Portable Chef - Company Overview

Portable Chef is a personal chef service.  Portable Chef prepares meals to suit individual tastes and dietary requirements and delivers them, fully cooked and apportioned; clients warm up and enjoy at their convenience. Ingredients sourcing is a passion and priority: all meat, and over 90% of produce, is sourced from small family farms who grow their food the right way - no chemicals, and livestock raised living the good life on pasture.

Portable Chef has been named among New York City’s best meal delivery services by TimeOut New YorkCBSGothamistVogue, and Well+Good, and is the first meal delivery service to be awarded Slow Food NYC’s Snail of Approval for quality, sustainability, and authenticity.

Clients typically communicate their food preferences - their likes and dislikes, plus any dietary requirements or goals - one time, updating only as often as they like, and then don’t have to think about anything or even lift a finger to order as custom-prepared meals are delivered to their door. This makes it easy to follow specific diets or simply to ensure healthy and delicious meals are always available. 

Portable Chef operates out of a centralized commercial kitchen. In contrast with conventional personal chefs, who cook out of clients’ kitchens, Portable Chef offers the convenience and privacy of having meals prepared outside the clients’ home. And the food is better; use of professional kitchen equipment and tools, and a better workspace than a New York City apartment kitchen tends to offer, helps a lot. We’re also really good cooks.

Portable Chef was founded in 2009 by Uri Attia who, suddenly rendered jobless and broke in the wake of the financial crisis, set up shop as a personal chef while sorting out what to do next. Eight years and three kitchens later, Portable Chef, now a team of five, is still at it. 

Portable Chef’s kitchen is located in East Harlem in Manhattan, and delivers throughout New York City, the Hudson Waterfront, and lucky residents of a few other nearby spots. We ship by UPS to customers farther afield upon request. 


Press coverage
"Looking for farm-to-table fare that includes humanely treated meat? Portable Chef founder Uri Attia has you covered with his range of tasty ready-made meals, delivered to your door."
Best Services for Entertaining at Home
TimeOut New York
"Founder Uri Attia whips up a monthly menu of schmancy dishes like beef bourguignon, scallops with champagne sauce and chicken cutlets made with marsala and bacon."
The Best Meal Delivery Services in New York
"Have you ever dreamed of having your own personal chef? Portable Chef makes that happen. The company is all about getting organic food from the farm to your table, customized to your individual likes (and dislikes) and dietary requirements."
Meal Delivery Services for Every Type of Healthy New Yorker
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