Hire a private chef in your area
A night in should be fun, exciting, and delicious. Food Fire + Knives helps create unforgettable experiences for you and your guests. Savor incredible food cooked by talented local chefs who take care of everything for you from prep to cleanup!
Food Fire + Knives is your premier network of private chefs and personal chefs for an in home dining experience. Our mission has always been to support local Chefs through freedom of creativity, schedule flexibility, and deserved pay for one of the toughest and lowest paid industries. The Chefs are industry leaders in current restaurant roles as well as local Private Chefs.
1. Can I customize the menu?
Absolutely! All our menus are fully a la carte. Once you’ve decided on a chef, you’ll see a list of all the dishes they offer and you can choose the ones you’d like for your event.
2. How is your 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! Although for events with over 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 for your at-home catering and your private chef will prepare suitable dish variants for those guests.
5. Can I make changes to the menu or guest list?
Yes! You can make any changes to your booking. 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 private chef in case of any mishaps.
7. How are the Chefs chosen?
Each chef is fully vetted. We require at minimum one year of sous chef experience. Your chef has 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 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 return policy is simple and meant to protect you, our hosts and our amazing Chefs.
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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!!!”
“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+!”
— JL MM
“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!”
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