Private Chef

Private Chef

Life is filled with wonderful moments. Let us provide an amazing celebratory meal to compliment your milestone event and help make it truly memorable.  Relax with your guests, glass of wine in hand rather than a whisk, while we at Crescendo take over your kitchen!

From an intimate engagement dinner for 2, to a golden wedding anniversary or any revelry in between, we are your personal chefs for the day. Let us prepare your favourite meals, restaurant quality, from the comfort of your own home or conversely let us cater at another location or venue of your choice. The options are limitless, the food luscious…

Degustation dinners - For a truly memorable meal let us prepare a multi course wine and food matched degustation dinner to excite your senses. Perfect for a special occasion, we are also finding them increasingly popular for the discerning “foodies” wedding.

In House Chef / Degustation P.O.A

Weekend Provisions - Heat and Enjoy Meals

From our kitchen to your table! Planning a weekend away to a homestay in the Wairarapa? Let us provide delicious meals for you to enjoy in the comfort of your accomodation with minimal cooking so you can celebrate and relax without the stress.

For more informal family style dining try our "Heat and Enjoy" meals. All pre prepared they simply need reheating when you are ready. Meals are hand delivered by us to your accomodation and come in disposable packaging making clean up minimal.

Priced from $ 160.00 for 4 adults or a family of 2 x adults and 2-4 children.

"Heat and Enjoy" Sample Menu

5 Hour beef short ribs with lemongrass & orange glaze and Asian salad.

Creamy potato gratin

Seasonal green salad with pomegrante and orange vinaigrette

Local Artisan bread

Sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce and cream

Weekend Provisions - Gourmet Occassions

Perfect for Special Occasions but requiring a slightly more hands on approach, we will deliver our delicious food all prepped with in-depth instructions for you to finish cooking when it suits you. We find this option works particulary well when you want a memorable gourmet meal from the comfort of your accommodation without having to leave, find a babysitter or a taxi. Meals are hand delivered with all serveware required to present and showcase the meal like it is a restaurant. We will arrange collection of crockery/serving ware upon checkout. This option is great for family or group celebrations if you'd prefer to stay "in". Also great for celebratory meals over the winter months when many restaurants in town have reduced opening hours.

Priced from $ 400.00 for 4 adults. Add on a celebration cake and candles from $90.00. Add on an antipasto platter from $120.00

Gourmet Meals Sample Menu

Beef tenderloin with orange and mustard rub and red wine jus*

Lemon baked salmon with a chervil, verjuice, currant & pinenut salsa*

Creamy potato gratin

Fennel, apple and red onion remoulade

Rocket, parmesan and pinenut salad with balsamic reduction

Local Artisan bread

Lime baked cheesecake with citrus syrup and candied lime

* requires cooking on site. Detailed instructions provided.

Please enquire here for more info and menus