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Personal chefs will make dinner at your apartment for $25

By Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo
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In a city where nearly anything is delivery-ready (see: Delivery.com's Central Park picnicsice cream on demand via Uberone-hour bike messengers at Amazon), Seamless and Caviar addicts now have an alternative to takeout. Kitchensurfing, a new NYC-only service, brings a personal chef into your apartment to prepare dinner—and clean everything up.

Chefs arrive with ingredients in tow to whip up meals in 30 minutes. Using the mobile app, you can get same-day delivery if you order by 3pm, which means you can take care of dinner after ordering your lunch online. For $25 per person, you'll receive a choice of three menus and pick the 30-minute timeframe you'd like your chef to prepare and serve dinner. The only requirement is that you invite a friend (or five) to your place. More than six guests, however, will require a large party request, which can range from a dinner party package ($100 per person) to family-style meals ($50 per person) and a cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres ($40 per person) and can't be done in the same day.

Here's a glance at what you can order this week: 

Tuesday, January 13th

  • Green Chile Braised Heritage Berkshire Pork Shoulder, Poblano Flatbread and Radicchio Slaw
  • Greek Branzino with roasted Potatoes and Haricots Verts

Wednesday, January 14th

  • Lamb Meatballs with Garlic Tzatziki and Mediterranean Couscous
  • Mediterranean Tapas: Farro and Fava Beans with Egg, Babaganouj, and Cucumber Salad

Thursday, January 15th

  • Achiote Shrimp and Grilled Romaine Salad with Creamy Papita Dressing
  • Black Bean Burgers with Pomegranate Barbecue Sauce and Adobo Corn Chowder

Friday, January 16th

  • Seared Filet Mignon with Roasted Cauliflower Purée and Wilted Baby Spinach
  • Achiote Shrimp and Grilled Romaine Salad with Creamy Papita Dressing

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