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Personal Chef for an Evening

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Charleston, SC
*For locations more than 60 miles outside of Charleston, additional travel fees will apply.
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  • Host a gourmet dinner party in your own home or enjoy a romantic dinner with a loved one with this Personal Chef for an Evening experience in Charleston!

    • Your Charleston-based personal chef has been featured in many notable publications including the Charleston City Paper and Charleston Magazine
    • Discuss food preferences, dietary concerns and menu options during an initial email consultation
    • Enjoy an intimate meal with a loved one or host a dinner party with your closest friends
    • Chef provides all groceries and will clean up, too!
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  • Host a private dinner party for up to 4 guests in the comfort of your own home with this Personal Chef for an Evening experience in Charleston, South Carolina! And the best part is, you won't even need to lift a finger!

    Prior to your scheduled dinner, you will be contacted by Chef Emily Lane's team via email for an initial consultation. Together, you will go over the available meal options and discuss any food preferences and/or dietary concerns you may have. After that, all you need to do is prepare the guest list because your Chef Emily and Chef Sarah will take care of everything else!

    On the day of your dinner party, either Chef Emily or Chef Sarah will arrive at your home with a bundle of fresh, locally-sourced groceries for your meal. Once in the kitchen, she will get to work preparing your custom feast from scratch. For this experience, you have your choice and a 2 or 3-course meal, which includes the following courses:

    • 2-Course Meal: Entree & Dessert
    • 3-Course Meal: Appetizer, Entree & Dessert

    Whether you choose the 2 or 3-course option, you will enjoy an evening of good food and great service in the comfort of your own home. After the last dish is served, your chef will even take care of all the clean up and leave your kitchen as good as new!

    Whether you are looking for an intimate night in with a loved one or a relaxing gathering of friends, this Personal Chef for an Evening experience is sure to deliver good food and even better memories!

    About Chef Emily: Chef Emily Lane grew up on a family farm in Georgia. It was there that her passion for fresh, local food began. She spent her days collecting eggs, feeding chickens, and harvesting fresh fruits and veggies from the garden and loved experimenting with these ingredients in the kitchen. Emily moved to Charleston in 2001 to attend the prestigious Johnson and Wales University, where she received her degrees in the culinary arts field. She has worked in a number or restaurants over the years where she was able to hone and cultivate her culinary skills and style. She has been creating unforgettable "in home" cooking experiences as a personal chef since 2012.

    About Chef Sarah: As a child, Chef Sarah Cooper's playground was the kitchen. Her favorite activities were kneading biscuits and baking sweets with her family. Sarah has never outgrown this passion. Whether it be mixing up a Sweet Potato Souffle, hand forming rustic pies filled with fresh fruit, or perfecting local seafood, her desire is to share her love of food while also showcasing Lowcountry local ingredients. Chef Sarah graduated from Horry-Georgetown with a Business Degree concentrated in Culinary Arts, then moved to Charleston to study Baking and Pastry at the Culinary Institute of Charleston. She's gained a wealth of hands on culinary experience in the Lowcountry, from perfecting pecan pie at Magnolia’s, crafting pastries and designing wedding cakes as a Baker and Pasties Chef on Kiawah, to learning the in’s and out’s of corporate kitchens. Now, it is her joy to create local, in season meals with a personal experience. Sarah loves that her career allows her to help families and friends create lasting memories right in their own kitchens. 

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  • Essential Information

    • Kitchen facilities with a stove and oven are required for this experience
    • Chef will work with you to customize menu selections to your preferences
    • Should you request a particular item outside the established budget, not a problem; you can simply reimburse your Chef
    • All food and cooking tools are provided by the chef
    • Customer is responsible for providing glassware, plates, and silverware

    ​Travel Note: Travel fees will apply for locations outside of a 60-mile radius from from Charleston. Please contact Cloud 9 Living with questions or to determine the fee if you are located outside of the designated travel area.


    Approximately 3.5-4.5 hours, depending on the option selected.

    Maximum Participants

    This dinner party is for up to 4 participants, depending on the option selected.


    This private party is for booked participants only.

    Weather Dependent

    This experience is not weather dependent.

    What To Wear

    This is your experience, dress as you wish!

    Booking Information

    This experience is very popular, especially during the summer months. It is recommended to request bookings at least 2 months in advance.

    Cancellation Policy

    Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no returns or exchanges are allowed. Cancellations and rescheduling will be charged a 40%, non-refundable deposit. If the experience is rescheduled within 6 months of the originally booked date, the 40% deposit can be applied toward that date.

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    1. What do I need to provide?

      The chef will take care of everything from grocery shopping to plating your meals! You will need to have a kitchen facility with oven, stove, and sink. All cooking tools will be provided by the chef, but you will need to have plates, silverware, and drinking glasses available for serving.

    2. How much cleanup will there be?

      None! The chef will leave your kitchen in the same condition as she found it. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your evening!

    3. What if I have a special meal request?

      The budget for this personal chef experience will cover the majority of meal requests. If you have any requests beyond the established budget, the chef will happily accommodate, but special requests may be subject to additional fees. You may settle these differences directly with the chef.

    4. Is the chef able to accommodate dietary restrictions?

      In most cases, yes. However, please give the chef as much advanced notice as possible so she may plan accordingly.

    5. Are beverages included?

      You will be responsible for providing your own beverages for the evening. If you would like to enjoy wine pairings with your meal, your chef will be happy to make recommendations for you to purchase prior to the event.