Private Chef Services - "Always In love with cooking and entertaining"

A graduate, and teacher at the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Oliver Kita is now available for dinner parties, family celebrations and gatherings.

" I'm passionate about the taste of fresh food, and the pleasures of entertaining" - Oliver Kita

"If you want a lovely dinner party, a beautiful celebration, or a tasty birthday party get Oliver Kita we have done all three" - Rachel Caliendo

Catered over 230 events over  26 years

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For Ten years Chef Kita was owner of the Heaven Café in Woodstock, New York. During that time he catered every kind of event.  Feeling a passion for chocolate, he sold the the cafe to study chocolate in Paris. 

After his studies in Paris, he then moved his catering business to Rhinebeck, New York, blossoming his start up chocolate business while still catering. 

His philosophy has always been based on the seasonality of ingredients - before farm to table was born.

His favorite comment ? - " It's better to buy green beans off the truck then from the big truck supplier".



L’ Ècole Lenôtre – Paris, France – Advanced Chocolatier Instruction 2005
L’ École Valrona – Tain l’Hermitage, France – Chocolatier Training 2005
Academy du Chocolat – Montreal, Canada – Chocolatier Training  2004  
Beringer Vineyard School of Culinary Arts, Napa Valley, CA – Scholarship
Award & Certificate -­‐1990 
Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY – Associate Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts -­‐ 1986 
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI – B.S. Biology, B.S. Health Care Admin -­1984   



2017 – Awarded a GOLD MEDAL by International Chocolate Awards – The America’s.

2016 -­‐ Named “Top 10 Chocolatier” in the United States by Dessert Professional Magazine.

2011 -­‐ Voted “Best Chocolatier” in the Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Magazine.

2007 -­‐ Voted “Best Chocolatier” in the Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Magazine.

2004 - "Favorite Catering Chef" - Valley Table Magazine