Diane Hill
Diane Hill
Apr. 5, 2024
Amazing evening with Chef Paolo

I’d reached out through a Facebook ad, he quickly responded with a call and we had a delightful conversation.  Paolo came to our home on time and well prepared.  He went straight to work and the first course was delivered as promised – we have a large kitchen island and we all sat around it as he prepared and served delicious, elevated food.  We had a lot of laughs and a terrific meal.  All my guests raved about the experience.  I highly recommend him.

Jennifer Trenkamp
Jennifer Trenkamp
Dec. 5, 2023
Chef Paolo Lafata was wonderful!

He cooked the most delicious and special meal for my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. Everyone said the food was spectacular. His attention to detail and thoughtfulness shined throughout the meal. Everything was just perfect. Thank you, Chef Paolo!

Christina Johnson
Christina Johnson
Aug. 21, 2023

Chef Paolo spent six months with us for the summer, and was exceptional. Every detail of the meal for planning, shopping, and executing was well thought out and prepared to perfection. He adapted our dietary preferences daily as well as the family vacationing at our home and the occasional lunch/dinner guests. He was open to hearing our personal taste critiques and modified accordingly. We will undoubtedly hire him again.

Alyssa Perez
Alyssa Perez
Mar. 19, 2023
Five Star + Chef!

If I could give Chef Paolo 100 stars, I would! He was very responsive and thorough in the menu planning. We hired him for a dinner party and he completely blew us away. In addition to his food being absolutely outstanding, Chef Paolo is professional, kind, and passionate about cooking which was evident in the dishes he prepared. He is a value added to any event! Thank you Chef Paolo for making our evening so special, we will never forget our experience!

Amy Kunce
Amy Kunce
Feb. 13, 2023
Absolutely Amazing!

Everything was absolutely amazing. I had some carbonara for breakfast the next morning. Lol. Can’t wait to have you come again. It was such a joy.

Kelly Fleming
Kelly Fleming
Dec. 13, 2022
Outstanding Chef

Chef Paulo is an outstanding chef. He is pleasant, caring, accommodating and most importantly, his meals are fantastic. He is a good communicator and easy to reach. He listens carefully to your likes and dislikes so he can satisfy your tastes. He adapts the meal to fit your dietary requests. He likes to arrive early to survey your kitchen and make sure he stays on your desired schedule. He has cooked for us 4 times now and each meal has been amazing. After the meal, he does all the dishes and cleans up before he departs. He takes all of the work out of the meal preparation and allows us to enjoy the evening.
I highly recommend Chef Paulo. We are planning another trip next year down to his area and we will definitely hire him again.
The people at Food Fire and Knives are also outstanding. Wherever we travel, they find a chef to service us and our family. We are very grateful to them. They found Chef Paulo for us on this trip.
John and Judy Turpin

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