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The Chef and I is built on a love story. That’s why it works.

Our catering division is nine years old and produced 400 events in 2016.
The Lenox Village restaurant offers a show kitchen at dinner and brunch for a unique culinary experience.
Team building is hot right now, and the culinary teambuilding division is growing quickly.
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Brisket rump flank ribeye. Ribeye picanha shank porchetta doner ham hock turkey t-bone short loin pig bresaola prosciutto cow alcatra tri-tip. Tenderloin brisket bacon pig, kielbasa beef pork loin t-bone. Chuck prosciutto turducken ball tip pancetta sirloin. Capicola biltong alcatra drumstick brisket. Chuck sirloin jowl jerky, shankle hamburger pork ground round drumstick cupim shoulder. Meatball rump salami chicken andouille porchetta. 

Fatback flank filet mignon pork belly ball tip sirloin shoulder short ribs, tongue turducken t-bone capicola tri-tip. Strip steak short loin chuck pig jowl salami. Shoulder cow shankle, pastrami ball tip brisket turducken porchetta bacon. Beef ribs strip steak shoulder, landjaeger leberkas cupim swine tri-tip ball tip chuck. Cupim tongue spare ribs, corned beef chuck ham cow ground round biltong turducken kielbasa ball tip tail kevin. Bresaola tri-tip cow 

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Hours

RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED.
call 615-730-8496 
or
email info@thechefandicatering.com

Monday & Tuesday – Cooking Classes Only  
WEDNESDAY 4:00 - 9:00 PM  
THURSDAY 4:00 - 9:00 PM  
FRIDAY 4:00 - 9:00 PM  
SATURDAY 4:00 - 9:00 PM
SUNDAY BRUNCH 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Reservations

CAtering Contact

Carol Yates ~ Director of Sale
615.852.0854
carol@thechefandicatering.com

Cooking Classes

615.730.8496 
info@thechefandicatering.com

Service Options

CORPORATE:

From your board meeting luncheon to your corporate sales gala – The Chef & I will ensure every catering detail is complete and you expectations are exceeded.  Our beautiful multi-leveled Chef’s Table presentations make your delicious meal the focal point of the display.  Our corporate services include but are not limited to:

Corporate Services:
     -Boxed Lunches
     -Chef’s Table Lunches
     -Corporate Dinners
     -Sales Awards Galas
     -Training Classes Meals and Breaks


SPECIAL EVENTS:

From our Non-profit Galas to your intimate anniversary celebration, our sales team will work hard to understand your vision for your special occasion.  From our one on one discovery meetings, to our tasting events at our show kitchen and venue walk throughs, our creative staff will provide the perfect menu, atmosphere and presentation to ensure exceed your every expectation.

Special Event Services:
     -Special Birthdays
     -Anniversary Parties
     -Holiday Parties
     -Private Chef Dinners
     -Non-Profit Galas
     -University Fund Raisers
 

WEDDINGS:

We love weddings and love stories!  Let us help you create the perfect wedding meal to celebrate your wedding that is a reflection of your love story.  Settle in and enjoy our easy process –our initial phone chat where you share a few of your favorite things, restaurants and special details about your love story helps us get started on the creation of your custom menu.  
Join us at the show kitchen for a personal tasting with one of our talented Chefs where you have the chance to get to know us and our flavors and enjoy tasting a selection of items both from your menu and special creations the Chef will create based on our conversation. We will work with you to reflect your personalities and story into your reception. We will help you with every detail and promise to execute your vision on your special day!

Wedding Services:
     -Wedding Receptions
     -Wedding Brunches
     -Rehearsal Dinners
     -Bachelorette Parties
     -Bridal Showers

Testimonials

Hands down best meal I have ever eaten. Atmosphere is casual, music is great, cocktails are awesome and it is fun watching the chef's as they work. The Chef & I is a "must experience" for anyone who likes great food!

- Trudi W.

AMAZING!

Love this place. We have driven 75 miles for dinner and now brunch yesterday. It's worth the drive. Love the atmosphere and staff! We walked away stuffed from lots of yummy food. Looking forward to the cooking class.

-Bobbie C.

one word...wow!

Always an amazing experience. Wonderful atmosphere, staff, and food. Never had a dish I didn't love, and that's after a dozen plus meals there. New amazing menu every Wednesday. Favorite restaurant in Nashville!

- Steve G.

Amazing food!

We went for a special occasion and were not disappointed. Highly recommended you enjoy this culinary experience. Amazing food and everyone involved there did a great job. Chef Chris and Chef Peter - special thanks!

- Ed P.

WEDDING TESTIMONIALS

  “The best food I’ve ever had at a wedding. Yep, that’s what people are saying about my special day. Our adventure began with a private tasting at their venue…We sat down and watched as the Chef prepared an array of palate pleasing pleasures. Each dish was visually stunning. The food was a delightful and delicious combination of ingredients that had me eagerly anticipating the next bite. The cuisine was most certainly edible art. Our favorites…all of it! From the prosciutto gnocchi to the filet with crispy oyster mushrooms, every dish deserved a second taste. The only worry I had was whether I would be fitting into my dress because I wanted to eat more.

During our celebration, the entire staff was dedicated to making our event a success. Everyone was hardworking, full of smiles and eager to serve. This team has it all. Talent, personality and the drive to make certain each dish they prepared was guaranteed to satisfy. I remember getting ready to walk down the aisle and seeing the incredible presentation the Chef and I had set up. I couldn’t believe how beautiful everything looked and couldn’t stop myself from grabbing a quick taste. The Chef and I made my wedding an event to remember and if what you desire is the best, then look no further.”

- Corene H.

“My husband and I were absolutely blown away by Chef Raines service from the initial tasting to our wedding. Any dish or appetizer we dreamed of he created. All of our guests were absolutely amazed by the service and quality of the staff as well as the amazing taste and quality of the food. Our menu was outstanding watermelon basil shooters to burnt ends to salmon. He even made our meat pies - special to us because we met in Australia- they were spot on! We couldn't have been happier with the food. 

Seriously they are the best caterer in town- 5 star service hands down! 
And they made our signature drink the frisky whiskey absolutely marvelous! They were all gone within the hour!”

-Brittany M.

WEDDING TESTIMONIALS

“We literally tasted and met with every caterer in Nashville and the surrounding areas and not one of them compared to Chris and Erica from the Chef and I.

From our first phone conversation, I knew they were our caterer! They were so fun, creative, and professional! We had the customized menu set within a week from our first conversation. They offered to meet at our house or their venue to provide a tasting, but we instead visited one of their public events and were blown away with our first bite. As far as the wedding, TOTALLY delivered. They provided our wine bar servicing, champagne toast, passed hors d'oeuvres, full fancy buffet meal with slight decoration, torched s'mores station, cake cutting, and a take home meal for the hubs and I.
You can totally tell they take pride in what they do and they are so deserving. Everyone raved about the food! Do yourself a favor and contact them!”

- Emily and Kolby

WEDDING TESTIMONIALS

Residential Reception

Just want to thank you and thank your team for such an incredible job. I'm thoroughly impressed that you were able to create such an incredible menu and operate the party so well, on such short notice. We will ONLY use you for all future parties.

- Brett K.

Fundraiser Gala

"How can Shawn and I even begin to thank you for all you did to make the Overbrook auction such a success? It is hard to believe that we "struck gold" with the first caterer that we contacted! Your food was amazing and people are still talking about the shrimp and the crawfish poboys! The passed jambalaya was also a favorite! 
Erica, you were so patient and positive with all of our phone calls, emails, changes, etc! Not many people would have been! Your staff that evening were so professional and hardworking. We could go on and on, and we will to anyone who is looking for a caterer for their own special event! You and your team are amazing!”

- Laurie and Shawn

Corporate Reception

“I wanted to thank you all for making our event last week a fabulous success!!! I was more than thrilled with the professionalism of everyone that represented your team, and was absolutely amazed at the quality of the food! Your expertise was over the top and I was so proud to tell everyone your name and how flexible you all had been with everything especially the weather! My guests could not stop commenting on how great the food was, and my bosses were surprised at how great the spread looked. You all out did yourselves and I will forever sing your praises! Thank you does not seem like enough – but you do have my gratitude always!”

- Blair C.

TEam Building TESTIMONIALS

The Chef and I has such a fun unique teambuilding program! The interactive culinary element is different from anything our group has done! 

- Dave G.

“My husband and I were absolutely blown away by Chef Raines service from the initial tasting to our wedding. Any dish or appetizer we dreamed of he created. All of our guests were absolutely amazed by the service and quality of the staff as well as the amazing taste and quality of the food. Our menu was outstanding watermelon basil shooters to burnt ends to salmon. He even made our meat pies - special to us because we met in Australia- they were spot on! We couldn't have been happier with the food. 

Seriously they are the best caterer in town- 5 star service hands down! 
And they made our signature drink the frisky whiskey absolutely marvelous! They were all gone within the hour!”

-Brittany M.

WEDDING TESTIMONIALS

“We literally tasted and met with every caterer in Nashville and the surrounding areas and not one of them compared to Chris and Erica from the Chef and I.

From our first phone conversation, I knew they were our caterer! They were so fun, creative, and professional! We had the customized menu set within a week from our first conversation. They offered to meet at our house or their venue to provide a tasting, but we instead visited one of their public events and were blown away with our first bite. As far as the wedding, TOTALLY delivered. They provided our wine bar servicing, champagne toast, passed hors d'oeuvres, full fancy buffet meal with slight decoration, torched s'mores station, cake cutting, and a take home meal for the hubs and I.
You can totally tell they take pride in what they do and they are so deserving. Everyone raved about the food! Do yourself a favor and contact them!”

- Emily and Kolby

WEDDING TESTIMONIALS

Residential Reception

Just want to thank you and thank your team for such an incredible job. I'm thoroughly impressed that you were able to create such an incredible menu and operate the party so well, on such short notice. We will ONLY use you for all future parties.

- Brett K.

Fundraiser Gala

"How can Shawn and I even begin to thank you for all you did to make the Overbrook auction such a success? It is hard to believe that we "struck gold" with the first caterer that we contacted! Your food was amazing and people are still talking about the shrimp and the crawfish poboys! The passed jambalaya was also a favorite! 
Erica, you were so patient and positive with all of our phone calls, emails, changes, etc! Not many people would have been! Your staff that evening were so professional and hardworking. We could go on and on, and we will to anyone who is looking for a caterer for their own special event! You and your team are amazing!”

- Laurie and Shawn

Corporate Reception

“I wanted to thank you all for making our event last week a fabulous success!!! I was more than thrilled with the professionalism of everyone that represented your team, and was absolutely amazed at the quality of the food! Your expertise was over the top and I was so proud to tell everyone your name and how flexible you all had been with everything especially the weather! My guests could not stop commenting on how great the food was, and my bosses were surprised at how great the spread looked. You all out did yourselves and I will forever sing your praises! Thank you does not seem like enough – but you do have my gratitude always!”

- Blair C.

Cooking Classes

Team Building

Corporate Lunch

Corporate Lunch

Corporate Lunch

Corporate Lunch

Corporate Lunch

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In-Home Menu

Reception Menu

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Special Events

Special Events

Special Events

Special Events

Special Events

Wedding Menu

Wedding Menu

Wedding Menu

Wedding Menu

Wedding Menu

Contact Us

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