• Private Chef Vera New York incl CT and NJ
  • French
  • Fusion
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mediterranean

Signature dish:  

Steak Tartare and Ossetra

About Me

Living in Julia Child’s apartment in Paris was one of the major inspirations that led me to be a chef. Born in Russia and raised in NYC, I moved to Paris to pursue my gastronomic dreams as well as to meet the city’s most renowned chefs. In the process, I learned an absurd amount about French culinary traditions. Always inspired by Japan, I headed to Tokyo where I worked with Zaiyu Hasegawa at DEN, a two Michelin star restaurant which was named TOP 50 Best Restaurants in Asia. My biggest mentor was Pascal Aussignac, who I had the pleasure of working with in his Michelin star restaurant Club Gascon in London. Additionally, I have 10 years of private chef experience, collaborations and food styling. I offer private cooking lessons, plated dinners, small/large gatherings. I work with locally-sourced, organic ingredients and have experience cooking with vegan, vegetarian, and kosher dietary restrictions. I have knowledge of Asian, Mediterranean, and French cuisines as well as a wide-range of pastry making. I am able to travel in New York area, along with the occasional longer distance travel.

Recent Menus

Reviews - click review to see menu (5)

  • Chef Vera was the perfect choice. My wife had a wonderful and very special birthday enjoying tuna tartare, foie gras, lamb ragu, and creme brulee. Highly recommend her for any and all special occasions!

    • Worked on June 3, 2020
  • Chef Vera brought a fun attitude to a really tasty 4 course dinner. She did not mind traveling a bit far to accommodate our location! Best part of the hot pot was the left overs, so our experience didn’t have to end! Would highly recommend:)

    • Worked on January 22, 2020
  • Vera was amazing! She prepared a wonderful Thanksgiving meal that was healthy and delicious. I would highly recommend her services.

    • Worked on November 28, 2019
  • Amazing! We had a wonderful time celebrating an engagement with family while enjoying Chef Vera’s four course dinner. Everyone enjoyed the food immensely and loved the experience. Chef Vera was very professional, explained dishes nicely and kept the meal moving at a perfect pace. Looking forward to having chef Vera back for another special occasion.

    • Worked on November 7, 2019
  • Spectacular! This was a very special night for me and my partner and the food was truly amazing. Throughout the process, Vera was very prompt and communicative, helped us with wine pairings, and tailored the menu to our exact specifications. Vera had an extremely upbeat attitude, even served the meal on our roof while cooking in the apartment. One of the best Italian meals I have ever had. 1000% would recommend that anyone looking for a fantastic meal to hire Vera!

    • Worked on September 21, 2019