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Chef Chris LaVecchia

Hicksville, NY View map Visit website

About

We are constantly raising the bar for private, in-home fine dining. Chef Chris LaVecchia is one of Long Island's Premier, five-star, award-winning, celebrity chefs based out of Glen Cove, NY. Backed by over two decades of experience alongside top Executive Chefs & Michelin Star winners, Chris brings a passion for cooking to every dining event. From intimate rehearsal dinners to weddings of up to 100 or more people, this talented culinary artist promises to deliver mouth-watering menus to entice and inspire. One of the most important things about a wedding, is the food, and Chef Chris will leave your guests talking about it for years to come. We're not one to brag, so visit our reviews & testimonials page on the website, to see what past clients had to say.

Growing up in an Italian family, Chris discovered his natural talent for cooking at an early age. Helping his grandmother and mother, Chris developed a love for crafting delicious meals that bring people together. Since graduating from the Culinary Academy of Long Island, this natural chef has developed a unique understanding of complex flavors. Working under some of the best in the industry in elite establishments across New York, Chris has catered to dining halls, country clubs, and high-end clientele in NYC.

Chef Chris LaVecchia takes pride in using only top-quality, seasonal ingredients to design bespoke menus based on his client's preferences. Across his website, couples can discover a delicious selection of menus inspired by Chris's Italian roots. Each one is a five-course journey through exceptional food and beautiful presentations with vegetarian and vegan options available. Chris also provides an exciting range of dairy-free and gluten-free menus. Additional services include, but are not limited to: Rentals / Event Planning & Coordination / Wait Staff / Servers, Stewards & Captains / Bartenders / Commercial Kitchen rentals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$125

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$85

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$75

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$65

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Chairs
Tables
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware
Chocolate Fountain

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$35

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
House Liquor

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tapas
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
Chinese
Greek
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Seafood
Spanish
Thai

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Outside Alcohol

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Rated
5.0
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Steph M. Married on 10/02/2021
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    Best caterer ever

    If "what's meant to be will be" is manifested, it would be with how my husband and I got the opportunity to work with incredible Chef Chris. It was about 5-6 months to our wedding and he happened to be free for our event which in itself was a miracle. We were introduced to Chris by Jennifer from Preferred Events LI (incredible business as well) and we couldn't say enough amazing things about Chef Chris, his team, and his extended team of wait staff at Pampered Guest Inc -- by the time our wedding was over, it truly felt like they were family.

    The only thing better than the amazing quality, presentation, delivery, deliciousness of the menu he curated for us is the fact that him and his entire team are the most wonderful people you'll ever work with.

    We were so lucky to work with so many vendors, but from the moment we spoke with Chef Chris, he immediately understood our vision and we just knew we would be in good hands! We had our wedding tasting at our home in a private dinner party style setting; Chef Chris & his Sous Chef Sarah, brought EVERYTHING they would need to our home and were so respectful and polite of our home and space. As he started bringing out the different selections we were really left speechless. The food was absolutely unbelievable and the presentation just blew us away. After the tasting was done, they quickly and efficiently cleaned up the entire space they used and was left spotless!

    For anyone who is currently planning or has had their wedding, you know how stressful it is and how much can slip through the cracks and from the initial meeting to our big day, Chef Chris and his team stayed on top of every single detail which was a HUGE piece of mind for us! This just speaks to the level of professionalism, experience, trust, and care that they put into any event!

    Our wedding was TRULY made even more magical because of the work of Chef Chris, his team, and the team at Pampered Guest. Our wedding was 3 months ago and our guest STILL talk about how incredible the food was. From the hors d'oeuvres, to the entrees, to the deserts, the food truly checked ALL the boxes: attractive, satisfying, delicious, and unique! The entire day him & his staff went above and beyond to make sure our day was PERFECT! The best part of the night is when they surprised us with a dessert and sparklers presentation towards the end of the night. It was so unexpected and it really just made our night even more special. The entire day not 5 minutes went by when a member of the team would come up to my husband or me to check in to make sure we were drinking water, needed anything, were eating as we were mingling, one of them even helped me go to the restroom, and at one point Sarah literally took our dog from my husband to walk her for him so he could go back to enjoying our wedding. The only reason I'm saying all of this is so you can understand the level of care they place on their clients. I literally think about them all the time because they made such a wonderful impact on our day! If I could give Chef Chris a million stars I would, and I hope we are lucky enough to use Chef Chris whenever we have any events in the future!

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Map

55 E. Old Country Rd. Hicksville, NY, 11801
516-506-5177
516-306-5411

Office hours are Monday through Wednesday 11am to 6pm. We are available 24/7 at www.ChefChrisLaVecchia.com or Info@ChefChrisLaVecchia.com
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Chef Chris LaVecchia frequently asked questions

At Chef Chris LaVecchia, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Chef Chris LaVecchia, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Chocolate Fountain

At Chef Chris LaVecchia, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Chef Chris LaVecchia includes:
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • House Liquor

What event services does Chef Chris LaVecchia offer for weddings?

Chef Chris LaVecchia offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Chef Chris LaVecchia provide for weddings?

Chef Chris LaVecchia offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tapas
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Chef Chris LaVecchia?

At Chef Chris LaVecchia, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Chinese
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • Spanish
  • Thai

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Chef Chris LaVecchia?

At Chef Chris LaVecchia, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Chef Chris LaVecchia provide for wedding events?

Chef Chris LaVecchia provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Outside Alcohol

What type of food and beverage items does Chef Chris LaVecchia provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Chef Chris LaVecchia offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Chef Chris LaVecchia and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Chef Chris LaVecchia is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Chef Chris LaVecchia offer?

Chef Chris LaVecchia currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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