Private Chef Dining

2-Course Meal

$115.00

Fine Dining 2 Course light meal:

Enjoy a sumptuous 2-course meal in a cuisine of your choice. This gourmet meal includes two canapés served before the meal, with each course carefully designed by your chef to match your tastes and preferences. All ingredients used in this delectable meal will be hand-selected by your chef and locally sourced where possible.

The price is per person, inclusive of GST, a minimum of 10 guests applies, includes 2 canapés and 2 dishes per person.

What’s included?

  • 2 canapes served upon guests arrival, 1 entree OR dessert, 1 main per person
  • 1 Private Chef travelling to you
  • All ingredients needed for your event
  • Shopping, preparation, cooking, service & clean up

You can find a few sample menus by scrolling further below. 

Book in 3 easy steps:

  1. select add to cart,
  2. enter event details,
  3. secure pay online.

If you would like to book this package and add service staff or additional products please add this package to the cart and then go on to add the additional packages. In case you want a different package simply go back to the main shop page and view the rest of the Private Chef packages. 

Your menu will be fully customised based on your requirements by a Private Chef.


Menu examples

1. Chef Miku’s Modern Australian example menu:

  1. Canape: Seared scallops, anchovies mousse, chives
  2. Canape: Mini quiche with Roquefort, walnuts, red wine reduction
  3. Entree: Confit duck, quince, vegetable crisps, GF toast
  4. Main: Black Angus beef tenderloin, black mash, cauliflower, almond slivers

2. Chef Tim’s Asian-fusion example menu:

  1. Canape: Shellfish aioli, Korean chilli sauce, prawn, ginger, spring onion
  2. Canape: Cauliflower tart, caviar
  3. Entree: Prosciutto-wrapped quail breast, charred rockmelon, pumpkin dressing
  4. Main: Charcoaled beef short rib, leek, Lombok pickle, croquette

3. Chef Anton’s Middle-eastern example menu:

  1. Canape: Roasted cauliflower, spices, burnt tomato salsa, oregano (V, VEG, DF, GF)
  2. Canape: Liver pate, pistachios, cherry tomatoes jam (DF)
  3. Entree: Tzatziki, seared prawns, cucumbers, zucchini, dill Lime, chilli. (GF)
  4. Main: Spiced Morrocan lamb shank, reblochon potato puree, roasted fennel (GF)

CHEFIN Booking process

Next Steps

  • Secure your booking by paying in full. If using bank transfer/EFTPOS, please ensure you use the order number as a payment reference.
  • CHEFIN will email you a booking confirmation and calendar invitation. This will include a form to collect your information and particular needs/requirements.
  • Once you have filled in the form and sent it back to us, and your booking is sooner than in 3 weeks, we will assign a Chef based on your needs and desires.
  • Your assigned Chef will design a unique menu tailored to your brief, event, dietaries and tastes.
  • You can preview this menu, provide feedback, and advise of any menu & event changes along the way.

Frequently Asked questions

Can I choose my menu items from a pre-set selection of menus?

Your private chef will custom tailor a menu for you when your booking is confirmed. We are 100% certain you will love your menu or we will return your money-back guarantee! Our Chefs LOVE to create dishes and every menu they construct is fully exclusive for your taste buds.

Can I select a specific Private Chef for my event?

Once a booking has been secured & confirmed our sophisticated algorithm will take your preferences & match these with the available Chefs in your area. You will be presented a choice of Chefs, though during busy periods/last minute bookings you will be assigned a Chef to work with.

How does booking a Private Chef work?

Once you book online with us you’ll receive a Booking Confirmation email with your order details & the next steps. You will need to fill in your dietaries, food preferences & desires and an algorithm will then identify and match you with the best-suited Chef who will tailor a menu for you.

Do you have Chefs available to cook for my event?

As a platform with more than 250 available Chefs across Australia, we always have availability – or your money back guarantee! Our team works relentlessly to ensure we have the largest selection of Private Chefs across the country and are able to fulfil every single guest’s request.

What do I need to prepare for my event?

You need to prepare a space in your fridge (1-2 shelves), clear your kitchen bench and introduce the Chef to the kitchen & dining areas. Depending on your booking you will need to prepare crockery/glassware/cutlery & set the table if no wait staff are included in your event booking.

What time does the Chef arrive on the day?

Your private chef will arrive 1.5 hours beforehand with all ingredients, and begin preparing your dishes. Waitstaff arrive separately. The team will take care of all the food and drinks (as advised). After the event is over, the team will clean the kitchen and event area before leaving you to bask in the afterglow of a wonderful event.

Meeting meal ideas

What’s included in a 2-course meal? 

All of our 2-course meals include two canapés and the main meal. You also have the option to choose either an entrée or dessert to complete your meal – the choice is up to you! If you like, you can also add wine pairing with your 2-course meal to add an extra dose of sophistication to your dining experience.

When should you order a 2-course meal?

A 2-course meal is a perfect option when you want high-end dining that you need to keep short & simple. Choose a 2-course meal if you are serving dessert separately or are short on time and have activities involving other food before or after the meal. 

The addition of canapés makes our 2 course meals the perfect experience for in-home lunch parties, corporate lunches, board meetings, short and simple gatherings, and events where people may be mixing and mingling before sitting down for the meal itself – like a cocktail style function. 

What’s the difference between a 2-course meal and a 3-course meal? 

A 3-course meal will include an entrée, main, and dessert. A 2-course meal will always include a main, however, it’s up to you if you’d like to have an entree or a dessert. Since 2-course meals have one less dish being served, you’d typically spend a little less time around the dining table than you would with a traditional 3-course meal. As our 2-course meals come with 2 canapés, they allow for that extra time to be spent mingling and socialising rather than seated at a table. 

What is an example of a 2-course meal? 

Your canapés will be easy-to-eat, bite-sized pieces that can be eaten while either sitting or standing. An example would be seared scallops with anchovies mousse, and chives, or roasted cauliflower with spices and burnt tomato salsa. 

Entrées will be a more substantial dish but still smaller than the main meal. You may get confit duck with quince and vegetable crisps, or prosciutto-wrapped quail breast with charred rockmelon and pumpkin dressing. 

Main meals are the centrepiece of a 2-course meal and the largest dish you’ll be served. They typically consist of a meat-based dish with a side of vegetables (unless you have ordered a vegetarian menu). For the main, expect heavier dishes like spiced Moroccan lamb shank with reblochon potato puree and roasted fennel, or charcoaled beef short rib with leek, Lombok pickle, and croquette. A 2 course meal is designed to be light but filling enough. 

Desserts will be a small but sweet end to the meal. You may be served black truffle ice cream with hazelnut delight or coconut panna cotta with wild berries compote and chocolate soil.