Menu For Yousm invites you to be a guest in your own home!
Our Personal Chef Service provides in-home food preparation for a wide range of dinner parties from the formal to the casual; plated three-course dinners to buffet service. No matter the occasion or theme, we will design a menu specifically for your event, taking into account your tastes and personal preferences. Unlike most catering services, each menu is customized and prepared in your home for a more fresh and personal experience.
An extreme effort is made for you to have a memorable event with memorable food. We focus on using fresh seasonal ingredients, cooked using both classic and modern techniques. No matter which menu theme or direction you choose, our dishes will be sure to delight!
Private Party Service includes:
- Menu Consultation in your home
- Custom menu planning
- Prep work and grocery shopping
- The Chef and Assistant(s)/Server(s) to serve you and your guests
Prices do not include:
- Cost of ingredients, as menus and quantities vary
All dinner party themes are typically 3 courses. These too can be altered for your event.
- An Appetizer, a soup, or a salad course
- Entree with paired sides
If you are interested in a dinner party in your home from 4-20 guests, please consider Menu For You℠ as an option. Please allow at least 3 weeks of notice prior to your date.
MENU FOR YOUsm operates on a service fee plus the cost of groceries, which allows you the greatest flexibility.
Rates start at $800 plus groceries for dinner party and special event service.
Please contact us for a customized menu and price quote. We look forward to making your vision a reality!
Call or email Chef Vahé for availability.
Green Beans, Heirloom Tomatoes, Chickpeas, Lemon Vinaigrette and Feta
Chilled Italian Seafood Salad With Herb Vinaigrette
Dark Chocolate Blackberry Bars — Prosecco Blackberry Glaze
What a fantastic meal you prepared for us! The caviar, Walleye Wild Rice cakes and watercress salad were exceptional! We absolutely loved the snapper and risotto and the blackberry dessert. No words can express our gratitude for this exquisite gourmet meal. Your teams attention to service and detail were amazing as are you. We look forward to our next future event!
~CM, Lake Forest
Thank YOU so much for making it such a great day! And for accomodating our time changes. As usual, the food was AMAZING! We all had a lot of fun 🙂
Thank you, Lili and your team once again. Everything was spectacular!!
After last night we have decided to have you back in March. Thank you!
No words! You and Lili and Tim went so over and above excellence! We all loved our meal and you and your team are such a pleasure always! Thank you for a beautiful evening Chef and for such a special evening! This food is beyond perfect! Thank you guys again!!
–SC, Highland Park
We experienced Vahé the Personal Chef at a family function. His food and service were 1st class. We are looking forward to having many more events with him.
–CC, Highland Park
I highly recommend all my friends to meet Chef Vahé he will turn your dinner party into a magical experience! He is an amazing delicious chef… he does it all … Shops, cooks, serves and cleans!
My house still smells delicious! Best meal ever.
Oh my goodness still talking about our delicious experience last evening. You and Lili were so kind and gracious, amazing, amazing cooks and preparation. And just overall so lovely and warm. I am posting the pics right now on Facebook. Thank you again let’s get some more dates on the calendar.
–SC, Highland Park
Amazing Party! People were raving about the food all night! Your meal was truly amazing. I am in awe (as was everyone else) of your creativity! Truly an amazing meal. It’s so easy to brag about you! Thank you so much.
I have had many big parties in my home, but choosing Chef Vahé to do the cooking for me was the best decision that I could have made. There were many dietary restrictions that we discussed and Chef Vahé was able to prepare an elegant, delicious meal for my party of 18. He understood all of my food concerns leaving me free to focus on entertaining and enjoying my event. He was meticulous in the food preparation, used only the healthiest ingredients brought all of his equipment and left the kitchen spotless! My guests were thoroughly impressed! I will definitely ask him again.
Our first (and certainly not last) experience with MENU FOR YOU℠ far exceeded our expectations. The food was so incredibly flavorful and all of our guests enjoyed their dining experience. The organization of items made it so simple for me to execute in a timely fashion. I was able to relax and engage in the celebration rather than being consumed with the food. Thank you for EVERYTHING! Your efforts made our son’s celebration truly spectacular for ALL!
– JF, WILMETTE
Now onto the food. It was beautiful and there was more than enough for everyone, but not so much that we couldn’t finish it as leftovers. Fortunately we didn’t have to throw anything out. Originally, the proposed menu was a little light in the number of dishes served, but you were more than accommodating when we added a few other options like a salad and rice. The appetizers were delicious and beautifully presented. They included two baked brie options, a delicious salmon on a greenhouse cucumber and other choices. We then went onto tasty beef tenderloin with a Chimichurri sauce, a salad, lime-cilantro rice and some glazed carrots. The dessert was also amazing. We supplemented that, but your lemon bars were to die for. They were so tasty and tart, just the way I like them.
I was there last night, food was great, and a service with a smile was great! Thank you for making my friend happy!!!!!
– MR Northbrook
Just to sum it up, my husband said, “We are never using anyone else but Vahé that was the best, easiest dinner party we have ever thrown!” The arctic char and the cauliflower puree were the standout items of the night and my personal fave was the dessert! The evening went so smoothly and was so tasty and the presentation amazing!!! What a treat to have a clean kitchen as well. Absolutely wonderful in every aspect.
– M, Wilmette
Chef Vahé, you are truly a master. Everything was delicious and perfect. Our friends and family were astounded and Beth had the best 60th birthday ever.
– LR Northbrook
FEEDBACK FROM DINNER PARTY AND BRUNCH
Thank you for creating ease for me and a few wonderful meals as well. Thank you for your generosity of knowledge and talent. Much appreciated!!! The food was beyond expectation! So good! You really did a great job! Thank you tons!
– ML Chicago