Food & Drink

Leave the Party Prep to Chef Mario Tolentino

Let a pro do the cooking

chef mario tolentino!

When it comes to supper, you can’t seem to take things from Pin to pan.

Time to bring in the secret ingredient: Mario Tolentino.

The seasoned chef, Chopped champion, and owner of Can Cook Cuisines makes dinner party dreams come true.

A worldly resume (kitchen stints include everywhere from Miami to Barcelona) proves he’s ready for any request. Past events run the gamut from a Southern birthday celebration (barbecue, mac and cheese) to a swank nine-course fete.

Tolentino works with your vision and whips up a proposal based on his three-day game plan (shopping, prepping, and execution). Want to sharpen your skills? His cooking classes demystify the process with step-by-step instruction.

Sample his expertise firsthand at multisensory pop-up dinners this spring. Inspired by adventures abroad, the interactive series includes nine courses alongside travel photography, all set to a specially curated playlist.

You’ll never get board.

Can Cook Cuisines (646-241-7476 or cancookcuisines.com).

Photo: Evan Sung / Courtesy of Can Cook Cuisines