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Most Excuisite Experience

Chef Natalie was amazing!!!! From the beginning to end she was the perfect fit for our small intimate wedding. Chef Natalie excelled in communication, preparation, and final production. There was a lot of depth to each dish and everyone at the table had nothing but great things to say about the food and the experience. Thank you again for being such an important part of our special day. ❤️

- Melissa Mills
AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

If you haven’t tried a private chef experience yet; let chef Natalie curate an intimate and delicious experience at the comfort of your home. I hosted a girls dinner experience to celebrate my new home and chef Natalie created a 4 course Northern Italy inspired menu that had all the guests raving! Highly recommend booking her; great communication, super professional and makes amazing tasting food!

- melissa miles
Chef Natalie
About

Chef Natalie

I am an Executive Chef with 15 years of restaurant experience. I found my passion for food and produce while working a summer job at a food co-operative. I went to Culinary School at Le Cordon Bleu, and have been working in hyper seasonal and locally focused restaurants since. I have worked in fine dining and casual restaurants, and spent time working for James Bead nominated chefs where I fell in love with creating a daily changing menus, and working exclusively with what we could get from our farmers. I have run kitchens in Northern MN, Maine, and all over the Twin Cities. I specialize in low waste cooking, and love to create dishes that rely heavily on produce to be the star. I love working directly with guests on menus, and enjoy passing my knowledge to others.

Cuisines & Events: American, Anniversary, Bachelorette Party, Birthday, Breakfast/Brunch, Farm to Table, French, Italian, Local, 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