Private Chef Dining

Omakase Dining at home

$245.00

The price is per person, inclusive of GST, a minimum of 10 guests applies.

Japanese Omakase dining, 16 Courses paired with 8 drinks

Omakase (お任せ) is a Japanese food experience which translates to “respectfully leaving another to decide what is best”. This meticulously crafted dinner is curated by a private Head Chef and paired with sensational drinks by your own mixologist. For this experience, you will be able to interact directly with your sushi chef & mixologist, who will be preparing your dishes and drinks right in front of your eyes. 

Observing the preparation of this exquisite meal is a memorable spectacle in itself. The chef and mixologist may also share stories and recommendations, adding to the intimacy of this dining experience. 

What’s included?

  • 16 Degustation courses, 8 Paired drinks,
  • 1 Private Chef travelling to you
  • All ingredients needed for your event
  • Shopping, preparation, cooking, service & clean up

You can find a sample Omakase menu 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. 

The menu is carefully designed by a Private Chef & Mixologist for your enjoyment


Example Menu

Drink: Clarified roast tomato Martini

  • 1. Sydney Rock oyster, Yuzu Vinaigrette
  • 2. Pacific oyster, Japanese dashi, gratin

Drink: Grapefruit, basil, honey, peated whisky highball

  • 3. Lotus root, sakura salt
  • 4. Smokey edamame, pink salt

Drink: Signature blue Devil highball

  • 5. Silver beet Ohitashi
  • 6. Silver beet root, cured salmon Ceviche. cos lettuce

Drink: Sake, gin, wasabi, lime, cucumber

  • 7. Kingfish Carpaccio, truffle dressing, yuzu, kosyo pepper
  • 8. Truffle soy marinated Tuna sashimi

Drink: Unfiltered pilsner

  • 9. Shio-Koji Karaage Chicken
  • 10. Uni & Shiso Tempura

Drink: Junmai diaginjo sake

  • 11. Braised Barramundi, Daikon radish, Nagoya Red miso
  • 12. Ikura Chawan mushi

Drink: Hinoki, white cacao, bianco vermouth, bitters, whisky, smoke

  • 13. Grilled Saikyo Toothfish
  • 14. Wagyu Dice Steak, Ponzu sauce

Drink: Nama genshu sake

  • 15. Sushi O-toro seared/raw, wasabi
  • 16. Green tea cheesecake, Azuki zenzai bean

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.

What is Omakase dining?

Our omakase experience is specially designed for immersion in Japanese cuisine. The literal translation of omakase is, ‘I leave it up to you’. Basically, this means that the diner is entrusting the chef and allowing them to choose and serve the dishes they want. Instead of ordering a la carte, omakase gives your chef the power to present a series of both modern and traditional Japanese plates and flex their artistic creativity. This style of dining is similar to a dégustation and will begin with the lightest dishes and end with the heaviest dishes. It is a truly remarkable and unique dining experience that can never be replicated as it is based on the chef’s unique interpretation of your tastes and what you would like to eat. 

According to the Michelin Guide, ‘few formal dining experiences are as revered or as intimidating’ as omakase. Why? Because when you order omakase you expect your chef to be innovative and impressive. The idea is for the meal to be an artistic performance that showcases their favourite Japanese foods while also complementing your own tastes and preferences. For the diner, omakase is an opportunity to be surprised and swept away by the chef’s signature cooking style and delivery. 

Don’t let the 16 courses intimidate you. Each dish is designed to be quite small and the complete meal will leave you well satisfied without feeling too full or like you have overeaten. The chef will design your omakase experience to be harmonious and seamlessly blend from one dish to the next. If you like, the chef can also share stories and concepts behind each Japanese dish, enhancing your dining experience with interesting facts and the history of the food. 

When should I order omakase dining?

Omakase is just as much an experience as it is a meal in itself. So order omakase dining for events and occasions where the food is the highlight. You want people to take their time relishing each dish that has been brought out and enjoying every moment around the dinner table. An omakase meal should never be eaten while rushed or distracted – you want food to be the focus. 

Order the omakase experience when you are celebrating a special occasion and want to enjoy a formal dining experience with friends and loved ones. It’s the perfect experience for long, drawn-out events such as New Year, Christmas, anniversaries, or birthdays when you can spend hours around the dining table.