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We Make It Better. BY-Chef Rivera
D’Rivera cuisine is a private Chef and Wedding Catering business that takes pleasure in bringing people together through fine food. With decades of experience in the Big Apple’s culinary industry, owner and talented chef Henry Rivera fell in love with cooking at an early age. Originally from Ecuador, he moved to New York in 1993 to embark on a career in the restaurants of New York, Dubai, Florida, Ecuador, and beyond. Now ready to give NYC a taste of his dishes, he can’t wait to give you a once-in-a-lifetime event an unforgettable dining experience.
Current Job - Culinary Director of The Firemen Hospitality Group. NYC / DC
Most experienced cuisines! Italian / American / Japanese / Spanish Tapas / Intercontinental
For me, cooking is...
This is How I show the love to my family and friends around the table
I learned to cook at...
I was six years old when I learned how to cook with my mom back home (Ecuador)
A role model in the kitchen is...
My mother was a chef and I learn from her she is my model
A cooking secret...
Cooking with the heart and love, makes big difference
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 New York.
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in New York.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in New York.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in New York, count me in.
Henry'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 Henry's reviews
Great experience, hosted hibachi night in my apartment. Chef Henry brought everything and made it a wonderful experience. Did steak and lobster, food was fantastic!
Vincent Cacace - Nov 08 2021
Chef Henry exceeded our entire dinner party's expectations. He arrived early, formally plated each dish, was patient while we put the kids to bed, and presented each dish professionally. The food itself was perfect, and not a single course was not a true delight. The menu itself appeared to be a simple meal, but what we received was truly gourmet. Will definitely be using Chef Henry and take a chef again!
Elaina Aquila - Nov 02 2021
Highly recommend! Professional, kind, and delivered on an excellent meal and overall experience.
Emily Knight - Aug 10 2021
We hired Chef Henry Rivera for a special anniversary dinner, and had a fabulous time. Chef Rivera provided ample menu options to choose from, and he was friendly, professional, accommodating and easy to work with. On the day of, Chef brought his son with him to help him, and they did a great job. I showed them where everything was, and they did the rest, including the clean-up. The food itself was excellent- (NB: he came with as much prep work already done, so that he didn't have to take all the time at our house to prep everything). I didn't know what to expect as this was the first time hiring a private chef, but I am happy with how it went, and it was so nice to sit back and relax! I would definitely recommend Chef Rivera!
Leslie Pinkham - Jul 05 2021
Book your experience with Chef Henry
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.