Noel Purcell


As a preamble heads up, the pricing model native to Fash doesn't make much sense in the food business. I'd be much happier to discuss a meal and service level that make sense for your needs and figure out a workable cost, rather than relying on the inputs this site requires. As such, all the costs provided here are just baseline estimates.

My name is Noel Purcell, and I am a private chef and caterer for events. I started as a hobbyist cook for roommates and tailgates in college at Penn State and during law school at Boston University, as well as writing about food and creating recommendation lists for restaurants and bars. Eventually, I retired from practicing law and followed my passion for food. I attended The Culinary Institute of America's Accelerated Culinary Arts Program in Napa, California, graduating in May 2023 while also working as a line cook in fine dining. Now, I'm back home in New York doing private cooking for individuals and families, catering and live cooking for events, and even teaching some casual cooking classes. My industry credentials might be a bit green as someone who took a unique path to cooking, but I'm smart, talented, efficient, clean, and hungry to build a quality reputation. As a former trial attorney and public defender, I thrive under pressure. As a former academic, I'm a quick study and very effective at converting research into action, which makes me a very flexible cook in terms of potential menus. I'm confident I can make just about anything you want, and make it better than anyone else out there.


Hired 4 times
2 employees
1 year in business
Serves Northport , NY

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Zelle

Social media


Level of service

Standard (basic ingredients), Premium (high end ingredients)

Additional services

Dessert, Non-alcoholic drinks, Alcoholic drinks, Coffee or tea


Breakfast or brunch, Lunch, Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres, Dinner

Kitchen onsite

Full kitchen (oven, stove, refrigerator, sink, and utensils), Partial kitchen (fridge and sink only), No kitchen

Serving style

Buffet, Food stations, Family style, Small bites/Passed appetizers

Event type

Wedding, Birthday or anniversary party, Dinner party, Corporate event, Bridal or baby shower, Graduation party, Outdoor event, Holiday party, School event, Fundraiser, Funeral

Venue type

Banquet hall or ballroom, Conference or convention center, Concert hall, Outdoor venue, Office, School, Home, Community center, Religious or spiritual space, Barn

Full service or drop-off

Full service, Drop off only

Guest count

Fewer than 20 guests, 20 – 29 guests, 30 – 39 guests

Budget per person

$35 – $50, $50 – $75 (wedding avg.), $75 – $100 (wedding avg.), $100 – $150, More than $150, Customer isn't sure about budget


American - casual, American - formal, Italian, Barbecue, Mexican or Latin American, American - Southern, Asian, Mediterranean or Middle Eastern, French, Vegan, Indian

Additional supplies needed

Plates, utensils and glasses, Disposable plates, utensils, and cups, Paper napkins, Cloth napkins, Serving and warming equipment, Table décor

Photos and videos

  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Brisket Barbacoa Tacos
  • Fried Calamari
  • Wedge Salad
  • Savory Truffle Parmesan Mini Cannoli
  • Savory Truffle Parmesan Mini Cannoli

  • Reviews

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    jenny Y.

    Chef Purcel was open to ideas and worked with me. I gave him free rain and he did not disappoint a wonderful chef with create unique ideas.
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    March 02, 2024


    michael S.

    Let me tell you the thing i care about most is the quality of the food im paying for especially during an experience like this. Chef Noel really made me appreciate the private chef/dining experience. He was friendly, honest and most importantly accommodating. The quality of ingredients and the taste quality of the food was possibly the best ive ever had from start to finish. Thank You Chef Noel for making my wifes surprise an unforgettable experience.
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    January 30, 2024


    danielle M.

    Noel was top notch. He was professional but very down to earth and friendly at the same time. He made the experience incredibly enjoyable for me and my husband. He worked with my husband to custom create a menu of all my favorites. And let me tell you, it was hands down one of the best meals I’ve had! And the best part, he did all the work from preparation to cleanup! It was an absolute pleasure to work with him and plan to do so again in the future!
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    January 30, 2024


    linda P.

    Noel was very professional and knowledgeable. He helped me pick the menu and the right amount of food for my party. He and Rachael were very easy to work with and Ive already hired him for two other events. FYI...his brownies are to die for! I highly recommend them!
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    January 23, 2024


    frank C.

    Noel was extremely attentive and worked with us to create a menu that met our needs—from my 94-year-old grandmother to my 3-year-old nephew. He was very professional, on time, and most importantly, the food was incredible! Highly recommend.
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    January 19, 2024


    frank C.

    Noel was extremely attentive and worked with us to create a menu that met our needs, from my 94-year-old grandmother to my 2-year-old nephew. He was on time, professional, and most importantly, the food was exquisite. Highly recommend.
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    January 19, 2024

    Services offered

    Personal Chef
    Pastry Chef Services