Fine Dining with a Southern Touch!

Chef Alexander's Specialties


Awesome time, awesome food

Alex is a good man and awesome chef. He made sure we had an enjoyable experience to celebrate one of our friends. Highly recommend

- Anthony Ferrara
Fantastic Italian dinner for our party of 10

Chef Alex was an awesome chef for our event–celebrating my wife’s milestone birthday with great friends and family! Alex was prompt in communicating with me, arrived on schedule, was friendly to all of our guests, was very flexible with timing of preparing and serving the food, and most importantly the food was absolutely amazing! The entire party enjoyed their meals. He cleaned up efficiently and overall did a great job. It couldn’t have gone better, which was so important for the occasion. I’d highly recommend Chef Alex and will definitely use him next time we’re in the Asheville area.

- Paul Bilderback

We had an phenomenal experience with Chef Alex during our recent visit to Asheville. The food was amazing and Alex went above and beyond with cleaning up afterwards. He left the kitchen in much better shape than when he arrived. Would highly recommend Chef Alex for your next event/special meal.

- Peter Musser
Chef Alexander

Chef Alexander

After growing up in Mississippi and cooking Southern soul food with New Orleans French influences all my young life, I moved to Sarasota, Florida in my early twenties and began working with seafood more and refining my skills. After living in New Orleans briefly, I moved to Boulder Colorado to pursue opportunities in some local institutions including the Med and Hotel Boulderado. After leaving Boulder I came to Asheville and managed a some downtown kitchens before ending up working at Biltmore Forest Country Club for years. I’m excited to have the opportunity to explore the world of private chef work, and look forward to sharing my skills with clients in a more intimate setting!

Cuisines & Events: American, Anniversary, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Birthday, Breakfast/Brunch, Cajun/Creole, French, Holiday, Italian, Latin, Local, Mediterranean, Southern, 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