Holiday Hosting & Prep


Cooking during the holidays is stressful. Book one of NYMag’s best caterers for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New
Year’s, Passover, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day & more.


Tell Us The Details

Tell us the guest count, service format & any other
details you’d like us to consider.

Choose Your Menu

We curate a customizable menu and hand select the
right private chef to fit your wants & needs.

We Do The Cooking

Your personal chef shops, preps, cooks, and serves
[along with additional staff if needed]. We use your
serveware, glasses, linen napkins and bring your home
to life.

Enjoy The Holiday

Your event will be personal & unique to you. We clean
up and pack leftovers to enjoy the next day.

What our clients have to say

Kira S.

“This was our favorite Thanksgiving yet. Our Culinista was not only professional and totally on top of it, but a pleasure to be around. His food: we’re still eating and talking about it. We will definitely be using you guys again for any of our events.”

Taryn S.

“We love The Culinistas and tell everyone about it. Your service has truly changed our lives.”

Dina C.

“We are so grateful for The Culinistas! When we listed our happy things for the year The Culinistas was in both my husband and my top 3 happy things.”

Want Our Culinista Chefs In Your Kitchen?

Questions about this service

Culinista Gatherings & Events services are available in New York City as well as upstate, Westchester County, Fairfield County, CT, Northern New Jersey, the Hamptons, the D.C. metro area, Los Angeles, and Aspen. If you need a chef in a different location, email and we'll try our best to source a chef for you.

The service fee for Culinista Kitchen® Holiday Hosting & Prep starts at $500. Additional costs include groceries, tip, a $15 travel reimbursement for the chef & sales tax. Submit a request with event details and we’ll provide a proposal for your special occasion.

Yes. Love green bean casserole? Need help pulling off a vegan Thanksgiving? Our chefs specialize in a range of cuisines & we will even make your family’s favorite recipes from those torn & tattered pages passed down for generations. Culinista chefs have worked in the best kitchens in the country, bringing you a restaurant quality meal right in your own home.

We work with top agencies to provide experienced, skilled waitstaff. The fee for waitstaff starts at $300. We can also source the top floral, rental, and wine vendors and will facilitate an introduction to make your experience as seamless as possible.

Our chefs specialize in a range of cuisines using our recipes as the backbone of every occasion. They’ve worked in some of the best kitchens in the world, bringing you a restaurant-quality meal from presentation to flavors. They lead with a respect for hospitality & love helping with holidays.

Still have questions?

If you cannot find an answer to your question, please contact us.


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