Boston Eats Like


We believe that sharing a meal "like family" has the ability to cure all.  Chef Nick Gurski's casual approach to the in-home private chef service offers a fresh take on an otherwise stuffy experience.  He strives to bring his sense of humor, his experience in the commercial kitchen, and his sincere passion for locally sourced ingredients to YOUR kitchen.  With a focus on creating an accessible, family-style "private chef" experience, we work to offer our services to anyone, anywhere, anytime.  Please get in touch to inquire about how we can help with your next occasion!

Chef Nick


Nick here. Thanks for checking out 0212eat. We’ve reached the part of the site where you read about all the cool places I’ve worked and all the amazing chefs I’ve had the privilege of working under. Let’s be honest, writing about yourself is Humblebrag City. But the thing is, I really have been lucky during my 16 year culinary career.  


I’ve worked for talented local chefs Pino Maffeo and Tony Susi during my formative years as a line cook.  They, along with my mentor chef Phet Schwader, set the tone for the rest of my career. I’ve lived in Italy, cooking in a small ristorante in Florence (for basically no money, I might add). I’ve honed my craft in the big leagues under the Batali/Bastianich brand, starting at B&B Ristorante in Las Vegas and ending with Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca, and Eataly, both here in Boston.  Last but not least, I was the Chef de Cuisine at the historic Langham Boston hotel, where James Beard Dinners were an annual event. As I mentioned before, these are some pretty cool places that all have stories to tell but ain’t nobody got time for that.


Bottom line, I love what I do. I love cooking delicious food. I love the beauty and simplicity of the Italian kitchen.  I love meeting people and talking to them about food. I love feeding people.  At the end of the day, food that is cooked with thought and care then plated with a little love is what it’s all about. After all, eating should be fun!


"Life is a combination of magic and pasta."


About 0212


We shop locally here in Boston to ensure all of our ingredients are hand-picked and fresh.  We are exceptionally strict about where we source so rest assured only the best is on your plate.  Because we source locally, our menu options will change seasonally, and some items will be subject to availability.  Chef Nick will let you know if anything from your selected menu is unavailable prior to your service!

Insalata  |  Primi  |  Secondi  |  Contorni  |  Dolci

for an additional cost per person.

How it Works

We want to create a stress-free experience for you!  Here is a little more info about what to expect while working with us at 0212eat.


BOOK YOUR TIME AND DATE   Get in touch with Chef Nick to officially book an available date & time with us and select the menu items you wish to serve your guests!  Chef Nick is more than happy to walk you through the menu selection process to ensure you have all the info!


SOURCE LOCALLY   Within 5-7 days of your event, Chef Nick hits the local markets!  Based on your final menu selections, Chef sources fresh ingredients from his favorite local New England markets, butchers, farms, fish mongers, and beyond!  Always fresh, never frozen.


EARLY ARRIVAL   Chef Nick will arrive approximately 2-3 hours prior to your event start to prepare the kitchen and begin prepping dishes for your event.  Chef will bring all food & beverage items needed for your event but will require use of your kitchen tools and appliances.  What does Chef Need? See our FAQs.


BUON APPETITO!   We prepare and serve your selected menus to you and your guests.  All meals are prepared family-style, and Chef Nick will gladly introduce each course and will be available for any questions before, during, or after your meal!


CLEAN UP!   Our team will take care of all kitchen clean-up after the event to be sure we leave it exactly how we found it.  We will package up any leftovers to leave with you as well.

Still Have Questions?

" Chef Nick was professional, fun, and easy to work with.  The food was delicious and beyond what we could ever imagine having prepared in our kitchen.  We love knowing that Chef Nick is available for any of our upcoming family dinners or events!  We will definitely book again! "


" We booked Chef Nick for our daughter's college graduation dinner and everything was amazing.  So refreshing to have an affordable "personal chef" service available in Boston with restaurant-quality menu options and for SUCH a reasonable price!  Chef Nick was so much fun! "


" The BEST idea ever for a Girls Night "IN".  For the same money we would have spent to go out to dinner in town, we had Chef Nick prepare us an incredible Italian 5-course meal right at our home.  We had such a blast and it was such an amazing alternative to a night on the town! "


" The perfect alternative to those huge catering companies and restaurants.  Chef Nick prepared an incredible selection of food for our son's engagement party at our home.  It was fresh, delicious, and plentiful and Chef Nick was like part of our family by the end of the night.  Highly recommend for your next event or occasion! "


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