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Chef Samuel Badolato

Private Chef In Delray Beach

Chef Samuel Badolato

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A Celebrity chef, Food Network's Chef “CHOPPED” finalist S41:E12

Chef Sam Badolato, most recently a finalist on Food Network “CHOPPED”. Cast for “Beat Bobby Flay” and Fire Masters. As an Estate Winery Chef and Private chef. Chef Sam operates his private chef service out of the Palm beaches of Florida.

Chef Sam Features his Wine & Food paired dinners to guests. Chef Badolato Shares time between Wine Country, clients in Beverly Hills Ca. and the Palm Beaches in Fla. Chef Sam, who infuses his cuisine with flavor notes from his Sicilian roots. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Chef Badolato brings to his role as a private Chef / Winery Chef, more than 30 years of hospitality industry experience. Including stints in Amalfi Italy and Calabrian towns. As well as cooking for families on the Bermuda Island. As a restaurateur, his roles as chef-owner of restaurants ranging from casual pizzerias to formal dining, most recently at Bado's Cucina, where his wood-oven cuisine earned numerous culinary awards and recognitions.

Chef Badolato trained on wood oven cuisine in Italy, then gained experience as a private chef in Italian homes in Calabria, where he perfected his knowledge of the true Italian meal.

Making his mark in Sonoma California. Chef Badolato is the 2017 Chowder Day Champion of Bodega Bay, winning the award for “Best Recipe for chowder,” and is a five-time winner of the award for best wine-and-cheese pairings. Chef Sam specializes in wine pairing dinners. Working with an array of wineries in different AVA’s. Cooking with layers of flavors. And elevating the pairing with community sourced agriculture.

Most recently Chef Sam was a finalist on Food Networks “Chopped.”

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 Delray Beach.

Full-time Chef

A longer stay in Delray Beach? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!

Cooking Classes

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

Chef Samuel's reviews

Chef Samuel was incredible! Booked him for my parents anniversary dinner and he did not disappoint. They have been ranting and raving over how delicious everything was and how much fun they had. They want to refer him to all of their friends!

Connor Smith - Jun 01 2022

5/ 5

Chef Sam is the BEST! He was so professional and engaging! Would highly recommend

Fiona Paladino - May 04 2022

4.7/ 5

Chef Sam was incredible, would recommend him to any and all. We were a group of 14 girls celebrating a bachelorette and the dinner he crafted for us, with some tricky dietary restrictions, was delicious. He was incredibly engaging and we enjoyed his company just as much as his food. He was incredibly professional, easy to communicate with, his clean up was so much appreciated. The entire process through take a chef was great, but chef sam brought our experience to the next level. It will be hard to forget.

Sara Hennessey - Apr 17 2022

5/ 5

A Totally enjoyable evening, great food, great time and look forward to our next meal with Chef Sam

Scott H David - Dec 15 2021

4.8/ 5

Book your experience with Chef Samuel

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