Dinner Parties
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Nothing says you care more than an invitation to share food in your home. Impress your guests with dinners served in the comfort of your home with service they would expect in an upscale restaurant. We’ll handle all of the cooking, serving, and cleaning so you can enjoy every minute with your guests. Perfect for corporate dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, executive retreats, and more.

We’re happy to accommodate parties of any size, from two up to as many people as your space will hold. While we like to do most of the cooking on site to keep it as fresh as possible (and allow you to experience the show if you’d like), we also have our own licensed catering kitchen which allows us do prep work in advance. Our team of personal chefs develop a new sample menu for each season, and we are also happy to customize the perfect menu for any event. Check out some sample menus below, as well as some photos of actual dinners we’ve done. You can also check out more pictures, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Most requested private in-home dinner party entree of butter poached lobster and filet mignon

Full-Service Dinner Party Menus

Executive personal chef adding final touches to a seated plated dinner
Fresh homemade crab and acorn squash bisque with edible flowers
Custom printed dinner menus with fresh bread and butter service
Smiling team of chefs and servers for Atlanta dinner parties
Personal chef Keiko adding final touches to a perfectly set table at an in-home dinner party
Appetizers

SAVORY SQUASH GALETTE Herb Custard, Salad of Frisee, Goat Cheese, Cranberry Vinaigrette

HANDMADE CARAMELLE PASTA Stuffed with Taleggio, Toasted Walnuts, Aged Balsamic

SCOTCH EGG Mushroom, Freekah, Arugula, Creamy Grain Mustard

SMOKED TROUT TARTINE  Pain au Levain, Pickled Beets, Horseradish Creme Fraiche

CHICKEN LIVER MOUSSE  Sherry Gelee, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Sorrel, Crostini

SPANISH CRAB CAKE Napa Cabbage & Pimenton Slaw, Bravas Aioli

CRISPY DUCK CONFIT Endive, Lime, Cranberry Salsa Negra

Soups

CREAMY PARSNIP SOUP Hazelnut-Fennel Gremolata, Parsnip Chips 

RIBOLLITA SOUP Tuscan Sausage & White Bean, Smoked Pork & Garlic Broth, Lacinato Kale, Fresh Herbs

WINTER SQUASH SOUP Honey Roasted Squash, Crispy Prosciutto, Spiced Creme Fraiche, Toasted Pepitas

Salads

SHAVED APPLE SALAD Mesclun Greens,  Chile Spiced Marcona Almonds, Goat Cheese, Fennel Pollen Vinaigrette

BEET & ARUGULA SALAD Citrus-Roasted & Marinated Beets, Black Pepper Labneh, Toasted Pistachios

HARVEST SALAD Roasted Butternut Squash, Rosemary Toasted Pecans, Dried Cranberries, Spinach & Baby Kale, Spiced Orange Vinaigrette

PESTO CAESAR SALAD Baby Kale, Sundried Tomatoes, Pine nuts, Shaved Parmesan, Black Pepper Garlic Crouton

Entrees

SEARED FILET MIGNON Braised Caraway Cabbage, Wild Mushrooms, Whole Grain Mustard Cream

BEEF SHORT RIBS Braised and Lacquered in White Wine-Ginger Sauce, Celery Root Puree, Roasted Broccolini

BONE IN PORK CHOP Apple Cider- Mustard Glaze, Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Crispy Garlic Brussels Sprouts

 COQ AU VIN Red Wine Braised Chicken Thigh, Rutabaga Mousseline, Sauteed Swiss Chard

POTATO CRUSTED SALMON  Parsnip Puree, Wilted Spinach, Sundried Tomatoes & Shaved Garlic, Horseradish Sabayon

SPICE ROASTED HALIBUT Creamy Butternut Farro Risotto, Pumpkin Seed Pesto

PAN FRIED GNUDI Freeform Ricotta Pasta, Roasted Winter Squash, Sage,Brown Butter-Hazelnut Sauce

SURF & TURF: Add scallops, sea bass, or lobster to any entree above (+$15pp)

STEAKHOUSE STYLE: Replace any protein with a Bone-In Ribeye or Porterhouse for 2 (+$15pp)

Desserts

YUZU CITRUS MOUSSE Asian Pear Curd, Fresh Asian Pear, Almond Tuile 

GINGER BEER CAKE  Mango Sorbet, Toasted Coconut, Rum Caramel

SPICED APPLE DUMPLING Toasted Pecan Crumble, Cardamom Whipped Cream

GERMAN COFFEE CAKE  Luxardo Cherry, Toasted Pistachio Streusel, Espresso Gelato

SALTED CARAMEL GANACHE TART Cocoa Nib Brittle, Vanilla Chantilly Cream 

ITALIAN CASSATA TRIFLE Buttermilk Chocolate Cake, Sweet Ricotta, Hazelnut Praline, Candied Citrus,  Chocolate Ganache, Valrhona Pearls


 

Want even more courses?

 

Ask us about including a crudo course, an intermezzo course, or a sweet & savory finisher course!

 

For more menu ideas and culinary inspiration view some of our past seasonal and regional menus.

 

Click here to learn about Buffet & Cocktail Party Service. Be sure to check out photos of many of these dishes on our Instagram account here.
Personal chef Marty grilling pork tenderloin for an elegant dinner
Our version of a Chop's steakhouse warm spinach salad
Personal Chef Nia rolling out fresh hand made pasta
Plated appetizer dish of fried oysters on the shell for upscale dinner parties

Full Service Dinner Party Pricing

Each gathering is unique, and our menus are customized accordingly. Full service dinner parties start at $110 per guest and Dinner for Two starts at $425 per couple for a three-course meal. Atlanta Personal Chef Service cannot sell alcoholic beverages, but we will be glad to pour and refill water and wine glasses during the dinner.  The cost of groceries is not included in the prices offered. Prices may vary around holidays.

DInner Party Pricing Table (excludes grocery costs)

Dinner for Two Price
3 course $425 + Groceries
4 course $475 + Groceries
Additional Guests up to seven (per person) $80 for 3 course or $100 for 4 course
Dinner for 8+ (per guest, includes choice of 3 courses) $110 + groceries
Additional courses per guest $20 per course
Pick two tasting options per guest $15 per course
Additional/different proteins per guest $15 per course
Vegetarian/vegan variations per guest $15 per course
Two pre-dinner hors d’oeuvres per guest (45 mins) $20 per guest
Client Provided Dessert Plating charge $8 per guest
Additional Server for coursed wine pairings $210 per server
Misc Price
Production Charge* 10% of service fee
Estimated Groceries Cost Per Guest* $​30-$45
SERVICE COST
Includes customized menu, shopping, prepping, cooking, service, and clean up. Parties of 6 or more will be served by two (or more) chefs and/or servers to ensure excellent service.
FOOD COST*
Food cost listed above is an estimate only, and will vary depending on chosen menu. Client is responsible for all food costs for the event, and will be provided with copies of receipts. We maintain a priority on quality and freshness.
PRODUCTION CHARGE*
Covers custom, printed menus for the table, plate rentals (if requested, for up to 16 guests), votive candles, bread & butter, cheese board preparation, and menu consultation and customization with a dedicated event planner. These additional services are not included for our Fixed Menu Dinner Parties.
KITCHEN & EQUIPMENT

Client must have a working kitchen with stove, oven, fridge, basic pots and pans, tables and chairs for all guests, and all table-service items (silverware, water & wine glasses, napkins, etc). If you don’t have all needed items, let us know and we can coordinate a rental order or plan other options.

BEVERAGES

All ​a​lcohol and beverages will be provided by the client.​ A​PCS staff will be available to pour and refill water and wine glasses during the dinner. Wine pairings with each course will require an additional server at an additional $200 charge and must be booked in advance for smoothest service.

PAYMENT

A 50% deposit is required to reserve your dinner date. The remaining balance is due on the first business day following your dinner. Deposit may be made via credit card and card info will be securely stored for final payment.

TRAVEL FEE

Travel to locations outside the Perimeter or below I-20 will be calculated based on the standard IRS mileage rates of round-trip travel to and from our licensed catering kitchen at 3300 Marjan Dr, Atlanta GA 30340 for each chef or staff member travelling to your location. Availability to travel outside the Perimeter will vary based on schedules and location and may not be able to be accommodated. Hotel valet or parking fees will be charged as incurred.

GRATUITY

If you feel your chefs went above and beyond to provide excellent service, feel free to tip them directly, or as a part of your final payment. Typical gratuity is around 15-20% of the service fee.​

Payments for dinner parties

Atlanta Personal Chef Service requires a 50% deposit to reserve a dinner party on a specific dinner date. We’ll take reservations as far as three months in advance. Gift Certificates and Valentine’s Dinners must be paid in full in advance. Deposit payments may be made by credit card, and will be stored securely on file for final payment. Payments must be made in full at time of booking for reservations made within seven days of an event as well as for events taking place at rental homes or hotel suites.

Fixed Menu Dinner Party Service

Most requested private in-home dinner party appetizer of crabcakes with aioli
Fresh, flavorful and seasonal salad
Personal Chef Tai plating up cups of soup

Starters

WINTER SQUASH SOUP Honey Roasted Squash, Fall Spices, Creme Fraiche, Toasted Pepitas

SHAVED APPLE SALAD Mesclun Greens, Marcona Almonds, Goat Cheese, Fennel Vinaigrette

HARVEST SALAD Roasted Butternut Squash, Toasted Pecans, Dried Cranberries, Spinach, Orange Vinaigrette

PESTO CAESAR SALAD Baby Kale, Sundried Tomatoes, Pine nuts, Shaved Parmesan, Black Pepper-Garlic Crouton

SAVORY SQUASH GALETTE Herb Custard, Salad of Frisee, Goat Cheese, and Citrus Vinaigrette

FLAKED TROUT TARTINE Pain au Levain, Beets, Horseradish Creme Fraiche
SPANISH STYLE LUMP CRAB SALAD Napa Cabbage & Pimenton Slaw, Bravas Aioli

SKIRT STEAK PINTXOS Cranberry Salsa Negra, Endive, Lime

Entrees

SEARED FILET MIGNON Braised Caraway Cabbage, Whole Grain Mustard Cream

ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST Mashed Rutabaga, Sauteed Swiss Chard, Red Wine Jus

ROASTED PORK CHOP Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Crispy Garlic Brussels Sprouts, Apple cider glaze

SEARED SALMON Parsnip Puree, Wilted Spinach, Sundried Tomatoes & Shaved Garlic

SPICE ROASTED HALIBUT Creamy Farro Risotto, Roasted Butternut, Pumpkin Seed

PAN FRIED GNUDI Freeform Ricotta Pasta, Roasted Winter Squash, Sage, Brown Butter-Hazelnut Sauce

 

Desserts

YUZU MOUSSE Fresh Asian Pear, Toasted Almonds 

SPICED APPLE DUMPLING Toasted Pecan, Cardamom Whipped Cream

GERMAN COFFEE CAKE Espresso, Luxardo Cherry, Toasted Pistachio Streusel

SALTED CARAMEL GANACHE TART Graham Crumb, Cocoa Nibs and Vanilla Cream


Want even more courses?

 

 

Book a full service dinner party and add-on additional courses.

For more menu ideas and culinary inspiration view some of our past seasonal and regional menus.

Coconut shrimp with chili lime sauce on gold rimmed plates
Plated salads ready to be served at an Atlanta dinner party
Personal chef Amanda garnishing salmon dinner entrees

Fixed Menu Dinner Party Pricing

Focused more on an in-home dinner than an elaborate evening with all the bells and whistles? Pick off our Fixed Menu, and receive a discount off our full-service menu pricing. This service does not include printed menus to adorn the table, a cheese board preparation for before the dinner, plates or candles, or menu customization. For all these extras, please select our full-service option.

Fixed Menu DInner Party Pricing (excludes grocery costs)

Fixed Menu Dinner Party Pricing for Two Price
Three Course Dinner for Two $350 + groceries
Four Course Dinner (for Two only) $400 + groceries
Additional Guests up to eight $80/guest + groceries
Additional/different proteins per guest $20 per course
Estimated Groceries Cost Per Guest* $30-45
SERVICE COST

Includes shopping, cooking, service, and clean up.

FOOD COST*

Food cost listed above is an estimate only, and will vary depending on chosen menu. Client is responsible for all food costs for the event, and will be provided with copies of receipts. We typically shop at Publix, Kroger, or WholeFoods, and maintain a priority on quality and freshness.

KITCHEN & EQUIPMENT

Client must have a working kitchen with stove, oven, fridge, basic pots and pans, tables and chairs for all guests, and all table-service items (silverware, water & wine glasses, and plates).

BEVERAGES
All alcohol and beverages will be provided by the client. APCS chef will be available to pour and refill water glasses during the dinner, but will not be able to provide poured wine service.
PAYMENT

The full payment of the service cost is required to reserve your dinner date. Any remaining service cost, as well as the entire cost of the groceries, is due on the first business day following your dinner. Deposit may be made via credit card and card info will be securely stored for nal payment. (Dinners at hotels or rentals must be approved and grocery deposit paid in advance).

TRAVEL FEE
Travel to locations outside the Perimeter or below I-20 will be calculated based on the standard IRS mileage rates of round-trip travel to and from our licensed catering kitchen at 3300 Marjan Dr, Atlanta GA 30340 for each chef or sta member travelling to your location. Availability to travel outside the Perimeter will vary based on schedules and location and may not be able to be accommodated. Hotel valet or parking fees will be charged as incurred.
GRATUITY
If you feel your chefs went above and beyond to provide excellent service, feel free to tip them directly, or as a part of your nal payment. Typical gratuity is around 15-20% of the service fee.
Payments for dinner parties

Atlanta Personal Chef Service requires a 50% deposit to reserve a dinner party on a specific dinner date. We’ll take reservations as far as three months in advance. Gift Certificates and Valentine’s Dinners must be paid in full in advance. Deposit payments may be made by credit card, and will be stored securely on file for final payment. Payments must be made in full at time of booking for reservations made within seven days of an event as well as for events taking place at rental homes or hotel suites.

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Our commitment through Covid-19

We’re still open and here to help you. We’re serving our weekly dinner clients with increased safety measures and home delivery or curbside pick-up options from our catering kitchen.

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