Private Chef New York City

Enjoy a gourmet meal crafted with local, seasonal ingredients, tailored to your needs & preferences.

Bring the Private Chef Experience to Your Home

Are you eager to craft unforgettable memories, savor exceptionally soulful cuisine, dive deeper into the fascinating customized creative processes of our private chef, and unravel the closely guarded secrets behind meal preparation? Well, look no further – you’ve found the perfect destination that combines menu planning, healthy meals, cooking lessons, and so much more! Explore, experience, and indulge in a world where every moment is a celebration of great tastes and culinary artistry.

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We extend a warm invitation for you to uncover flavors that Loza’s kitchen has in store for you. Our dedicated private chef nyc is creating perfect menus featuring the finest seasonal and locally sourced farm ingredients, tailored to your specific preferences, event requirements, or even your most delicate taste buds. When you enlist the expertise of our adept team, you can enjoy the delightful company of your guests while we take charge of serving exquisite fine dining meals and delivering an exceptional level of service, all within the comfort of your home or chosen venue.

Furthermore, our services are at your disposal across a wide array of locations, spanning from the city of New York to the charming locales of New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsyvania, the Hamptons, and the surrounding areas. Wherever your desired location may be, we are committed to bringing our culinary expertise and outstanding service to enhance your dining experience.

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Tasting Menu

Loza is dedicated to the utilization of the freshest farm ingredients, crafting seasonal menus that draw inspiration from the Mediterranean region that is deeply rooted in Chef Zivko’s Balkan heritage.

NYC Private chef Zivko’s vision transcends conventional culinary boundaries, aiming to reinvent these bold flavors through innovative modern techniques and present them in an unparalleled manner, right at your dining table.

Every gourmet dish is prepared by Loza’s culinary maestro, Chef Zivko, a distinguished award-winning master chef. Beyond the extraordinary meals, Chef Zivko is eager to share his culinary wisdom, revealing his closely guarded secrets to his guests. Engaging in delightful conversations, he shares captivating stories that transport you on a culinary journey, all without leaving the vibrant city of New York City.

Join us to experience not only extraordinary cuisine but also the tales and expertise that make dining with Loza a unique and memorable adventure.

Enjoy exceptional flavors with private chef


Tailoring menus and dishes specifically to each client’s preferences, dietary restrictions, and cultural backgrounds.

Seasonal and
Local Ingredients

We use fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create
dishes that showcase the flavors of the region

Creative and
Modern approach

Combining diverse culinary traditions and techniques
to create unique and memorable flavor profiles.


We pay attention to the visual appeal of each dish, presenting them in an artistic and visually pleasing manner.


Building strong relationships with clients by providing attentive, one-on-one service and adapting to their changing needs.


Planning and executing private dining experiences, from intimate dinners to lavish events, with meticulous attention to detail.


Keeping up with food trends and experimenting with new ingredients and techniques to keep the culinary experience fresh and exciting.

Discreet and

Maintaining the utmost professionalism and discretion while working in clients’ homes, ensuring a comfortable and private experience.

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Years of Experience
Satisfied Customers
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Work with an award-winning private chef in New York City

Our personal chef, Zivko Radojcic, is a highly skilled and experienced cook who has won prestigious awards for his cooking. He brings a wealth of expertise, having honed his culinary talents across diverse culinary landscapes. Renowned for his commitment to excellence, Chef Zivko is not only a master in the kitchen but also a storyteller who weaves narratives through his culinary creations.

He can craft an exquisite menu tailored to your exact preferences, drawing inspiration from a palette of fresh and seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms. Chef Zivko’s dedication to quality ensures that every ingredient is thoughtfully selected, promising an exquisite culinary journey. With each executed dish, Chef Zivko introduces tasty flavors to your plate, promising an unforgettable dining experience with every bite. Your gastronomic adventure with us is not just a meal; it’s an exploration of culinary artistry guided by the skilled hands and discerning taste of Chef Zivko.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How much does it cost to hire a private chef in New York City?

    The cost of hiring a private chef in New York for a private event can vary widely depending on various factors such as the chef’s experience, reputation, the complexity of the menu, the number of guests, and the duration of the event. On average, chef services can range from $50 to $500 or more per person, and some chefs may charge a flat fee or an hourly rate.

    For a more accurate estimate, it’s recommended to directly contact potential private chefs, discuss your specific event requirements, and request a detailed quote. Additionally, keep in mind that other costs such as ingredient expenses, service fees, and any additional services requested may contribute to the overall cost of hiring a chef for your event.

    What to expect when hiring a private chef in New York?

    To get the most out of the occasion, some of the things you need to consider are the following:

    Initial Consultation: Discussing event details, dietary preferences, and number of guests.

    Customized Menu Planning: Based on your preferences, dietary restrictions, and the nature of your event. Whether you are a vegetarian or vegan, Loza got you covered.

    On-Site Preparation: Most chefs show up at the location at least an hour before the event. Chef Zivko arrives at least 1,5 hours before the event to set up everything.

    Clean-Up: The chef will clean up the kitchen space after the event, ensuring you can focus on enjoying the event without worrying about post-event chores.

    Flexibility and Communication: Chef Zivko is flexible and communicates effectively. He is open to adjustments and responsive to any changes or requests during the planning and execution of the event.

    Cost Transparency: A clear communication with the chef including his fee, ingredient costs, and any additional charges is a must. This transparency helps avoid surprises.

    Post-Event Follow-Up: This is a clear sign that you have hired the right chef. Their follow-up with you after the event is invaluable for gathering feedback and ensuring your satisfaction. This can be beneficial for future collaborations.

    Does the private chef buy the food for the event?

    Chef Zivko prioritizes the use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, emphasizing the importance of high-quality, locally grown produce. His commitment extends beyond culinary excellence to actively supporting local farmers and fostering a sustainable food ecosystem.

    How many private chefs are there in New York?

    It is hard to provide estimates, as the number of private chefs is always increasing. Additionally, they often work independently or through various networks, making it challenging to provide an accurate and up-to-date count.

    Is a personal chef service worth it?

    The decision to hire a personal chef is a personal one and depends on your lifestyle, preferences, and priorities. If you’re considering this option, it’s advisable to have a consultation with potential chefs to discuss your needs, expectations, and budget to determine if it aligns with what you are looking for.

    What makes hiring a chef better than inviting people to a restaurant?

    Hiring a chef for a personalized dining experience at home offers several advantages over dining at a restaurant. Here are some reasons why some people find hiring a private chef to be a better option:

    • Personalized menus
    • Intimate Atmosphere
    • Privacy and Exclusivity
    • Unique Culinary Experience
    • Control Over Atmosphere
    • Customization for Dietary Needs
    • No Reservation Hustles

    Can I request a custom menu from a private chef in NYC?

    Requesting a custom menu is one of the primary advantages of hiring a private chef. They specialize in creating personalized dining experiences, and they are often more than willing to tailor a menu to suit your preferences, dietary requirements, and the nature of your event.