Chef René León graduated from the Culinary Institute of America’s rigorous Bachelor of Professional Studies in Culinary Arts Management program.  After graduation, Chef René studied modern Peruvian cuisine in Lima under Gastón Acurio of Astrid & Gastón (recently voted one of The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants) before taking a position at Gotham Bar & Grill in New York City.  Westchester residents may know Chef René from his work with Tomatillo in Dobbs Ferry and Susan Lawrence in Chappaqua. He acquired his passion for food as a child growing up on his family’s small farm in rural Ecuador.  He is a strong supporter of local farms and sustainable, organic agriculture.  Chef Rene’s unique training and background allow him to provide a culinary experience like no other.

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Catering and Services

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Kosher style, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and organic services are available upon request.

Catered Events
Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs, birthdays, and graduations. Whether you want a casual buffet luncheon or a plated black tie dinner, Chef René León will work with you to create a unique menu that you and your guests will long remember.

Intimate Affairs
Let Chef René cater your next dinner party or holiday get together so that you can spend the event enjoying both your guests and spectacular food.

Personalized Meal Plans
Treat yourself or your family to healthy homemade meals without the hassles of grocery shopping, laboring over a hot stove and clean-up.  Let Chef René do the work!  Chef René will design a menu specific to your dietary requests, shop for fresh, organic ingredients, prepare dishes in your home and leave you with a clean kitchen and a freezer filled with delicious meals ready to be warmed up when you want them.

Private Cooking Lessons
Whether you want to improve your knife skills or learn how to make your favorite dish, Chef René offers culinary lessons tailored to your goals and culinary skill level.   Cooking lessons with Chef René are also a creative way to host a dinner party, baby shower or bachelorette party.

Gift Certificates
Treat new parents to a week of home cooked meals, surprise your valentine with a romantic dinner for two in your own home, or send your high school grad off to college with cooking lessons.   René León Catering offers creative gifts for any occasion!


Requested Recipes

The following are dishes that have proved so popular with Chef Rene’s clients that they have requested the recipes. We hope you will enjoy them as well. If you would like to learn more about cooking techniques and methods, please contact Chef René to request a recipe or to request information about personal and group cooking lessons.

Tasting of Humus

Autumnal Sweet & Savory Crepes

Butternut Squash Soup

Cranberry Kale Salad with Almond Slivers

Quinoa Salad

Early Summer Salad of Sugar Snap Peas, Sweet Beats, and Kale