Suzy Hirshberg
Suzy Hirshberg
Jul. 16, 2024
Very Pleased

We hired Chef Timothy for a family gathering of 11 adults and three children at our rental until in Nashville, and were very pleased with the meal and the service. Chef Timothy arrived as planned, brought everything needed, prepped our meal while answering a myriad of questions on techniques and recipes, and then served a delicious asian menu. As we enjoyed the meal and chatted endlessly, Chef Timothy wrapped any leftovers and cleared the kitchen. Our evening was very relaxed and enjoyable. Do not hesitate to sign up for this service, it was well worth it! Thank you, Chef Timothy.

Alexis Krasas
Alexis Krasas
Jun. 29, 2024
TOP TIER EXPERIENCE.

From the moment we booked with Chef Timothy, our experience was top-tier. Not only was he accommodating, warm and courteous his culinary skills were indescribable. I couldn’t recommend him enough for a private dinner. He even was kind enough to share his precious recipes with us all. Chef Tim deserves all the success in the world and I look forward to booking him again in the future.

Marie Mongeon
Marie Mongeon
Jun. 21, 2024
Great start to a bachelorette weekend!

Chef Tim cooked a delicious Mexican dinner for 9 of us at the start of a bachelorette weekend. Chef Tim was respectful and right on time and we had lots of leftovers! Thanks Chef!

nicolas jones
nicolas jones
Jun. 18, 2024
Bachelor party with the Surf and Turff soiree

We had a great time with Tim! We were a group of 15 people, we had selected the surf and turf menu and it was incredible! All the food was done to perfection! Very delicious !!!!! Tim is very professional and friendly! I recommend him 100% and will continue to book with him! Cheers

Laura Eichensehr
Laura Eichensehr
Jun. 10, 2024
A Really Great Experience!

Chef Tim did an amazing job! He went above and beyond in making it a special and personalized experience for my husband’s birthday. He was able to give us some great cooking tips and he was easy to talk to. The food was amazing and we loved everything. Chef Tim was even nice enough to share a few of his personal recipes with us and we are excited to try these out at home. I would definitely recommend Chef Tim for your next gathering. We enjoyed the whole experience very much!!

Derek Faulkner
Derek Faulkner
Jun. 1, 2024
Mother’s Day gift

This was gift for Mother’s Day to my mom, who cooks for everyone. She absolutely loved it! Tim was amazing with food, talking techniques, and just generally an awesome guy to be around! She said it was the best gift she has ever received! We would highly recommend Tim to anyone looking to have a private dinner or party!

Stacy McPhaul
Stacy McPhaul
May. 14, 2024
Amazing

Chef Timothy was wonderful. We had our son’s college graduation dinner and Chef Timothy prepared a wonderful meal with a gorgeous cake and catered to our every need.

Shelby Moore
Shelby Moore
Apr. 23, 2024
Incredible

Chef Tim was fantastic. The food was absolutely delicious and he was wonderful in communication and execution. 10/10 would request him on the next booking.

Mandy Meindl
Mandy Meindl
Apr. 14, 2024
Such a special evening!

We used Chef Tim for a small group birthday celebration and he made it unforgettable. The crab cakes and tomato galette were delicious but the star of the show was the beef Wellington. It was cooked perfectly and we all enjoyed it. The portions were very generous and the marjolaine dessert was an incredible end to the meal!

Tiffany Goodman
Tiffany Goodman
Apr. 7, 2024
Elevated Experience

I recently booked chef Tim for a bachelorette party. It was absolutely incredible! Chef Timothy was professional, courteous, kind and talented in the kitchen!!! All the options we chose were bursting with flavor and the portion sizes were of great value as well. He was even able to accommodate special dietary restrictions.

He truly made the start of the bachelorette weekend incredibly special. 1000/10 would recommend!!!

Pierce Clair
Pierce Clair
Mar. 16, 2024
Amazing chef

Tim was a great chef and cooked a phenomenal meal. I highly recommend him!

Patrick McCracken
Patrick McCracken
Feb. 17, 2024
Very Professional

Chef Tim did an excellent job for my wife and I. He was very professional and made our experience well worth it. The food was great and filling and he was even nice enough to show us some stuff throughout the process.

Donna Dungca
Donna Dungca
Feb. 12, 2024
Absolutely Delicious

The 7 of us each agreed that Chef Tim’s southern breakfast was absolutely delicious, comforting, plentiful, and beautiful too. Moreover, I appreciate his communication and service throughout. He easily accommodated a custom dish and was happy to explain dishes when we were curious. It was especially refreshing to all of us that he was eager to share his recipes. It is clear Chef Tim loves what he does. The next time we’re in town we’d love to hire him again.

Amanda D'Augustino
Amanda D'Augustino
Jan. 20, 2024
Great experience

We booked Chef Tim on our vacation in NC. He was well-prepped and professional. Chef Tim was passionate about his trade and made an amazing dinner for us. Everything was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend.

Erik Nicholson
Erik Nicholson
Jan. 15, 2024
Chef Tim goes Above and Beyond

Chef Tim prepares awesome food and there is plenty of it. He’s also a great educator. My nephew is getting into cooking and Chef Tim was great letting him help and answering all of our many questions. I highly suggest the Heirloom Tomato Gallette!

Nate Johnson
Nate Johnson
Jan. 4, 2024
Wonderful Experience

Chef Tim far exceeded our expectations. The food was unbelievable and his service is second to none! We highly recommend him and we will ABSOLUTELY be using him again!

Winnie Russell
Winnie Russell
Dec. 26, 2023
Amazing Christmas Dinner

Chef Tim truly made our Christmas dinner the best one yet. From the moment we reached out to him, he displayed exceptional professionalism and a genuine passion for his craft. His attention to detail and commitment to providing an unforgettable dining experience were evident in every aspect of the evening.

First and foremost, the food was absolutely incredible. Chef Tim’s culinary skills are truly exceptional. Each dish was expertly prepared, beautifully presented, and bursting with flavor. From the appetizers to the main course and the delectable dessert, every bite was a delight to the senses.

Not only was the food outstanding, but Chef Tim’s service was also impeccable. He was attentive, friendly, and went above and beyond He seamlessly coordinated the timing of each course, ensuring that everything was served at the perfect temperature and with impeccable presentation

Will be booking with him again soon! 5 ⭐️

Terri Bailey
Terri Bailey
Nov. 21, 2023
Tim

This was our 3rd time with Tim and he didn’t disappoint. Food was amazing yet again. He is an exceptional young chef. I have recommended your site to several people today. Thanks Tim for another memorable experience.

Kajal Koch
Kajal Koch
Nov. 17, 2023
Excellent

Chef Tim – served up an amazing Mexican meal for our bachelorette party! He was thorough from reservation to clean up after the meal! The hardest part was trying to eat it all! Thank you chef Tim!!!

Kanya Balakrishna
Kanya Balakrishna
Nov. 9, 2023
We had the BEST experience with Chef Tim!!

We hired Chef Tim to cook a surprise birthday dinner for my sister and brother in law – and they had an absolutely perfect experience. Chef Tim called me a few days in advance to discuss the menu – we selected his Thai dinner, which turns out is one of his specialties – and he was extremely attentive to her needs and preferences as we discussed the dishes. When he arrived that evening to cook, he was kind and professional… and the food was DELICIOUS. Every dish was thoughtfully prepared and beautifully plated… and he left them with plenty of leftovers to eat for the next few days. He even shared some recipes so they can make some of the things they loved the most. We couldn’t recommend Chef Tim or this experience more. It was truly wonderful, and I hope we’ll be able to work with him again! Thank you, Chef Tim, for making my sister’s birthday so special!!!

Ebunoluwa Osagioduwa
Ebunoluwa Osagioduwa
Nov. 7, 2023
Chef Tim was really awesome

Firstly, I want to Thank Chef Tim for my 30th birthday a day to remember! From the appetizer to the dessert was amazing. The quality and quantity of the food was top notch!! Days after my guests still talk about it. I will use and recommend him anytime

Johanna O'Loughlin
Johanna O'Loughlin
Nov. 4, 2023
Wonderful meal with lavish touches

My friends and I enjoyed a luxury meal with Chef Tim. The beef Wellington was perfectly cooked and seasoned, and the portions were generous. We especially liked Chef Tim’s willingness to work with us with the menu. Highly recommend! We felt pampered and very, very full!

Taylor Comstock
Taylor Comstock
Oct. 31, 2023
Dynamite Dinner

We hired Chef Tim for our intimate wedding dinner of 15 adults 8 kids. We loved it! We were impressed by Chef Tims cool, calm demeanor while taking on such an ambitious meal for such a large group all by himself. We ordered the prawn and crab bisque, crab cakes, Mac and cheese, and lobster Colorado peak. All were phenomenal! We had multiple allergies in the group, and Chef Tim was able to make everything nut free and gluten free. He also cooked each steak to order. Thank you Chef Tim!!

Amy Hobart
Amy Hobart
Oct. 22, 2023
50th Birthday Dinner

Thank you for a beautiful meal for a special occasion. The food was delicious.

Leslie Ingram
Leslie Ingram
Oct. 14, 2023
Great meal

Chef Tim was great. So easy to work with and accommodated all of our menu requests without hesitation. He was prompt, friendly and tidy. We had a wonderful meal and would definitely use Chef Tim again!

George Norkus
George Norkus
Oct. 14, 2023
A dinner to remember

Our dinner with Chef Timothy was above and beyond anything we could have expected. Right from the moment he arrived he was professional and still very warm and open. It was great to hear about his background and were his passion for cooking came from. That passion clearly comes through in his food as well. Every course was done perfectly and the flavors were out of this world. We haven’t been able to stop raving about this dinner. I would certainly recommend Chef Timothy to anyone looking for an amazing experience.

Violet Kanian
Violet Kanian
Sep. 29, 2023
Exceeded Expectations

When hiring a chef for a breakfast surprise, I thought I knew what we would get. Chef Tim completely exceeded our expectations. He was so nice, so prepared. We didn’t have to worry about a single thing. The food was absolutely incredible. We were so stuffed and there were so many leftovers!! We have enough food left for the rest of our trip. After we ate, he cleaned everything up. We literally had nothing to worry about or do. He was curtious and explained everything he was making. We had one person who was vegan and he accommodated for her as well. 100% recommend Chef Tim. Thank you for such a memorable experience!

greg lawson
greg lawson
Sep. 28, 2023
He Made It an Amazing Experience

Chef Timothy was excellent. Not only did he provide me and my wife an amazing meal, he made it an amazing experience. He handled everything and also graciously provided insight into how he curated our meal. He’s friendly, knowledgeable and I’d hire him again and recommend him highly to my friends or anyone looking to have a truly fantastic time with well prepared cuisine and stewardship.

Jordan Blankenship
Jordan Blankenship
Sep. 18, 2023
Wonderful dinner in the mountains

Chef Tim was very attentive and gave our group a wonderful meal to celebrate a bachelorette. He communicated easily, accommodated our group, and even tidied up. Thank you for a fun evening!

Christopher Sasser
Christopher Sasser
Sep. 11, 2023
Excellent!

Chef Tim was extremely knowledgeable and showed us a great time. We enjoyed every second! Look forward to booking again. Food was delicious

Shelby Bohm
Shelby Bohm
Sep. 1, 2023
Wonderful Experience

Chef Tim was wonderful. He was very professional, prepared, and knowledgeable. We had an amazing meal and every element was executed perfectly. It is easy to see that he is passionate about what he does and that absolutely comes through in his cooking.

I would absolutely recommend him to anyone! Thank you Chef!

Debbi Allen
Debbi Allen
Aug. 29, 2023
Chef Tim was amazing!!

Chef Tim made my husband and I an amazing meal! Cooked perfectly! Chef Tim was very knowledgeable on everything we were eating and even shared a personal recipe with us! We will definitely going this again and will be requesting Chef Tim ! Thank you for a wonderful experience

Alison Collis
Alison Collis
Aug. 20, 2023
Excellent experience

Chef Tim provided an excellent experience from start to finish! When I first booked, he called to verify all my selections and made sure to ask if my group had any special requests or dietary restrictions. He was very professional and responsive if we needed anything.

When he arrived at our Airbnb, he didn’t allow us to help carry anything in, he made sure we relaxed and enjoyed our time while he served us an exquisite meal.

The menu we chose was phenomenal— his crab cakes were AWESOME, his lobster Colorado peak was *chef’s kiss*, and his polenta squares were oh so good.

We were stuffed when he left and STILL had leftovers for the next day. 100% would recommend to a friend and will book again.

Grayson Krebs
Grayson Krebs
Aug. 8, 2023
An Amazing Cajun Anniversary Dinner

I booked Chef Tim for my parents 25th anniversary and it was fabulous! The food was wonderful and Chef Tim made the experience amazing. I highly recommend him to everyone!! The cajun dinner was delicious and he was so knowledgeable.

John Hotvedt
John Hotvedt
Jul. 10, 2023
Amazing experience!

Chef Tim was incredible. We had just as much fun watching him work as we did enjoying his amazing food. He was lots of fun to visit with while he worked and he shared so much about his dishes. Everything from booking to confirming, the prep, the dinner to cleanup was absolutely seamless. Can’t say enough positive things about our experience and meal! We will definitely use Chef Tim again and the Food Fire +Knives platform was so easy to use. Thank you and we will definitely be repeat customers!

Vlad Rozanovich
Vlad Rozanovich
Jun. 17, 2023
you better be hungry

Chef Tim for d a great job. crab cakes, buttermilk dressing were fantastic. Almost too many courses.
kids enjoyed the Queen Sheba cake. Chef Tim did a great job explaining all the courses as well
Thanks!

Erin Kurtz-Arnold
Erin Kurtz-Arnold
Jun. 17, 2023
Excellent Experience!

We had a wonderful dinner for our girls trip to Nashville. Chef Tim prepared a tasty, exceptional meal. There was so much food! He was interactive and provided cooking tips to us beginner chefs. Would definitely work with him again!

Ellyse Woolard
Ellyse Woolard
May. 22, 2023
Great Birthday Experience

We booked Chef Tim for a birthday celebration and we had a great experience! He came with all of the cooking supplies, and even provided advice for us when he arrived and saw us making our own guacamole. He is passionate about his craft and all of the courses were delicious. Thank you, Chef Tim! We would book again for sure!

Karol Ann Sharp
Karol Ann Sharp
May. 15, 2023
AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

Highly recommend this dinner as it was an amazing experience. Chef Tim is awesome and will answer any questions you have and is always willing to teach you about cooking! I would highly recommend for any occasion.

Michael Wahl
Michael Wahl
May. 11, 2023
Wonderful Evening

My wife & I used Chef Tim for our 5-year anniversary. He was very educational & the food was fantastic. He cleaned up after himself & was very polite. Expensive, but I would recommend.

Jerry Ring
Jerry Ring
Apr. 2, 2023
Dinner of a lifetime!

We booked a private chef for our 20th anniversary celebration during our cabin getaway in Gatlinburg. We wanted something romantic and memorable, and didn’t really know what to expect. Chef Tim showed up and from the moment we answered the door, it was so comfortable, like letting in a friend. We talked while he was prepping. He shared what he was doing while effortlessly managing and prepping the 5 courses we were set to enjoy throughout the evening. He showed us some of his knife skills and tips and tricks for our everyday cooking. He happily shared some recipe information. Just to list our menu, we had Lobster Colorado as the main dish, with his seafood bliss soup, Caesar salad with chicken and shrimp, spinach artichoke dip, and a chocolate/strawberry lasagna. I won’t go into each dish in detail, but will say that when we were served the Lobster Colorado it was mind numbingly delicious. You cannot imagine the flavor Chef Tim was able to impart on this dish. It is beyond words and something you will never experience in any fine dining restaurant. Chef Tim is going on to great things in his future. Whatever path he chooses in life, you can bet there will be many happy diners in that path. His Caesar dressing was out of this world!! Thank you again Chef Tim for a phenomenal experience!

Dara Good
Dara Good
Mar. 29, 2023
Delicious and seamless!

Tim was an amazing addition to our bachelorette weekend. I was able to work with him ahead of time to plan the menu, and he was easily able to navigate some of the dietary restrictions within our group. The entire process was fairly seamless.

Tim was prepared ahead of time with a few of the key ingredients that required a longer prep time. He was professional throughout the entire experience, and helped us clean up after the meal.

We loved what he prepared for us, it was plentiful and delicious!

Thank you Tim, for helping make our weekend even more special.

Arianna Bacon
Arianna Bacon
Mar. 6, 2023
Tim was great!

Timothy was a wonderful chef. He came in and did our elopement dinner and we couldn’t recommend him more! The smoked salmon and cream cheese dish was to die for as was the salmon in a puff pastry. For dessert we had an amazing Creme brûlée. Timothy was so accommodating and thoughtful and as the bride I couldn’t be more happy to have one less thing to worry about knowing he was in the kitchen!

Thank you for everything Tim!

Ginger Lannom
Ginger Lannom
Feb. 5, 2023
Superb!

Chef Timothy was such a delight to work with. He was very thorough in making sure we had everything we needed and wanted. The meal, all the way through was amazingly delicious and beautiful! He went above and beyond and I would definitely work with him again!

Nicole Clark
Nicole Clark
Jan. 3, 2023
Outstanding chef !

We had a dinner party for 12 people in the Music Loft in downtown Nashville. Chef Timothy customized are menu to include a seared ahi appetizer and potstickers. All the ingredients were fresh and beautifully prepared. We had every steak cooked to order from rare to well and everyone was pleased. This experience exceeded our expectations all because of chef Tim’s, enthusiasm and talent in the kitchen.
We recommend this company and in particular chef Timothy Loayza. Thanks to him we had an intimate experience on New Years Eve rather than a crowded restaurant!!!

Amber Hansen
Amber Hansen
Sep. 12, 2023
Overall average

I’ve had a previous personal chef experience and it was amazing. My group was excited as they have never had a chef. The chef arrived really early, about 2:45/3 for our 6pm dinner time. The food was ready around 4:40 and we were no where ready to eat. He then came in every 15 minutes asking if we were ready. We told him we would like to eat at 6 but we could do 5:30 if need be.

We were expecting all homemade ingredients, but a lot was store bought, such as tortillas and chips. Which is fine, but we asked and expected homemade authentic. By the time we sat down, appetizers were great, salad was great but we felt rush to hurry and eat as he announced the dinner portion was ready and he’s bringing it out 5 minutes into it. When dinner was brought out, the steak was perfect, but the chicken was underdone. It was still pink in the middle. We were a little turned off at that point. We moved onto dessert and he mentioned the cake was dairy, egg, and over all pretty safe for anyone to eat. Which was great, but I had specifically asked that the cake not be and be as is with no substitute, as no one would have allergies for the cake.

Overall it was an ok experience. My group was pretty disappointed for how much we paid and not sure if we would do it again


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