Chef Eliot Brings the Party to You!

Chef Eliot Ramirez launched his private catering business – Eating with Eliot – in 2018, after graduating from culinary school and working at several Upper West Side restaurants including Burke & Wills and Kirsh Bakery and Kitchen (which he actually helped open).

Duck confit, raisins, fontina cheese filled ravioli, brown butter, hazelnuts, ricotta and olive oil

Now 26, Eliot runs the business with his fiancé Amanda (29), who also went to culinary school and was previously a host at Dizzy’s Jazz Club in Columbus Circle, before the struggling restaurant industry saw its massive layoffs.

The culinary couple have a true Upper West Side love story, first meeting at the now closed Meatball Shop on Amsterdam Avenue.

Eliot is the chef and Amanda works as his server, host and eager taste-tester.

Eliot and Amanda

Eliot and Amanda with their dogs, Lola and Eloise. You may recognize them from the 87th Street Dog Run!

Eliot and Amanda’s private food and catering services are available for groups of up to 25 people – making them the perfect duo to hit up for micro-weddings (which they’re actually in the process of trying to plan for themselves).

Eliot describes his cuisine as “approachable yet elevated,” with multiple course dinners consisting of seasonally fresh plates.

Seared foie gras

Seared foie gras, red wine fig jam, cilantro

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Grilled zucchini, couscous with dried apricots, toasted almonds, herb oil and lemon

end of summer risotto

End of summer risotto: corn, marinated zucchini, cheddar popcorn, basil oil and marigold flowers

While we’re not quite at that stage of post-pandemic life where giant parties are on the table, many of us are ready to be social with select groups. And Eliot and Amanda are the perfect pair to make your small get-togethers unforgettable – both for the food and intimate experience they provide.

“The most amazing surprise 6 course meal for my girlfriends birthday party! The octopus was to die for! Thank you again chef Eliot!!! I look forward to booking you for my parents anniversary as this event was spectacular!”

– Chayane H.

“Very passionate about his food and puts every ounce of effort in making your experience incredible. Meals are amazing and can make any evening a night to remember.”

– Chris O.

To learn more, check out and find @chefeliotttttt on Instagram!

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