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Chef Joe Henderek

Personal Chef In Newton

4.8/ 5
Chef Joe Henderek

Get to know me better

I am a private chef serving Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York.

As long as I can remember I have wanted to be a chef, I just didn’t always know it. My earliest memory is of my Paternal Grandmother cooking in her kitchen. I vividly remember not only the food we ate but the happiness I felt when we ate. It was these formative years that I learned what later became my overall philosophy for food. “Food Unites” You may not remember every detail of the most important meals of your life, But you remember with exacting detail the people you were with. I grew up with not only a passion for food, but the stories it tells. I didn’t always know I was going to be a chef, But I knew food was an important part of my life.

I would best describe my culinary point of view as innovative yet simple. I enjoy exploring modern variations of Mediterranean and Eastern European cuisine with a focus on on my Classical French training. I prefer to work with the freshest seasonal ingredients whenever possible. Utilizing fresh herbs, highlighting artisanal components and local seafood. I take personal pride in my ability to pull inspiration from a variety of sources to create dishes that are uniquely my own.

I am a member of the United States Personal Chef's Association as well as Servsafe and Allergen Awareness certified.

My services

As a Private Chef, I can offer you:

Personal Chef

Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Newton.


I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Newton. You name it!

Cooking Classes

Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Newton.

Cooking Show

Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Newton.

Chef Joe's reviews

4.8/ 5

Chef Joe and his team were a wonderful addition to our birthday celebration! Chef Joe was perfectly balanced in his artistry as a chef, his presentation of his works, and his ability to meld with the overall vibe of the party. Everything he made was wonderful, and all the hiccups we threw at him he handled gracefully and with such reassuring ease. I would recommend him for any special occasion you may throw! Thank you, chef!

Amanda Brayman - Nov 15 2022

5/ 5

Service and food were incredible! Chef Henderek was fantastic and we would definitely use him again for future gatherings!

Jessica Bogar - Nov 03 2022

5/ 5

Chef Joe communicated extremely well and he was easy to deal with. He was personable as he cooked for us and the food was incredible. He was professional and when the evening was over our kitchen was clean like he had never been there.

Ian Hastings - Nov 03 2022

5/ 5

Chef Joe was great! The food was fantastic and exactly what we were hoping for.

Jack Northrop - Oct 17 2022

5/ 5

Book your experience with Chef Joe

Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.