Private Chef Services

Sit down and enjoy a very special dinner. All personal requests can be addressed.

Private chef services are the duration of the dinner and scheduling is flexible. You can host as many guests as the available space in your dining room will allow.

The fee is $75 per person with a minimum of 10 people. A $150 travel and setup fee will be added.

(Since ingredients can be quite extensive and vary in cost substantially depending on the menu, price does not include ingredients or beverages).

Private services can be held within a 45-minute driving distance from Malden Bridge (Albany, Berlin, Hudson, Lenox, Pittsfield, etc.) We will travel beyond this area for an added travel fee.

Group Classes

Planning A Get Together with Friends?
Consider a Group Cooking Class here at the Van Ness House.

Excellent instruction, great helpful attitude. Educational and fun with an intimate setting. The bonus is eating the foods that you made which is satisfying and rewarding. Thank you!

– Evan Lacivita
Albany, NY

I have never experienced any cooking class before tonight. What a pleasure my first one was! Chef Jerry made learning easy, and he was such a wealth of knowledge. Thank you for the recipes, treats and fun!

– Jessica LaFex
Troy, NY

Wonderful! Informative great to learn by watching and participating very well demonstrated and explained. I may actually remember everything!

– Ian Hooper
Canaan, NY

More than I expected excellent instruction. I learned a great deal in a short amount of time. You showed us easy ways to create spectacular desserts! Thank you!

– Sheila Lobel
Delmar, NY

Jerry offers a very enjoyable and compelling food experience. His personable approach and knowledge are melded into a memorable event filled with laughter, new friends and fantastic recipes that you learn in a hands-on environment. Thank you.

– Arte Levy
Guilderland, NY

Very excellent. From basics to more advanced, great information, wonderful atmosphere, gracious host. It was wonderfully instructive, absolutely delicious.

– Susan Patella
Sheffield, MA

Another terrific’s all about the technique and Jerry makes it simple, fun and enjoyable. This is my third course and they keep getting better.

– Pat MacKrell
Delmar, NY