Enjoy an Incredible Fine Dining and Wine Pairing Experience with Chef Wayne. Culinary Institute of America

Experience the convenience of having a personal chef with Finger Lakes Chef on Demand in Syracuse, New York. The specialty dishes and delicious gourmet meals that his clients enjoy would not be possible without the culinary expertise of the chef and owner, Wayne Allen.



Chef Wayne was the best!!!

Katharyn Kelly


Chef Wayne was amazing! He was very accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable! Food was delicious. Highly recommend!

Lindsey Weaver


Wayne did an amazing job preparing, serving and displaying our three course meal paired with wine. Highly recommend for any special event or gathering. Cannot wait to have Wayne at another event.

Chelsea Stork


Five Stars

Amber Shay


Chef Wayne is fabulous. He is accommodating, highly knowledgeable, and very passionate about his work. We really appreciated how much time and effort he put into preparing a beautiful table, making us a fabulous meal, and teaching us about the food and wine he was preparing. His food was delicious and the wine pairings were a lovely touch. He is so dedicated to making your meal special - going as far as to warm a terracotta stone for the base of a breadbasket of freshly baked rolls that stay warm for hours. He was wonderful to work with. We would highly recommend him for your next event!

Devin S


This was the second year that we hired Chef Wayne to prepare a meal for our girl's weekend in the Finger Lakes. Being a repeat customer should be testament enough to how wonderful he makes the dining experience. Chef Wayne arrives early to start the meal preparation and prepares all food fresh on the spot. Nothing is better than sitting down to a fully set table, being served a three course dinner with wine parings and then having everything cleaned up for you...not a dirty dish left! Chef Wayne was even gracious enough to accommodate one of us that has dietary restrictions. All food and wine served was delicious! Sharing his vast knowledge of food origins, cooking techniques and wine history makes this experience very entertaining. I am positive that given the opportunity we would hire Chef Wayne a third time.

Kelly S


I cannot say enough good things about Chef Wayne! He is professional, knowledgeable, easy to work with in addition to being a highly skilled chef. He cooked one of the best meals I've ever had this past weekend for my bachelorette party. Every part of the meal was delicious and expertly paired with local, finger lakes wine. He shared interesting information about our drinks and food, and provided us with a true experience. The service was impeccable. 10/10 I recommend.

Alaina Kathryn R


We had Chef Wayne at our home last night for a wine pairing dinner party for 8! He brought everything from tablecloth to glasses, dishes and silverware. The food was some of the best I've had! My favs were the Creme Brûlée and the steak with mushrooms. He explained to us the wine pairings and had some very interesting stories to go along with each course. I would recommend him to anyone interested in having a fun night with delicious food with family or friends.

Geri K


Delighted with Chef Wayne! Chef braved an unexpected and brutal snow storm to keep our appointment. He was extremely focused but personable and helped create an incredible dinner event for a 40th birthday celebration. The food was delicious, the wine was generous and we would hire him again in a moment. We hosted our dinner in a rented home, so his attention to detail with clean up was also appreciated.

If you're looking for a home run, Chef Wayne is your guy. We look forward to working with him again!

Rachel F


The meal that Chef Wayne prepared for our bachelorette party of 8 ladies was five star quality. While we were wine touring all day he was preparing our amazing meal. The smell was delicious when we returned to our rental house and the table had been set beautifully. Each course was thoroughly explained and the wine pairing, with very full glasses of wine, enhanced each of the courses. The best part was that he cleaned up everything (and he brought everything from the table linens, to pots and pans, to wine glasses, and silverware) and left the kitchen spotless. The meal (cheese and crackers, Caesar salad with the best fresh baked buns, prime rib with asparagus and mashed potatoes, and the best cheesecake) was soooo good. If I am ever out in the finger lakes region again I wouldn't hesitate to hire Chef Wayne.

Theresa P


Chef Wayne was excellent. He is extremely professional, showed up 7 hours early, brought everything he needed, and made us an incredible meal from scratch right in the comfort of our own home! His prices are a steal for the quality of food that he offers and the time and dedication he puts into each course. We were out wine tasting for the day and came home to a beautifully set table (with all of Chef Wayne's own plates, glasses, linens, etc.). He personally cooked, plated, and served each course. He explained each course before serving and had a matching wine to go with each! (Full full pours!!)

Kristin D


What an amazing meal... for my son's bachelor party, we rented a house and hired Finger Lakes Chef on Demand. The food was excellent in every way. Our chef, came early in the morning, cooked all day, set the table beautifully. Our dinner consisted of Scallops as an app -
EXCELLENT, New England Clam Chowder - EXCELLENT, Prime Rib with potatoes and veg. EXCELLENT, Italian cheese cake (the best I have ever had) EXCELLENT!! He cleaned up after dinner and I can't wait to call him again. The prices were very very fair, the price included the wine, which also was EXCELLENT. The 17 guys at the party were extremely impressed and most of all FULL! It made for a very enjoyable evening with no work for us.

Carol M