Chef Jennifer DePalma “Chef of Distinction”

Chef Jen DePalma "Chef of Distinction"

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In July 2011,  Chef Jennifer DePalma competed on Bravo Tv’s  hit new series 

 Rocco’s Dinner Party  

 Chosen the Winner!

 She is the first woman to win this Distinctive Honor.  Along with bragging rights  she received the Grand Prize of $20,000.00!  

The goal  being to see who would throw the best dinner party for Celebrity Author and  Chef  Rocco DiSpirito and his celebrity guests. Now EatThis9/27/11

Three  Chefs compete for the honor to be 1 of 2  Chefs chosen to cook for Rocco’s Themed Dinner Party for that particular evening by preparing and presenting their signature dish for Rocco to taste.

Rocco DiSpirito loved Chef Jen’s Signature dish Chicken Amore  so much he chose it as the winner of the signature dish challenge. Since then fans around the world have been asking for her Chicken Amore recipe!

The winner of the signature dish challenge then has the opportunity to choose 1 of three of Rocco’s dining rooms to serve their dinner party as well.

The two Chefs then meet with Celebrity Event Producer Jes Gordon   and author of  “Party Like a Rock Star”     to discuss and plan the décor for their chosen dining room.  Jes Gordon then designs  the chosen dining room based on the input of the  chef.   Jes’s  Blog also gives further design details  of each dinner party.

Jen chose the Terrace Room for her dinner party and had it decorated in a South Beach theme with white sofas, a tented dining table, tiki torches – a real Miami vibe.   When everyone walked in Jen’s party, they fell so in love with the stylish Miami-South Beach décor.,4  

Jen started out with her Coco Loco Spritzer, made with vodka and coconut water.  Jen’s Pork Tenderloin was a good choice.   “But the best dish of the night was what she prepared to accommodate Jeff:  Matzoh Brei.  This traditional Passover dish is an omelet-like mixture of eggs and pieces of matzoh fried together. You can put other ingredients in it, like vegetables. It’s open to interpretation, and Jen’s was as Jeff put it: “Matzoh brei’s greatest moment!” It can be fattening too, but Jen brought hers in at 190 calories and 8 grams of fat.”,4


Chef Jennifer DePalma and Rocco DiSpirito

 Chef Jennifer DePalma has over a decade of professional fine dining experience, trained at the The French Culinary Institute (Class of 2000)  and is licensed in food handling and safety.     “I offer polished, professional gourmet service to your doorstep”.  Chef Jen’s  experience includes working for the magazine La Cucina ItalianaHotel Plaza Athenee, owner of gourmet health food restaurant The Power Grill and teaches for The City University of New York.

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Chef Jen is a NYC private chef and owner of Jen DePalma’s Catering – specializing in fine dining dinner parties.  Servicing the tri-state area.



Chef  Jen is also the editor/creator of   a food blog featuring her  latest recipes, cooking tips, restaurant reviews and product food reviews.

Chef Jen wants all of her fans to know that she is dropping a cookbook later this fall (the title is still in the works)


Dark Chocolate Souffle with Creme Chantilly and fresh berries


Chef Jen DePalma's Aprons

Chef Jen has custom chef aprons available for sale and  – the hottest selling item is  I’m a Chef Not a Magician”,  now  Chef Jen’s famous lines from Rocco’s Dinner Party

She  will also be featured at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens  October 15th 2011, for Tuscan fall Harvest Festival Chef Jen will be doing a cooking demonstration on healthy Italian Cooking, samples will be provided!  


Chef Jennifer DePalma’s Personal Invite to all:

Come out and taste my food October 15th!

Chef Jen DePalma Chef of Distinction

More Chef Jennifer DePalma Links:

You can view Chef Jen DePalma’s  appearance on  Rocco’s Dinner Party  as well as  any and

All of the  1st Season  Episodes  —> –> <–!/ChefJenDePalma

Canadian Fans

Now Airing in In Canada

on the W Network

Rocco’s Dinner Party  Season 1

    Monday September 26th at 10PM E/P

 “SUMMER IN THE CITY”  featuring  Chef  Jen DePalma

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