About Chef Bart

My name is Bart Dorfman, and I am the personal chef behind A Culinary Mind. My love affair with cooking began when I was only 16 during a trip to Italy. This trip ignited my passion for cooking and set me on the path to becoming the personal chef that I am today. Preparing amazing food for others is something that I have a passion for, and for more than 15 years, I have been gaining experience and refining all the skills necessary to be a professional personal chef.

My formal training and education took place at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), and I was also fortunate enough to be able to continue my education internationally in Tuscany, Italy under the tutelage of some of the most respected chefs in the country.

I have experience in adjusting my cooking style to fit different palates, nutritional requirements and other dietary needs. I approach special diets with the same zeal and professionalism with which I approach any other challenge. My desire to give you food that is both tasty and good for you motivates me to make sure that every dish that I prepare meets your approval from both standpoints.

The food that I prepare is based on you. If you prefer more sophisticated dishes, I am happy to oblige. If you prefer family style meals, then I am delighted to show you how I can elevate them while preserving the simplicity that makes them so wonderful.

With A Culinary Mind, you will discover that culinary expertise, a positive attitude, and true passion for this industry make an unbeatable combination. Please do contact me with any questions or concerns that you have so that you can find out what A Culinary Mind can contribute to your table and your life.

Our Services


Catering your special event is a privilege. Feed your dreams and let us do all the work. Our only limit is your imagination. From Birthdays, Anniversaries, Barbecue (BBQ) and Paella Party Event to just a great evening with friends and family Chef Bart and his staff fills every occasion with great food and service.

Escape from the typical and call A Culinary Mind today….. The Recipe For Extraordinary Events!!

Special Events

Dinner Parties

A Culinary Mind Personal Chef Services can cater dinner parties of all kinds for all occasions to suit your needs. If you want your next dinner party to be truly spectacular, let Chef Bart Dorfman work as Birthday Party Chef Long Island with you to create an unforgettable dining experience.

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Happy Clients

Leonard & Jeannie Korman

This letter should serve as a letter of recommendation for Chef Bart as a personal/private chef in Hamptons. Chef Bart worked as our personal chef for approximately six (6) years from October 2001 through December 2007.

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Chef Bart is a proud member of American Pesonal & Private Chef Association | APPCA
Chef Bart is a proud member of American Pesonal & Private Chef Association