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Omeed, Phoenix

“I booked a private dinner with Chef Nick for my mother’s 60th birthday in Sedona. Chef Nick provided a variety of options for the courses, had great communication, and made the process completely painless. He was professional, smart, and funny. The experience of the dinner from start to finish will be a fond memory for…

Maryam, CA

“Had the most amazing meal thank you Chef. Highly recommend him..”

Matters of Taste:

When Chef Nicholas Di Paolo is in the kitchen, Everyone is on Vacation! The supper scenario can be daunting. There is more drama than drive, more demands than day, and yet, there is that overriding aim to eat well. We have good intentions, but the time it takes to plan, shop, prepare and yes, tidy…

Kara, Phoenix

“Chef Nick provided such a memorable, delicious, and wonderful evening for my family. Highly recommend!”

Sedigheh, CA

“My children surprised me for my sixtieth birthday having Chef Nick cook an amazing five course meal for us. Not only was the meal delicious he was also very entertaining and engaging. Will definitely recommend him for your special occasions.”

Jason, TN

“Chef Nicholas prepared an amazing Italian feast for my wife’s surprise birthday party with family. The food was Top-Shelf and so was the company. Highly recommended if you’re in the Sedona area!!!!”

Jessica, WI

“Chef Nick really was the highlight of our visit to Cottonwood/Sedona! I was hosting a girl’s trip and wanted to surprise everyone with a private dinner. He was really helpful in picking out the menu, responsive and timely. He cooked a phenomenal 5 course meal for 6 and was so engaging and funny! The short…

Suzanne, VA

“Wonderful experience. We had a dinner party of 6. The food was creative and delicious and Chef Nick provides a lot of special touches to make the meal special. The service was family style and Chef Nick was careful to time the courses at a good pace for conversation and enjoyment of the meal. After…

Sha’Tia, TX

“Chef Nicholas truly made this trip a success. He was the best chef and his food was delicious. His communication is impeccable and he arrive exactly on time. He made the best food and we even had leftovers and cancelled our dinner reservations the next day for 8 of us to continue to eat. He…

Erica ~ Phoenix

“Chef Nicholas and his helper CC were nothing short of awesome! They prepared an amazing dinner for us and 8 of our wedding guests. Everyone raved about every dish served and CC served and cleared our plates and made sure our drinks were full. Highly recommend.”

Lauren ~ Bay Area

“We had a fantastic time with Chef Nick! The night was the highlight of our trip to Sedona. He made us the most delicious dinner (from crab cakes to risotto to chocolate cake, yum!). We also enjoyed getting to know him while he cooked dinner — everything from his time in NYC kitchens to cooking…

Megan ~ AK

“Chef Nicholas prepared dinner for our group of 15 women. He did a wonderful job and we did not have to lift a finger. The food was great, the service was great, he took care of all of our needs. I would highly recommend Chef Nicholas.”

Allie ~ Henderson, NV

“Chef Nick made a spectacular 5 course meal for our girl Kelli’s bachelorette party. He shared some amazing stories and tips on restaurants to dine in. We loved the shrimp appetizer with yucca puree and the leftovers were killer even the next day! Highly recommend Chef Nick for personal parties or events.”

Ashley ~ San Diego

Chef Nick was wonderful to work with, super personable and his food was fabulous! I would absolutely recommend him.”

Bianca ~ Las Vegas

Chef Nick cooked the most delicious multi course meal! He was fun and professional the entire time! I would absolutely book him again without hesitation!”

Midnight Ballerina~ Phoenix

“Words are Not enough to describe Chef Nicholas dinner that he made for us. We were entertaining world travels, executive’s, and event planners so needless to say they have eaten at various Michelin Star and James Beard restaurants around the world. Chef Nicolas provided us the same dinning experience and flavor as if we were…

Jamie~ Indiana

“Chef Nick helped us celebrate during a family vacation to Sedona – he cooked a delicious meal for 6 adults and shared what he was doing, how he was cooking everything, and other stories about his past along the way. It was such a fun evening – we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will…

Michelle B ~ Antioch, CA

“Nicky was everything we wanted and more for our quaint private family birthday party in Sedona. He came prepared, and the experience he delivered far exceeded our expectations. He was jovial and animated, and takes great pride in his craft. Nicky’s menu options are relevant and creative, and his preparation process is so fun to…

Jean ~ Puyallup, WA

“Without question one of the best culinary journeys I have ever had the good fortune to experience. Chef Nicholas prepares and presents dishes that are unique and delicious containing very high quality, fresh ingredients. His personality adds a wonderful touch to a most enjoyable dinner experience. A must do again the next time we’re in…

Linda ~ Scottsdale

“Chef Nick is probably the best chef in northern Arizona! We’ve had the privilege of having him cook for our large family group several times and he is always the highlight of our gathering. Nick arrives on time with everything he needs to prepare a fantastic meal of our choosing. He is professional and provides…

Doug ~ Oregon

“Excellent new American style cooking, highly recommended for anyone looking to have an incredible culinary experience in home.”

Kelly, D ~ Phoenix, AZ

I cannot say enough good things about Chef Nick. We hired him for a private dinner for a girls’ weekend and he truly made the experience special! Not only was the food absolutely amazing, but his special touches, attention to detail, and hilarious energy went above and beyond any expectations we had. We were able…

Megan W~ Pearland, TX

Amazing chef dinner for a group of 12! Every single thing was spot on, best caesar salad any of us have ever had! Chipotle shrimp was amazing as well!! So great!!!!

Yvette. B ~ Phoenix, AZ

Chef Nicky by far exceeded my expectations for our wedding dinner!!!! When I contacted him I had no idea what I wanted or what I could afford. Chef Nicky talked to me for over an hour on the phone and helped me create a delicious menu that was sure to please our guests and was…

Tim R. ~ OK

Chef Di Paolo made my wife’s birthday dinner very special. The food was excellent. Nick was very personable and we enjoyed our evening with him. He respected our wishes on wearing a mask the entire time. I would highly recommend this chef for a special occasion.

Marcus S. ~ Scottsdale, AZ

Chef Nick is the man! He came in and made a fantastic meal for our group. He explained everything in detail and even stayed around afterwards and let us entertain him! I highly recommend Chef for any event you may be planning. Outstanding experience that we will not forget.

Pep De Marti ~ Barcelona, ES

(Translated by Google) Very good! Nicholas, apart from being a very funny and very friendly person, cooks fantastically. Twice I have had the honor of being able to enjoy his splendid food. He cooks everything from Dover sole to Southwest cuisine. I recommend it one hundred percent for anyone who is in the area and…


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