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Food Fire + Knives has created a singular resource for home party hosts. Our nationwide network of culinary professionals wear the apron, bringing you elevated fine dining when you hire a chef with FFK. We take care of our customers, with payment protection and fully-insured and vetted chefs for your peace of mind. With our competitive, transparent pricing, you’ll never see a hidden fee, either! You host the party, we bring the fine dining, achieved with the skill of a talented, seasoned private chef.

Instant Online Quote

No Hidden Fees

Fully Insured

Fully-vetted Chef

A La Carte Menus

Book it all for one low, all-inclusive price.

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Your party becomes a culinary happening when you reserve a Food Fire + Knives private chef. Experience the ease of a catered party at home without the work! Your FFK personal home chef does it all.

Your culinary pro sources fresh, local food.

They engage your guests while making gourmet magic

They clean your kitchen to sparkling perfection

Discover innovative catering that brings culinary excellence to your table!

How to Hire a Private Chef for Your Event

  • Pick a place, date, and time.
  • Select your chef and menu. (Each chef offers different menus which are fully a la carte. Simply choose the dishes you want for your occasion.)
  • Add details like the number of guests and any special instructions.
  • Pay for your reservation. Make any changes or even cancel up to a week before your event for a refund.
  • After you’ve made a reservation, the private chef you’ve hired will reach out within 48 hours to confirm the details and coordinate their arrival.
  • If you’ve added any special dietary restrictions or event instructions, they’ll work with you to implement those.
  • Your chef will arrive with everything they need, including ingredients, cooking equipment, and cleaning supplies. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the day with your guests.
  • The cleanup is included too! Hire a private chef with us and know that we’ll likely leave your kitchen cleaner than when you gave it to us.

FFK makes it a cinch to throw the party of the season. Our easy online booking system brings you culinary excellence, featuring personal home chefs with a huge range of international specialties. Choose your favorite, then view associated a la carte menus, selecting only what you like. Within 48 hours, you and your FFK chef will be fine-tuning your selections, creating a menu that meets your tastes and needs.

Why Book With Food Fire + Knives?

With our reliable service, your event is managed with FFK professionalism. When you reserve a private chef from FFK to come play with your food, fire, and knives, your party is transformed!

  • No hidden fees. See everything you’ll pay before you book
  • Every event AND payment is fully insured.
  • Make ANY changes or cancel up to 7 days before your event.
  • FCRA-compliant background checks. Fully-vetted Chefs.
  • Customer service 7 days a week.
  • Accommodate any allergy or food restrictions.
  • A la carte menus to fit any budget.
  • Instant online quotes.
  • Simple online ordering system. Browse local menus online.
  • Our new Kids Menus.
  • Chat directly with your chef via text, email, or in our secure message system.

With our reliable service, your event’s managed with FFK professionalism. When you reserve a private chef from FFK to come play with your food, fire, and knives, your party is transformed!


Experienced, Vetted, Local Private Chefs

Food Fire + Knives is your premier national network of private chefs and personal chefs creating in-home dining experiences. Our mission is to support local chefs, providing creative freedom, scheduling flexibility, and the pay they deserve in one of the toughest and lowest-paid industries. FFK chefs are industry leaders in current restaurant roles as well as being personal home chefs. Reserve a private chef with FFK to create an effortless fine dining experience in your own home!

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Eat-In & Take-Out

Book a private chef with FFK to receive 24/7 service that never leaves a question unanswered. To deliver exceptional catering, we support our exemplary chefs with administrative excellence and stellar customer service. Bringing party hosts comprehensive service at one all-inclusive, competitive price, our customer-centered reservation platform raises the bar. FFK’s innovative personal home chef catering transcends your expectations, delivering experiences your guests will rave about. Read what our customers have to say about a catering concept that’s taking the USA by storm!


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“The quality of the food was amazing, very fresh, locally sourced, on par with any 1-2 star Michelin venue. Plus, the chefs were SO nice and engaging, eager to teach our family about cooking and the area. Also note that their prices are significantly better than other competitor personal chefs. I HIGHLY recommend!!!”

— Krishna

“All of the dinners including various appetizers, salads, entrées and desserts used only the finest ingredients and were plated as if you were in a five-star restaurant.If you are looking for the convenience and comfort of eating a five-star meal from your home I would highly recommend Mike and his team at Food, Fire and Knives for a culinary experience.”

— Jeff B

“I LOVED my experience with this company! From my very first email asking questions, to the experience itself, to the follow up call with the owner of the company asking how it went, Food Fire + Knives is an A+!”


“Chef Ed Renken was amazing! On top of cooking us a delicious meal he was extremely personable and made sure we had a great time. I highly recommend and would definitely hire him again! Thanks chef!”

— Tabitha

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Our Top FAQs

1. Can I customize the menu?

Absolutely! All our menus are fully a la carte. Once you’ve decided on a private chef, you’ll see a list of all the dishes they offer, choosing only the ones you’d like for your event.

2. How is your home personal chef service priced?

You pay a fixed price per guest based on your menu, plus a small, all-inclusive booking fee to our platform. You’ll be able to see exactly what you’re paying when you make a booking. No hidden costs. Ever.

3. How many guests can I invite?

As many as you like! For events with more than 30 people, we ask that you reach out to us to make an event inquiry.

4. My group has multiple dietary restrictions

That’s absolutely fine! When finalizing your menu, please mention these under ‘Special Instructions.’ For instance, you can specify that you’d like to accommodate one vegan guest and one gluten-free guest when you hire a chef with FFK. Your culinary pro will prepare suitable dish variants for them.

5. Can I make changes to the menu or guest list?

Yes! You can make any changes to your private chef reservation. You can even cancel it up to a week before your event, and you’ll receive a refund.

6. Is my event insured?

Yes, it is. Our service includes full insurance for your personal home chef in case of any mishaps.

7. How are the chefs chosen?

Each chef is fully vetted. We require a minimum one year of sous chef experience. When you reserve a private chef with FFK, you’re assured that they’ve gone through an FCRA-compliant background check and multiple interviews before joining our platform.

8. What is FFKs cancellation and refund policy?

We take pre-payment to secure your personal home chef and simplify our service. No fumbling with payments after your event or dealing with multiple payments in different stages of the process. Much like our service, our refund policy is simple, so that when you book a private chef with FFK, you and your chef are both protected!
  • Your full refund is guaranteed up to a week before your event.
  • During the week of your event we offer a 50% refund.
  • We will not be able to refund within 48 hours of your event. At this point, your chef has not been available for other parties and has already planned for your event. *Please note all refunds are less processing and booking fees