Your Own Personal Chef
Fresh, Local Ingredients • Service & Clean Up
Personal Chef Dinners
It’s better at home. Eating well doesn’t require a reservation anymore. Instead of dealing with the inconvenience of going out to eat, you can now have an exceptional dining experience prepared in your own kitchen. For you and your guests, we can create a multi-course meal using the freshest local ingredients. We do not use pre-set or seasonal menus. Instead, custom menus are created for each client and their specific preferences. We can accommodate all dietary restrictions. We handle all shopping, prep, cooking, and cleanup. View some example menus from previous events. You can also add Wine Pairing to this experience.
*A minimum of 8 guests are required to book.
Wine Pairing + Consulting
We’ve partnered with some of Charleston’s finest beverage experts to compliment our dinner parties. Have one of our highly trained wine professionals pair a delicious wine with each course of your meal.
Meet Phil Brenner
Chef and Owner
Trained at The French Culinary Institute.
Developed at ABC Kitchen, FIG, and others.
Learning the foundation of classic French cooking gave me the blueprint I could use to begin my professional culinary career. In 2009 I attended The French Culinary Institute in downtown Manhattan and was taught a curriculum emphasizing fundamentals and technique. While at FCI, I completed an externship at Andrew Carmellini’s TriBeCa restaurant, Locanda Verde, getting my first taste of a high-quality, high-volume NYC landmark. After graduation from FCI, I began as a line cook for Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at the James Beard Award-winning ABC Kitchen. As I progressed through all of the kitchen stations, I gained an appreciation for using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, prepared simply, with a focus on healthy eating. My experience in New York prepared me well for my journey to Charleston, SC, in 2012. At FIG, I was given the opportunity to expand upon what I had learned. I helped open their sister restaurant, The Ordinary, where I watched the restaurant grow from the beginning. In addition to cooking, I learned lessons in planning, organization, and communication that would be useful throughout my career. The idea for this business came to me when I was teaching cooking classes at The Daily in the summer of 2016. Those experiences were one part technical instruction and one part dinner party. I really enjoyed the direct interaction with guests, whether we were talking about techniques, recipes, or the best places to buy their favorite specialty ingredients. It’s better at home. I want to bring the restaurant experience to you in your home using your kitchen. No reservations, no downtown traffic, and no more cramped, noisy dining rooms. There’s no reason you can’t eat as well at home as you would in a restaurant. Together we can make that happen.
Don't just take our word for it. Read what some of our customers have said.
Phil took on the difficult challenge of making a vegan meal taste delicious. He succeeded not once but 4 times. Each course featured fresh, locally sourced ingredients, which was really important to us. Phil took the time to explain what each course was and satisfied our curiosity by sharing some of his recipes. We are still drooling over the magical coconut chocolate mousse he served for dessert. Amazing!
Phil brought such great energy to our girls’ night! We had a group of 10 girls and he fit right in and created such a special evening. He worked with us on our menu options to ensure there weren’t allergies, restrictions, likes, and dislikes. He arrived on time, assembled, served, cleaned…but the best part – so interactive with the group while working. We could ask questions, try items as they were made, or test our own skills. It goes without saying that the food was 5 star – incredibly fresh, seasonal and innovative. Can’t recommend highly enough to bring that extra flare to your dinner parties!
Phil did a dinner for my wife and me and four guests at our home on Isle of Palms. We planned the menu together. The service was great, the ingredients first rate, and the dinner delicious. We didn’t have to do a thing, all was taken care of. Very experienced, accommodating and professional. Couldn’t have asked for more.
Let's set up dinner.
We handle menu planning, grocery shopping, prep, cooking, serving and clean up. You enjoy a restaurant-quality experience, right in the comfort of your home.
1. Quick conversation.
Let's get to know each other. Fill out the form below so that we can learn more about your request and answer any questions you may have. This will help us create a unique experience specific to you and your guests.
2. We build a Menu together.
From there, we'll work together to build your perfect custom menu, based on your guest count, as well as any food preferences or dietary restrictions.
View some menus from previous events.
3. You enjoy your meal, we do all the work.
We create custom, memorable experiences. Call us today to get started.