Chef Joey

Chef Joey's

Semplicemente Italiano

The classic Italian experience. 100% customizable. Perfect for casual dinners of 4-8 guests.

Il Primo

- Choose one from the following -
- Gluten free, vegan, and dairy free options can be made -

La Pasta
Fresh handmade egg pasta tossed in your favorite a seasonal sauce

I Gnocchi
My nonnas’ potato dumpling recipe tossed in the perfect sauce

Il Risotto
Creamy risotto, naturally gluten free made with seasonal ingredients


Il Secondo

- Choose one from the following -
- Or choose two mains for an additional charge -

Il Pesce

Pan Roasted Fish
Choose either Orata (Sea Bream) or Branzino (Mediterranean Sea Bass) prepared in a traditional Sicilian style, stuffed with herbs, garlic, and lemon, then pan roasted whole to perfection. My most popular dish. Served with seasonal side dishes tbd.

Salmon en Papilotte
Whole salmon fillet with lemon, white wine, herbs, and pesto served family style

Il Carne

Bistecca al Sugo di Vino Rosso
Sous vide coullotte, pan seared with a Thomas Keller red wine reduction.
Served with seasonal sides tbd.

Il Pollame

Pollo Rosticeria al Toscano
tuscan style slow roasted chicken with lemon & garlic served with seasonal sides tbd.

Il Dolce

- Choose one of my most popular desserts -

Tiramisu
rum, espresso, lady fingers, mascarpone cream, pernigotti chocolate

Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake
my most popular dessert with mascarpone cream & caramel

Panna Cotta with Seasonal Fruit Culis

Vegan, gluten-free, and other customization options may be available. Please ask.

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Ingredients

Organic, non-GMO ingredients, California produce grass fed beef & dairy, cage free poultry, sustainable seafood.

Shopping

I will bring everything required to cook but you are responsible for dinnerware and the rest. Don't have enough? Ask for rentals.

Clean Up

The chef will make sure the kitchen is spotless,  all equipment and surfaces are clean.

Chef Joey

West Hollywood, CA

L'Arte D'Arrangiarsi — the art of creating something from nothing.

Chef's Story
Semplicemente Italiano

From the editor

Our editor might be a little bit biased!

Create the menu you desire in collaboration with Chef Joey and embark on a culinary journey that you will fantasize about for days after you have experienced it. You and your guests can spend the evening laughing, and savoring an aperitif as he prepares and serves your meal. This experience can be customized to your specifications. Additionally, each person will be able to choose from at least two options per course to ensure that each one of your guests enjoys a feast created specifically to tantalize their individual, unique palate. Your experience will begin with traditional antipasti, and pasta courses that segue into main dishes with selections of seafood, poultry, meats, and vegetarian options, plenty of side dishes according to your preferences.  Finally, Chef Joey will conclude your meal with one of his delectable desserts.

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Pay When Ready

Once you are happy with your menu and quote, pay a deposit of 50% to book your chef.

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Plans Change

Get your full deposit back if you cancel up to 30 days before your event.

Reviews

Here is what they said about the chef.

A wonderful job

Hi Joey. I wanted to thank you so much for such a wonderful job on Sunday. I can’t even tell you how many people thought the food and service was perfection. Having been a caterer for almost 15 years, I was truly happy with everything you did and your service. Thank you again. I wanted to give you wine but I didn’t have a chance to say goodbye. You also left ice cream in the freezer which I ate some of tonight. My husband thought you had such great energy as well and he doesn’t really talk like that. So thank you again.

— Giovanna Gia Franzia

The meal was FANTASTIC!

The meal was FANTASTIC! We loved Chef Joey and will have him cook for us again. The BRAISED SHORT RIBS, BROILED POLENTA, SPRING SALAD and VENETIAN FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE were AMAZING! Thank you, Joey!

— Sandy C

A+++++

A+++++ Great experience.

— Scott C

What a treat !!!

Joey did an amazing job. The food was fabulous and loved the presentation !! You can tell Joey loves what he is doing and it shows in the food he prepares for you and your guests. I highly recommend him. What a treat !!!

— Elizabeth

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