Get to know me better
Locally sourced, market driven. Old and new school inspiration.
I'm a private chef based in New York City and the surrounding areas. I graduated from the Italian Culinary Academy (now International Culinary Center) where I spent several months in Italy learning Italian cuisine and culture. After, I spent 5 years working in restaurants throughout the city ranging from fine dining to farm to table to a cheese and wine bar. I've also spent summers as a private chef/catering chef in the Hamptons.
For me, cooking is...
I learned to cook at...
Home from my mom before I finally decided to take the plunge and go to culinary school.
A role model in the kitchen is...
My mom. She will always be my number 1 chef.
A cooking secret...
Being able to blend old school techniques with a more modern approach.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in East Hampton.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in East Hampton. You name it!
A longer stay in East Hampton? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in East Hampton, count me in.
Elena's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Chef Elena's reviews
Great Airbnb experience. The food was really good. The presentation of the food was amazing and everything was cleaned up and spotless when the chefs left!
Alayna - Jul 26 2022
Chef Elana was amazing. Leading up to our dinner we discussed dietary restrictions and she made sure everyone was taken care of. She surprised us with delicious cocktails. There was so much food and it all was delicious. 3 courses and clean up was amazing. The girls and I were able to sit back and relax. Thank you so much Elana!! It was superb!! ~ Stacey
Stacy - Jul 25 2022
Chef Elena was awesome. We gave her a bit of a different menu and she hit our theme with tasteful perfection. She was on time and friendly. Everything was prepared to perfection with a gourmet flair. The kitchen area was spotless before she left, leftovers packaged and labeled. In all, it was a wonderful experience, and I would highly recommend Chef Elena for any type of event as she navigated ours with precision and produced delectable delights for our enjoyment. 5 Stars in every aspect!
Anthony - Jul 18 2022
Book your experience with Chef Elena
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.