Farm-to-Table Freshness: Taste the Season

Personal Chef Staten Island

My services are tailored to suit your needs and your budget. I am a classically-trained professional that is passionate, detail-oriented, and my clientele is of the utmost importance to me. Organic ingredients and only the freshest of ingredients are used.


Chef Cynthia

I grew up in Staten Island, New York, the daughter of an Italian tug-boat Captain and a Polish homemaker. My parents always had a home-cooked meal on the table and one meal was more delicious than the next. My father would often have the mailman in our kitchen on a cold winter’s day for a bowl of his homemade soup. My love for cooking was always there.

After working on Wall Street for 13 years and
having three children, I decided to follow my dream and attend culinary school at Institute of Culinary Education in
NYC at 40 years old.

My Bachelors degree in Social Work and previous work with children with disabilities provides me with the knowledge and expertise in teaching children and adults with disabilities such as Autism, ADD, ADHD, etc.

I have been enjoying personal chef services, catering and teaching cooking classes to adults and children.
I’m passionate about bringing the joy of cooking to all my clients and would love to share that with you!

Global Flavors, Local Heart

Elevating Food Presentation: A Feast for Eyes

Private Dining: Customized to any Experiences


High Quality Services


Private Dining and Events

I will create unforgettable dining experiences in the comfort of your home or at any chosen event/venue. I can design custom and exclusive menus to suit any of my clients culinary desires and budgets.

I will prepare and serve gourmet meals, and provide exceptional services for intimate dinners, celebrations, team building events and special occasions.


Children's Birthday Parties

Let Dazzle Me A Dish create a fun and different birthday party for your child on or off premises.
Our services are tailored to suit your needs and your budget.

We offer a “cooking/baking lesson” birthday party with all the trimmings.
Themes are welcomed!

Your child will love the attention they receive during a planned lesson which is taught in a fun, creative way. Each child will be “hands-on” as they make their own dessert or meal.
They will learn the proper way to set a table as well as table manners.

Included are photo props so you can take memorable, fun photos and music and dancing with a light show. We also offer, at an additional cost, keepsake aprons and recipe binders which add that special touch. DJ, photographer, candy stations, balloon arches, and favors are also available at an additional charge.

Cost includes lesson, recipe, balloons, lunch and celebratory dessert, 2 snacks and drinks, music and dancing, and use of photo props.

Adults are an additional fee.


Cooking Classes and Workshops

Some of the most unique and exciting experiences are in the classes and workshops for groups interested in improving their culinary skills. I can put together a fun workshop for any skill level and have a wide range of dishes and techniques from basic cooking techniques to advanced cuisine.


Menu Consulting and Development

I love sharing my expertise in menu consulting and development for restaurants, catering businesses, or food-related startups. With the passion I have for the culinary world, I love to create innovative and enticing menus and ensure the culinary offerings align with the brand and concept of your business .

Event Planning And Custom Seasonal Decor Installation


Client's Feedbacks

Adrianna R.

MAY 26, 2019

When planning my daughter’s recent baking themed birthday I had the good fortune to have found the Dazzle Me A Dish website. I knew I was in good hands as soon as I saw Chef Cynthia’s charming and inviting home. For our party she added personalized decorations and props to the already beautiful landscape. She wanted my input and anticipated problematic issues that would’ve never occurred to me. This helped things run very smoothly.She held the children’s attention for the lesson, provided time for them to dance and have structured play. The lesson, lunch, pictures, and playtime were all perfectly timed. Of course the birthday cake made with fresh ingredients was perfectly delicious.Each of the guests took home the on-theme keepsakes of an apron and recipe binder. I couldn’t have asked for a better celebration for my daughter’s very important double digit birthday. Cynthia’s professionalism, poise, top notch coordination, and experience made our party perfect. I would highly recommend her to cater, decorate, or host your important event. With Chef Cynthia you are in good hands!

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105 Pouch Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA