About Us

Everyone loves the magic professional chefs create with food! Food Fire + Knives’ mission is to empower culinary professionals, connecting them with food lovers all over the USA. We’re excited to promote the work of talented chefs within a framework that allows them creative freedom, flexibility, and the compensation they deserve for their amazing work.

Plus, you get a private party your guests will never stop talking about, with an engaging chef answering questions, telling stories, and sharing food preparation secrets! FFK’s interactive experience offers amazing food, sparkling conversation, and so much more.

Bringing Culinary Magic to Your Home

FFK’s online platform markets the skills of accomplished chefs in cities across the USA, reserving private events with food-loving clients. Our chefs are the foundation of all we do. They create a la carte menus according to their specialties. They set the prices. If you need a more customized menu, they work with you to tailor menu items to your specific needs.

When you’re ready to book, visit Food Fire + Knives to enter your location, date, and time. Then select from a roster of local chefs. Next, you’ll choose from their specialized a la carte menus. In less than 48 hours, you’ll be tweaking the menu to your preferences with your culinary professional. Then, all you do is open the door to your chef, fully-loaded with food, equipment, and cleaning supplies. Your chef even leaves your kitchen spotless!

Reliable. Transparent. Accessible

For busy people who love to entertain, FFK offers easy online booking you can rely on. Our pricing is competitive and transparent, sparing you the unwelcome surprise of hidden fees.

With 24/7 customer service, FFK is always ready to help, supporting you every step of the way. Experience the difference a skilled private chef makes to your parties. Make a reservation today!


We inspire loyalty through genuine relationship building and selfless interaction


We love our mission and we work tirelessly to better the lives of chefs everywhere while providing a one-of-a-kind experience


We understand internal growth drives company growth and without it, there is no mission

Meet The Team

Co-owner of Food Fire + Knives, Michael Casciello

Michael Casciello

FOOD FIRE + KNIVES is the vision of co-owner Michael Casciello, a classically trained chef whose culinary education began at age 14. After college, Casciello attended the renowned Culinary Institute of America, where he worked alongside certified master chefs. He had a desire to bring fine dining to private homes as an on-demand service. In addition, he wanted to provide an alternative for creative and inventive chefs who wanted a better work-life balance outside of the traditional restaurant environment.

Co-owner of Food Fire + Knives, Kim Gandhi

Kim Gandhi

Kim Gandhi began cooking at 8 years old with a love of food driving her to experiment with her Hispanic and German heritage. She gained a BBA in Marketing and turned to the business world for much of her career. Her strong customer service background and her passion for great events that involve chefs, customers, and amazing food allows her to indulge in her love of cooking and enjoying what FFK chefs bring to the table.

Portrait of the Food Fire + Knives Social Media Manager, Shamira

Shamira Deshpande

Shamira is a passionate Social Media Manager and avid foodie who brings creativity and enthusiasm to every project. With 7+ years of experience in the social media management field, she is responsible for creative strategy development and implementation, content creation, optimizing campaigns, and analysis of social media performance for Food Fire + Knives.