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Chef Jerry's Specialties


Amazing surprise for bachelor party

I booked Chef Jerry for my fiancé’s bachelor party as a surprise for him and his friends. Not only was it a great surprise but the food was raved about at the wedding when I talked to all of them months later. He was easy to work with on picking the menu and he also had special touches to every single element of the meal. The guys said he was great, talked to them about everything and he even got my fiancé a gift (a cutting board and spatula with his favorite football team logo) It was such a hit!

- Leah Fahey
delicious meal!

We had a delicious meal with both the thai-style short ribs and the roast vegetables with creamy polenta as the entrees. Excellent flavors. The kale salad was exceptional and the salted caramel pudding was delicious. Jerry was happy to accommodate some dietary restrictions and was friendly, professional and very well organized. The presentation was elegant. All in all a very nice experience. Thanks.

- Andrew Gale

I took the ‘Rolling in Ramen’ class, and it was awesome! The instructor was clear with instructions, the recipes were thoughtful, and the final dish was delicious. They were very accommodating of my Celiac’s, and provided a great experience with dietary restrictions in mind. If you let them know ahead of time for allergies and food restriction needs, they will almost bend over backwards to make sure you’re having a great time. The price tag is worth the experience, and I’d recommend this activity for couples on a date night, family bonding, or even anyone just looking to learn something new.

- Montana Lewis
Chef Jerry

Chef Jerry

I guess you could say I started “late in the game” compared to most chefs. Being a Massachusetts native, I began my culinary journey at Le Cordon Bleu in Cambridge. I accepted my first chef position working for celebrity chef Ming Tsai at his signature restaurant Blue Ginger. Working there and being dedicated to my new craft has led me to many incredible opportunities: participating in both the Boston and the Hawaii Food & Wine Festivals, volunteering for events including raising money for women’s shelters, and cooking meals for people like Andrew Zimmern, Anthony Bourdain, Oprah, Grant Achatz, Adam Sandler, Goldie Hawn, and Kurt Russell.

I’ve spent most of my career in fine dining and my skill set and attention to detail reflect that. Alternatively the meals I create are geared towards comfort; it’s like a warm hug but from the inside. In 2008 I was offered an opportunity to pack up my city life and experience the island life. Then I moved to Maui to work at a globally recognized and local loving restaurant called Star Noodle. I was introduced to new ingredients, experienced the Hawaiian food and culture.

And then I ended up in Denver. I’ve decided that I no longer want to work in a restaurant behind a wall where I cannot see and meet the people I am feeding. Now I am teaching culinary classes and cooking in homes and I could not be more grateful. If we cook food just to feed the faceless mouths, then we are not doing our due diligence as chefs. Being able to share stories, help and educate others in technique and recipes, creating memories and moments that will never be forgotten, only then can I say that I am a fulfilled chef.

Cuisines & Events: American, Asian Fusion, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Birthday, Breakfast/Brunch, Chinese, Comfort, Holiday, Maui Relief, Vegetarian, Wedding

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