Kitchit Brings East End Chefs to A-List Kitchens
August 07, 2012 | East End Eats
The idea for bespoke dining company Kitchit stemmed from cofounders Brendan Marshall’s, George Tang’s, and Ian Ferguson’s desire to create a website where chefs and clients could interact directly to book private meals. This way, customers “can explore a wide variety of chefs and cuisines, without having to feel contracted,” says Ferguson. Chefs available for dinners in the Hamptons range from famous names like Dan Kluger of ABC Kitchen to up-and-coming culinary whizzes, “all of whom have honed their craft in excellent kitchens and have been vetted by the community and us,” Ferguson explains.
Booking is easy: Simply go online to browse chefs in the New York area, or ask Kitchit’s concierge for recommendations. Contact chefs via the site and, after discussing the size and type of meal, cooks will create a custom proposal. They’ll arrive a little early on the day of the event with all the necessary groceries and will also handle clean up. “And if you need rentals or servers, they’ll coordinate those as well,” says Ferguson. “It’s one-stop shopping.”
—photography by Maggie Marguerite (kitchit)