Interactive Dining, Charlotte, NC Posted by Purple's Side of the Table March 10th, 2021

Unique and Memorable In-Home Dining Experiences, Charlotte, NC


Purple’s Side of the Table’s most requested service is to prepare a family style meal in your home so that you can experience and understand the entire process. Chef Ross is a gregarious and approachable in-home chef; he encourages your guests to participate if they wish and interact with him as much as they want.

Chef Purple will work with you beforehand to create a customized menu, taking into consideration the specific needs you and your group may have. This unique experience provides an unpretentious and more casual setting and allows you to entertain your guests in a personal way.  Chef Ross is not just cooking for you; he’s there to provide you with a remarkable, one-of-a-kind experience that will never be forgotten. 

Chef Ross Purple specializes in creating EXTRAordinary in-home, cooking experiences that are unique and memorable. Chef Purple is available for private dinners and cocktail parties, multi course plated dinners, beer pairing dinners, interactive cooking demonstrations and classes, and birthday parties for kids of all ages.

WHY Chef Purple loves what he does… Chef Ross loves planning a good theme! Having a special reason to celebrate is his passion! He makes it a pleasure plan a celebration for a milestone birthday, wedding anniversary or bachelorette party.

WHO Chef Ross creates unique and memorable experiences for… It”s all about you, your guest of honor, your family and friends! During the initial complimentary consultation Chef will take time to learn more about your guests. Chef Purple carefully listens to your questions and your input to be certain no little detail gets overlooked.

WHAT Chef Purple does… He will plan the menu with you, inquire about your ideas and special requests. Equally, if not more importantly discuss any allergies and dietary restrictions that need to be taken into consideration. He takes care of everything revolving around the food from start to finish. Menu planning, grocery shopping, all the preparation & cooking. He’ll bring his own cookware, utensils etc… The BEST part of all…He’ll take of all the cleanup at the end of the night! His goal is to leave you wondering if he was actually even there. You can simply sit back, relax and spend time entertaining your guests without a care in the world.

HOW Chef Purple structures his pricing…

Unlike a traditional catering company or other private chef services we have a straightforward approach with our pricing. Chef Purple plans unique, memorable in-home experiences that are 100% customized with every detail taken into consideration.

Chef Purple will have you pay for the cost of the groceries with no up-charge. Then, Chef has a fee based on the number of guests, the duration of your event and the complexity of the menu. Parties of 8-10 require a server. 12+ guests and certain menus require a Sous Chef and 2 servers. The Sous Chef and servers hourly rates will be discussed prior to booking, and are based on the services to be provided. Thats it. No hidden fees, services charges & no automatic 20% gratuity.

Once the final details are all in place Chef will prepare a detailed estimate with an itemized breakdown of the approximate food cost and the time dedicated to your event. Chef Purple arrives 2 hours prior to your guests to set up, work his magic and that’s when the experience really begins. The best part is, after dinner, we handle all of the clean-up!

















“Ross helped us with an annual Christmas party where he cooked 9 lobsters (perfectly) and also served AMAZING appetizers. He is friendly, charismatic and has fun with the guests. At the same time, he times his presence perfectly as not to upset the fellowship of the party guests. I would definitely hire him again and would encourage anyone who is thinking of having a party, dinner, or get together to do the same! You HAVE to try his bacon-wrapped chicken bites!”

Mary L.

“This was a lot of fun as a family gathering. Chef Ross really takes time to explain not just how, but why we do certain things. He was always willing to stop and answer any questions, and the food was amazing!!! I highly recommend this if you are looking for something fun and different.”

Kevin H.

“Chef Ross created a wonderful menu for our outdoor BBQ event. He was a pleasure to plan with, and his food was outstanding and very reasonably priced. I highly recommend him!”

Tricia C.

To learn more about how you can have Chef Ross be your personal in-home chef in Charlotte, North Carolina, get in touch with us at Purple’s Side of the Table today to schedule a consultation.

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Headed by Chef Ross Purple, Purple’s Side of the Table has become the place foodies in Charlotte, North Carolina go for cooking lessons, meal prep, and catering.

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