Every guide book will tell you which restaurants to check out for “real” Roman food on your vacation in Rome, but there’s really only one way to experience true Italian home-cooking: hire a personal chef.
Nothing beats the aromas from the kitchen the fill the whole house, the bits of tips and advice from a real expert, and the personal stories straight from the chef himself. Plus the experience is easy to organize and requires minimum effort on the part of the guests; from shopping to prep to cleaning up afterwards, an evening with ROMAC’s Chef at Home (Chef@Home) personal chef service is sure to be one of your most memorable food experiences from your Roman Holiday.
Whether you’re staying in a vacation apartment managed by ROMAC or another vacation rental in Rome equipped with a sufficiently sizable kitchen, our Chef at Home service is available to you! So what can you expect from an evening with your own personal Roman chef? Let’s break it down for you by the experience, the chefs, the menu, and the fine print.
Maybe you’re interested in some one-on-one cooking lessons in Rome? Seeking the most authentic Roman cuisine? Or maybe just an easy meal at home where you don’t have to lift a finger? The Chef at Home service is completely flexible to your preferences, whether you’d like to help side-by-side prepare the meal with your personal chef or you’d like to walk through the door to find a fully prepared dinner waiting for you, our chefs can accommodate!
It’s also the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion. Hire a private chef to make the evening really unique, whether you’re celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, family reunion or even retirement!
Meet Claudio and Paola, two passionate chefs who bring their love for cooking and Italian culture to the plate, in an authentic, home cooked meal prepared just for you. Both chefs grew up in the markets of Rome, among the fresh ingredients and learning to cook at professional schools as well as through family secrets. They love sharing kitchen tips, traditional cooking techniques, and family stories with their guests, adding a personal touch to make the experience truly unforgettable.
Savour a traditional 4-course Roman meal in the comfort of your own vacation rental in the center of Rome. Start the feast with an antipasto (bruschetta, meats and cheeses, or mini quiches), followed by a classic pasta course (or rice), and then a scrumptious meat course (or fish, upon request). End the evening on a sweet note with a traditional crowd pleaser, tiramisù. The whole meal is accompanied by fine Italian wine, selected by the chef. *We can accommodate nearly all diet restrictions, so just let us know!
The Fine Print
The final menu is decided by the chef based on seasonality and availability of the ingredients, however we are happy to take requests and, of course, are able to accommodate most kinds of preferences and food allergies.
The cost per dinner depends on the number of guests, but ranges from €37-€29/person, comparable to a dinner at a restaurant. Minimum number of guests is 4.
While guests are unable to join the chef for shopping due to availability restrictions, the experience can certainly be turned into a cooking lesson!
Have you enjoyed an evening in Rome with Chef at Home? Share your experience in the comments below!