After successes in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Kitchit, which allows users to hire award-winning local chefs to create customized in-home dinner parties, launches this week in New York. The service collects information on budget, head count and desired cuisine, and then suggests a variety of chefs from New York’s hottest restaurants. The chosen chef will arrive at your home with ingredients and equipment (no food processor? no problem) to craft a multicourse meal. Need a mixologist or sommelier on hand for cocktail or wine pairings? That can also be arranged.
“Kitchit’s bespoke dining services take the stress and guesswork out of the dinner party, and makes it possible for our members to have access to the best chefs in the region,” explains Brendan Marshall, founder and CEO. The company’s West Coast roster includes top-tier chefs like Traci Des Jardins, executive chef of Jardinièe; Damon Stainbrook, former sous-chef at the French Laundry; and Ryan Baker, a Delfina alum. Kitchit’s migration to New York promises similar star quality, including Dan Kluger (ABC Kitchen), Anita Lo (Annisa) and Harold Dieterle (Perilla). From $30 per person; kitchit.com.