Get to know me better
Creative, innovative and progressive professional chef and graduate of the CIA in New York (COVID Vaccinated 01/14/2021)
Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park NY graduate and professional Chef, with 20 years experience. Currently employed as the Executive Chef for a a G-7 Embassy and Consulate General here in New York City as well as many years experience in many types of cuisines and cultures from around the world. Proficient with all types of cuisine from basic French and continental to globally inspired street food and fine dining. Very friendly, helpful and hard working Chef willing to go to any lengths to make your event a special one.
** Received full COVID Vaccinations on January 12th, 2021 and can provide any necessary documentation including most recent COVID Test.
For me, cooking is...
What I enjoy most of all - and enjoy cooking every day! Its looking for the best quality ingredients that cook themselves!
I learned to cook at...
The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY The Rancho Bernardo Inn and Country Club (4 star/4 diamond)
A role model in the kitchen is...
Anthony Bourdain and Eric Rupert!
A cooking secret...
There are no secrets in a kitchen. Knowledge is for sharing and passing along!
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.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in New York. You name it!
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.
Robert'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 Robert's reviews
Chef Robert Ritchie was amazing. He was professional, personable, and a very talented chef. We were celebrating my son's birthday and everything about the night was truly special. I highly recommend Chef Rob. You will not be disappointed.
Donna Difelice - Oct 29 2021
Chef Robert was amazing. Great food and so much fun to be with. He was professional and on time. Definitely will be recommending this to people!
Molly Herzfeld - Jan 11 2021
Wow, what a truly remarkable experience. Chef Rob brought a dream come true when he visited my home to celebrate an early Christmas. He responded quickly to text regarding a few last minute menu changes and arrived on time. As soon as he arrived, you could tell it was going to be an excellent night. Rob was charismatic and knowledgeable and his ability to simultaneously cook decadent meals and hold engaging conversation was impressive. The meals themselves were incredible and there was so much food left over that both my partner and I had a full dinner the next day (and couldn't finish the dessert which we shared the following night). I would 100% recommend both TakeAChef and Chef Rob to my friends and family. Thank you!
Andrew Corridore - Dec 15 2020
We had Rob for 11 days at a rented house in the Hamptons. Everything was absolutely superb: from the menu selection to the final execution.
Rafael - Sep 02 2020
Book your experience with Chef Robert
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.