, and his presentation was flawless. His assistant was also very polite and did a great job serving and keeping the flow of the party going. It was like eating in a fine restaurant but in the comfort of our own home.
When Dante left, you would never have known we'd had a dinner party for 16. He left the kitchen spotless, and he also cleaned up the dining room perfectly.
I highly recommend him.
Chef Dante was excellent. He arrived on time and was a pleasure to have in our home. Crafting our menu was a challenge due to multiple food allergies and preferences, but Dante came up with great options for us and the food was delicious. He left our kitchen spotless. I would definitely have Dante return.
Chef Dante prepared Thanksgiving dinner at my home for 32 hungry guests. Dinner was an overwhelming success. First course was a delicious italian style antipasta followed by a mixed salad of mixed greens, cranberries, gorgonzola cheese and pumpkiin seeds. Second course was a seasonal pumpkin ravioli sauced with a sage brown butter; a second option of penne with a marinara sauces was also offered. We then feasted on a variety of boned, seasoned and rolled turkey breasts. The options were herbs, fennel or pancetta, one more scrumptious then the other. Accompanying the turkey were two stuffings, a sausage, cornbread, kale stuffing and a traditional bread stuffing, roasted sweet potato wedges, roasted brussel sprouts, string beans and mashed potatoes and gravy. Aside from the most fabulous Thanksgiving dinner, it was a pleasure to have Chef Dante working in my home. He arrived on time, worked in a well organized and clean manner and left the kitchen as it was when he arrived.
Prior to Thanksgiving Day, I spoke to Chef Dante to plan the menu. He made great suggestions and listened to my requests regarding my family's personal food preferences and food allergies. He was able to satisfy all of our needs and come up with a wonderful menu.
I would definitely hire Chef Dante again!
Dante is a professional. He comes prepared and cooks delicious food.
And he makes it look easy! Dante has an elegant aura and can handle formal and casual settings. He is open to ideas and has plenty of his own. We like to eat fresh and healthy dishes. He listened to our preferences and added his own touch as well as having suggestions that I never would have thought of. He made a best bowl of the Vongole Pasta I have ever had.
It is unusual to find someone as creative and organized as Dante. He makes me want to have a dinner party. And we will have many more if Dante is cooking.
This was my first time using Kitchen Surfing and it was an unbelievable experience. Chef Dante was extremely accommodating during the entire process, and I would recommend him to anyone.
Dante came on a special night for me, as I proposed to my girlfriend (and now fiance!). He was extremely helpful throughout the entire process, and was patient while I tried to sort everything out. I could not have asked for things to go any smoother, and he helped make this night one I would never forget.
It was very easy planning and he was very responsive and timely. On top of that, the food was incredible and extremely flavorful, I could not have asked for anything better. The kitchen was spotless when he left, and he was very easy going while at my apartment. He was very friendly and made us feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend him to anyone, for all sorts of occasions.
Dante came to our house for our 1 year Anniversary and it was amazing. We were very happy with everything he did and would recommend him again to anyone.
Dante did a wonderful job with the meal for my dad's 65th birthday... he was very attentive and flexible through the planning process and made adjustments to suit our needs and wants. He was also really flexible throughout the meal... He had no problem waiting between courses for us to deal with tired children that needed to be put to bed.
The meal itself was beautifully plated and delicious.. we all really enjoyed it! We would definitely recommend Dante!
We hired Dante to prepare and serve the 4 course dinner for 12 people. We could not recommend him more highly. The food was delicious and perfectly presented. He is a joy to work with and we will definitely be using him in the near and far future.
Dante is a true professional. He brings energy and enthusiasm to his creative cooking. His dishes are fresh, flavorful and unique, without the heaviness that many chefs layer on. And your kitchen will be cleaner after he leaves than it was before!
My Kitchensurfing experience with Dante was the highlight of my friend's bachelorette weekend. The meal was excellent and everyone was thrilled that Dante involved us in the food preparation process by showing us techniques and answering questions.
Dante was a pleasure to communicate with in planning the event. He promptly responded to all of my inquiries and was happy to accommodate our group's dietary preferences and budget in determining the meal .
He and his sous chef/helper showed up on time with everything they needed to prepare the meal. The kitchen was immaculate when they left.
It was a real treat to dine in the comfort of my home without worrying about any of the shopping, cooking or cleaning. We had a great time.
Dante was terrific! The food was delicious and he and Christina did a wonderful job. We really enjoyed having them in our home and, thanks to him, we had a lovely dinner.
This was the 2nd dinner we have enjoyed with Dante. He has made 2 different cuisines and both were outstanding. He is a pleasure to have around and left our kitchen immaculate!!
I arranged for Chef Dante G. to come to my house to give my husband a private cooking lesson while they made dinner together. Watching the lesson was great fun as my husband throughly enjoyed the advice given by Chef Dante G. On top of that, the meal was fantastic as you were eating restaurant tasting food in the comfort of your own home.
we hosted a dinner party for 10 people and dante was amazing! he was organized, the food was delicious, and the kitchen was spotless afterwards.
My experience with Dante exceeded my expectations. He showed up on time, was extremely warm and friendly, and brought everything he needed and then some. I did not have to worry about a thing! The food was delicious-and extremely fresh. We sat at the table and he paced out each course to give us time to enjoy each one, and always made sure we had wine. The food & wine were both truly delicious, and my boyfriend who is a foodie LOVED it.
Dante not only cleaned up, he used all natural cleaning products and put our leftover food in the fridge. To top that off, even made my dog a little bowl of lamb.
I have already recommended him to several clients & friends and will be hiring him again. He was professional & so passionate about his work.
This was one of the greatest alternatives for a Valentine's Day meal!