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Jen, Thank you again for a truly amazing 4th of July Party! The food was so yummy and your staff did such a great job with every aspect of the party. We love you and are so thankful for making our party a huge success!
– Clay & Lindsay Buchholz 

Jen Royle:
Dare To Taste
 86 reviews

Best of Boston 2015, 2016 & 2017
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“Dare To Taste” is a licensed private chef company located in Boston. Owned and operated by Jen Royle, “Dare To Taste” brings you the freshest ingredients and the friendliest service with delicious and unique food. Specializing in mini portions/appetizers, Royle’s creativity will have your guests talking for days… not only about the food, but the service, professionalism and presentation.

VOTED Best of Boston three-years straight by Thumbtack, and a one of the top private chef companies by Expertise, Dare To Taste will not disappoint. unnamed-20


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Royle was a finalist on ABC’s hit prime time cooking series “The Taste” and finished as the best home cook.

REALITY CHECK: Chef and owner, Jen Royle, was a finalist on ABC’s hit reality cooking series, “The Taste,” and on The Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay.” With a staff that consists of licensed bartenders, culinary school graduates and professional servers,  we take care of your entire event from start to finish. First, let us create the prefect menu for your event. Leave the shopping and prepping to the culinary team, and the meal of your choice will be prepared and/or served in the comfort of your own home or venue.

Want only appetizers served throughout the night? Or how about a plated meal for a special occasion? Just a buffet? No problem. The choices are endless. From engagement parties, birthdays, bridal and baby showers to retirement celebrations, “Dare To Taste” is the perfect choice for your upcoming event. Take a peek at the “Dare To Taste” EVENT MENU and book your party today!

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Need a fun party favor or take-home gift? Try our S’mores bags packed with half of a Hershey Bar, two Graham Crackers, two skewered marshmallows and a tea candle for toasting. Add your company sticker or business card to the bag and you have the perfect gift for clients, or friends or family at your wedding.


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THE IMPROPER BOSTONIAN CHEF’S ISSUE: “AT THE PLATE: Jen Royle” Scan 25  Check out The Improper Bostonian (Feb. 25 – March 10) Chef’s issue, highlighting some of Boston’s best chefs and rising stars. In this edition, the popular Jonathan Soroff features veteran sports reporter turned aspiring chef, Jen Royle, who recently appeared on Season 3 of ABC’s “The Taste.” Royle finished fifth out of 24 contestants and was the only home cook remaining in the competition from Top 10 down. Jen found herself in the bottom twice only to pull herself out by winning two “taste-offs” against professional chefs. Her Chicken Pot Pie earned her a gold star during the “New Years” challenge and Anthony Bourdain called her seared tuna in shrimp and ginger broth “Sophisticated, extremely well-executed and very refined” during the “Bring The Heat” challenge.

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She recently staged at two of James Beard Award winning Chef Tony Maws’ popular Cambridge restaurants, Craige on Main and Kirkland Tap and Trotter, but will be sticking to her Italian roots when she starts a new job this spring at a popular Italian restaurant in her hometown of Boston. Details coming soon. Soroff writes, “EMMY AWARD-WINNING SPORT REPORTER JEN ROYLE recently made it to the finale of the ABC cooking series The Taste as the only non-professional chef competing. As a journalist, she has covered the New York Yankees, the Baltimore Ravens and the Red Sox. She is currently a reporter for The Boston Herald  and the host of the online video series, Talk of the Town. A Boston native, she lives in the North End and recently released her second cookbook. Scan 15