7 Reasons Why People Are Hiring a Private Chef For Their Next Dinner Party
The surge of private dining events across the U.S. has skyrocketed in the last several years. We recently surveyed our clientele as to why they chose a private chef over going out to dinner to a restaurant. You might find their answers a bit surprising.
Reason 1: My Guests Are Picky!
With more people that ever before being deeply into food as not only basic nourishment, but also as a source of conversation, entertainment, and excitement, your run of the mill chain restaurant just isn't cutting it anymore. Hiring a private chef allows diners to enjoy a fully custom tailored menu, where ingredients that they may not enjoy, be allergic to, or don't excite their tastebuds, won't be used. No need to worry that "one guest" is "deathly allergic to" something..
Reason 2: I'd Like To Actually Spend Time With My Guests
Let's face it, we've all hosted a party where you end up spending the entire night running around getting people drinks, preparing food, serving, or cleaning up, and your energy is focused on task completion, instead of being the perfect host / hostess to your guests. Utilizing a full service private chef firm to prepare and serve your meal, is becoming more desirable than ever. Not only will your menu be prepared by a highly skilled Certified Master Chef to wow your guests, but you as the event host / hostess will be able be to relax, enjoy, and a guest at your own party.
Reason 3: Celebrations of "Something Special"
Special occasions are the one of the most popular reasons that people hire a top ranking chef. On that special evening, the details of a celebratory dinner party all pile up on the host, becoming even more stressful than ever, especially when so much is riding on that one meal and one special day.
For anniversaries, birthday parties, bachelor / bachelorette parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, or every type of celebration you could imagine, you want great food and amazing service throughout the evening so you and your guests can celebrate your special occasion together.
Reason 4: Our Own Private Space to Get Together
Sometimes a special occasion, event, or even an intimate dinner party really calls for privacy. This is virtually impossible to accommodate in most restaurant settings.
A crowded, bustling restaurant is not always what you want for your event or dinner. Private dining in your own home, prepared by a top quality chef, using only the finest ingredients, really cannot be matched in quality or experience and tailored service that fits your needs exactly.
Reason 5: Grossly Inflated Liquor & Wine Prices
If you appreciate great wine, you automatically know how much more expensive a good bottle will cost you in a restaurant. In most cases, your wine will always cost more than your meal. By hosting your event in your own home, you have the ability to serve your own selection of wine, without paying huge markups. AWG Private Chefs has Certified Sommeliers & wine educators on staff, and your Certified Master Chef can design your menu around the wines you will be serving. Offering you an overall amazing dining experience, and it can save you some serious money on the wine bill too.
Reason 6: Private Dining is Kid Friendly
Ask any parent how hard, if not impossible it is, to bring your littles to a fine dining restaurant.
Hiring a babysitter is of course an option, but that adds another cost to an already pricey evening, and you're constantly worrying about getting a call or missing a text. Parents can really take advantage of hiring a private chef and enjoy both the company of their family and friends, fine food, their own wines, while knowing that their children are safely asleep in their own home.
Reason 7: Private Chefs are "Hyper Flexible" in Meeting Our Specific Needs
Whenever you go out to eat at a restaurant, you are automatically tasked with trying to select a restaurant that will meet each of your guests food preferences, culinary style choices, food allergies, and cuisine type. When you choose a private chef, your chef will work with you to custom create a 100% unique to your event menu, that will meet each and every guests dietary needs, food allergies, and culinary styling requirements. Taking the pressure off of you the host / hostess, allowing you to fully to relax and enjoy, knowing at each of their guests can completely enjoy every moment of their meal together.