Did you know that Springfield and the surrounding area has a great selection of in-house, private chef services? You can have someone come to your home and create such great meals for you and your family or even for a large group. There are chefs that specialize in everything from authentic Italian to shipping in fresh seafood from the gulf! So why not take a break from cooking every night and let one of the following chefs take the wheel and pamper you a bit? You deserve it! 

What’s Alfredo?

Lorenzo and Kaylee Antignano have been in business, creating a modern take on Italian food, right here in the Ozarks for 3 years now. Growing up in Italy, Lorenzo knows a thing or two about traditional Italian cuisine. Together they opened What’s Alfredo? A private chef and catering company that specializes in challenging your taste buds when it comes to Italian food. They are passionate about the food the create and using simple, fresh ingredients in all their dishes. On top of the busy chef life, they also sell their fresh baked Artisan bread, homemade sauces, and homemade pasta at the Great Farmers Market of Springfield, located in the Battlefield Mall parking lot. Here, you can pick up whole wheat, beet, carrot, or squid ink pasta! 

Phone: 417-824-9669

House Cured Culinary

Executive Chef Kevin McCombs is one of the area’s newest to offer the private chef experience in southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas. Originally starting his culinary career in Colorado back in 2003, Chef Kevin began his career as a sous chef for the Ski Tip Lodge restaurant at the Keystone Resort in Keystone Colorado. During his time at the Ski Tip Lodge, they were awarded Best Restaurant three years in a row. Now he has brought his award-winning skills to the Ozarks and is ready to create a five-star meal for you! 

Phone: 970-389-4782

Vintage Cookery

Chef Austin and Amy Merath started Vintage Cookery in 2014 after graduating from College of the Ozarks. With a culinary major background and not wanting to work in the mainstream restaurant world, Vintage Cookery was born. Austin and Amy bring elegance to dishes that you are already familiar with, by putting their own spin on each dish they create. They put an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients, working with unique flavor profiles and making sure your private meal is one of the best you have had. A signature dish of theirs is their sous vide tri-tip that they season with a smoked paprika Montreal rub. The tri-tip is served with mushrooms glazed with Date Lady sweet chili sauce. But let’s not forget about dessert. You would be enjoying bananas foster or even a chocolate pot de crème after your dinner. So why not let Chef Austin and Amy create you a fabulous meal, so you can sit back and relax and enjoy!

417 Devour

Ashley Hunt is on a mission, a mission that would bring new recipes, made with fresh ingredients to your home. Not only does Ashley offer a private chef experience in your home, but 417 Devour also offers in-home meal prep. Ashely started 417 Devour during the covid shutdown after seeing the impact that covid had on the food and beverage industry. Ashley decided to pack her belongings and headed from the west coast, back to the 417 to put her culinary skills to work. With a signature dish of pan-seared scallops with a parsnip puree and crispy pork belly, you know your taste buds are in for a real treat when she is prepping your meal. What makes 417 Devour stand out amongst the rest? Well, Ashley has competed in many culinary competitions in the USA, Canada, and Germany! With years of knowledge, and the drive to create you a custom meal, 417 devour is a great choice to prepare you an even greater meal.

Allen Event Group

After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Paul Allen set upon a culinary journey that would take him all over the globe. Becoming a yacht chef and cooking for the rich and famous for many years, Paul decided to bring his love of cooking back to the midwest. With a focus on presentation, importance to detail, and shopping local, the Allen Event Group can provide you with a personal chef-coursed dinner, a family-style meal or even a buffet service. Chef Paul is also an experienced sommelier, so he can pick out the perfect wine pairing for your meal! If luxury is what you are looking for, you are in the right place. Paul and his crew can arrange for helicopter and stretch limo service, as well as personal in-home masseuse, live music, and DJ services. So next time you want to seriously treat yourself, think the Allen Event Group.

Phone: 954-632-4435

Express Foods

Locally owned and operated for almost 20 years, Express Foods offers a full range of catering and private chef options. While they offer all sorts of menu items, seafood and Cajun cuisine is their true specialty. You can get anything from fresh crawfish and shrimp boil, raw oyster bar, grilled mahi jambalaya and red beans and rice. You can always guarantee that when it comes to your meal from Express Foods, that you are getting the best seafood possible. Express Foods makes routine trips to the Gulf of Mexico to hand pick their seafood from fisheries in the area, so you know its going to be fresh. Express foods are a great seafood provider to a ton of locally owned restaurants. So when you bring them into your home to cook a great meal for you and your family, know that you are choosing some of the best around. 

Phone: 417-766-4628

Kevin Lane Catering 

When it comes to creating an outstanding meal for his customers, making a great memory that goes along with the food is just as important to Kevin Lane of Kevin Lane Catering. Growing up, his mom was a food influence on him, helping him understand what to expect in the food and service industry. With over 20 years experience, Kevin strives to bring you perfection when he cooks for you at your home. What kind of food can you expect to see Kevin prepare for you? There are two plates that make really shine when Kevin makes them. The Pomme Aligot dish is the pairing of potatoes with fondue-style cheese, that pairs perfectly with your main dish. The second dish is a decadent dessert, a bread pudding that is made from St. George's donuts. Kevin will use melted Andy’s Frozen Custard as the base for the custard on the bread pudding. Creating memories with food is Kevin’s goal, and I would say with dishes like these, his goals have been met. 

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