#ChefElVel

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  • Choose a date and make your own menu from below or choose one of our themed dinner party menus

  • Invite 6-20 of your best friends

  • We shop and prep and arrive at your house one hour before your guests arrive to set up

  • A staff of one will cook, serve and make sure kitchen is as clean as we found it, additional charge for server and dishwasher. 

  • We will be at your house a total of 2-3 hours depending on the menu

  • Pricing $50 per person

Casual Dinner Parties

Hors D'oeuvres
(PLEASE CHOOSE ONE)
  • Mini Cheeseburgers (*GF, *DF)

  • Pulled pork sliders (*GF, *DF)

  • Honey-chipotle glazed pork tenderloin with pickled onions on crostini (*GF, DF)

  • Truffled popcorn (GF, DF, V, VG)

  • Greek chicken skewers with tatziki (GF, *DF)

  • Mac and cheese cups (V)

  • BLT crostini

  • Chicken sates with peanut sauce (GF, DF)

  • Bruschetta with fresh mozzarella (V)

  • Guacamole with chips (GF, DF, V, VG)

  • Salsa Trip with chips (

  • Caponata with crostini (DF, V, VG)

  • Deviled eggs (GF, DF, V)

  • Gazpacho shots GF, DF, V, VG)

  • Fig and olive tapenade with goat cheese crostini (VG, V)

  • Cornbread bites

  • Deviled eggs

  • Spinach, bacon and onion dip with crostini

  • Beef Nachos

  • Grilled Cheese with spicy dipping sauce

  • Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto with vinaigrette (GF, DF)

  • Sausage stuffed mushrooms

  • Baked Buffalo chicken wings with blue cheese, carrots and celery

  • Crudite platter with hummus

  • Cheese platter

Soup, Salad  & Pasta
(PLEASE CHOOSE ONE)
  • Roasted garlic Caesar salad (*GF, V)

  • Baby Arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette and shaved parmesan (GF, *DF, V)

  • Beet Salad with arugula, goat cheese and lemon-mustard vinaigrette (GF, *DF, V)

  • Mesclun salad with strawberries, blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette (GF, *DF, V)

  • Mesclun, shrimp, orange supremes and spiced pistachios (GF, DF, V)

  • Mesclun with blue cheese, candied walnuts, pears and shallot vinaigrette (GF, *DF, V)

  • Greek salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, feta and olives with a lemon caper vinaigrette (GF, *DF)

  • Potato-leek soup with bacon and chives (GF, DF)

  • Roasted butternut squash soup with and crispy pancetta (GF, DF)

  • Curried lentil soup with lemon (GF, DF, V, VG)

  • New England clam chowder (*GF)

  • Pasta with roasted tomato sauce and shrimp

  • Pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe

  • Linguini with clam sauce

  • Bolognese with paparadelle

  • Pesto pasta with shredded chicken

Entrees
(PLEASE CHOOSE ONE)
  • Flank steak with chimichurri, roasted salt and vinegar potatoes and roasted broccoli with lemon (GF, DF, $5 supplemental pp)

  • Grilled garlic Dijon skirt steak with oven baked fries and garlicky green beans (GF, DF, $5 supplemental pp)

  • Ropa Vieja with black beans, rice and plantains (GF, DF)

  • Roasted cod with ratatouille (GF, DF)

  • Asian fish in a packet with shittake mushrooms, mustard greens and sesame-ginger sauce (GF, DF)

  • Salmon cakes with mustard caper sauce, risotto and sauteed spinach

  • Coq au Vin with carrots, mushrooms and pearl onions over mashed potatoes (*GF)

  • Buttermilk fried chicken with braised collard greens and mashed potatoes (*GF)

  • Chicken thighs with mojo sauce, steamed yucca, black beans and rice (GF, DF)

  • Panko, herb and mustard crusted chicken with smashed herb potatoes and roasted broccoli
  • Chicken cacciatore with olives served over butternut squash polenta (GF, *DF)

  • BBQ pulled pork with braised collard greens and mac and cheese

  • Whole grain mustard and honey pork tenderloin with butternut squash risotto and sauteed spinach (GF)

  • Vegetarian stuffed peppers with marinara sauce (GF, DF)

  • Vegetarian manicotti with marinara sauce and veggie (V)

  • Vegan sauteed kale with chic peas and lemon caper viaigrette, roasted cumin carrots and roasted cauliflower (GF, V, VG, DF)

Desserts
(PLEASE CHOOSE ONE)
  • Flourless chocolate cake with raspberry coulis (GF)

  • Chocolate cherry bread pudding with vanilla creme anglaise

  • Warm cocoa pudding with candied pecans

  • Mixed berry crumble with oats and almonds (*GF)

  • Raspberry bars

  • Lemon bars

  • Warm chocolate chip cookies

  • Mixed berries with creme anglaise (GF)

  • Tiramisu

  • Brownie sundae 

  • Strawberry Shortcake (GF, VG)

  • Apple Pie crumble bars (GF, VG)

IF YOU CAN'T DECIDE AND WANT MORE THAN THE REQUESTED AMOUNT OR WANT TO ADD A COURSE, WE'D BE HAPPY TO GIVE YOU A CUSTOMIZED MENU AND QUOTE.

GF=GLUTEN FREE

DF=DAIRY FREE

V=VEGETARIAN

VG=VEGAN

* MEANS CAN BE MADE THAT WAY AND THERE MAY BE AN UPCHARGE.