Creating memorable experiences through food, hospitality, enrichment, and sustainability

Chef Heyward's Specialties


Completely Blown Away From Start to Finish

I sincerely feel so lucky to have found Chef Heyward for my sister’s party! He was so kind and the food was absolutely FANTASTIC from start to finish. I so highly recommend this talented chef!

- Adiana Vega
Wonderful Food

Chef Heyward was amazing! He was very friendly and accommodating. Always asking if we needed anything else. The food was outstanding! Very high quality and satisfying. Would highly recommend him.

- Katie Schlageter
Delicious from start to finish!

Could not recommend Chef Heyward more! Amazing dinner, fresh and creative. You will not be disappointed

- Megen Disanto
Chef Heyward

Chef Heyward

Chef Heyward has traveled throughout the country and abroad honing his culinary skills working in various National Parks, ski resorts, and major league baseball stadiums. Before studying and graduating from Le Cordon Bleu, Heyward was the operating partner of a small 52 seat restaurant in the quaint fishing village of McClellanville SC where he developed a great appreciation for the true local seafood and farming industry. Following graduation, he worked for various prestigious resorts, including the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, The Sanctuary Hotel, Kiawah, Grand Bohemian Hotels Charleston and Savannah, Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, and The Francis Marion Hotel. Chefs 25 years experience touches just about all corners of the culinary field from fast food to fine dining and everything in-between. Chef’s passion on ingredients is to maintain local roots and keep it simple and seasonal. Start with impeccable ingredients and let them sing. He carries a great understanding of the importance in sustainable practices in the industry with local farmers, fisherman, his community, and environment. Recently partnering with the SC Aquarium and the good Catch Program, his focus is educating his guests and staff alike on the importance of sustainable eating with seasonal seafood offerings as well as limiting single use plastics and disposables. Chef implemented a composting program through SMART Recycling, which has directly contributed to the diversion of over 10 tons of waste from our landfills. His passion for cooking is simple and clean flavors to bring out the true flavor of the foods being joyed by his guests. When not making others feel good through food and company, Chef values his time traveling with his wife and 2 kids. He is most fascinated when exposed to new cultures, food, music, creative arts, and trading knowledge with everyone he meets.

Cuisines & Events: Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Birthday, Breakfast/Brunch, Comfort, Farm to Table, Health, Italian, Local, Southern

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.

Our Top FAQs

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.
  • One week or more before your event we guarantee your refund.
  • 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