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.
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.
I was in Asheville, NC for a mini getaway and reached out to Food Fire + Knives (Kim) for a private chef to take care of our meals. I was paired with Alex Stephens based on the menu I curated. From the initial process to the very end, Alex and Kim were so professional. Kim stayed in communication with me and ensured that the menu was exactly what I wanted. She then connected me to Chef Alex. Chef Alex went above and beyond for our meals and the food was delicious and presentation amazing! I can’t say enough about the great experience that I had working with Chef Alex. I would highly recommend and we will return to Asheville and will hire Chef Alex again!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, it is. Our service includes full insurance for your private chef in case of any mishaps.
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.
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.
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