Private Dining Experiences

Are you planning a dinner party, but don’t want to do the cooking? Want to treat a special someone to a romantic evening without the hassle of finding a restaurant? Have a milestone coming up and looking for a unique way to celebrate?
From intimate dinners to backyard barbecues Elle Jay’s is here to take care of your private dining needs! Our private chef, Marissa Leon-John, will help create a unique dining experience for you and your guests. With a completely custom menu, the Elle Jay’s crew will come to you and prepare an unforgettable meal in the comfort of your home.


  • Freshly prepared meals
  • Weekly menus
  • Solo, couple and family rates


  • Specials announced weekly on IG
  • Takeout and Delivery on Saturdays


  • Classes to learn new skills
  • Virtual date night
  • Dumpling parties!

Meet the chef


Marissa is a completely self-taught chef. Born and raised in Montreal, Marissa’s kitchen reflects the multicultural food haven she hails from. Her Caribbean heritage is the foundation of her passion for honoring tradition and you taste this in every bite of food she prepares. A proud MasterChef Canada alumni, Marissa uses her voice and platform to provide more visibility for other young, black LGBTQ+ members of the culinary community.

For one of Marissa’s signature recipes check out More hands make better dumplings!

Marissa Leon-John in a kitchen
fancy dining table setting

Planning an event

  • Consultation to cover every detail of your event
  • Marissa and her team create delicious magic in your space

The reviews are in!

My husband planned a special evening for my 34th Birthday. He reached out to Marissa and she created an incredible Thai menu for myself and 23 friends! She arrived with a huge smile and immediately went to work cooking up a storm. The food was delicious! It was such a memorable evening and I would highly recommend an at home dinner party. Such a unique experience. Thank you Marissa!

—Krissy B.

Creative and delicious 7 course meal for my birthday celebration! Absolutely every course was tasty and Marissa provided details about each course. Truly best birthday dinner I’ve ever had in the comfort of my own home. Strongly recommend!

—Tracy W.

Marissa was amazing to work with. She was super-responsive to our messages, had a lot of great ideas, was very flexible. It was so much fun for our whole family, having her cook in our kitchen, watching her work, all the while chatting about her experiences on MasterChef Canada! What a treat! She was friendly and funny, while at the same time, professional and efficient. And the food was absolutely AMAZING!!

—Cindy B.

Contact Us

Get in touch with us to get started with your custom dining experience. Fill out the form or email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible!