Gourmet at Home

The Culinistas is your one-stop shop for exceptional, in-home dining.

The Culinistas is a culinary resource that gives everyone the freedom and luxury to connect around a meal. They match vetted private chefs with households and hosts. No matter the job, Culinista chefs handle the prep, shopping, cooking and cleaning, to bring ease to hosting and healthful eating.

Driven by a desire to foster connection around the table and expand opportunities for chefs, Jill Donenfeld and Tiana Tenet created The Culinistas platform to make nourishing, delicious meals seamlessly routine and make luxury dining experiences accessible at home. Their culinary philosophy relies on maximizing flavor, health and sustainability. With a recipe library spanning over 800 dishes, there is a vibrant, seasonal menu for every household and occasion. 

Culinista chefs are available for gatherings, meal preps, short-term and long-term placements, and all sorts of custom services, across the country (New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Austin, San Francisco, the Hamptons) 365 days a year.

There is always a reason to gather, and hosts should always party at their own party. Whether it’s an intimate family dinner, cocktail party, backyard barbecue or holiday celebration, with a Culinista chef in the kitchen, hosts are free to be present with their guests. Browse the website to see a diverse selection of menus, all fully customizable. 

The weekly meal prep services, designed to elevate the everyday and leave behind its common stressors, are available on a recurring basis. Using a high-tech, high-touch approach, the services team works closely with clients to facilitate the ultimate chef match and customize meals. The company catalogs client tastes, health goals, and culinary needs, and matches a chef to grocery shop, cook and stock the fridge with nourishing dishes every week. And yes, the chef leaves the kitchen spotless!

You can inquire about placements if you want to hire a chef for a few weeks, a season or full time. 

The Culinistas are excited to welcome you back to the table. theculinistas.com